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Autumn Leaves 2016

Let's go to Chichibu City and see the “Icicles of Misotsuchi”!

Let's go to Chichibu City and see the “Icicles of Misotsuchi”!

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The “Icicles of Misotsuchi” are located in Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture. It is a well-known place of beauty in the Okuchichibu mountain region. I will introduce you to the art of winter, the “Icicles of Misotsuchi”, which are a must-see this winter.


Other than the site of Misotsuchi, there is the Wood Roof Okuchichibu Auto Camp Ground, the Arakawa River, and the Nakatsu River.

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The illumination of the “Icicles of Misotsuchi” can be seen at the site of Misotsuchi. With colors alterning between blue, white and red, it creates a fantasy world throughout the surrounding area.

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Two viewing platforms are installed as well, so you can enjoy the natural view of the icicles, and you can also get a good view upstream.

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The icicles that are formed from the harsh winter weather are a work of art.


The Café Wood Roof's menu will warm up your cold body after looking at icicles. Available items include coffee, amazake (sweet sake), piping hot miso-potatoes, and more.
In this cold place, you can enjoy the unique experience of a bonfire.

This location has snow, so it is recommended that visitors wear boots.

●Open Period
2014, January 18th (Sat) – February 16th (Sun)
Weekdays: 17:00 – 20:00
Saturdays / Holidays: 17:00 – 21:00