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Ranzan Valley

The amazing sight for fall leaves, Arashiyama in Musashi.

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Nature/Scenery

Known as the sight for beautiful fall leaves, Ranzan Valley is a spectacular tapestry of rock walls, Tsuki River’s pure stream and greeneries.
When the first forestry professor in Japan, Seiroku Honda, visited here, he was impressed how the scenery resembled Arashiyama in Kyoto and said, “This is Arashiyama in Musashi.” The town was named Ranzan (spelled the same as Arashiyama) machi after his saying.

One of the highlights is a path from the observation platform to Akiko Yosano poem monument. The path goes through a tunnel of Japanese maple with the refreshing sound from the river. Around the Kansui Bridge, enjoy Japanese maple in a burning red color, reflected on the water.

Although Ranzan Valley is well-known for fall colors, the new green in spring is exhilarating. Listening to birds’ chirping and the sound of the rolling river and walking through the fresh green is an uplifting leisure. In summer, Ranzan Valley BBQ Area down the stream is a great place to play in the water and grill with friends and family.

It’s close enough to come from Tokyo. Leave the city and visit the rich nature in Ranzan Valley.

Highlights

  • Gorgeous fall colors resemble Arashiyama in Kyoto.
  • No stores in the neighborhood. Bring drinks and food.
  • The path is maintained but wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • The location enjoyable not only in fall, but also in spring and summer.
  • Good access from Tokyo. 

Photos

  • Kansui Bridge in Ranzan Valley

    Kansui Bridge in Ranzan Valley

  • A path leading to Akiko Yosano monument

    A path leading to Akiko Yosano monument

  • The monument of the poet Akiko Yosano

    The monument of the poet Akiko Yosano

  • Kansui Bridge in fresh green season

    Kansui Bridge in fresh green season

  • Ranzan Valley Barbecue Site, where you can also enjoy playing in the river

    Ranzan Valley Barbecue Site, where you can also enjoy playing in the river

Reviews

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  • Keny Giri

    喜歡欣賞楓葉的美景,又不喜歡人擠人的感覺,這裡就像世外桃源一樣很推薦👍

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Details

Name in Japanese
嵐山渓谷
Postal Code
355-0225
Address
2627 Kamagata, Ranzanmachi, Hikigun, Saitama
Telephone
0493-81-4511(Ranzanmachi Tourism Association)
Closed
No closing day
Admission
Free
Parking
1,000yen (300 cars)
Access
1) 40-min walk from Tobu Tojo Line, Musashi-ranzan Station
2) 7-min bus ride from Tobu Tojo Line, Musashi-ranzan Station, then walk 15 min.
3) 20-min drive from Kanetsu Expressway, Ranzan-Ogawa Interchange or Higashi-Matsuyama Interchange
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)