Tunnel of Light (Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel)

Information 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 8:30-17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
Tel 025-763-4800
Admission Adult JPY600, Child age under 15 JPY300
Official Website https://nakasato-kiyotsu.com/en/
Address 1528‐2 Kakuma,Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture
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