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Ice Pavilion

Address: 40 Sakaemachi, Kamikawa-gun, Kamikawa-cho 078-1733, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 1658-2-2233
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Hokkaido Ice Pavilion is essentially something like an ice palace where you can experience sub zero temperatures, see ice sculptures and try out fun experiments like making your own ice-cream. Adult tickets are 1080 yen but you get a discounted price of 980 yen if you print out the coupon at http://www.icepavilion.com/coupon.pdf. This includes winter jacket and gloves rental.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Before entering, a staff gave a long talk in Japanese and translated to us by our guide. Walked through an ice cave like interior - sub zero degree coldness (thick clothing provided as part of package). Length of time will depend on how long you want to spend inside - actually quite a small place. I enjoyed the flowers outside... More 

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135 reviews 135 reviews
70 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Coming from a tropical country, our visit to the ice pavilion was a different albeit a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Getting to experience the kind of ice in an enclosed environment is different from that in an open snow country. The ice crystals seem magnified and are really pretty. Of course the highlight of the visit was the -41 degree chamber.....what... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

A few km walk from Kamikawa JR station. This Ice Pavilion is situated along side of main road. Very different experience from usual sightseeing. In this place, it give you a chilling experience as low as -41 degree celsius. Before entering, they will give you a few item for experiments, such as wet tower, detergent bottle for bubble blowing, and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I like the sensaround panaromic video show about icebergs and the changing climate which see the disappearing of icebergs. It was fun and happy time when our group experienced making wet towel stiffen and blowing soap bubbles in the freezing temperature. Although we don't understand Japanese, we had fun figuring out what scientific experiments we were supposed to see. Oh,... More 

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
63 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Ice Pavilion is located within the Kita-no-Mori Gardens. It is an attraction that recreates the winter temperatures (-20 degrees Celsius) in Hokkaido, so it can be quite a novelty for those who, like me, have not had a taste of winter in Hokkaido. The staff here are friendly and cheerful. At the entrance, you can choose to take part... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Give an experience of how low temperature it could be in normal winter, or it comes a bit of exaggerated. Overall, it could be fun for kids, or someone who never experience minus degree.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Went to the Ice Pavilion as my kids wanted to experience the extreme cold. The staff were very friendly and nice although they spoke limited English. We tried some experiment, e.g. Making wet towel stand, bring colors back to our drawings and making ice cream by shaking a bottle filled with milk. We also get to experience extreme temperature at... More 

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