UNESCO Sites in the Tokyo Area
Tokyo is great for food, shopping and relaxation. But you should know there are also a handful of stellar World Heritage Sites right in the area!
Take a 3-Star Hike Up Mount Takao
Mount Takao is a 599-meter (1,965-ft) mountain in western Tokyo that has received a three-star rating from the Michelin Guide.
Unleash Your Inner Ninja
At this new Kanagawa attraction, you too can be a Ninja Warrior…sort of!
4 Natural Nirvana Finds Just Outside Tokyo
Find your inner peace and a bit of fresh air at one of these four areas of natural wonder, each only an hour or two away from the city center of Tokyo.
UFOs in Japan: One Man’s Quest to Mount Takao
UFO sighting hotspots exist across the globe, and I’d long heard murmurs of such UFO sightings and other natural phenomena occurring at Japan’s Mount Takao, a small mountain located just outside of Tokyo.
4 Day Trip Destinations to Escape from Tokyo!
Tokyo is definitely one of the most exciting and interesting cities in Japan, but there are so many other places that are definitely worth visiting!
Outer Tokyo's 5 Best Fall Foliage Spots
Outer Tokyo awaits those who want a quick getaway from the city or (sometimes) an evening trip to soak in a few lesser-known spots.
Celebrate Mount Takao’s Earthly Delights
Opened at the foot of Mount Takao in summer 2015, the Takao 599 Museum welcomes visitors with an exciting array of natural exhibitions, as well as a well-pruned lawn complete with avant-garde benches, a terrace and a café.
Tokyo: The Calm & the Chaos
Take a three-minute trip from Mount Takao to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, then head down to the back alleys of Shinjuku's drinking districts.
A Grumpy Tour of Mount Takao
It's less than an hour from Shinjuku to Takaosanguchi Station, where a very steep chairlift awaits.
5 Fun Ways to Enjoy Your Mount Takao Trip
Variety is the spice of life—so enjoy your Mount Takao trip in more ways than one!
13 Budget-Friendly Tokyo Day Trips
When we say budget-friendly, we mean it! All of these trips will cost less than ¥5,000 round-trip on Japan's extensive railway network, and will show off another unique aspect of the country.