Tama / Okutama

Tama, Tokyo

Tama area situated to the west and just outside Tokyo’s 23 wards is full of attractions such as hiking trails and historical temples.

Edo-Tokyo Tatemono-en (Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum)
Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum is an open-air museum offers you an opportunity to stop at old merchant houses, an old-style public b …  more »
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Fuchu-no-Mori Park
Fuchu-no-Mori Park is a family sports park with woods, hills and water, embraced by the nature of the Musashino area.
The symbolic “Flower Pr …  more »
Park / Garden
Fussa Base Side Street
The Yokota shopping district on National Route 16 has many unique stores selling such items as importing goods and military goods.
Signs whic …  more »
Food / Shopping
Fussa Shichifukujin Kumagawa-jinja Shrine
The sublime Kumagawa-jinja Shrine from the Azuchi-Momoyama Era (1573 – 1603) is the oldest wooden building in Fussa city, and is one of the d …  more »
History
Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
Ghibli Museum was designed by Hayao Miyazaki, Japan’s top animation director known for his Academy Award winning “Spirited Away”.
Visitors ar …  more »
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Hamura City Folk Art Museum
Hamura City Folk Art Museum was opened in 1985.
The museum displays the materials regarding nature, history and culture of Hamura City.
As re …  more »
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Hamura Dam (Hamura Syusuiseki)
Along the Okutama Kaido Avenue, you will find the symbol of Hamura City, Hamura Dam.
The dam was excavated by the Tamagawa brothers in 1653.
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Hamura Zoo
Hamura Zoo is Japan’s first town‐managed zoo opened in 1978.
The zoo has an at-home atmosphere and is suitable for family outing.

When en …  more »

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Inokashira Park
Inokashira Park, opened in 1917, is a Tokyo’s oasis rich in greenery with large Inokashira Pond and thickets where you can see wild birds.
In …  more »
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Inokashira Park Zoo
Inokashira Park Zoo is a historic zoo opened in 1942.
The zoo keeps 200 species of animals, such as Asian elephants, rhesus monkeys, raccoons …  more »
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Jindai Botanical Park
Jindai Botanical Park was opened in 1961 as the first botanical park in Tokyo.
Visitors can enjoy plants and the beauty of flowers all year  …  more »
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Jindai-ji Temple
Jindai-ji Temple has the second longest history next to Senso-ji Temple in the central Tokyo.
The grounds are scattered with the distinguishe …  more »
History
Koshinkan Hall
Koshinkan was originally an old house of a wealthy farmer in the Edo Era (1603 – 1868).
Then the building was used for soy sauce brewing and  …  more »
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Mount Takao-san
Mt. Takao-san is located in Hachioji City on the western edge of Tokyo.
The mountain is rich in nature and is designated as a national park. …  more »
Nature
Negaramimae-Suiden Paddy Field (Tulip Field)
Negaramimae-Suiden Paddy Field turns into a flower garden while it is not used for rice cultivation.
In the approximately 8 hectare rice fiel …  more »
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Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park
Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park is the largest urban park in Tokyo located at the west end of Sayama Hill.
There is a Japanese traditional house r …  more »
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Okunitama-jinja Shrine
Okunitama-jinja Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Tokyo.
The shrine is said to have been established in 111 by a governor of Musashi Pro …  more »
History
Otaka-no-Michi Path / Masugata-no-ike Pond Springs
This area used to be a “Taka-gari” falconry area for Owari-Tokugawa family during the Edo Era (1603 – 1867), and the path was named “Otaka-no …  more »
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Sanrio Puroland
Hello Kitty, Cinamon, Usahana, and Jewelpet …
all the Sanrio characters are gathered in Sanrio Puroland.
You can enjoy their live shows and …  more »
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Showa Kinen Park (Showa Memorial Park)
Showa Kinen Park was built as part of the celebrations making the 50th year of the Emperor Showa’s reign.
In addition to barbecues and variou …  more »
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Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple
Takahata Fudoson is one of the oldest temple in the Kanto region.
The temple of the Shingon School of Buddhism is said to have been founded i …  more »
History
Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple
Located near the summit of Mt. Takao-san, Yakuo-in Temple is said to have been erected in 744 by the priest Gyoki.
The temple is one of the t …  more »
History
Tama Art University Museum
Tama Art University Museum introduces wide range of creation from historical art to modern art through exhibition, workshop, and open lecture …  more »
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Tama Zoo
With an area of 52.3 hectares of land on Tama Hills, Tama Zoo provides a natural environment for a wide range of animals and insects from all …  more »
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Tamagawa-Josui
Tamagawa-Josui is a conduit that sustained the decelopment of Edo / Tokyo.
It became an Official National Historic Site in 2003, which marked …  more »
Nature
Tokyo Summer Land
Tokyo Summer Land is a comprehensive leisure land which sets in the expansive grounds covering 1,300,000 square meters on the Akigawa Hills.
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Tonogayato-teien Garden
Tonogayato-teien is a garden with wild flowers and spring water in the Musashino field.
Their attraction is the delicate harmony of the West …  more »
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Yakushi-ike Park
Yakushi-ike Park is a quiet Japanese park with the Yakushi-ike Pond at the center.
Each season brings different flower blossoms such as plums …  more »
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Yomiuri Land
Yomiuri Land has plenty of attractions including roller-coasters, bungee jumping, and a giant Ferris wheel.
The most popular attraction is th …  more »
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Okutama, Tokyo

