Three Tokyo day trips step into Japanese history

Tokyo is perhaps the world’s most relentlessly modern megalopolis, with bullet trains and robot cafes, cutting-edge architecture, fashions that won’t show up stateside for two years, and fun-seekers cruising around in Mario Kart-style racers.

So it’s hard to fathom that there are easy day trips that can take you as far back as 900 years and remove you from that 21st century head space without letting you forget you’re in Japan.

Three destinations — Kamakura, Nikko and Yokohama — are my favorites for their intrigue and ease of access from the capital.

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.