Tokyo Tourist Traps | Japan Travel Tips

  • Опубликовано:  6 месяцев назад
  • Here is a Japan travel guide on some of the tourist traps in Tokyo and some places you could avoid in Tokyo. I hope the japan travel tips and advice gives you a heads up before travelling to Japan and makes your trip a smoother one! :)

    Places mentioned in order:

    Option: Instead of paying to go up the tower, enjoy Tokyo Tower from the surroundings
    - Shiba Park (Shiba koen)
    - Zozoji Temple

    or go up other places for free views of Tokyo
    - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (in Shinjuku)
    - Carette Shiodome
    - Bunkyo Civic Center
    - Carrot Tower (in Sangenjaya)

    Option: Check out the back streets, hidden paths and traditional places
    - Brahms Path
    - Harajuku Street (Back streets with vintage shops, second hand shops, hipster hangouts etc)
    - Tokyu Plaza Rooftop
    - Meiji Shrine
    - Yoyogi Park

    Option: Look at sky tree from other view points and take a short 15 minute stroll to Asakusa
    - Solamachi 30th Floor
    - Asakusa

    Option: Instead of paying the high table charge, check out local Japanese yokocho (back alleys filled with tiny bars and restaurants)
    - Shibuya Nombei Yokocho
    - Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho
    - Ebisu Yokocho
    - Sangenjaya Chitai Yokocho
    - Yurakucho Sanchoku Inshokugai

    Phewwww... that was a lot to write haha, if you read up to here - you are the BEST!! Leave me a comment with your favourite emoji!

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Комментарии: 1 444

  • KP바비 KJ
    KP바비 KJ 14 часов назад

    I went to sky tree.... Looked everywhere to find the tickets to the top but ended up in the aquarium instead.............also the merchandise was waaayyyy expensive

  • Betelgeuse Romanee-Conti -DESU!
    Betelgeuse Romanee-Conti -DESU! 20 часов назад

    I hate crwded places so damn mutch.

  • aresef
    aresef 22 часа назад

    What was overrated...Shibuya. Not a whole lot going on, speaking as a college-age single guy. Tsukiji was exciting but the lines at the sushi places were a bit of a pain, to be expected I guess.

    I could probably offer some tips on hidden gems or things travelers might not be as aware of.

    Like you mentioned Nonbei Yokocho, there's a bar there called Tight. No cover but the thing is, true to its name, it's a second floor joint about the size of your second bedroom, and one third of that is the bar. The acrobatic bartender climbs up and down to get what he needs, and there's a decent cider on tap. The window faces the tracks, so sometimes a train will whiz by.

  • jimena montufar
    jimena montufar 2 дня назад

    I went yo skytree and it was empty and so easy to get in

  • TheGorilla Tank
    TheGorilla Tank 2 дня назад

    Why do people have masks 😷 <--- like this on????

    • Rick Wolf
      Rick Wolf День назад

      To avoid getting sick or getting others sick. It's a politeness and germ avoidance thing.

  • LaughMaster KRS Fun
    LaughMaster KRS Fun 3 дня назад

    She must have gone to Takeshita St and Harajuku back streets on an exceptionally quiet day. It's absolutely packed like sardines in Takeshita St on 99 out of 100 days. Her footage does not represent that at all. You can barely move through there. She's right about it being an overrated tourist trap. It's more like a sideshow ride these days. You'll get the feeling as soon as you hit the JR station. It's an intense congestion of people.

    Harajuka St is not a great deal better. Try Cat St if you'r into vintage, punk, new wave and retro, and go for the back streets around Harajuku St if you want to see what is being incubated in Japanese fashion.

  • Agustin Escalante
    Agustin Escalante 4 дня назад

    Great video, but the music gets really annoying

  • Cloud
    Cloud 5 дней назад

    Why would you be surprised that people in the east are not English speakers. Barely any Canadians know French and it is a second language.

  • Bucky Seto
    Bucky Seto 5 дней назад

    Nice video, thanks! I was a bit iffy on Takeshita st, but now that I know there a vintage stores nearby with less crowds I'll definitely head that way on my trip; your video makes Harajuku look really nice.

