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Vehicle

Zao Ropeway

蔵王ロープウェイ

This is a ropeway operating at Zao Onsen, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, running from Zao Sanroku Station in Zao Onsen town to Juhyo-Kogen Station, and from Juhyo-Kogen Station to Jizo Sanchou Station in Zao Jizoson. Winter season demand is high from skiers who want transport and visitors to the Juyo Light Up Event, and in summer it is used by many mountain climbers. By using a gondola named “Funitel” one can have a pleasant ride without any harsh humps or bumps. In all four seasons, from autumn leaves to frost-covered trees to new spring ones, a visitor can enjoy all of the splendid nature Zao has to offer.

LOCATION
Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 229-3
PHONE
0236949518
Hours
[Mountain foot line] 8:30-17:00 [Mountain peak line] 8:45-16:45
Closed
Closed on MayGW, Early Sep., Mid-Nov. For maintenance Scheduled (confirmation required)
Fees
[Round trip to Jizo Sancho Station] Adult 3,000yen, Child 1,500yen [Round trip to Rime Kogen Station] Adult 1,500yen, Child 800yen
Parking Lot
Available(130spaces)
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB)
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Available(FREE Wi-Fi)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
[Lunch] 3,001-5,000yen [Night] 3,001-5,000yen
Average budget
60-120 minutes
Estimated stay time
Available
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Yes (Dec.-Mar. winter season is not possible, otherwise it is possible to charge children on Friday)
Updated at: February 14, 2020 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • Reviewed
    2018-11-06
    Interesting scenery for casual tourists

    The area is very much a paradise for hiking enthusiasts but even a casual traveller can get up Jizoyama for a small hike. A return-ticket from the base costs about 2,800yen and you take two ropeways... more

    Date of visit:
    2018-10
  • Reviewed
    2018-08-02
    Mountain hiking on ski slope at Zao Onsen

    4 of us, ladies in our fifties, enjoyed our trip to Zao onsen greatly. The hotel we stayed in for 2 nights ( Zao Onsen Hotel Matukaneya Annex Hotel) served wonderful breakfast and 2 dinners, first... more

    Date of visit:
    2018-07
  • Reviewed
    2018-07-27
    get in to get the best view

    zao ropeway is a must try when visit yamagata. i was there during winter. all the mountain covered with snow. it was amazing and superb. and on the top u can find the snow monster tree. there is 2... more

    Date of visit:
    2018-01
  • Reviewed
    2018-06-22
    Getting ready for the trek

    My plan was to trek to the peak and crater of Mount Zao from Jizosan ropeway Station. There weren’t a lot of people on this pleasant summer day and the ride was enjoyable. Met a group of elderly... more

    Date of visit:
    2018-06
  • Reviewed
    2018-04-10
    Very nice view

    We didn't go for the ski but rather for the views. Traveling to the top is an easy ride. Once at the top you have access to the roof of the station and it gives a 360 degrees view of the valley... more

    Date of visit:
    2018-03
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