Okuhida-Onsengo ＞ Events
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.
A frozen waterfall of the famous "Taruma Water" of Shin-Hirayu-Onsen is lit up to create a magical scene for your enjoyment.
The Hirayu Onsen area is home to famous Hirayu Otaki Grand Waterfall, which is listed as one of Japan’s top 100 waterfalls. In winter, this huge waterfall, measuring 64 m in height and 6 m in width, is frozen by the harsh cold of winter, creating a truly magnificent scene. The frozen waterfall is magically lit up at night. During the event period, a lively fair is held in the area and is attended by many visitors.