I think image of Tokyo for most people (even for some Japanese people) is just a “city”.
Fashion, technology, skyscraper,
Shibuya, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Harajuku, etc etc
But the best thing about Tokyo is,
for both visitors and those who actually have a life in Tokyo,
you can enjoy the nature and the city life at the same time.
Most of places are accessible with remarkable transportation system too.
From my place, it only takes 30min or less to Shinjuku/Shibuya the main shopping area by train,
and less than an hour I could get to
And there are some places you could ride your MTB around in Tokyo too.
Which is really a great thing.
So I am happy living in this city of tokyo so much but one prob occurred just recently.
It’s not like I wanna live in a real countryside with no electricity
no more shopper in Shibuya
getting tired of this super convenient life
No No No
It’s the announcement from Tokyo Metro Government.
They are trying to establish an official rule for getting in the mountains in Tokyo.
Which is for both hikers and runners and also for bikers.
do not leave trash in the mountain,
do not feed any wild animals,
be careful when you pass the hikers ( this one for trail runner),
etc etc etc
Prob is the rule for bikers.
DO NOT ENTER THE MOUNTAIN
to prevent the damage on trail and the nature, and not to scare the hikers.
I’m not sure what I could do but each bikers need to re-think about the manner and rule to share the mountain with other people for sure.