Tokyo is known for its modernity and the face of industrialisation with all of its skyscrapers and infrastructures towering the skyline.
However, on the western edge of the Tokyo Metropolis lies Hinohara Village, the only mainland village that is still part of Japan’s capital. It is where you can experience the beauty of nature and forget the troubles of city life after just a two-hour ride from the centre of Tokyo.
You can spend days exploring the area around Hinohara, but to get the most out of your trip, it is recommended that you sign up for a guided tour. Get to experience one-of-a-kind activities, like making your own bamboo bow and cooking outdoors. The hike along the mountain stream is also amazing.
Make sure to check out the beautiful Hossawa Falls (Tokyo’s only entry on the list of Japan’s top 100 waterfalls), the Kazuma-no-yu hot spring, and taste the local food. Hinohara is a relaxing getaway that any Tokyoite will appreciate.