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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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  • I went on the tour. And freezes the window of the gondola riding I heard good time to see the rime about mid-February, but aiming for the top, not visible outside the gondola in very cold, and when you get to the top, Blizzard. Cannot guarantee the visibility and completely invisible.
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  • I went to the March snow. Snow was falling and at the foot of station of the ropeway. However, as elevation increases Blizzard, up to 2 meters visibility ahead of suspicious. And landed on the top side in snow no nothing invisible. I cannot see a scene like a brochure, but if you look at just barely close managed to see the rime. You want to challenge.
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  • From Yamagata station and hot springs in about 40 minutes one way by bus to ZAO ski snow monster you see rime ice, lit up only 52 days in bloom February so I went. See rime, jizo-son BURON (1736 m) Summit go via aerial tramway. Jizo-son BURON peak of ➖ was a harsh situation of snow 11 degrees! Lol
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