Lush Nature & Culture
Tama, Tokyo is an ideal place to forget the big city life and enjoy Japan's natural beauty. Adventure, culture, or relaxation, Tama has something for everyone. The vast nature of Tama is not the first thing that springs to mind when most think of Tokyo—which is exactly what makes it a great destination for people from all walks of life. Whether trekking a mountain, cycling a secluded river valley, or plumbing the depths of a cave, adventure lovers are guaranteed an off-the-beaten-track experience in Tama. On hotter days the Tama River boasts rafting, riverboarding, kayaking—even canyoning in the waterfalls and mountain pools of its upper reaches. If you're looking for the quieter side of Tokyo life you're spoiled for choice, with small wasabi farms and local sake breweries taking full advantage of the clear, fresh mountain water, and happy to introduce visitors to their art. Local craftspeople also make use of the rich natural resources, notably for washi paper, and the indigo dyeing.