Me and my family are planning to go to Japan in mid January. Mostly we'll be staying at Tokyo, other than Tokyo are there any side trips near Tokyo that you suggest ? (maybe smwhere that has ryokans/onsen)

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Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

Answered 11 months ago

There is no shortage of places for day trips - Nikko, Hakone, the Fuji 5 Lakes area, Karuizawa, Kusatsu, Izu, Kamamura/Enoshima, Kawagoe, Takao, Okutama, Yokohama, the Ushiku Great Buddha, Nokogiriyama, Minakami, Showa Kinen Park, and more. There are regional rail passes you can get for nearly all of them. A Tokyo Wide Pass might save you a bundle.
For hot springs, Kusatsu is a large hot spring resort area, but you could also try Hakone, or by Nikko there is Kinogawa and Yumoto. There are many others in the Tokyo area as well.
Junya Sakamoto Junya Sakamoto, Living in Japan

Answered 11 months ago

Hello,i will recommend to go Hot Spring,Staying Ryokan ,ATAMI ONSEN area,Hakone ONSEN area and Kusatsu ONSEN area,not so far from Tokyo to there .
Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Answered 11 months ago

How about Atami ?   From Tokyo, if you take shinkansen, it takes about 30 to 50 mins depends on type of shinkansen. Even with rapid train, you can arrive in 2 hours.   Atami is one of oldest and most famous onsen place around Tokyo. Like my parents went there for their honeymoon. :)   I have been this summer and I really enjoyed sea, onsen, food and small shopping etc.  There are many traditional ryokans and hotels.   For your reference, I will introduce one website in English! https://www.atamispa.com/atami_ex/english/list/index.htm   Have a nice trip with your family!!

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