next hike on the list!
The Otama Walking Trail is a nice and easy 8km trail in Okutama, in western Tokyo. It follows the valley formed by the Tama River from Kori station to Okutama station. I had already followed the section of the trail in Hatonosu Valley last autumn but I came back for the whole trail in spring. It took me about 3.5 hours to reach Okutama.
Above, Kori JR station.
Above, the trail is well marked, with English signs. It is possible to get lost though…
Above, this is the start of a forest trail to Hatonosu.
Above, Tama River.
Above, observation point. There is a trail that goes to the shrine of Mount Mitake branching from there.
Above, at Hatonosu.
Above, on the Shiromaru Dam. Starting there, the forest trail was closed so I had to cross the dam and walk on the Ome Kaido road until I found a bridge a little after Shiromaru JR…
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