Mt. Takao is located only about 50 minutes away from Shinjuku by train, close enough for a day trip of leisurely hiking on the mountain. The Japanese have regarded it as a holy mountain since the Edo period. The mountain today is well loved as a splendid nature destination close to the city.
In the Tama area, the townscape in front of the station has a theme-park atmosphere and a huge variety of fun things to do. The area is rich in greenery, with spacious parks and traditional Japanese landscapes.
Chofu is home to many locations deeply connected to manga artist Shigeru Mizuki’s best-known work, GeGeGe no Kitaro. Japanese sensibility and natural beauty is lush through the areas surrounding Jindaiji Temple, an area brimming with spots to visit such as souvenir shops and teahouses.
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Omiya Hachimangu is a Japanese shrine in which you can discover more about Japanese culture.
Located in the central of Tokyo but away from crowded places, Kitazawa Hachiman is a shrine where you can find yourself peaceful and discover another aspect of Japan.
Even if you are just walking around Shimokitazawa station, you can find many cool graffiti drawing places by chance, from restaurants, shops to even parking lots.
Just 1 minute away from Shibuya station , Shibuya-san is an "extra-ordinary" information center where you can find many interesting things here.
If you still have no ideas where to go and what to do around Kichijoji station, friendly staffs with useful information in Kichijoji machi information center will help you out.
Jindai Botanical Park will be holding the “Spring Rose Festa” during the best time to see the Spring Roses!
If you are a pet lover, Harry Piggy will be one of your destinations where you can spend time with small and cute animals.
Located in modern, lively Shimokitazawa, Tamaiya is a traditional “wagashiya”, which means traditional confectionery store in Japanese.
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