Day trip from Tokyo to Shōsenkyō

Mitake Shōsenkyō (御嶽昇仙峡) is a beautiful and spectacular 5 km long gorge in the Chichibu Tamai Kai National Park. Shōsenkyō is considered by many Japanese travel magazines as one of the most beautiful places in the country to see the famous red coloured autumn leaves (mid October till end November).  If the weather is fine in… Read More

Yokohama, a One Day Walking Tour

Yokohama ( 横浜 ) is the second largest agglomeration in Japan, just south of Tokyo. The city is host of one of the largest and most lively China towns in the world as well as a nice colonial style Western district. The latter areas are a remainder from when after 200 years of isolation Japan opened its ports and Yokohama… Read More

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Day trip from Tokyo to Hakone

The area surrounding Hakone is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Japan and is situated about 90 minutes South West of Tokyo by train. You will find beautiful scenery, volcanic activity, remains of the old edo route, a gigantic crater lake, and some famous hot springs and museums should you have adverse weather. The Hakone area and the Hakone – Fuji… Read More