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Shinhotaka Crystal Snow Park

Shinhotaka Crystal Snow Park (photo)

A winter-exclusive event will be held at the Shinhotaka Ropeway to fully enjoy the winter scenery and traditional highland culture.


December 1, 2023 to February 12, 2024


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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.


January 11, 2024 to February 29, 2024

Winter Illumination in Takayama

Winter Illumination in Takayama (photo)

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


December 1, 2023 to March 3, 2024

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).


January 24 each year

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.


January 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024

On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, you can take a bus to see the Hyotenka no Mori (Sub-Zero Forest) Illuminations. For details, please refer to the link.


January 11, 2024 to February 29, 2024


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Aodaru Illumination (Fukuji)

Aodaru Illumination (photo)

Within the mountains of the Fukuji Onsen area stands the “Fukuji Wall” rock face. As water seeps from the rock face it freezes into columns of blue ice, known as Aodaru.

These columns of blue ice are recreated in the hot spring town.

In daytime the columns are a beautiful clear blue, and at night they are lit up to create an even more magical scene.

From early to mid February you can enjoy special events such as the “Ice Path Light-up”, that allows you to walk behind the Aodaru, and demonstrations of the local performing art of the Hembetori lion dance.


Late December to late March
(The period of the event may be moved forward or backward depending on weather and other factors.)

Business Hours

Between 5 p.m. and 10 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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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

Hida Great Limestone Cave - Ice Valley

Hida Great Limestone Cave - Ice Valley (photo)

A large ice pillar reaching a height of 30 meters, created by clear water and the midwinter cold.

On Saturdays in February, there are also illuminations, creating a fantastical world.


January 1 to March 10, 2024
Ice Valley: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Illumination: Every Saturday in February from sunset to 8:00 PM