A couple of weeks ago, I went to western Tokyo for the Mount Otake hike that I had already done last October. This time, however, I went in the other direction: I started in Okutama (奥多摩) and went up to Mount Otake (大岳山) and then on to Mount Mitake (御岳山). Unfortunately, the Rock Garden there was still closed because of the snow. I then took the cable car down to the valley. This page has directions for this trail (in the other way) in English.
Above, in front of Okutama station.
Above, looking in the direction of Atago shrine (愛宕神社).
Above, the Sanbonsugi (Three cedars) of Hikawa.
Above, Hikawa shrine.
Above, path to Hikawa Gorge, behind the cedars.
Above, Tama River.
Above, statue near the start of the trail to Atago shrine and Mount Otake.
Above, stairs to Atago shrine.
Above, Atago shrine.
Above, there is also a paved access road that is not as steep as the stairs (on the right).
Above, Ogouchi Dam and Lake Okutama in the distance.
Above, summit of Mount Nokogiri.
Above, summit of Mount Otake.
Above, Mount Fuji.
Above, Ohtake shrine on the way to Mount Mitake.
Above, torii and waterfall at the Rock Garden.
Above, the rest of the trail was closed because of the snow.
Above, Mount Hinode.
Above, Mitake Village.
Above, wasabi roots at the cable car station in Mitake Valley.
Above, Tama River in Mitake Valley.
Above, Mitake station.