Tokyo Tourist Traps | Japan Travel Tips

  • Опубликовано:  8 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!

    See you guys soon in my next videoooooo!!

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Комментарии: 1 571

  • Carl The Brit in The Philippines
    Carl The Brit in The Philippines 2 минуты назад

    Never been to Tokyo before, but it's not far from where i live so maybe i will visit here soon, thanks for the share... Carl

  • Tory
    Tory День назад

    dnag! this weeb really wants to visit Japan.

  • young guru
    young guru 3 дня назад

    im going to japan this winter and i want to know what are some must to go places ?

  • Kiru Dkurusu
    Kiru Dkurusu 4 дня назад

    Thanks for this now I'll be putting this bookmarked in my Map

  • Pickles Jar
    Pickles Jar 5 дней назад

    Avoid walking too far past Mos burger along Chuo Dori in Akihabara.

    There's a picture gallery with overpriced prints and the pictures aren't that good anyway.

    There's alway friendly female touts who will keep persisting to get you into the store and speak very good English.

    Beware this trap.

    • redfish337
      redfish337 2 дня назад

      Haha, it's at the end of Akihabara anyway. Unfortunately, it's on the way to the station (subway), so passing it can't be helped. What a boring existence.

  • greenKevn27
    greenKevn27 5 дней назад

    i want know where is the best place in tokyo to buy ski/snowboard gears?

  • Berry Pink
    Berry Pink 9 дней назад

    Thanks for the tips!!! I’ve been watching all your videos my favorite is the hidden spots. I’m going to Japan in 2018 for the first time!!

  • Super Brian Games
    Super Brian Games 10 дней назад

    I’m going to Japan next month. Thank you for making this video. I enjoyed it.

  • Thomas Angel
    Thomas Angel 12 дней назад

    I will add your video to my favorite site

  • Joice Kristine Serrato
    Joice Kristine Serrato 14 дней назад

    We'll be going to Japan on FEbruary next year, 2018, and as early as now Im watching a lot of travel guides about Japan, hope I'll be able to keep it all in mind!!!

  • JAR
    JAR 16 дней назад

    Me reading TRAPS on the title makes me think, "Does Scam exist in Japan? Really?"

    • redfish337
      redfish337 15 дней назад

      Yes, scams exist. Just like all crime exists in Japan. So, while you don't really have to be actively on defense in Japan, you shouldn't be oblivious either.

      The one most commonly mentioned to affect foreigners, has to do with the various clubs and bars and such in the red light districts. There is a strong organized crime presence in these areas, and as they are mostly non-violent, they are mostly tolerated by the police.

      The scam is a simple strong arm... you enter a place, and they try to make you purchase more than you intended by coercion and perhaps some veiled threat of violence. Anecdotally, it's just coercion and you can just walk out, but even if that is the case it's an upcharge scam.

      You should already have your guard up visiting such a district... and the recommendation is to not go into establishments you haven't researched in advance first. I'm sure other scams exist, but they aren't super common. You almost have to hunt them down, whereas in a lot of other countries 3 people have tried to scam you before you even get to the hotel, on top of the cabbie who has scammed you but you can't do anything about it because all tourists get scammed by all cabbies there.

  • David R
    David R 16 дней назад

    Obnoxious lady @ 10:42...

  • Alpha Centauri
    Alpha Centauri 18 дней назад

    TakeAshit street , lol i ve been there it was okay

  • smemo31
    smemo31 18 дней назад

    Good video and tips thanks

  • Eva Shirazi
    Eva Shirazi 20 дней назад

    Hi, thanks for practical video, it is helpful. Was wondering if anyone knew where to purchase standard futons and the quilts, traditional? Also, any vids like this on visiting museums and is it Ueno park that has the most museums in one area? Thanx in advance. Don't expect a reply as there's soo many views, lol, but its worth a try. Gombata Kudasi

  • Rate Dwie
    Rate Dwie 21 день назад

    nice tips! thankyou so much, i will go to tokyo in december this year so i'm so grateful to find your video

  • Kieran Daly
    Kieran Daly 21 день назад

    Avoid sky tree. It's boring. Instead walk around the area. But it's a tourist trap even for Japanese outside Tokyo. I like your ideas about Tokyo. The small back streets are better. Shimokitazawa. I've lived here 30 years. Love Tokyo but not the crowds.

  • Artemicion Kupo
    Artemicion Kupo 22 дня назад

    Omg thanks for this I am going there next month. This helps alot!

  • Fabienne Jallan
    Fabienne Jallan 23 дня назад

    Merci pour les sous titres en francais 👍🏻

  • Kay Tee
    Kay Tee 24 дня назад

    A lot of people don't speak English. Well duh. And pointing? Big no-no.