  • #martineteinangaro
    #martineteinangaro 5 дней назад

    I'm so looking forward to be living in japan ,thank you for all your videos you have made

  • E. A
    E. A 8 дней назад

    sure they will not speak English !! it is easy to expect..
    I mean ~ if I put myself in their shoes ! and my country was occupied by who speaks this language !!! I'll not speak this language, even if I learned it, and it will be rejected by the society naturally :)

  • Frodokeuh
    Frodokeuh 8 дней назад

    night life is horrible in tokyo
    it's soooo expensive and the streets (escpecially shinjuku) are filled with ppl who's trying to pull you into their clubs all the time

  • Hello Life
    Hello Life 8 дней назад

    After visiting Japan, what i felt is, if you are an anime fan, you might like few malls and shops, other than that, the whole place is over-rated..

  • unaanguila
    unaanguila 9 дней назад

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Carter Holt
    Carter Holt 9 дней назад

    "we kind of forgot the characters spoke Japanese"

    Are you joking? My god people are dumb

  • I'm Jason
    I'm Jason 9 дней назад

    Friend: You Know What's Overrated?

    Me: ?

    Friend: *Maid Cafes*

    Me: Ma.. What? Just.. What?

    Friend: They're Overrated.. They're Disgusting.. And It Feels Like Prostitution.. Ugh.. I Feel So Violated..

    Me: ...

    Friend: This Cafe Is Overrated As Fked.. Like This Song..

    Me: *_Understandable.. Have A Nice Day_*

  • Noora نورة
    Noora نورة 9 дней назад

    Before you go to Japan you need to learn Japanese, at least abit of Japanese is good enough

  • కిరణ్ కుమార్ బొక్కిసమ్

    Can you please also make a video on how do countries like Japan keep themselves so clean and appealing so that developing countries like India can learn from it? And also how did they manage to build such a great economy without using the English language? Can you please make a video on these things and if you can't can you please ask other youtubers if you know any?

  • కిరణ్ కుమార్ బొక్కిసమ్

    10:44 Why was she surprised because lot of people don't speak English?! Should Japanese people also be surprised if a lot of people don't speak Japanese in her country?

  • Alan GG
    Alan GG 11 дней назад

    Lady at the end, fucking dumb winey vegan ass bitch. You're in Japan asshole

  • jean michel chimier
    jean michel chimier 12 дней назад

    🤗🤗 thank you for these nice tips

  • Cidi Huia
    Cidi Huia 14 дней назад

    Is she Kiwi? Lmao ka pai!!

  • el malan malan
    el malan malan 18 дней назад

    Travelers don't go Tokyo is too crowded and expensive. Instead go yo Osaka not too crowded and nice people and great food.

  • Glenn Stewart
    Glenn Stewart 19 дней назад

    One tip for Tokyo Skytree. Arrive before it opens (about 7:30am), and you'll be the first in the line. When I went, there were aboout 10 of us up there until the crowds arrived.

  • Heather Rennie
    Heather Rennie 20 дней назад

    I haven't been to Japan yet but will in the near future so its good to know about the free views of Tokyo and food. What is a cover charge please? I still want to visit Toyko but I'm not interested in the Sky tree or the Toyko Tower. More interested in culture and japanese way of life. That is different to ours. I would love to stay at a capsule hotel and then a traditional hotel to see the differences. Can't wait.

  • 88KeysMan
    88KeysMan 20 дней назад

    If you are going to a foreign country, you can't expect them to speak your language. I'm sure that last lady doesn't learn foreign languages (it is obvious she doesn't) just in case a non-English speaker talks to her.

  • Roami Blu
    Roami Blu 21 день назад

    I'm feeling some kind of way when the woman starting at 10:43 said she was kind of disappointed that there wasn't a lot of people (vendors) that didn't speak English.'s Japan. Of course there's going to be a lot of people NOT speaking English. Just like any other country she might visit, they are not going to be readily speaking English. Hmm..

  • John Tait
    John Tait 23 дня назад

    Thank you. Very helpful.

