The Best Japanese TV Shows You Have to Watch Now

I thought it would be good to compile a list of all of my previous Japanese TV show recommendations. I will continue to add to this list as I find more great Japanese shows, but it is just an easy, condensed way to view all of my recommendations. Also, it is a good way to review any shows that you might have missed along the way.

If you are curious about knowing in more detail about a certain show, just click on the hyper-link to view my full recommendation.

I hope this list is useful to refer to as a guide, and I hope you find these shows as fun to watch as I did!


Miss Sherlock (Sherlock Holmes with Sherlock and Watson being women)


Samurai Gourmet (A super entertaining show about a recently retired man and his love for food)

Midnight Diner (A show about a diner only open from midnight-7 AM and the stories within it)

Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot (A hilarious comedy about the comedian Jimmy Onishi)

Million Yen Women (Based on a manga, a fictional story about 5 women who pay 1 million yen each month to live in an author’s house)

Atelier (One of the most popular Japanese dramas about a lingerie shop)

Giri/Haji (A crossover between Japanese TV and British TV, produced by BBC and set in both London and Tokyo)

Rakuten Viki:

Criminologist Himura and Mystery Writer Arisugawa (Similar to Sherlock Holmes, with a slightly different plot/characters)

In Time With You (A love story based on a Taiwanese drama of the same name)

Pretty Proofreader (One of the most entertaining shows I have watched, especially considering the title)

Signal (A crime/detective drama involving time travel)

Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo (A classic love story drama about an average girl and a genius, handsome guy)

Mischievous Kiss 2: (A follow up to the previously mentioned Mischievous Kiss 2, it follows the lives of the characters once they have graduated from high school)

Caution, Hazardous Housewife: (A drama about a former spy turned housewife, and how she tries to adjust to daily life)


Spirited Away (One of the most famous Japanese movies of all time by the iconic Studio Ghibli)

Howl’s Moving Castle (Another Ghibli classic)


Suits (A Japanese remake of the US show starring Meghan Markle)

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This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.

NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.

I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!

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