Tokyo Tourist Traps | Japan Travel Tips

  • Опубликовано:  4 месяца 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!

    See you guys soon in my next videoooooo!!

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Комментарии: 1 338

  • Marijke Calle
    Marijke Calle 8 часов 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 8 часов назад

    thank you for this guide!! super helpful :D

  • El rey
    El rey 1 день 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 1 день назад

    I'd love to nut on her face.

  • Klutzybear
    Klutzybear 1 день 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 2 дня назад

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

  • Jake Hernandez
    Jake Hernandez 2 дня назад


  • Fer Maldonado
    Fer Maldonado 3 дня назад

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

  • Kimmie 84
    Kimmie 84 3 дня назад

    would love to visit Japan some day!😁

  • someuser17
    someuser17 4 дня назад

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

  • Sophie Lodewijkx
    Sophie Lodewijkx 4 дня назад

    "Takeshit" street LMFAO

  • sandy moonstone
    sandy moonstone 4 дня назад

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

  • Bee
    Bee 5 дней назад

    Loved this video!!

  • van vo
    van vo 6 дней назад

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

  • Just Passing Through
    Just Passing Through 6 дней назад

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

  • Explodingtraps
    Explodingtraps 6 дней назад

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

  • Lorelei Stockert
    Lorelei Stockert 7 дней назад

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

  • AlbanZap
    AlbanZap 7 дней 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 7 дней назад

    10:50 "im suprised nobody speaks english"

  • omarct
    omarct 7 дней назад

    Whats wrong with the sound?

  • Aleksei Mihailov
    Aleksei Mihailov 7 дней назад

    Very informative! Thank you :)

  • Alain Portant
    Alain Portant 8 дней назад


  • Vincent Bailey
    Vincent Bailey 8 дней назад

    this videos demonstrates how awesome capitalism can be!

  • Hydden N. Plainsyght
    Hydden N. Plainsyght 9 дней 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 9 дней 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 9 дней 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 10 дней 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

  • 10 дней назад

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

  • Matt Kobyll
    Matt Kobyll 10 дней назад

    Great video! well made.

  • user 007
    user 007 11 дней назад

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

  • Anton Lundstrom
    Anton Lundstrom 11 дней назад

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

  • Sheryl Tan
    Sheryl Tan 11 дней назад

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

  • GozarianGozar
    GozarianGozar 12 дней назад

    All of Tokyo. 直した。

  • Harold Jason
    Harold Jason 12 дней назад

    Nice video and tnx for sharing, I missed Japan c",?

  • Dicky Trigno
    Dicky Trigno 12 дней назад

    I'll be back to tokyo. i work at roppongi hills at 2003 bali cafe putri.

  • G D
    G D 12 дней назад

    not alot of people speak English, surprise you are in Tokio you most learn some Japanese before you go, or take a dictionary or a app that can translate.

  • Dark Places
    Dark Places 12 дней назад

    Not sure how I got to this channel but wow I'm so glad I found it.

    Very happy with the videos I have seen so far I sub and click the notifications for when you upload new content.

  • Hassan Rabbi
    Hassan Rabbi 12 дней назад

    I'm going to save this video just in case...

  • Derva Kommt von hinten
    Derva Kommt von hinten 13 дней назад

    i hate tourist spots cause i hate it when its too crowded. any advice where i can go once i go back to yokohama/tokyo? when you ask people they always name tourist spots like china town, major shrines, akihabara etc ~.~

  • BeautyHunter1986
    BeautyHunter1986 13 дней назад

    I wish I would've seen ur video b4 I went to Japan...
    mind you, I did enjoy everything we did. and it's great country and people ...

  • Felix lama
    Felix lama 14 дней назад

    Your accent is far better than an English native speaker. Congrats!

  • Paola Bacchilega
    Paola Bacchilega 14 дней назад

    CHAMPION'S!!!! That was my spot when I lived there!XD

  • iPartySober
    iPartySober 14 дней назад

    Your NZ accent comes out when you speak to people from Aus or NZ, so cute haha

  • sLasHeRxXx07
    sLasHeRxXx07 18 дней назад

    Tokyo Tower. a. k. a, One Piece Tower!

  • Kay K
    Kay K 20 дней назад

    Leave it to the white english speaker to be surprised that a non-english country doesn't prioritize english lol. 🙄

  • Ryan Dundore
    Ryan Dundore 20 дней назад

    how can you know if someone's a vegan? don't worry they'll let you know.

  • Orison Flores
    Orison Flores 21 день назад

    Lol i got lost in the back street of Harajuku. No people there. XD still a nice place to go though!

  • Monserrat Briceño
    Monserrat Briceño 21 день назад

    Hi, just wondering if the video was record in February because of the coats, planning on going around end of October and November and not really sure about the wardrobe, any advice?

