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Mountains View from Mount Takao, with Red Leaves = Adobe Stock

Mountains View from Mount Takao, with Red Leaves = Adobe Stock

Tokyo Metropolitan: Mt. Takao is recommended!

In the suburbs of Tokyo, there is MT. Takao as seen in the picture above. This mountain has won three stars with the Michelin Guide. You can easily go to the summit by cable car. There is a mysterious shrine and beautiful nature.

Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan = Adobe Stock
Best Things to do in Tokyo : Asakusa, Ginza, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Disney etc.

Tokyo is the capital of Japan. While traditional culture still remains, contemporary innovation is constantly taking place. Please come and visit Tokyo and feel the energy. On this page, I will introduce tourist areas and sightseeing spots especially popular in Tokyo. This page is very long. If you read this page, ...

Outline of Tokyo Metropolitan

Map of Tokyo

Map of Tokyo


Showa Kinen Park

Night view in Showa Memorial Park = AdobeStock
Photos: The Showa Kinen Park

Speaking of parks in Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen Park is famous. However, in the suburbs of Tokyo, there is a vast green space named Showa Kinen Park. This park is a 10-minute walk from Tachikawa Station, which is a 30-minute train ride from Shinjuku. If you have time, I recommend Showa Kinen ...


Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao, Tokyo Metropolitan = Shutterstock 1
Photos: Mt. Takao- Michelin 3-star tourist destination

Mt. Takao is a Michelin 3-star tourist destination, located about 50 km west of central Tokyo. There are cable cars and lifts so you can easily climb. From the summit, you can see the skyscrapers of central Tokyo and Mt. Fuji. This mountain has been regarded as a sacred place centered ...

Hotaka mountains and Kappa bridge in Kamikochi, Nagano, Japan = Shuttersyock
15 Best Hiking Spot in Japan! Kamikochi, Oze, Mt. Fuji, Kumano Kodo, etc.

If you want to walk naturally beautiful spots in Japan, where do you go? On this page, I will introduce 15 hiking spots. It is almost impossible to narrow down to 15 like this. However, these 15 spots are very nice, so please read it if you like. Most of the ...


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Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.


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