Now that summer is heavily upon us with its scorching nights and long days, there’s no better time to make a cool escape from the sweltering concrete-reflected heat of inner-city Tokyo. From lush mountainous terrain, and crystal clear lakes to breezy beachside hangouts and rustic farm-style glamping, there are so many diverse and incredible outdoor escapes a lot closer to the city than you think. Here’s a guide to some of the best.
Nagatoro Auto Camp-jo (Saitama)
An ideal spot for first-time campers, or those who aren’t too keen on just living off the bare essentials, the Nagatoro Auto Camp-jo nestled in the foliage covered hills of in Chichibu-gun, Saitama is definitely worth looking into. The fully equipped site features a small convenience store, a rental outlet for camping equipment, vending machines, on-site BBQ facilities and even prepared meal sets for sale ready to be cooked on the aforementioned BBQs. If you don’t have a tent, don’t sweat it, there are also rental cabins onsite available as well as more classic camping areas.
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