|Duration: 4.5 hours|
|Distance: 9.9 km|
|Elevation: 1,800 m|
|Activity level: Normal hiking|
|Start: Ikusabata Station (JR Chuo line)
Finish: Sawai Station (JR Chuo line)
|Takamizu San : 759m
Iwatake Ishi Yama : 793m
Sougaku san : 756 m
In the ‘deep’ west part of Tokyo metropolis, Oku Tama area is amazingly rich in nature and make good contrast with the metropolis.
’Oku’ means ‘deep’ or ‘far’ literally.
Many people come Oku Tama for chilling one day hike, climbing, trail running or cycling.
Takamizu sanzan（高水三山） trail is 10 km, 3 to 4 hours trail start from Ikusabata station（軍畑） which is 90 minutes from Shinjuku station（新宿） by Chuo line(中央線).
I love this route so much and every year I visited here to trail run, relax and taste nice vegan cuisine.
And on the trail there is old, small but beloved temple of Jofuku in (常福院).
Then Iwatake ishi yama for nice view.
After Sogaku San and Aoi shrine 30 minutes of descending will take you to Mitake（御岳）Station.
From Mitake station you can walk down to the Oku Tama river side by the stair aside of Seven Eleven.
After 30 minutes of walking on riverside to east, there is a beautiful garden of Sawanoi En（澤乃井園）.
Sawanoi En is a famous Sake brewery and restaurant.
Casual food bar has the really tasty Tofu, Soba and Amazake(Sweet sake甘酒)!
Not only them, there is a Sake tasting bar.