If you don’t have much time in Japan, one way to discover more of Japan’s history, culture, landmarks, and natural highlights is to take a day trip from the city. Besides visiting Japan’s main cities like Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto, it’s great to explore some of the quieter areas to experience the great variety that Japan has to offer.
There are plenty of destinations that are ideal for a day trip from Tokyo where you can enjoy a break from the bustling of the city. Most of them can be easily reached by public transportation and all tourist information are available in English. If you want a customized experience to learn more about the Japanese culture, take a tour with a local guide who will make your day trip from Tokyo unforgettable.
Kamakura is one of the most popular day trips from Tokyo due to its relaxed atmosphere, the short ride required to get there, and the many sightseeing spots. The famous Big Buddha, a bamboo forest, and many zen shrines are only some of the things that you can see in Kamakura. Kamakura is well known for its Kyoto style – temples and shrines galore. There are also great light hiking options and a popular coastal area that people love to go to when it’s summer. During the rainy season, Kamakura is a beautiful day trip from Tokyo where one can enjoy hydrangea blossoming.