Mt. Jizo of Zao

Travel Information

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.

Tourist Info.
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.

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Map around Mt. Jizo of Zao

Detailed Travel Guide

Mt. Jizo of Zao

Mt.Jizo of Zao is one of the summit of Zao mountains. It is 1,736m and has a great view of Yamagata and Zao mountains. In winter, it has a beautiful Juhyo, the Ice Monster.

There is a 2m tall Jizo Statune that was built over 200 years old. It was built for the safe travel.

It has also many mountain flowers as well.