This shrine is located on the most west side of Tokyo. It may be more than 2 hours to be here from central Tokyo by a car. The cedar tree was one of the biggest in Tokyo, 5.6 m around and 40 m height. There was an big camphor tree, but it seems to be cut down very recently.
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.