  • Forsche
    Forsche 24 дня назад

    Coming from the popular tourist spot of NYC I think if I were to come here my instincts would be able to detect a lot of the loathing tourist bait spots that resemble parts of my city.

  • MoonStar88
    MoonStar88 24 дня назад

    Do you have any suggestions on where to go in Japan for a very tight budget from places to travel, food, shops my friend and I want to visit but we have to go on a tight budget and don't know any Japanese except for thank you and no lol but we would still love too see such a beautiful country 😆

  • Mr.Neons Adventures
    Mr.Neons Adventures 27 дней назад +1

    Everything looks modern😍😉👌

  • JuncelVlogs
    JuncelVlogs 27 дней назад

    Thanks for the tips! Definitely cannot wait to visit in October!

  • Taka Taka Zuko
    Taka Taka Zuko 27 дней назад

    That's make a sense.

    YIYIN COOLY 28 дней назад

    Too many people for me

  • Birdland 1
    Birdland 1 29 дней назад

    indonesia : you have to go back

  • ding dong
    ding dong 29 дней назад

    your video would be cooler, HOWEVER you need to work on your narration etc.

  • Sebastian Sean Crow
    Sebastian Sean Crow Месяц назад

    I'm so happy to hear that there's not too much trouble finding vegan food lol that's a worry I've had

  • Sebastian Sean Crow
    Sebastian Sean Crow Месяц назад

    Only 100 minutes wait at a Disney park? Lol must have been a slow day

  • George Butiri
    George Butiri Месяц назад

    This was really cool. Thanks for sharing. I feel like I traveled to Tokyo for about 10 minutes.

  • girl43
    girl43 Месяц назад

    Followed your recommandation on Harajuku and went on the quiet street on the side of Takeshita ! I found a lovely elephant ring in the Africa themed boutique 😍 Then to Cat street ! All far from the maddening crowd 😎!

  • papar papaer
    papar papaer Месяц назад

    That music makes me crazy

  • Les Aventures de Mélanie
    Les Aventures de Mélanie Месяц назад

    I miss Japan so much!

  • Adz cant sing
    Adz cant sing Месяц назад

    if I ever go tokyo the things I would like to do is. the theme parks. sky tree, trailing round the anime stores, arcades and pokemon centre.

  • bito BITO
    bito BITO Месяц назад

    me gusta japon y las hermosas mujeres tambien algun dia ire a japan. hermosa girls

  • ncb nijapatnapu
    ncb nijapatnapu Месяц назад

    good job you are amazing women keep doing like this

  • doomsfear
    doomsfear Месяц назад

    Champion bar!!!!! great place, friendly staff and shitty karaoke. what more do you want.

    • doomsfear
      doomsfear Месяц назад

      my biggest disappointment? the blacks in Shinjuku...that is a true tourist trap...and i am a chubby, bald, bearded, ginger, white male....they were on me like flies to a turd. (yes yes...i am a turd!)

  • Jackie van Schalkwyk
    Jackie van Schalkwyk Месяц назад

    Great video.. thank you !

  • Jose Castro
    Jose Castro Месяц назад

    we went about 2 months ago. skytree waa cool because of the attack on titan theme they had going. it was slow when we went so no lines... but without the theme im sure it would be overrated.

  • Rey Robles
    Rey Robles Месяц назад

    All big cities around the world have TOURIST TRAPS. We just have to learn where they are and avoid them.

  • badweetabix
    badweetabix Месяц назад

    If you don't like crowds and lines, then Tokyo and Japan in general is not for you. I personally like it because I get to people watch on a very large scale and see the Japanese in an everyday setting without needing to know any of them personally.

  • RawLu
    RawLu Месяц назад

    Hi from Canada :-)

  • Queen Judas
    Queen Judas Месяц назад

    Hello, I've just discovered your channel today from Facebook and I like your videos so far! I have a question: what stores would you recommend that sell makeup products? I haven't heard much about Japanese makeup supplies and the like. I would love to visit Japan since it's my dream!