  • untitledC64
    untitledC64 21 день назад

    oh wow what a huge line up! i went there the first time and it wasnt busy in the slightest, like mybe a couple of people ahead of me, and i seen this big emtpy room like in the video just thinking like does the line ever get that long and this video confirms it

  • Lin Stacy
    Lin Stacy 22 дня назад

    I personally love Sky Tree, but I've never been up the tower because it's just not my thing. I lived near asakusa so I'd go there and buy bento for late night dinner when it's like 2 hours before closing time (they usually have bentos that's cut down by half the original price!!!!).
    I also LOVE Harajuku SO MUCH!!!!! I go there for the food, and idol shops hahaha! And I totally agree that there are good things right off the main street which is worth exploring! (And a better/quieter alternative of harajuku is Shimokitazawa, which is bigger and have more original shops)

  • Daniel Samson
    Daniel Samson 22 дня назад

    interesting info. thank

  • animeamy1
    animeamy1 22 дня назад

    I'm so glad I watched your video. I'm going to Tokyo at the end of August of this year for the first time and find this very helpful. I'm very excited.

  • bamboo cutouts
    bamboo cutouts 24 дня назад

    we went to Japan last April and really enjoyed our trip. this video was a great help to us when planning our trip. thanks! :)

  • arisman in japan
    arisman in japan 24 дня назад

    this is very helpfull for visiting tokyo

  • SpklDsh01
    SpklDsh01 24 дня назад

    Even Tokyo Tower 250m observation is still cheaper than towers of similar services in the US. Around $20 for the Stratosphere in Las Vegas.

  • mrwell2341
    mrwell2341 24 дня назад

    Very helpful video. Thank you for the trip recommendations.

  • Peter Robinson
    Peter Robinson 25 дней назад


  • Minal Singla
    Minal Singla 25 дней назад

    Konichiwa from India

  • TheSwedishTraveler
    TheSwedishTraveler 25 дней назад

    I will be Tokyo in two weeks, will spend a week there!

  • jimenez8tv
    jimenez8tv 27 дней назад

    thank you this helps!

  • Kevin Yusuf
    Kevin Yusuf 28 дней назад

    Brahms Path is reminiscent of Paris 😌

  • avijit saha
    avijit saha 28 дней назад

    I just really do not like your videos because... because I just love your videos...YOU are great and my only dream is to visit japan once in my lifetime and stay there forever and my favourite city is Kyoto.. Anyways love and respect from INDIA .. Just keep up the good work..

  • Deep Purple
    Deep Purple 28 дней назад

    😊 skytree my fave place to hangout 😁👍🏼

  • Torencresent
    Torencresent 29 дней назад

    Im going on a one month trip to Japan starting this Friday, and your videos are giving me some nice tips so far. Im super excited! Thanks!

  • Ayla Soares
    Ayla Soares 29 дней назад

    Entitled af: people dont speak english?! - YOU'RE IN THEIR COUNTRY -.-

  • kazuyasu rioka
    kazuyasu rioka 1 месяц назад

    That's fair to compare and I do the same. I try to avoid unnecessary charges and overcrowded places.

  • andrem7th
    andrem7th 1 месяц назад

    Her accent changed when she was talking with Australians, so cute

  • My Tiny Atlas
    My Tiny Atlas 1 месяц назад

    I would like to personally thank you for all the travel advice videos. My boyfriend and me were in Japan for three weeks in April. We were really nervous and was not quite sure to expect. Your videos really help us prepared for our trip and made sure it was a lot smoother. We really enjoyed Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building & would recommend others to check that one out!

  • peter grahame
    peter grahame 1 месяц назад

    Harakuju is horrible would not want to go there again

  • LewisHoodMusic
    LewisHoodMusic 1 месяц назад

    OFCOURSE. She is vegan.

  • pianomusician4life
    pianomusician4life 1 месяц назад

    I went to Takeshitadori in the summer on a long weekend (had to work during the weekdays). It was probably 4-5x the amount of people that was shown on this video. It was so hard walking around that we decided to just travel the side streets. We then decided to just stay on the side streets.
    Also not sure about Tokyo, but there are bars/clubs throughout the Kansai area have no cover charges if you're female or a foreigner. Not because they're raciest or sexist but because females bring more males in. Not 100% sure why the foreigners are free. I think it's because they're more likely to take pictures/videos of them being on trips hence spreading free advertisement.

  • SaimonVcp
    SaimonVcp 1 месяц назад

    You should do a list of your best back streets! an (and a warning if they are overwhelmingly expensive)

  • BrightBlue1111
    BrightBlue1111 1 месяц назад

    Just a tip for ramen enthusiasts... if your religion or personal dietary preferences restrict pork please be careful of ramen shops because most of them put lard in their soup even if they don't/won't tell you.

  • Christopher Toutounji
    Christopher Toutounji 1 месяц назад

    I'm going to Japan next month. Thanks for the video!!! Will avoid the towers and take the free options of the views of Tokyo. Thanks again!

