Frozen Fukuroda Falls
(Fukuroda No Taki Waterfalls)


Experience the stunning beauty of the 120m Frozen waterfall

Last updated by Angus M
on July 7, 2024
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: Early January – Early Feb
*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Information last checked on 2024-04-24


Special Fukuroda Falls Lightup Event

Daily between: 1st Oct 2023 to 31st Jan 2024

During these dates the waterfall will be open until 7 pm and light up beautifully.

Last season

In 2023, the waterfall started to freeze on the 3rd of January, peaking on the 1st of February. The ice melted on the 6th of February.

The start date depends on how cold it is. (Usually, the waterfall starts freezing in late Dec and melts by mid-Feb)

Open Time

Dec-April – 9:00- 17:00
May-Oct – 8:00- 18:00
Nov – 8:00- 17:00

*The waterfall is beautiful in other seasons as well (see photos below)

*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Information last checked on 2024-04-24


Adults 300 yen / Children 150 yen

*Information last checked on 2024-04-24

How to enjoy the Frozen Fukuroda Falls

Picturesque scenery (Great for Instagram pics!)

Fun for a group of friends

Walk around nature

Enjoy 1.5 hour

❄️🏔️A Spectacular Frozen Waterfall💦
(Also beautiful in Spring, Summer and Autumn)

Fukuroda Falls in Daigo town is one of the three most renowned waterfalls in Japan. It is beautiful all seasons, but particularly stunning in the winter when it starts to freeze ❄️.

With a hight of 120meters and a width of 73m it is a beautiful waterfall to experience when covered in ice. From the observation deck you can see the waterfall quite close up and if you are lucky you may even see ice-climbers trying to reach the peak 🧗.

There is a tunnel and elevator that takes visitors through the mountain to an observation deck that is so close to the waterfall you can get wet 💦 when there is a lot of water. There are also some short 🥾hiking courses starting from 500m -2km (10-90 min) as well as also longer courses 7-10km (2.5 -4hours) to enjoy the waterfall from different angles (some of these may be closed during winter).

The best chance you have to see the water fall freeze is in January!

What to do nearby Frozen Fukuroda Waterfall?

Local recommendations

Places to EAT in Daigo Town
Places to STAY in Daigo Town

Onsen Ryokan (Japanese style)

There are a few small size Japanese Ryokans in Daigo.

Hotels (Western style)

There are also a few western style hotels in Daigo.

Glamping & Camping

Camping and Glamping are popular activities in Daigo with 5 camping sites to choose from.

Access (How to get to the Frozen Fukuroda Falls )

How to get there

Public Transport

3hrs from Tokyo (Ueno Sta.) by train.


3hrs 15min drive from Tokyo (Ueno) by car.

Location & Address


Fukuroda Falls

3-19 Fukuroda, Daigo Town, Kuji-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture

〒319-3523 茨城県久慈郡大子町袋田3-19

Access from Tokyo

By Public Transport

Via Fukuroda Station (JR Suigun Line)


Once you get to JR Fukuroda Station, you can take a taxi (10 min), take a bus (10 min to Takimoto 滝本), or walk for 40 min.

Please note that there are only four buses a day (one in the morning, one at noon, and two in the afternoon), so make sure you check your return bus time.

We recommend using a travel app like Google Maps or Japan Transit Planner to find train times.

By Car

Via Naka IC on the Joban Expressway


A 60-minute drive up route 118 north from Naka IC on the Joban Expressway.

Parking costs 500 yen near the waterfall.

We recommend using a travel app like Google Maps or Japan Transit Planner to find train times.

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event, please contact the Daigo Tourism Association directly.
Tel: +81 (0)295-72-0285

Daigo town’s official waterfall website  (External Link – Japanese)

Daigo town’s official waterfall website  (External Link – English)

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