Places to Go Elsewhere in Japan

Here are some recommended places to go while you're exploring Japan! If you find a good place, list it here.

Tokyo

Name
Genre
Address
Access
Hours
Website
Notes
Filbert Steps
Coffee Shop
〒150-0041 東京都渋谷区神南1-6-3
神南フラッグ 1F
About 10 min walk from Shibuya Station Hachiko Exit
Weekdays 8:30-20:00
Weekends/Holidays 11:30-20:00
http://filbert-steps.jp/
Hidden artsy coffee shop with outdoor seating and English-speaking staff
Au Temps Jadis Creperie
French Crepe Restaurant
東京都渋谷区神南1-5-4ロイヤルパレス原宿 1F/B1
About 10 min walk from Shibuya Station Hachiko Exit
11:00-20:00 (Last order 19:30)
Closed Wed
http://www.many.co.jp/jadis/salon.html
Savory and sweet crepes
Grimoire Almadel
Foreign vintage clothing and antiques
東京都渋谷区神南1-17-3 神南サンビル 2F
About 6 min walk from Shibuya Station Hachiko Exit
12:00-20:00
http://www.grimoire.jp
Foreign vintage clothing and antiques
Siri Pailin (シリ パイリン)
Thai
東京都渋谷区宇田川町32-6 ナガサキビル3F
5 min from Shibuya Station Hachiko Exit
Walk down Dogenzaka past 109, turn left onto 渋谷センター街 and it's next to Book Off
M-F 11:00-15:30, 17:30-23:30
Weekends/Holidays
11:00-23:30

TEL 03-6416-4888
Slappy Cakes
Pancakes
東京都新宿区新宿3-38-1
ルミネエスト新宿 7&8DINNER 7F
In Luminesto in Shinjuku Station
11:00-23:00
http://www.slappycakes.jp/
Grill your own at your table or have them make it for you
Cafe モボ・モガ
Curry, western, cafe etc.
東京都渋谷区神南1-9-4号NCビル2F
Within walking distance from Shibuya Station, past Tower Records

http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130301/13050310/
Interesting atmosphere!

Other Kanto area (Yokohama, Saitama)

Name
Genre
Address
Access
Hours
Website
Notes
Bubby's
Restaurant
バビーズ ランドマークプラザ
神奈川県横浜市西区みなとみらい2-2-1
B1 of Landmark Plaza Mall in Yokohama
9:00-22:00 (Last order 21:00)
http://bubbys.jp/menu_landmark.html
Delicious Western food and homemade pies















Hokkaido (Sapporo)

Name
Genre
Address
Access
Hours
Website
Notes
Shiroi Koibito Park
(白い恋人パーク)
Chocolate factory
北海道札幌市西区宮の沢2-2-11-36
Get off at Miyanosawa Station on the Tozai Subway Line.(Approx. 20 min from Odori Station)

http://www.shiroikoibitopark.jp/english/
Factory tour and delicious chocolate restaurant inside
















Tohoku (Fukushima, Sendai)

Name
Genre
Address
Access
Hours
Website
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Chubu (Shizuoka, Nagoya)

Name
Genre
Address
Access
Hours
Website
Notes
Mt. Fuji

Yamanashi, Shizuoka



Climbing season in the summer















Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto)

Name
Genre
Address
Access
Hours
Website
Notes
Fushimi Inari (伏見稲荷)
Shrine & Park
京都市伏見区深草薮之内町68番地
Fushimi Inari Station on the Keihan Line or
Inari Station on the Nara Line

http://inari.jp/
The famous orange tori (gates) from every "Japan" picture
Osaka Castle (大阪城)
castle













Kyushu (Fukuoka, Nagasaki)

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Shikoku

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Okinawa

Name
Genre
Address
Access
Hours
Website
Notes
Shuri Castle (首里城)
castle/museum
Okinawa main island
accessible by monorail (Shuri Castle station)



Churaumi Aquarium (美ら海水族館)
aquarium
Okinawa main island
rentacar, some buses

http://oki-churaumi.jp/en/guide/haisai.html

Water buffalo cart ride (水牛車) on Taketomi Island
tourist activity
Taketomi Island
by ferry from Ishigaki Island


When you get off the ferry, there are free shuttle buses to take you to where the carts are. Afterwards you can rent a bicycle and ride around the island.
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