Tokyo Metropolis (Tama area)

Tokyo Metropolis (Tama area) [東京都 (多摩地区)]

Tokyo is the capital and the largest city in Japan.
In Japanese, both vowels "o" in the word of "Tokyo" is pronounced long as "Tôkyô".

Tokyo Metropolis is one of the prefectures in Japan, and extends east and west.

The western area of Tokyo Metropolis is called Tama area.
I introduce the tourist attractions of Tama area in this page.
About the main area (Special wards of Tokyo), please see the following page.

Tokyo Metropolis (Special wards of Tokyo)

The population of Tokyo Metropolis is about 13.8 million (over 10 percent of the population of Japan).
9.3 million of them is in this narrow Special wards of Tokyo, and 4.5 million people live in Tama area.

Position of Tokyo Metropolis

Tama area is about 60 kilometers from east to west, and there is Hachioji city around the center of the area.

It is roughly a west end of Kanto Plain.

The area between Hachioji and Special wards of Tokyo is clustered with dwelling houses and there are many small cities.
It is a part of Tokyo metropolitan area.

On the other hand, the area to the west of Hachioji is mountainous and upper Tama River runs through the area.

Around the west end of the prefecture, there are the mountains around 2,000 meters high.



  • To Mitaka from Shinjuku : By JR Chuo Line, 13 to 23 minutes.
  • To Takao from Shinjuku : By JR Chuo Line, about 45 minutes.
  • To Okutama from Tachikawa : By JR Oume Lime, about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Return to Kanto Region

Other prefectures in Kanto Region

The climate in Hachioji

[Monthly average temperature & rainfall (1991-2020)]
Mo. High ℃ Low ℃ Rain (㎜)
Jan 9.3 -1.8 54
Feb 10.3 -0.9 46
Mar 13.7 2.7 103
Apr 19.1 7.7 114
May 23.6 12.9 125
Jun 26.0 17.4 172
Jul 30.1 21.5 188
Aug 31.4 22.4 213
Sep 27.1 18.8 264
Oct 21.5 13.0 231
Nov 16.4 6.4 80
Dec 11.7 0.8 53