Tokyo is the nation’s gateway and visited by many vacationers earlier than the pandemic occurred. Japan’s capital boasts the picture of being like a metropolis from the long run with its skyscrapers, neon lights, and numerous well-known wards (districts).
Whereas Tokyo could possibly be your fundamental vacation spot, there are equally unimaginable locations close to the town which you can attain by way of practice or bus and are good for a day journey.
Hideomi Asahi, supervisor of the membership lounge ‘SaRyoh’ at The Capitol Resort Tokyu, recommends his high day journey locations exterior of Tokyo. Hideomi not too long ago joined The Capitol Resort Tokyu this spring because the supervisor of the membership lounge, which is reserved solely for premium company of the resort. For Hideomi, making his company really feel particular is the very best a part of his job – he loves when company bear in mind his title on their subsequent go to, and he’s eager to make the lounge the very best in Japan.
Round two hours from Shinjuku by specific practice, Suwa metropolis is situated in Nagano Prefecture within the central area of Japan. The city is stuffed with wealthy historical past, welcoming company with its well-known Takashima Citadel, in addition to Lake Suwa and lots of onsen (scorching spring). When you love Japanese sake, that is the town for you because it’s overflowing with native breweries. Suwa has so many unmissable Japanese points of interest that you simply won’t discover in Tokyo.
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Echigo Yuzawa is best-known as one of many extra fashionable ski resorts in Japan, simply 1.5 hours from Tokyo by bullet practice, however it’s additionally liked for its scorching springs. As quickly as you alight the practice, you’ll discover the genuine onsen city on the foot of the mountains earlier than you – Hideomi recommends the Takahira onsen because it’s his favorite scorching spring spa to go to. The lifts that are used throughout ski season are additionally obtainable in the summertime to take you to the gorgeous views atop of the mountain. Surrounded by the mountains and an abundance of greenery Echigo Yuzawa definitely isn’t in need of nature actions to take pleasure in.
You’ll definitely take pleasure in Japanese delicacies even should you’re not a foodie, but when sampling the Japanese delicacies is paramount to your journey, why not discover the native dishes in Yonezawa! Positioned two hours north of Tokyo by bullet practice, this metropolis has a wealthy historical past because it’s a fort city, and very fashionable for ‘Yonezawa-beef’, probably the greatest wagyu beef manufacturers in Japan. Yonezawa-beef is dear for an enormous dinner, however if you wish to strive reasonably priced Yonezawa-beef, Hideomi recommends the restaurant Meatpia in Yonezawa. It’s owned by a neighborhood butcher, which suggests you’ll be able to eat nice high quality, scrumptious wagyu at an inexpensive worth.