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 Henbetori lion dance.


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

Event hours : 17:00 – 22:00
Venue : Around Fukuji-Onsen (“Fukuji-Onsen” bus stop)
(Okuhidaonsengo Fukuji, Takayama-shi, Gifu, 506-1434, Japan)

Special event


Aodaru (Ice Path) Light-up (Illumination of the Aodaru from behind)

  • Period : Mid February
    * During this period, amazake (a sweet fermented rice drink) is served at the venue.)
  • Event hours : 19:30 to 21:00


Demonstration of the local performing art of Henbetori lion dance

  • Period : Mid February
  • Event hours : From 20:30

For more information :

Okuhida Fuyu Monogatari

Okuhida Fuyu Monogatari