Trek : North Hikawa Bridge -> Shiromaru Dam -> Hatonosu Canyon -> Kori Sta.
When I gave up the plan, my mind to walk up the mountain was falling-off. The time was not so much to climb up to the other mountain. Then, I thought the plan to go walking along the Tama River.
At first, I walked along the West-side of Nippara River to Oku-Hikawa Shrine from the North Hikawa Bridge. Then, I visited to Okutama Visitor Center, and got the useful maps and information about trek of Okutama area. A staff of an office gave me an correct route to Mt.Takanosu, and Okutama Nature Information Map at 300yen. And I got free trek maps along the Tama River. The map has two kinds (yellow and blue), yellow one is "Visitor Center -> Shiromaru -> Hatonosu -> Kori ", trek 8.5km downstream along the river, the other blue map is "South Hikawa -> Mizune" that was called old trek road of Okutama, trek about 9km upstream along Tamagawa.
I selected an yellow map.
My trek route
North Hikawa Bridge -> Okutama Visitor Center
There was a water place, but the notice post says "It's not suitable for drink."
Okutama Visitor Center -> Shiromaru Dam
Shiromaru Dam ->
<- Souryu Falls（双竜の滝）
Location Okutama Area, western part of Tokyo
Destination Tama Canyon
Date walked June 6(Sun.), 2010 (Fine weather)
Map Garmin GPS + Japan RoadNavi 25000 v2 by UUD Co.,Ltd.
Walk type Field walk
Railway stations Okutama, Kori, Kawai Station of JR Ome Line
Key Word : western part of Tokyo, Okutama, Tama River, hiking, walking, day walks, ハイキング, ウォーキング, 日帰り, 青梅線, 古里駅, 奥多摩駅
<- The available map
(in- and out-side print of the map)
Map size is about 720mmx515mm.
Link to Live-camera
The camera is located on the Visitor's Center.
Okutama-machi official information in
You can get a brief area map from the next URL.
I made a route map by using LatLongLab.