Best Day Trips From Tokyo

1.Private Tour: Nikko Guided Full-Day Tour from Tokyo by Limited Express Train<

Private Tour: Nikko Guided Full-Day Tour from Tokyo by Limited Express Train<

Overview

On this private day tour from Tokyo to Nikko, you’ll enjoy learning all about the remarkable history and culture of Japan. You’ll take the express train to Nikko where you’ll then be able to enjoy admiring all the historic sites and learning more about the delicate architecture of the city, as well as enjoying a VIP tour of a brewery!

Highlights

  • Discover the historic sites in Nikko
  • Travel by Limited Express Train
  • Enjoy a VIP tour of the Watanabe Sahira Sake Brewery

Includes

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation fees
  • Hotel pickup
  • Taxes and fees

Duration: 9 hours

Rating: 4/5

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2.From Tokyo: 2-Day UNESCO Tour to Shirakawa, Mt. Fuji & Osaka

From Tokyo: 2-Day UNESCO Tour to Shirakawa, Mt. Fuji & Osaka

Overview

You’ll be travelling for two days and one night on this incredible trip from Tokyo to Osaka. Along the way, you’ll stop off in Shirakawago, Hida Takayama as well as the world-famous incredible mountain that is Mount Fuji. This tour allows you to experience the hustling cities of Tokyo and Osaka, as well as the more picturesque and quaint areas of Japan.

Highlights

  • See places such as Mount Fuji, Hida Takayama and Osaka
  • Travel for two days and one night
  • Enjoy complimentary lunch and meals throughout your trip
  • 1 night’s accommodation in a hotel

Includes

  • Bus fare
  • Pickup and drop off at designated meeting points
  • Two days’ worth of lunch
  • English-speaking driver and tour guide

Duration: 2 days

Rating: 5

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3.From Tokyo: Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Full-Day Tour

From Tokyo: Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Full-Day Tour

Overview

This 10-hour day tour from Tokyo really allows you to maximise your time in Japan as you’ll get to see many of the country’s top highlights. You’ll enjoy a delicious noodle lunch by Kawaguchi Lake, see the spectacular blooms of flowers in Oishi Park and of course, the pièce de résistance; Mount Fuji. Once you arrive at Mt. Fuji, you’ll be encouraged to climb to the top of the 5th Station where you’ll be greeted with stunning views of the mountainous landscape.

Highlights

  • 10-hour day tour to Kawaguchi Lake, Mount Fuji and Oishi Park
  • Enjoy a noodle-based lunch at the Lake
  • Enjoy the air-conditioned coach ride from Tokyo

Includes

  • Free Wi-Fi onboard the coach
  • Lunch
  • Taxes, charges and fees
  • English speaking conductor and guide
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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4.Mt Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

Mt Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

Overview

This incredible tour from Tokyo takes you on a trip to some of Japan’s best sites. You’ll see the mightily impressive Mount Fuji, Mount Komagatake and cruise along Lake Ashi. It’s a great tour to embark on as you’ll get a glimpse of what Japan has to offer; it’s sure to leave you wanting more!

Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful sights of Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi and Komagatake
  • Cruise along Lake Ashi in a boat
  • Visit the vibrant red shrine of Mt. Komagatake
  • Admire in wonder at the UNESCO World Heritage site that is Mount Fuji

Includes

  • Travel by deluxe coach and bullet train from Tokyo
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board the bus
  • Lunch (if selected beforehand)

Duration: 11 hours

Rating: 4/5

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5.Exciting Kamakura - One Day Tour from Tokyo

Exciting Kamakura - One Day Tour from Tokyo

Overview

Travel from Tokyo to Kamakura on this day tour. There’s so much to see and do in the former Japanese capital city so this day trip has compiled a complete itinerary for you to enjoy. You’ll get to explore the Hase-dera Temple, the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and the Hokokuji Temple. Your tour guide will be on hand to provide you with detailed information about the various sites throughout the day.

