Destinations

ZAO

The Zao mountain range is located on the border of Yamagata and Miyagi prefectures.

Zao is an all-season resort with hiking during the summertime and skiing during the wintertime. Its famous juhyo, or silver frosts, are natural works of art created by the winter wind when the cold wind from Siberia hits the Asahi mountain range and rapidly ascends, changing it into a cold moist mist. It freezes in matter of seconds when it touches the Japanese spruce trees in Zao leaving the frosted trees as giant 'chunks' covered with snow.

Related Spots

Okama LakeThe local Okama Lake is a crater lake formed in Mt. Karitadake, one of the Zao mountain range peaks... Read

Silver frosts (juhyo)Silver frosts are natural works of art created by the winter wind when the cold wind from Siberia h... Read

Spot List

Recommended Restaurant

Recommended Destinations

Recommended Event

AD

Copyright © 2000-2012 FINEX Co., Ltd.