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Rime on Trees at Zao, Yamagata

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Ride in a comfortable snowmobile on a ropeway, to see Rime on Trees at Zao above 1,400 m (4,593 ft). This rare landscape of frost-covered white fir trees forms a legion marching across snowy hills, often against the blazing sun. A truly remarkable spectacle, this layer of snowflake crystals will be a highlight of your winter visit. You can ski through them or rent snowshoes to get a close-up view. A cable car available from Zao Onsen will take you at the highest point of 1,661 m (5,449 ft). Be sure you bring your camera and very warm clothes. To visit Rime on Trees at Zao and other attractions in Yamagata, use our Yamagata trip itinerary maker.
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  • You hit is in our sky, is not, is a great feeling. Rime ice is really beautiful, if a creature or not view memorable for everyone in such a strange way I think. However cold it is!
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  • Was coming, it was quite cold. Are the gloves, hat, warm shoes required. Endless, pure landscape is kinda scary. I felt powerful, quiet beauty even in bad weather.
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  • Person to ski several times is aerial tramway to the Summit go. Tourists who changes views in time and weather conditions. Pale blue sky, the whiter snow art sense of place around. At jizo hands together at the top, overlooking the ZAO gave this moment thanks to the natural. Slip back a little gentle slope skiers ZAO is wider.
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