Welcome to Around Tokyo
Authentic country ryokan, regional cuisines and cedar-lined trails are all within two hours of central Tokyo, as well as the symbol of Japan itself, alluring Mt Fuji. There's history here too, including a medieval capital and ports that were among the first to open to the West. These are, for better or for worse, well-visited places and you'll find transport and communication to be a comparative breeze.
Ferries and flights also provide easy access to the Izu Islands, but if you're really looking to get away, then set sail for the World Heritage–listed Ogasawara Archipelago, some 1000km south from Tokyo, where you can spot whales, swim with dolphins and snorkel alongside green turtles and a rainbow of tropical fish.