Do you fancy going to winter festival in Japan? In Okuhida onsen, there are quite a number of illumination events at night.
Okuhida onsen is about 1 hour 30 minutes by bus and it would be a lovely night to drink a nice sake in igloo and go for a sleigh ride. To attend the event, it is necessary to stay 1 night in Okuhida onsen area, e.g. Hirayu onsen, Shin-Hirayu onsen, Shin-hotaka onsen etc. And there is a free shuttle bus that guests can travel around easily. Last year, I had a wonderful experience over there. It is never too late to purchase a flight ticket to have a fantastic winter journey.
Shin-hirayu onsen light up event
Date: 22 January, 2016 to 29 February, 2016
Date: 1 February, 2016 to 14 February, 2016
Hirayu waterfall festival
Date: 15 February, 2016 to 25 February, 2016