This valley was covered with numberless Hydrangea flowers in mid of June. You can enjoy beautiful blue and white floweres. In this year, 2011, there are cold days in May and early June, so the flowering of Hydrangea delayed. It is amazing that all the hydrangea trees are planted and maintained by a man lived in this area.
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.