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Only in Winter! Popular Travel Spots in Kanto Area

Only in Winter! Popular Travel Spots in Kanto Area

During the cold winter months, we tend to stay inside, but there are many winter-only events and sightseeing spots in the Kanto area where you can enjoy the spectacular scenery that only winter can offer. So this time, we'll introduce you to some of our favorite travel spots to visit with your friends and loved ones this winter. (The information is current as of December 2019)

The most beautiful spots in Kanto that can only be seen in winter

For a winter outing, we recommend visiting the Chichibu Ice Pillars, which is a winter tradition in Chichibu. The mysterious scenery of the icicles is worth seeing. The mysterious scenery of the icicles is worth seeing.

Onouchi Hyakkei Icicles (Saitama Prefecture)

The Onouchi Hyakkei Icicles can be seen from early January to late February in the Onouchi Valley, Ogano Town, Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture. This is a great way to experience the beauty of the area and to learn more about the local people.

Address: 996-1 Kawarasawa, Oshikano Town, Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture

Misotsuchi Icicles (Saitama Prefecture)

Every year during the harsh winter months of January and February, natural ice pillars appear on the banks of the Arakawa River directly below the Woodroof Okuchichibu Auto Campground. The world of ice created by the severe cold of winter in Okuchichibu is a spectacular sight that should be seen at least once. During the lighting up period, you can enjoy the fantastic atmosphere different from the daytime.

Address: 4066-2 Otaki, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture (Take the Seibu Kanko Bus from Seibu Chichibu Station to Sanjuba Bus Stop)

Travel spots in Kanto with beautiful illuminations

Illuminations are a great way to brighten up a cold winter night and are a great way to travel with your beloved one or your friends. Here we introduce some of the most popular illumination spots in Kanto.

Ashikaga Flower Park (Tochigi Prefecture)

Ashikaga Flower Park is the only Japanese park to be selected as one of the "World's Dream Travel Destinations" by American TV station CNN. "The park is open until February 6, 2020 (closed on December 31).

Address: 607 Sakoma Town, Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture (about 3 minutes walk from the Ashikaga Flower Park Station on the JR Ryomo Line)

Opening hours: 9:00 - 18:00 (regular season, except for Fuji-no-Hana festival period), 10:00 - 17:00 (summer and winter, except for illumination period). 
The illumination starts around 16:30.

Tokyo German Village (Chiba, Japan)

If you want to enjoy the romantic collaboration of illuminations and winter fireworks, Tokyo German Village is the place to go. The park is decorated with around 3 million lights, making it look like you've stepped into a fairy tale. Don't miss the Rainbow Tunnel and 3D illuminations. Until April 5, 2020.

Address: 419 Nagayoshi, Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture (a short bus ride from JR Sodegaura Station to Tokyo German Village)

Opening hours: 9:30 - 20:00 (November 1, 2019 - April 5, 2020)
The illumination starts after sunset.

Daikanransha in Odaiba (Giant Sky Wheel) (Tokyo, Japan)

At Odaiba's landmark "Palette Town Ferris Wheel", a special light-up will be held during the Christmas season. Colorful illuminations with Christmas motifs such as ribbons, bells, and stars will color the night in Odaiba. The night view of Tokyo seen from the Ferris wheel is also a masterpiece. Until December 25, 2019.

Address: 1-3-15 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo (directly connected to the Aomi Station on Yurikamome Line)

Opening hours: 10:00-22:00 (Mon-Thu; Sun), 10:00-22:40 (Fri-Sat, before national holidays)
The illumination starts after sunset.

Please refer to the above information and enjoy a memorable trip even in the cold winter.

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