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Tama 2 days 1 nightHinohara Village and Akiruno City

A western Tama nature tourism route for traveling with friends (public transport plan; recommended for active people living in Tokyo)

This plan lets you experience many of western Tama’s natural wonders using JR trains, buses, and electric bicycles. Ride a bike through Hinohara Village and enjoy lunch at a chic restaurant that uses locally-sourced ingredients.

JR Train + Local Bus + Electric Assist Rental Bicycle Plan

  • Walk
  • Bicycle
  • Bus
  • Train

Musashi-Itsukaichi Station

10:08〜10:30

Musashi-Itsukaichi Station 〜 Hossawa Falls Entrance
[Gotaki 10] bus for Kazuma 570 yen

Information Center
Hinoharide Rent-a-cycle Hossawa Falls Cycle Rental Station

Take a tour of Hinohara’s natural wonders on an electric bicycle with a guide who knows all about the area. Bicycles can also be rented separately.
Contact: Hinohara Village Tourism Association Rent-a-cycle
080-4175-3196

Electric assist bicycle rental

Depart at 10:40
Arrive at 11:20

Kanoto Rock walk

With a landscape sometimes called "the path of gods," this area has become popular in recent years as a place with spiritual energy. Visit with a guide and you may learn some of the area’s special secrets.

Depart at 12:00
Arrive at 12:40

Information Center

Return electric assist bicycle

Arrive at 12:45

Villa Delpino

This Italian restaurant is near the cycle rental station. It’s well-loved for its use of locally-sourced ingredients, with some fans even travelling all the way from Tokyo to eat there.

Depart at 13:52

13:52〜13:14

Hosawa Falls entrance 〜 Hendori
[Gotaki 10] bus for Kazuma 570 yen

Arrive at 14:30

Temple Café Syu-un

Take a break at this café located inside Gyokudenji Temple. Take in the rock garden and the natural beauty that changes with the seasons as you enjoy sweets handmade by the owner’s wife. They also hold regular Zen meditation and sutra transcriptions (shakyo).

Depart at 15:15
Arrive at 15:30

Inoue Foods

This shop sells artisanal konjac handmade using its own traditional kneading process from long ago. Contact them in advance to tour the factory and watch them work.

Depart at 16:00

16:17〜16:45

Nishikawabashi 〜 Nitago
[Gotaki 10] bus for Musashi-Itsukaichi Station 670 yen

Arrive at 16:55

Akigawa Keikoku Seoto-no-Yu Spa

A cottage nestled between the Akigawa Valley and western Tama mountains. In addition to one of the most popular hot springs in Japan that make your skin smooth, it offers a footbath and a shop that sells vegetables harvested by local farmers in the morning.

Akigawa Keikoku Seoto-no-Yu Spa

9:51〜10:04

Akigawa Keikoku Seoto-no-Yu Spa 〜 Kiwandaira
[Hinoki 52] bus for Kamiyosawa 300 yen

Arrive at 10:15

coquea

This "free space" makes use of the clear water of Yozawa and the moss that grows in that water. The workshop offers special hands-on nature experiences where you can make a "Mossarium" (moss terrarium) and Yozawa Cider using fresh local water.

Depart at 11:30

11:48〜12:20

Kiwandaira 〜 Musashi-Itsukaichi Station
[Hinoki 52] bus for Musashi-Itsukaichi Station 410 yen

Arrive at 12:30

the kitchen CANVAS

Have lunch at this café just a three-minute walk from JR Musashi-Itsukaichi Station. You can enjoy dishes that use local ingredients, such as ayu (sweetfish) oil, in a relaxed atmosphere with wood from locally-sourced trees.

Depart at 13:30

Musashi-Itsukaichi Station

Half-day plan: ends here (take train to Tokyo)
Full-day plan: Take train to Musashi-Masuko

13:39〜13:43

JR Musashi-Masuko Station

Arrive at 14:00

Honey Bee Farm Museum

This hands-on museum is popular for its beekeeping farm tours, and candle-making with beeswax. After the tour, you can shop for a wide variety of honeys or enjoy honey-rich confections in its café.
Note: Tour and experience are for groups of 5 or more.The café is currently being renovated as of February 2019.

Depart at 15:30
Arrive at 15:45 JR Musashi-Masuko Station

※Nishi Tokyo Bus Schedule: http://www.nisitokyobus.co.jp/rosen/pocket.html
January 2019 schedule and fares. The schedule contains information for Saturday and Sunday.

Support/Contact

Hossawa Falls Station
Address: 403 Hinohara Village, Nishitama District, Tokyo (Hossawa Falls Station)
Tel: 042-598-0069 (Hinohara Village Tourism Association)
Hours: 9:30-16:30
Closed: Year-end and New Year’s holidays
http://hinoharide.tokyo/
Kanoto Rock
Address: Kanoto, Hinohara Village, Nishitama District, Tokyo
Villa Delpino
Address: 5493-1 Motoshuku, Hinohara Village, Nishitama District, Tokyo
Tel: 042-598-1054
Hours: 11:00-14:30 (reservations required in evenings)
Closed: Wednesdays and Thursdays
https://www.facebook.com/hinohara.delpino
Temple Café Syu-un
Address: 1705 Henbori, Hinohara Village, Nishitama District, Tokyo
Tel: 042-598-6332
Hours: 10:00-16:00 (reservations required by the day before)
Closed: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; Saturdays and Sundays if there is a Buddhist service
Closed winter months (12/1-3/31)
https://www.syu-un.jp/
Inoue Foods
Address: 1800 Henbori, Hinohara Village, Nishitama District, Tokyo
Tel: 042-598-6068
Hours: 8:30-17:00
Open every day
http://akiruno.town-info.com/units/36232/inoueTSF791/
Note: Advance inquiry is required for tours
Akigawa Keikoku Seoto-no-Yu Spa
Address: 565 Otsu , Akiruno City, Tokyo
Tel: 042-595-2614
Hours: 10:00-22:00 (reception until 21:00)
No fixed holidays. Note: may be closed some days
http://www.seotonoyu.jp/
coquea
Address: 1134-i Yozawa, Akiruno City, Tokyo
Tel: 070-4131-1076
Hours: Sundays and Mondays 11:00-16:30, Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (irregular times)
https://ja-jp.facebook.com/coquea.yozawa/
the kitchen CANVAS
Address: 223-10 Tateya, Akiruno City, Tokyo
Tel: 042-519-9653
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:00-20:00, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 12:00-22:00
Closed: Mondays
https://kitchen-canvas.net/
Honey Bee Farm Museum
Address: 37-3 Uenodai, Akiruno City, Tokyo
Tel: 050-3526-7117
Hours: 10:30-17:00
Closed: Wednesdays
http://88838.net/
Note: The café is currently being renovated as of February 2019.

Note: Tama is removed from the center of Tokyo, and very few residents speak any language other than Japanese.
For a smooth experience, we recommend that you travel with somebody who is able to communicate in Japanese.