The amazing sight for fall leaves, Arashiyama in Musashi.
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.
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.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 2627 Kamagata, Ranzanmachi, Hikigun, Saitama
- 0493-81-4511（Ranzanmachi Tourism Association）
- No closing day
- 1,000yen (300 cars)
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)