Diamond Fuji Week is the main winter event at Lake Yamanaka, which takes place every February. During this week, there will be a special one-day light festival taking place where you can see the spectacular scene of hundreds of ice candles being lit up.
From 4:30 p.m. on February 11, ice candles, made from actual ice, will be lit. Those who bring their own lighters can also participate in the candle lighting. Then at 6:30 p.m., a short fireworks show will take place in front of Mt. Fuji. Together, the fireworks and ice candles create a breathtaking and unforgettable view.
How to get there
Getting from Tokyo to Yamanakako is very similar to getting to Kawaguchiko and takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes from Shinjuku Station. You can then take the Fujikyu Bus to Yamanakako Communication Plaza Kirara and walk for 3 minutes to get to the event.
By car, Yamanakako Communication Plaza Kirara, is 20 minutes from Yamanakako IC on Higashi Fuji Goko Road.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.