YAMAGATA, Japan (NBC/NTV) — Japan gets some of the heaviest snowfalls in the world.
At this time of year, people can enjoy some in Mount Zao in northern Japan — famous for its so-called “snow monsters.”
The phenomenon happens when pine trees become covered in layers of ice and snow.
One worker says this year’s snow monsters are the biggest he’s ever seen.
The ice monsters will be at their best through early March.