10 Things to Do in Akiruno That You Shouldn't Miss

July 14, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Discover the best top things to do in Akiruno, Japan including Tokyo Summer Land, Akigawa Valley, Ryushuin, Kotokuji Temple, Otake Cave, Akigawabashi Kasen Park Barbecue Land, Ishibune Bridge, Akigawa Farmers Center, Daihigan-ji Temple, Akirudai Park.
Restaurants in Akiruno

1. Tokyo Summer Land

600 Kamiyotsugi, Akiruno 197-0832, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-558-6511
Excellent
22%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 118 reviews

Tokyo Summer Land

Reviewed By redeyeblues - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The hydrangea garden [ わんダフルネイチャーヴィレッジ  あじさい園 ] will blow your mind - 15000! Even more than in Kamakura! More colors than I've ever seen!! There's a little 45-minute hiking course that takes you to the top and back where you can get nice views! There are picnic tables at the top and also a little shop selling food closer to the entrance. Quite a few people there but nowhere as crowded as many hydrangea spots in Kamakura. 600 yen to enter. Do not miss! Simply amazing! Dream-like even!

2. Akigawa Valley

Akiruno 190-0100, Tokyo Prefecture
Excellent
23%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 38 reviews

Akigawa Valley

Reviewed By caipirina - Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Akigawa gorge is apparently the whole stretch along the Akigawa river and it is not a particular single spot for easy review, so I am going to highlight our main activity, which was fishing. There is a specific fishing place at (Akigawa international trout fishing) and for 33$ pp you get a permit and a fishing rod, while pretty much everything else (bait, BBQ, wood &coal, drinks) are available for an extra fee (the BBQ for 30$, coal for 10$). They release fish at certain times, but since they had very few people fishing this day (only one other party, but I heard that on special holidays they can get up to 700 people!) they released some for us to get started, and then again at 1pm. With 3 rods we got around 15 fish which they clean for you and then you can put them on the grill (no kind of eating utensils come with the BBQ set). This is a fantastic activity and especially our 10 year old had lots of fun. Not sure how well one would get along there with only English, the owner seems to understand everything that I said, but was too shy to speak, but everyone there was super friendly and even gave us some extra roasted and salted fish to bring home. Highly recommended.
We stayed at Honjin Ryokan for the night and then next day we hiked up to the Hossawa Falls, another nice activity. And then, from the train station about 3km away is a forest area with 10,000 of beautiful Hydrangea.

3. Ryushuin

1422 Otsu, Akiruno 190-0174, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-596-4647
Excellent
40%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Ryushuin

Reviewed By また - 東京都

約600年ほど前に開創された臨済宗のお寺。趣き深い石仏が山門前から並び、「ようこそ、花の寺へ」と導いてくれるようです。桜、枝垂桜、ハナズオウ、ナノハナ、ミツバツツジなどが咲き乱れています。この色の組み合わせが絶妙で、本当に来てよかった、と思わせてくれます。近くには「秋川渓谷瀬音の湯」があります。ゆったりとできますので、ぜひ、足を運んでください。

4. Kotokuji Temple

234 Kowada, Akiruno 190-0151, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-596-0021
Excellent
46%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Kotokuji Temple

Reviewed By azshi75

Enjoy the impressionistic scene colored with Autumn leaves of two gigantic Ginkgo trees. This historical temple built more than 600 years ago is located in Akiruno city, the west side of Tokyo. You will encounter with an environment which you would not believe that it is actually in the prefecture of Tokyo; nothing like metropolitan you would see in TV or Magazine, but all mountain and vally ranges with few villages. The city councils promote several hiking courses along the subtle villages where Japanese traditional lifestyle partly remains starting from the station of Musashi-Itsukaich. You can also take a car for there is a parking space for about 10~15 lots. Enjoy distinctive colors by the four seasons of Japan such as Autumn leaves and Spring blossom.

