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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.


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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.


From January 1 to March 31 each year

Hida Takayama Hina Doll Festival

Hida Takayama Hina Doll Festival (photo)

The doll (Hina) festival is celebrated one month later than the traditional Doll’s Day in Takayama so that the actual festival day is April 3. Approximately one month before the festival day, traditional (Hina) dolls such as clay dolls, antique dolls, Meiji era dolls, etc. are displayed at various locations throughout the city. Places: Various locations throughout the city, including tourist facilities and historic houses such as Hida-no-Sato (Hida Folk Village)


From March 1 to April 3 each year