Western AreaRanzan Town
Ranzan Valley is one of the famous scenic spot in Saitama prefecture known for its Iwadatami rock terraces, clear stream of the Tsukikawa River, and a rich natural environment.
Especially in the area called Hosohara, which extends from Mt. Ohira, the river channel is large and turns 180 degrees, creating a unique peninsula-like terrain. You can see the beautiful scenery of the valley and the surrounding red pine forest. The beautiful scenery of the valley is very similar to Arashiyama in Kyoto so that when Dr. Seiroku Honda, the first person in Japan to hold a Ph.D. of forestry, visited and said, "This is “Arashiyama of Musashi no kuni.” From the fact that he muttered at the time, it is the origin of the name of the town “Ranzan-machi” which is another way to pronounce the kanji-signs for Arashiyama.
In the early summer, you can enjoy the scenery that you wouldn’t believe it's just an hour away from the centre of the city with fresh greenery, the sound of the river flowing, and the birds chirping.
In autumn, please enjoy the colours reflected on the surface of the water and the fiery red maple trees.
*Best time to see the autumn leaves: Mid-November to early December
Parks / Gardens Scenery / Landscape Flower
- Tourist spot name
- Ranzan Valley
- Kamagata, Ranzan-machi, Hiki-gun
- 0493-81-4511（Ranzan Town Tourism Association）0493-81-4511（Ranzan Town Tourism Association）
- Home page
- Event information
- Ranzan Valley Autumn Leaves Festival is held in November every year
Business hours / Fee
- Business hours
- Feel free to explore at anytime
- Public transport
About 50 minuets walk from Musashi Ranzan station on the Tobu Tojo Line
About 10 minutes by bus from Musashi Ranzan station on the Tobu Tojo Line. Get off at the bus stop "Kyuyouchi Iriguchi (BBQ Area)" and walk for about 15 minutes.
About 15 minutes from Kanetsu Expressway Higashimatsuyama IC or Ranzan Ogawa IC.
Please use the parking lot “Ranzan Valley Barbecue site” which is 1 km from the Ranzan Valley entrance intersection.
Vehicles are not allowed to enter the Ranzan Valley.
- Ranzan valley Barbecue area( Fee is required) 9:00-16:30 or 16:00, depending on the season. Please check the website for details.