Last Sunday we took a great day trip to hike Mount Takao, a small mountain on the edge of Tokyo. We took our local train line about an hour east, through greater Tokyo megalopolis until we reached the mountains.
We took a beautiful trail up along a river bed and were rewarded with great views of Tokyo and nearby mountains from the top (also ice cream)! We took a different route down and got to some interesting temples and shrines, plus more great views.
This was a perfect day trip and great way to get out doors!