  • roy dognidon
    roy dognidon Месяц назад

    Love these tips & tricks! Any advice during Halloween period? I'll be visiting japan for a week just to celebrate the holiday.

  • June Llantada
    June Llantada Месяц назад

    Going up Mt Fuji in August.

  • Tim Fujio
    Tim Fujio Месяц назад

    really informal

  • Sougo Vi
    Sougo Vi Месяц назад

    Go to skytree early like 10am, no wait whatsoever, no need to pay extra either.

  • Doreen Dasmarinas
    Doreen Dasmarinas Месяц назад

    Come to Philippines people speak English

  • Randy D. Rosario
    Randy D. Rosario Месяц назад

    @10:20 LMFAO

  • Miguel tvid
    Miguel tvid Месяц назад

    very smart and beautiful girl marry me

  • Rendra Pratama
    Rendra Pratama Месяц назад

    japan ....the place that i always wanted to visit before i die, nice info btw ;)

  • el malan malan
    el malan malan Месяц назад +1

    You people need to visit Osaka Best people in Japan Not like uptight Tokyo.

  • Michael Weng
    Michael Weng Месяц назад

    Crowded everywhere; not sure how much worse is going to get during my future trip to 2020 Olympic Game in Tokyo.

  • gam ledda
    gam ledda Месяц назад

    the japanese must love  the tourist traps . In a xenophobic nation, it wouldn't be surprising. prepare to have scams if you are a gaijin.

  • Uchiha Takeshi
    Uchiha Takeshi Месяц назад +1

    LOL 9:13 plz turn on english captions XD

  • JoachimderZweite
    JoachimderZweite Месяц назад

    Be very careful in bars or clubs otherwise you may end up with a tab you cannot afford to pay. Best to do your research like watching this video.

  • sapphirexwind
    sapphirexwind Месяц назад

    1:13 That's where I went instead of Tokyo tower...ended up buying too many snacks there.

    • sapphirexwind
      sapphirexwind Месяц назад

      3:45 Went to a restaurant there and missed the rooftop...oops.

  • Lucas Medeiros
    Lucas Medeiros Месяц назад

    You're very, very pretty! 😍

  • Marijke Calle
    Marijke Calle Месяц назад

    Thank you so very much! I'm going to Japan (and thus also Tokyo) in September, and this helps me a lot planning that trip.

  • Elisa Groli
    Elisa Groli Месяц назад

    thank you for this guide!! super helpful :D

  • El rey
    El rey Месяц назад

    10;56 as always, vegans can't resist the urge to say they're vegan as if that was some kind of achievement or somebody cared. Entitled whore.

  • El rey
    El rey Месяц назад

    I'd love to nut on her face.

  • Klutzybear
    Klutzybear Месяц назад

    I feel like I'm about to watch an OHmwrecker video when I hear that music playing the in background. But besides that, those are definetly places I would love to explore if I ever get enough money and time to leave the states.

  • Mike Baker
    Mike Baker Месяц назад

    Golden Guy sucks, so many better places to go. Just saying

  • Jake Hernandez
    Jake Hernandez Месяц назад


  • Fer Maldonado
    Fer Maldonado Месяц назад

    I love your channel!!!! This will help me a lot!!! Kisses from México!

  • Kimmie 84
    Kimmie 84 Месяц назад

    would love to visit Japan some day!😁

  • someuser17
    someuser17 Месяц назад

    The shot with the vegan person in front of a Wendy's is priceless.

  • Sophie Lodewijkx
    Sophie Lodewijkx Месяц назад

    "Takeshit" street LMFAO

  • sandy moonstone
    sandy moonstone Месяц назад

    . 2:04 Take shit adori Harajuku I will stay away

  • Bee
    Bee 2 месяца назад

    Loved this video!!

  • van vo
    van vo 2 месяца назад

    japan is so clean , Japanese truly the best people , they created better society .

  • Just Passing Through
    Just Passing Through 2 месяца назад

    Ugh, the crowds. The temples seem like my kind of place. So lovely and way less people.

