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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We are holding events that enable you to experience Japanese summer at “Yuyake Koyake Fureai Village”, an area of Hachioji City with an abundance of nature.
There's still so much more to Yomiuri Land than rollercoasters!
At Takao mountain, a 3-star Michelin rated sight seeing area in Hachioji, visitors in May are greeted with the vivid green leaves of a fresh season.
Coffee House Jacob has been operating for over 40 years, serving coffee and playing classic jazz tunes like any quintessential Showa era café.
When you're tired of the frenzy of the tourist hotspots, Kichijoji is the place to go for some much needed calm.
What's a trip to Japan without visiting a traditional shrine?
Head over to Inokashira Park and take a stroll under the shelter of trees. A lake sits in the middle of the park, where you can ride boats across.
Near Fuchu Station in central Fuchu, there are many great sakura viewing spots!
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