Hanno's Riverbed and Wareiwa Bridge

Beautiful riverside with small-town charm in Saitama

By Todd Wojnowski    - 1 min read

Hanno City, Saitama, is best known for its mountains, hiking trails, and small-town charm. Running through a corner of the city not far from Hanno Station, however, is the Iruma River (Iruma-gawa), and Hanno has created a wonderful area along the riverside. Marked by the eye-catching Wareiwa Bridge (Wareiwa-bashi), the riverside area is filled with people walking dogs, strolling with their dates, and meeting with friends. The stony banks extend to some great places to get back to nature and enjoy a very pretty setting. It's also a popular place for people to have barbecues and gather during fireworks festivals. 

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Todd Wojnowski

Todd Wojnowski @todd.wojnowski

I am an avid backpacker, writer, marathon runner, hiker, eater of spicy foods, watcher of B-movies, and user of the Harvard comma. I'm originally from Buffalo, New York, and arrived in Japan in 2008.