“Okutamasan” and “Okutama Gorge” are famous spots in the Okutama area in Tokyo, allowing you to be immersed in nature. In the area you can go trekking, hiking and enjoy other mountain sports. Canoeing, canyoning river sports can also be experienced, and many visitors like spending their leisurely time surrounded by nature.
You will experience adventures such as canyoning and also reverse sports such as SUP at mountain streams and lakes. Enjoy great adventures at mountain streams of nature in “Okutama” known as the source of a river in Tokyo. In addition, cycling, forest therapy and woodwork in beautiful nature are popular with tourists in the mountains of “Chichibu Tama Kai National Park” surrounding “Okutama”.
The Okutama area is the entrance to Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, one of the few areas in Tokyo abundant with nature. With Okutamasan in the center, it is surrounded by other mountains and you are able to see the Tamagawa river splash against the large boulders, making it a popular spot for guests from other countries to visit.
On the summit of Okutamasan, there is the Buddhist temple “Musashimitake Shrine” and in Okutama Gorge you can go to “Kikizakedokoro”, a shop famous for its Japanese sake. You may also find out about beautiful kushi and kanzashi - ornaments that adorn women’s hair and are part of traditional Japanese culture.
Around the Okutamasan area, there are restaurants that can give you a taste of the food they serve in the priest’s quarters and meals using local ingredients, giving you the opportunity to experience ancient Japan. You may enjoy your meal while being enveloped in the scenery of nature and its four seasons.