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Illuminated Misotsuchi Icicles | CHICHIBU
January 13 @ 17:00 - February 12 @ 21:00￥200
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 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:
For even more events in Saitama please see the Saitama Events Calendar.
For more ideas of what you can do in Saitama in Winter: