Autumn Colors in Nagatoro: Steam Locomotive and Tsukinoishi Momiji Park

chichibu railway steam locomotive featured image

[Introduction]

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)

[Visit Date]
2015.11.21

[Main Part]

Start of journey

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Brochure and one-day pass for Chichibu railway.

The first destination was Kaminagatoro Station.Kaminagatoro Station1

I arrived the the station around 11 a.m. and had Japanese noodle for a lunch.Kaminagatoro Japanese noodle Uchida1

Kaminagatoro Japanese noodle Uchida2

Steam Locomotive – The Paleo Express at Arakawa Bridge

After lunch, I went to Arakawa Bridge, which was about 10 minute walk from the station.Kaminagatoro Station2

The reason why I visited there was because a steam locomotive, The Paleo Express, crossed the bridge.

Here are photos of the steam locomotive.Chichibu railway Steam locomotive Paleo Express1

Chichibu railway Steam locomotive Paleo Express2

Chichibu railway Steam locomotive Paleo Express3

Chichibu railway Steam locomotive Paleo Express4

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.Saitama Museum of Natural History autumn colors1

Saitama Museum of Natural History autumn colors2

Zoom-up.Saitama Museum of Natural History autumn colors3

Saitama Museum of Natural History autumn colors4

Saitama Museum of Natural History autumn colors5

Fallen leaves.Saitama Museum of Natural History autumn colors6

Saitama Museum of Natural History autumn colors7

Impressive large tree.Saitama Museum of Natural History autumn colors8

Saitama Museum of Natural History autumn colors9

Saitama Museum of Natural History autumn colors10

Tsukinoishi Momiji Park

Next, I went to Tsukinoishi Momiji Park, which was adjacent to Saitama Museum of Natural History.Nagatoro Tsukinoishi Momiji Park autumn colors1

Likewise, I enjoyed seeing autumn colors.Nagatoro Tsukinoishi Momiji Park autumn colors2

Nagatoro Tsukinoishi Momiji Park autumn colors3

Nagatoro Tsukinoishi Momiji Park autumn colors4

Nagatoro Tsukinoishi Momiji Park autumn colors5

Nagatoro Tsukinoishi Momiji Park autumn colors6

Riverbank of Arakawa river

Then, I moved to riverbank of Arakawa river near the park.

First, panoramic landscape.Nagatoro Arakawa river1

Nagatoro Arakawa river2

River boating.Nagatoro Arakawa river boating1

Nagatoro Arakawa river boating2

Nagatoro Arakawa river boating3

[Closing]

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.

[Related Link]
Nagatoromachi Tourist Association (English)
Chichibu Railway (English)
Saitama Museum of Natural History (English)


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