Nagatoro Green leaves light up

Nagatoro green leaves light up in 2024 ~ Tsuki no Ishi Momiji Park in Nagatoro is known for its Autumn leaves. And each year in Autumn they light up the leaves at night. But just before the pandemic they also started lighting up the leaves while they were green. And this year, for the first time in five years, they plan to do it again…

Nagatoro Spring Leaves Light up

This will be the second ever Nagatoro Green Leaves light up. The very first was on in 2019 and they had planned to make it an annual event. But then you know what happened. And the event wasn’t on between 2020 and 2023. Its great to see it back again in 2024. It is on from May 1st until the middle of June. The end date has not yet been decided. They will decide nearer the time. Regardless, it will be the longest new leaf light up as the last one in 2019 started much later, near the end of May. Now, thanks to the early start, it is an event you can enjoy during Golden Week too.

The light up is of the leaves of at Tsuki no Ishi Momiji Park in Nagatoro. The lights are turned on around 6.30 pm and remain on until 9 pm. Fifty LED lights are used to light up the fresh green. There are about 200 trees – maple, oak and fir – in the 2000 square meter park. During the period of the Autumn leaves light up there is a 200 yen charge into Tsuki no Ishi Momiji Park. However, currently for the green leaves light up there is no charge. But there is a charge to park a car at the nearest parking lot.

Information

Event: Tsuki no Ishi Momiji Park Green Leaves Light Up 月の石もみじ公園青もみじのライトアップ

Date: from May 1st until mid June (end date not yet decided as of February 17th 2024).

Time: from 6.30 pm until 9 pm.

Cost: in 2019 there was no charge, but they may introduce a charge in 2024. Currently it is not mentioned.

Venue: Tsuki no Ishi Momiji Park, 947 Nagatoro, Chichibu District, Saitama 369-1305. View on Google Maps.

Access

The park is close to the Chichibu Railway Nagatoro Station. You can ride a steam locomotive train, the closest one to Tokyo, to / from Nagatoro Station on the weekends.

By car, it is 3.2 kilometers from the Minano Nagatoro Interchange of the relatively new Minano Yorii bypass.

Stay?

If you want to stay near this event, Waterpark Nagatoro is only a 15 minute walk away. It has cabins and trailers as well as camping options. The excellent Nagatoro Autocamp (which has cabins and glamping options too) is also nearby – about a 30 minute walk using a scenic footbridge over the Arakawa.

Official press release for this event. There is currently no event page, but they may add one later.

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