Ice-covered Trees Illumination Event at Zao Ropeway

Ice-covered Trees Illumination Event at Zao Ropeway


Zao in Yamagata prefecture is famous for its “ice-covered trees.” Also known as “snow monsters,” the silhouettes of these ice-covered trees evoke a magical and surreal atmosphere in the quietness of the night that is starkly different from daytime. This winter-exclusive illumination event will be held over a period of 47 days. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to catch sight of these ice-covered trees that you won’t find anywhere else.

  • Event Details

    Period: December 28th, 2019~ February 29th, 2020 ※47 days only
    Time:17:00~21:00 Last ride up: 19:50

    Ropeway Fare (roundtrip)
    Adult/3,000 yen, Child/1,500 yen
    Group discount/10% off for groups with 15 or more guests

    <Important Notes>
    ※As the temperature at the venue will drop below -10℃, please ensure that you are dressed appropriately to protect against cold.
    ※Guests are prohibited from bringing or using ski equipment and snowboards at the venue.
    ※The event may be canceled as a result of inclement weather.
    ※Visibility of the ice-covered trees is subject to weather conditions.
    ※Please direct all enquiries regarding ropeway operations to the following.

  • Official website


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