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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This Michelin 3-star Tourist Spot is Recommended for Beginner Mountain Climbers.
Blessed with Plentiful Greenery and Spring Water, this Temple has the Longest History in Tokyo, After Sensoji.
This zoo, one of the largest in the world exceeding 50 hectares, allows visitors to see about 300 species of animals, from ants to elephants.
Guests can meet Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Gudetama, and My Melody at this indoor theme park.
The representative amusement park of Tokyo that is roughly 30 minutes from Shinjuku Station and can be enjoyed by children and adults throughout the year.
One of Asia's leading arenas for soccer, rugby, concerts, and more.
A shrine that boats over 1900 years of history and the guardian dieties of the Musashi Province.
One of the three major Fudo temples in Kanto, known as the head temple for traffic safety prayers, and the family Temple of Toshizo Hijikata of the Shinsengumi.
Open-air tubs with remarkable views! Come see what the buzz is about at this coveted hot springs daytrip spot near Mount Takao.
A facility where you can enjoy various activities amid the nature of the four seasons.
A shopping and foodie haven! Everything’s top-notch at this mega department store.
A one-stop-shop remade like a shopping street with all the latest in fashion, food, lifestyle and more.
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