Japan must-dos!
Namja Town is one of Japan must-dos!.

1. Namja Town

6.4
(ナンジャタウン)
東池袋3-1-3 (サンシャインシティ・ワールドインポートマートビル 2F-3F), Toshima, Tōkyō
Theme Park · 17 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: This food theme park is hilarious and bizarre. It's in the Sunshine City building near Ikebukuru. 300 yen (~$3)

Mori Art Museum is one of Japan must-dos!.

2. Mori Art Museum

9.2
(森美術館)
六本木6-10-1 (六本木ヒルズ森タワー 53F), Tokyo, Tōkyō
Art Museum · Roppongi · 78 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Has the best view of the city (in addition to the art). Go on a clear day.

Edo-Tokyo Museum is one of Japan must-dos!.

3. Edo-Tokyo Museum

8.9
(江戸東京博物館)
横網1-4-1, Tokyo, Tōkyō
History Museum · Ryōkoku · 69 tips and reviews
Ueno Zoo is one of Japan must-dos!.

4. Ueno Zoo

9.0
(上野動物園)
上野公園9-83, Taitō, Tōkyō
Zoo · 105 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Not a bad zoo, if you like zoos.

Akihabara is one of Japan must-dos!.

5. Akihabara

(秋葉原)
Tokyo, Tōkyō
Neighborhood · 20 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: The gadget shops around Akihabara are pretty stunning. Be aware that most of them sell racks of porn as well.

Senso-ji Temple is one of Japan must-dos!.

6. Senso-ji Temple

9.3
(浅草寺)
浅草2-3-1, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Buddhist Temple · Asakusa · 170 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Pretty impressive, but heavily touristed. Try for odd hours.

Yoyogi Park is one of Japan must-dos!.

7. Yoyogi Park

9.3
(代々木公園)
代々木神園町2-1, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Park · Meiji Jingū · 131 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: On a Sunday, swing through and see the Dancing Elvises (Elvi?) and wander down towards the Harajuku entrance from some Harajuku girls. Good Okonomiyaki from street vendors, too!

Yoyogi Park Dogrun is one of Japan must-dos!.

8. Yoyogi Park Dogrun

8.7
(代々木公園 ドッグラン)
代々木神園町2-1, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Dog Run · Meiji Jingū · 13 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Seriously, the best everyday dog costume show you'll see in your life.

Imperial Palace is one of Japan must-dos!.

9. Imperial Palace

9.0
(皇居)
千代田1-1, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Palace · Kōkyo · 94 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Standing just right, you can catch a sliver of the palace.

Meiji Jingu Shrine is one of Japan must-dos!.

10. Meiji Jingu Shrine

9.4
(明治神宮)
代々木神園町1-1, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Shrine · Meiji Jingū · 163 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Go on a weekday day! There is nobody there and it's quite fantastic.

Miraikan is one of Japan must-dos!.

11. Miraikan

8.9
(日本科学未来館)
青海2-3-6, Kōtō, Tōkyō
Science Museum · 82 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: This museum is kind of amazing for anyone who likes science, space, or has a general curiosity about life.

Statue of Liberty is one of Japan must-dos!.

12. Statue of Liberty

8.7
(自由の女神像)
台場1-4-1, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Monument / Landmark · Odaiba · 26 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: yeah. it's weird.

Taito Station is one of Japan must-dos!.

13. Taito Station

8.3
(タイトーステーション 新宿南口ゲームワールド店)
新宿3-35-8, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Arcade · 31 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Doesn't have to be this one, but go to an arcade. And do the photo booths. They're amazing.

Ghibli Museum is one of Japan must-dos!.

14. Ghibli Museum

9.2
(三鷹の森ジブリ美術館)
下連雀1-1-83, Mitaka-shi, Tōkyō
Art Museum · Mitaka · 96 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Maybe one of the happiest places on Earth. Buy a ticket at the kiosks at AM/PM the same day, but have a Japanese person help you; there is no English UI.