Highlights

  • See Kamakura’s best temples
  • Learn about the city from a knowledge tour guide
  • The private tour allows you to learn more in-depth about the sites

Includes

  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Fees, charges and taxes

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes

Rating: 5

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6.Nagano Day Trip from Tokyo: Snow Monkeys, Hot Springs and Zenko-ji Temple

Nagano Day Trip from Tokyo: Snow Monkeys, Hot Springs and Zenko-ji Temple

Overview

On this Nagano day trip from Tokyo, you’ll get to experience Japanese culture like no other. You’ll wander around the Zenko-ji Temple, admire the incredible snow monkeys and enjoy a Nagano lunch of soba noodles. This tour also only comprises of 15 guests so you can rest assured that it will be small and intimate, giving you a much more enjoyable experience.

Highlights

  • Nagano snow monkey tour by train
  • See the Japanese macaques at the Jigokudani Monkey Park
  • Enjoy a tasty, traditional Nagano lunch of soba noodles

Includes

  • Round-trip transportation via Shinkansen bullet train
  • Traditional Japanese lunch
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation fees

Duration: 12 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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7.Mount Fuji Full-Day Scenic Bus Tour from Tokyo

Mount Fuji Full-Day Scenic Bus Tour from Tokyo

Overview

Take in one of Japan’s most iconic and famous sites as you depart Tokyo and take a trip to the stunning Mount Fuji. You’ll visit the Oshino Eight Ponds to take in the views of the mountain from the side of the water and you’ll also get the chance to explore the Oshino Ninja Village. This tour is a great way to escape the busy city life of Tokyo and really connect with the more natural and rural areas of Japan.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a yummy Japanese lunch
  • Visit the Shinto Shrine
  • Admire the imposing views of Mount Fuji
  • Visit Kawaguchi-ko Lake

Includes

  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned coach journey
  • Tour guide

Duration: 9 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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8.Tokyo: Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Waterfall Tour

Tokyo: Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Waterfall Tour

Overview

Discover the spectacular mountains of Nikko on this incredible day tour from Tokyo city. You’ll enjoy a visit to the UNSECO World Heritage Site of the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, as well as paying a visit to the beautiful Kegon Waterfall and either the Nikko Hot Springs or Lake Chuzenji.

Highlights

  • Visit Kegon Waterfall
  • Choose from an additional visit to either Nikko Hot Springs or Lake Chuzenji
  • Discover the mountainous region of Nikko for yourself and take plenty of pictures along the way

Includes

  • Entrance fees to the Shrine and Hot Springs
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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9.From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Panorama Ropeway and Ice Caves tour

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Panorama Ropeway and Ice Caves tour

Overview

An organised tour from Tokyo is the best way to see Mount Fuji to ensure that you see everything that you want to see. This tour takes care of everything for you and will take you on a trip to see the Mt. Fuji Panoramic Walkway, the Fugaku Wind Cave and the Ide Sake Brewery. You’ll also be treated to a delicious, quintessentially Japanese lunch as part of your tour.

Highlights

  • See the views of Mount Fuji from the Panoramic Walkway
  • Visit Narusawa Ice Caves
  • Enjoy a yummy lunch of Houtou noodles
  • Pay a visit to the Ide Sake Brewery and the Fugaku Wind Cave

Includes

  • Entrance fees into attractions
  • Lunch

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 4/5

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10.Fukushima Disaster Area 2-Day Tour from Tokyo

Fukushima Disaster Area 2-Day Tour from Tokyo

Overview

This harrowing, but incredibly important and moving 2-day tour from Tokyo will take you on a journey to see the devastating effects of the 2011 earthquake in Japan; the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the country. On the tour you’ll see the disastrous effects that the powerful Tsunami and earthquake had on the area of Fukushima.

Highlights

  • See the devastating impact that the Tsunami and earthquake had on Fukushima
  • Visit the coastal area of Fukushima
  • Pay your respects to the 15,000+ people that died as a result of the earthquake

Includes

  • English-speaking tour guide on hand to help answer any questions you might have
  • Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to and from the site

Duration: 2 days

Rating: 5

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11.Harajuku & Shibuya Half Day

Harajuku & Shibuya Half Day

Overview

Experience Tokyo like a true local on this half day tour around Harajuku and Shibuya. Your professional Tokyoite tour guide will show you the best of the city on a private half day tour. You’ll see places and eat in restaurants that you would have likely never discovered without your own personal, local guide; it’s a great way to see a more bespoke and authentic side of Tokyo!

Highlights

  • See Harajuku and Shibuya like never before
  • Learn how the locals live and eat in Tokyo

Includes

  • Guide fee
  • Local, private tour guide for a more authentic experience

Duration: 4 hours

Rating: 5

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12.Day Trip to Hakone from Tokyo with Pirate Ship Cruise and Buffet Lunch

Day Trip to Hakone from Tokyo with Pirate Ship Cruise and Buffet Lunch

Overview

Experience a full day tour from Tokyo to Hakone with a complimentary buffet lunch consisting of quintessentially Japanese cuisine. You’ll enjoy a ride on the Hakone Ropeway to the summit where you’ll be greeted with remarkable views of Mount Fuji and Owakudani Volcanic Valley. You’re sure to enjoy escaping the bustling city of Tokyo as you embark on a wonderful tour of Japan’s most beautiful and pristine natural wonders.

Highlights

  • Take a full day trip to Hakone from Tokyo
  • Ride on the Hakone Ropeway for impressive views of Mt. Fuji
  • Cruise along Lake Ashinoko on a pirate ship
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch

Includes

  • Cruise in a pirate ship
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Free Wi-Fi

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 4/5

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13.Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo

Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo

Overview

Embark on a full day trip from Tokyo to visit the Mt. Fuji Aokigahara Forest. You’ll experience a fascinating journey into the ice caves, as well as admiring the astounding views of the imposing mountain. This is a great day trip to enjoy from Tokyo as you’ll get to experience nature like never before!

Highlights

  • Full day tour to Mount Fuji and Aokigahara Forest from Tokyo
  • Visit Fuji’s 5th Station
  • Finish your tour with a few drinks in the vibrant nightlife scene of Shinjuku
  • Visit the ice caves

Includes

  • Local tour guide
  • Coach transportation

Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes

Rating: 4/5

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14.Lake Kayak on Mt Fuji - Day trip from Tokyo

Lake Kayak on Mt Fuji - Day trip from Tokyo

Overview

This tour takes you on an enchanting trip to the Mount Fuji Five Lakes Region. Here you can enjoy a few hours kayaking on the lake with professional instructors who will show you the ropes. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’re sure to enjoy being surrounded by the most incredible scenery.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Five Lakes Region
  • Learn how to kayak

Includes

  • Professional instructor and guide to help you kayak
  • Kayak rental
  • Safety equipment
  • Private transportation

Duration: 6 hours

Rating: 4/5

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15.Private Mount Takao Hiking Tour from Tokyo

Private Mount Takao Hiking Tour from Tokyo

Overview

Prepare to get your hiking boots on this day tour from Tokyo to Mount Takao. You’ll trek to the summit of the mountain and enjoy panoramic views of the incredible scenery below. You’ll also get the chance to visit an important Buddhist Temple as part of your tour and you’ll be able to enjoy wandering through dense forest and wildlife.

Highlights

  • Private tour for a more personal and enjoyable experience
  • Learn more about the Japanese culture and history from your tour guide
  • Hike to the top of Mount Takao

Includes

  • Hotel transfers
  • Private tour with professional guide

Duration: 6 hours

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16.Half Day Sightseeing Tour in Tokyo

Half Day Sightseeing Tour in Tokyo

Overview

Choose either a morning or afternoon half day tour of Tokyo with this incredible sightseeing trip. You’ll visit some incredible landmarks of the city including the National Diet Building, the Senso-ji Temple and the Palace East Garden. With this half-day tour, you get to experience a brief insight into Tokyo’s culture and way of life and it’s the perfect introduction into the city.

