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Address: 40 Sakaemachi, Kamikawa-gun, Kamikawa-cho 078-1733, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 1658-2-2233
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Experience winter

Visited this place en route from Biei to Sounkyo. It was a small museum mainly to experience snow and ice. Winter jackets and gloves were available as part of entrance fee. Once... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Singapore, Singapore
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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91 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Visited this place en route from Biei to Sounkyo. It was a small museum mainly to experience snow and ice. Winter jackets and gloves were available as part of entrance fee. Once inside the museum, you could try some experiments, such as having a wet handkerchief stiffen up, hitting a nail using a banana as well as trying the -41... More 

Thank LG_Kay
Level Contributor
64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We bring kids to try for this ice pavillian. After bougth entry tickets, the staffs introduce activities inside and let us have color experiment. Before entering, we may borrow overcoat and gloves to be well prepared for -20 C. We will carry a small wet travel to try another experiment inside. 2 warm rooms with heaters are provided. Then you... More 

Thank MadameMam
Singapore, Singapore
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118 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 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 

3 Thank neminskii
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

1 Thank Snoopy6364
Level Contributor
139 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 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 

Thank BertSG
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

1 Thank Ryenteo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Thank Lee S
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122 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 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 

2 Thank Marc91C
Hong Kong, China
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

Thank AnnisaTong
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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