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Areas on the western edge of Tokyo Prefecture. Takaosan, Musashi Ryobochi Imperial Graveyard, Musashi Mitake Shrine etc.

Western Tama Area - Guide

pinTakao-san Yakuo-in Temple [高尾山薬王院] link



Hachioji, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Yakuoin is a prominent Shingon Buddhist temple located near the top of Mt Takao-san 599m/1965ft high. Unless you want to do some hiking, use the chairlift or cable car for 930yen round trip, going up constantly or every 15 minutes respectively during the daytime (their destinations are almost the same so take whichever you like).
Near Keio Line Takaosanguchi Sta.

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pinMusashi Ryobochi Imperial Graveyard [武蔵陵墓地]



Hachioji, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-16:00; free; open daily

This graveyard, which has an atmosphere of a Shinto shrine, is the only official cemetery for Emperors in eastern Japan because the Imperial family had lived in western Japan until the Meiji Era. Here buried are the 123th Emperor Taisho, his wife Empress Jomei, the 124th Emperor Showa and his wife Empress Kojun.
Near JR & Keio Line Takao Sta.

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pinHachioji Castle [八王子城跡]



Hachioji, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Hachioji castle, built upon a 445-meter (1460-foot) mountain, was constructed and destroyed in the 16th century. Though there's nothing left in its fort areapin, which is on the top of the mountain (you have to walk to get there), in the residential areapin on the mountainside near the parking lot, ruins of stone walls remain.

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pinKo'onji Temple [広園寺]



Hachioji, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Koonji is a Rinzai Zen temple with well-maintained precincts..
Near Keio Line Yamada Sta.

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pinEirinji Temple [永林寺]



Hachioji, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Eirinji is a Soto Zen temple with well-maintained precincts..

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pinDainichi-do Temple, Hiyoshi Jinja Shrine [大日堂、日吉神社]



Akishima, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Dainichido is a Tendai Buddhist temple and Hiyoshi Jinja is a Shinto shrine next to each other.
30 minute's walk from JR & Seibu Line Haijima Sta.

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pinHaijima-daishi Hongaku-in Temple [拝島大師(本覚院)]



Akishima, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Haijima-daishi is a Tendai Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts.
Across the street from Dainichi-do.

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pinIshikawa Brewery [石川酒造] link



Fussa, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Ishikawa Brewery is a sake brewery, established in 1863, which conserves old brewing buildings.
15-min walk from JR & Seibu Line Haijima Sta.

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pinDaihiganji Temple [大悲願寺]



Akiruno, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Daihiganji is a relatively large Shingon Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts..
20-min walk from JR Musashi-Itsukaichi Sta.

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pinKotokuji Temple [広徳寺]



Akiruno, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Kotokuji is a Rinzai Zen temple with well-maintained precincts..
25-min walk from JR Musashi-Itsukaichi Sta.

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pinShiofune Kannonji Temple [塩船観音寺]



Ome, Tokyo Pref.MAP

8:00-17:00

Shiofune Kannonji is a Shingon Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts. Usually it's admission free but when the azaleas are in bloom (mid-April to early May) 300yen is required.

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pinTenneiji Temple [天寧寺]



Ome, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Tenneiji is a Soto Zen temple with well-maintained precincts.

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pinMusashi Mitake Jinja Shrine [武蔵御嶽神社]



Ome, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Musashi Mitake Jinja is a Shinto shrine on top of 929-meter (3048-foot) Mt Mitake-san and was founded in 91 BCE according to legend. A cable car operates 2-4 times an hour (1,110yen round trip). Some of the inns above the mountain still maintain traditional buildings. From the shrine, there's a passage leading to the waterfall under which worshippers practice Misogi purification.
Take a bus from JR Mitake Sta. to the cable car.

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pinYoshikawa Eiji Kinenkan [吉川英治記念館]



Ome, Tokyo Pref.MAP

10:00-17:00 Mar-May & Sep-Nov; 500yen; closed Mon

Yoshikawa Eiji Kinenkan, originally a farm house in the Meiji era, is where popular Japanese novelist Yoshikawa Eiji lived for a while during and after the second world war.
15-min walk from JR Futamatao Sta.

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pinShotamba Kumano Jinja Shrine [小丹波熊野神社]



Okutama, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Shotamba Kumano Jinja is a Shinto shrine whose precincts are an open-air theater, the back side of the front gate being the stage and stone steps being the seats.
Near JR Kori Sta.

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pinKaiko-in Temple [開光院]



Akiruno, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Kaikoin is a Rinzai Zen temple with well-maintained precincts..
15-min walk from JR Musashi-Itsukaichi Sta.

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