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2024 edition Onouchi icicle information summary [Ogano Town, Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture] Chichibu three major icicles

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To the world of ice seen from the suspension bridge About Onouchi icicles (Chichibu's three major icicles) We have summarized the information.

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What is Onouchi Icicle?

These icicles are artificially created by running a 500m pipe from Onouchi River, which originates from Mt. Ryogami!
With a circumference of approximately 250m and a height of 60m, it has now become Ogano's representative winter tourist spot.
The icicle illumination event held from mid-January to late February is also popular.
The best view of the impressive icicles is the view from the suspension bridge. (You cannot cross it at night.) Although it is a sturdy suspension bridge, it still sways. As you begin to cross the suspension bridge, you will be greeted with a jaw-dropping sight.

When is the event held?

What is the event period?

From January 7, 2024 to February 25, 2024 (planned)

What are the normal viewing hours?

From 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What about light up?

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from January 27th to February 12th, from sunset to 8:00 p.m.

What about access?

By car

From Kanetsu Expressway Hanazono Interchange, take National Route 299 via National Route 140 towards Gunma Prefecture, about 50 km, about 100 minutes. Register "996-1 Kawarazawa, Ogano-machi, Chichibu-gun, Saitama Prefecture" on your navigation system.

See “Onouchi Valley Icicle” in detail on Google Maps

By bus

From Seibu Chichibu Station on the Seibu Chichibu Line, take the Seibu sightseeing bus bound for "Kurio" or "Ogano Shako".
At "Ogano Yakuba", transfer to the Seibu sightseeing bus bound for "Sakamoto",
Get off at “Onouchi Keikoku Entrance”
Approximately 1.2km walk approximately 20 minutes

View the timetable in the PDF “Access to Onouchi Valley”


Environmental improvement cooperation fund Adult / 500 yen (Junior high school students and above)
Disabled person / 300 yen (disability certificate presented)

What about sightseeing around the area?

View the latest information on “Onouchi Icicle” on the Nishi-Chichibu Chamber of Commerce website


To the world of ice seen from the suspension bridge
Let's have fun while also taking into account the following precautions announced by the Onouchi Icicle organizers, who are looking forward to 2024.

*The event period is subject to change or cancellation due to weather, ice conditions, snowfall, etc.
*Please refrain from entering if you have a fever, high fever (37.5 degrees or higher), or those who are not feeling well such as cold symptoms.
*Please help us disinfect your hands and take your temperature when entering.

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