Gonpachi Nishiazabu is one of Japan must-dos!.

15. Gonpachi Nishiazabu

8.3
(権八 西麻布店)
西麻布1-13-11 (1F-2F), Tokyo, Tōkyō
Sake Bar · Nishiazabu · 115 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: This place inspired the big fight scene in Kill Bill. Really good food, especially soba.

猫カフェ きゃりこ 新宿店 is one of Japan must-dos!.

16. 猫カフェ きゃりこ 新宿店

8.6
歌舞伎町1-16-2 (富士ビル 5F-6F), Tokyo, Tōkyō
Pet Café · Kabukichō · 26 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: If you like cats, there are some cat cafes ("neko no mise") where you get a coffee or soda and get to play with cats for a while.

Tokyu Hands is one of Japan must-dos!.

17. Tokyu Hands

8.2
(東急ハンズ 池袋店)
東池袋1-28-10 (60階通り), Toshima, Tōkyō
Furniture / Home Store · 東池袋 · 10 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: This Tokyu Hands has a cat cafe on the 8th floor. And it's a pretty bizarre store.

Tsukiji Market is one of Japan must-dos!.

18. Tsukiji Market

9.1
(築地市場)
築地5-2-1, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Fish Market · Tsukiji · 225 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Go at the crack of dawn (like a bit before 5.30am) any day for the tuna auction, get a bowl of tuna sashimi at a stall, and then go take a nap at the hamarikyu botanical gardens nearby.

Hamarikyu Gardens is one of Japan must-dos!.

19. Hamarikyu Gardens

9.2
(浜離宮恩賜庭園)
浜離宮庭園1-1, Chūō, Tōkyō
Garden · 71 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: After you've seen the tuna auctions at Tsukiji, wander over here as it opens and get the garden all to yourself. Take a nap in the middle of it.

Chichu Art Museum is one of Japan must-dos!.

20. Chichu Art Museum

9.4
(地中美術館)
直島町3449-1, Kagawa, Kagawa
Art Museum · 42 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Perhaps my favorite museum in the world.

Miyanoura Port is one of Japan must-dos!.

21. Miyanoura Port

(宮ノ浦港)
直島町2249-40, Kagawa, Kagawa
Harbor / Marina · 12 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: One of the best things to do in Japan, and nobody goes. Head to the island of Naoshima. It's a two-day trip. It's an arts colony. It's amazing. Really.

FamilyMart is one of Japan must-dos!.

22. FamilyMart

6.0
(ファミリーマート 日土地西新宿ビル店)
西新宿6-10-1 (日土地西新宿ビル), Tokyo, Tōkyō
Convenience Store · Nishishinjuku · 3 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Go to any 7-11 or AM/PM or anything and get onigiri balls (they're 100 yen (~$1) and delicious, fresh, and ingeniously packaged). And try a new strange drink every day you're there.

Shinjuku Terrace City is one of Japan must-dos!.

23. Shinjuku Terrace City

Tokyo, Tōkyō
Miscellaneous Shop · Totsuka · 2 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: The line for the Krispy Kreme donuts here regularly snakes out the door. So, if you want one, go nuts.

MARIAGE FRERES 恵比寿三越店 is one of Japan must-dos!.

24. MARIAGE FRERES 恵比寿三越店

恵比寿4-20-7 (恵比寿三越 地下2F), Tokyo, Tōkyō
Shop & Service · Ebisu · 1 tip

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Great French tea.

Park Hyatt Tokyo is one of Japan must-dos!.

25. Park Hyatt Tokyo

9.3
(パーク ハイアット 東京)
西新宿3-7-1, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Hotel · Nishishinjuku · 100 tips and reviews

Jess B.Jess Barron: Check out the New York Bar on the 52nd floor, featured in the movie "Lost in Translation."There are great city views &an excellent live jazz band, just like in the film. Also, try the L.I.T. Cocktail.

Inokashira Park is one of Japan must-dos!.

