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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At Nishi-hoshasen You Road, just a 6 minute walk from Keio Hachioji Station, there are various events that will be held from September through October.
In Japan, “gourmet autumn” is the time when delicious foods such as vegetables, fruits, and fish are all available. Chestnuts are one of the foods that are representative of such an autumn.
The Fuchunomori Park boasts a generous landscape of nature and architecture, full of greenery to give visitors plenty of shade and relaxation.
Mount Takao is one of the most popular climbing spots in Tokyo, with eight hiking courses that lead to the summit at 599 meters.
Falls in Machida are packed full of festivals. The crown jewel among them is Festa Machida.
Okunitama Shrine is one of Tokyo's five major shrines, as well as among the oldest.
Have you all ever seen fireflies up close?
Dahlia, a flower native to Mexico, is known as a cheerful, summer flower. However, many people do not know that dahlias actually bloom twice a year, in the summer and in the autumn.
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