Tokyo Tourist Traps | Japan Travel Tips

  • Опубликовано: 16 фев 2017
  • 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 • 1 846

  • Maz Dela Cerna
    Maz Dela Cerna 17 часов назад

    Motivating that's for sure :)

  • abram garibay
    abram garibay 21 час назад

    jesus is god

  • Joshua McCoskrie
    Joshua McCoskrie 2 дня назад

    Tokyo tower was ok. The ice cream was alright. My gripe is more that the location is really terrible.
    You offered good alternatives there.
    Shiba park is kinda underwhelming too.
    OMG takeshita street is cancer. Totally agree. I love cave crawling omotesando hills instead.

  • Abidal The Scholar
    Abidal The Scholar 2 дня назад

    I heard that Japanese people is shy and hard to make friends with them ..

  • Gilberto Mz
    Gilberto Mz 3 дня назад

    Great tips! Love your video!

  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker 4 дня назад

    Lots of great tips. Thank you ✌🏻

  • Ugur Tas
    Ugur Tas 4 дня назад

    I want her to love me long time

  • quality quantum
    quality quantum 5 дней назад

    I love Tokyo..I love Japan

  • gendumzwarrior
    gendumzwarrior 5 дней назад

    Thanks for your video, it is very informative. I think it's a sin if I don't subsribe to your channel, because I think your video is one of the best vlog which not really "click baity" or like "self admiration", all of your video contents are very informative but still entertaining. I'm planning to go to japan next month, and I will absolutely keep your recommendations in mind. Keep up the good work.

  • David Chavez
    David Chavez 6 дней назад

    Sky Tree isn't bad in the morning. No lines, but you'll see everyone queued up by the time you leave.

  • David butcher
    David butcher 8 дней назад

    I’m vegan hahaha

  • Benjamin Porter
    Benjamin Porter 8 дней назад

    Yamaguchi has to be most underwhelming town I have ever been to.

  • Angie June Pistols
    Angie June Pistols 8 дней назад

    Super useful ! Thanks!

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  • fluffyfuzzbox
    fluffyfuzzbox 10 дней назад


  • Ather
    Ather 12 дней назад

    Idiot, You dont get any other choice other than respecting Japanese inside Japan.

  • Daffa Reyhan
    Daffa Reyhan 14 дней назад


  • Coconut Head
    Coconut Head 16 дней назад +1

    Not the traps I was looking for :/

  • Jennifer Hakamata
    Jennifer Hakamata 16 дней назад

    Anyone who wants to go to Japan and on budget u can stay in our house for less Jajaja

  • Du13zzR3P7iiL3
    Du13zzR3P7iiL3 17 дней назад

    are you an aussie? i hear aussie in your accent lass

  • RepublicanGuard
    RepublicanGuard 17 дней назад

    Are you a New Zealander? You accents indicates so?

  • hatal patel
    hatal patel 17 дней назад

    Very helpful n informative tips. Thanks for sharing. We really appreciate it

  • Miguel Rios
    Miguel Rios 18 дней назад

    Very well done video! Good job! And I agree with your evaluation and comments of the spots you visited. I felt also disappointed when visited Tokyo Tower quite long ago (crowded and pricey). Shinjuku area is good for shopping but, better go anywhere else for eating/drinking. For future videos about Tokyo, you may consider visit areas as Machida, Ebina or Jiyugaoka.

  • Dalatron
    Dalatron 19 дней назад

    I had no trouble getting a ticket to Skytree. I arrived when it first opened and there was no line. It was also an overcast day so the views were not as good.

  • James T.
    James T. 19 дней назад

    Tokyo Tower... That thing should be removed, it's so ugly

  • liferan adinata
    liferan adinata 20 дней назад

    Omg... Tokyo skytee is so crowd.... I wont get up

  • Nelson Neto
    Nelson Neto 21 день назад

    I'm vegan xD 11:00

  • Unnivversal Films
    Unnivversal Films 23 дня назад

    Hi I just made a video of my trip to Tokyo which has some good ideas of places to visit! Please have a look!видео.html

  • 3Dworld3
    3Dworld3 23 дня назад

    I disagree with you on the Tokyo tower comment. It is beautiful and i suggest everybody to visit it.

  • outSider Cain
    outSider Cain 24 дня назад

    A wild vegan appears ! Trainer used " I don't care" but it's not very effective. Joking aside, thanks forthe tips ! Very helpful !

