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
Date Ranges (including weekdays) Ticket Start Date
Spring  April 29th (Thursday) to May 9th (Sunday)  (Golden Week) March 1
Summer  July 22nd (Thursday) to August 15th  (Sunday) May 10
Autumn  October 23rd (Saturday) to November 7th (Sunday) August 20

※ Dates listed outside of these ranges do not require advance reservation (group reservations still required).
※ Beginning in 2022, all date ranges requiring advanced reservation will be announced January 1st each year.

Reserved Entrance Hours During peak times, the entrance scheduling will be as follows.
  • You may only enter during these times. Please make sure to come during the time you reserve as we cannot guarantee entry in a different time.
  • There is no time limit upon entry.
Reservations Please make your reservations either from the website or by going to any 7/11.
Additional Notices
  • Reservations cannot be cancelled once made.
  • Entrance to Kiyotsu Gorge is not permitted outside of your reserved date/time.
  • Advance reservations can be made the day you wish to visit, but please be aware the date may sell out prior.
  • In the event you are no longer in possession of your ticket (including but not limited to loss of ticket, theft, or damage) we cannot reissue your ticket.
  • Staff will provide guidance if one portion of the Kiyotsu Gorge becomes too congested.

Online Reservations

Inquiries for

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Inquiries Regarding Online Ticket Purchases
Asoview Support Desk

TEL  050-3537-9828 (Japanese only)
Business Hours 10:00〜19:00

Inquiries Regarding 7/11 Ticket Purchases
Seven Ticket Call Center
TEL 0077-787-711
Business Hours 8:00〜23:00

※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.

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.

大地の芸術祭の里・越後妻有 大地の芸術祭の里・越後妻有



Kiyotsu Gorge

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.

Opening hours:


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.

Kiyotsukyo Entrance


Opening hours:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Souvenir sales and cafe

Footbath (free) and restrooms (Women’s restroom 1 and multipurpose