Things to do / Cultural/Entertainment

Icicles at Ashigakubo

Visiting illuminated displays is a popular thing to do during the chilly winter months, and Saitama Prefecture certainly does not disappoint when it comes to such spectacles.

The town of Yokoze will offer the dazzling sight of illuminated icicles covering an area mountainside. Stroll down designated paths through the icy venue for a great view of the colorful display, which will remain open to the public until Feb. 24. The icicles will be lit up mostly on weekends from sunset.

Get there early to receive a complimentary cup of amazake (sweet sake) or tea. (Yuki Yamauchi)