Spots in Machida / Takao / Hachioji Area

  • Sanrio Puroland
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Tamashi Ochiai 1-31
    This is a theme park in Tama City, Tokyo where you can meet Hello Kitty and other popular Sanrio characters. It is an all-weather type facility, and is a unique spot where you can have a good time even on rainy days. Full-fledged musicals and parades performed at the three theaters are popular. The park includes recreations of the worlds of each character such as My Melody, Kiki & Lara, Gudetama and so on as well as ride type attractions, which can be enjoyed all day by children and adults alike.

    サンリオピューロランド4階にあるカフェ。シナモロールが飾られたスイーツや軽食が楽しめる。とても空いていた。

  • Mt. Takao
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Hachioujishi Takaomachi
    This is popular as a mountain that can be reached from the city in just one hour. Having received three stars as a sightseeing location from the Michelin Guide, it is visited by approximately 3 million people each year who come primarily for viewing colorful fall foliage or to hike in the warmer months. It’s an easy mountain to access for both children and inexperienced visitors with a cable car in addition to the various well-maintained hiking paths. It’s famous for tororo soba and shops also sell souvenirs associated with tengu (a long-nosed goblin in Japanese folklore). There is also a monkey park, wildflower garden, and observatory, and in the summer season the beer garden near the summit is popular. An onsen (hot springs) lies just in front of Takaosanguchi Station.
  • Michinoeki Hachioji Takiyama
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    3.5
    62 Reviews
    Transportation
    Tokyo Hachioujishi Takiyamamachi 1-592-2
    Located in the Takiyamamachi district of Tokyo’s Hachioji City, this is the only Michi-no-Eiki roadside station in the metropolis. Inside the facility are shops selling side dishes and a farmers’ market where customers can purchase fresh foodstuffs produced by local farmers, as well as cafes and a food court where visitors can taste items on the menu using plenty of locally produced vegetables and dairy products. The Hachioji ramen using onions as a topping is popular. In addition to the provision of traffic updates and sightseeing information in the break area, there is also a kids corner.

    八王子の野菜が安く買えました。 土曜日でしたが、車は渋滞になり、店内も多くの人で賑わっていました。 ツバメが巣を作っていて、のどかな雰囲気です。

  • Mitsui Outlet Park Tama Minami Osawa
    Shopping
    Tokyo Hachioujishi Minamiosawa 1-600
    An outlet mall conveniently located just a two-minute walk from Minami-osawa Station on the Keio Sagamihara Line. In addition to numerous domestic and international apparel brands and select life goods stores, the mall hosts an adult cultural activities school, pet shop, cafes, and restaurants. Concerts and other events are also frequently held amidst the attractive Provence-style architecture of the grounds.
  • Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Hachioujishi Yanomachi 492-1
    An art museum located close to Soka University in Yano-machi, Hachioji City, Tokyo. The museum was established by Soka Gakkai International founder Daisaku Ikeda. The museum's collection of some 30,000 paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, and crafts covers a broad array of periods and regions, including Western art from the Renaissance to the modern day and photographs dating back to the birth of the art form.

    This museum has the largest collection of Western art of any museum we have been to so far. The collection is very well balanced as far as major schools of art being represented across a historical...

  • Restaurant Ukai Toriyama
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    4.5
    250 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Hachioujishi Minamiasakawamachi 3426
    This Japanese restaurant in a mountain hamlet surrounded by nature feels like a secret getaway. It's about three minutes by car from Takaosan Interchange on the Keno Expressway. They serve savory cuisine made with seasonal ingredients cooked on the charcoal fire of their irori hearth. Their plump and tasty thick-cut charcoal grilled chicken is a popular. The shop alters its ambiance to coincide with the changing seasons. Visitors look out on cherry blossoms in spring, fireflies in the garden in summer, the colored foliage of fall, and winter's snowy cover. The photogenic location makes it in demand for business dinners and wedding receptions.

    Private dining rooms, excellent service, traditional food. To summarize, à must-visit more by the unique location and atmosphere than by the food.

  • Buaiso, The Former Residence of Shirasu
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    4.0
    67 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Machida-shi Nogaya 7-3-2
    "The former residence of Jiro Shirasu and his wife, Masako. Shirasu played an important role in post-World War II diplomacy in Japan. On a hill in verdant Tsurukawa, it has a museum, restaurant, and cafe on site. Once known as ""the coolest man in Japan,"" he studied English at Cambridge University, and was said to have argued with GHQ (General Headquarters of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers), even standing up to MacArthur. Although women had been barred from performing traditional Noh theater, she appeared on stage and was so successful she even had a stage name. The facility is replete with reminders of the couple, and you can even enjoy Western-style fare that faithfully recreates their meals."

    This is a very interesting Historical home. It had a thatched roof yet in the tradition of old Japan.

