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Miyagi Zao Juhyō "Snow Monsters" Tour by Snowcat
Let's go see the spectacular winter scenery of snow-covered trees while riding on the "Wild Monster," a heated snowcat taxi!
24 Dec 2022 - 5 March 2023. Time may change according to snow conditions.
About 2 hours
Number of Participants
During the heavy snowfall of the winter season, the juhyō "snow monsters" (ice covered trees) in Miyagi Prefecture can only be seen by the "Wild Monster", a special snowcat vehicle able to transport tourists. The juhyō in Miyagi Zao is unique in that you can see the majestic form of the ice and snow in its natural form. In addition, since reservations are required, there is no need to worry about crowds or waiting times. The journey to the juhyō spot on a powerful snowcat is a real adventure! The heated snowcat will take you to the ice field at an altitude of approximately 1,600 meters!
The rare sight is an unforgettable experience!
[Wild Monster Vehicle Standard Class]
30-seater / 20-seater / 8-seater
[Wild Monster Vehicle Deluxe Class]
20-seater / 15-seater (including auxiliary seats)
* Use of Deluxe Class Lounge
* Vehicle rental blanket
* Hand warmer present
* Beverage service
For details, please see website.
At Mountain Field Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park, from late December to mid-March, you can view the famous "snow monsters". Visitors from small children to the elderly can safely go up to the ice field at an altitude of 1,600 meters with the "Wild Monster" snowcat experience!
|Experience Program Name||Miyagi Zao Juhyō "Snow Monsters" Tour by Snowcat|
|Activity Location||Mountain Field Miyagi Zao, Sumikawa Snow Park|
|Time Required||About 2 hours|
|Operation Period||24 Dec 2022 - 5 March 2023. Time may change according to snow conditions.|
|Start Time||11:00 departure/13:00 return; 13:30 departure/15:30 return|
|Minimum number of participants||1people|
|Maximum number of participants||100people|
|Reservation Deadline||1 days before by 16:00|
|About suspension of the activity||The experience will be canceled in case of stormy weather.|
We will let you know if the tour will be held the day before or on the day.
If it is decided to be canceled depending on the situation, we will contact you through the ski resort.
|Important notes regarding participation||Please do not ride the snow vehicle with pets or if you are have serious motion sickness.|
|What is included in the price||Standard Class: winter boots. |
Deluxe Class: winter boots, drink service (coffee, tea, Zao's mineral water), hand warmer, original gift, shuttle service from Togatta Onsen.
|What is not included in the price||Cost of lunch, transportation costs to and from the meeting point.|
|Method of Payment||Please pay in cash or credit card at the reception counter on the day.|
|About cancellations and changes||If canceling or changing a reservation, please contact us as soon as possible. There may be situations in which we are unable to accommodate requests for schedule changes based on the timing and reservation situation.|
|Cancellation Policy||3 days before = 30％ |
2 days before = 50％
1 day before = 60％
Same day/no show = 100％
|Meeting Spot||Kuraishidake National Forest, Togatta Onsen, Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi-ken|
Rest House or Sumikawa Snow Park restaurant inside ski slope building
|Meeting Time||Reservations required. Gather 30 minutes before departure.|
|Access||Free shuttle from Togatta Onsen Tourist Information Center:|
Tourist Information Center (10:10) ~ Active Resorts Miyagi Zao (10:15) ~ Gaga Onsen Entrance (10:25) ~ Tourist Information Center (11:35) ~ Active Resorts Miyagi Zao (11:40) ~ Gaga Onsen Entrance (11:50).
By Car: About 40 minutes from Tohoku Expressway, Murata Interchange or Zao Shiroishi Interchange
|About Guides and Tours||The snow vehicle guide will guide the group.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese|
English support is limited, though all are welcome to participate.
Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park
Located at an altitude of 1,100m in Miyagi Prefecture, we are a popular ski resort famous for high quality powder snow. Additionally, there are also tours where you can see the symbol of Zao, the beautiful shapes of nature-made “Snow-Monst…
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