Are you got tired of visiting famous tourist places in crowded central Tokyo?
Do you need a gate-away without taking express?
Hake is a Japanese term meaning a hilly topography between upper river terrace and lower river terrace.
A large part of west Tokyo area 武蔵野 sits on a series of large river terraces created by Tamagawa river through centuries. Historically, those topographically unique location 'hake' are popular place to live for its springs and magnificent view, and still some of them keep its naturalistic scenery after modern development.
This meet-up aims to re-find charms of suburb of Tokyo and share experience by walking along Hake, visiting old temples, museums, and gardens ( and good local cafe or restaurant too ) . Maybe on-sen(hot spring) could be included if the route has good on-sen spot.
If you are interested more than three of following words, please come and join us!
Landscape, Nature, History, Horticulture,Forestry, Archaeology,Mountain, River, Irrigation, Edo, After World War 2, Temple, Japanese Garden, Wildlife, Local Literature,Walking Exercise,Soba
In this autumn, I am planning four guided walks in Musashino area.
1st Visit: Kokubunji & Musashi Koganei 'A hake walk, place of the lady of Musashino'
2nd Visit: Hamura and Okutama Lake 'Visiting source of portable water of Tokyo'
3rd Visit: Yaho and Kokubunji 'The rice field of Tokyo'
4th Visit: Chofu Jindaiji 'Walking Botanical Garden and an old temple in Musashino'