Tama

Outdoor adventures and unique cultural experiences await in Tokyo's natural getaway.

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Tama

Outdoor adventures and unique cultural experiences await in Tokyo's natural getaway.

DISCOVER

Tama

Outdoor adventures and unique cultural experiences await in Tokyo's natural getaway.

DISCOVER

Tama

Outdoor adventures and unique cultural experiences await in Tokyo's natural getaway.

DISCOVER

Tama

Outdoor adventures and unique cultural experiences await in Tokyo's natural getaway.

DISCOVER

Tama Tokyo

Tranquil forests, sacred mountains, and rushing rivers are home to distinct culture and endless outdoor adventure. Get out of the city and explore the wilderness, or get hands on with the local heritage of Tama, Tokyo.

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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.

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Transportation

Tama, Tokyo is the most accessible mountainous area from central Tokyo. You can reach this vast natural beauty within 90 minutes of Shinjuku Station. Tama is a popular weekend destination for locals. The valleys are connected by local railways splitting off from the central JR Chuo Line, while the innermost areas are connected to the train lines via local buses, so you can reach even those a little far from a station. On weekends and at certain times of the day, you can take one direct train from Shinjuku without changing trains along the way. To ride the trains like a Tokyo local, be sure to purchase a Suica Card. These contactless smart cards will save you time and money as you navigate the convenient train and bus system throughout Tama, Tokyo.

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Accommodations

Tama, Tokyo is blessed with plentiful hot springs and as a result, all manner of inns catering to visitors from all over the world have sprung up. However for a truly unique experience, try an overnight 'shukubo' stay in a temple or mountain lodge. Increasing numbers of Japan visitors prefer to spend some of their time here away from downtown, opting for the quiet and refreshing nature of Tama instead. For many people, the simple lodgings offered by hospitable locals are an ideal way to complete their Japan experience.

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