Yellow news from Nagatoro in winter: Japanese allspice of Hodosan blooms


The Japanese allspice of Hodosan has begun to bloom. At Chichibu Railway Co., Ltd., in order to enjoy winter cherry blossom viewing at “Nagatoro Hodosan Ropeway”, “Driving the Express Roubai”, “Increasing Hodosan Ropeway”, “Roubai” We will guide you through “hiking to enjoy”.

At Nagatoro Hodosan Tanbaien, which is located in the area around the summit of Mt. You can get a panoramic view of Mt. Buko, Mt. Ryokami, and the streets of Chichibu, and enjoy the best location in Kanto with the rich sweet scent of Japanese allspice. The details are as follows.

1. Nagatoro Treasure Mountain Climbing Garden (Japanese allspice garden)
Japanese allspice is a deciduous tree native to China that belongs to the genus Japanese allspice of the family Calycanthaceae. I am. It is a small yellow flower with a luster like wax work, and it is characterized by a sweet and rich scent as the name “Winter sweet” in English. Yellow flowers are in full bloom at the best time, and the garden is surrounded by a sweet scent.

◆ Best time to see: Mid-January to late February * Flowering conditions may change depending on the weather
◆ Access: 20 minutes walk from Nagatoro Station on the Chichibu Railway
5 minutes using the Hodosan Ropeway, 2 minutes on foot from the summit station

“Flowering status as of January 18, 2021”
West Japanese allspice garden: Blooms for 3-4 minutes East Japanese allspice garden: Blooms for 1-2 minutes Four seasons hill: Blooms for 3-4 minutes
* The flowering situation is about the same as usual.

State of January 18, 2021

2. Fast and convenient “Express Roubai”
According to the best time to see the Japanese allspice, the head mark of the Japanese allspice design will be posted on the two fast and convenient express trains.

■ Posting period: January 23 (Sat) -February 28 (Sun), 2021
■ Posted vehicles: 2 express trains (6000 series)
* In addition to the ticket, an express ticket (210 yen for adults and 110 yen for children) is required for boarding.

Express Roubai head mark

3. Hodosan Ropeway Increased Operation / Free Shuttle Bus Operation
We will increase the number of trains on the ropeway according to the best time to see the Japanese allspice.

(1) Hodosan Ropeway increased operation
■ Increase period: January 16th (Sat), 17th (Sun), 23rd (Sat), 24th (Sun), 2021
Every day from January 28th (Thursday) to February 28th (Sunday)
☆ On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during the increase period, the first train time will be advanced to 9:00 and the train will be operated.

(2) Free shuttle bus service between Nagatoro Station and Hodosan Ropeway foot parking lot
■ Operating period: January 16th (Sat), 17th (Sun), 23rd (Sat), 24th (Sun), 2021
Every day from January 28th (Thursday) to February 28th (Sunday)
■ Operating time: Operates at any time between 10:00 and 16:00
* Please contact us for shuttle bus operations other than the above period.

Hodosan Ropeway

4. Holding a hike to enjoy Japanese allspice
In addition to using the Hodosan Ropeway, it is also recommended to go hiking to the summit of Hodosan. It is a course that even beginners can walk with peace of mind from Nagatoro Station to the summit of Mt. Hodo in about 4km and about 80 minutes.

(1) “Nagatoro Hodosan Tsubame Ornamental Hiking” Chichibu Railway Special Project
■ Date: January 27th (Wednesday) -January 31st (Sunday), 2021
■ Participation method: Reception on the day, free walking, participation fee free
■ Meeting / Reception: Chichibu Railway Nagatoro Station 9: 00-11: 00

(2) “Nagatoro Hodosan, Chimonanthus Hiking” held jointly by Chichibu Railway and Tobu Railway
■ Date: February 6th (Sat) -February 23rd (Tuesday), 2021
■ Participation method: Reception on the day, free walking, participation fee free
■ Meeting / Reception: Nagatoro Town Tourist Information Center (in front of Chichibu Railway Nagatoro Station) 9: 30-11: 00
* Some parts may freeze depending on the weather. Please wear non-slip footwear and comfortable clothing.
* For details on hiking, please see the Chichibu Railway website below.
>Chichibu Railway Homepage

● Inquiries about Nagatoro Hodosan Ropeway Flowering Status and Hodosan Ropeway
Hodosan Ropeway Sanroku Station
TEL: 0494-66-0258

● Inquiries about the Express Roubai and hiking
Planning Department, Chichibu Railway Co., Ltd.
TEL: 048-523-3313 (Weekdays 9: 00-17: 00)



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