With lakes praised for their pristine waters, mountain streams weaving like stitchwork through mountain crags, and summits teeming with avid climbers, the town of Okutama sits invitingly on the western edge of metropolitan Tokyo. Approximately 2 hours from the city center, Okutama offers majestic natural sites in contrast to the stereotypical image of Tokyo.

Akigawa-keikoku Valley
Akigawa-keikoku Valley is the largest tributary valley of Tama-gawa River, which stretches 20 kilometers from the Ajiro-hashi Bridge in Akiru …  more »
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Hatonosu-keikoku Valley
Beneath an approximately 40 meters high cliff, the Tama-gawa River runs amidst the huge crags and rocks of Okutama’s gorgeous Hatonosu-keikok …  more »
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Lake Okutama-ko
Lake Okutama-ko, the symbol of the Okutama area, is an artificial lake created with the construction of the Ogouchi Dam which blocks the Tama …  more »
Nature
Mount Kumotori-yama
When climbing the mountains of Okutama, Mt. Kumotori-yama cannot be missed.
With its altitude of 2,017 meters, Mt. Kumotori-yama is the high …  more »
Nature
Nippara Furusato Art Museum
Nippara Furusato Art Museum is an art museum located amidst natural landscapes and sweeping mountain panoramas, where the beauty of Okutama c …  more »
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Nippara Shinrin-kan (Nippara Forest Hall)
Nippara is famous for having the most giant trees over 100 years old in Japan.
Nippara Shinrin-kan is Japan’s only giant tree information cen …  more »
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Nippara-Shonyudo Limestone Cave
Nippara-Shonyudo Limestone Cave is the largest limestone cave in the Kanto region.
It is more than 800 meters in depth, about 280 meters of w …  more »
Nature
Okutama Mizu to Midori no Fureai-kan
Mizu to Midori no Fureai-kan is a facility offering easy-to-follow explanations of Okutama’s history, the importance of waters and natural si …  more »
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Okutama Visitor Center
Okutama Visitor Center offers exhibitions and guidance on Okutama’s mountains and other natural sites, including Chichibu Tama Kai National P …  more »
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Shiromaru Dam
In the upstream region of Hatonosu-keikoku Valley sits Shiromaru Dam, which was constructed in 1963 and holds back the Tama-gawa River.
The d …  more »
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Yama-no-Furusato Mura Village
Yama-no-Furusato Mura is a facility designed to bring visitors in touch with Okutama’s diversity of nature.
They offer log cabins, campground …  more »
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Ome, Tokyo

