Snow Monster Festival (from Sendai)

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Enjoy panoramic views of the Snow Monster
From¥101,180

~ USD 917.85

Enjoy panoramic views of the Snow Monster
From¥101,180

~ USD 917.85

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  • Toyota Alphard 1-5 People, 2-6 SuitcasesStart Time: 09:00
  • Hiace Grand Cabin1-8 People, 9 SuitcasesStart Time: 09:00
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1 Day (12 Hours)
Availability : Winter
THIS TOUR STARTS FROM A LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE IN SENDAI.

You can pick your hotel, Sendai Airport, a train station or any other location as long as it is located within SENDAI CITY.

If you would like our assistance in reaching SENDAI, please book a customized bespoke tour instead.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?

+ Vehicle designated in selected package (either a Toyota Alphard or Hi Ace Grand Cabin)

+ English speaking driver (the driver is not a guide & may only have basic English skills)

+ Tolls, Highway Fees, Parking Fees, Fuel (and other associated vehicle costs for this itinerary)

HOW CAN I ADD A TOUR GUIDE?

Pick a date & package; press the PROCEED BOOKING button. The next screen will offer you the option to add on a REGION EXPERT (a local guide with expert knowledge of the area, its history and culture) for an additional fee. Other add-ons may also be available.

ITINERARY

This private package tour will start at a location of your choice within SENDAI and then proceed to your chosen destination options.

Please type in two options from the following options after pressing the PROCEED BOOKING button.

MAIN ATTRACTION: Snow Monster Festival

FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

Option 01: Ski Activity

Option 02: Zao Ropeway

Option 03: Shinzaemon no Yu

Option 04: Kawarayu Public Bath

Option 05: Shimoyu Public Bath

DETAILED ITINERARY

Mount Zaō is a complex volcano on the border between Yamagata Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture in Japan.

We start off in Tohoku’s the largest city, Sendai, located just two hour away from Zao. After picking you up in one of our luxurious private vehicles, we will drive you through some truly spectacular countryside views to the Snow Monster Festival and to the two destinations of your choice.

MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTION :
Snow Monster Festival

Snow Monster Festival

Zao is rightfully well-known for it’s spectacular “Snow Monsters”.  One of the natural wonders of Zao, these can be found at the top of the mountain during the coldest months, usually from late December to the middle of March.  These Snow Monsters (“Juhyo”) make for some truly spectacular and unique scenery which combined with the wide panoramic scenery make Zao one of the best resorts in Japan for scenery.

FOLLOWING ATTRACTION OPTIONS :
Option 01: Ski Activity

Snow Monster Festival Ski Activity

From long downhill courses extending for 10km at their longest, to the “Wall of Yokokura,” with its maximum incline of 38 degrees, the winter attractions of Zao are concentrated in these epic and diverse ski slopes. Everyone from beginners to experts can have their fill of winter sports.

One Day Zao Onsen Ski Resort Ski Pass Fare (separate from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)

Adults: JPY5000 per person. Children: JPY1500 per person.

*Private Lessons are available from 16,000 yen for a half day and from 23,000 yen One Day.

Option 02: Zao Ropeway

Snow Monster Festival Zao Ropeway

There are three different cable cars in Zao Onsen offering the opportunity to “walk in the sky” while enjoying a great view from above of Mt. Zao in any season. The Zao Ropeway is registered as one of Japan’s romantic Satellites of Lover’s Sanctuary.

Entrance fee (separate from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)

Adults (Senior High School and over) : JPY1500 per person. Children: JPY800 per person.

*Service might be suspended due to weather conditions.

Option 03: Shinzaemon no Yu

Snow Monster Festival Shinzaemon no Yu

Zao Onsen’s sulfuric waters are among the most acidic in the entire country with a PH value of close to 1. They can be enjoyed at multiple public bath houses across the town, which range from small, old-fashioned community baths to a modern facility with various pools. Shinzaemon no Yu is an attractive public bath house with multiple, gender-separated indoor and outdoor pools.

Entrance fee (separate from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)

Adults: JPY700 per person. Children: JPY400 per person.

Option 04: Kawarayu Public Bath

Snow Monster Festival Kawarayu Public Bath

The Kawarayu is the most unique of Zao’s three traditional public bath houses. The unmanned building stands right on top of a hot spring source with water gushing up directly into the pools. A wall separates the men’s from the women’s bath rooms, but the two genders’ pools are connected with each other under the water surface.

Entrance fee (separate from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)

Adults: JPY200 per person. Children: JPY100 per person.

Option 05: Shimoyu Public Bath

Snow Monster Festival Shimoyu Public Bath

The Shimoyu (“lower bath house”) is one of three traditional, small public bath houses in the old town center. The unmanned facility offers two simple, gender-separated pools.

Entrance fee (separate from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)

Adults: JPY200 per person. Children: JPY100 per person.

The tour will end with us dropping you off at a location of your choice in Sendai.

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