Kotokuji is one of my favorite place in Akiruno. The two Gingko trees are famous as well as two other trees which are protected by Tokyo Metropolis. Usually it is very calm place, but in this season many sightseeing people come to watch the trees.
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.