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Otama Walking Trail day of hiking from Tokyo

Otama Walking Trail day of hiking from Tokyo

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Otama Walking Trail day of hiking from Tokyo

The Otama Trail is an hour and a half away from central Tokyo. The trail is about 8km long and takes 2.5 to 3 hours walking along the river, in the woods and crossing suspension bridges.

The path is next to Shiromaru Dam,  where is the longest fish ladder in Japan. Constructed in 2002 the fish ladder drops some 27 meters over its 330 meters length and appears a somewhat inspiring feat of engineering.

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Shiromaru Dam

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The mountains, ranging from lower than 1,000m to over 2,000m invite climbers for a good hike, the valleys created by the upper stream of Tama River attract photographers with its breathtaking beauty.

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Tama river

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Tama river

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Tama river

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Otama Trail Japan one amazing place photogenic

Access:

From Shinjuku Station, take the JR Chuo Line and get off at any station between Mitake and Okutama to reach the trails. On weekends there are direct trains connecting Shinjuku and Okutama (Holiday Express Okutama) in the morning and evening hours.

– Hatonosu Gorge: 10 min. from Hatonosu Sta. on the JR Ome Line
– Okutama and beyond: Get off at Okutama Sta. and walk to the trails or take the local bus to reach further destinations.

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