Tunnel of Light (Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel)

*The period is depends on snowfall. Please check the official website.
*It's opened during the New Year holidays

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.

Map of the Surrounding Area

You can see detail nearby the facility by zoom this map (This map's rendering, depends on access traffic in this website).

Artworks about this facility



8:30-17:00 (last entry at 16:30)




1528‐2 Kakuma,Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture

entrance fee

Adult JPY600, Child age under 15 JPY300

official site