  • Tanay Ganguly
    Tanay Ganguly 1 месяц назад

    I saw you on "only on Japan" channel

  • Rockstar 007
    Rockstar 007 1 месяц назад

    thanks, amazing tips

  • asifur rahman
    asifur rahman 1 месяц назад

    i really love those Indonesian kids reaction. Those kids enjoyment really light up my day. they r discovering a new world n u can see into there faces that they r having so much fun doing it.

  • nikevinike
    nikevinike 1 месяц назад

    Japan is a bad country

  • voozd
    voozd 1 месяц назад

    10:54 she had to say it...

  • Momiji Sohma
    Momiji Sohma 1 месяц назад

    If you go around the rainy season which is mid June then there's hardly any lines for anything. I went to Tokyo Tower, no line. Went to Disneyland the line to get in was a bit long yet nothing compared to the usual length of the line and also hardly any lines for the rides surprisingly. However there are still a lot of people in the weekend which is understandable, especially in Harajuku. If you go there during the week there's hardly any people. I found Tokyo Tower pretty overrated, besides the shops there.

  • Liam O'Connor
    Liam O'Connor 1 месяц назад

    Does anyone know the name of the street at 8:49 ?

  • w0rmrth
    w0rmrth 1 месяц назад

    I found today your videos and they've been really helpful to get my head around what to see and visit during my trip. Where do you suggest to stay in Tokyo? I heard Asakusa is a good place to stay but considering that I'm still a young adult I thought shinjuku or shibuya would be better to be closer to the night life area.

  • Mafia000
    Mafia000 1 месяц назад

    how much (yen?) to buy a manga???😅

  • Alex Coreable
    Alex Coreable 1 месяц назад

    I went to Tokyo Skytree on a weekday afternoon it was practically empty, also I did not go up to the observatory as I felt the pricing was just ridiculous, and yeah I also thought that the skytree was the best to view from a distance, and for observatory I highly recommend the one at roppongi hills. I actually found the observatory at the Tokyo metropolitan tower underwhelming despite it being free, the reflection on the glass was jus too much it hindered the whole viewing experience.

  • tp .y.
    tp .y. 1 месяц назад

    i didn't have to line up for the ticket booth at the tokyo sky tree :o

  • Hengyi Lin
    Hengyi Lin 1 месяц назад


    RILEYOLI 1 месяц назад

    Anyone see the swastika at 1:43

  • Marius Eikenes
    Marius Eikenes 1 месяц назад


  • By the Numbers
    By the Numbers 1 месяц назад

    If a place has a neon sign that says "snack", do not go in unless you're looking for a downscale hostess bar.

  • Natalia Marin
    Natalia Marin 1 месяц назад

    well, if you are a One Piece fan you shouldn't miss the One Piece Tower inside the Tokyo Tower. it's amazing! worth every penny

  • shortybangla
    shortybangla 1 месяц назад

    For the Sky Tree. There are two Decks you listed (Tembo Gallery(450m) & Tembo Deck(350m)) why choose the lower deck? And does the more expensive ticket get you both or only one deck? & also Which Deck did you go to?

  • Dionne Blake
    Dionne Blake 1 месяц назад

    really good video! thank you

  • MrNiwa4
    MrNiwa4 1 месяц назад

    Hi Angela, thanks for a nice video. just quickly I want to suggest you to update your "about" page and use 気軽に instead of 手軽に. Feel free to delete this comment when you're done. Cheers.

  • Renio
    Renio 1 месяц назад

    even tho l am into the otaku culture, l found Akihabara very overwhelming and crowded. Ofc you need to look past the main street to find more 'authentic' shops and atmosphere, but overall was left a bit disappointed.
    lf you want to find amazing, cheap and rare goods without dealing with a massive crowd, Nakano Broadway is an amazing alternative as well as Ikebukuro.

  • ケーシークリストファー
    ケーシークリストファー 1 месяц назад

    Wow you forgot to mention the best place and lest touristy spot Asaksa :) I highly recommend it for people traveling cheaply in Japan. It's full of great places to eat and a beautiful shrine there's a hostel that I'd love to go back to names Sakura Hostel it's very cheap and super friendly staff. Avoid the love hotels there though if you managed a successful Nampa there super expensive and kin of dirty.

  • Antonio Paulette
    Antonio Paulette 1 месяц назад

    10:08 this guy made the whole video for me.

  • Mundo LaE
    Mundo LaE 1 месяц назад

    Shout out to the vegan lady @ 10:50

  • Mr Joshua Hargis
    Mr Joshua Hargis 1 месяц назад

    In my experience, the cover charge for U.S. Bars with music is around $10 so $8.50 isn't so bad.

  • Supersonic
    Supersonic 1 месяц назад

    i just recently moved from Kyushu to Tokyo, so i am going to give these secret spots a good look over so i can seem super knowledgable when people ask me about travel tips ^_^ thank you +internationally ME

    Shout outs to the woman that came to japan and was surprised people did not speak english XD

  • aussietvone
    aussietvone 1 месяц назад

    Ah New Zealand. The Japan of the South.