What are the best day trips from Tokyo for a first time visitor to Japan?

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kahojun kahojun, Living in Japan

Answered almost 4 years ago

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Asakusa is recommended for Japan. Temple, kimono, Japanese food, old townscape, rickshaw and all the Japanese culture can be experienced soon.
Access is easy because there is a direct bus from Haneda Airport and also from Narita Airport.
There are also a lot of tourists, so many clerks can speak foreign languages so you can sightsee for the first time with confidence.
kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Answered almost 4 years ago

Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture might be fun. Kawagoe is known as "little Edo". Edo is the old name for Tokyo, and there are old buildings preserved well. The street is pretty and looks at of attractions and great food. Their local craft beer COEDO beer is well-known.
Similar attraction is Sawara in Chiba Prefecture. It's close to Narita airport. The old buildings along the river are very scenic and photogenic.
Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Answered almost 4 years ago

I'd recommend Kamakura. Kamakura used to be the capital of Japan during Kamakura Era. Because of that, there are many historical temples and shrines left. In addition, there are beautiful nature in Kamakura, so visiting those temples in nature is very relaxing. There is also Shonan Beach, a beautiful beach to relax on a sunny day. 
Kamakura is about one hour away from Tokyo.