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.
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.
Travel around the hilly valley in the central part of northern Japan, and you will encounter an impressive rural landscape of traditional farmhouses with steep-angled roofs with a backdrop full of stunningly beautiful nature.