Top Tokyo Day Trips for Curious Travelers

Explore must-see destinations just outside the capital’s borders
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Lecture Description
Join a Tokyo-based travel expert for a dive into some of the Tokyo region’s best day trips. Get a deeper insight into popular destinations outside of the capital’s borders, like Kamakura, Hakone, and Nikko. There’s more to Tokyo than the city itself, so don’t miss this chance to add to your Japan travel bucket list.
Meet Your Expert

Mandy Bartok originally hails from the US, but has lived in Japan since 2008. She has written for the travel section of the Japan Times, the nation's leading English language newspaper, and various other print and online publications. She has also worked as a travel consultant for several of Japan's regional governments and travel bureaus. Her true passion, however, is leading tours to Tokyo's undiscovered neighborhoods and teasing out the stories of the dynamic and captivating city she is fortunate to call home.

Why are there so many rabbits at Kamakura’s Meigetsuin Temple? What food in Hakone can add 7 years to your life? What other area besides Nikko claims the grave of the first Tokugawa shogun? In this lecture you will learn the answers to those questions, plus you'll discover lesser-known destinations such as Omiya, with its welcoming bonsai nurseries and museum, and Narita, with its historic streetscape and many eel restaurants.
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