Tag: Tokyo Bureau of Waterworks

Lake Okutama Ikoi-no-Michi Hike

Ogouchi Dam 小河内ダム – Yama-no-furusatomura 山のふるさと村   Duration: 5 hours   Distance: 17.9 km   Elevation change: 30 metres   Highest point: 565 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Lake Okutama Bus Stop   Finish: Miyama-bashi...

Sayama Hills Loop Hike

Saitama Prefectural Nature Park – Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park   Duration: 4 hours   Distance: 12.9 km   Elevation change: 60 metres   Highest point: 172 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Seibu-Kyujo-mae Station  ...

The Mystery Behind the Okutama Ropeway

Another Piece of the Puzzle Let’s rewind to the early 1960s in Tokyo. The city was in the midst of massive transition both socially and economically a stark contrast to just 20 years before. If you were a Japanese housewife you pined for the...

Okutama Mukashi Michi Hike

Sogaku Ravine 惣岳渓谷 – Lake Okutama 奥多摩湖   Duration: 4 hours   Distance: 9.7 km   Elevation change: 190 metres   Highest point: 540 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Okutama Station (Ome Line)   Finish: Okutamako bus...

Tokyo’s Forgotten Tourist Caves

Caving in Tokyo: Then and Now There was a time not so long ago when visiting a tourist cave was a popular way to spend a lazy weekend. Rewind to the early 1980s and there were seven such caves operating in Tokyo now sadly more than half of them have...

Lake Okutama (Ogouchi Dam) Tokyo

Securing Tokyo’s Water Future Paid a Heavy Toll As the responsible agency for supplying drinking water to almost 13 million residents the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Waterworks relies heavily on the 185,400 megalitre Lake Okutama...

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