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The Town of Nagatoro

River Cruises & Shrines Near Chichibu

Donny Kimball
6 min readDec 18, 2021

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Traditional boats sit on the bank of the Arakawa in Saitama Prefecture’s town of Nagatoro

Japan always manages to surprise me. Every time that I think that I’ve FINALLY crossed an area off of my now 6,000 item-long bucket list, I somehow manage to uncover more allures in the region. For example, I was recently showing a friend around Chichibu in Saitama Prefecture, a locale that I had…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/