My wife and I got up early, before it got too hot, to hike around Todoriki Valley Park. It’s a relatively unknown spot mainly used by those who live in the area. The park offers a cool, green, natural respite from the urban concrete life.
The park’s main feature is the Yazawa River at the bottom of the gorge that flows into the Tama River. The park is touted on a welcome board as the only gorge in Tokyo. There are also three tombs that date back almost 1,500 years.
We also experienced one other memorable natural feature that isn’t as prominently promoted. The park is full of mosquitoes!
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