Huge cedar tree in Akiruno
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Huge cedar tree in Akiruno

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This tree is said to be the largest cedar tree in Tokyo metropolis. This is just in front of the Itsuhashira Shrine. The tree is said to be 400 years old. The height is 52 m, and has a trunk 8 m around.  In Japan, the god was believed to dwell in old trees, so people have have preserved large trees near Shrine.

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This panorama was taken in Tama

This is an overview of Tama

Tama area is the name of the western part of Tokyo Metropolis.  It consists of 26 cities, 3 towns and a village.  A lot of people (about 4 milion) live in a eastern half part of the area.  However, there are many mountains in the western part of Tama area, and there are very little flat land.  Many hiking spots are in the western area, so you can enjoy walking on the trail, camping, and so on.  If you see the beautiful mountain scene, you may not believe this is also in Tokyo.

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