What to do in Japan? There are so many things to do in Japan that it can be difficult to organize an itinerary. Especially if you have only a week to enjoy. The must see cities in Japan are Tokyo and Kyoto. Attractions in Tokyo include the Asakusa district famous for Sensoji temple and Nakamise shopping street; Meiji Shrine; The Imperial Palace; Ginza and Harajuku. Kyoto attractions include Kiyomizudera; Kinkakuji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion); Ginkakuji (Temple of the Silver Pavilion); Nijo Castle; and Heian Shrine. If you have a little more time to spend, I highly recommend you visit the Tokai Area. The Tokai Area is famous for its mountains in Nagano and Gifu. Attractions include Takayama, Gero and the Ogimachi Timber Houses in Shirakawa-go in Gifu, Inuyama in Aichi prefecture and Matsumoto in Nagano.