Snow Monster in Zao
Zao Onsen is well-known for it’s spectacular “Snow Monsters”. One of the natural wonders of Zao Onsen, 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 Onsen one of the best resorts in Japan for scenery. The Snow Monsters can be also fully appreciated during the night illuminations at the top of the mountain during the peak season.