Head for Zao for the fantastical scenery of white rime, also known as snow monsters!
White ice monsters
A hotel with Yonezawa beef, spa services and private baths
Boasting the largest variety of jellyfish in the world
A mystical, sacred place of Shugendo, or Japanese mountain asceticism-shamanism incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts
Featuring private baths that are the largest in size and number in the prefecture
Magnificent views await at the end of the 1,015-step climb
A ski resort with ice-covered trees and hot springs
A nostalgic masterpiece of Taisho-period architecture
Appreciate masterpieces of French Impressionism
The centerpiece of the sacred Dewa Sanzan
A museum housing the entire collection of photographer Ken Domon
The thatched Haiden hall is magnificent
The most sacred of the three Dewa Sanzan
The three-story pagoda is the symbol of Takahata
Symbolizing the sacred mountain Haguro
An onsen town lined with Western-style multi-story wooden buildings from the Taisho Period. Exuding a nostalgic atmosphere, the town is often used as a location for movies and TV dramas.
A temple of flowers, with a circuit-style garden
100% powder snow and a long season from the beginning of season to spring skiing.
A big attraction is the rich variety of trails; from beginners to advanced everyone will have a great time.