Zao Onsen Ski Resort

Zao Onsen is a well known hot spring and ski resort in the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture. It is one of only a few places in Japan where juhyo or “ice trees” can be seen. Also known as “snow monsters”, the trees take on curious shapes due to the heavy snowfall and freezing winds.

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Tokyo (Narita) to Zao Onsen, Yamagata

    1. Narita Airport

      1 h 5 min

      From 4,490 yen

    2. Shonai Airport

      • Bus

      35 min

      840 yen

    3. Sakada Station

      • Train

      2 h 20 min

      2,270 yen

    4. Yamagata Station

      • Bus

      40 min

      1000 yen

    5. Zao Onsen

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.