26. Inokashira Park

9.4
(井の頭恩賜公園)
御殿山1-18-31, Musashino, Tōkyō
Park · Musashino · 60 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: A bit out of the way for non-locals, but quite serene and wonderful.

中国茶房8 六本木店 is one of Japan must-dos!.

27. 中国茶房8 六本木店

6.7
西麻布3-2-13 (コートアネックス六本木 2F), Minato, Tōkyō
Chinese Restaurant · 32 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: The late-night place for food. Open super late. Also, take a look at the incredibly sexual decorations.

Heiroku Sushi is one of Japan must-dos!.

28. Heiroku Sushi

6.8
(平禄寿司 表参道店)
神宮前5-8-5, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Sushi Restaurant · Kita Aoyama · 23 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Great kaiten sushi close to Yoyogi Park. Head up and grab what you want straight off the conveyor belt. It adds up quickly, though.

迷宮の国のアリス is one of Japan must-dos!.

29. 迷宮の国のアリス

5.4
銀座8-8-5 (太陽ビル 5F), Tokyo, Tōkyō
Cocktail Bar · Ginza · 12 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Alice in Wonderland themed restaurant. Kind of ridiculous.

Shinjuku Gyoen is one of Japan must-dos!.

30. Shinjuku Gyoen

9.6
(新宿御苑)
内藤町11, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Garden · Shinjuku Gyoen · 117 tips and reviews
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is one of Japan must-dos!.

31. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

8.2
(東京都庁)
西新宿2-8-1, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Government Building · Nishishinjuku · 85 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Great view of Fuji-san on a nice day. And it's free on the 45th floor.

32. The National Art Center, Tokyo

9.4
(国立新美術館)
六本木7-22-2, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Art Museum · Roppongi · 105 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Huge and cool building, with occasional good shows!

トーキョーワンダーサイト渋谷 is one of Japan must-dos!.

33. トーキョーワンダーサイト渋谷

神南1-19-8, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Art Gallery · Jin'nan · 3 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: They often have amazing small art shows here. Changes often.

Tokyo Met. Museum of Photography is one of Japan must-dos!.

34. Tokyo Met. Museum of Photography

(東京都写真美術館)
三田1-13-3 (恵比寿ガーデンプレイス内), Tokyo, Tōkyō
Art Museum · Ebisu · 21 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Nice museum, and the Museum of Yebisu Beer is right next door. Hit them both.

The Railway Museum is one of Japan must-dos!.

35. The Railway Museum

9.4
(鉄道博物館)
大宮区大成町3-47, Saitama-shi, Saitama
Museum · 53 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: There are interactive train-driving stations! But let the kids try it first.

Tokyo Opera City is one of Japan must-dos!.

36. Tokyo Opera City

6.9
(東京オペラシティ)
西新宿3-20-2, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Shopping Mall · Hatsudai · 22 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Often great art exhibits here.

Christon Cafe is one of Japan must-dos!.

37. Christon Cafe

2-10-7 Dogenzaka, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Restaurant · Dōgenzaka · 1 tip

Jon S.Jon Steinback: A christianity-themed restaurant. From papal garb to theme drinks. Amazing.

Kyū Furukawa Gardens is one of Japan must-dos!.

38. Kyū Furukawa Gardens

8.4
(旧古河庭園)
西ヶ原1-27-39, Kita, Tōkyō
Garden · 23 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Really gorgeous place to wander.

Saiho-ji Temple is one of Japan must-dos!.

39. Saiho-ji Temple

8.4
(西芳寺(苔寺))
西京区松尾神ヶ谷町56, Kyoto, Kyōto
Buddhist Temple · 13 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Such an incredible Buddhist Temple. It has like a million types of moss, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kinkaku-ji Temple is one of Japan must-dos!.

40. Kinkaku-ji Temple

9.3
(鹿苑寺 (金閣寺))
北区金閣寺町1, Kyoto, Kyōto
Buddhist Temple · 135 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: It's gold! (mostly)

Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine is one of Japan must-dos!.

41. Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine

9.5
(伏見稲荷大社)
伏見区深草藪之内町68, Kyoto, Kyōto
Shrine · 194 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Wear bright orange to blend in! Also, climb all the way to the top.

42. Itsukushima-jinja Shrine

9.5
(厳島神社)
宮島町1-1, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Shrine · 49 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Hike around the island as much as possible (including all the way to the top). Feed the deer. Find some monkeys. Watch the sun set over the gate.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is one of Japan must-dos!.

43. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

9.1
(平和記念公園)
中区中島町, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Park · 31 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Spend some time thinking here...

Ginkaku-ji Temple is one of Japan must-dos!.

44. Ginkaku-ji Temple

9.1
(慈照寺 (銀閣寺))
左京区銀閣寺町2, Kyoto, Kyōto
Buddhist Temple · 63 tips and reviews
Giouji Temple is one of Japan must-dos!.

45. Giouji Temple

7.9
(祇王寺)
嵯峨鳥居本小坂32, Kyoto, Kyōto
Buddhist Temple · 12 tips and reviews
高野山 金剛峯寺 is one of Japan must-dos!.

46. 高野山 金剛峯寺

8.6
高野山132, Kōya-chō, Wakayama
Buddhist Temple · 13 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Stay here overnight. Wander the grounds. Take the slanty cable-car up.

Tokyo Tower is one of Japan must-dos!.

47. Tokyo Tower

9.4
(東京タワー)
芝公園4-2-8, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Monument / Landmark · Azabudai · 197 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Japanese people will remind you that's it's 13m taller than the Eiffel Tower. Take that, France!

Great Buddha of Kamakura is one of Japan must-dos!.

48. Great Buddha of Kamakura

9.2
(鎌倉大仏)
長谷4-2-28 (大異山高徳院清浄泉寺), Kamakura, Kanagawa
Monument / Landmark · Kamakura · 61 tips and reviews

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Enter the Great Buddha. Also, awesome day-trip from Tokyo. Great restaurants around.

KIDDY LAND is one of Japan must-dos!.

49. KIDDY LAND

8.8
(キデイランド 原宿店)
神宮前6-1-9, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Toy / Game Store · Kita Aoyama · 66 tips and reviews
Shinjuku Golden Gai is one of Japan must-dos!.

50. Shinjuku Golden Gai

(新宿ゴールデン街)
Shinjuku, Tōkyō
Neighborhood · 32 tips and reviews
Imperial Palace East Garden is one of Japan must-dos!.

51. Imperial Palace East Garden

9.0
(皇居 東御苑)
千代田1-1, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Garden · Kōkyo · 29 tips and reviews
Robot Restaurant is one of Japan must-dos!.

52. Robot Restaurant

8.1
(ロボットレストラン)
歌舞伎町1-7-1 (新宿ロボットビル B2F), Tokyo, Tōkyō
Other Nightlife · Kabukichō · 95 tips and reviews
Seirinkan is one of Japan must-dos!.

53. Seirinkan

9.0
(聖林館)
上目黒2-6-4, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Pizza Place · Kamimeguro · 25 tips and reviews

DensDens: Long story short: My buddy said this was the best pizza in the world. I doubted him. I was wrong. Best pizza I've ever had. Get the margarita pizza, skip the marinara. You need the cheese.

Akiba Fukurou is one of Japan must-dos!.

54. Akiba Fukurou

8.7
(アキバフクロウ)
神田練塀町67 (1F), Tokyo, Tōkyō
Pet Café · Akihabara · 9 tips and reviews

DensDens: This is the owl cafe of your dreams! All the owls you can pet for the low low price of ¥1500! (a bit tricky to find, follow the map) ps: Don't pet their bellys or they bite!

Taco Bell is one of Japan must-dos!.

55. Taco Bell

7.7
(TACO BELL 渋谷道玄坂店)
道玄坂2-25-14, Tokyo, Tōkyō
Taco Place · Dōgenzaka · 17 tips and reviews