Tenryukyo

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From a long time ago, Tenryu river is known under a strange name "Angry heavenly dragon." Tenryukyo is a valley made of cliffs surrounding Tenryu river. It is chosen as a national scenic beauty. These cliffs are filled with cherry blossom trees and Japanese red pines whose leaves take on beautiful warm colors in autumn. Therefore, it looks beautiful in every season. This place is famous for boat rides down the river. You can also visit this place on foot. It takes less than one hour to go around once, so it is perfect for jogging or taking a nice walk. Although it is a tourist spot, you can spend a relaxing time here.

Address
4874-1 Kawaji, Iida-shi, Nagano
Contact No.
+81-265-27-2946
Access
1-min walk from Tenryukyo Station on JR Line
Opening Hours / Holidays
9:00-17:00 (During winter 9:00-16:00)
Open all year round
Tenryu River Boat Ride
Opening Hours: 8:20-15:20
Official Website
http://www.tenryukyou.com/
Time Required
About 1 hour and a half to 2 hours
Admission fee
Free for visiting. Tenryu River Boat Ride costs 2,900 yen for adults and 1,450 yen for children

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

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If you want to relax, take a boat ride!

If you want to enjoy the secluded areas in a peaceful, relaxed manner, we recommend that you take a pleasant boat ride down Tenryu river. Departing from Tenryukyo, it takes approximately 50 min down the river. The boatman will give you a guide on the boat. You can also see them casting nets. You can get a closer look of the landscape of the valley that changes each season.

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Tenryukyo from Tsutsuji Bridge

Tsutsuji Bridge is a famous suspension bridge on Tenryukyo valley. It is also the best part of the promenade. Therefore, you need to take this bridge to complete a circuit in Tenryukyo. It is thrilling to walk on the 40 m long suspension bridge. Once you get used to the height, you will be able to enjoy the wonderful view of Tenryukyo.

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Symbol of Tenryukyo: Ryukakuho

Ryukakuho is a 53 m tall gigantic rock. It is said that this huge rock was left behind when a dragon who lived in Tenryu river went to heaven. Therefore, this strange rock is said to be an incarnation of the dragon. It has became a famous symbol of Tenryukyo. You should observe how big it is when you visit here.

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Great ride in winter on Kotatsu boat!

From December 1 to the end of February, kotatsu (low table covered with a futon and heated)  boat runs down the river every year. You can enjoy observing the winter landscape covered in snow on a boat equipped with kotatsu, that will keep your body warm.

Source:昼神温泉

Hojuji

It is a zen temple situated on a hill from where you can see Tenryu river. Inside the property, there is a natural park well maintained by generations of priests. The field filled with rhododendron is amazing. The best season is from the end of April to mid May.

Tenryukyo

From a long time ago, Tenryu river is known under a strange name "Angry heavenly dragon." Tenryukyo is a valley made of cliffs surrounding Tenryu river. It is chosen as a national scenic beauty. These cliffs are filled with cherry blossom trees and Japanese red pines whose leaves take on beautiful warm colors in autumn. Therefore, it looks beautiful in every season. This place is famous for boat rides down the river. You can also visit this place on foot. It takes less than one hour to go around once, so it is perfect for jogging or taking a nice walk. Although it is a tourist spot, you can spend a relaxing time here.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:pixta

If you want to relax, take a boat ride!

If you want to enjoy the secluded areas in a peaceful, relaxed manner, we recommend that you take a pleasant boat ride down Tenryu river. Departing from Tenryukyo, it takes approximately 50 min down the river. The boatman will give you a guide on the boat. You can also see them casting nets. You can get a closer look of the landscape of the valley that changes each season.

Source:pixta

Tenryukyo from Tsutsuji Bridge

Tsutsuji Bridge is a famous suspension bridge on Tenryukyo valley. It is also the best part of the promenade. Therefore, you need to take this bridge to complete a circuit in Tenryukyo. It is thrilling to walk on the 40 m long suspension bridge. Once you get used to the height, you will be able to enjoy the wonderful view of Tenryukyo.

Source:Wikimedia Commons

Symbol of Tenryukyo: Ryukakuho

Ryukakuho is a 53 m tall gigantic rock. It is said that this huge rock was left behind when a dragon who lived in Tenryu river went to heaven. Therefore, this strange rock is said to be an incarnation of the dragon. It has became a famous symbol of Tenryukyo. You should observe how big it is when you visit here.

Source:pixta

Great ride in winter on Kotatsu boat!

From December 1 to the end of February, kotatsu (low table covered with a futon and heated)  boat runs down the river every year. You can enjoy observing the winter landscape covered in snow on a boat equipped with kotatsu, that will keep your body warm.

Source:昼神温泉

Hojuji

It is a zen temple situated on a hill from where you can see Tenryu river. Inside the property, there is a natural park well maintained by generations of priests. The field filled with rhododendron is amazing. The best season is from the end of April to mid May.

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