Welcome to Around Tokyo

Rambling country ryokan, laidback surf beaches, pristine lakes and cedar-lined trails are some of the delights in store, as well as the symbol of Japan itself, mighty Mt Fuji. There's history here too, including a medieval capital and ports that were among the first to open to the West.

Getting around is a relative breeze, with ferries and flights providing easy access to the volcanic Izu Islands. But if you're really looking to get away, then set sail for the World Heritage–listed Ogasawara Archipelago, a natural sanctuary 1000km south of Tokyo where you can spot whales and swim with dolphins.

Top experiences in Around Tokyo

Recent articles

Travel guides

Starting at $38.99

Image for

Around Tokyo activities

$84.68 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half-Day Kamakura Walking Tour with Kotokuin (Great Buddha)

Greet your guide at JR Kita-Kamakura station at 9am, when you'll begin your walking tour of Kamakura. While learning about the religious of one of Japan's most significant religious centers, you'll see the following highlights:・Tokei-ji Temple・Jochi-ji Temple ・Genji-yama Park ・Zeniarai benzai-ten Ugafuku Shrine & to experience‘Zeniarai’(Washing money) ・Sasuke inari Shrine・Take a rest at Café Terrace ITSUKI GARDEN・Kotokuin (Great Buddha of Kamakura) ・Hase-dera TempleYour tour concludes at your original departure point after five hours of exploration. 

$47.42 Transfers & Ground Transport

Yokohama Port to Tokyo Hotels Private Transfer 24-Hour Service

After your arrival at Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal, your private driver will be waiting for you and holding a sign with your name. Follow your driver to a comfortable private vehicle and relax as you are transferred to Tokyo, located approximately 15 miles (24 km) northwest of the Yokohama port.When making a booking, you are required to provide your cruise ship details as well as your Tokyo hotel details: Name of arrival ship Cruise ship arrival time Drop-off hotel name and address Though drivers will be briefed on your pickup point, we cannot guarantee an English-speaking driver. Local operators can provide an English-speaking assistant upon request for a fee of JPY 6,000.Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously when booked 15 days prior to your travel date and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Price is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.

$50 Tours & Sightseeing

Kamakura local student private customized full day tour!

This tour is private customized tour in Kamakura. Kamakura school students will take you to local places or highlights based on your request. Here is sample itinerary.<Option 1 : 3 hours Hokokuji temple and Tsurugaoka hachimangu shrine>You will meet local student guides at Kamakura station. And move to Hokokuji zen temple, you could feel beautiful scenery with bamboo forest and try Matcha there. After that you go back to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine from 12th century. Then we walk Komachi street and try snacks and back to Kamakura station.<Option 2 : 3 hours Big great buddha and Zeniarai benten shrine>You will meet local student guides at Kamakura station. And walk to Zeniarai benten shrine where is famous for story you could be rich after washing money there. Then move to Kotokuin temple and see big great buddha.<Option 3 : 6 hours Kamakura highlights tour>Mixed with option 1 and 2. Kamakura station > Hokokuji temple > Tsurugaoka hachimangu shrine > Komachi street > Lunch > Kotokuin temple (big buddha)All tours are customized tour, so please feel free to let us know your preference!! 

$40.65 Private & Custom Tours

Kamakura Rickshaw Tour

Kamakura, where the shogunate politics started some 800 years ago, is another city worth visiting. Temples and shrines, traditional buildings, gardens, and traditional heritages such as the Great Buddha will attract you. Seasonal flowers and surrounding nature combined with the comfortable breeze from the ocean will promise you a refreshing experience. The tours described below are model routes. They may be further customized based on your preferred starting and ending point, the length of your tour and points of interests.30 Minute OptionStart your tour at the large red torii at the central avenue of the town. Following the charming streets of Kamakura, you will reach the Jufukuji Temple located at the end of a quiet path, lined with lush, green trees. In similar fashion, right next to it is the Eishoji Temple, again a serene temple with detailed wood carvings. The apex of the tour will be the grand Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine located at the top of a hill, overlooking the old warrior town.45 minute OptionStart your tour at the large red torii at the central avenue of the town. Continue along the streets of the old warrior town to the Kotohikibashi, a cute red, wooden bridge which crosses over a small creek with waterfall. Then continue until you will arrive at the Myohonji temple, with detailed wood carvings, nestled between green trees. Before crossing the main street of the town, lined with cafes and shops, you will pass by the Myohonji temple with a large, tilted roof. Your tour will then continue along the suburbs of Kamakura, where you can see the every day life of the citizens. The highlight and finishing point of this tour is the iconic Daibutsu, or the Great Buddha statue, one of Japan's most famous Buddha statues.1 Hour Option Start your tour at the large red torii at the center of town, following the main street, which is lined with small stores and coffee shops. Upon reaching the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the tour will continue to quieter parts of the city, narrow streets with ancient shrines and temples and a lavish green bamboo forest. Returning along the central avenue, you will have the opportunity to admire this bustling town once more.2 Hour OptionStarting your tour at the steps of the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and following the river to the Myohonji Temple. Cutting across the central part of town, passing by the main street with its large red torii, the small streets of the older part of town, passing by picturesque and green temples that are beautiful to visit, no matter the season. The final highlight of the tour is the Zeniari Benzaiten, a shrine inside a mountain which is the home to the god of wealth. It is said that if you wash your money here, your fortune will multiply. Retracing the same steps back, you will finish your tour at the Kamakura train station.

$220 Tours & Sightseeing

Narita 4 hours private walking tour for transit and layover

You could enjoy your layover or transit time in Narita airport efficiently with our friendly local guide!!  At first we meet at arrival gate and start the tour. Then move to Omotesando street. At there we could enjoy watching many varieties of food stalls and traditional shops. Then we visit big Naritasan Shinshoji temple which is traditional and powerful temple over 1,000 years. For Japanese new year, about 10 million people visit and pray at the temple. This tour is private tour, so you could change your itinerary based on your request. Alternative sights are as follows. -Narita market (Only AM except on Wed and Sun are available.) -Sawara area (Traditional river front district. It takes about 60 min from Narita airport) -Japanese local shopping mall (AEON) -Traditional activities at Naritasan Shinshoji temple.(Japanese calligraphy experience.2,000 yen each)  We will customize your trip, so please feel free to let us know your preference.

$300 Private & Custom Tours

Private Kamakura Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the JR Kamakura Station (approx. 1 hour from Tokyo downtown area by train) and start exploring Kamakura, one of the most popular cities where people visit for a day trip from Tokyo. First stop by the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine that is located in the center of Kamakura city and a perfect spot for you to take a beautiful photo. A lot of local Japanese people also come here to pray for the fortune.Then visit Komachi Dori, a popular street with many shops and food stands, the Hase Temple and Kotokuin Temple area. You will see Daibutsu (the "Big Buddha") that is built in the middle of 13th century. It is the 2nd biggest Buddha in Japan next to the one in Nara. Your guide might be able to visit one more sightseeing spot depending on the weather and season. While walking with your friendly guide, you will also learn about Japanese culture and history. Be ready to be refreshed by the unique atmosphere of Kamakura!