Otama Walking Trail in Okutama

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  • Tamagawa River near Okutama

    Tamagawa River near Okutama

  • Tamagawa River near Okutama

    Okutama Tamagawa River

  • Otama Walking Trail along Tamagawa River

    Otama Walking Trail along Tamagawa River

  • Otama Walking Trail along Tamagawa River

    Otama Walking Trail along Tamagawa River

  • Otama Walking Trail along Tamagawa River

    Otama Walking Trail along Tamagawa River

  • Otama Walking Trail along Tamagawa River

    Otama Walking Trail along Tamagawa River

  • Shrine close to Tamagawa River near Okutama

    Shrine close to Tamagawa River near Okutama

  • Beautiful Flowers near Okutama

    Beautiful Flowers near Okutama

  • Otama Walking Trail near Okutama

    Otama Walking Trail near Okutama

  • Otama Walking Trail along Tamagawa River

    Otama Walking Trail along Tamagawa River

  • Otama Walking Trail along Tamagawa River

    Otama Walking Trail along Tamagawa River

  • Okutama Town

    Okutama Town

  • Okutama Town

    Okutama Town

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Facts & Figures

Okutama and its surrounding mountains are a great hiking area close to the city Tokyo. The town itself has a population of approx. 6700 people and covers an area of 225 square kilometre. The start point for the Otama Walking Trail is at Kori JR Station in Okutama. You follow for nearly 8km the Tamagawa River till you reach the end point at Okutama JR Station. The tour itself is not that challenging and you can enjoy the beautiful nature, shrines and waterfalls along the way.

History

Ogouchi village, Hikawa town and Kori village were united to Okutama in 1955.

Location

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Okutama is located in the western part of the Tokyo Nishitama District.
Address: JR Kori Station in Okutama - 501 Kotamba, Okutama-machi, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo

How to get to Okutama?

  • 75min from Tokyo (Shinjuku) to Ome Station by JR Chuo Line and
  • 45min from Ome Station to Okutama Station by JR Ome Line

Sightseeing spots

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Tamagawa River - The river is very popular for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddling and white water rafting.

Lake Okutama - It is the largest lake in the Tokyo Metropolitan area and an important water reservoir for the city. read more

Mt. Mitake - Mt. Mitake with a height of 929m is a popular hiking destination near Okutama. The Musashi-Mitake Shrine is located on top of the mountain.

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

October

Autumn season (end of October)
Enjoy the beautiful Autumn colors in and around Okutama.

Where to stay in Okutama?

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