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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.


Late December 2023 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.


From December 1, 2023 to March 3, 2024