  • Tennen Onsen Gokurakuyu Tama Center
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    3.5
    61 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokyo Tama-shi Ochiai 1-30-1
    "This day-trip natural hot spring provides a high-quality place that is an extension of daily life. It is a natural hot spring with water coming from 1,500 meters underground without additional water. Based on the principle of ""safe and secure,"" it is a bathhouse that prides itself with management that does not compromise on water quality management and facility management. For the indoor baths, besides natural hot springs using high-quality natural hot spring water, there are also jet baths, shape-up baths and electric baths. In addition, the outdoor rock bath is popular with people who like hot water because the temperature is set high. It is an appealing hot spring that is just a five-minute walk from Tama Center Station."

    If you dont have enough time to travel to the outskirts of Tokyo for some hot springs, here is one for you. We stopped by here after we were done with Sanrio Puroland. Had a lovely hot spring...

  • KODOMONOKUNI (Children’s Land) Theme Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Aoba-ku Narachou 700
    This is a vast playground covering an area of about 100,000 square meters which is located in Aoba Ward in Yokohama City. It was used as an ammunition warehouse for the period of the wartime through to the post-war period, but was opened as a garden on the 5th May 1965 in commemoration of the marriage of the Crown Prince (the current Emperor) and Michiko. There is a zoo, a pool and leisure facilities with a lot of playground equipment, and a lot of children visit with their parents. There is also a livestock farm managed by Snow Brand—the special Sungreen milk and icecream are specialty products.
  • Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Machidashi Haramachida 4-28-1
    Opened in 1987, the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts is one of the few museums in the world dedicated to print art. The museum collects, preserves, and researches Japanese print art from the Nara period to the modern age as well as print art from around the world. The museum also has a studio where you can experience the fun of making print art yourself. Each printmaking course has a specified enrollment period and requires advanced registration.

    At the Southern Entrance to Serigaya Park. Approx. 1km walk from Machida station, not a hard walk. Has access for prams & wheelchairs, as you approach from the West entrance you will see a path to...

  • Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Hachioujishi Takaomachi 2177
    This is a temple located on Mt. Takao in Tokyo’s Hachioji City. It is reported to have been established in 744 under the direction of Emperor Shomu, and was founded by the priest Gyoki. It is known for being one of the big three head temples of the Chisan School of the Shingon sect in the Kanto region, along with Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple. As of 1375 the principal image of the temple has been Izuna Daigongen, a form of the Buddhist deity Fudo Myo-o, and he was revered as the guardian deity of the samurai commanders in the Sengoku (Warring States) period. The temple is the site of many legends about tengu (long-nosed demon-like imaginary creatures) and the temple is considered to be a place that answers prayer for better fortune and offers talisman to ward off evil spirits. Visitors can also make reservations to try shojin-ryori (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine) on the temple grounds that are full of nature.

    山道から本堂に行くまでの間に、天狗の像や様々な石碑がとても多くありました。本堂でも天狗の巨大なお面があったのが、とても印象的でした。ケーブルカーを使えばアクセスも良いためとても人が多かったです。とりあえずお参りだけして、山頂を目指しました。本堂の手前にはソフトクリームなども売られていてお子さんにも人気のようでした。

  • Oyamadairi Park
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Machida-shi Oyamagaoka 4-4
    A metropolitan park filled with the abundant natural beauty of the Tama Hills area a 10-minute walk from Tamasakai Station on the Keio Line. There are four untouched valleys in the park, each of which has a spring which flows into the Tama River. These areas are conservation lands which are habitats for rare plant and animal species not often seen in this day and age (access to some areas is prohibited). The One Ryokudo, covered by the cooling shade of trees in summer, was originally a road built for tank training and performance testing at the close of WWII. Today, the road is lined with cherry trees which come into beautiful bloom in spring and serves as a space for rest and relaxation for local residents.

    広くて大きな公園です。ハイキングやジョギングするのにぴったりなコースで、すぐ近くを通る車の音も全く聞こえません。冬の午後に訪れましたが、次々にジョギングの人とすれ違い人気のある公園なのだと思いました。駅から遠いですが駐車場完備なので、散策や走りにわざわざくる価値がある場所です。

  • Oyamada Ryokuchi
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Machida-shi Shimoyamadamachi 361-10
    This green park is located in a green hilly area in the northwestern part of Machida City. It has thickly wooded areas that include konara glandbearing oak, sawtooth oak and shirakashi ring-cupped oak, a grassy athletic plaza where you can play ball, and a small baseball field where you can play soft baseball. There are many spots in the park that still retain the original landscape of Tama Hills, and many visitors enjoy light hiking and excursions in the park. From Miharashi Square with an elevation of 123 meters, you can look out at the scenery, the panoramic view encompasses from Tanzawa to the Tama Hills, and you can get a clear view of Mt. Fuji on good days.

