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Short trips from Tokyo

Spend a day or a few days outside of the capital

8 places to have a good weekend trip from Tokyo

“Many friends in Tokyo often ask me how to have a great weekend trip from Tokyo. Most attractions in city area of Tokyo are quite common to us, so I wanna suggest some great places near Tokyo which can be accessed easily by JR trains. Most of the sightseeing places can be arrived within one hour by train.”

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Kawagoe: Take a day trip back in time to the Edo Era

“Little Kawagoe, a short one hour train ride away from Shinjuku Station on the Seibu Line, is a wonderful spot to get away from the big city and feast your eyes on buildings from centuries ago, in the Edo and Meiji Era. The main street is lined on both sides by gorgeous old wooden merchant houses, shops and inns, lovingly preserved.”

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Go for a walk and enjoy the coast

Easy hike through Kamakura

“Seeking to combine some sightseeing with a bit of hiking, I found a short hiking course in Kamakura, starting at Kita Kamakura Station and ending up near the Daibutsu (Great Buddha), from where the walk can be extended until the sea shore.”

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Mt. Fuji views from Enoshima Island near Kamakura

“Enoshima island is a fun destination for a day trip from Tokyo anytime of the year. You can see the island and its lighthouse from Kamakura further along the Shonan coast. The lighthouse is called the Sea Candle and must be one of the best viewpoints to admire iconic Mt. Fuji from this side.”

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Take a trip to an onsen hot spring and visit famous sites

Enjoy the rich hot springs of Kusatsu Onsen

“Kusatsu Onsen, or Kusatsu Hot Spring is one of the most renowned hot-spring resort in Japan, located in the Tochigi Prefecture, about 100km north of Tokyo. Tochigi is rich in hot-spring resorts including Kusatsu, Ikaho, Shima, Minakami and Manza. Above all Kusatsu is highly evaluated with its quality and quantity of hot springs.“

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Nikko travel guide

“Nikko is one of the most historically significant cities in Japan, situated between the mountains of north Tokyo. The city is located in very close proximity to the Nikko National Park, which offers great views of the mountain peaks, as well as numerous waterfalls and hot springs, where you can spend the day taking long and relaxing walks in nature.”

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