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If you happen to be near Hamura or ever cycle the Tama upstream, take a short stop at the Hamura Weir (羽村堰 Hamura zeki), an interesting place in...
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If you live in the south or the west of Tokyo or northern Kanagawa, the Tamagawa River lends itself to recreation or exploration for hikers and...
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Today, I chanced upon this odd temple in Noborito when I got lost on the bicycle. Its gaudy colours and lavish ornaments made me turn around on...
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Aso Shrine (阿蘇神社 Aso-jinja), also known as the Bicycle Shrine, is located a few hundred metres north of Hamura Weir, in Hamura (羽村), western...
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Ippoin Temple is another gem I found while cycling around Hamura. It was founded in 1424 by Mita Utanosuke Taira no Masasada (三田雅楽之助平将定等), whose...
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Exploring the right banks of the Tama River upstream of Hamura, I happened to pass Entakuzan Hōkōji, a temple of the Sōtō School of Buddhism...
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The City of Hino (日野市) in western Tōkyō is famous for two things: the ancient Takahata Fudō temple and for being the birthplace of Hijikata...
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Akishima is one of the bedroom towns of western Tōkyō you pass when moving along the Tama River. It's astounding to discover how some...
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