The Fuji Five Lakes at the northern side of Mount Fuji describes an area of outstanding beauty. The area (appr. 1000 meters above sea level) includes the following lakes:
Tokyo is an amazing place to visit, but after some days in the city you should start to explore the “real” Japan. In the following article I would like to share my personal top 20 recommendations for great day trips from Tokyo.
1. Nikko – Tochigi Prefecture (2hrs from Tokyo)
Do you like to explore the history of Japan? The temples and shrines in Nikko, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, are an absolute highlight.
2. Kamakura – Kanagawa Prefecture (1hr from Tokyo)
Japan is full of beautiful places and it is difficult to select the top 3 views.
The places of Matsushima, Amanohashidate and Miyajima were selected by Shunsai Hayashi (1618 – 1688), a Confucian scholar, during his pilgrims through Japan.