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Walking around Sayama Hills, a floating green island


The majestic lake and rich forests in this hilly area is said to have been a model for the movie “My Neighbor Totoro”. It is less than an hour from Tokyo. The “Totoro Forest” is part of the National Trust and is carefully preserved. In the center of the hill is the Sayama Lake that has walking paths, and you can easily feel the greenery from the city centre.
Sayama Hills has a lodging institution, called Kikusuitei, that is one of Japan’s top 100 places to view the beautiful moon. During the summer season, there is a fireworks show that takes place every weekend.








Address 25-2 Shorakuji,Tokorozawa-shi
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Access Public Transportation

15 minutes on foot from Seibu-Kyujo-mae Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line


12 km (average 35 minutes) from Tokorozawa IC on the Kan-Etsu Expressway