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4 Great Day Trips from Tokyo

There are a million and one things to do inside the sprawling metropolis that is Tokyo, but sometimes you just want to get away for a while. Fortunately, the excellent transportation system that gets you around the city also excels at getting you out of it. Here are 4 easy trips you can do in a day out from Tokyo.

The Importance of Kamakura's Daibutsu

One of the largest tourist destinations in the Kanto area is the Kotoku-in temple of Kamakura. Here every year tourists from all over the world arrive in order to witness the 13.35 meter (43.8 feet) tall Buddha. Besides being the tallest Buddha statute in the Kanagawa prefecture the Buddha also has a very rich history.

Nara, Home of the Todaiji

Todaiji temple is situated in Nara, which is second only to Kyoto in terms of cultural legacy as it host eight (8) Unesco World Heritage Sites. But unlike Kyoto, Nara is quite compact, as such; it is possible to do a whole day tour of all the highlights the city has to offer.

The Most Impressive Great Buddha Statues of Japan

Great Buddha statues are gigantic statues of Buddha, which show up in a recently popular manga called “Attack on Titan”. They can be seen at various places in Japan from sightseeing spots to residential areas.

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