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Mount Mitake, located in Ome, in western Tokyo and part of the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, is one of Tokyo's favorite day trip destinations, rivaling the popularity of Mount Takao.
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4 places to see fireflies near Tokyo
June and July are firefly months in Japan!
Tokyo Metro Game: The Underground Mysteries
Here's a unique way to explore the Japanese capital!
Nippara Limestone Cave
Nippara Limestone Cave is one of the biggest limestone caves in the Kanto area. It is open to the public and there is a bus from Okutama Station.
Tokyo Cruise's "Asakusa-Hinode Pier" Cruise
Very popular with tourists when the good weather returns, Tokyo Bay cruises are a good way to discover the Japanese capital.
Top 5 Tokyo Summer Fireworks
Fireworks and summer are synonymous in Japan! Discover five of the Japanese capital's top fireworks if you visit the capital in July and August!
Four places to see sunflowers near Tokyo
Sunflowers are described as the flowers of summer! Here are four places to admire them: just a stone's throw away from Tokyo!
Japan on the beach side: Kozushima
The island of Kozushima is only 18km 2 but it has everything to delight visitors: magnificent landscapes, pretty sandy and rocky beaches, clear waters where emerald green and cobalt blue alternate.
Japan on the beach: Chiba
Japan on the beach side: Hayama
The Nihon Minkaen
3 places to enjoy spring near Tokyo
Want some fresh air while exploring the prefectures around Tokyo? Discover Tochigi, Gunma and Saitama to enjoy spring less than two hours from the capital, for half-day trips among the flowers.
Okutama, with it's stunning landscapes and abundant nature, greenery and crystal clear waters is just two hours by train from the center of Tokyo.
Shinrin-yoku on Mount Mitake
Mount Mitake, less than two hours from Tokyo, is an excellent place to try shinrin-yoku (forest-bathing) and takigyo (a waterfall ritual) to refresh body and soul.
Where to go for snow near Tokyo
Planning to be in Tokyo this winter? Here is a selection of one or two day excursions from the Japanese capital, to make the most of the snowy season.
Kujukuri Beach Chiba Prefecture
Kujukuri Beach is a 60 km long stretch of uninterrupted sandy beach on the Pacific Coast in north-east Chiba Prefecture.
Mt. Takao (Takaosan) Guide
Mt. Takao (Takao-san) is a small, easily accessible mountain west of Tokyo that was once a retreat for ascetics and is now a one-day escape into nature for Tokyoites.
If you feel stifled by the Tokyo megalopolis, if you miss the nature and fresh air, jump into a train to Karuizawa.
You are in Japan for a few days but you burn with desire to discover the true nature of the archipelago? No problem, Mount Mitake is here!
Tokyo by bike
Renting a bike in Tokyo can be a good idea to discover the city in a different way!
Tokyo: Rent an Electric Bike for Visiting the Capital
Tokyo discovery bike tours
Do you want to take a Tokyoite walk in a different way? Want to explore Tokyo hair in the wind? Tokyo Discovery Bike Tours has been offering a package since 2006 that should please you.
The beaches of Tokyo
To enjoy the fresh air of the beaches, there's no need to abandon the capital. Tokyo Bay has a lot to offer its visitors...
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Museum of Contemporary Art: read a guide to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan.
Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park
Read a guide to Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park is a vast national park west of Tokyo full of awesome natural beauty, and a hiking and sightseeing paradise.
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