20 Great Day Trips From Tokyo

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)

Nikko Nitenmon Gate
Nikko National Park Nitenmon Gate

Do you like to explore the history of Japan? The temples and shrines in Nikko, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, are an absolute highlight.
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2. Kamakura – Kanagawa Prefecture (1hr from Tokyo)

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