No plans for Golden Week? No worries. Make the most of your holidays without breaking the bank with these travel ideas within and around Tokyo.
With the summer heat and humidity upon us, heading outdoors is becoming more of a struggle than a pleasant endeavor. And for people like me who aren't fond of high temperatures, Todoroki Valley promises a cool escape from Tokyo's sticky atmosphere.
Mother Farm is an easy day trip from Tokyo that you can enjoy with family and friends. Get to see and play with farm animals including cows, sheep and even capybaras!
Located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Mt. Tsukuba is a hike that suits both seasoned and casual hikers.
https://youtu.be/2UdDaIBmZuU Basic Info Tsukuba Wanwan Land Location: 〒300-4353 Ibaraki Prefecture, Tsukuba, Numata 5-7-9 (https://goo.gl/maps/WguvrbDV77n) Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Official Website (English, limited) Admission: Adult (ages 13 and up) - JPY 1500 Child (ages 3 to 12) - JPY 700 Senior (65 and above) - JPY 750 Infant (ages 0-2) - free Access: By Bus: From... Continue Reading →
Located at the fringes of western Tokyo, Okutama is a town that offers the quiet majesty of nature to anyone who drops by for a visit. I walked the Otama Trail for my first ever solo hike, which gave way to a lot of reflection.