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Akigawa Valley

Tokyo Day Hikes: Mt. Mitake, Ome Town and Akigawa Valley

Go hiking and explore Western Tokyo, the mountain area of Mt. Mitake (Mitakesan), Oume Town and Akigawa Valley. This area has a bunch of attractions; the soothing landscape of nature-rich countryside, historic shrines and temples nestled among trees, scenic rivers with crystal clean water and the mystic mountain worships – all known as the allure of Japan.

Hidden Attractions in Izu (Izu Peninsula)

Within easy accessible from Tokyo, abound with hot spring springs, beaches, and fresh seafood, Izu is one of the most popular resort areas among tokyoites

The Nakasendo Way and vestiges of the old Japan

The Nakasendo Way is a route that connects Tokyo and Kyoto, has developed about 400 years ago. The Kisoji road near the Central Japan Alps is a part of the Nakasendo Way. Taking a Shinkansen bullet train is a quick way to travel between Kyoto and Tokyo, but why not go a long way round and take the inland mountain route to explore vestiges of the old Japan?

Kamakura, a historical town in Kanagawa

Kamakura  is an ancient city located in the Kanagawa prefecture, roughly 50 KM southwest of Tokyo. Kamakura is situated along the coast of Sagami Bay and surrounded by mountains and was a natural fortress-city in Japan's early history. 

Guide to Odawara City and Odawara Castle

Odawara is a city known for the gate way to Hakone, the popular Onsen Resort area. Many tourists use Odawara Station to take a bus or a train heading to Hakone, however, Odawara is not a place just to pass through on transit.

Chichibu, a region in the greater Tokyo area, rich in history and nature

Lies in the west of Greater Tokyo, within easy access from Central Tokyo, Chichibu is a travel destination favored by people who want to do sightseeing and outdoor recreation on the weekend.

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in Shirokane

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in Shirokane

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in Shrokane is a former residence of an imperial prince, built in the Art Deco style featured with overall exquisitely crafted interiors.

Tsukubasan (Mount Tsukuba) in Ibaraki

Located in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture, easily accessible from Tokyo area, Mt Tsukuba is a popular hiking spot where people can enjoy attractions including hiking, sightseeing and Onsen bathing.

Attractions in Southern Izu (Minami Izu)

When it comes to traveling to Izu peninsula, the featured areas as a destination are always the eastern or the central areas, sometimes the western area. Don’t forget the southern area, having many places where you can discover the real charm of Izu.

Cycling in Tokyo | Riverside Cycling Routes

A bicycle is so a convenient vehicle indeed. It is eco-friendly and helps saving money on train or bus fares. Although there are some hilly towns within the 23 wards of Tokyo, such as Shibuya, Roppongi, Shinjuku (Kagurazaka), Kanda, and Yanaka, most of the 23-ward areas, especially in the eastern areas, are flatland where people can enjoy cycling.

Outlet Shopping Malls in Tokyo and surrounds

A number of large outlet malls have opened around Kanto region and many of them are located in a resort area or popular tourist spots.

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