Those who frequently travel for business to international destinations know they are visiting strictly for business purposes – attending meetings, conferences and events. It’s rare that they get time to venture out of their work-related locales or hotel rooms. But there are some destinations where you can easily mix business with leisure. Tokyo is one such business destination which is perfectly ripe for leisure-time exploration as well.
Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, is well connected. The high-speed rail network in the country makes it easy for you to reach all parts of the city and prompts you to extend your visit beyond Tokyo as well. When you are on a business trip to the city then you can also consider visiting nearby Kyoto too.
Here’s all that you can do or think of when visiting Tokyo on a business trip. Who wouldn’t like escaping to the countryside whenever given an opportunity on a business visit? This is absolutely the best thing to mix business with leisure. Consider visiting the relaxing, picturesque mountainside town of Karuizawa, which is only a short bullet-train ride away from Tokyo. You can look forward to pastime activities such as biking, hiking and venturing into the forested hills. You can try your hands for a round of golfing as well. Want to satiate your appetite! Then think of savoring seasonal, local delicacies or traditional buckwheat soba noodles while you enjoy some of the world’s popular whiskey produced from pristine glacial water of the region.
The stately city of Kanazawa replete with historical wonders and remnants of the samurai era should be your next stop. As you round off your conference calls and board meetings head straight off to Kanazawa, only two hours from Tokyo. The city is home to traditional craft workshops, ancient shrines, and some of Japan's traditional and most beautiful gardens. A quick visit to Yamanaka Onsen as well brings you to Japan’s one of the most untapped treasures.
So whenever you venture on your next business trip to Tokyo try to make it adventurous and pleasurable by mixing business with leisure activities.