    サッカーグラウンドがあって子供達がボールを蹴っている場所はありますが、それ以外のスペースも広くて小さな子供連れでも安心して遊べます。アスレチックもあり、できる遊具に夢中です。斜面をプラスチックの板に乗って滑る事を飽きる事なくやっている姿は自分の子供時分と被ります。センター反対側の公園は自然の散策路になっています。

  • Musashi Imperial Graveyard
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Hachioji-shi Nagabusamachi 1833
    An imperial graveyard situated along Takao Highway in Nagabusa-machi, Hachioji City. There are four tombs here - The tomb of Emperor Taisho (Tama no Misasagi), the tomb of Empress Teimei (Tama no Higashi no Misasagi), the, tomb of Emperor Showa (Musashino no Misasagi), and the tomb of Empress Kojun (Musashino no Higashi no Misasagi).

    Not every Japanese know even that there is tobs of two last emperors nearby Tokyo. This destionation usually is not mentioned in guide-books. But it is very calm and very Japanese. Way from Tokyo...

  • Tama Municipal Heated Pool Aqua Blue Tama
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    4.5
    15 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Tama-shi Minamino 3-15-2
    This municipal heated pool that is easily accessible is an eight-minute walk from Odakyu's Karakida Station. It can be used year-round because it is an indoor pool. The facility features two water slides. One is a body slider, and the other is an island slider that uses a slider boat. There are long lines for the thrilling water slides in the summer. In addition, there is a 50-meter pool for those who really want to swim, wave pool where you can enjoy water walking, and a relaxation pool where the water temperature is set as high as 38-39 degrees.

    日曜日の朝一番、9時に行ったが駐車場の一階はすでに満車。入口もそれなりに並んでいた。やはり朝から行くのがお勧め。

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Archaeological Center
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Tama-shi Ochiai 1-14-2
    This facility was established to contribute to the promotion of local culture as well as deepen residents' understanding of cultural properties, and the survey and research of buried cultural properties in Tokyo. It conducts exhibits and lectures centered on the items from excavations, and hands-on classrooms based on excavation research results. The Tama New Town area, where the facilities are located, has 964 sites and is where remains from each period have been discovered from the Paleolithic to early modern times. In the permanent exhibit, a large number of excavated items are displayed along with the general history from the Paleolithic period to Edo period (1603-1868).

    Its quite old n they maintained it well Came all d way here but its worth my time Learned bt the Cultural stuff

  • Machida Civic Hall
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Machida-shi Morino 2-2-36
    This civic hall is a seven-minute walk from Machida Station's West Exit, adjacent to Machida City Hall. The four-floor building consists of a large assembly hall, a gallery, meeting rooms, etc. Machida City developed it as a venue for various events and a space for closer communication and casual exchange. The assembly hall can accommodate up to 862 people and hosts concerts, plays, and courses throughout the year. The practice room is equipped with an upright piano and is an ideal space for clubs and other groups preparing for recitals. It's available for individual use as well.

    80年代にFUJIブランドの本社自転車工場があった隣地に市役所が移転新設されて、町田市の中心的な地区となってます。ガラスウォールが印象的です。

  • Hachioji Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Hachioujishi Motohachioujimachi 3-2715-2 (Administrative Building)
    A nationally designated Historic Site in Motohachioji-machi, Hachioji City, Tokyo. Hachioji castle was built at the end of the Warring States period by Hojo Ujiteru. Japan's last large-scale mountain castle, it fell during Toyotomi Hideyoshi's campaign to gain complete control of the Kanto region. 400 years after its downfall, in 1990 the results of archeological surveys were used to recreate the castle's stone walls and paving and the site was opened to visitors. Due to its value as the ruins of a Warring States period mountain castle, Hachioji Castle has also been selected as one of Japan's 100 greatest castles by the Japan Castle Foundation.
  • Mt. Takao Monkey Park and Wild Plant Garden
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    3.0
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Hachioujishi Takaomachi 2179
    Ride the cable car up Mt. Takao to the Mt. Takao Monkey Park and Wild Plant Garden. Come and get a close look the habitat and behavior of over 70 different types of monkeys. The handlers also hold special performances with some of the trained monkeys. Then check out the Wild Plant Garden with over 300 different types of wild plants. Experience a different scene each season and the rich nature of Mt. Takao. Incredibly popular for Golden Week excursions in May.

    An expat recommeded this place as nice to do while in Tokyo. We visited Mt Takao on a weekend which was a big mistake. Thousands of people going there. A hill with a chair lift and cable car. It is...

  • Machida Squirrel Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Machidashi Kanaimachi 733-1
    In this small zoo located in the Kanaimachi district of Tokyo’s Machida City, approximately 200 Taiwanese squirrels and chipmunks have free range of the premises. In addition to putting on gloves and enjoying the experience of squirrels eating out of your hand, there is also an area to see familiar animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, and turtles. The “Fureai Hiroba” event in which guests can hold rabbits and guinea pigs is only held on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The docile guinea pigs are quite popular among small children.

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