Best Winter Destinations In Tokai

Here're best Winter Destinations in Tokai. We released a ranking of reviews about Winter Destinations posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Tokai.

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Address:Ogi-machi Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu

Access:10 min by car from Shirakawago IC. By bus, 50 min from Takayama Station.

Top Review:Amazing View Of A World Heritage Site From The Observatory

Shirakawa Village is a heavy snowfall area, but it snowed not so much for us to visit here this winter. And we can enjoy the snowy landscape as much as we want! It will snow more during February, so you're still in time to see this scenery.



Address:Yui Nishikurasawa Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka

Access:By car, 35 min from Shizuoka Station, 60 min from Shizuoka Airport

Top Review:Mt. Fuji Suddenly Appears In Front Of Our Eyes

You can see the magnificent Mt.Fuji from the observatory, and even a snow-covered Fuji in winter! Taking pictures by long-seconds-exposure, the cars become like laser beam. You need winter clothes.◎Parking area is available but limited. Public Lavatory is available.



Address:Akigami Onsen Ryokan 355 Kurumi Jima, Asahi-cho, Takayama-shi, Gifu

Access:60 min by bus from JR Takayama Station to Akigami Onsen

Top Review:Blue In Daytime, Rainbow At Night! Beautiful Light-up Only During Winter

Hyotenka-no Mori (Sub-Zero Forest) at Akigami Onsen Town in Takayama, Gifu Prefecture. People sprinkle water to make these ice pillars, and they look blue in daytime and are lighted up in rainbow colors at night. It's very cold at night, so you need thick winter clothes.



Address:719 Kouyama, Gotemba-shi, Shizuoka

Access:5 min by car or taxi from Iwanami Station

Top Review:One Of The Biggest Scale Of Illuminations In Japan

The light tunnel as long as 450 meters is classed top one in Japan. What's more, the fountain show has the Japan's record of 150 meters high water pillars. It must be a good memory for families and couples.



Address:2915-1 Kuno, Fukuroi-shi, Shizuoka

Access:10 min by bus from Fukuroi Station to Kasui. By car or taxi, 20 min from Kakegawa Station or 40 min from Shizuoka Airport.

Top Review:Japanese Hina Ningyō Dolls

One of the largest exhibitions of Hina Ningyō Dolls in Japan. There're 32 steps and 1200 dolls are exhibited. It's so impressive. Children in kimono outfits would be photogenic and nice for Instagram. You can rent and wear kimono, too. Admission fees: 500 yen for adult, and free for under 12 years old.



Address:575 E Futami-cho, Ise-shi, Mie

Access:15 min walk from JR Futaminoura Station. 20 min by bus from Iseshi Station to Meoto-iwa Higashi-guchi, then 5 min walk. 50 min by car from Tsu city, or 110 min from Nagoya city. Nearby free-parking area is available.

Top Review:A Couple Of Rocks & The Full Moon Rises From Between The Rocks

A couple of rocks in Ise. It's famous for the sunrise from between the rocks in June, but the moon rises during a few months in winter. We can take pictures clearly during a few days before and after the full moon.



Address:Restaurant TENSHUKAKU 889 Ogimachi Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu

Top Review:Breathtakingly Beautiful World Heritage, Shirakawago Village Seen From Tenshukaku Observatory

From Tenshukaku Observatory, you can have a stunning view of Shirakawago like you see in a travel brochures. I felt deep emotion that I could come to a world heritage 'Shirakawago' in front of this breathtaking scenery. You must visit this observatory if you come to Shirakawago though it's not so large observatory.◎Though you find a long line of people to wait a shuttle bus to the observatory, you can ride it sooner than you expect because many people can take one bus at once. Some guidebooks say it takes 30 min walk to the observatory, but the local people told us it's not good to walk in winter because we may happen to meet the snow falling down on the way to the observatory.



Address:1-590 Kami Okamoto-machi, Takayama-shi, Gifu


Top Review:Fantastic Illuminations Of The Village Where Snow Totoro Lives

A museum that condenses and reproduces the old village of Hida Takayama. The winter illuminations is held from the middle of January to the end of February. The illuminations light gently the snow lying on the pond and houses, waterdrops of icicles and trees shine like crystals. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful.

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