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Photo Journal: The thrill of the chill

Visitors wearing coats walk through an ice tunnel about 200 meters long where the temperature is maintained at minus 20 degrees Celsius at a facility in Kamikawa, Hokkaido. The "Hokkaido Ice Pavilion" offers visitors a chance to experience the coldness of winter in the northernmost prefecture. There is also a room where people can stay for 10 seconds to feel how cold minus 41 degrees Celsius feels like, which was recorded in the prefectural city of Asahikawa in 1902 and is the lowest temperature ever recorded in Japan. Admission is 1,080 yen for those of junior high school age or older, 650 yen for elementary school students and 200 yen for those aged from 3 to under elementary school age. For inquiries, call the facility at 01658-2-2233 in Japanese. (Mainichi)

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