Zao 'Snow Monsters' Light-Up / Kaminoyama Onsen Plan


1. View the fantastic Juhyo (frost-covered trees) Light-up event in Zao which runs for a limited time only. Enjoy the impressive snow covered forest enhanced by being lit up. 2. The light-up venue is at the top of the mountain accessed by riding a ropeway! Round trip shuttle buses are available between the ropeway station and the hotel. 3. A soba noodle meal coupon is included which you can use at the restaurants around the hotel. Soba noodles is a signature food of Yamagata. Enjoy the noodle dish in the town on Day 2. 4. Relax and enjoy the natural hot spring baths at Kaminoyama Onsen. Their spring water has a soothing effect and is good for smooth skin. Official Website of Zao Ropeway ■Soba noodle restaurants where you can use the coupon (a few examples listed below. There are other places.) 1. Soba-dokoro Ikkyu *Closed on Thursdays 2. Tenryu Hanten *Closed on Thursdays 3. Yachiyo Shokudo *Closed on Tuesdays *Reservations are not accepted. Restaurants may be closed without advanced notice so please check the schedule at the hotel or at the restaurant before you go. *A meal coupon does not cover the additional dishes or drinks. Please pay at the restaurant. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Please write in the 'Additional Information' of the reservation form when booking: Necessary documents will be delivered to your hotel a day before the tour begins or to Narita or Haneda Airport where customers can collect them upon arrival. Therefore, please write the following: For airport collection: airport name, boarding date & flight number. For hotel collection: hotel name, check-in date & the name of the person who booked the hotel. [Additional information] *Items included – Round trip JR Shinkansen trains between Tokyo and Kaminoyama Onsen station, accommodation (1 night with dinner and breakfast), round trip shuttle buses between hotel and Sanroku station (ropeway station) on Day 1, round trip ropeway tickets on Day 1, a Soba noodle lunch coupon on Day 2 (provided at the check-in) specified in the itinerary and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Items not included – Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours). *Items included in "Child price" - Same tour contents as adult. *There is no price setting for infants. If you need bedding and seats on the transportation, please book the tour at "Child price". *There is a free pick-up service between Kaminoyama Onsen station and the hotel (5-minutes) Please write your preferred pick up time in the "Additional Information" of the booking form. Walking to the hotel will take 15 minutes. *During the light-up, it will be freezing cold. Please wrap up warm. [Attention] *Shuttle bus between the hotel and the ropeway station will be shared with other passengers. *Shuttle bus leaves at 17:00. Please make sure to wait for the bus in front of the hotel entrance before the departure time. Please be careful not to miss the bus. *You will have dinner at the hotel after the light-up event. *When the ropeway is cancelled due to bad weather, the ropeway fare will be refunded at the end of the tour. *A Soba noodle coupon will be provided at check-in. *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tokyo station (8:56 or 11:00 Departure) Yamagata Shinkansen Kaminoyama Onsen station (11:28 or 13:34 Arrival) Free time after arrival at the hotel. Kaminoyama Castle is nearby. 13-minute walking or 5 minutes by the pick-up service. **If you would like to use the pick-up service, please write your preferred pick-up time in the "Additional Information" of the booking form. Please check the timetable for the following day at the front desk.** Arrive at the hotel *Check in time: 15:00 Hotel (17:00 Departure) Shuttle bus or taxi (approx. 30 mins) Zao Sanroku station (17:40 Departure) Juhyo Kogen station (Transfer) Jizo Sancho station (18:10 Arrival) *See Juhyo (approx. 20 mins) Jizo Sancho station (18:30 Departure) Juhyo Kogen station (Transfer) Zao Sanroku station (19:00 Arrival) Shuttle bus or taxi (approx. 30 mins) Hotel (19:40 Arrival) *Dinner

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel *Check out time: 10:00 Free time until departure. Please use soba noodle coupon. Hotel 13-minute walk Pick-up service or walking. (*Please check the timetable at the front desk.) Kaminoyama Onsen station (15:56 or 19:41 Departure) Yamagata Shinkansen Tokyo station (18:36 or 22:24 Arrival)


Departure place

Designated place (Tokyo)

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Tohoku, Yamagata

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  • Chinese

Language Support

This particular course is operated as a free plan tour, therefore there will not be any language support from a tour conductor. We will however, provide the final confirmation and itinerary in the preferred language of your choice.

Minimum number of participants for operation

2 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

2 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition