Nagatoro, Saitama: Discover the Magic of Cherry Blossoms with the SEIBU 1Day Pass + Nagatoro! Join Us for a Memorable Cherry Blossom Adventure and Soak in the Splendor of Spring in Nagatoro.

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As spring graces us with its presence, the cherry blossoms in Nagatoro paint the town in delightful shades of pink. In this article, we're excited to share with you the joys of the Nagatoro Cherry Blossom Festival and the best spots to enjoy cherry blossom viewing in April. Plus, we'll show you how ...

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1. Nagatoro Cherry Blossom Festival

The Nagatoro Sakura Festival is a cherry blossom festival held every spring.
The Nagatoro Cherry Blossom Festival is an enchanting annual celebration of spring. As the sun sets, the cherry trees are lit up, offering a breathtaking spectacle that captivates many. From late March through mid-April, nearly 3,000 cherry trees burst into bloom across the town, attracting a bustling crowd eager to witness this beautiful display.

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How to Enjoy the Nagatoro Cherry Blossom Festival

Rather than settling down with your picnic blanket for a cherry blossom viewing party in the usual spots, the Nagatoro Cherry Blossom Festival offers a unique experience. The streets of the town itself become the viewing spots, letting you immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the cherry blossoms.

Here's how you can dive deeper into the beauty of Japan's cherry blossoms at the Nagatoro Cherry Blossom Festival.

Explore the Cherry Blossoms by Walking or Hiking

Visitors are invited to wander or hike through the area, embracing the rich natural environment. As you meander along the cherry tree-lined paths, the graceful dance of cherry petals in the breeze will soothe your soul. It’s a perfect opportunity to experience the breathtaking scenery of Nagatoro and feel the essence of nature around you.

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Explore Cherry Blossom Sites in Nagatoro by Bicycle

Cycling is an excellent way to cover more ground and enjoy the cherry blossoms throughout Nagatoro. For those interested in exploring by bike, it's recommended to rent one from the Nagatoro Cycle Station (Nagatoro Town Tourist Information Center) near Nagatoro Station. Embark on a ride along Kita-Zakura-Dori , a 2.5 km stretch adorned with about 400 cherry trees. This route offers a thrilling ride through a captivating cherry blossom tunnel, providing an unforgettable experience.

Source: Chichibu Area Tourism Organization<br>
Source: Chichibu Area Tourism Organization

For more details on renting a bicycle at Nagatoro Cycle Station (Nagatoro Tourist Information Center), click here.

Discover Cherry Blossoms from Above with the Hodosan Ropeway

Besides cycling, taking the Hodosan Ropeway presents a unique opportunity to see the cherry blossoms from above. This aerial journey gives you a panoramic view of the cherry tree-lined landscapes, letting you fully appreciate the beauty of nature and the cherry blossoms in a whole new way.

Source: Chichibuji Nagatoro Hodosan Ropeway<br>
Source: Chichibuji Nagatoro Hodosan Ropeway

For additional information on the Chichibuji Nagatoro Hodosan Ropeway, click here.

2. Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Early April

Hodosan Approach

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The Hodosan Approach is the prime location for cherry blossom viewing in Nagatoro. This path is famous for its cherry blossom tunnels that create an enchanting view of spring. As you walk through these cherry blossom corridors, you'll find yourself fully immersed in nature's beauty. The ambiance is truly magical, especially when the blossoms are at their peak. Additionally, the view from the Hodosan ropeway is spectacular, offering a sweeping panoramic view of Nagatoro's cherry blossoms. The sight of cherry petals dancing in the breeze brings the joy and exhilaration of spring to all who visit.


Source: Nagatoro Tourist Information Center<br>
Source: Nagatoro Tourist Information Center

Kitazakura-dori is renowned as one of Nagatoro's iconic cherry blossom viewing locations, famous for its picturesque rows of cherry trees. The sight becomes even more enchanting at night when the trees are lit up, creating a magical and romantic ambiance. Walking through the cherry blossom tunnel, visitors can truly sense the changing seasons and the profound beauty of the cherry blossoms. Beyond this floral passage, the splendid nature of Nagatoro unfolds, offering an ideal backdrop for leisurely strolls and photography.


Source: Nagatoro Town Tourism Association<br>
Source: Nagatoro Town Tourism Association

The view from the summit of Notsuchiyama is breathtaking, offering an expansive panorama of cherry blossoms at their peak bloom. In spring, the mountain is awash in a blanket of pink, creating a spectacular scene that draws visitors from all over. Beyond the cherry blossoms, the area boasts stunning natural beauty, making it an ideal spot for hiking and picnics. Immersing yourself in the serene mountain scenery while enjoying the cherry blossoms provides a perfect escape from the daily hustle and bustle. Nagatoro is celebrated as one of the best places to fully experience the tranquility and beauty of cherry blossoms.

