Located in the far northwest part of Tokyo, Okutama-machi is one of the most scenic spots. It is difficult to believe that you are still in the borders of Tokyo city.
Nippara cave is the biggest cave in the Kanto region and can take about 40 minutes to explore. People might be dissapointed by the lack of any stalactites and stalagmites in the cave, but the area is still an interesting place to explore.
Open: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed: December 30 – January 3
Entrance to the cave is 700 yen for adults, 600 yen for high school students, and 400 yen for primary school students. Parking lot is free.
How to get there:
Getting there: Take the Chuo line from either Shinjuku or Tokyo station to Tachikawa. From Tachikawa then to Ome and from Ome to Oku-takawa. From Oku-tama take a bus to Higashi-Nippari bus stop.
The train trip to Nippara is over 2 hours, followed by a bus trip up the mountain and a final 20 minute walk. The area is also great for hiking.