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Zao Ropeway蔵王ロープウェイ

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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.

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place Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 229-3
phone 0236949518

Review of Zao Ropeway

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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...
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...
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...



Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 229-3 [map]



[Yamabuchi Line] 8:30-17:00
[Satop Line] 8:45-16:45 (subject to change)
[Return to Jizosankaku Station] Adults 2600yen, Children 1300yen
[Round to Jigokubara Station Return] Adults 1500yen, Children 800yen, etc.
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Yamagata Main Areas


Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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