View Full Version : Trips 2 hours away from Tokyo

May 13, 2010, 15:21
Looking at a map of Japan it's easy to underestimate or overestimate the time it takes to get from a place to another by train. It can come as a surprise that going to Hakone or the Mount Fuji area, 100 km outside the Japanese capital, take as much time as to reach Sendai in remote Tohoku, and more time than to get to Nagoya, 350 km away. On the contrary, it takes nearly 3 hours to Matsumoto, which is halfway between Tokyo and Nagoya on the map.

Here is a list of destinations that are all within 2 hours' reach from central Tokyo .

About 30 minutes away

Kawagoe (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/kawagoe.shtml)

About 1 hour away

Chiba (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/chiba.shtml)
Narita (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/narita_airport.shtml)
Kamakura (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/kamakura.shtml)
Atami (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/izu_hanto.shtml)
Takao-san (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/takaosan.shtml)
Karuizawa (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/karuizawa.shtml)

About 2 hours away

Hiraiizumi (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/hiraizumi.shtml)
Matsushima (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/matsushima.shtml)
Sendai (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/sendai.shtml)
Niigata (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/niigata.shtml)
Nagano (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/nagano.shtml)
Nikkō (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/nikko_toshogu.shtml)
Hakone (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/hakone.shtml)
Nagoya (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/nagoya.shtml)
Hikone (http://www.wa-pedia.com/japan-guide/hikone.shtml)

Jan 15, 2015, 18:43
I went to Japan ,but I have no idea about its map and geographically. I just went there one time but spend a long time. During my tour I focus to viit the attractive places of this region under a guide's help.so, I have no idea how many ml far away which attractions?