The following information is provided for the tourists who use a wheelchair in Nagatoro.
The information is based on the typical wheelchair, which has a length of 42 inches (106.7 cm), a height of 36 inches (91.4 cm), seat heights around 19.5inches (49.5 cm), and a width of 25” (63.5 cm).
If you need more information, please feel free to contact each accommodation or the Nagatoro Tourist Association.
Kanpo no Yado – Yorii (かんぽの宿 寄居)
|Add.||2267 Sueno, Yorii-machi Osato-gun, Saitama Japan 369-1205|
|Add.||1446 Nagatoro Nagatoro-machi, Chichibu-gun Saitama, Japan 369-1305|
Heritage Minoyama (いこいの村 ヘリテイジ美の山)
|Add||3415 Minano Minano-machi, Chichibu-gun Saitama, Japan 369-1412|
Kamiizumi (冬桜の宿 神泉)
|Add||1431-1 Yanoh, Kamikawa-machi Kodama-gun, Saitama, Japan 367-0313|
The way to get to Nagatoro by public transportation is to take Chichibu Railway. Chichibu Railway is connected to the following stations.
- Kumagaya Station・・・JR Takasaki Line/Joetsu-Hokuriku Shinkansen
- Ohanabatake Station・・・ Seibu Chichibu Line (Seibu-Chichibu Station)
- Yorii Station・・・Tobu Tojo Line/JR Hachiko Line
- Hanyu Station・・・Tobu Isesaki Line
For more details, please contact each railway company.
- Chichibu Railway – ☎048-580-6363 (9:00a.m.~5:00p.m./open all year around)
- Seibu Railway Customer Center – ☎04-2996-2888 (9:00a.m.~5:00p.m./open all year around except New Year holidays)
- Tobu Railway Customer – ☎03-5962-0102 (9:00a.m.~5:00p.m./open all year around except New Year holidays)
- JR East Japan Infoline – ☎050-2016-1600 (6:00a.m.~12:00a.m.)
|Iwadatami||Iwadatami is the natural rock formation, therefore it is not allowed to pass on top of it by the wheelchair. It is possible to go down to the area near Iwadatami, but it is a steep slope (12 degrees, 60 meters, bumpy), thus assistance might be needed.|
|Hodosan Shrine||Hodosan Shrine is equipped with a parking lot for wheelchair users. It is possible to visit the main building of the shrine, Honden without using the stairs. Be sure to contact the shrine office before using the parking lot. (TEL: 0494-66-0084)|
|Hodosan Ropeway||There is a ropeway to the summit of Mt. Hodo. Hodosan Ropeway is wheelchair-accessible. Please be sure to contact Hodosan Ropeway before using the service.（TEL: 0494-66-0258）|
|Saitama Museum of Natural History||Saitama Museum of Natural History is an accessible facility. Free admission for those with physical disability certificates plus a caregiver.|
|River Boating||The river boating in Nagatoro goes down the Arakawa River by a Japanese traditional boat. Please check with each boat company for more information.|
|Rafting, Canoe, and Kayak||These sports can be played by wheelchairs users as well. If you are interested in any of these activities, please check out rafting, canoe, kayak companies in Nagatoro.|
Road Condition around Nagatoro Station
|Iwadatami St.||This street is nearly flat, which allows wheelchair users to explore the area.|
|Nagatoro Ekimae St.||This street has wide sidewalks that are accessible for wheelchairs. However, please be aware that there are steps between the sidewalk and the roadway.|
|The approach to Hodosan Shrine (Hodosan-Sando St.)||It has a sidewalk, although it is made of sloping stone pavement. There are bumps between the stones, or steep slopes in some places. (Maximum slope: 4 degrees)|
|National Route 140||There is a sidewalk along National Route 140 near Nagatoro Station. (Narrow in some places)|