Tokyo Journal's Top 10 Rankings 2016 Final

Tokyo Journal's 2016 Polling Results

What are your favorite things about Japan and Japanese culture?

You vote. You decide!

 

ENTERTAINMENT
POP CULTURE
FOOD
TRAVEL

 

 

 

 

In April of 2016 Tokyo Journal announced the first ever Top 10 Ranking for the reader's favorite Japanese entertainment icons, food, pop-culture, and travel locations. Over the course of 2016 we have asked Tokyo Journal readers to vote for their favorite Japaneseentertainment icons, food, pop-culture, and travel locations. This first year proved to be successful with over 500,000 votes submitted by readersfrom all over the world. Here are the top 3 winners for each category and stay turned for the 2017 rankings.

Spanning across Japanese entertainment, food, pop-culture, and travel locations.

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Japanese Entertainmant / Food in Japan / Japanese Pop Culture / Japan Travel

 

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Japanese Entertainment

Japanese TV & Dramas

Best 3 J-Drama Actress

 

1. Satomi Ishihara 26.99%

2. Akari Hayami 19.35%

3. Haruka Ayase 11.65%

 

Best 3 J-Drama from 2015-2016

 

1. Flowers forAlgermon 50.89%

2. Mysterious Theif Yamaneko 20.19%

3. From Five to Nine 19.88%

 

Best 3 J-Drama Actor

 

1. Tomohisa Yamashita 54.20%

2. Takuya Kimura 15.11%

3. Kazuya Kamenashi 8.31%

 

Best 3 J-Drama of All Time

 

1. Nobuta wo Produce(2005) 49.13%

2. Long Vacation(1996) 30.40%

3. Hana Yori Dango(2005) 4.51%

 

Best 3 Variety Show

 

1. Smap x Smap 80.44%

2. Momoclo Chan 5.35%

3. Shabekuri 007 3.09%

 

 

 

Japanese Movies

Best 3 Horror Movie

 

1. Ring 32.58%

2. Ju-On 25.59%

3. Sadako 3D 13.56%

 

Best 3 Japanese Movie

 

1. Battle Royale(2000) 28.21%

2. Seven Samurai(1954) 19.85%

3. Godzilla(1954) 14.78%

 

Best 3 Japanese Movie Actor/Actress Worldwide

 

1. Ken Watanabe 35.53%

2. Takuya Kimura 13.99%

3. Takeshi Kitano 12.08%

 

Best 3 Japanese Film Director of All Time

 

1. Hayao Miyazaki 43.41%

2. Akira Kurosawa 21.71%

3. Takeshi Miike 10.48%

 

Best 3 Akira Kurosawa Film of All Time

 

1. Seven Samurai 55.28%

2. High and Low 8.94%

3. Hidden Fortress 6.50%

 

 

 

Japanese Music

Best 3 J-Rock Band

 

1. X Japan 46.84%

2. The GazettE 17.63%

3. Babymetal 10.51%

 

Best 3 Japanese Female idol Group

 

1. Momoiro Clover Z 47.62%

2. Morning Musume 23.62%

3. *C-ute 21.13%

 

Best 3 Japanese Female Singer

 

1. Miwa 28.48%

2. Yui 14.46%

3. Ayumi Hamasaki 10.53%

 

Best 3 Male idol Group

 

1. SMAP 60.41%

2. KAT-TUN 16.24%

3. ARASHI 12.39%

 

Best 3 Japanese Male Singer

 

1. Tomohisa Yamashita 28.21%

2. Gackt 32.19%

3. Jin Akanishi 15.60%

 

 

 

Japanese Sports

Best 3 Favorite Japanese Male Athlete

 

1. Yuzuru Hanyu(Figure Skater) 83.72%

2. Kei Nishikori 12.69%

3. Kohei Uchimura 1.22%

 

Best 3 Favorite Japanese Female Athlete

 

1. Mao Asada(Figure Skater) 50.12%

2. Ai Fukuhara 20.53%

3. Saori Yoshida 13.16

 

 

Korean TV & Movies

Japanese Food

Best 3 Street Food

 

1. Ramen 28.21%

2. Takoyaki 27.69%

3. Okonomiyaki 12.31%

 

Best 3 Favorite Sushi

 

1. Salmon 30.68%

2. Toro(Fatty Tuna) 13.07%

3. Tuna 11.93%

 

Best 3 Japanese Sake

 

