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7th Himuro Soba Festival (20th to 25th May)


Himuro Soba Festival will be held this year as well. Soba (buckwheat) harvested in the Shin-hirayu Onsen area of Okuhida-Onsengo is left to mature for 3 months in an icehouse for Shin-hirayu’s famous “Taruma Water” during the winter.Treat yourself to some truly Japanese soba noodles.

(日本語) 福地温泉町並み紅葉散策ライトアップ


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Aodaru illumination


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.