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

1. Namja Town

6.3
(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), 豊島区, 東京都
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), 港区, 東京都
Art Museum · 86 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, 東京, 東京都
History Museum · 両国 · 80 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, 台東区, 東京都
Zoo · 106 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)
東京, 東京都
Neighborhood · 27 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, 東京, 東京都
Buddhist Temple · 浅草 · 198 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, 東京, 東京都
Park · 明治神宮 · 135 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, 東京, 東京都
Dog Run · 明治神宮 · 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, 東京, 東京都
Palace · 皇居 · 100 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, 東京, 東京都
Shrine · 明治神宮 · 190 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

8.7
(日本科学未来館)
青海2-3-6, 江東区, 東京都
Science Museum · 94 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

8.5
(自由の女神像)
台場1-4-1, 東京, 東京都
Monument / Landmark · お台場 · 32 tips and reviews

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

Taito Station is one of Japan must-dos!.

13. Taito Station

8.4
(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, 新宿区, 東京都
Arcade · 新宿区 · 34 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

9.3
(三鷹の森ジブリ美術館)
下連雀1-1-83, 三鷹市, 東京都
Art Museum · 三鷹 · 109 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 is one of Japan must-dos!.

15. Gonpachi

8.3
(権八 西麻布)
西麻布1-13-11 (1F-2F), 東京, 東京都
Japanese Restaurant · 西麻布 · 135 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

8.4
歌舞伎町1-16-2 (富士ビル 5F-6F), 東京, 東京都
Pet Café · 歌舞伎町 · 28 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

8.4
(東急ハンズ 池袋店)
東池袋1-28-10, 豊島区, 東京都
Furniture / Home Store · 東池袋 · 12 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, 東京, 東京都
Fish Market · 築地 · 254 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

9.3
(浜離宮恩賜庭園)
浜離宮庭園1-1, 中央区, 東京都
Garden · 80 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

9.5
(地中美術館)
直島町3449-1, 香川郡, 香川県
Art Museum · 54 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, 香川郡, 香川県
Harbor / Marina · 14 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

6.1
(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), 東京, 東京都
Convenience Store · 西新宿 · 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

東京, 東京都
Miscellaneous Shop · 戸塚区 · 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), 東京, 東京都
Shop & Service · 恵比寿 · 1 tip

Jon S.Jon Steinback: Great French tea.

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

25. Park Hyatt Tokyo

9.4
(パーク ハイアット 東京)
西新宿3-7-1, 東京, 東京都
Hotel · 西新宿 · 118 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, 武蔵野市, 東京都
Park · 武蔵野 · 71 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

7.0
西麻布3-2-13 (コートアネックス六本木 2F), 港区, 東京都
Chinese Restaurant · 34 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

6.3
(平禄寿司 表参道店)
神宮前5-8-5, 東京, 東京都
Sushi Restaurant · 北青山 · 27 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

5.6
銀座8-8-5 (太陽ビル 5F), 東京, 東京都
Cocktail Bar · 銀座 · 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, 東京, 東京都
Garden · 新宿御苑 · 136 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, 東京, 東京都
Government Building · 西新宿 · 98 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, 東京, 東京都
Art Museum · 六本木 · 130 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, 東京, 東京都
Art Gallery · 神南 · 3 tips and reviews

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

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is one of Japan must-dos!.

34. Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

8.6
(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), 東京, 東京都
Art Museum · 恵比寿 · 28 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

9.3
(鉄道博物館)
大宮区大成町3-47, さいたま市, 埼玉県
Museum · 大宮区 · 58 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

7.1
(東京オペラシティ)
西新宿3-20-2, 東京, 東京都
Shopping Mall · 初台 · 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, 東京, 東京都
Restaurant · 道玄坂 · 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

8.9
(旧古河庭園)
西ヶ原1-27-39, 北区, 東京都
Garden · 25 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

8.5
(西芳寺 (苔寺))
西京区松尾神ヶ谷町56, 京都市, 京都府
Buddhist Temple · 16 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, 京都市, 京都府
Buddhist Temple · 161 tips and reviews

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

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

41. Fushimi Inari Taisha

9.5
(伏見稲荷大社)
伏見区深草藪之内町68, 京都市, 京都府
Shrine · 伏見区 · 254 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, 廿日市市, 広島県
Shrine · 61 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

9.2
(平和記念公園)
中区中島町, 広島市, 広島県
Park · 40 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

9.2
(慈照寺 (銀閣寺))
左京区銀閣寺町2, 京都市, 京都府
Buddhist Temple · 73 tips and reviews
Giouji Temple is one of Japan must-dos!.

45. Giouji Temple

(祇王寺)
嵯峨鳥居本小坂32, 京都市, 京都府
Buddhist Temple · 12 tips and reviews
Koyasan Kongobuji Temple is one of Japan must-dos!.

46. Koyasan Kongobuji Temple

(高野山 金剛峯寺)
高野山132, 高野町, 和歌山県
Buddhist Temple · 高野町 · 17 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

9.3
(東京タワー)
芝公園4-2-8, 東京, 東京都
Monument / Landmark · 麻布台 · 216 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

9.3
(鎌倉大仏)
長谷4-2-28 (高徳院), 鎌倉市, 神奈川県
Historic Site · 鎌倉 · 70 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

8.9
(キデイランド 原宿店)
神宮前6-1-9, 東京, 東京都
Toy / Game Store · 北青山 · 79 tips and reviews
Shinjuku Golden Gai is one of Japan must-dos!.

50. Shinjuku Golden Gai

(新宿ゴールデン街)
新宿区, 東京都
Neighborhood · 44 tips and reviews
Imperial Palace East Garden is one of Japan must-dos!.

51. Imperial Palace East Garden

9.1
(皇居東御苑)
千代田1-1, 東京, 東京都
Garden · 皇居 · 36 tips and reviews
Robot Restaurant is one of Japan must-dos!.

52. Robot Restaurant

8.0
(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), 東京, 東京都
Other Nightlife · 歌舞伎町 · 122 tips and reviews
Seirinkan is one of Japan must-dos!.

53. Seirinkan

9.2
(聖林館)
上目黒2-6-4, 東京, 東京都
Pizza Place · 上目黒 · 31 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

9.2
(アキバフクロウ)
神田練塀町67 (1F), 東京, 東京都
Pet Café · 秋葉原 · 11 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

8.2
(TACO BELL 渋谷道玄坂店)
道玄坂2-25-14, 東京, 東京都
Taco Place · 道玄坂 · 22 tips and reviews