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Shirakawa-go is a quiet mountain village and popular tourist destination all year round. It has its own unique culture for which it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. For lovers of architecture, you can admire the greatest concentration of "kominka" (wooden, thatched roof houses) in Japan.
Nagoya in central Japan is known for its amazing food culture, its edo-style castle and perhaps also for its amazing science museum. The place was build in 1962 but renovated on a large scale in 2012 to coincide with the opening of the planetarium in now houses. Here is more on that museum you should definitely visit while you are in Nagoya.
Meat Market is a yakiniku restaurant that doesn't only have the famous and beloved Japanese-style grilled meat, but also meat sushis and the super popular roast beef bowl! Here's more on this shop.
Koenji is a an extremely interesting neighborhood located at just a 5 minute train ride on the JR Chuo Line from Shinjuku. It's most popular for being a hub for street fashion and having great cheap izakayas, reastaurants and bars. Here is a guide to the shopping streets around the Koenji Station.
Sekai no Yamachan is a restaurant chain that is very popular particularly in Aichi prefecture, where it originates, but also in the rest of Japan (it has 17 addresses in Tokyo). People go there for basically one main reason: the tebasaki, or chicken wings!
29ON is a meat-lover's paradise! This member-restricted restaurant in Shinjuku offers creative meat courses that are sure to satisfy your cravings and broaden the horizons of your gastronomic world with the chefs' original cuisine!
Kanazawa is a very popular tourist destination because of many amazing sightseeing spots which includes one of the most famous seafood market in the country: Kanazawa's Omicho Fish Market. If you are in Kanazawa, the place is absolutely a must-go for both its atmosphere and the fresh seafood you can have there.
Kanazawa (金沢) literally means "marsh of gold". The name comes from a legend of a peasant who was digging for potatoes but instead found gold flakes. The gold association with Kanazawa stuck and now the town prides itself in offering gold-related souvenirs and foods (you can even find gold flakes in your ramen). The most famous food is the gold leaf ice cream. Here is where you can have it if you visit the city of western Honshu in Ishikawa prefecture.
This is a real thrill to visit if you are an anime fan! Ghibli Museum is dedicatied to exhibiting the art and technique of its animated movies. It is an extremely popular tourist spot in Mitaka. Even if you are not an anime fan, the universally recognized artistic merit of Studio Ghibli's animations definitely makes it worth going! Here is more on the museum.
Shinjuku Gyoen is a fabulous park that extends in both Shinjuku and Shibuya wards, the heart of the most bustling areas of Tokyo. Because of its sheer beauty and its location, the park is a very popular spot to spend the day for both residents of Tokyo and tourists alike. Read on to learn more about this urban gem!