The temple was build on a hill in the west side area of the Tamagawa river. The "Mokkoku tree" on the west direction has been designated as a natural monument by Tokyo metropolis government. The height of the species, "Mokkoku", is usually up to 6 m, but that of this tree is 22 m, it is very unusual.
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.