Nagatoro Sightseeing Information

Nagatoro, situated approximately two hours from the center of Tokyo, is a tourist sport surrounded by a beautiful natural environment. Nagatoro has something to offer all year round, including Iwadatami Rocks, designated a natural monument, the venerable Hodosan Shrine, seasonal flowers, hiking and water sports, such as white water rafting down the Nagatoro River. The area immediately surrounding Nagatoro station also makes for a pleasant walk, offering a large variety of eateries and gift shops.

Getting to Nagatoro from Tokyo

Nagatoro River White Water Rafting

Rafting down the Nagatoro River is one of the main attractions in Nagatoro. The boats piloted by skilled boatmen glide smoothly through the calm sections of the river so you can enjoy the pleasant scenery and also provide a thrill down the river rapids. In addition to the Iwadatami Rocks, designated a natural monument, passengers can enjoy some breathtaking scenery that is always changing with the seasons along the river’s banks.

Tour Information

◎Operating season: from early March through early Decembe
*Heated boats that tour around the Iwadatami Rocks are available through winter.
◎Operating hours: 9:00 – 16:00 (tours run at 5 – 20min intervals)
◎How to get there: The sales offices is located 1min walk from Nagatoro Station


Course Adults
(junior high school & above)
(3yrs & above)
A) Oyahana Course (Approx. 3kms/20mins) 1,600 yen 800 yen
B) Takasago Course (Approx. 3kms/20mins) 1,600 yen 800 yen
A+B) Iwadatami Course (Approx. 6kms/40mins) 3,000 yen 1,400 yen

How to Boarding

Purchase a ticket at the Nagatoro White Water Rafting Sales Office located in front of Nagatoro Station and you will be escorted to the boarding area. Customers can be dropped back at Nagatoro Station after the tour.

Hodosan Ropeway

The Hodosan Ropeway has a total length of 832m, taking approximately five minutes to travel to the summit of Mt. Hodo, located 497m above sea level from the Sanroku Base Station. The Summit Station is surrounded by seasonal flowers, including chimonanthus, Japanese plum, rhododendron and winter cherry, offering a spectacular view of beautiful flowering trees together with the view of the Chichi Mountain Range.

Ropeway Information

◎Operating hours: 9:40 – 17:00 
*Times are subject to change depending on the season.
◎Holidays: Open all year (The ropeway is closed down for 2 weeks each year for inspections.)
◎How to get there: 20mins walk from Nagatoro Station on the Chichibu Railway


Adults (12yrs & above)) One-way 480 yen Return 820 yen
Children (6yrs & above) One-way 240 yen Return 410 yen

Chichibu Hodosan Zoo

The Chichibu Hodosan Zoo, located at the summit of Mt. Hodo allows you to get up close and personal with a range of animals, including the Japanese monkeys and deer.

Zoo Information

◎Operating hours: 9:40 – 17:00 *Tickets are available for sale up until 30mins prior to closing.
◎Holidays: Open all year
◎How to get there: 20mins walk from Nagatoro Station on the Chichibu Railway. Use the Hodosan Ropeway to ride to the Summit Station. 7mins walk from the Summit Station.

Admission Fees

(junior high school & above)
430 yen
(6yrs & above)
220 yen

Club Yurin

Club Yurin offers a range of local cuisine made using ingredients sourced from around the Chichibu region. Special seasonal menus allow diners to experience a variety of seasonal flavors all year round.

Club Information

◎Operating hours: 1100 – 16:00 (last order 15:30)
◎Holidays: Open all year
◎How to get there: 10mins walk from Nagatoro Station on the Chichibu Railway

Garden House Yurin

Enjoy a range of seasonal dishes, including chilled somen noodles in summer, udon noodles in winter, and a specialty of the Nagatoro region, soba noodles, all at affordable prices.

Garden House Information

◎Operating hours: 11:00 – 16: 00 (last order 15:30))
◎Holidays: Closed on irregular days
◎How to get there: 10mins walk from Nagatoro Station on the Chichibu Railway

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