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Hiking along the Lost Railway


A beautiful walk along an abandoned railway in Okutama, west of Tokyo. Tracks, bridges, and tunnels along the road known as "Mukashi Michi", which means the old road, are striking remnants of times gone by. While the Mukashi Michi is a popular hike, the railway is not open to the public, as there are some challenging passages. 

Access: From the train station Okutama, ask for 'Mukashi Michi' or follow the Japanese sign むかしみち. Just as you venture into the wilderness, keep your eyes open for the overgrown train tracks. You can see them here.