Tokyo, the cosmopolitan capital of Japan, is one of the most popular destinations for students studying abroad or teaching English in Asia. And that’s a good thing for all of you who wish to work or learn abroad because, with its bright lights, looming skyscrapers, and imperial architecture, Tokyo dazzles.
When you need a break from the non-stop, heart-throbbing action of the vibrant city, you’re in great luck. Thanks to its well-situated location in a country packed with history and culture, there are a wealth of weekend and day trips that will have you feeling like you’ve entered another world. Japan is also renowned for its high speed, state-of-the-art transportation, so you’ll be able to cover more ground in less time (and for a price that you can afford). Read on for our recommendations on the best weekend and day trips from Tokyo.