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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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.
Do you know Kewpie mayonnaise? The famous brand originated in Japan, and you can go behind the history and process of their world-renowned mayonnaise right here at their old factory site museum in Sengawa.
The "22nd Shinsengumi Festival" was held the other day. The “Shinsen-gumi” was a special police force organised by the Bakufu (military government) in the 1860s in Kyoto.
Sugawara Jinja is known among locals as a shrine devoted Sugawara no Michizane, the god of learning, so it is frequently visited by students hoping to achieve academic success.
Today, we bring you some interesting information from Fuchu! Visit a photogenic event where you can take wonderful photos! The "Kyodo no Mori Hydrangea Festival" held at the Kyodo no Mori museum in Fuchu is an event in which you can fully enjoy the hydrangeas that are in bloom from mid to late June.
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!
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