Tokyo - Day Trips from Tokyo (Chapter)
This is the Day Trips from Tokyo chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tokyo guidebook.
Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Tokyo and they can all be completed in a day. Must-sees include Nikkō and Hakone.
- take in the grandeur of old Edo at the spectacular shrines and temples of Nikkō, in the wooded mountains north of Tokyo
- a centuries-old onsen (hot-spring) resort, Hakone offers beautiful landscape, a serene lake, traditional inns and even the smoking remains of a volcano
- an ancient feudal capital, seaside Kamakura is packed with temples and shrines, plus the famous Daibutsu (Big Buddha) statue
- follow the pilgrim trail up Japan’s most famous peak for a sunrise to beat all others, or admire views of the perfect snowcapped cone from below
Coverage includes: Nikkō, Hakone, Kamakura, and Mt Fuji.
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