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Take a VR Tour of Saitama

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Virtually experience river rafting and the historic town of Kawagoe

Saitama Prefecture Products & Tourism Association



Let us introduce you to two of Saitama’s top places to visit via 360-degree, virtual reality videos. Just 30 minutes by train from Tokyo is Kawagoe, a well-preserved townscape where you can feel the atmosphere of Japan from 400 years ago. Soak in the scenery and snack on local foods like eel and sweet potatoes. For some extra special holiday photos, hire a kimono to wear as you explore the town.


Splash down the Nagatoro River in a traditional boat handled by a skilled boatman. An activity enjoyed by visitors to Saitama for over 100 years, floating down the stream is the best way to see the unusual-shaped rocks formed by the river’s rough rapids and the area’s forested mountains.


Take a trip from home to Saitama with these VR videos as you plan your next trip to Japan.



How to get there


Kawagoe: 30 minutes by Tobu Tojo Line Express Trains from Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo; or 50 minutes by JR Saikyo Line Rapid Trains from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.


Nagatoro: 65 minutes by JR Takasaki Line Trains from Tokyo to Kumagaya Station, then 55 minutes by Chichibu Railway Trains from Kumagaya Station to Nagatoro Station.



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