[Tohoku Snow Monsters] Snow Monster Trees Tour via Snowcat in Zao, Miyagi (Round-trip Shuttle Bus from Sendai Station)

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Tohoku (Sendai, etc.) Experience Plan

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¥9,800 ~

Overview :

1. "Snow monsters"--trees covered in snow and ice--are beautiful, natural works of art created by the unique conditions on Mt. Zao.
2. Marvel at the snow monster trees while touring around the ski slopes on the "Wild Monster," a new, heater-equipped passenger snowcat.
3. Includes a round-trip shuttle bus from Sendai Station!
4. The snowcat is equipped with a ventilation fan to bolster ventilation.
5. As part of the infection prevention measures, participants are required to wear a mask.



08:10- JR Sendai Station East Exit  Sightseeing & Shuttle Bus Stop Meet-up Please board the bus with Sumikawa Snow Park written in Japanese. (Japanese)
Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
08:20-10:25 125(min) Board the bus at Sendai Station Travel from Sendai Station to Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park
10:40- Reception at Sumikawa Snow Park Meet at the reception counter in the Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Restaurant House by 10:40, and check in by presenting your reservation confirmation sheet. Large luggage may be left at the reception counter.
Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations], [Important Notes/Supplements: Guide/Tour Conductor] & [Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring].
11:00-11:45 45(min) Board the Snowcat Board the snowcat from Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Gelande House and head to the Snow Monster field.
11:45-12:00 15(min) Arrive at snow monster tree field & view the snow monsters Participants will be able to see the snow monster trees in the vastly panoramic snow monster tree field where the trees are clustered together. During inclement weather, experience the fierce, -10°C snowstorms at 1,600 meters above sea level which are needed to cultivate the snow monster trees. Participants - from little children to those of advanced age - can easily enjoy the magnificent natural beauty of the snow monster tree fields where the globally rare snow monster trees grow en masse.
12:00-12:45 45(min) Board the Snowcat Leave the snow monster field and head back to Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Gelande House
-13:00 Arrive at Sumikawa Snow Park Ski Slope After arriving at the Sumikawa Snow Park ski slope, enjoy your free time until the bus departs for Sendai Station.
Rest House Kumowaku Terrace (restaurant and shop)
Rentals (there are rental skis, snowboards, sleds, clothing, and other equipment available)
16:00- Meet in front of the Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Juhyou bus stop The bus will depart for JR Sendai Station at 16:10. Please be aware that should you fail to meet at the area by departure time, this shall be considered a waiver of your reservation, and the bus will depart without you.
-18:15 Arrive at JR Sendai Station, Tour Ends The tour ends upon arrival.


Remarks:Planning Company: JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
Address: 2-3-14 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 1723)
A member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents
[Reception Method]
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.
Those who forget to bring their reservation confirmation sheet or a printed copy of their reservation confirmation e-mail may be unable to participate, so make sure to bring it with you.
Customers not wearing a mask and those not feeling well (with a fever, etc.) may be refused boarding.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
This is an unguided plan, so please go to the meeting location on your own.
Customers who arrive late will have their bookings canceled, and cancellation fees will be levied. No refunds will be issued in such cases.
The order of the itinerary and arrival times may differ depending on congestion at destinations and road traffic conditions.

[About Snow Monster Trees & Snowcat]
As snow monster trees are a natural phenomenon, you may be unable to see them in some cases. Before departing, please check for information about the snow monster trees and snow conditions. Snowcats may be in operation even if snow monster trees have not formed, in which case cancellation fees will apply.
The snowcat route may be changed or snowcat tours may be suspended due to inclement weather.
If snowcat tours are suspended, refunds of JPY 4,200/Adult and JPY 3,400/Child will be paid to customers at a later date. Please check the operation status prior to departure on the day of tour.
No refunds will be issued if the snowcat tour route is changed due to inclement weather after the snowcat departs.

The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations. Seats may not be designated. Also, please note that, if all of the regular seats become full, jump seats will be used.
The shuttle bus is shared with other customers.

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park
Address: Gelande House, Kuraishidake Kokuyurin, Togatta Onsen, Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi Prefecture
Tel: 0224-87-2610
URL: (English, Korean, Chinese, Thai)
FB: @sumikawapark
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
JR Sendai Station East Exit - Sightseeing & Shuttle Bus Stop - Meeting Time: 8:10
[Important Notes/Supplements: Guide/Tour Conductor]
This is an unguided tour with no accompanying National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter or tour conductor. Local staff throughout the itinerary such as on board the bus and snowcat speak Japanese only.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Children/Infants]
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Infants 2 years of age and younger who do not require their own seat may join for free (they must sit on the lap of their parent or guardian). If they require their own seat, please book them under the Child rate.
[Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring]
Snowcats are equipped with heaters, so regular winter clothing is sufficient. Winter boot rentals will be provided for free to those who request them on the day (16 cm to 29 cm). The tour is scheduled to get off the snowcat at the snow monster tree field for about 10 minutes to enjoy the beauty of the natural phenomenon. During that time, there are areas where the temperature may drop to -10°C, so please prepare warm clothing and shoes with good traction.

[About Rental Items]
Rental equipment including skis, snowboards, sleds, and apparel are available for a charge. Please apply for equipment rentals at the location.
You must show your passport in order to rent equipment. Also, please bear in mind that there is a limit to the number of items which can be rented out.
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