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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Who doesn’t like themed cafes?
The Mentsuu ramen shop is a hidden gem just two minutes off Shin-daita station.
Right across the street from the Ghibli museum lies Kotori café. The café offers a range of creatively designed themed options on the menu, such bird shaped donuts, which you can nibble into while observing the cute avian residents in the terrace dining area.
Anyone who has grew up watching Harry Potter would want to have an owl as a pet.
A new tourism spot in Machida, Minami-machida Grandberry Park, opened on November 13th.
Now is the best time to see the autumn leaves of Kaminone-odori. Kaminone-odori is a street about 1.5 km long amass with shades of autumn color from its beautiful sweetgum trees.
Enter Zenshoji-temple, the only temple of Nichiren sect in Hino city.
Built more than 350 years ago, the Wakamiya Shrine enshrines 5 gods who watch over the children living in Toyoda, Hino city.
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