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Nature's Illumination: Chichibu's Three largest Icicles

 

 

The Chichibu region is an area where there is severe coldness.

However, winter is the only time you can see a superb view of the three largest icicles in Chichibu.
In many snowy areas, icicles are covered with snow and can not be seen, but it is less likely to snow in Chichibu so you can enjoy the beautiful natural art. They are light up at night, so please come and enjoy the illuminations.

 

■ Ashigakubo Icicles

These are icicles that you can walk to from the station.

 

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Admission Fee 300yen(Junior high school students or older)
Opening

From Jan 6 to Feb 25,2018

9:00-16:00
On Friday, Saturday, Sunday, there are lights on display from sunset until 20:00.

Closed Open from early January to late February (subject to change due to the weather), open every day during the season (May be closed due to weather)
Address Ashigakubo,Yokoze-machi
Map Google map
Access

Public Transport

10 minutes on foot from Ashigakubo Station on the Seibu Chichibu Line

Car

55 minutes from Hanazono IC on the Kan-Etsu Expressway (using toll roads

Official site http://www.yokoze.org/shisetsu/hyoutyuu/
CHOKOTABI https://www.pref.saitama.lg.jp/chokotabi-saitama/eng/whats/39.html

 

■ Misotsuchi Icicles

Icicles that shine like a river

 

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 misotuchi icicles2

 

Admission Fee Free
Opening 8:00-17:00
Normally, late January to early or mid February is the best viewing season
Address Misotsuchi no Tsurara (In the Woodruff Okuchichibu Auto Camp Grounds and on the river banks of the Arakwa River),Chichibu-shi
Access

Public Transport

From Mitsumineguchi Station on the Chichibu Railway, take the Seibu Kanko Bus bound for "Chichibu-ko"
*You can get on and off this bus freely, so tell the driver you want to get off at the "Misotsuchi no Tsurara" tour spot

Car

90 minutes from Hanazono IC on the Kan-Etsu Expressway

Official site http://navi.city.chichibu.lg.jp/p_flower/1403/
CHOKOTABI https://www.pref.saitama.lg.jp/chokotabi-saitama/eng/whats/48.html

 

■ Onouchi Hundred Icicles

You can see these icicles from a suspension bridge.

 

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AdmissionFee 200yen

Opening

8:00-16:00
From early January to early March
Closed Always open during the season
Address 996-1 Kawarasawa,Ogano-machi
Map

Google map

Access

Public Transport
From Seibu-Chichibu Station, take the bus bound for "Ogano", then transfer at "Ogano-machi Yakuba" to the bus bound for "Sakamoto", then 20 minutes on foot from "Onouchi Keikoku Iriguchi".

Car

From Hanazono IC on the Kan-Etsu Expressway via National Route 140, take National Route 299 for 45 km toward Ogano (80 minutes)

Official site http://www.kanko-ogano.jp/archives/2791/
CHOKOTABI https://www.pref.saitama.lg.jp/chokotabi-saitama/eng/whats/28.html