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    1. Million Dollar Café: The Karaoke, Free Food, Paintings-Everywhere Bar When you've got nowhere to go but up, you paint the hell out of your restaurant

      | Mami Suzuki
    2. Fūtendō Cave at Iwatoyama Kanzeonji The cave and temple complex filled with statues (seriously, they're all over)

      | Mami Suzuki
    3. mAAch ecute: Akihabara's Best-Kept, Non-otaku Secret A retired Taishō period train station reborn into an upscale shopping paradise

      | Mami Suzuki
    4. Bar Lupin: Literary Greatness and Old-fashioned Cocktails The most celebrated Japanese artists of the twentieth century got drunk here (and you should, too)

      | Mami Suzuki
    5. iioffice Ueno: The Tokyo Coworking Space That's Really いい For people sick of Shibuya and Shinjuku

      | Viet Hoang
    6. Szechuan Restaurant Chin: A Restaurant by Chen Kenichi, Iron Chef Chinese Does Chin Kenichi's restaurant cuisine reign supreme?

      | Koichi
    7. La Rochelle: A Restaurant by Hiroyuki Sakai, Iron Chef French Does Sakai Hiroyuki's restaurant cuisine reign supreme?

      | Kanae Nakamine
    8. Kaishoku Michiba: A Restaurant by Rokusaburo Michiba, Iron Chef Japanese Does Michiba Rokusaburō's restaurant cuisine reign supreme?

      | Kanae Nakamine
    9. Bar Orchard: The Creative, Fresh Fruit Cocktails of Ginza The passion (fruit) of two bartenders put together one of the best bars in Tokyo

      | Michael Richey
    10. Yakiniku Meimon: Famous Japanese Meat for Famous People The Prime Minister ate here, you guys. C'mon!

      | Kanae Nakamine
    11. Studio Crown: Cosplay, Then Walk the Streets of Akihabara as an Otaku God Rent professional costumes, get professional photos

      | Koichi
    12. Hanachan: A Drinking Place I Love But Can’t Recommend It’s like the Netflix show *Midnight Diner* come to life

      | Koichi
    13. Nakagin Capsule Tower: Retro Future Living Space An entire apartment complex made of 140 individual capsules

      | Mami Suzuki
    14. Umebachiya: Real Veggies, Real Sweet, Real Edo Style One of the last places in Japan you can get candied vegetables made the way they did it in the Edo period.

      | Mami Suzuki
    15. Park Hotel Tokyo: Where Each Room is a Work of Art What if your hotel room was a museum and you could sleep inside?

      | Mami Suzuki
    16. On the Marks: A Kawasaki Hotel for Hip Youths and Business Travelers This place has everything a human needs: craft beer, curry, and beds

      | Mami Suzuki
    17. ChouChou POPON: The Tokyo Bar Filled with Model Trains The tiny plastic fantasy land for train-loving alcoholics

      | Mami Suzuki
    18. Nanachōme Kyōboshi: Ginza's Famous $400 Tempura We bankrupted Tofugu, but it was worth it in the end

      | Mami Suzuki
    19. Ristorante Massa: The Iron Chef Italian Restaurant Does Kōbe Masahiko’s restaurant cuisine reign supreme?

      | Koichi
    20. Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden: Radical Reptiles and Gnarly Nanners Bananas are truly in trouble, and we must all come together to save them. If we don't, places like this will no longer exist, or it'll just be a bunch of alligators and nothing else.

      | Michael Richey
    21. Anata no Warehouse: A Fancy Arcade Modeled After a Very Not-Fancy Place A lot of time and effort went into making this place look dirty.

      | Mami Suzuki
    22. Sushiya no Nohachi: Sushi Made from a Single Grain of Rice Arietty sneaks into this place and eats sushi every night

      | Mami Suzuki
    23. Amano Freeze-Dry Station: Upscale Soup Shop If you think freeze-dried soup can’t be a luxury item, you’re wrong. Tokyo found a way.

      | Mami Suzuki
    24. Chin Kenichi Mabodōfu Restaurant: One Dish, Seven Visits The Szechuan Sage tickled our tastebuds with the power of peppercorns

      | Koichi
    25. Chaos Room: A Kyoto Artist's Retaliation Against a Rule-Following Society No, this isn't the room where you raise your Chaos in Sonic Adventure.

      | Koichi
    26. Bushitsu: An Elementary School Themed Coworking Space in Shimokitazawa Pretend like you're in elementary school while you work on your crushing adult responsibilities

      | Koichi
    27. Base Point: A Tokyo Coworking Space in Busy Shinjuku Like a manga cafe, but fancier and you can work from it

      | Koichi
    28. the SNACK: A Mysterious Tokyo Coworking Space in Ginza Ironically, they don't serve snacks

      | Koichi
    29. &Roll Cafe: Food, Movies, & a Chill Place to Work Get some work done with a side of buttery curry

      | Koichi
    30. Caffice: One of the Rare Tokyo Cafes That Encourages You to Work Cafe + Office = This Place

      | Koichi
    31. Genbudō Park: Hyogo's Five Famous Basalt Caves Five caves, a rock man, and an abandoned murder hotel

      | Mami Suzuki
    32. Kinosaki Onsen Town: Relax in 7 Legendary Hot Springs Meet Gen-san, eat crabs, and watch fireworks in Hyōgo Prefecture

      | Mami Suzuki
    33. Gundam Cafe Akihabara: A Place for Giant Robot Fans Peace is nothing but a result of food

      | Mami Suzuki
    34. KITTE: Tokyo's Best Shopping Center for Fancy Things This place is FIRST CLASS! You’ll be FOREVER STAMPing your 封筒 in glee

      | Mami Suzuki
    35. 1Kara: Tokyo's Place for the Solo Karaoke Warrior Go on a personal vision quest for the perfect karaoke experience

      | Mami Suzuki
    36. Beer Club Popeye: Japan's First Purveyor of Japanese Craft Beer 70 craft beers on tap

      | Koichi
    37. First Cabin Akihabara: The Airplane Themed Capsule Hotel Flying first class to Dreamland

      | Mami Suzuki
    38. Nalu & 76 Cafe: Getting Your Hair Cut in Japan Tokyo's best hair salon with a cafe attached

      | Mami Suzuki
    39. 84: The Secret Members-Only Bar Frequented by Famous Artists, Musicians, and Nintendo Employees And we can't tell you where it is 😉

      | Kanae Nakamine
    40. Momotarō Jinja: A Surreal Shrine to Japan’s Peach Boy With Weird Statues That Were Probably Pretty Neat in the 60s

      | Mami Suzuki
    41. Kichijoji Yūrei: Tokyo’s Haunted Underground Izakaya Leave your body at the door and drink spirits with spirits

      | Mami Suzuki
    42. Gaocchi: Japanese Toys from Floor-to-Ceiling Relive Your or Someone Else's Japanese Childhood

      | Michael Richey