Basic Information

Address: Nagatoro, Chichibu District, Saitama 369-1305

3. Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Mid-April

Torinuke-zakura (Yaezakura)

Source: Nagatoro Town Tourism Association<br>
Source: Nagatoro Town Tourism Association

Torinuke-zakura, featuring the yaezakura (double-flowered cherry blossoms), stands out as one of Nagatoro's most breathtaking cherry blossom spots. he yaezakura blooms with rich colors and lavish beauty, creating an enchanting tunnel effect. As visitors pass through this floral passageway, they are enveloped in an almost otherworldly atmosphere. The spectacle of these blossoms at their peak is truly overwhelming, offering a tunnel of cherry blossoms that captivates all who walk through. Additionally, the yaezakura can be admired from the ropeway, presenting a stunning landscape of cherry trees stretching out beneath.

Nagatoro's cherry blossoms are a treasured symbol of nature's beauty and the seasonal shift. The sight of cherry petals fluttering in the breeze has a soothing effect, heralding the arrival of spring. Visiting the cherry blossom festivals and renowned locations in Nagatoro allows one to escape the daily grind and enjoy a moment of healing amidst nature's bounty. The cherry blossoms in Nagatoro deliver the joy and beauty of spring, leaving an imprint of profound emotion and gratitude. We invite you to experience the magnificence of Nagatoro's cherry blossoms and enjoy a time of enrichment and reflection.

4. The Affordable SEIBU 1Day Pass + Nagatoro Free Pass

Unlimited one-day ticket exclusively for foreigners valid on Seibu Line and designated sections of Chichibu Railway
 *A non-Japanese passport or residence card must be presented at the time of purchase.

● One ticket grants unlimited rides for one day on all Seibu Lines (except the Tamagawa Line) and Chichibu Railway between Mitsumineguchi Station and Nogami Station.
 *Only valid on the day of use.

Price: Adults 1,500 yen, Children 750 yen (tax included)
*An additional fare is required when riding on limited express trains.



・Magnetic tickets: These tickets are only valid on the day of purchase.
If you are at a station with automatic ticket gates, simply pass through the automatic gate to use your ticket.

・Paper ticket: It is valid for one day within the indicated validity period on the back of the ticket.
To use it, simply show the ticket to the staff at the ticket gate or open counter when entering or exiting the station.

How to Purchase

Several options are available for purchasing SEIBU 1Day Pass + Nagatoro.
*Please be aware that the purchasing methods differ before and after your arrival in Japan.

Purchasing Before Your Arrival in Japan

You can reserve a ticket via Seibu Railway's official website and exchange it for a physical ticket at the Seibu Tourist Information Center Ikebukuro .

For detailed instructions on how to purchase, click here.

Purchasing After Your Arrival in Japan

You can buy a magnetic ticket or a hard ticket at designated sales locations.
*Please note that the types of tickets available may vary by location.

Sales Locations for Purchasing a Magnetic Ticket:
(1) Seibu Tourist Information Center Ikebukuro (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
(2) Ikebukuro Station Express Ticket Counter
・1F: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
・Underground: Weekdays 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Weekends and Holidays 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(3) Seibu Shinjuku Station Express Ticket Counter (7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Sales Locations for Purchasing a Hard Ticket:
For those arriving at Haneda Airport, tickets can be purchased at the GTN Haneda Airport Garden store .

▼ Contact Information for GTN Haneda Airport Garden Store ▼
・Business Hours: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
・Phone: 03-6822-3033
*Please visit the Haneda Airport Garden website or updated information on any changes to business hours, temporary closures, or other modifications.

This pass allows you to not only enjoy the cherry blossoms but also offers discounts on seasonal sightseeing spots and events. The Chichibu area, where Nagatoro is located, is known for its scenery and events that vary with the seasons. Make the most of the 1Day Pass to visit a variety of places.

Click here to purchase SEIBU 1Day Pass + Nagatoro before coming to Japan.

The pass is also available for purchase at the GTN Haneda Airport Garden Store, so be sure to stop by upon your arrival at Haneda Airport!

In addition to offering deals on Seibu Railway tickets, the store provides a range of services for tourists visiting Japan, including mobile SIM, eSIM, rental Wi-Fi, and tour arrangements.

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