This weekend is the final weekend of the Yumoto Onsen 2012 candle event, complete with fireworks at sunset. The fireworks will be on Saturday, February 25. (with a rain date of Sunday) *This post will be edited after the event with photographs of the final day*
On Tuesday, April 17 2012 at 10:30am, the Yayoi Festival is performing closing day ceremonies at Futarasan Shrine in the Unesco World Heritage area. Event Page with saveable clickable map Here is a map to Futarasan Shrine here. http://www.futarasan.jp/ http://www.nikko-jp.org/yayoisai/ and their .pdf flyer they made is here. *Update with photographs from 2012*
In Oku Nikko, Yumoto is hosting a snow candle making event every weekend in February. (Fridays and Saturdays) February 3, 4 February 10, 11 February 17, 18 February 24, 25 http://www.nikkoyumoto.com/winter2012/ http://www.nikkoyumoto.com/winter2012/pdf/kandoru.pdf
Two weeks ago the fall foliage was still visible. Today the is snow and the autumn leaves have all fallen; at least the Sun is warm.