We took a few fun day trips outside of Tokyo to explore Yokohama, Hakone, Kamakura, and Enoshima Island. We checked out Yokohama’s Chinatown and ate the unavoidable dumplings that people are queuing up for at almost every restaurant, ran around the wide open spaces around the old brick port buildings, and had a strange, only-in-Japan experience at the Cup Noodles Museum.
Part of the joy of traveling in Japan are the modes of transportation. Our day trips to Hakone and Kamakura were made even more enjoyable by the bus and train rides. There is something so relaxing about just sitting by a window watching the scenery change from office buildings to rooftops to rice paddies. There is feeling of anticipation as well, for the new sights and new experiences you will have at the end of the journey. Yes, I believe that is the feeling of traveling, and I love it more than anything.