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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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  • To view Zao juhyo (frost covered trees) takes good luck. The last time I went up there the weather did not cooperate. The spectacular sights I had hoped to see were all lost in low visibility conditio...  more »
  • Never saw anything like it. In fact, snow monsters is trees, enveloped in frost. But their whimsical shape actually resembles numerous ranks of winter guard. It is said that this year was not as spectacular as before but this was the first time I was impressed. At least once in their life worth to see is the creation of nature)
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  • While skiing during the day, night in night cruiser was impressive! Day and night, enjoyed a second time. I watched skiing day rime, rime Ichihara course. However, you can't enjoy the scenery by blizzards and narrow course. I had hoped the contrast of blue sky, such as the HP photo and rime ice. Night by night Cruiser-reservations required. High prices may well good to choose here. Opportunity to ride in the snow, first of all there is. Get off at 73 points, let me see. Fantastic light was impressed! You can enjoy different day and night!
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