This is a great place! About 2 hrs by train from Tokyo, but quite simple to get there. When you get to Mitake station take a bus to the gondola and I would recommend taking the gondola up to the halfway point.
The river Tamagawa is a first-class river that crosses the metropolis of Tokyo and the prefectures of Yamanashi and Kanagawa. It is difficult to think that there are such transparent waters flowing from their source through the hills in Tokyo. Over the four seasons, the surrounding nature displays its beauty. The diverse currents and natural valleys where water flows from springs accommodate a number of companies providing a range of river operations.
The Tamagawa River has become a mecca from across the nation for canoers and kayakers. Beginners can also love rafting, or in latest years SUP has become popular. You can also experience the feeling of the flow of mountain streams by river boat, or by going on a shorter canyoning course for yourself–a newly offered service that has been growing. This is a famous tourist place that many males and females of all ages have visited.
You can enjoy the "Mitake-Keikoku" valley mountain streams-named one of a hundred popular water spots-or take in the "Shiromaru-ko" lake, encircled by highly wooded hills and bathed in silence. A visit to Japan's Satoyama inhabitants will bring you back in contact with tradition's ongoing pulse.
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