Day Trips from Tokyo

Nikko, Kamakura, Yokohama... There's more to Kanto than just the Tokyo Megaopolis

Day Trips from Tokyo

Mount Fuji

100 kilometres south-west of Tokyo lies the symbol of Japan itself: Mount Fuji, with its distinctive snow-capped symmetrical cone.

Nikko

30 km inland from Tokyo, Nikko is a popular attraction for both local and international tourists thanks mainly to the Temples of Nikko World Heritage Site.

Kamakura

An hour and a half away by train, Kamakura is a costal town which was the de facto capital of Japan from 1200 to 1300 otherwise known as the Kamakura period.

Yokohama

Yokahama is one of Japan's most modern cities, and the second largest after Tokyo. It boasts the second largest tower in Japan, and hosted the 2002 Football World Cup Final.

Other Day Trips

As well as Nikko, Kamakura and Yokohama, there are a number of other day trips which you might also find interesting:

Odawara

A 75-minute train from Tokyo's central station, Odawara is well known for its castle, an excellent example of feudal Japanese military architecture. It also has several hot springs.

Enoshima

The most popular beach resort for Tokyo's residents, and only 70 minutes by train.

Kawagoe

This is a great place to travel back in time to feudal Japan, as Kawagoe's nickname of Little Edo may suggest. Here you'll find traditional style buildings and fantastic food.

Hakone

Known for its onsen eggs, hot springs, and teahouses, this is a nature lover's paradise, with three trails up the mountains it's one of the most popular excursions from the capital.