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.
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.
Located in Kanagawa Prefecture southwest of Tokyo, Kamakura is a popular destination for tourists, both Japanese and those from overseas, and deservedly so. There is in fact so much to do in Kamakura that visitors could spend many days here without ever getting bored. Although it barely scratches the surface, here are a few of the must-see spots in Kamakura.