Things to do in Japan

After traveling to Japan, I wanted to share a few cool things to do and places to see, if you’re ever in the area.

Asakusa, Tokyo

There are beautiful shrines, cool shops, street food, and it’s easily accessible via the metro.

Harajuku District

Here you’ll find quirky fashion, giant crepes, more street food, and all sorts of niche shops ranging from hats to stickers. If you’re in Tokyo, you absolutely must come here. (Pro tip: it is way more exciting at night!)


If you find yourself up north in Sapporo, Hokkaido, the Ishiya Chocolate Factory is more than worth the $6 admission fee. Sample the white chocolate cookies, visit the cafe (where I had the best white hot chocolate of my life!), and watch them make the hundreds of thousands of cookies and baumkuchen cakes they make each day. Hokkaido is known for its chocolate and strawberries, so be sure to check it out!

Tokyo Metropolitan Building

If you are unable to visit the Tokyo Tower for the Instagrammable views, the Tokyo Metropolitan Building is a nice (and free) alternative. The views are still amazing, and you can learn about both the history and projected future of Tokyo!

Of course, this is nowhere near an extensive list of things to do or places to visit, but hopefully, this can help get you started.