There are many bucket list-worthy spots just around 1-2 hours outside Tokyo!
These are the kinds of spots where you can dip into Japan's history and culture. As they are quite easy to access, you don't have to worry about taking a detour.
What are some of the best things to do in Aomori Prefecture? Located at the northern tip of Japan's main island of Honshu, Aomori is surrounded by beautiful seas on three sides and covered in large swathes of forests.
Located in the northern part of mainland of Japan and facing the Sea of Japan, Akita City is a four-hour drive from Misawa Air Base. The city is surrounded by rice fields and mountains and is known as one of the nation’s most important granary regions.
Surrounded by beautiful mountains and hot springs, Atsugi is an attractive city full of history and rich tradition. Located at the west end of the Kanto Plain, Atsugi is a fairly accessible city via the Tomei Expressway.