Welcome to Kumagaya-shi








 Kumagaya City is approximately 35 minutes by Shinkansen from Ueno Station. Located within 1 hour to Asakusa, Kumagaya City has a population of approximately 200 thousand people. Kumagaya City, which is only 1 hour away from central Tokyo, is known for its delicious cuisines made with local ingredients produced in its nature rich land and is packed with several locations to visit including the national treasure building “Menuma Shodenzan Kangiin Shotendo”, as well as the 2 large rivers Arakawa River and Tone River that represent Japan, and vast views of unique Japanese rural landscapes.

 The city is also known to have the highest production capacity of wheat in Japan. The UDON (wheat flour noodles) of Kumagaya, made with high-quality wheat and fine water of the region, is a tasty traditional cuisine that is popular among locals. It is also the region that hosts the “UDON Summit”, an event where UDON from all over Japan is gathered.

 A brief walk from Kumagaya Station south exit, you can experience Arakawa River and vast river beds. In the spring, cherry blossoms bloom along locations including the Arakawa River embankment, and you can enjoy “HANAMI” there. In the summer, traditional events including the “Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri” and “Fireworks Festival” are hosted. Several hundreds of thousands of visitors gather for these events, and the city becomes lively with excitement.

 A place where you can enjoy playing sports as well as cheering for your team, Kumagaya City supports various sporting events. Within the city, various sporting events including baseball, soccer, rugby, track and field events, and indoor sporting events are held throughout the year. Also, approximately 1 million people visit the “Kumagaya Sports Culture Park” annually.

 3 rugby matches will be held for the “Rugby World Cup 2019” at “Kumagaya Rugby Stadium” on September 24, 2019. Please come visit and watch rugby at “Rugby Town Kumagaya” on this occasion.

 We sincerely hope all our visitors enjoy the various attractions of Kumagaya City and have a safe and pleasant trip.

 We hope you will find this map useful.

 Information including shop and facility information on this map are as of February 2018. The published information is subject to change without prior notice. We apologize for the trouble, but please contact each store, etc. for their latest information.