Okuhida-Onsengo ＞ (日本語) 新穂高温泉 中尾紅葉ライトアップ
This is a festival held in thanks of the bounty of hot springs in the Hirayu-Onsen area.
Prayer sticks with people’s wishes written on them are burned on the grounds of the Hirayu shrine and water brought from each of the hot springs is boiled in a giant pot.
The priest sprinkles the hot water over the crowd of pilgrims and prays for their good health and prosperity in business.
June 26th of every year is designated "open-air spa day", on which certain of the abundant open-air baths within the Okuhida-Onsengo are made open to free use. This famous event is one reason why Okuhida-Onsengo is renowned as the "Kingdom of Open-air spa". By visiting the various specified open-air baths and collecting stamps at each, you can receive an original souvenir present (One day only) .