Dramatic ‘juhyo’ or snow monsters – frozen, snow-covered trees – cover the slopes of Mount Zao, close to the Zao Onsen skiing resort. Photos: Cedric Tan

From snow monsters to sulphur soaks: 5 reasons why Zao Onsen is Japan’s next winter sensation

This relatively ‘undiscovered’ resort – within easy reach of Tokyo – offers fine ‘snow monster’ scenery, great skiing and hot sulphuric springs

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Dramatic ‘juhyo’ or snow monsters – frozen, snow-covered trees – cover the slopes of Mount Zao, close to the Zao Onsen skiing resort. Photos: Cedric Tan
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