Hyotenka no Mori
(The Crystal Forest)
Hyotenka no Mori is an Ice Festival in a small onsen located south-eastwards in the upper outskirts of Takayama and
due to the location and elevation it experiences continual freezing
temperatures during the winter season.
The trees and
scenery is coated in a thick, glossy layer of ice and is illuminated
beautifully during the evening. It is a truly magical experience and
well worth seeing! You can even try drinking from a cup made of ice if
you're feeling daring enough!
This year, iSite Takayama is providing a return bus service w/ tour to
Hyotenka no Mori for only 3,800 yen/pp (500 yen discount for J-Hoppers
This service will run from January 2nd until March 20th 2014. There will
be a morning tour departing at 9:30am and an evening tour departing at
4:00pm every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.
Depart Takayama Station: 9:30 / Arrive Hyotenka no Mori: 10:30
(1 Hour Free Time)
Depart Hyotenka no Mori 11:30 / Arrive Takayama Station: 12:30~
Depart Takayama Station: 16:00 / Arrive Hyotenka no Mori: 17:00
(1 Hour Free Time) (Light-up)
Depart Hyotenka no Mori 18:00 / Arrive Takayama Station: 19:00~
(~) Arrival time back at Takayama Station is subject to change due to local weather conditions.
Notice: During Mid-January, temperatures in this area usually rise to a
maximum of -1c and a minimum of -13c so please dress accordingly. (Snow
boots are provided here at J-Hoppers for free or can be rented on the
tour for 500 yen)