Ogawamachi is just 70min out of Ikebukuro on the Tobu Tojo Line, but still, it is a different world, with it's organic farmers, craft beer, the artisans making traditional Japanese paper (Washi) and Sake, and even some hot springs.
And yes, I just rent a second home in that cosy little town!
So, if you want to stay over, let me know, there is plenty of space!
Distances; Half, 10k
Fee: 2500 Yen