Also known as “Western Tokyo”, consists of the part of Tokyo Prefecture to the west of the 23 special wards.
Inokashira Park, Musashino/Mitaka
On May 1, 1918, it opened under the name Inokashira Onshi Koen (井の頭恩賜公園), which can be translated as, “Inokashira Imperial Grant Park”.
Yokota Air Base
A United States Air Force base in Western Tokyo. Among its facilities are the broadcast center for the American Forces Network Tokyo radio service and the headquarters of United States Forces Japan, etc.
One of the most popular areas for younger people to spend their weekend. It has a youthful, artistic, slightly countercultural reputation.
Jindai Botanical Garden, Chofu
The garden has 100,000 trees and shrubs representing approximately 4,500 varieties, each with an identifying label. Downhill from the garden is Jindaiji Temple, the second oldest Buddhist temple one in Tokyo.
Showa Memorial Park, Tachikawa
Formerly a Japanese military airbase and in the postwar era operated by the US military, Tachikawa Airfield was returned to the Japanese government in 1977. Part of the airfield remains as a Japan Ground Self Defense Force base, and part of the airfield was used to establish the park in 1983.
Kiyose Sunflower Festival
Sunflowers are specially cultivated for the festival, and the space is opened to the public only during the event, which is held from August 19 until September 3, 2017.
Musashino Park, Fuchu/Koganei
The Nogawa River run through this park. On the weekend many people visit this park and enjoy barbecue.
Located in the Mountains of far western Tokyo. A large portion of the town is covered by forests.
Fuchu Air Base, Fuchu
A Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF) base. JASDF started operating at the base in 1957, and it was also the first headquarters of U.S. Forces Japan from 1957 to 1974, when the headquarters moved to Yokota Air Base.
Mt. Takao, Hachioji
A mountain located about 50 kilometers west of the center of Tokyo.
Many ¥5 coins tied with red strings. The Japanese for “five yen,” go en (五円) is a homophone with go-en (御縁), “en” being a word for causal connection or relationship, and “go” being a respectful prefix.
Mt. Mitake, Ome
It stands 929 m (3,048 ft) tall. The trip from Shinjuku Station to Mitake Station on the JR Ome Line takes about 95 minutes.
Tanashi Shrine, Tanashi
Founded during Kamakura Period (13th Century).
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Koganei
A museum of historic Japanese buildings.
Kamishibai (紙芝居, literally “paper play”), a form of Japanese street theatre and storytelling that was popular during the Depression of the 1930s and the post-war period in Japan.
*Taken by Masayuki Miyazaki
Jindaiji Temple, Chofu
A Buddhist temple of Tendai sect. Founded in 733.
A city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis.