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Ashigakubo Icicles 2018 | YOKOZE
January 6 @ 09:00 - February 25 @ 20:00￥300
The dates for viewing the 2018 Ashigakubo icicles have been set. The Ashigakubo Icicles are in Yokoze town.
The Ashigakubo Icicles are lit up on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the period of January 6th to February 25th, from about 4 pm to 8 pm. The icicles are absolutely stunning when they are lit up at night. The icicles were only discovered 3 years ago, but already they are attracting lots of visitors and lots of attention.
The price for access to the icicles has been increased by 100 yen this year; from 200 yen to 300 yen. Children under 12 years old can view for free.
Ashigakubo Icicles Access
The location is easier to get to than the better known Misotsuchi Icicles in neighbouring Chichibu as unlike Misotsuchi these icicles are located relatively close to a train station. The Ashigakubo station, which is on the Seibu Chichibu Line, is about a 15 minute walk from the icicles.
Japan Travel have a detailed and enthusiastic report of an outing to the icicles (I have no affiliation to this website):
First published in January 2017, republished December 2017.
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