  • Pui Wai Wu
    Pui Wai Wu 25 дней назад

    Lol realized I was stuck in all those traps traveling there two years ago when I didn't know Japanese and what I am doing

  • Roby Geroca
    Roby Geroca 26 дней назад

    Do u do personal food guide for best places to eat Japanese food and places to see!

  • Rodrigo Marino
    Rodrigo Marino 27 дней назад

    Music is annoying as fuck

  • joongiefan
    joongiefan 28 дней назад

    I've been to Takeshitadori on a Sunday. Don't go on Sundays. Whatever you do, do not go on Sunday!!!

  • yoyo yoyo
    yoyo yoyo 29 дней назад

    As a Japanese, and a person who have travelled to 46 countries, Id say the country itself is a tourist trap. Go somewhere else.

  • BullShitThat
    BullShitThat 29 дней назад

    Anyone else doing Japan in May?

  • stevie green
    stevie green 29 дней назад

    Sky tree is boring, and I find once you’ve been up to the top of of a few towers the skylines are a bit samey and not worth it unless it’s free like the govt building. Only skyline I would recommend a b-line for is hk peak.

    I felt like golden gai is a good place for backpackers / foreigners to meet.

  • SephiMasamune
    SephiMasamune 29 дней назад

    We went to the Skytree early in the evening on a weekdays. Got through the ticket queue in about 10 minutes and very little crowd on the observation deck. Regardless though, the absolutely stunning view up there is really worth the wait i think. :)

  • Nicole
    Nicole Месяц назад

    thank you so much!! I'm going to Tokyo in 2 weeks and will not be doing the skytree tower anymore! This was so helpful!

  • kiritofire
    kiritofire Месяц назад


  • Elo Elo
    Elo Elo Месяц назад

    Love this video! Thxs for e tips!

    ALMONDSnRAISINS Sk Месяц назад

    Can we get Indian food in Tokyo? After watching your video am so inspired to visit Tokyo Japan 🇯🇵, I love Japan n Japanese people n their culture.
    Love from India 🇮🇳💕💕💕

  • SevenDeMagnus
    SevenDeMagnus Месяц назад

    Thanks. Hi. How did the man in the farthest corner got there when there's no place to walk to? At the 8:27 mark. God bless, Proverbs 31

  • pepperoniipizza
    pepperoniipizza Месяц назад

    lol i also think tokyo tower is over rated. I was thinking about go up skytree next time but now i change my mind xd.

  • Shilpa Gowda
    Shilpa Gowda Месяц назад

    Anybody here traveling to japan in August?

  • Fábio Albuquerque
    Fábio Albuquerque Месяц назад

    Well, there are tourist traps everywhere, in every country.
    I haven't been in Japan yet (planning to go next year), but my first thought would be to try and get some local people to show you the area.
    Perhaps you can't be in their company all the time but some of the time I bet they'd be willing. Of course, there are people who won't, but there are surelly many people who will. If anything else, just for the oportunity to get to practice their english with a foreigner.
    I hear they are generally very shy and won't talk to you 99% of the time. It's not like they don't want to talk to you. It's just because they are mostly shy and ashamed of their own english level (which, many times, is unfounded... they just assume it's bad so they don't even try to talk to you).

  • mohammed rashwan
    mohammed rashwan Месяц назад

    is that an Australian accent I hear? Interesting. Thanks for the tips, heard alot about tourist traps!

  • やまよう
    やまよう Месяц назад

    overrated or not is depending on the person.

  • InDisskyS131
    InDisskyS131 Месяц назад

    MMMmmmmmmmmm! A lettuce tower :)

  • thucydides Neo
    thucydides Neo Месяц назад

    The whole of Tokyo, apart from its great food scene, is a tourist trap for me.

  • Marcelo Kuroi
    Marcelo Kuroi Месяц назад

    I went walking to Skytree from Asakusa and it was awesome. Then I saw the people, turn around and went straight to Akihabara.

  • Mostafa Hussien
    Mostafa Hussien Месяц назад

    I'm also writing for new tokyo comers here..

  • AlisUnicornFarm
    AlisUnicornFarm Месяц назад

    I'm glad you found a vegan!

  • Berzerk Troll
    Berzerk Troll Месяц назад +1

    10:50 well no shit Sherlock.

  • Kirami
    Kirami Месяц назад

    I've been studying british curriculum and when i see 'meters' kinda make me feel discomforts xD

  • CoryTheRaven
    CoryTheRaven Месяц назад

    I found Harajuku as a whole pretty overrated... No really interesting people, and as a 6'4" gaijin male, not a lot of good shopping either. But I found that whole side of Tokyo - Harajuku, Shinjuku, etc. - much less interesting than the Asakusa/Ueno area.

