Japan Highlights
the usual is one of Japan Highlights.

1. the usual

6.6
北沢2-27-12 (林ビル 1F), Tokyo, Tokyo
Café · Kitazawa · 7 tips and reviews
Gogyo is one of Japan Highlights.

2. Gogyo

(西麻布 五行)
西麻布1-4-36 (ロジマン西麻布 1F), Tokyo, Tokyo
Ramen Restaurant · Nishiazabu · 73 tips and reviews

Leo C.Leo C.: You're here for the signature black ramen. You'll see flames periodically shoot up in the kitchen as they flambé the soup before serving. Be careful, the noodle and soup are REALLY HOT temperature.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT is one of Japan Highlights.

3. 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT

9.3
赤坂9-7-6 (東京ミッドタウン ガーデン内), Tokyo, Tokyo
Art Gallery · Roppongi · 62 tips and reviews

Surface MagazineSurface Magazine: Fashion icon Issey Miyake is the founder of this experimental design think tank with a sloping, steel-plated roof designed by Tadao Ando, inspired by Miyake’s “piece of cloth” sartorial philosophy. Read more.

Tousuiro is one of Japan Highlights.

4. Tousuiro

8.6
(豆水楼 木屋町本店)
上大阪町517-3 (木屋町通三条上ル), Nakagyō, Kyōto
Japanese Restaurant · 17 tips and reviews

Sam G.Sam Gr: Get a table outside by the river. Forget your preconception of tofu; none of the delicious 10 course Kaiseki will resemble this.

efish is one of Japan Highlights.

5. efish

下京区西橋詰町798-1 (木屋町通五条下ル), Kyoto, Kyōto
Café · 87 tips and reviews

katie w.katie we: the coffee was delicious, as well as the cake of the day. the atmosphere and seating is absolutely beautiful with a view on kamo river.

L'Escamoteur is one of Japan Highlights.

6. L'Escamoteur

8.9
下京区斎藤町138-9 (西石垣通四条下ル), Kyoto, Kyōto
Cocktail Bar · 37 tips and reviews

7. Kiyomizu-dera Temple

9.4
(清水寺)
東山区清水1-294, Kyoto, Kyōto
Buddhist Temple · 255 tips and reviews

Maxim F.Maxim Fedotov: Must see temple. View is simply breathtaking.

Fushimi Inari Taisha is one of Japan Highlights.

8. Fushimi Inari Taisha

9.5
(伏見稲荷大社)
伏見区深草藪之内町68, Kyoto, Kyōto
Shrine · 362 tips and reviews

Sam G.Sam Gr: Go early to beat the crowd. Wander off on the forests trails at any point for total solitude and small hidden shrines!

Himeji Castle is one of Japan Highlights.

9. Himeji Castle

9.2
(姫路城)
本町68, Himeji, Hyogo
Castle · 姫路市 · 99 tips and reviews

Sam G.Sam Gr: Giant wooden castles were all the rage in 17th century Japan, and this one is the biggest. Great view from the 7th (top) floor!

Chichu Art Museum is one of Japan Highlights.

10. Chichu Art Museum

9.5
(地中美術館)
3449-1, Naoshima-chō, Kagawa
Art Museum · 76 tips and reviews

Dan R.Dan Roberts: Tadao Ando designed museum with four exhibits, including Monet water lilies. The exhibits are actually all underground to let in natural light from above. A relaxed and focused integrated experience.

11. Udon Yamacho

9.0
(うどん 山長)
恵比寿1-1-5 (恵比寿オークビル 1F), Tokyo, Tokyo
Udon Restaurant · Ebisu · 92 tips and reviews

Sam G.Sam Gr: Really great udon. The roast duck udon might have been my best meal in Japan.

Liquor Shop NIGHT OWL is one of Japan Highlights.

12. Liquor Shop NIGHT OWL

8.6
恵比寿1-8-3 (リバストーンハイム 1F), Tokyo, Tokyo
Beer Store · Ebisu · 3 tips and reviews

Sam G.Sam Gr: Cute tiny bar with good craft beer and wine on tap.

Seirinkan is one of Japan Highlights.

13. Seirinkan

9.1
(聖林館)
上目黒2-6-4, Tokyo, Tokyo
Pizzeria · Kamimeguro · 58 tips and reviews

Brandon P.Brandon Perlman: Apparently his is Anthony Bourdain's favorite pizza place in the world. Get both pies AND the broccoli

Aria Hotel Alpine Route is one of Japan Highlights.

14. Aria Hotel Alpine Route

(信州大町温泉 アーリアホテル アルペンルート)
Hotel · 1 tip

Sam G.Sam Gr: Great cheap hotel to stay at before/after entering the Kurobe Tateyama Alpine Route. Japanese style room had very comfortable beds and a view of the mountains. Amazing staff.

Nakabusa Onsen is one of Japan Highlights.

15. Nakabusa Onsen

7.4
(中房温泉)
穂高有明7226, Azumino, Nagano
Hot Spring · 10 tips and reviews

Sam G.Sam Gr: Accessible by bus from Hotaka station. Great entry or exit point for backpacking in the Japan Alps. Follow the path behind the hotel to a beautiful moonlit Onsen.