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Okutama Lake and the Hikawa Valley

 Okutama Lake

Okutama Lake

 Autumn leaves in Okutama

Autumn leaves in Okutama

 Hikawa Valley

Hikawa Valley

Just a short 90-minute train ride from central Tokyo is the town of Okutama, nestled in the mountains and surrounded by forest. It’s a destination worth adding to your list of places to visit, especially in the fall when the leaves turn to fiery red and glowing yellows and oranges. A stroll around Okutama Lake, across the floating bridge, and through the Hikawa Valley will make you forget that you’re still technically in the greater Tokyo metropolis.