Shibuki-gori (Naturally-forming ice sculptures)

Shibuki-gori (Naturally-forming ice sculptures)

If you head to Tenjinhama beach on Lake Inawashiro in the depths of winter, through the trees at its south towards the mouth of the Nagase river, you will see the "shibuki-gori" natural ice sculptures.

Lake water is picked up by strong winds from the west, and meets the trees on the coastline. There it creates a very unusual phenomenon with a beauty that rivals the "juhyo" (ice-covered trees) seen at the tops of mountains.

Local peoples and visitors alike never tire of these sights.

You can also see other shapes formed by ice here, such as ice drifts and the prominent "Omiwatari" cracked, rising ice on the beach and lake surface.

Please note that Shibuki-gori are natural ice sculptures, and therefore their appearance and size change by the day. Please check before visiting.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://www1.bandaisan.or.jp/ib/en/
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Inawashiro Tourism Association

Best Season
  • Winter
Access Details
AccessNishihama Nakakomatsu, Inawashiro, Yama District, Fukushima
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Getting there

Views like those shown in the photographs on this page can be seen from the Tenjinhama parking lot to the right (towards Shidahama) for about 1 km along the lakeshore.

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