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The Best Day—and Weekend—Trips from Tokyo

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Whether you enjoy views of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi, bask in the warm sea breezes in Shizuoka or the straddle the boundary between past and future in Kanagawa, these excursions from Tokyo are trips through time, space and the very bounds of reality.

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Carp and Dragon in the Viper Forest

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Travel always seems to lock stretches of my life in parentheses, but I’m never sure whether I’m inside or outside them.

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My Favorite Asia City Breaks

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If you’re traveling in the Far East and need a respite from your roaming, check out my recommendations for the best city breaks in Asia.

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How to Time Travel from Tokyo

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Nikko is just a short trip away from Tokyo, geographically, but it feels like going back in time several centuries.

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How Many Days Should You Spend in Tokyo?

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If you’re interested to learn how I spent my time in Tokyo, or you’re simply trying to decide how many days to spend there, today’s post will assuage your curiosity – in brilliant technicolor, of course.

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Tokyo Covered in Cherry Blossoms

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Whether you’re curious about when to visit Japan, or simply want a gorgeous reason to take a break from your day, continue reading to see why millions of travelers from around the world come to Japan in early April.

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