Nikkobashi Park is a greenery area providing shaded walking trail between Mizukuraido Park in Kumagawa area and JR Haijima station. It is connected to the southeast corner of Mizukuraido Park and narrow strip of greenery area along the Tamagawa Aqueduct goes though the park area with rockclimbing wall. From there Haijima station is only a few...more
Tamagawa Aqueduct provde some nice walking trails and in Fussa the walking trail between Mizukuraido Park and Haijima station is really refreshing. I started walking from Mizukuraido Park and walked alongside the aqueduct. Even during midsummer, it has nice shade and was cool.more
On the friendship festival day, I had lunch in a diner close to #5 gate of Yokota Base. Inside the restaurant is somewhat like a typical American diner. I ordered Tartare Fish Burger set 900 yen. The diner also sells some items such as T-shrts and so on.
For people living in the western part of Metropolitan Tokyo, going to Tokyo makes little sense because Tokyo actually is made up of 50 or so popular areas. To really want to get what you want to go you need to learn about what attractions belong to which area. When most of Fussa residents go to "Tokyo", they first get to SHINJUKU. From SHINJUKU you...more
From Yokota Base #5 gate back to the Haijima station, why not take a cool well-shaded path along Tamagawa Aqueduct nearly free of crowd. After getting off from #5 gate of Yokota Air Base, walk along route #16 southward toward Haijima station. About five minutes walk you will find a Demode Diner. From there, turn right to the narrow winding road,...more
Yokota Base is very huge. So there is a transportation service by minecart-style train during Friendship Festival. How they call it varies with each train. One train service call it YOKOTA SEN(Yokota Line) while the other service call it CHICA CHICA CHOO CHOO. Either way it is nothing short of fun ride as you might see in amusement parks. Train fee...more
On August 18th and 19th, 2012. Yokota Air Base held an annual friendship festival. Yokota Air-Base Japanese-American Friendship Festival is held at Yokota Base in Fussa annually around mid to late August. Children in paticular seemed to have enjoyed getting inside the military planes or carrier crafts. Only Japanese and U.S. citizens are invited to...more