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Rime on Trees at Zao, Yamagata

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Never seems such a beautiful scenery of snow....can't say it words just go and enjoy these natural beauty nicely preserved by mankind  more »
  • Ski there in late Jan 2017. Some tips for sharing: 1. check the weather forecast. plan to go up on a sunny day, as one basically can see almost nothinh in a windy/snowy day (note: the top where the sn...  more »
  • Visited in early December as the snow monsters were just growing and, despite heavy snowing, we were lucky to be able to see them on the way up to the mountain on the cable car and mostly through the ...  more »