Nagatoro Boating and Rafting Down
Nothing is more appealing than the stillness and exciting motion of boating down the river in Nagatoro. When you go onboard a traditional Japanese boat that is leaving the berth, the quiet azure surface of the Arakawa River will greet you. While you quietly enjoy seeing the mirror-like surface of the river, the Chichibu Red Cliff with its rough rocks, and a pile of flat rocks, the boat will soon enter the swirling torrent in the middle reaches of the river. Then the sluggish stream suddenly changes into a rapid current, and the boat splashes water while it passes through rocks in the river. After the thrill of that moment, the surface of the river will become quiet as the stream again changes into a gentle flow. While you enjoy the gentle flow and the scenery of the surrounding cliffs reflected in the water, the cruise will come to an end. To experience both stillness and exciting motion in the Arakawa River while you sail down is just wonderful. Come and enjoy the one-hour cruise on the clear river.