Best Day Trips from Tokyo
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and has many great sightseeing spots to offer. The city is easy accessible from Tokyo within an 30 to 45min train ride. The Chinatown, Port of Yokohama and Minato Mirai are my must-see recommendations for you.
Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture
The amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site Nikko can be reached within an 2hrs train ride from Tokyo. It is one of the most popular sightseeing spots for tourists in Japan. Take your time to explore the temple and shrines in this area.
Hakone National Park, Kanagawa Prefecture
A 2 hrs bus ride from Tokyo Shinjuku Station will bring you to the most popular national park in Japan. The beautiful scenery with lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji makes it my number 1 hiking area near Tokyo. Do not miss the scenic boat tour from Togendai to Hakonemachi or Moto-Hakone.
Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
Kamakura, the former capital of Japan, has a more laid back atmosphere. Enjoy the great beach, numerous shrines and temples. A 1hr train ride from Tokyo will bring you to Kamakura. Appr. 19 million visitors a year enjoy this beautiful city.