Icicles of Misotsuchi by Hiroshi Takizawa in Oku-Chichibu, Japan

These are the Icicles of Misotsuchi in Oku-chichibu. They are built up very slowly by water dripping down. The best time to see these icicles is during the coldest part of the year, from about the middle of January to the middle of February. They’re located in the in the Arakawa headwaters.

Name:Hiroshi Takizawa

Place you live: Omiya, Saitama, Japan

Place your photo was taken: Oku-Chichibu

Occupation: Photographer

Preoccupation: rock, stone, Stratum

What is a perfect day? time warp

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Go whitewater boating in, Nagatoro. Experience the thrill of shooting down the snaking rapids and the dynamic natural scenery along the river. The Arakawa River provides not only a mixture of rapids and gentle flow, but also breathtaking, beautiful scenery and nature such as beautiful piles of rocks.

What is the best thing about your spot? The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum

Where is your favorite place in the world? Pai, Thailand