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Illuminated Misotsuschi Icicles | CHICHIBU
January 14 @ 17:00 - February 12 @ 21:00Free
One of the most famous, and beautiful, winter scenes of Saitama is the icicles of Misotsuchi lit up at night. Each year for about a month you can enjoy this spectacular view in Chichibu, the mountainous area of Western Saitama. You can see the icicles from about the 7th of January until about the 19th of February. This winter (2016/17) the dates for the light up of the icicles has been set; January 14th to February 12th, from 5 pm to 7 pm on weekdays and until 9 pm on weekends.
From Chichibu Tetsudo Chichibu Main Line Mitsumineguchi station take a Seibu Kanko bus headed to Lake Chichibu 「秩父湖」 . As you get on the bus tell the driver you want to get off around Tsurara Kengaku Basho 「氷柱見学場所」. Its about a 25 minute ride from the station.
Take a limited express train from Ikebukuro to Seibu Chichibu station, from there its about a 3 minute walk to Chichibu railway Mitsumineguchi station from where you get the bus.