5. Otake Cave

Yozawa, Akiruno 190-0171, Tokyo Prefecture
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Otake Cave

Reviewed By koso88 - Kyoto, Japan

一般的な観光鍾乳洞とは違い、中は奥行はありつつも狭いので、それなりに洞窟探検感はあると思います。高さもあまりないので、頭をぶつけないようにしてください。入り口でヘルメットを渡されます。家族連れや友達同士などそれなりに楽しめる鍾乳洞ではないでしょうか。入り口までの道中もここを通るのかというダイナミックさもあり、養沢の清流に沿いながら、良いドライブもできると思います。あたりは携帯の圏外ですが、フリーWi-Fi完備です。

6. Akigawabashi Kasen Park Barbecue Land

813 Totohara, Akiruno 190-0152, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-596-5122
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Akigawabashi Kasen Park Barbecue Land

Reviewed By ジロウチャン - Tokyo, Japan

8月下旬の日曜日に6人で行きました。駅から徒歩5分で行けるので、お酒を飲んでも電車で帰ることができるので便利です。武蔵五日市駅にはNew Daysがあり、駅にすぐ近くにセブンイレブンもあるので、ちょっとしたものはそこで買うこともできます。
このバーベキュー場はコンロなどの器材は持ち込み禁止で、全て現地でレンタルです。持ち込んだものを川で洗わないようにそうしているようです。私は9時に到着しましたが、夏休みの週末だったからか、既にテントやパラソルはなくなっていました(テントやパラソルは持ち込みOKです)。受付に並んでコンロや網を借りて、川のすぐそばに場所を確保しました。ザルや包丁、トングもレンタルがありますが、こういった小物は持ち込み可です。調理場もあって、トイレは水洗できれいです。
河原なので石がゴロゴロしています。石の上に座ってもいいのですがちょっとお尻が痛くなったので、小さいイスを持って行くといいかもしれません。川の水はとても澄んでいて、小さな魚もいました。川の中ほどは少し深くなっていますが、それでも大人なら十分足が届きます。スイカを河原で冷やしている人もいました。
駅からも近く、バーベキューと川遊びが一緒にできるのでおすすめの場所です。

7. Ishibune Bridge

Otsu, Akiruno 190-0174, Tokyo Prefecture
Excellent
10%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 10 reviews

Ishibune Bridge

Reviewed By kb_3095 - Melbourne, Australia

A great spot for nature photos and a lovely short walk from Shogaiseishunnoyu Tsurutsuru Hot Spring.

8. Akigawa Farmers Center

811 Ninomiya, Akiruno 197-0814, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-559-1600
Excellent
0%
Good
86%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Akigawa Farmers Center

Reviewed By hanedasun - 東京

JA秋川に隣接している、都内最大の農産物直売所です。周りには畑が広がり、この時期はトウモロコシの収穫期で、地場の焼きモロコシをおいしくいただきました。
ここには植木や盆栽コーナーもあり、食堂、バーベキューコーナーもあるので、いろいろな楽しみかたができる施設です。

9. Daihigan-ji Temple

134 Yokosawa, Akiruno 190-0141, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-596-0141
Excellent
20%
Good
80%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Daihigan-ji Temple

Reviewed By 又三郎 - Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

真言宗豊山派
山号は金色山。院号は吉祥院。本尊は大日如来。
立派な山門(1669年建立)があり、仁王像や天井の絵も素晴らしかったと思われるが、
彩色が大分剥げている。
山門を潜ると正面に極楽、地獄のみごとな彫刻をほどこした無畏閣が建つ。
堂内には国指定重要文化財、阿弥陀如来三尊像が安置されている。
毎年四月二十一日御開帳がある。
白萩の美しさで有名なお寺で、9月中旬から下旬が見頃。
仙台藩主の伊達政宗も見に来たことがあるらしい。
本堂は1695年8月に建てられ、東京都指定有形文化財となっている。
駐車場あり。
最寄駅はJR五日市線武蔵五日市または武蔵増戸

10. Akirudai Park

673-1 Ninomiya, Akiruno 197-0814, Tokyo Prefecture
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Akirudai Park

Reviewed By RamblingGypsy - Hong Kong, China

I asked husband if he wanted to see the Rose Garden near the place I have ESL classes. Seriously, it's about 10 minutes from Yokota base by car, 17 minutes on a bad day. Just a quick getaway on a beautiful day. Here is the cool part of the story...there was a flower festival with live music and dogs every where. So Yes, I was loving life.
A great place to walk, jog, stroller friendly, and senior citizen friendly. If you are pregnant this is a friendly place to hangout, there is a kids play area for small kids. There is shaded spots, public restrooms, picnic tables. This is also a great place to visit during Cherry blossom season. The track field is outlined by Cherry blossoms trees (sorry no photos to post). THERE ARE NO GARBAGE CANS.It is also Wheelchair friendly, and dog friendly.
Checkout the website for more details.

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