At Saiko Yachonomori Park, an Ice Tree Festival is held annually from January 24th to February 1st. Jyuhyo trees reach ten meters high and produce unique frost-covered ice sculptures in the winter. From sunset to 9:00pm, the winter wonderland is illuminated and is a great event alongside the fireworks at Lake Fuji Kawaguchi. During the day, the blue skies and crisp clean air make for another breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji!
Throughout the year, Yachonomori Park is a Wild Bird Sanctuary. It is home to about 60 species of wild birds including the Varied Tit, the Meadow Bunting, and the Japanese White-eye. Each season, visitors can also appreciate various festivals such as the Gardening Festival in the summer and a Mushroom Festival in the autumn.
Admission is free. Be careful! The paths can be slippery, so wear appropriate snow shoes.