kind of city
is Nagai?

The name Nagai means “the place where water gathers.” The city is embraced by abundant greenery, mountains in every direction, and the clear waters of the Mogami River, one of Japan’s longest rivers which nourishes country. In the Edo period (1603-1868), the area prospered as a merchant town utilizing ship transport along the Mogami River, leading to exchanges with Kyoto which gave birth to a climate of love for arts and culture. Nagai is a city where colorful flowers can be enjoyed throughout the year, beginning in the spring with sakura (Japanese cherry blossom) followed by white azaleas, irises and many other flowers.