  • Ian Valero
    Ian Valero Месяц назад

    Great recomendations! Does Meiji Shrine has an entrance fee or is free?

  • JapaneseHeavymetal
    JapaneseHeavymetal Месяц назад

    Definetly Disney Land Tokio... Thats the worst crowded and most overrated place ive ever been to.

  • Andy Bliss
    Andy Bliss Месяц назад

    One of the best videos I've seen for tourists to Tokyo. My favourite free tower is sumitomo building by the way

  • Joel Maejor
    Joel Maejor Месяц назад

    A Tokyo trip of one week would cost how much in total? Besides flight fares .?

  • theuniplex
    theuniplex Месяц назад

    travelled in june to japan and loved it !! amazing country and everyone is so friendly we did hire some wonderful guides to make the most of our trip ..a local guide is worth every penny or yen .your videos are very helpful...We did do tokyo tower and it was cool .and we also did disneysea we did find long lines for every thing but that is life and it is a very popular park and it is an amazing park ...would love to go back japan and see more of the country

  • Matthew Waterton
    Matthew Waterton Месяц назад

    Are you actually from Japan? I'm asking because your accent doesn't really sound japanese. Also, you're very beautiful.

    (And of course great and informative video)

  • Mh. A
    Mh. A Месяц назад

    Haha the old lady at the end complains about ppl not speaking english. How about you learn a new language for a change? some ppl are just lol!

  • Deer Steph
    Deer Steph Месяц назад

    Japan is a nice place ! Here is my vlog to Osaka.видео.html
    Check this out !

  • Jason
    Jason Месяц назад

    WHAT? A lot of people in a non English speaking country didn't learn English for some stupid Ozzie can ask them stupid question? I'm shocked!

  • Jason
    Jason Месяц назад

    sex street?

  • Ridogg81
    Ridogg81 Месяц назад

    Yea vegans. Vegan love!!!!💚🥑💚🥑🥑💚🥑💚

  • Selinor578
    Selinor578 Месяц назад

    10:07 Nice 1959 flag of The USA.

  • Yarach
    Yarach Месяц назад

    It's so clean there!

  • Jason Wu
    Jason Wu Месяц назад

    Tokyo tower has one of the best observatories in the city with an amazing 360 view of Tokyo skylines.

  • Junpyo Go
    Junpyo Go Месяц назад +1

    Very useful indeed 👍👍👍👏👏👏

  • Morgan Brandy
    Morgan Brandy Месяц назад

    The view from Tokyo Tower looks like the view of Mexico City! 😂 I'll pass

  • obayed haque
    obayed haque Месяц назад

    Some useful tips - thanks for sharing :)

  • Master Daveyscakes
    Master Daveyscakes 2 месяца назад

    Tokyo is a gem! For everybody that has not had the fortune of going.. do yourself a favor and treat yourself! =] I put together a simple little vid of some cool things you can do if you feel so inclined to check out out =]видео.html

  • Mackenzie Donahue
    Mackenzie Donahue 2 месяца назад

    So glad to hear that it's vegan friendly! I've been worrying about that while planning my trip

  • Tokyo model detective
    Tokyo model detective 2 месяца назад

    this video is crap...

    • Tokyo model detective
      Tokyo model detective Месяц назад

      John Trewhella Are you still crying about my comment? Calling me a “ twat”... You looked in the mirror lately? Look the state of ya man! sort it out pal!

    • John Trewhella
      John Trewhella Месяц назад

      Let's see who will have the last word. I really hope it will be you otherwise I will look like a total twat.

    • Tokyo model detective
      Tokyo model detective Месяц назад

      John Trewhella Whatever

    • John Trewhella
      John Trewhella Месяц назад

      Your comment was unhelpful and designed to upset. To be clear, I meant you should piss off.

    • Tokyo model detective
      Tokyo model detective Месяц назад

      John Trewhella Be difficult, as i’ve been in living in Japan for 10 years. My usage of English has no bearing on my comment.

  • dirk van ginkel
    dirk van ginkel 2 месяца назад

    Would you be my guide in Tokyo?thank you for the informations

  • orestesdd
    orestesdd 2 месяца назад

    I was in Tokyo in 2006, but I would have never gone to Skytree even if it had been built back in 2000 or so. I am not a fan of waiting in line just to see anything. Great tips for people who want to go to Tokyo Japan. Now I wish a video like this one would have been able back in 2006 before I actually went to Tokyo. Thank you very much, for as much as I'd love to visit Japan again, I am old now and my job situation now does not allow me to do so--not to mention my health. Again thank you very much for this video.

