Travel to the hills of Okutama for a rafting or hiking adventure within the city limits. Or visit the pristine beaches of one of the Tokyo-administered islands more than 120 kilometers south of the city. Staying downtown, escape the concrete jungle at any number of parks and gardens-quiet oases for reflection and enjoying the seasons. In late March and early April, when the cherry trees are in bloom, join the merrymakers who gather beneath the pink blossoms to picnic with friends.