Exploring Nagatoro

Prepare to be charmed by this small tourist town

By Cathy Cawood    - 1 min read

Only about two hours from Tokyo is a pretty little tourist town named Nagatoro. While there are many things to do in Nagatoro including exploring Iwadatami, shooting rapids on the Arakawa River, visiting Hodosan Shrine and taking the cable car to the top of Mount Hodo, just wandering around the old-fashioned streets makes for a very pleasant past-time.

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Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014.I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.