Page Number T4000185  Updated on  February 18, 2020  Print

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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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