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The Icicles of Ashigakubo

A winter tradition in Chichibu: Ice art created by nature

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Ashigakubo no Tsurara (Ashigakubo Ice Pillar) is one of the three major icicles in Chichibu. magnificent ice art can be seen from early January to late February every year in Yokoze Town, Saitama Prefecture, and is a popular winter tradition. Water from a stream is poured on the mountain slope and slowly frozen in the natural cold to become an icicle about 200 meters wide and 30 meters high. It is created with great care by the local people and the natural cold.

The multiple layers of icicles wrapped in a magnificent space overwhelm the viewer. In the viewing aisle, you can see the huge icicles on both sides up close.

The highlight of the festival is the "Night Light-up", where icicles are lit up from 5:00 p.m. on Sundays and national holidays during the festival period. LED lights change every hour to create an even more magical atmosphere. The LED lights change every hour to create an even more magical atmosphere. To enjoy the atmosphere, you should wear winter clothes.

Highlights

  • One of the three major icicles on Chichibu-ji.
  • There is a magnificent and beautiful iceberg with 200m width and 30m height.
  • Walking along the viewing aisle, you can see the huge icicles on both sides.
  • You can also enjoy another illumination on weekends.

Photos

  • You can also enjoy another illumination on weekends

    You can also enjoy another illumination on weekends

  • A magnificent space with multiple layers of icicles.

    A magnificent space with multiple layers of icicles.

  • A winter tradition in Yokoze Town

    A winter tradition in Yokoze Town

Reviews

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  • alim2000

    巨大的冰柱牆,令人目不暇給、嘆為觀止。

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Details

Name in Japanese
あしがくぼの氷柱
Postal Code
368-0071
Address
Ashigakubo, Yokozemachi, Chichibugun, Saitama
Telephone
0494-25-0450(Yokoze Town Buko-san Tourist Information Center)
Entrance fee
300 yen (for junior high school students and older)
Event period
<Early January to late February> 9:00am-4:00pm, Weekends and holidays: 9:00am-7:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and national holidays: 1:00pm - 7:00pm (advance reservation must be made)
Access
10 minute walk from Ashigakubo Station on the Seibu Chichibu Line.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)