Visit the summit to experience the awe-inspiring power of nature with all your senses.
Spring is a lovely time, which allows us to encounter newly-awakened animals and plants. In summer, the night sky sparkles with countless stars. Autumn covers the mountains with red leaves and their aroma. Winter brings forth the frost, painting the trees white and creating a wondrous silver and white scenery. All four seasons offer soul-shatteringly beautiful, mighty vistas. Besides, each of them provides an opportunity for various activities. Visit Zao to experience the breath of mighty nature with all five senses.
Use the Zao Ropeway to bring yourself closer to trekking courses in the forests of Zao. From 30 minute courses for beginners and seniors, to 4 hour courses where you can explore every nook and corner of Zao, we have a variety of courses to choose from. Experience breathtaking scenery from our many viewpoint spots, alpine flora, and the diversely changing faces throughout the seasons of nature in Zao.
Summer Night Cruising is a special activity offered only during the summer season. A little expeditionary tour, featuring stargazing at the night skies from Zao Summit Station, and a visit to the jizo statues to make wishes for safety and success. As the ropeway glides through the night skies, your view of the constellations as you look up into the refreshing night air will transform into memories you will never forget.
In the wide expanse of Zao in Yamagata Prefecture, you can experience the preparations that nature makes, step by step, as it transitions from late summer for the winter. The autumn leaves that slowly seep into color from the summit grow from yellow to orange, to red and then brick-red, in beautiful gradations, filling visitors’ eyes with wonder. And viewing theses vivid autumn leaves from above is a spectacle only the ropeway can offer. Enjoy to your heart’s content this world of masterpieces, painted in multiple rich autumnal colors.
|Destination||Classification||One way||Round trip||Attractions|
|Jizo Sancho Station
|Adults||¥2,000||¥3,800||Zao natural botanical garden（Mt. Sanpokojin）
Trailhead to Jizosan, Kumanodake and Kattadake
|Juhyo Kogen Station
|Adults||¥1,000||¥2,000||Iroha-numa swamp, Kansho-daira|
※Adults: more than junior high school students / Children: Elementary / Infant: preschooler
※Ticket refund fee: 100 yen per sheet
|Summer（1 Apr. – 10 Dec.)|
During the summer season, small-sized pets only will be allowed if kept completely inside a hard case cage, etc., and will be admitted for the price of a child’s fare.
No pets will be admitted during the winter season.
Assistance dogs (seeing eye dogs, hearing assistance dogs, service dogs for the disabled), in accordance with “The Act on Assistance Dogs for Physically Disabled Persons,” will be admitted free of charge.
229-3 Zao onsen, Yamagata-city Yamagata-prif.