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"GoTo! DAY TRIP to the Snow Monsters ": Departing from Kaminoyama Onsen, Yamagata Prefecture

Welcome to a former castle town now famous for hot springs, fruits, and wine! From here you can easily join a daytime tour to see the legendary “Snow Monsters” of Yamagata while also taking advantage of GoTo Travel Campaign discounts!

Operation Period

December 2022 ~ March 2023

Time Required

About 4 hours (5 if crowded)

Number of Participants



8,800 JPY– (tax included)

See detailed fee

10:00 Check-in at Kaminoyama Onsen Tourist Information Center
10:15 Tour departure
10:45 Arrive at Zao Ropeway--Zao Sanroku Sation
(Take the ropeway to the summit. Enjoy viewing of the “Snow Monsters” along the way and on the mountain top for about 30 minutes).
12:15 Depart Zao Ropeway
12:40 Shopping and rest at “Gutto Yamagata” souvenir shopping plaza.
(1-hour free time.)
13:40 Depart Gutto Yamagata
14:00~15:00 Arrive back at Kaminoyama Onsen Tourist Information Center

* Note the size of “Snow Monsters” depends on the year and season.

Do you want to drink our famous wine or are you not comfortable about driving during the winter? This convenient tour takes provides both transportation and planning so you can enjoy the silver-white frosty trees known as “Snow Monsters”. Afterwards, please explore the charm of our former castle town Kaminoyama Onsen!

Experience Program Name"GoTo! DAY TRIP to the Snow Monsters ": Departing from Kaminoyama Onsen, Yamagata Prefecture
Activity LocationKaminoyama Onsen Tourist Information Center
Time RequiredAbout 4 hours (5 if crowded)
Operation PeriodDecember 2022 ~ March 2023
Start Time10:15
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants30people
Reservation Deadline2 days before by 15:00
About suspension of the activityIf the Zao Ropeway is suspended due to bad weather, the event will be canceled.
Important notes regarding participation・ Please dress and prepare adequately for the cold, snowy weather.
・ Transportation will be shared. Depending on the number of participants, either a jumbo taxi, a small taxi, or a bus will be used.
・ We will take preventive measures against infectious diseases such as limiting the number of participants, ventilation, disinfection, and checking body temperatures of staff and participants.
・ The day’s operation schedule may change depending on road conditions, weather, and traffic or crowd congestion. Depending on how crowded the ropeway is, if the final arrival time is expected to be later than 15:00, we may not be able to stop at “Gutto Yamagata” souvenir shopping plaza.
・ Depending on the weather conditions, you may not be able to see the unique frost on trees.
Adult ( junior high school student and older )8,800 JPY (Tax included)
Child ( elementary school student )4,400 JPY (Tax included)
Younger than elementary school student0 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceJumbo taxi fare, roundtrip ropeway fare.
Method of PaymentCash, credit card are accepted.
About cancellations and changesIn case of cancellation, a cancellation fee will be charged based on the travel price.
Cancellation Policy10~8 days before: 20%
7~2 days before: 30%
Day before: 40%
Day of: 50%
No-show/ No-contact: 100%
Meeting Spot1-2-1 Yarai, Kaminoyama City, Yamagata 999-3134, Japan
Meeting Time10:00
Access1-minute walk from JR Kaminoyama Onsen Station
Barrier-free AccessNo
About multi-lingual supportJapanese
Company / OrganizationKaminoyama City Tourism and Products Association