Frozen Fukuroda Waterfall (Fukuroda no taki)


Experience the stunning beauty of the 120m Frozen waterfall close up

Weather info

The timing of the waterfall freezing will depend on the temperature. Please check here for up-to-date daily photos of the waterfall before traveling.


2024 :  Early January – Early Feb 

*In 2023, it the waterfall started to freeze on the 3rd of Jan and the peak was 1st of Feb. Ice melted on the 6th Feb.


*Start date depends on how cold it is. (Usually the waterfall starts freezing from late Dec and melts by mid Feb)

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


Special Fukuroda Falls Lightup Event

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

The waterfall will be open until 7 pm and light up beautifully.

Open Time

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

*Please see above for Fukuroda Falls Lightup Event


Adults 300 yen / Children 150 yen

How to enjoy the Frozen Fukuroda Waterfall

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

Fukuroda falls (Fukuroda no Taki) in Daigo town
Daigo town

Daigo Town

Daigo town is an area in northern Ibaraki 2.5 hours from Tokyo. It is known for Fukuroda falls, but also has a lot of nature to explore.

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Access (How to get to Fukuroda Falls)

From Tokyo


Fukuroda Falls (袋田の滝)
3-19 Fukuroda, Daigo Town, Kuji-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture

〒319-3523 茨城県久慈郡大子町袋田3-19

By Train

From Fukuroda Station (JR Suigun Line)

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

Please note, there are only 4 buses a day (one in the morning one at noon and two in the afternoon), so make sure you check your return bus time.

By Car

From Naka Interchange (Joban Expressway)

60 minutes drive up route 118 north from Naka IC on the Joban Expressway.

Parking costs 500 yen near the waterfall. 

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event please contact the Daigo Tourism Association directly.

Tel: +81 0295-72-0285

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

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