1. Dassai 23.00%

2. Kubota 17.00%

3. Hakkaisan12.00%

 

 

 

Restaurant in Japan

Best 3 Theme Restaurant

 

1. Kawaii Monster Cafe 28.17%

2. Robot restaurant 9.86%

3. Maidreamin Cafe 11.27%

 

Best 3 Japanese Fast Food

 

1. Mos Burger 30.68%

2. Yoshinoya 18.06%

3. Pepper Lunch 13.89%

 

Best 3 Kobe Beef Restaurant

 

1. Ishida 20.75%

2. Houki 15.09%

3. Kobe Plaisir 11.32%

 

Best 3 Kobe French Restaurant

 

1. Les Cristallines 20.00%

2. TROISGROS JAPON 14.00%

3. Joel Robuchon 12.00%

 

Best 3 Italian Restairant in Tokyo

 

1. Pizzeria Da Napolistaca 26.09%

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Best 3 the U.S. Restaurant

 

1. Outback Steakhouse 22.03%

2. Hard Rock cafe 20.34%

3. Denny's 15.25%

 

Best 3 Izakaya(Japanese Pub)

 

1. Hibiki 29.17%

2. Gonpachi 16.67%

3. Nihonbashi-tei 12.50%

 

Best 3 Mexican Restaurant

 

1. Fonda de la Madrugada 17.39%

2. La Jolla 15.22%

3. El Caliente 13.04%

 

Best 3 Curry Rice Restaurant

 

1. CoCo Ichibanya 30.91%

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Best 3 Tonkatsu Restaurant

 

1. Wako 20.00%

2. Maisen 18.00%

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Best 3 Craft Brewry

 

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Best 3 Asian Restaurant in Tokyo

 

1. Asian Palm 19.05%

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Best 3 Kaiseki Restaurant(Japanese Traditional Multi-Course Dinner)

 

1. Gion Karyo, Kyoto 20.00%

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Best 3 Tempura Restaurant in Tokyo

 

1. Tempura Kondo 22.50%

2. Ten-ichi Ginza Honten 15.00%

3. Mikasa 10.00%

 

Best 3 Sushi Restaurant

 

1. Sukiyabashi Jiro 30.61%

2. Sushi no Midori 12.24%

3. Sushi Dai 10.20%

 

Best 3 Tonkotsu Ramen Restaurant in Tokyo

 

1. Ichiran 32.61%

2. Shibaraku 13.04%

3. Botan 10.87%

 

 

 

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Japanese Sweets

Best 3 Sweets

 

1. Melon Pan 19.11%

2. Crepes 17.83%

3. Taiyaki 15.92%

 

Best 3 Wagashi Shop

 

1. Higashiya Ginza 22.08%

2. Tokyo Mise 14.29%

3. Toraya Tokyo 11.69%

 

Best 3 Bakery & Dessert Shop

 

1. Sweets Paradise 25.00%

2. Rose Bakery 13.75%

3. 11.25%

 

Best Chocolate Snack

 

1. Pocky 43.20%

2. Choco Pie 14.40%

3. ALMOND 7.20%

 

 

 

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Japanese Pop Culture

Japanese Anime & Manga

Best 3 Shonen Manga

 

1. One Piece 24.57%

2. Fairy Tail 15.12%

3. Full Metal Alchemist 12.91%

 

Best 3 Shojo Manga

 

1. Akatsuki no Yona 24.22%

2. Kimi ni Todoke 18.23%

3. Orange 12.50%

 

Best 3 Kawaii Cartoon Character

 

1. Pika-chu 28.87%

2. Totoro 24.74%

3. Rilakkuma 11.55%

 

Best 3 Studio Ghibli Movie

 

1. Howl's Moving Castle 32.58%

2. Spirited Away 25.00%

3. My Neighbor Totoro 12.30%

 

Best 3 Anime 2012-2016

 

1. Attack on Titan 24.44%

2. One-Punch Man 14.75%

3. Tokyo Ghoul 12.53%

 

Best 3 Animated Movie

 

1. Wolf Children 20.70%

2. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children 19.45%

3. The Girl Who Leapt Though Time 17.71%

 

Best 3 Anime of All Time

 

1. Dragon Ball Z 16.43%

2. One Piece 15.42%

3. Death Note 15.21%

 

Best 3 Gotochi Character(Regional Mascot Character)

 

1. Kumamon 39.47%

2. Funassyi 14.66%

3. Gunma-chan 10.15%

 

