It is located in Higashi Yamato city, the outskirts of Tokyo and takes about one hour from Shinjuku by train.
Still, this beautiful wide lake is a great place to enjoy nature and is well worth the effort of getting there.
While Maruyama Reservoir is the official name of this artificial lake that dates back to 1927, it is best known as just "Lake Tama"
The architecture on the left is the intake tower of the reservoir.
The mountain range in the backdrop is Okutama. Lake Tama's crystal clear water originates from these mountains. Lake Tama's water is used as Tokyo's drinking water.
Visitors can cross the lake by this dike, and of course bicycles can cross the dike as well.
On the right, you can see the Seibu amusement park, which is located near Lake Tama.
With its sophisticated design, Lake Tama's intake towers are said to be the most beautiful in Japan.