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Panorama View from Panorama Hill


Today’s destination is a little difficult to get to. Because there is a little far from station.

I walked from Keio Line Nagayama Station.
It was long straight road.

This photo was taken in middle way, toward Nagayama station.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

This area is located in Tama area of Tokyo.
I wrote about Tama area in former article.
Lights and Green, Yuhi no Oka, Sakuragaoka Park

In 1960s, Tama New Town project had began.
In 1971 first resident had moved here.
So here is newly constructed and well planned area.

Many residence were built.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

End of the straight road, turn left or right.
I turned right. But left is nearer to destination. I didn’t checked map!
Entrance will appear.  It took about 15 minutes from station.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

Here is Tama Hills. Small mountain.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

View from observatory. Here can see New Town Area. So many residence!

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

Observatory is like this.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

According to information, pedestrian path is prepared as “Yokoyama no michi” along ridge road of Tama Hills.
This pedestrian path can enjoy full of nature!

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

Tama Hills is wide mountain.
Seen from Fuchu, beautiful silhouette appears at dusk.
It was called “Yokoyama(means wide mountains)” or “mayubikiyama(means eyebrows drawing mountain)” from 7c to 8c.

On back, I found a sign describing “Sakimori mikaerino chi(means Sakimori turning around place)”.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

In 633, Battle of Baekgang occurred at Korean Peninsula.
Wa(Japan in that time) and Baekje fought against Tang and Silla.
Wa and Baekje were defeated.
After battle, soldiers were drafted to defend Kyushu from mainly eastern area.
Kyushu is far. And weapons and foods are required to prepare by soldier, and taxes are remain.
So it was too difficult task. They realized possibility that they can’t return.
In Manyoshu (oldest Japanese poetry compiled 7c to 8c), there are seen poems by Sakimori about Tama Hills.
Here would have been symbol of nostalgia.
I thought We must not forget sad history.

Now this area is developed.
Panorama view.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

Tallest building is Benesse Corporation. One of Japanese huge educational publisher. I studied with its textbooks.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

It’s difficult to recognize from panorama photo, here can see Mt.Fuji. Sunset is coming.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

Last sunlight.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

After sunset. Beautiful Gradation. I love this moment!!

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

Gradually residence’s lights turned on.  These are lights of life. So they are warm.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

Street has heavy traffic. On left side of Mt.Fuji, Mt. Oyama is also seen. It’s located Isehara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. There is my birthplace. Mt.Oyama is our pride!

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

Panorama view. I felt like Mt.Fuji is

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

Whole angle.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

Close up after dark. Buildings are standing in dense. I think real way of life is artistic. It is rational. So its shape makes beautiful lines and rhythm.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

Mt.Fuji at night. I couldn’t see it. But camera caught it. Sometimes I really surprised by camera’s ability.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

Electric lines are standing in a row.

Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan
Panorama Hill, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan

During shooting, I remember ANDREAS GURSKY “Paris, Montparnasse

Here may Japanese Montparnasse!

I enjoyed beautiful scenery.
But here was so cold! And after sunset, there are almost no people. Also dark.
Though here is close to residential area(only a few minutes on foot), I felt a little anxiety that if I lose consciousness, I will not discovered till tomorrow morning.
Please put on warm wear and do not lose consciousness 🙂

Information
Tama Hills Panorama Hill
Entrance Fee: Free
Open: Every Day
Hour: Always. But no light at night.
Holidays: No
Nearest Station: Haruhino Station / Odakyu Line , Nagayama Station / Keio Line and Odakyu Line
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