Visit Tokyo & Surrounds
You needn't travel far from Tokyo's neon-hazed streets to escape the world's ultimate metropolis and uncover a softer side to Japan. The quiet mountain town of Nikko, the seaside setting of tranquil Kamakura and the springtime blossoms of Mito's many plum trees are just some of the highlights on Tokyo's doorstep.
Top itineraries in Tokyo & Surrounds
Get a taste of this multi-faceted country in private Tokyo tours, country inn stays, bullet train trips and world famous temples.
Experience the best Japan has to offer on this 16-day tour, meandering through the modern hi-tech, natural beauty, and the ancient and traditional. Start your tour off in one of the most modern, efficient and largest cities in the world - Tokyo.
Step out of Japan's capital and explore an alpine world of shrines and samurai frozen in time. Board the mighty bullet train, sleep in timber ryokan inns, stay in hot onsen springs and more on this tailor-made journey.
Top places to stay in Tokyo & Surrounds
This ‘Lost in Translation’ centrepiece towers over Shinjuku’s contagious energy and makes for luxury stays in the city centre.
Stay in the Japanese capital’s second highest skyscraper, complete with boutique luxury rooms, rooftop bars and world-class spas.
Where to go in Tokyo & Surrounds
The capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, Mito is home to the lauded Japanese garden Kairaku-en, set near Senba Lake and considered to be one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan; i's most famous for the thousands of plum trees that bloom in its grounds during spring, when crowds gather in their droves to …
Today, tourists see Odawara mainly as the access point to Hakone National Park, but the city was formerly one of the most powerful in Japan, with its castle holding key strategic value in the 16th century.
At 120m tall Ushiku Dai-Butsu is the world's third tallest statue. Step inside to explore the room of Infinite Light and Infinite Life, or experience the World of Gratitude and Thankfulness that is the second floor.
When to go to Tokyo & Surrounds
The New York of Asia, Tokyo endures the same sticky summers as its American cousin but slightly warmer winters. Visit during the shoulder season for the best weather. Outside the capital's microclimate it's a similar, if slightly cooler, story. As you watch the altimeter wind clockwise in the Alps, temperatures drop and ski slopes open up.
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