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Kasa seasonal natural outdoor ice rink | TOKIGAWA

January 2 @ 08:00 - February 13 @ 17:00

Natural Outdoor ice rink

Natural Outdoor Ice Rink, Tokigawa

This is the only natural outdoor ice rink I know of in Saitama. Local volunteers band together to turn the natural ice pool into a suitable skate rink. However, as it is natural ice extra precaution is advised. You can borrow skates, guards and helmets at the rink.

Regrettably, due to typhoon number 19 “Hagibis” in autumn of 2019 the Kasa natural ice rink will not open for the 2020 winter season.

The town of Tokigawa have released the expected date of opening for the 2019 season: January 2nd. They had initially said December 29th, but it seems the rink won’t be ready by that date.

natural outdoor ice rink

Image from the official site

Tokigawa Natural Ice Rink Season and Hours

Generally the ice rink starts the first week in January. However, last year due to the colder weather the rink was opened on Christmas Eve.  As the Tokigawa government wrote on their website then (2017): “A Christmas present from Russian Winter”「冬将軍からのクリスマスプレゼント」.

The rinks hours are from 9 am to 4 pm weekends and holidays only. The rink stays in business as long as the ice is frozen. It normally begins to thaw in early February.

Access: Bus from JR Hachiko Line Ogawamachi Station or Ogose Station to Shohoji 「正法寺」 . The rink is a five minute walk from the bus stop.

Free parking for up to 40 cars.

Address: Nishidaira, Tokigawa machi, Hiki District, Saitama 355-0364. Telephone: 0493-67-0853

Cost: 500 yen for high school students and adults, 200 yen for children. Skate rental is also 500 yen for high school students and adults, 200 yen for children.

Other seasonal ice rinks in Saitama:

Green Center’s popular seasonal ice rink | KAWAGUCHI

Winter in Saitama: Numakage Ice Rink | MINAMI WARD

Lake Town Outlet Skate Rink | KOSHIGAYA

Seibu Amusement Park’s outdoor seasonal rink | TOKOROZAWA

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January 2 @ 08:00
February 13 @ 17:00
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Kasa Skate Rink
Nishidaira, 3038番地
Tokigawa, Hiki-Gun, Saitama 〒355-0364 Japan
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Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors.


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