Tsukiakari Hana Kairou
Moonlight Flower Gallery
(Traditional Japanese Umbrella Illumination Event)

月かり花回廊 (鬼怒川温泉)

An enchanting oriental illumination inside a forest!

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on July 3, 2024
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: End of September to Early October
*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Information last checked on 2024-06-12


Illuminations, Fireworks, Concerts, and more!

*We will add the schedule and dates once we have more information about this year's event.

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

*Information last checked on 2024-06-12



*Information last checked on 2024-06-12

How to enjoy the Tsukiakari Hanakairou

Picturesque scenery
(Insta worthy!)

Fun for a group of friends

Romantic Evening

Girl's Day Out

Fun for the family

Solo Traveler

Traditional Japan

Enjoy 1-3 hours

🎇✨ Step into a world of enchantment at the Tsukiakari Hana Kairou 🎑🎊

✨🌝 Discover the enchanting Tsukiakari Hanakairo (Traditional Japanese Umbrella Illumination Event) , translated as Moonlight Flower Gallery 🎑 in Kinugawa Onsen, a captivating illumination event created by the local businesses. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of carefully arranged plants, flowers 💐 and Japanese umbrellas, illuminated under the moonlight, preserving the essence of the surrounding nature. Come and visit a night time illumination experience that is truly Japanese.  😌✨

What to do in Kinugawa Onsen

Edo Wonderland

Entrance to Nikko Edo Wonderland
Come time travel to Samurai roaming Edo-period Japan! You can transform into a ninja, samurai, or townsperson for an immersive experience, or enjoy the day as a time traveler visiting Edo.

Silk Express

Silk Express bus taking guests to Kinugawa Onsen
Why not join a bus tour by Silk Express? The Silk Express runs from Kinugawa Onsen, Utsunomiya, and Nikko and takes you on a fun excursion around Yunishigawa and the Nikko area.
Kinugawa River running down Ryuokyo

Kinugawa Onsen Kawaji Onsen Area

Kinugawa Onsen and Kawaji Onsen are popular onsen (hot spring) areas 2hours from Tokyo. Why not relax in a hot spring at one of the many Ryokans with hot springs?
Places to EAT in Kinugawa Onsen
Places to STAY in Kinugawa Onsen

Onsen Ryokans (Japanese style inns)

This area is a very popular hot spring destination with many traditional Ryokans that offer rooms for solo travelers and bookings for large groups. Some establishments can also cater to complex food requirements.

Hotels (Western style)

Although there are more Ryokan-style accommodations in this area, there are also a few 3 to 4-star Western-style Hotels.

Holiday Rental (Airbnb)

Holiday rentals are also available in the area.

Kinugawa Grand Hotel YUME no TOKI

Kinugawa Grand Hotel Yume no toki (in Kinugawa Onsen)
Indulge in delicious seasonal Kaiseki cuisine, unwind in open-air baths, and relax in our nice hot spring to experience a calm and memorable stay.

Kinugawa Park Hotels

View of Kinugawa Park Hotel
Just minutes from Kinugawa Onsen Station. With scenic river views, delicious food and amazing hot spring baths, our hotel is great for family vacations and getaways.

Access (How to get to Tsukiakari Hanakairou)

How to get there

Public Transport

2hrs 30mins from Tokyo by train.


2hrs 45mins drive from Tokyo by car.

Location & Address


Kinugawa Park


7 Fujihara, Nikko, Tochigi 321-2521, Japan

321-2521 栃木県日光市藤原 7

Access from Tokyo

By Public Transport

Via Limited Express trains from Tobu-Asakusa Station (2hrs 30min)

From Asakusa or Shinjuku, take the Limited Express Revaty ‘Kegon’, ‘Aizu’ ‘Kinu’ or Spacia’ or towards Kinugawa Onsen or Tobu-Nikko. If the train is going towards Tobu-Nikko change at Shimo-imaichi Station in Nikko, and transfer to Tobu-Kinugawa Line bound for Shin-Fujiwara. Alight at Kinugawa Onsen Station and walk 4 minutes to Kinugawa Park.

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

Take the Silk Express from JR Utsunomiya Station

Staying the night in Kinugawa Onsen?  Why not take the Silk Express for a hassle-free journey from JR Utsunomiya station to your hotel in Kinugawa Onsen?  Buses run daily (once a day), so please check the English page. 

By Car

Via Dosawa IC on Nikko-Utsunomiya Doro (2hrs 45min)

It takes approximately 2 hours 45 minutes (166.3 km) via the Tohoku Expressway and the Utsunomiya-Nikko Doro. It is about a 30-minute drive from Dosawa IC on the Nikko-Utsunomiya Doro (Toll road).

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 Nikko City Tourism Association Kinugawa-Kawaji Branch directly.
Tel: +81 (0)288-22-1525

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