One of the things I love about Japan — and no, not the tonkatsu ramen or strange Kit Kat flavors — is how easy and convenient it is to take daytrips to other parts of the country. Just jump on a subway or train and, within less than an hour, you’re somewhere completely different.
If you live in Tokyo, you can walk through temples in Kamakura, surf in Chigasaki, shop in Harajuku or eat a fancy meal in Roppongi — all less than an hour train ride away.
That’s pretty awesome.
So we took a daytrip from Chigasaki — to Odawara and Hakone — just to change it up.
Here’s what those 12 hours looked like:
Surfing in Chigasaki
Follow my adventures in Japan on Twitter at @thedailydish.