010-IMG_5073.jpg
Bus to Taba. The bus runs from Okutama Station in Tokyo. It is the only public transportation link with the village.
011-IMG_5091.jpg
I was in Okutama and noticed that the bus goes on to Tabayama village in neighboring Yamanashi. I got really curious and rode the bus to Tabayama. This is central Tabayama.
012-IMG_5099.jpg
When I walked around, my planned 20-min. stay turned into a 2-hour walking tour of this pacifying place, full of mountains and a clear river. A delightful discovery. Suigen Park
013-IMG_5098.jpg
Completely surrounded by mountains with a clear river running in the middle.
014-IMG_5105.jpg
A few bridges span the river.
015-IMG_5106.jpg
016-IMG_5111.jpg
Tama River, looks very inviting in summer.
017-IMG_5108.jpg
Upriver as seen from the bridge.
018-IMG_5116.jpg
019-IMG_5128.jpg
020-IMG_5131.jpg
Trout fishing ponds for customers in warmer months.
021-IMG_5133.jpg
Riverside fishing ponds
022-IMG_5171.jpg
Path to Otaki Waterfalls 雄滝
023-IMG_5151.jpg
Waterwheel 水車
024-IMG_5148.jpg
025-IMG_5152.jpg
Waterwwheel (not working)
026-IMG_5154.jpg
Trail to waterfalls
027-IMG_5156.jpg
When I was walking here, I did not know there was a waterfall.
028-IMG_5145.jpg
Path from above.
029-IMG_5157.jpg
030-IMG_5159.jpg
Waterfalls
031-IMG_5166.jpg
Otaki Waterfall
032-IMG_5168.jpg
An observation deck is also provided.
033-IMG_5162.jpg
View from the observation deck
034-IMG_5167.jpg
035-IMG_5146.jpg
036-IMG_5170.jpg
037-IMG_5120.jpg
Fishing pond
038-IMG_5123.jpg
Riverside picnic pavilions
039-IMG_5124.jpg
Picnic pavilion with charcoal grill (for the fish caught).
040-IMG_5125.jpg
Outdoor stage
041-IMG_5134.jpg
Tennis courts with snow.
042-IMG_5173.jpg
Fishing ponds
043-IMG_5174.jpg
Camping bungalows
044-IMG_5181.jpg
Camping bungalows along the river. For warmer months.
045-IMG_5180.jpg
Glorious Tama River
046-IMG_5188.jpg
047-IMG_5184.jpg
Scarecrow
048-IMG_5217.jpg
Scarecrow
049-IMG_5094.jpg
Roadside waterwell
050-IMG_5195.jpg
Taba bus stop
051-IMG_5223.jpg
Taba bus garage
052-IMG_5224.jpg
Taba bus stop and bus garage
053-IMG_5227.jpg
Bus to Okutama, Tokyo
44 files on 1 page(s)