The Tama region is situated in western Tokyo. It lies outside of Tokyo’s 23 wards, and is comprised of 30 cities, towns and villages with a total population of about 4.3 million.
This place, adjacent to all the conveniences of the big city, boasts an array of diverse and distinctive facets.
The development of transportation facilities came to represent the face of the city. Despite its status as one of the world’s biggest cities, Tokyo is surprisingly rich in natural features.
The history and traditions of the area have been developed over many centuries. The produce grown in the soils of the region is actively utilized to create a variety of dishes that are gentle on the stomach.
The many that people live, work, and socialize in the area bring a variety of flavors to the Tama region in Tokyo.
The Another TOKYO TAMA project seeks to share the charm of the Tama region with the rest of Japan, eventually expanding to include the rest of the world.
Ookurayu was founded in 1966 and is the oldest public bath in Machida City. Ookurayu, which has been loved not only as a hot spring facility but also as a place for local resident communities, was renovated in 2016, exactly 50 years since its establishment. The large tile roof and chimney that rise overhead have both been retained, and the interior and exterior have been reborn as a simple and high-quality public bath. At the time of the renovations, the owner, Mr. Tsuchida said; "I wanted to make a public bath of a kind not seen before." As proof of this there are no water jet or electric baths installed in this public bath facility. There are only large tubs made of Cypress wood. The softened water bath called "Beautiful skin hot water" is characterized by the feeling of moistness imparted after bathing. How about taking the time to bath in a quiet space filled with the scent of cypress?
The Tama Area outdoors to the west of Tokyo is not only highly attractive to outdoor enthusiasts, but also to amateur campers and families as well. With easy access to the Tama Area via a one-hour train ride from the center of Tokyo and a resurgence in the camping scene in recent years, the merits of Tokyo campsites are once again being recognized. On the weekends, campers can be seen in almost every station and the mountains heading to campsites. Of course, this heightened degree of attention is largely due to the popularity of the facilities, such as glamping sites made to resemble tropical luxury resorts, campsites near train stations favored by families, and even campgrounds within the valleys endorsing "sauna camps." Here, we will introduce camping facilities that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways along with some recommended places to stop by.