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1-Day Shiitake Mushroom picking

                              & Cultural Cycling Tour

Tour date: 23rd & 24th, April 2020

This area, which is called Nishitama, is a neighborhood located to the west of the metropolitan area in Tokyo. There are mountains, rivers, good old Japanese culture and sound of nature instead of crowds, skyscrapers and bustle of a city. It's a part of a national park.
In such surroundings, people and nature coexist in harmony.
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1. Cycling in Ome city to explore the area

Rent a bike and depart for an adventurous cycling in the mountain side of Tokyo from Ome Station. 
Enjoy seeing beautiful scenery of a stream, mountains and explore a life of the locals along the way of up and downhills for about 20 km.

We will stop at a mushroom garden to experience a mushroom picking and visit some temples and the traditional Japanese sweets shop by cycle.

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2. Mushroom Farm "Uchinuma"

You can find and pick your favorite mushrooms on wood logs and mushroom beds in the garden.
Mostly shiitake mushrooms are grown through a year. 
Other kinds – like Maitake, Nameko can be found depending on the season.
The BBQ is also available for the visitors to taste the fresh ones by grilling them up. 

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3. Anrakuji Temple

It is said to be initiated around A.D.710 by a famous monk GYOKI, and there are a unique stone lantern, a thatched-roofed gate and a huge cedar tree with a height of about 37 m and 6.5 m circumference. Beautiful flowers of lots of peach trees dye all over the area with the color of pink as the season comes every year.