Introduction of Higashi-kurume City (Tokyo) and author
Introduction of the author of this website
- Almost 11 years have passed since I moved to Higashi-kurume City located in the northwest of Tokyo City, Japan.
- I prefer the rural life surrounded by nature such as mountains, rivers, etc. to the urban life filled with buildings.
- I love to go mountaineering/camping.
- I also enjoy jogging and thus love to participate marathon races.
- I love tasting Japanese Sake (Rice wine).
Introduction of Higashi-kurume City
- Higashi-kurume city is called "Town filled with Water, Green and Friendliness".
- The two main rivers flow : the Ochiai River and Kurome River.
- Spring waters pour into these two rivers. In the clean water, carps swim and on the river, ducks are swimming.
- At the back of my house, the Ochiai River flows and thus I can always hear the cry of ducks.
- Jogging/cycling courses are established paralleled with the Ochiai / Kurome rivers. The courses are thronged with joggers and walkers at the weekend.
- Higashi-kurume City belongs to Tokyo Metropolis. However, here, you can hear the song of Japanese nightingale (Uguisu) in spring or the call of a cuckoo in early summer. Can you believe it?
- Seibu-Ikebukuro Line runs through Higashi-kurume City. The station building was renewed lately. The area around "Higashi-kurume Station" has been arranged. From Higashi-kurume Station, it is possible to reach the Ikebukuro metropolitan area less than 30 minutes by the Seibu-Ikebukuro Line. Also you can go to the Chichibu District by Seibu-Ikebukuro Line. You can ride on the Limited Express "New Red Arrow" from Tokorozawa Station (the third station from Higashi-kurume). It is convenient when you go mountaineering of the Chichibu.
- It is also easily accessible to the Okutama and Kofu Areas via JR Musashino Line.
- You can clearly see the Mt.Fuji from the 2nd floor of the Higashi-kurume Station on fine day in the direction of City Hall.
Photo taken from Mt. Fuji View Terrace on January 22, 2000
- Every fine morning, I always watch Mt.Fuji from there before riding on the train for the office. I feel better when I can see Mt.Fuji in the morning.