Trip to Tokyo, Aug-Sep 2013. Tama Monorail’s Matsugaya station in late afternoon light, as seen from the pedestrian overpass just outside the station. I did a day walk following the Tama Monorail tracks from one end to the other, i.e. from Kamikitadai to Tama-Center. I felt that this spot provided one of the more scenic spots in the entire stretch of the monorail. Running underneath in the same direction as the monorail tracks is Tokyo Metropolitan Route 156.
多摩モノレール 松が谷 東京都道156号 360度パノラマ
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.