Truly unique and spectacular scenery (Photo: Nicole Bauer)

Ice Monsters in Zao Onsen

Get inspired by their unique shapes

Nicole Bauer   - 1 min read

Every winter, in the well-known ski resort Zao Onsen in Yamagata Prefecture, you can witness the creation of the very rare and truly spectacular Juhyo (Ice Monsters). Due to quite extreme climate conditions, the fir trees around the peak of the Zao Ski Resort become completely covered with snow and ice in a way that they end up looking like huge animals, statues or even monsters. You don`t have to ski to visit them, just take the gondola up to the peak and get inspired!

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Nicole Bauer

Nicole Bauer @nicole.bauer

Travelling abroad to discover new places, getting to know different cultures and learning foreign languages has always been my passion. I was born and raised in Germany; however, for a few years now I've been very lucky to be able to spend my life abroad. I lived for some time in England and Ital...