Zao is a beautiful onsen town located in Yamagata prefecture, in the Tohoku region of Japan. And its most popular attraction is without a doubt the snow monsters! They are called “juhyo” in Japanese and they are actually frozen trees covered by snow that have a shape of strange creatures.
Let’s fly over Zao snow monsters with this incredible drone video:
For more information about this place, feel free to read our full travel guide about Zao Onsen!