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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Built more than 350 years ago, the Wakamiya Shrine enshrines 5 gods who watch over the children living in Toyoda, Hino city.
Crème Brule and Cheesecakes are two incredibly popular desserts in Japan.
The spring water rich area around Jindai-ji temple makes it perfectly suited for the cultivation of buckwheat, the main ingredient of soba noodles.
Around mid-November, the rows of ginkgo trees that run along both sides of the Koshu Kaido Road for about four kilometers from the entrance to Takao Station are at their most intense in color.
The Ito meat shop lies at the back end of the Shimotakaido Shopping Street.
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.
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