Todoroki is the only place in central Tokyo where a natural gorge remains. As you reach the bottom of the gorge where a stream flows and tall trees arch over your head, you’ll almost forget you’re in Tokyo. These trees shut out the noise of the “outside world” as well as the scorching heat during the hottest time of year. Not just neighbors but also visitors from a distance come to appreciate this nature. The gorge is 1.2 kilometers long, and although the water volume is rather little today, there is a waterfall which is said to be the origin of the name Todoroki (“todoroku” means to roar/ roaring sound).
With distinctive colors each season – from pink in spring, green in summer, red in fall to white in winter – the gorge is a truly pleasant place to visit any time of the year.
5 min. walk from Todoroki Sta. on the Tokyu Oimachi Line (from Shibuya, take the Tokyu Denen-Toshi Line and change to Oimachi Line at Futako-Tamagawa Sta.)