Today we will visit a small peak; Mt. Bukka at the base of the Tanzawa mountains. However, the story of the travelling Yamabushi is more important than the mountain itself.
At that point, people realized that Tokyo does have a lot of mountains and nature reserves, with most prominent that of lake Okutama. Suddenly, the normally comfortable trains and buses in Ome city became crowded with first time hikers and families with children.
Hanami (花見) is the annual custom of relaxing and socializing with a view to the blossoming Sakura cherry trees. Here’s a list of my favourite hanami spots in this past month. You may still be able to enjoy some of them before they turn green!
Today we will head out to Mt. Imakuma (今熊山), which contrary to what the name suggests, has no bears present at the moment.
I always come across the sign that leads to Mt Otake, but I’m usually short on time with the sunset looming. This time, I decided to hike my way from Mitake (御岳山) to Otake (大岳山).
Today, we hop on the red train and go all the way to Miura, the gateway to Tokyo Bay. Miura … More