Tokyo's green backyard

Made a day trip to probably Tokyo's best kept secret, Okutama(奥多摩).

Lush greenery and mountains with winding rivers, I was in for a great time in the woods just 1.5 hours away from bustling Shinjuku by the local train.

Bear on Tokyo? Yes beware!  

Bear on Tokyo? Yes beware!  

Crisp clean air surrounded by lush greenery and sounds of the flowing river

Crisp clean air surrounded by lush greenery and sounds of the flowing river

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Reflection of the Red bridge  

Reflection of the Red bridge  

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Local handmade soba and tempura with Kinoko steamed rice

Local handmade soba and tempura with Kinoko steamed rice

Fresh wasabi for sale

Fresh wasabi for sale