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Lake Okutama, a remarkable part of Tokyo abundant in nature

Lake Okutama in Okutama, Tokyo, has a total storage capacity of 180 million tons and supplies about 20% of the water used by Tokyo residents. The lake is located inside Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park and is popular as an oasis of the metropolis as it changes its appearance beautifully from season to season with cherry blossoms, fresh greenery, fall leaves, and winter snowscapes. The lakeside is dotted with various historic sites and antique houses with a nostalgic atmosphere. It is also a great spot to visit while hiking.

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Floating bridges over Lake Okutama

There are two floating bridges built over Lake Okutama. One of them, the Mugiyama Floating Bridge, is nearby Ogouchi Shrine and is also known as Drum Bridge. While it used to be made of actual drum cans, now the bridge is made from resin and metal materials made to look like drums. Both children and adults are sure to squeal with delight and excitement when crossing the shaky bridge. Experience Okutama's famous floating bridge as you enjoy the feel of the wind blowing across the lake. Please note the bridge may be removed at times of drought.

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Ikoi Trail

Ikoi Trail is a hiking trail located about 700 meters on foot from the Ogouchi Dam Observatory Tower, which can be reached from the Okutama Water and Greenery Friendship Hall. The 12-kilometer trail that is an easy climb takes about four hours to finish, taking you from Ogouchi Dam to Yama-no-Furusato Village along the south bank of Lake Okutama. While hiking, you can actively learn about the importance and roles of water source forests and reservoirs as you explore the beautiful nature. Another two kilometers’ walk from the Ikoi Trail will also take you to the Mugiyama Floating Bridge.
Opening period: second Friday of April to November 30

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Ogouchi Shrine

Ogouchi Shrine was founded to enshrine the numerous shrines of the Ogouchi region which sank to the bottom of Ogouchi Dam when it was built and is deified as the guardian god of the service water for the capital. Situated atop a mountain on the peninsula jutting out into the center of Lake Okutama, it provides a superb view of the lake from above. On the second Sunday of every September, an annual festival is held in which various local traditional performances from the Ogouchi region are dedicated to the shrine.

Location

Name Lake Okutama
Website https://www.gotokyo.org/en/spot/53/
Address Hara, Okutama-machi, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo
Access From Oku-Tama Station on the JR Ome Line, approximately 20 minutes' ride on the Nishi Tokyo Bus
Inquiries TEL: 0428-83-2295 (Office of Tourism and Industry, Okutama Town Hall)

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