Annual trip to Tokyo, August 2012. Hachioji Castle Ruins - a garden in the forest.
Hachioji Castle has... a bloody history which is well summarised here.
A gentle walk along a path starting from the existing visitors centre heading southwest towards Hikihashi will soon lead to this nice greeny area in the forest. This trail offers a much easier walk than the other major trail which climbs Shiroyama to get to Hachioji Shrine and to the castle's Honmaru remains at the summit.
東京都八王子市 八王子城 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.