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The trip to Tohoku’s gateway station, Sendai Station, takes about 90 minutes on the Shinkansen from Tokyo. If you walk a bit past Sendai’s main city area, you can find many delicious varieties of alcohol born from the rich nature of Tohoku. This time, I took a trip to both a distillery where you can sample whiskey for free and Miyagi Prefecture’s one and only winery.

Bacchus’s Trip in Tohoku “Seeking the Alcohol You Can’t Drink Anywhere but Here”

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The trip to Tohoku’s gateway station, Sendai Station, takes about 90 minutes on the Shinkansen from Tokyo. If you walk a bit past Sendai’s main city area, you can find many delicious varieties of alcohol born from the rich nature of Tohoku. This time, I took a trip to both a distillery where you can sample whiskey for free and Miyagi Prefecture’s one and only winery.

This tour takes you to see the rare “juhyo,” as you ride in Wild Monster, a heated Snowcat bus.“Juhyo,” also known as “ice monsters,” are trees covered in ice and snow in the process of a phenomenon where mist and water vapors freeze directly onto deciduous trees. The formation of juhyo requires precise conditions, such as constant wind from a single direction, so they can only be seen in a few specific locations in Japan’s Tohoku region, including Zao.Zao is a popular tourist spot not just for its juhyo, but for skiing and hot springs as well.

Miyagi Zao Juhyo “Ice Monster” Tours

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This tour takes you to see the rare “juhyo,” as you ride in Wild Monster, a heated Snowcat bus.“Juhyo,” also known as “ice monsters,” are trees covered in ice and snow in the process of a phenomenon where mist and water vapors freeze directly onto deciduous trees. The formation of juhyo requires precise conditions, such as constant wind from a single direction, so they can only be seen in a few specific locations in Japan’s Tohoku region, including Zao.Zao is a popular tourist spot not just for its juhyo, but for skiing and hot springs as well.