Mt.Jizo of Zao (蔵王地蔵山) is one of mountains of Zao. The altitude of the top is 1736m. It has a great view of Yamagata area. In winter the trees around the top form Juhyo, aka Ice monster. It is one of the most popular scenery of Japanese winter. There is a ropeway to reach the top. Because it has a ski resort on this mountain, it is very easy access to the top. Therefore, it is very popular spot to enjoy hiking.
There is parking and restroom.
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.