Nagatoromachi, located in Chichibu-gun, northwestern Saitama Prefecture, is a valley town surrounded by mountains. Around the town are Mt. Fudo, Mt. Jinmi and Mt. Hodo. Arakawa flows through the center of the town. “Nagatoro River Boating” is a popular tourist attraction in Nagatoro-cho where nature is rich. You can experience the powerful boat ride while enjoying the superb view. Other highlights include Mt. Hodo, which is popular for the ropeway, and “Tsukinoishi-Momiji Park”, which has beautifully illuminated autumn leaves.
If you visit Nagatoro-cho, you should visit “Nagatoro Pile of Rocks”. Located in the southern part of Nagatoro-machi, the spectacular view of the crystal shale that rises high is dynamic. Arakawa River, where the water from the Chichibu Basin gathers, offers a unique view of the valley.
The most popular here is “Nagatoro River Boating”. Open from mid-March to early December every year, there are two courses of about 3km. Course A includes a small rapid stream spot, Kotaki Nose, which runs from Oyahana Bridge to Iwadatami. Course B has many wide rivers, but there is a rapid stream spot, Okawase, which goes from Iwadatami to Takasago Bridge. You can see different landscapes and board both courses. You can board without prior reservations, but online reservations are given priority, so reservations are recommended for those who have plans.
Also, during the winter only, “Kotatsu Fune” (a foot warmer boat) is in operation, and you can travel around Iwadatami while entering the warm kotatsu. It operates from the beginning of January to the end of February.
Nagatoro-cho, where nature is abundant in just two hours from the city center, is full of scenic sightseeing spots. You can enjoy Nagatoro River Boating unique to the valley surrounded by mountains, and a park where you can see the lights up in the autumn season. There are also restaurants where you can eat delicious river fish and the special shaved ice.
One of the leading tourist destinations in Kanto region
Nagatoro of Chichibu district is one of the leading tourist destinations in Kanto region. Especially, the river with the country designated natural treasure “pile of rocks” is a magnificent spot where quiet and majestic views spread. At “Nagatoro River Boating” which is a line cruise down a gentle river, you can enjoy nature spreading around.
“Nagatoro River Boating” is a popular activity
Arakawa River originates from the Oku-Chichibu mountain area, passes through Chichibu Basin, and finally pours it to Tokyo Bay. Here Nagatoro seems to have been given this place name because the gentle “Toro” of flow continues for a long time in the basin of Arakawa River. “Nagatoro River Boating” is a popular activity that has long relaxed down this Arakawa River. There is also a little torrent along the way, it is also a feature of “Nagatoro River Boating” that you can enjoy thrilling experiences while relaxingly enjoying nature.
Nagatoro River Boating is a popular tourist destination of Nagatoro, which is used by 200,000 people annually, in a beautiful landscape that nature creates, falling on a rowing boat. The history of this “Nagatoro River Boating” is old, “downstream in a boat” started from the middle of the Meiji Period. It was from the Taisho period that it became commonly known. And it became popular as “Nagatoro River Boating” since the 1960s.
Line cruise slides Arakawa River dramatically while looking at the dynamic nature screen. The scenery which can be said as a work of art created by the nature of Nagatoro as well as the pleasures of meandering flow is exactly the breathtaking beauty. Many boatman who enrich the enjoyment of line cruise are enrolled and skillfully manipulates the oars and makes Nagatoro River Boating more entertaining with the unique guide.
Nagatoro’s Representative attraction of Tourism
The pure and clear stream which burn off some summer heat, colored leaves are beautiful in autumn, you can enjoy them with the Nagatoro river boating. It is one of the representatives attractions of Tourism in Nagatoro where you can enjoy the event of each season.
While looking at scene of dynamic nature, the boat glide in Arakawa river which to change the expression. You can experience the beauty of the scenery of the flow and the pleasure of the change in speed of a serpentine river.
You can chose from three courses
There are three kinds of courses as A courses (3km) from the Oyahana-bridge to the Iwatatami, .B course (3km) from the Iwatatami to the Takasago-bridge, and all courses (6km) that merged A and B.
From young to expert, while a boatman skillfully handles oars, they please rafting further more with a guide full of personality.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Nagatoro River Boating|
|Adresse:||Nagatoro 489-2 Chichibugun Nagatoromachi, Saitama 369-1305 Japan|
|Access:||Chichibu Tetsudo (Railway) “Nagatoro-eki Station” (1 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 494-66-0950 (River Rafting Information Office)|
|Price/Charge:||There are two courses. Each fare is the same.|
1,600 yen (Adult : junior high school & above)
800 yen (3yrs & above)
Please refer the official web page.