You may wonder, how is it even possible that Tokyo has a waterfall at all. The west is where all of Tokyo’s natural beauty exists, and where city boys flock to get a detox break.
Even its name is blunt: Mt. Ooyama – the big mountain. But don’t let this description fool you, the hike to the top of Mt. Ooyama is more than a simple pleasure.
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.
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).