On June 12, students from Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) enjoyed a weekend of river rafting on the Nagatoro River.
The Nagatoro River, in Chichibu (Saitama Prefecture), flows through a valley of the same name, famous for its lush nature. This river has been navigated for over 100 years, and even today a leisurely ride can be enjoyed in a traditional Japanese boat. However, TUJ students used inflatable boats and navigated the river rapids.
As the weather was warm, with temperatures over 25ºC, the students also enjoyed plunging into the cool waters of the river. The more adventurous jumped into the water from a small cliff! All this, of course, was supervised by Nagatoro Outdoor Center instructors.
After so much physical activity, the students enjoyed a barbecue on the river bank. And before returning to Tokyo, they stopped at a nearby onsen, where they relaxed in the warm waters that spring from the heart of Chichibu National Park.
See you at future TUJ activities!
<By Luis Navarro Garcia, Office of Student Services>