Arrive a little early or stay a little longer...
Within just a few minutes of the general meeting location, you can visit:
Shinjuku, the busiest train station in the world that is the gateway to shopping, restaurants, culture and nightlife.
Harajuku and Meijijingu temple—Ancient cedars tower above you as you stroll along peaceful pathways leading to this impressive shrine dedicated to the deification of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shouken. Then step into the wild streets of modern Harajuku and Yoyogi Park where you never know what you’ll see—jugglers, cosplay, dancing or kimono-clad women.
Asakusa—One of the most famous shrines in Tokyo that dates back to the 1600s.
World Class Art Museums—National Art Center, Tokyo (here), Mori Art Museum (here), Nezu Museum (here), Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (here)
Tokyo Tower and Skytree
Take a day trip to
Hakone—is a mountainous town known for its hot springs resorts (onsen) and views of the iconic volcano Mount Fuji. It also encompasses Hakone Shrine, a Shinto shrine with a red “torii” gate overlooking Lake Ashi, which can be toured by boat, as well as the boiling sulphur springs of the Owakudani Valley. For information: https://www.hakonenavi.jp/english/
Enoshima—Want something active and cultural? Surfing, swimming, cycling and climbing are here for you. Beaches, temples and shrines, caves that open to the sea and magnificent views of Mount Fuji. For information: https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/regional/kanagawa/enosima.html
Kamakura—With beaches, temples, shrines and gardens, Kamakura is one of the most popular day trip from Tokyo. For information: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2166.html
Nikko--Nikko is a small city in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture, in the mountains north of Tokyo. It’s the site of Toshogu, the famed Shinto shrine established in 1617 as a lavish memorial for Tokugawa Ieyasu, founding ruler of the Tokugawa shogunate, or Edo Period. The shrine comprises the gilded Yomeimon Gate, the main sanctuary set in a cedar grove and the tomb itself. For information: http://nikko-travel.jp/english/
Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Nagano, Hiroshima, and Hokkaido, Japan’s culture centers, are just a few hours away by Shinkansen. It is easy and so worth the trip.
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Kyoto, Osaka, Nara--The trifecta of Japan's historical and cultural locations.
Nagano--gateway to the Japanese Alps. Perfect for hiking to see Japan's natural beauty.
Hiroshima--The southernmost portion of Japan's mainland. Home of the Peace Park Memorial park and museum and Mishima.
Hokkaido--the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, is known for its volcanoes, natural hot springs (onsen) and ski areas. Rugged Daisetsuzan National Park.