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Okutama-town

Tour Code:JSG005-5(Spring)

1-Day Spring Historical Road Hiking
in Western Tokyo

Tour Date: Late March- Late May, 2024 
(on Weekends only)

The historical road known as  "Okutama Mukashi Road" is an old road that runs near Okutama Station to Okutama Lake and Kofu in Yamanashi.
In the past, life in this area was supported not by the center of Tokyo but by trade with neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture. Legend has it that a man who vanquished the Yamata-no-Orochi (giant serpent) is enshrined here, and the route begins at Okuhigawa Shrine, which has the three cedars (650 years old), a natural monument and the tallest cedars in Tokyo. In the spring mountains, it can observe numerous flowers, the 'mountain cherry blossom'. After the cherry blossoms are over, the season of fresh greenery with its gentle colors begins. The exploration begins on the old highways, where the mysterious Japanese way of life is still alive. At the end of the tour, local beer awaits your return.

1. JR Okutama Station

2. Okutama Historical Road

There are several shrines, scenic spots and statues of douso-shins along this trail. A douso-shin (also referred to as douso-jin) is a deity on roadsides which is believed as a traveler's guardian deity.

You will enjoy hiking and seeing a good old Japan on the 9 km trail, taking about 6 hours to the final destination of the trip, the Lake Okutama. Let's check out some remarkable sites.

*Map: https://www.okutama.gr.jp/site/map/pdf/historicalroad.pdf

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3. Discontinued Railway

Railroads of a discontinued line still remain in the middle of the mountain. It feels like the railroad track continues forever. And there are statues of douso-shins standing in line to pray for our safe road trip. More douso-shins are waiting for us.

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4. Shidakura Suspension Bridge

From the middle of this suspension bridge, beautiful views of the valley can be enjoyed. If you have a fear of heights we would recommend you to stay at the entrance of the bridge. It swings a lot besides the height.

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5. Box Lunch

*The box lunch in the pic is a sample.

6. Lake Okutama

Lake Okutama was artificially constructed as a reservoir for Tokyo and now providing approximately 20% of the water used in the metropolitan area. The view of the lake varies with seasons. Beautiful sceneries of cherry blossoms in spring, greenery in summer, changing leaves in autumn and covered with snow in a severe winter can be enjoyed. 

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7. Visit the local beer cafe " Vatere"

It is a really nice opportunity to taste different taps from the locals at the cozy atmosphere after the long walk.

*The English tour guide will order your first tap and then leave you at this cafe, where you are welcome to stay for an extended time.

8. JR Okutama Station

Price per Person

  JPY ¥ 58,600 for single

  JPY ¥ 24,300  for a group of 2 

  JPY ¥ 17,300 for a group of 3

  JPY ¥ 14,800 for a group of 4

  JPY ¥ 13,200  for a group of 5 

Inclusions

  - English-speaking staff or guide

  - Lunch (Box lunch)

  - Transportation during the tour

  - Travel Insurance

  - First drink at Vatere

 

Exclusions

  - Drinks and foods at Vatere 

Cancellation Policy

  - If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  - If you cancel between 8 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure,

    there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  - If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Departure Point & Time

  - JR Okutama Station Exit  at 9:00am

    ⇒Check the meeting point on a map

*You can also choose a pickup or private transportation service from your hotel as an option.

  Please ask us for the additional fee if your group needs the service.

Return Point & Time

  - JR  Okutama Station at 5:00pm(approx.)

Important Information

  - If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know when you book.

  - Please note that the tour itinerary and order may change.

  - Due to weather conditions, natural disasters or any other special conditions, we could cancel tours.

    When we cancel the tour, we will refund all the tour cost you paid.

Participation is subject to confirmation of the following

 - You must not have been diagnosed with symptoms similar to those of the novel Coronavirus within two weeks of the date of participation

 - No close contact with a person infected with the novel Coronavirus within two weeks of the date of participation

 - Do not have a body temperature of 37.5°C or higher, or cold symptoms, and do not feel ill on the day of participation

 

 

[Our countermeasures against COVID-19]

If you have traveled to or had close contact with an infected person in the past two weeks, or have symptoms similar to those of infection, please refrain from participating in the experience and cooperate in taking your temperature, disinfecting, and filling out your personal information on the day of the experience.  

 - Practice good health and hygiene measures such as wearing a mask in crowded areas and washing/sanitizing your hands, even if you are vaccinated.

 - Maintain physical distancing.

Tour Code :JSG005-5(Spring)

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