The Icicles of Ashigakubo
A winter tradition in Chichibu: Ice art created by nature
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.
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.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Ashigakubo, Yokozemachi, Chichibugun, Saitama
- 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)
- 10 minute walk from Ashigakubo Station on the Seibu Chichibu Line.
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)