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Nagatoro Autumn Leaves Festival
November 1 - November 30Free
The Nagatoro Valley Autumn Leaves Festival is a month long autumn leaf / foliage / fall color viewing period. It is celebrated annually in November.
Stretching 6 kilometers along the Ara river from Iwadatami, resplendent fall colours decorate the Nagatoro Valley. Trees include Momiji, Kunugi and Oak. Taking the famous Kudari line down the river is a great way to take in the view.
Other areas in Nagatoro known for their autumn leaves include:
- Tsuki no Ishi Momiji Park. This park lights up the autumn leaves in the evening. For 2019 the dates are from November 1st to November 24th.
- Hodosan Shrine, which is just 10 to 15 minutes on foot from Nagatoro station. The shrine also has night light up.
- Saitama Museum of Natural History, also has night light up and also only 10 minutes from the station.
From the official websiteThe above image and the featured image at the top of post (in thumbnail view) are used with gratitude and taken from the Nagatoro Tourism website. 提供：一般社団法人長瀞町観光協会, 写真）一般社団法人長瀞町観光協会提供
The valley area, Hodosan shrine and area around the museum are free to roam, but Tsukino Ishi Momiji park charges in for the peak period of the autumn festival. Its 200 yen per person.
The area’s starting point is just 5 minutes on foot from the Chichibu Railway Nagatoro Station.
By car, it is 3.2 kilometers from the Minano Nagatoro Interchange of the relatively new Minano Yorii bypass.
For more Autumn events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors.