Check out this “cheat sheet” for determining where to go for a day trip from Tokyo! Click to enlarge the image. Photo credits: Kawagoe: http://www.goldenjipangu.com/ Nikko: http://www.samuraitour.com.vn/ Izu Peninsula: http://okidokyo.com/ Kawaguchi-ko: Auttapon Nunti (500px) Kamakura: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ Hakone: blubugs (trip advisor user)

Check out this “cheat sheet” for determining where to go for a day trip from Tokyo! Click to enlarge the image. Photo credits: Kawagoe: http://www.goldenjipangu.com/ Nikko: http://www.samuraitour.com.vn/ Izu Peninsula: http://okidokyo.com/ Kawaguchi-ko: Auttapon Nunti (500px) Kamakura: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ Hakone: blubugs (trip advisor user)

Ishibu Rice Fields

Ishibu Rice Fields

The Izu Peninsula (Izu-hantō), about 100km southwest of Tokyo in Shizuoka Prefecture, is where the famed Kurofune (Black Ships) of US Commodore...

The Izu Peninsula (Izu-hantō), about 100km southwest of Tokyo in Shizuoka Prefecture, is where the famed Kurofune (Black Ships) of US Commodore...

Japan is such a beautiful country.  I have climbed Mt. Fuji and it was tough (they start you out toward the top but it's a hard climb).  But the views from the top are well worth the effort.  If you get a chance to go to Japan, DO IT...you won't be sorry.

Japan is such a beautiful country. I have climbed Mt. Fuji and it was tough (they start you out toward the top but it's a hard climb). But the views from the top are well worth the effort. If you get a chance to go to Japan, DO IT...you won't be sorry.

Abandoned Irozaki Jungle Park, Izu peninsula, west of Tokyo, Japan

Japan’s Abandoned Botanical Garden

Abandoned Irozaki Jungle Park, Izu peninsula, west of Tokyo, Japan

The Izu Islands are a group of volcanic islands and form part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The islands in order from closest to Tokyo are Izu Ōshima, Toshima, Niijima, Shikinejima, Kozushima, Miyakejima, Mikurajima, Hachijojima, and Aogashima. The Izu Islands are grouped into three subprefectures. Izu Ōshima and Hachijojima are towns. The remaining islands are six villages, with Niijima and Shikinejima forming one village.

The Izu Islands are a group of volcanic islands and form part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The islands in order from closest to Tokyo are Izu Ōshima, Toshima, Niijima, Shikinejima, Kozushima, Miyakejima, Mikurajima, Hachijojima, and Aogashima. The Izu Islands are grouped into three subprefectures. Izu Ōshima and Hachijojima are towns. The remaining islands are six villages, with Niijima and Shikinejima forming one village.

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