The Great Icicle of Kawaradani (a.k.a. Nanshogataki Waterfall)


Spectacular winter scenery! Spectacular ice sculptures created by nature

Kawaradani's Great Tsurara (commonly known as Nanshogataki Waterfall) is located in Kawaradani Valley in the Sangunsan Mountains.
From January to February, rain and melting snow seeping from the rocks freezes and freezes on the rock surfaces, forming icicles.
When the cold weather intensifies, the icicles can become as large as 20 meters high. The icicles form a series of icicles that look like an icefall.
The best time to see the icicles is in the morning after a cold spell, when the temperature is as low as possible.
It takes about 2.5 to 3 hours to walk from the Ipponmatsu Park (Showa-no-mori) parking lot to the Great Icicle in Kawaradani and back. Climbers should bring warm clothing and climbing gear such as crampons.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 福岡県糟屋郡宇美町大字宇美字正楽3-3
Address 3-3, Aza Shoraku, Oaza Umi, Umi-cho, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 092-934-2370(宇美町まちづくり課商工観光係)
Fax Number 092-934-2371
Event Days January-February
Car Park 230 cars 
Ipponmatsu Park (Showa no Mori) Parking Lot
Access Approx. 20 min. walk from Nishitetsu Bus "Shoji-dake" stop from JR "Umi" Station.

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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