National Holidays:
- 02/11 : National Day of Japan (建国記念日)

Major Events:
- Setsubun (節分) at 02/03
- Valentine's Day at 02/14

Weather: Mostly Sunny but sometimes snow (rains 63mm per month)
Ave. temperature and humidity of Tokyo: 5.4 degrees C, 55%


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Juhyo, Ice Monster, of Zao

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Juhyo, Ice Monster, of Zao(蔵王の樹氷) is one of the most popular feature in Tohoku. This phenomena happens only few mountains of Tohoku in the world. All trees will be covered with snow and ice, and they just look like monsters. Juhyo only formed with extremely wet and cold wind from Siberia. When that wet wind hits the high mountain like Zao, Juhyo appears. Juhyo in Zao appears from January to March. Feb. is the best time to see. It is one of the most unique and beautiful scenery of Japanese winter.

Tourist Info.
It is very easy access to the top of Mt. Zao by Ropeway.
Period: from the end Of Dec. to early Mar.
Time: 8:30 to 17:00
Round Trip: 2,500 yen for adult, 1,250 yen for kids.
Best time is visit in February.

0. at Yamagata Station.
1. use shuttle bus to Zao Onsen.
2. walk to Zao Sancho Ropeway.
3. 30 min. to the top.

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