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It might seem like the grass is greener in other prefectures – think of the temple-lined hills of Kamakura, Okinawa's tropical islands or the majestic Mt Fuji – but there are plenty of hidden pockets of nature in Tokyo. The city was once a vast, sprawling landscape of trees and fields before it became a business playground filled with suited salarymen and deluxe department stores, but you can still find some quiet nature spots, even close to bustling train stations.
Here are some of the best nature escapes in Tokyo, from lush valleys to hiking trails.
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