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Illuminated Misotsuchi Icicles | CHICHIBU

January 13 @ 17:00 - February 12 @ 21:00

Misotsuchi Icicles

From the official site

Misotsuchi Icicles – 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.

Misotsuchi Icicles Light up – You can see the icicles (without light up) from about the 6th of January until about the 19th of February. This winter (2017/8) the dates for the light up of the icicles has been set; January 13th to February 12th, from 5 pm to 7 pm on weekdays and until 9 pm on weekends. On January 21st and again on the 28th there is a small market at the location from 10 am to 3 pm.  Entrance costs 200 yen for adults or high school aged children. There is no charge for younger children.

From the Chichibu municipal website


From the Chichibu Tourism page


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.

Misotsuchi Icicles access from Tokyo:
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.

Other icicles that are illuminated in the area:

Ashigakubo Icicles 2017 | YOKOZE

For even more events in Saitama please see the Saitama Events Calendar.

For more ideas of what you can do in Saitama in Winter:

10 Winter Play Spots in Saitama, commutable from Tokyo



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January 13 @ 17:00
February 12 @ 21:00
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Misotsuchi Icicles
4066 Ōtaki,
Chichibu, Saitama 369-1901 Japan
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