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Mount Fuji

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the view from the top of Mount Fuji has to be seen to be believed.  While it can...

Enoshima: Island chill out on a budget

Just over an hour away from Shinjuku and nearby to Kamakura at the end of the Odakyu line, is Enoshima, a relaxing day out...

Mount Mitake – cheap mountain escape from Tokyo

Mt. Mitake (御岳山) is considered a sacred mountain by many Japanese, who frequently make a pilgrimage from Tokyo to the shrines up the mountain...

Izu Peninsula

Izu Peninsula (伊豆半島) is a famous hot spring and sightseeing destination, and a popular side trip from Tokyo. While not that popular with foreign tourists,...

Narita City

Got some time to kill before or after a flight at Narita Airport? Narita City (成田) has a few things to check out, and...

Mount Oyama

Along with Mount Takao, Mount Oyama (大山) is one of the best, and cheapest mountains to access near Tokyo. There are multiple routes available,...

Chichibu

Chichibu is a quiet town in the mountains to the west of Tokyo, best known for it's festivals. During other times of the year...

Nikko

One of Japan's many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Nikko is a great way to spend a few days away from Tokyo. It's a town...

Hakone

Hakone (箱根) is the most popular Tokyo side trip.  There is something for everyone here, such as hiking, walking, volcano viewing and hot springs.  Maps...

Kamakura

Kamakura (鎌倉) makes for a great day trip from Tokyo, and when combined with the Enoshima Kamakura Freepass is a really cheap way to see...