Gyokudo Art Museum
Gyokudo Art Museum near Mitake-kobashi Bridge was built to commemorate Kawai Gyokudo, a master of modern Japanese-style painting who had alwa …  more »
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Iwakura Onsen Hot Spring
Iwakura Onsen-kyo Hot Spring village is located among the mountains.
It is the only hot spring village in Tokyo, and the source of the hot sp …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Kushi Kanzashi Museum (Japanese Combs and Ornamental Hairpins Museum)
Kushi Kanzashi Museum holds 4,000 items of Japanese combs, long ornamental hairpins and other traditional cosmetic tools from the Edo Period  …  more »
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Mount Mitake-san
Mt. Mitake-san is in Ome city, in the western part of Tokyo.
Among the mountains in Okutama area, Mt. Mitake-san is lower in elevation (929  …  more »
Nature
Ome City Folk Art Museum / Old Miyazaki House
There are many ancient documents like documents of the former Horin-ji Temple which is one of the tangible cultural assets of Ome City, hand- …  more »
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Ome Kimono Museum
Japanese traditional cultural assets, Kimonos, are collected in Ome Kimono Museum.
It is located at a part of Yoshino-Baito, and more than 50 …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery
Ome Municipal Museum of Art (Kojima Zentaro Museum)
Ome Municipal Museum of Art holds over 2,200 of drawings and wood block prints created by the artists who contributed to the development of m …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Shiofune Kannon-ji Temple
Shiofune Kannon-ji Temple is famous for 17,000 of Azaleas.
The Azalea Festival is held from mid-April to mid-May, and the view of the temple  …  more »
History
Yoshikawa Eiji House and Museum
Yoshikawa Eiji is a renowned historical novelist who wrote “Miyamoto Musashi”, “Shinsho Taikoki (Paperback Life of the Taiko, Toyotomi Hideyo …  more »
Museum / Gallery

Hinode, Tokyo

Hinode Pottery
Hinode Pottery is a place where you can freely make your original cups and bowls.
You can join the workshop without booking (but it is highly …  more »
Entertainment
Hinode-Sanso Mountain villa
Hinode-Sanso was a mountain villa of the former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone.
The place is known as a place where he held a meet …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery
Hosen-in Temple
Hosen-in Temple is famous for its sedentary statue of wooden “Enma”.
Enma (Yama) is the god of death in Hinduism and Buddhism.
The statue is  …  more »
History
Kirinkan
Kirinkan is a cabin-style coffee shop where you can relax with delicious coffee and cakes.
It is located on the Akigawa-kaido Street near the …  more »
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Mount Hinode-yama
In western Tokyo, Mt. Hinode-yama is a mountain 902 meters in elevation, located where the west side of the Kanto Plains meets the east side  …  more »
Nature
Oba Camping Village
Oba Camping Village is surrounded by lush greenery.
Here you can only hear the sounds of the swamp and chirping birds.
The village has multi- …  more »
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Sakana-en Fish Park
Sakana-en Fish Park which extends parallel to the Hirai-gawa River has a fishing pond, barbecue house and more.
At the river you can stream f …  more »
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Shiraiwa-no-Taki Waterfall
Shiraiwa-no-Taki Waterfall is located at the source of clear water, Hirai-gawa River.
It is the greatest waterfall in Hinode Town and consist …  more »
Nature
Small Warehouse Museum (Chiisana Kura no Shiryo-kan)
There are over 150 of Japanese traditional Kura warehouses still exist in Hinode Town today.
Small Warehouse Museum introduces the history of …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Tsuru Tsuru Onsen Hot Spring
Tsuru Tsuru Onsen Hot Springs got its name from the fact that the feel of the hot spring’s alkalinity is smooth (The Japanese word “Tsuru Tsu …  more »
Spa / Hot spring

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