Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta. This time, I toured by motorcycle from Ageo City, Saitama Prefecture to Todoroki Valley, Tokyo. I would like to introduce what Todoroki Valley is, how to get there, what kind of attractions there are, and where the bike parking lot is.
What is Todoroki Valley?
Todoroki Valley is a park rich in nature located in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. The Todoroki River, part of the Tama River system, flows through the valley, which stretches for approximately 1.2 kilometers, and you can enjoy the scenery of each season. Especially in the spring, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and in the fall, the leaves turn beautiful colors. There are also historical buildings within the valley, such as the Tamagawa Josui Stone Bridge, Japan’s oldest aqueduct, and Todoroki Fudoson, which was built in the Edo period. Additionally, there are many cafes and restaurants around the valley. Todoroki Valley is an attractive spot where you can feel nature and history while being close to the city center and easy to access.
Route to Todoroki Valley
This time, I toured by motorcycle from Ageo City, Saitama Prefecture to Todoroki Valley, Tokyo. My favorite car is a Harley-Davidson FLSB Sport Glide. The starting point was the parking lot in front of Ageo City Hall. From there, we headed to Saitama City via National Route 17 and the Shin-Omiya Bypass. This section has relatively little traffic and is easy to drive, but there are many traffic lights, so you need to be careful. At Saitama City, I transferred to the Shuto Expressway Omiya Line and headed towards Higashi-Ikebukuro. There is a fee for this section, but it can be crowded depending on the time of day. At Higashi-Ikebukuro, I transferred to the Shuto Expressway No. 5 Ikebukuro Line and headed towards the Chuo Expressway. This section also has a toll, but it feels good to drive on the expressway. On the Chuo Expressway, I passed through the Yamate Tunnel and headed for Ohashi JCT. This tunnel is long and dark so be careful.
At Ohashi JCT, I transferred to Shuto Expressway No. 3 Shibuya Line and headed towards Yoga. There is a fee for this section, but as you drive through the city center, the scenery changes and your mood improves.
At Yoga, I got off the Shuto Expressway No. 3 Shibuya Line and entered Kanpachi Dori. This section is free, but there is a lot of traffic and it can be congested. At Kanpachi-dori, I entered Meguro-dori and came close to Todoroki Keikoku Park. It’s almost time to reach our destination. From Meguro-dori, we entered Yoganakamachi-dori, then turned left and arrived at the entrance to Todoroki Keikoku Park. It was about an hour and a half touring.
Highlights of Todoroki Valley
Todoroki Valley is the only valley within Tokyo’s 23 wards, and is a spot where you can enjoy rich greenery and clear air. We have summarized the highlights below:
- Golf Bridge: A bright red symbol right at the entrance that stands out among the greenery.
- Promenade: There is a promenade approximately 1 km long, where you can enjoy the scenery of each season.
- Todoroki Fudoson: If you follow the promenade, you will arrive under a large bridge. Beyond that, there are stairs leading up, and if you go further you will find Todoroki Fudoson.
- Sweets shop “Setsugekka”: Stop by during your walk. There is a waterfall nearby, and you can enjoy matcha, anmitsu, and kudzu mochi while listening to the sound of the waterfall.
Todoroki Valley motorcycle parking lot
Todoroki Keikoku Park does not have a dedicated parking lot for motorcycles. However, there are several paid and free parking lots around the park. The reservation-based motorcycle parking lot is the most reliable way to park your motorcycle, so please reserve a nearby parking lot and head to Todoroki Valley.
Motorcycle touring from Ageo City, Saitama Prefecture to Todoroki Valley, Tokyo takes about an hour and a half. Todoroki Valley is a wonderful spot where you can feel nature and history even though it is close to the city center. It’s a lot of fun to walk along the promenade along the valley and see the clear streams, waterfalls, cherry blossoms, autumn leaves, stone bridges, and Fudoson. There are also many cafes and restaurants around the valley. There are several motorcycle parking lots around the park, but it’s best to check in advance. Motorcycle touring from Ageo City in Saitama Prefecture to Todoroki Valley in Tokyo is a recommended course where you can fully enjoy nature and history.
This is an article about motorcycle touring from Ageo City, Saitama Prefecture to Todoroki Valley, Tokyo. I hope this article is helpful to you. We hope to see you again next time. It was _hiroyuki.ta.
*The English name for Todoroki Valley is Todoroki Valley.