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.
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.
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.
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.