Highlights

  • Visit numerous landmarks such as the Palace East Garden and the National Diet Building
  • Enjoy learning more about the city from your tour guide
  • Get a taste of Tokyo culture

Includes

  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Admission fees for various attractions
  • Taxes and fees

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Rating: 4/5

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17.1-Day Kamakura Private Custom Tour from Tokyo by Chartered Vehicle

1-Day Kamakura Private Custom Tour from Tokyo by Chartered Vehicle

Overview

Embark on a full day tour from Tokyo in a private vehicle to Kamakura. Here you’ll explore many incredible sites and attractions such as the Great Buddha Statue, Enoshima, the Hase-dare Temple and the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. This tour is a great way to enjoy some traditional Japanese culture, just a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo city.

Highlights

  • Visit the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
  • Pay a visit and your respects at the Great Buddha
  • Design and customise your own itinerary with sights of your choice
  • Enjoy a private tour in a luxe vehicle

Includes

  • Driver and guide
  • Private transport in an air-conditioned vehicle

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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18.Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour

Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour

Overview

Enjoy a remarkable experience of travelling back in time to ancient Tokyo with this half day walking tour of Yanaka. You’ll discover the historic side of the city, including Tokyo’s Edo Period, as well as the modern developments within the city. Visit numerous temples and shrines within the city and learn more about one of the culture capitals of the world.

Highlights

  • Explore the historic side of Tokyo
  • Learn more about the culture and history from an expert tour guide
  • Visit Japan’s Edo Period
  • Stroll along the quaint side streets of the city

Includes

  • Professional guide with expert knowledge and information

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Rating: 5

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19.Tokyo: Dynamic Tour of Tokyo Tower, River Cruise & Asakus

Tokyo: Dynamic Tour of Tokyo Tower, River Cruise & Asakus

Overview

Enjoy a whirlwind tour of the top sights in Tokyo with this jam-packed day tour. Take in the view of Tokyo from the 40th floor of the Tokyo Tower, enjoy sampling delicious Japanese cuisines and take a cruise down the Sumida River. You’ll also get the chance to pick up some souvenirs to take back home as you visit the shops along Nakamise Street. This tour is a great option if you want to experience many sides of Tokyo while you’re there.

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Admire Tokyo from above at the World Trade Centre’s 40th floor observatory level
  • Visit the Asakusa Kannon Temple
  • Cruise along the Sumida River
  • Collect memories and souvenirs on Nakamise Street

Includes

  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel transfers
  • Sumida River Cruise

Duration: 4 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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20.3-Day Kyoto and Hiroshima Independent Tour by Nozomi Bullet Train from Tokyo

3-Day Kyoto and Hiroshima Independent Tour by Nozomi Bullet Train from Tokyo

Overview

Enjoy an unforgettable 3-day trip from Tokyo as you travel to Kyoto and Hiroshima via a Nozomi Bullet Train. This tour is sure to be an experience that you’ll cherish forever as you travel by super-speed bullet train to get to your destinations. On the tour, you’ll visit numerous sites including the memorials in Hiroshima, a ferry ride to Miyajima and the Itsukushima Shrine, plus so much more!

Highlights

  • Visit Kyoto’s top UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Discover more about the history of the 1945 Hiroshima bombingss
  • Visit the Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima

Includes

  • Flexible 3-day itinerary
  • Tour guide
  • 2 nights’ accommodation

Duration: 3 days

Rating: 4.5/5

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FAQs about Tokyo Day trips

Tokyo day trips are special, professionally-guided tours which are designed to take you on long hour trips outside Tokyo city or sometimes combine various Tokyo main attractions together at a low cost just to occupy your day with fun-filled moments and interesting activities.

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How much is a Day tour from Tokyo?

Tokyo day trips are trips that take you on a day exploration inside or outside a city. They vary in days (including: Tokyo multiple day tour, day trips outside Tokyo city, day trips in Tokyo city), and varies also in prices based on type of Tokyo day trips starting from €3.99 to €44025.60.