Miyagi Zao Juhyo “Ice Monster” Tours

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Let’s Go See Japan’s World-Renowned “Ice Monster” Scenery!

This tour takes you to see the rare “juhyo,” as you ride in Wild Monster, a heated Snowcat bus.

“Juhyo,” also known as “ice monsters,” are trees covered in ice and snow in the process of a phenomenon where mist and water vapors freeze directly onto deciduous trees. The formation of juhyo requires precise conditions, such as constant wind from a single direction, so they can only be seen in a few specific locations in Japan’s Tohoku region, including Zao.
Zao is a popular tourist spot not just for its juhyo, but for skiing and hot springs as well.

Overview of Miyagi Zao Juhyo “Ice Monster” Tours

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Period of Availability
December 15, 2018 - March 17, 2019
Miyagi Zao Ski Resort Sumikawa Snow Park
Gelande House, National Park, Kuraishidake, Togata Onsen, Katta-gun, Zao-machi, Miyagi Prefecture
Hours of Operation
11 am, 1:30 pm (duration approximately 2 hours)
Phone Number for Reservations