If you’re looking for the best day trips from Tokyo, this article will help you plan your vacation perfectly!
Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, is an excellent place to base yourself for exploring the surrounding area.
Japan’s excellent transport network and rail passes mean that day trips are easy, convenient and cheaper than you might think. Tokyo station has train journeys leading to may amazing places outside the city.
In some cases, it is possible to join day trips together to make 2 to 3 long day trips utilising some of the amazing regional rail passes available.
Often this can work out being cheaper than taking individual day trips.
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However if you have an active JR pass then you can utilise this for all of the destinations listed below.
Be sure to double-check which route you can use a JR pass on, although I highly recommend getting one. You can buy yours on the Klook website for the best price.
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Best Day Trips From Tokyo
Without further ado, let me share with you the best Tokyo day trip ideas to make the most of your time outside the city!
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Probably Japans most iconic image is the peak of Mt Fuji against a blue sky backdrop.
This is the image many come for however, you are more likely to get clouds around here so check the weather forecast.
A day trip to see Mount Fuji from Tokyo is one of the most popular day trips from Tokyo.
It’s also one of the easiest with direct buses running from Shibuya and Shinjuku. You can book on the day, but it’s better to book in advance.
What is There to See and Do?
Aside from Mount Fuji, quite a lot actually. Naturally, Mount Fuji is very much a centrepiece but it’s not all that’s on offer.
This is also one of the most popular day trips from Tokyo for tourists and locals alike, however with a lot to do it never feels that crowded (unless you’re climbing in Mt Fuji in peak season).
If you are looking to climb Mount Fuji, as many people do in the summer, check the dates the trail is open.
As a warning, climbing Ft Fuji it is very popular, so do be aware that heading up to the peak may be similar…