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40 Sakaemachi, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido 078-1733, Japan
+81 1658-2-2233
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Kamikawa-cho
Type: Art Museums
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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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