I took a day trip to Nagatoro, Saitama Prefecture to see autumn colors. Apart from autumn colors, there were several activities such as steam locomotive and river boating, and I saw lots of visitors there. In this article, I will write about the steam locomotive and autumn colors spots.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Arakawa Bridge, Saitama Museum of Natural History and Tsukinoishi Momiji Park (This Article)
* Nagatoro Valley (Iwadatami and Kanaishi Water Pipe Bridge)
Start of journey
Brochure and one-day pass for Chichibu railway.
The first destination was Kaminagatoro Station.
I arrived the the station around 11 a.m. and had Japanese noodle for a lunch.
Steam Locomotive – The Paleo Express at Arakawa Bridge
After lunch, I went to Arakawa Bridge, which was about 10 minute walk from the station.
The reason why I visited there was because a steam locomotive, The Paleo Express, crossed the bridge.
Here are photos of the steam locomotive.
Saitama Museum of Natural History
After watching the steam locomotive, I moved to Saitama Museum of Natural History.
Here, I enjoyed seeing autumn colors.
From the bottom.
Impressive large tree.
Tsukinoishi Momiji Park
Next, I went to Tsukinoishi Momiji Park, which was adjacent to Saitama Museum of Natural History.
Likewise, I enjoyed seeing autumn colors.
Riverbank of Arakawa river
Then, I moved to riverbank of Arakawa river near the park.
First, panoramic landscape.
That’s it for the first article about autumn colors in Nagatoro. In the next article, I will write about the river boating as the latter part of autumn colors in Nagatoro.