Kiyotsu Gorge (清津峡)
In 1862, local people built a hot springs bath at Kiyotsu Gorge; in 1941, the Gorge was officially designated a Natural Monument, and in 1949 it was included as part of the newly-established Joshinetsu-Kogen National Park. It is well worth seeing, both for the beauty of the Gorge and for the spectacular columnar joint rock formations. Kiyotsu Gorge is beautiful at any time of year, but visitors should note that the tunnel that gives access to the Gorge is closed between mid-January and late March.
- [Canyon tunnel] 8:30-17:00 (reception is closed at 16:30)
- [Canyon tunnel] Closed in the winter season. (Mid Jan.-Late Mar.)
- [Canyon tunnel] Adults (High School Students and above) 600yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 300yen, Pre-schoolersFree
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN