Seafoods, mountains and shrines around Tokyo in a day.

Hi! How are you? Today I'll introduce three spots you can visit from Tokyo in a day. If you have a day left, an extra day or want to enjoy another place tourist don't often go, those places are perfect for you.

Tokyo and neighboring prefectures are accessible each other with public transportation system. The other prefectures have different atmosphere from Tokyo. You can see different scenery too. I hope these spots will help you enjoy Japan more.

1. Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa prefecture

Miura peninsula in Kanagawa prefecture is famous for its fish industry. Especially Misaki port is known for larger catch of tuna. So tuna caught there is familiar as "Misaki maguro" with people. Your journey there will start from Misakiguchi train station on Keihin Kyuko Dentetsu line. I recommend you use "Misaki maguro kippu" from the train line. That is a promotion for visiting Miura peninsula. This includes a round trip train tickets, free pass for bus, free one meal tickets and coupons. It's reasonable. Of course there are other places to visit like a sweets shop or a park near the sea. You can spend one day enjoying seafoods, nature and sweets there.

2. Mt. Nokogiri in Chiba prefecture

It's about two hours to Mt.Nokogiri from Tokyo train station. The mountain is about 330 meters above sea level. Actually its real name is different. The nickname "Nokogiri" mean saw in English and that comes from the mountain's shape for saw. There's a observation deck that is famous and popular spot in the mountain. Of course you can see a panoramic view from it. But, one more thig. As this picture the deck stands out and you can look down from it! If you like scary things, I recommend you do. 

3. Sakatsura isosaki shrine in Ibaraki prefecture

It takes about three hours by train from Ueno train station to Sakatsura isosaki shrine in Ibaraki prefecture. Maybe Ibaraki prefecture is not as famous as other neighboring prefectures, but there is lots of attractions. This shrine has the path with such wild trees from the entrance to honden building. Great trees, isn't it? Those trees are over 300 years old of tabunoki and camellia. Camellia blooms in winter. It must be beautiful. There's a statue of turtle that is said to bring you happiness if stroking it.

 

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こんにちは。東京含む首都圏は交通の便が発展しているため、近隣の県に気軽に行くことができます。県が違えば雰囲気もガラッと変わり、首都東京では見れない違う景色も見ることが出来ます。
東京から日帰りで行くことが出来る、近隣三県でおすすめの場所をご紹介します。

1.三浦半島 in 神奈川県

神奈川県の三浦半島は漁業が盛んで、三崎港はまぐろ漁の水揚げ量の多さで有名です。三浦半島の玄関口である三崎口駅までは東京から約1時間。もし都内から行く場合は、京浜急行電鉄の「みさきまぐろきっぷ」を使うのがお勧めです。電車賃往復、京急バス乗り放題、無料ご飯券、各種施設で使える割引券が全部ついて3500円(品川発着の場合)です。(2021/3/4現在)海鮮以外にもドーナツ屋さんがあったり、海に近い公園がありますので、1日過ごすことが出来ます。

2.鋸山 in 千葉県

東京駅から電車で約2時間のところに、標高約330mの山があります。この山は鋸山と呼ばれ、山の展望台は「地獄のぞき」と呼ばれています。崖の先に展望台があり、そこから下を見ることが出来るのです…!いざ、展望台から下を見ると結構怖かったです。怖いものが好きな人はぜひ挑戦してみてください。

3.酒列磯前神社 in 茨城県

上野駅から電車で約3時間で茨城県に行くことが出来ます。茨城県でお勧めの神社がこちらの「酒列磯前神社」。境内の鳥居へと続く道が壮大なのです。左右からうねるように生えている木が生命力を感じさせます。この樹齢300年を超える椿やタブノキです。冬には椿が咲きますよ。神社には亀の銅像があり、触るとご利益があると言われています。

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