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  • Mt. Hodo Robai-en
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro 1766-1
    A wintersweet garden located on top of Mt. Hodo, a 497-meter-tall mountain in Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County. Divided into east and west gardens, some 3,000 wintersweet plants spanning three varieties (soshin-robai, wa-robai and mangetsu-robai) are grown here. Visitors can enjoy the mountaintop view as well as the sight of the plants' flowers when they bloom from late December to late February.

    宝登山ロープウェイは、 30分毎に山麓駅から山頂駅までの全長832mを約5分間で運行しています。宝登山小動物公園の人気者にちなんで名付けられた「もんきー号」・「ばんび号」の2基のゴンドラです。梅、ロウバイ、桜の時期は混雑します。ガイドさんの宝登山の案内を聞くことができます。

  • Hodosan Ropeway
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro 1766-1
    Built on 497 meter tall Mt. Hodo, the Hodosan Ropeway connects the 832 meters between Sanroku Station at the foot and Sancho Station at the summit. During the five minute ride, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Nagatoro from the air. Starting with kanzakura cold weather cherries which reach peak bloom in late November, you can enjoy spectacular flowering plants here through to mid-June, including Japanese allspice, Japanese apricot, pheasant’s eye, cherry trees, azaleas, and rhododendrons. In autumn, the fall foliage is stunning.

Saitama Areas

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Eclipsed by neighboring Tokyo, Saitama is often branded as the sleepy suburbs. However, look a little deeper and you’ll uncover quaint towns bursting with history and crafts from the kurazukuri Edo-period clay houses of Kawagoe to the ancient tree-enveloped temples of Chichibu.

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