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Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, Yamagata
(4.5/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
At the higher altitudes of Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, Siberian winds cake trees in ice and snow to create "snow monsters," a rare sight that gives the destination an otherworldly aspect. With a 305 hectare (754 acre) area predominantly made up of beginner and intermediate runs, the resort makes a good place for those newer to the sport to hone their skills in a dramatic and picturesque location. If you're looking to take lessons, be aware that English tutelage is only offered privately. After carving it up on the slopes, head to the resort's hot spring facilities to give your muscles a well-deserved soak. In winter, a trip to the top of the mountain reveals the striking image of the illuminated snow monsters. Our Yamagata itinerary builder makes visiting Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort and other Yamagata attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Weather was far worse during their stay. Rime ice is recommended because it is lit up at night and day different views can
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  • Autumn is beautiful and amazing. And sunny for a pleasant walk. Resonant as a casual hiking is popular, Reed swamp? Walk in Japan there is no such atmosphere is elated we have! Little chestnuts, too, felt the fall!
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  • Great snow, beautiful vistas, very quiet on the ski field. Ski/ski out. Heaps of lifts and different areas. Everyone very friendly and helpful. Had a wonderful time.