  • Colin Tan
    Colin Tan 2 месяца назад

    I watch this just after i went to harajuku.....

  • Heidy Kartanegara
    Heidy Kartanegara 2 месяца назад

    Hei, I'm totally agree about tokyo skytree. Its very expensive, wasting time for the qeue and the photo location is too crowded.
    The view is nice but not worthed.
    Takeshita street... The santa monica crepes is overhype.I think it's same with my country crepes.
    And I dont like takeshita street because the price for fashion item are too expensive for shooping street stuff. Better we buy branded things in shopping mall/ dept store

  • POLO9999
    POLO9999 2 месяца назад

    For SkyTree i went during Morning time in Winter and i had no queues but also a quiet environment !

  • Muhammad Rinaldi
    Muhammad Rinaldi 2 месяца назад

    Anybody else think Angela is wife material?

  • I Created An Account For This
    I Created An Account For This 2 месяца назад

    These were excellent, well thought out tips. This is honestly one of the best travel tip videos I have ever seen.

  • Tom Venogradov
    Tom Venogradov 2 месяца назад

    What about those sketchy Africans touts who will literally follow you for 1 minute in Roppongi and the red light districts ???? Care to point this fucking issue out

  • Judith Roque
    Judith Roque 2 месяца назад

    Thank you. I'm taking notes because I'm planning a trip to Japan. This is so helpful and very straightforward. I like how you give useful tips minus the drama that other videos have.

  • Yolky hannah
    Yolky hannah 2 месяца назад


  • Toto Playsafe
    Toto Playsafe 2 месяца назад

    u r so naturally cute :D

  • Rheza Janitra
    Rheza Janitra 2 месяца назад

    hey guys, i have question that somebody might have a good advice...i'm planning to travel with my family... 3 of us...including my 3 year old daughter..i'm wondering if i take a NIGHT BUS from tokyo - osaka vice versa with my 3 year old daughter won't be a trouble to the other passengers ...? we know that the japanese are really sensitive for public facilities since it's a night bus..we all wanna get some sleep on the way....hhmm... if anyone has any experience , please share yours and i will appriciate it...thkx

  • crack61616
    crack61616 2 месяца назад +1

    tokyo tower,14 dollar?if i was in fuggin tokyo i would go there for sure and dont be so greedy that i dont go there!!WTF?its a freakin must..... i mean,godzilla smashed this thing numerous times!!!HA!!

  • nyar lathotep
    nyar lathotep 2 месяца назад

    Thank you so much for your wonderful videos! Very helpful and informative, and of course very professional! Best wishes!

  • Just Jake's Showcase
    Just Jake's Showcase 2 месяца назад

    Whats a cover charge?

    • John Trewhella
      John Trewhella 2 месяца назад

      To pay for being there e.g. pay 1,000 yen for the table then pay for whatever you order. But remember, no need to tip in Japan so...........

  • Elizabeth Patterson
    Elizabeth Patterson 2 месяца назад

    This video was so useful, thank you!

  • Amanda Caesaria
    Amanda Caesaria 2 месяца назад

    This is great tips! I will go to japan next april and I know there will be alot of people come to japan that time. We will try to avoid the crowd though by going to popular place on weekdays. Thanks for the video ^^

  • Captain Steroid
    Captain Steroid 2 месяца назад

    Note to self: Avoid the Skytree.

    • John Trewhella
      John Trewhella 2 месяца назад

      No, go but go there really early or later in the evening = minimal queues!

  • hachidori 106
    hachidori 106 2 месяца назад

    so I visit to Monzen-nakacho and Koiwa because,... there is nothing to see but it's wonderful (^_^)

  • Le Po
    Le Po 2 месяца назад

    Japan doesnt have tipping culture but they have cover charged for everthing

  • JRLM
    JRLM 2 месяца назад

    I feel overwhelmed, I leave to Tokyo next week and i haven't got anything planned besides the studio ghibli museum.

  • Cisma TV
    Cisma TV 2 месяца назад

    How can I go to Japan from Bolivia?

  • Chris Nixon
    Chris Nixon 2 месяца назад

    at 6ft tall the only disappointing thing was the leg room at the Robot Restaurant show in Shinjuku! (also the hot and long wait before the show). Otherwise we loved Japan so much and super keen to go back! Australia here!

  • Gilbert Rivas
    Gilbert Rivas 2 месяца назад +1

    You're really cute 😉