Zao is one of the best places to travel in Yamagata-shi, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for attractions, hours, access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Zao posted by Japanese travelers in the know.

Zao Reviews

These fir trees covered with snow and ice have so strange shapes that they're called 'Ice Monster'! On every around February, you can enjoy snow trees, skiing and walking at the top of the mountains in Zao, Yamagata Pref.◎Access: take bus from Yamagata Station to Zao Onsen Hot Spring Town. Parking lot is available for cars. Take ropeway from Zao Onsen, and you can see the snow trees from the mountain top. By the way, humid coldness is unbearable, you must make doubly sure for winter clothes!