An hour on the train from Tokyo and it’s hard to remember that you are still in the capital: flowing rivers, small villages, and a more mountainous landscape if you push further enough west. While not everything is on the tourist map in this vast region of Tokyo, it does offer some easy and relaxing day trips when the hectic city all gets a bit too much.

Kichijoji: Suburban Relaxation
Given the task of designing the ideal middle-class town in Tokyo, one would probably come…
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Jindaiji Motomachi: Soba Heaven
Situated in a leafy suburb a 15-minute bus ride from Chofu Station, Jindai-ji Temple and…
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