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Take a VR Tour of Saitama


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Virtually experience river rafting in Nagatoro and sightseeing in the historic town of Kawagoe

Saitama Prefecture Products & Tourism Association


©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 City, a well-preserved historical 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, rent a kimono to wear as you explore the town.

At Nagatoro, about 2 hours by train from Tokyo, splash down the 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 unusually shaped rocks formed by the river’s rough rapids and the area’s forested mountains.

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


©Saitama Prefecture Products & Tourism Association


How to get there


Kawagoe: Take the JR Ueno–Tokyo Line from Tokyo Station to Omiya Station (30 minutes), and then the JR Kawagoe Line to Kawagoe Station (20 minutes).

Nagatoro: Take the JR Joetsu or Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Kumagaya Station (40 minutes), and then the Chichibu Railway to Nagatoro Station (55 minutes).


Kawagoe Station Tourist Information Center: 24-9 Wakita-machi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama-ken

Nagatoro Tourist Information Center: 529-1 Nagatoro, Nagatoro-machi, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken


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