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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. 


From the end of December to the end of March

Business Hours

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




Near the “Fukuji Onsen” bus stop, Fukuji Onsen


Okuhida Onsengō Tourism Association


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


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

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.


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.


From early December to the end of February each year