The Monkey Park and Wild Plant Garden at Mt. Takao are often overlooked by hikers. The Wild Plant Garden is especially lesser known, making it a great escape from the crowds. The monkeys are a nice experience for children, but for the older crowd a walk in the garden is a relaxing treat, with several locations perfect for a secluded picnic.
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I'm working here in Japan as a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). Originally from the Northern California area, I am a recent graduate with a degree in International Affairs.Living in Japan provides the opportunity for unique and continued insights into the local flavor of a particular region. Through my contributions, I hope to convey some of the great everyday experiences that make Japan special.