Tunnel of Light (Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel)

photo by NAKAMURA Osamu
Photo by Nacasa & Partners Inc.
Photo by Nacasa & Partners Inc.
Photo by Nacasa & Partners Inc.
photo by NAKAMURA Osamu
Photo by Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Facility Info and Map

*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.

Facility Info and Map

Open hours [1 Mar- 30 Nov] 8:30-17:00 (last entry 16:30)
[1 Dec- 28 Feb] 9:00-16:00 (last entry15:30)

*Advance reservations are required during peak season (GW, late July - Bon Festival, late October - early November).
*Temporary closure may occur due to snowfall conditions, etc.
*Entrance facilities are open until 11/30 (closed in winter)
Tel 025-763-4800
Admission [Until 13 Nov, 2022] Adults 1,000 JPY (500 JPY if you show your passport), Children under 15 years old 400 JPY [After 14 Nov, 2022] Adults 1000 JPY, Children under 15 years old 400 JPY (Group of 20: Adults 900 JPY, Children under 15 years old350 JPY)
Official Website https://nakasato-kiyotsu.com/en/
Address 1528‐2 Kakuma,Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture
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