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Zao Ropeway

Travel Guide - Zao Ropeway


Zao Ropeway takes you to the summit of 1,736 meters high Mt. Jizo, where the statue of Zao Jizoson, a guardian deity for pregnancy and childcare, sits squarely. There is also a restaurant on top of the mountain.
From Zao-Sanroku Station at the foot of the mountain to Zizo-Sancho Station via Juhyo-kogen plateau, you can enjoy the magnificent view of Zao with the Asahi mountain range from a ropeway gondola. The scenery of frost covered trees in winter is especially amazing.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:45 - 17:00

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • To Zizo-Sancho Station: 2,600 yen (General, Adult) *round-trip
  • To Zizo-Sancho Station: 1,300 yen (Child) *round-trip
  • To Juhyo-Kogen Station: 1,500 yen (General, Adult) *round-trip
  • To Juhyo-Kogen Station: 800 yen (Child) *round-trip

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 37 minutes from JR Yamagata Station by the bus bound for Zao-Onsen. Get off at Zao-Onsen Bus Terminal.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 229-3, Zao Onsen, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata, 990-2301


chair house @chair_house - 2020-01-05
Miyamoto's Kinshuu is a letter-based novel. In a very long exchange of letters after an accidental reunion at the t… https://t.co/ZwYNk33KiJ
Eric Demamp @ericdemamp - 2019-03-17
A ropeway over snow-covered trees to the peak of Mount Zao, which draws tourists from around Asia to see the “juhy… https://t.co/LxizOX3uN7
Eric Demamp @ericdemamp - 2019-03-17
The view from a cafe inside a ropeway station in Mount Zao, Japan. https://t.co/KgSjjVItSM
Laure Ayusphere @laure_ayusphere - 2018-11-04
Today, walk around the torikabuto station Zao Chuo Ropeway. https://t.co/6e28v0eW1c
Shreya Santra @ShreyaSantra - 2018-10-28
Trip to Mt. Zao: We went up to the mersmerizing Okama crater lake, lost half of the group in the fog and continued… https://t.co/62VwBJQV8N
Shreya Santra @ShreyaSantra - 2018-10-28
Trip to Mt. Zao: We went up to the spellbinding Okama crater lake, lost half of the group in the fog and continued… https://t.co/UwB8dvhGvG
I Love Japan @ jnto @jntocanada - 2018-08-02
Zao Summer Night Cruising will take you to JIZO Sancho Station by ropeway to enjoy the night view with starry sky.
UNITEDTRAVELSERVICE @Sanjeevuts - 2017-12-22
'Ice Monsters'Witness the “ice monsters” — one of Yamagata Prefectur..For more info visit... https://t.co/ghvc5TtMWA https://t.co/lSr6qXu6nN
ひらせん@(北)大河原 @hirasen1965 - 2017-12-15
@shangyikao Oh!Date-busyotai!! Fox village is near my home. In Zao onsen(hot spring♨︎)where there is Zao ropeway th… https://t.co/aUN3hN5Txb
Thecoffeeshoptrader @huang_daniel - 2017-03-07
Looking down but going up. ⠀
Going up the Ropeway to see the Zao Snow Monsters.⠀

#japan… https://t.co/qKyolF5PY9
Ryan Elisians @aop2 - 2016-12-28
Zao | ZAO Ropeway
My husband's home town Yamagata (tohoku area) what a nice winter seasons ! https://t.co/SI6eqrt0Ou
amore TOKYO @around40tripper - 2016-05-08
You can go up to the1800mMount
By Zao ropeway https://t.co/b4v4HbzgOD
会いたい。 @bahblahh - 2016-01-04
Went up to Mt. Zao yesterday with the people from my guesthouse. Took both ropeway and cable car… https://t.co/Hl1RYeqyra
awayfromcubicle @awayfromcubicle - 2015-12-26
Otw to Zao Onsen via bus. Hopefully i can make it for the ropeway.
CUP Projects @CUPprojects - 2015-07-24
Photo of the Week: #ZaoRopeway (Sancho Line) #Yamagata #Japan http://t.co/w9fWrDaea3 http://t.co/h6gzi6is3f
A Cable Car @acablecar - 2015-05-27
And another photo of me!! Thanks for taking my photo! zao#ropeway#bonding#happy#cablecar#enjoying http://t.co/ROLXPrklwU
まみやき @_mamiyaki - 2015-02-24
@Babaloued no, the ropeway at zao onsen. I have the freepass that ends at 5 pm but was watching the promotional video till I missed it :(


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