It has become much warmer these days.
Chichibu, Saitama is the best place to go on a short trip in this season!
Driving or taking trains for 2hours from Tokyo, you will find beautiful scenery of Chichibu area.
The place is famous for hot spring, but there are a lot of great sights other than that!
① River Cruise
There are two courses “Romantic Course” and “Challenge Course.”
Romantic course you can relax and enjoy beautiful nature of Chichibu.
For those who want to be more excited, Challenge course is the best!
Rushing stream will make your visit unforgettable!
On March, you have a chance to ride on cruise boat with Kotatsu!
② River Fish Cuisine
The street leading to Arakawa river is lined up with many Japanese styled restaurants and souvenir shops.
There are many local foods in Chichibu but especially I recommend that you to try river fish cuisine!
This is Iwana(岩魚, char) grilled with salt! Some restaurants grill fish in Irori(囲炉裏, fireplace), so you can enjoy watching and feeling Japanese culture when you wait until your meals are ready!
Arakawa River Cruise Information Center (荒川ライン下り案内)
Address：531-1, Nagatoro, Nagatoro-Cho, Chichibu-Gun, Saitama
Business Hours：9:00 AM－4:00 PM
Access：Chichibu Railway Nagatoro Station walk by 1min
Admission：Adult￥1800, Children over 3 years old ￥900
※If you do not make reservation in advance, there is a possibility to wait for the cruise.
Depends on the weather or situation of the river, cruise will be cancelled.
A child whose height is under 60 cm do not allow to be on board.