 

 

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Cosplay

Best 3 Famous Cosplayer 2016

 

1. Touga 43.75%

2. Reika 43.03%

3. Linda Le(Vampy Bit Me) 19.06%

 

 

 

Japanese Fashion

Best 3 Harajuku Fashion

 

1. Galaxxxy 34.18%

2. Angelic Pretty 16.46%

3. 6% Doki Doki 15.82%

 

Best 3 Women's Fashion Brand

 

1. Cecil McBee 15.63%

2. Olive des Olive 13.54%

3. Freak's Store 12.50%

 

Best 3 Japanese Fashion Brand

 

1. Comme Des Garcons 20.62%

2. Junko Koshino 15.46%

3. Kenzo 14.43%

 

Best 3 Female Model

 

1. Kiko Mizuhara 26.67%

2. Mirei Kiritani 15.83%

3. Rola 14.17%

 

 

 

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Japanese Video Games

Best 3 J-RPG of All Time

 

1. Final Fantasy VII 28.47%

2. Kingdom Hearts 2 19.71%

3. 11.68%

 

 

 

Japan Travel

Japanese Destinations

Best 3 Theme Park

 

1. Tokyo Disneyland 31.82%

2. Universal Studios Japan 23.86%

3. Tokyo Disneysea 15.34%

 

Best 3 "Day Trip" from Tokyo

 

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1. Yokohama 21.05%

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Best 3 Vacation Spot

 

1. Kyoto 47.43%

2. Ishigaki Island 8.57%

3. Nara 7.43%

 

Best 3 Famous Landmark in Tokyo

 

1. Tokyo Tower 28.95%

2. Shibuya Crossing 22.63%

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Best 3 Distinctive Building

 

1. Tokyo Station 42.65%

2. Nakagin Capsule Tower 11.03%

3. Omotesando Hills 9.56%

 

Best Area for Hot Spring

 

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Best 3 Ryokan(Traditional Japanese Hotel)

 

1. Takinoya 16.90%

2. Shuhokaku 15.49%

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Best 3 Ski Resort

 

1. Niseko Grand Hitafu 19.23%

2. 14.10%

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Best 3 Japanese Architect

 

1. Tadao Ando 20.51%

2. Kenzo Tange 16.67%

3. Kisho Kurosawa 15.38%

 

Best 3 Place to Visit in Tokyo

 

1. Harajuku 23.49%

2. Asakusa Temple 22.29%

3. Odaiba 13.25%

 

Best 3 International School

 

1. Tokyo International School 27.91%

2. The American School in Japan 20.93%

3. Yokohama International School 15.12%

 

Best 3 Language School

 

1. Sendagaya Japanese Institute 39.70%

2. Akamonkai 37.12%

3. Coto Language Academy 12.27%

 

 

 

Japanese Hotels

Best 3 Five Ster Hotel in Tokyo

 

1. Park Hyatt Tokyo 27.66%

2. Palace Hotel Tokyo 17.02%

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Best 3 Hotel for Young Travelers

 

1. Kyoto Guesthouse Roujiya 15.79%

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Japanese Leisure & Recreation

Best 3 Place to Karaoke

 

1. Shidax 25.53%

2. Big Echo 19.15%

3. Karaoke-kan 14.89%

 

Best 3 Game Center

 

1. Club SEGA 22.92%

2. SEGA GiGO 16.67%

3. Shinjuku Playland Carnival 14.58%

 

Best 3 Japanese Festival

 

1. Sapporo Snow Festival 36.73%

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Best 3 Fireworks Show

 

1. Tokyo Bay Fireworks 32.61%

2. Sumidagawa Fireworks 23.91%

3. Edogawa Fireworks 10.87%

 

Best 3 Department Store

 

1. Mitsukoshi 23.91%

2. Matsuya Ginza 15.22%

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Best Shoppping Complex/Mall

 

1. Shibuya 109 33.33%

2. Roppngi Hills 19.61%

3. Omotesando Hills 13.73%

 

Best 3 Art Museum

 

1. nationak Museum Tokyo 23.81%

2. Japan Ukiyoe Museum 19.05%

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Best 3 History & Science Museum

 

1. Tokyo National Museum 32.61%

2. Edo Tokyo Museum 19.57%

3. Samurai Museum 10.87%

 

Best 3 Special Interest Museum

 

1. Ghibli Museum 36.36%

2. Cupnoodle Museum 14.55%

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