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"GoTo! NIGHT TRIP to the Snow Monsters " Departing From Kaminoyama Onsen, Yamagata Prefecture

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

Operation Period

December 2022 - February 2023

Time Required

3 hours

Number of Participants



8,800 JPY– (tax included)

See detailed fee

16:30 Check-in at Kaminoyama Onsen Tourist Information Center
16:45 Tour departure
17:25 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 15-20 minutes).
18:25 Depart Zao Ropeway
19:00-19:20 Arrive back at Kaminoyama Onsen and be dropped off at various hotels

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

The magical scene of “Snow Monsters” is even better when illuminated at night!

Experience Program Name"GoTo! NIGHT TRIP to the Snow Monsters " Departing From Kaminoyama Onsen, Yamagata Prefecture
Activity LocationKaminoyama Onsen Tourist Information Center
Time Required3 hours
Operation PeriodDecember 2022 - February 2023
Start Time16:45
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants30people
Reservation Deadline2 days before by 15:00
About suspension of the activityThe event will be canceled when Zao Ropeway is not operating due to closed days or bad weather.
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 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 cards 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 Time16:30
Access1-minute walk from JR Kaminoyama Onsen Station
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursA tour conductor will not accompany you.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese
Company / OrganizationKaminoyama City Tourism and Products Association