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Fun Experiences of Nature Okutama Area

A short train ride one or two hours to the west of central Tokyo leads to the beautiful expanse of nature of the Okutama area, where outdoor activities like hiking and camping in the woods and valleys promise to fascinate adults and children alike. This issue highlights recreation activities, divided into four themes, for experiencing the charms of Okutama.

Activities in the cool, refreshing valley

The Okutama area is synonymous with outdoor sports in Tokyo. Vigorous exercise in the vast nature promises to leave you feeling refreshed. Particularly ideal during the sweltering summer are activities in the cool valley. Experience the thrill of canyoning and rafting up close with Mother Nature.

Camping and BBQ in the great outdoors

From the green woodland to the refreshing riverbed, the Okutama area has plenty of spots for camping and a barbecue. Many sites provide rental equipment and accept orders for food ingredients, inviting visitors to show up empty-handed. Fully equipped campsites in a great location promise wonderful summer memories.

A fresh burst of energy at Mt. Mitake

Mt. Mitake is perfect for hiking and “forest bathing,” with highlights in the summit area 929 meters above ground level including Musashi Mitake-jinja Shrine serving as a monument of mountain worship, and a Rock Garden offering the stunning view of a clear stream and rocks. Lodging is even available that offers guests the experience of takigyo water purification.

There’s more! Recreation spots amid nature

A forest park in the beautiful expanse of nature, and trout fishing grounds on the clear, refreshing babbling brook—the Okutama area has even more must-visit spots, plus a farmers market and shopping center perfect for picking up souvenirs. Play, dine, shop, and enjoy!

  • Theme1 Activities in the cool, refreshing valley
  • Theme2 Camping and BBQ in the great outdoors
  • Theme3 A fresh burst of energy at Mt. Mitake
  • Theme4 There’s more! Recreation spots amid nature

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