Tunnel of Light

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As part of the 2018 program, MAD Architects was invited to revitalize the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel – a historic, 750-meter passageway that cuts through distinctive rock formations, offering panoramic views over one of Japan’s three great chasms. Drawing on the ‘five elements’ of nature (wood, earth, metal, fire, water), MAD’s scheme transforms points along the historic tunnel through the realization of several architectural spaces and artistic atmospheres. The designs rethink the relationship between humans and nature, and seek to re-connect locals and visitors alike with the majestic beauty of the land.

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    8:30~17:00(Last entry is at 16:30)

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    600 JPY,ETAT Passport or Special ticket

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    From March or April to December (*It will be closed in the winter season, but the period is depends on snowfall.)

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    Kiyotsukyo Gorge Tunnel

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