January

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Nijuyokka-ichi (A fair held on the 24th day)

Nijuyokka-ichi (photo)

Handmade crafts such as “Shouke“ (bamboo maunds), “Amigasa”(braided hats), and “Oke”(wooden pails) which are made by nearby farmers are sold on the street on which the traffic is temporarily closed to create a “pedestrians’ paradise”. In addition, restaurants and shops are lined up forming a busy street (held on January 24th every year since 1872).

Date

January 24 each year

Aodaru Illumination (Fukuji)

Aodaru Illumination (photo)

Aodaru signifies dripping water from rocks which freezes and creates unique icicle shapes. Aodaru is a natural phenomenon which can only be seen deep in the mountains. At Fukuji Onsen Spa, aodaru is artificially created by spraying streams of water onto trees around the onsen resort. The snowy walkway surrounded by aodaru is very whimsical, and the local performing art show, the Henbetori Lion Dance, is something you should not miss. Amazake, a traditional sweet, low-alcohol Japanese drink made from fermented rice, is available during this special event.

Illumination of the Aodaru Icy Walkway: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. from February 4 to 14.                            

Performance of Henbetori: starting at 8:30 p.m. from February 9 to 11. 

Date

From February 1 to 14, 2019

Business Hours

Between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Fee

Free

Address

Near the “Fukuji Onsen” bus stop, Fukuji Onsen

Contact

Okuhida Onsengō Tourism Association
0578-89-2614

Access

1 hour 10 minute bus ride from JR Takayama Station. Get off at Fukuji Onsen.

Website

Okuhida Onsengō Tourism Association (External link)Open in a new window

Illumination of Subzero Forest

Illumination of Subzero Forest (photo)

The Subzero Forest is a special winter attraction which has been presented by the isolated mountain inn, “Akigami Onsen Ryokan” since1971. The ”Forest of ice”, which was created by the innkeeper after long years of effort, is lit in blue during the daytime and illuminated at night, showing us a fantastic world.

Date

From January 1 to March 31 each year

Winter Illumination of Hida-no-sato (Hida Folk Village)

Winter Illumination of Hida-no-sato (photo)

The old private houses such as houses with steep rafter roofs are illuminated to create a fantastic landscape.

Date

From mid January to the end of February each year

Sake Brewery Tour

Sake Brewery Tour (photo)

Eight sake breweries open their brewing facilities, which are not open to visitors at other times, for a period of one week in turn. After the guided tour of the brewery, sake is offered to visitors for sampling. In addition, a commemorative golden sake cup made specially in Hida Takayama is presented to each visitor.
Place: Sake Breweries in the city

Date

From mid January to the end of February each year

New Year's Traditional Card Game Party

New Year's Traditional Card Game Party (photo)

A traditional event held at the Folk Museum “Hida-no-Sato” (Hida Folk Village) where old private homes such as houses with steep rafter roofs are preserved. Anybody can easily experience “the world of gracefulness.”

Date

January 1 each year

Illuminaion of Taruma Kanekori in the Oku Hida Silva Zone

Illuminaion of Taruma Kanekori in the Oku Hida Silva Zone (photo)

Taruma Water’ finds its origin in the legend of the founding of the Shin-Hirayu Hot Springs. The renowned mineral water flowing from between the rocks is frozen to make big icicles. Nighttime illumination creates a fantastic image.

Date

From late December to late February

Winter Illumination in Takayama

Winter Illumination in Takayama (photo)

The snow-covered Nakabashi and Miyagawa River area is illuminated to create a fantastic landscape.

Date

From early December to the end of February each year