Tunnel of Light(Ma Yansong/MAD Architects)
Measures to Mitigate Congestion During Peak Times – Advance Reservation Required
We will be requiring advance reservations during peak times in order to avoid congestion and optimize the viewing experience for all visitors to the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel.
Should you plan your visit during the dates listed below, please be sure to make advance reservations
|Dates Affected in 2021||
※ Dates listed outside of these ranges do not require advance reservation (group reservations still required).
|Admission Fee||During the 2021 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale period (July 25th – September 12th) the admission fee will be charged as written below:
|Reserved Entrance Hours||During peak times, the entrance scheduling will be as follows.
|Reservations||Please make your reservations either from the website or by going to any 7/11.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
TEL 050-3537-9828 (Japanese only)
Inquiries Regarding 7/11 Ticket Purchases
※The above numbers can only be used to inquire or troubleshoot your online or 7/11 ticket purchases/reservations. They cannot answer questions about Kiyotsu Gorge. Additionally, tickets cannot be purchased via phone.
Inquiries Regarding Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 2021
A Request to our Visitors
In accordance with the “new lifestyle,” we have some safety regulations that all visitors must follow for your safety and the safety of others.
- All visitors must wear a face mask. If you do not wear a face mask, we cannot permit entry.
- All visitors must have their temperature read and use hand sanitizer prior to entering. (We reserve the right to refuse entry in the event your temperature is more than 37.0 Celsius.)
- In compliance with avoiding the 3 C’s (Closed spaces, Crowded places, and Close-contact settings), there may be times when we have to limit the amount of visitors.
- If you are feeling unwell, please refrain from visiting.
- Staff will regularly be disinfecting different areas within the tunnel.
Parking congestion will be posted on Twitter.
The latest information on the operation will be posted on Facebook.
Consisting of magnificent rock walls and a clear, pure stream, Kiyotsu Gorge is one of Japan’s most scenic destinations.
Designated a national park in September 1949,
of the beauty of its impressive porphyritic diorite rock and columnar jointing,
the gorge is considered one of the threemost spectacular in Japan,
Kurobe Gorge and Osugi Canyon.
The gorge’s towering walls, grasping the Kiyotsu River between them, form a V-shaped ravine,
and the sight of the magnificent columnar jointing of the bare rock
and the emerald greenriver create a strong impression on all who visit.
The Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel can be used to appreciate the gorge, ［The Gorge can be best viewed from the Kiyotsu Gorge Valley Tunnel, with the artwork known as Tunnel of Light by Ma Yansong / MAD Architects running throughout the structure.］
enabling visitors to take in its majestic beauty from four viewing locations.
2119-2 Koide, Tokamachi City,
Niigata Prefecture, JAPAN
Kiyotsu Iriguchi bus stop
（a 30-minute walk from the bus stop）
- A 25-minute ride on the express bus bound for Morimiyanohara
leaving from JR East Echigo Yuzawa Station
Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel fee
Adults (16+) ￥800
Children (6-15) ￥400
Children under 5 and persons with a physical disability Free
- ※ A discount of 50 yen/person is available to groups of more than 20 people.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(close hours 5 p.m.）
There are two restrooms that also serve as works of art in the second viewing location. Please also use the public restrooms in the No. 1 Parking Lot.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Souvenir sales and cafe
Footbath (free) and restrooms (Women’s restroom 1 and multipurpose