5 Best Places for a Day Trip from Tokyo

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The capital of Japan, Tokyo is the main tourist destination for foreign travelers. You can enjoy shopping or delicious food around places such as Asakusa (浅草), Akihabara (秋葉原) and Harajuku(原宿) which are located near Tokyo Tower.

But, if you come all the way from overseas, it’s such a waste to travel only in Tokyo! There are many destinations suitable for a day trip from Tokyo.
Today, we are going to introduce you to 5 sightseeing attractions to go from Tokyo for a day trip. Please check this out! Click on the picture which you are interested with and obtain further details from the article!

Mt. Fuji: First Thing That Comes to Mind when People Think of Japan

From Tokyo, you can make a day trip to Mount Fuji either travelling by train or tour bus. There are buses which depart from Shinjuku and other stations, which foreign language tour guides including English and Chinese are provided. The price is approximately 10,000 yen and includes meals.

A Hot Spring Trip from Tokyo? Then Hakone Yumoto is Your First Choice!

Hakone is a popular spot for hot spring! In addition, it is also an excellent spot for sightseeing. Activities include Mt. Fuji viewing from the ropeway, lake cruising, and shrine visiting. There is a limited express service called Romance car from Shinjuku to Hakone, which takes you only 75 min to reach Hakone at the price of 2,280 yen (one way).

Yokohama: Romantic Time with your Loved One

Yokohama is a popular spot for movie and drama shooting and also famous as a dating spot. There are lots of places with beautiful night view such as the harbor and parks. It is only 30 minutes by train from Shibuya, yet its cityscape is completely different from that of Tokyo.

Looking for Life Partner? Visit Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe, Saitama

Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe is said to be built around 1500 years ago. The main shrine decorated with fine carvings is designated as an important cultural asset by the prefectural government. The five gods enshrined in Hikawa Shrine are a family with 2 married couples. Thus, it is believed to bring the benefit of marital happiness and the luck to find life partner for single people. It is located just 40 minutes away from Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

Quality Time with Family? Then Chiba is the Choice!


Chiba Prefecture (千葉県) is just next to Tokyo. There are many theme parks that can be enjoyed by families such as Tokyo Disney Resort® and Funabashi Andersen Park, and also a lot of sightseeing places such as sea and hot springs.

Because Chiba prefecture is large, there are places that can be reached within 30 minutes by train from Tokyo, but there are also places that take about 2 hours. Remember to plan and decide on the destinations before you go!