  • Explodingtraps
    Explodingtraps 2 месяца назад

    I wish i could afford to go there our Canadian dollar is pretty much worthless compared to their yen

  • Lorelei Stockert
    Lorelei Stockert 2 месяца назад

    "So im vegan"*literally wearing a black leather backpack while saying this* f**k outta here

  • AlbanZap
    AlbanZap 2 месяца назад

    I hate second hand and vintage shops in Tokyo. In the states and UK these shops offer cool retro clothes for very cheap prices, in Japan they're the same price as high-end fashion. Seriously, a 20 year old band shirt is like £40 whereas in the UK it would be £2. It's stupid.

  • marion hephzibah
    marion hephzibah 2 месяца назад

    10:50 "im suprised nobody speaks english"

  • omarct
    omarct 2 месяца назад

    Whats wrong with the sound?

  • Aleksei Mihailov
    Aleksei Mihailov 2 месяца назад +1

    Very informative! Thank you :)

  • Alain Portant
    Alain Portant 2 месяца назад


  • Vincent Bailey
    Vincent Bailey 2 месяца назад

    this videos demonstrates how awesome capitalism can be!

  • Hydden N. Plainsyght
    Hydden N. Plainsyght 2 месяца назад

    I would argue the Tokyo Tower is not just iconic to Tokyo, but essential for tourist to travel to and to enjoy; paying the fee supports workers and the tower. For, without tourists actively paying to enjoy being on the tower may cause unnecessary layoffs and an increase in potential high maintenance costs to keep the tower in proper shape. The building that may give a better view for free do not need the revenue from tourists due to the mass commercial operations within their buildings; renters or leaseholders pay a significant portion rents to maintain their buildings already. It would be like suggesting tourist in Paris should not venture to the top of the Eiffel tower because you can get a better view of it from a distance. Yes, this is true for Eiffel and Tokyo Tower, but one does not have the satisfaction of saying, they were on top of either one if they avoid going to the top of them; like enjoying Mt. Everest or Mt. Fuji from afar. I would pay the $14 and enjoy the tower, and then take 36 views (photos) of the tower from 36 locations around Tokyo as Hokusai did of Mt. Fuji. Remember, Hokusai also has one print where you don't see Mt. Fuji, but only a tiny part of it, because the monks are actually on a trail winding up the side of Mt. Fuji... they are depicted on Mt. Fuji. in a print called, Climbing on Fuji, or 'Shojin tozan.' So, yes; you can avoid paying the fee and going to the top of Tokyo Tower, but then you lose out of saying you were actually there on top of it; which to me is much more impressive than saying you were in some random unfamiliar tall building in Tokyo.

  • jody024
    jody024 2 месяца назад

    That's why i went up a sky scraper instead of the Eiffel tower itself when i was in Paris.

    PS: Actually Tokyo Sky Tree is the tallest Tower in the world and the second highest man made structure overall.

  • joshjooh
    joshjooh 2 месяца назад

    As someone who visited Japan recently as an American, I can agree with most if not all of these. It's so trippy because all those shots I've seen before.

  • LLHGames
    LLHGames 2 месяца назад

    I'm glad I saw this, I've been to Tokyo 3 times and I will certainly be looking for those free views next time, I loved Tokyo Tower.

    The SkyTree was very quick for me though, maybe because on my 2014 Winter Visit, I got there before it opened and the sky was perfectly clear.

    Subbed, I love your editing style and once again, will look at these places next year

  • 2 месяца назад

    Hey! :) May i know what software you use to edit your vlog? E.g the moment at 0:43

  • Matt Kobyll
    Matt Kobyll 2 месяца назад

    Great video! well made.

  • user 007
    user 007 2 месяца назад

    stuck in a line just to visit the top of the tower? no thanks.

  • Anton Lundstrom
    Anton Lundstrom 2 месяца назад

    Great suggestion about Shiba park might do that next time I go to Tokyo :)

  • Sheryl Tan
    Sheryl Tan 2 месяца назад

    Thanks for sharing, this will be useful when i visit tokyo on June 30. 🙂👍🏻

  • GozarianGozar
    GozarianGozar 2 месяца назад

    All of Tokyo. 直した。