  • Yasmine Alice
    Yasmine Alice 24 дня назад

    thank you!!! <3

  • leeham38
    leeham38 25 дней назад

    My favourite part of my trip so far has been Tokyo tower. Get there early. Go to the 1st floor of the main observation deck and order a cola float and just admire the view. Well worth it

  • RolletjeTape
    RolletjeTape 25 дней назад

    Thank you so very much!!

  • Cancionero - Spanish Rhymes - Kinderlieder

    That lady at 9.50 commenting that Disney characters speaking Japanese sound even "more ridiculous" than in English...

  • Bloke&Bird Gaming
    Bloke&Bird Gaming 29 дней назад

    My experience of the Sky Tree was nothing like this. No more than 10 minutes of queuing :)

    • Bloke&Bird Gaming
      Bloke&Bird Gaming 29 дней назад

      Also, I find Sky Tree has the better view, but also has sooooo much generally in Sky Tree village in general :)

  • Lee White
    Lee White Месяц назад

    Very informative
    Hope you put one about asakusa as staying at red planet hotel and as I'm a tad (or a lot) shy and it looked nice area

  • Lee White
    Lee White Месяц назад

    Found very informative
    Would love to see in depth bit on asakusa as plan to stay at red planet hotel soon and would like to know about the local area as (quite frankly) very shy person

  • lalilulelo
    lalilulelo Месяц назад

    I'm going to Tokyo this November!

  • Luke Weng
    Luke Weng Месяц назад

    Who else saw that pigeon scare that woman at 3:17

  • Christina Capella
    Christina Capella Месяц назад

    I love your video! You are so cute and adorable. Thanks for the recommendations you did a great job offering alternatives

  • bankheist
    bankheist Месяц назад

    Ebisu Yokocho is amazing!

  • deya
    deya Месяц назад

    I'm dying looking for a street. I can't remember where is, i hope in Tokyo.The street really look interesting, unique and cozy but so quiet, it is like not well known hidden pretty street, at least that TV said about the street hehe. the street has modern, unique, minimalist buildings style and cozy atmosphere. some of them are cafes, bookstore or shops which sell unique things. that's definitely large street not an alley, but not highway/highstreet. I hope i can find it before i go to Japan.

  • Maventures
    Maventures Месяц назад

    Loved it. Got yourself a new subscriber. Thanks for sharing.

    We love to share our travel experiences to everyone and help us much as
    possible. If you like traveling please like, share and subscribe if you
    want to see more of our adventures.

    I will subscribe to anyone with the same passion. Thank you.

  • Brett W
    Brett W Месяц назад

    Hi! Great video and very helpful!! Can you tell me what time of year it was when you were visiting these tourist areas? I am planning a trip to Japan for the first time in 2018 and am wondering if some times are busier than others. I probably won't be visiting in the summer because I work in tourism here in Las Vegas and that is a super busy time for us!

    • Brett W
      Brett W Месяц назад

      redfish337 Holy cow, what a wealth of information you gave me. I was leaning towards the beginning of May for my trip, so it sounds like a really good idea. Thank you SOOOO much!!

    • redfish337
      redfish337 Месяц назад +1

      Well, she posted February 16th... and that looks pretty accurate. Probably filmed between mid-Janaury and mid-February.
      Even with tourism way up in Japan the last few years... there really aren't that many. Like, sure, if you go to Shibuya Crossing or whatever there will be a decent number of foreign tourists... the the great majority will still be Japanese... and as soon as you go a couple streets over the foreign tourists will have all but disappeared. It's a bit more noticeable in a less crowded tourism place like Kamakura or even Kyoto. Fewer regular Japanese people, still a good chunk of foreign tourists... the foreign tourists stick out more. Basically, the point is that foreign tourism is relatively irrelevant.
      Japanese holidays and the school schedule has a much greater effect. However... even there... more things most foreign tourists want to see in Tokyo aren't really impacted. And if there are holidays there are more things like festivals and such going on- so, there's good with the bad. If you want to go to something with choke points, ie, lines... such as Disney, that's where you have to watch the schedule (they literally have a crowd forecast calendar- if you want to know when the kids are out of school, check that)

      All this to basically say... crowds/crowding should basically be a non-factor in when you plan your trip, though it may be a factor on which actual day you go to something like an amusement park.

      The two primary factors should be:
      Seasonal events

      So... this means April-May and Oct-Nov are best.
      Then March, December.
      Then January, February, September (preferably late Sept)

      Then... there's the summer. Which generally have much higher airfares, which are their first downfall. But besides that, they are very hot and humid. The heat is probably worse in LV so summer probably wouldn't shock you as bad as it could some, but the humidity makes it really bad.
      June is rainy season, but on days it isn't raining, the heat and humidity is still pretty mild.
      July is pretty bad, but there are many many summer events like fireworks festivals at night.
      August is even worse, and there are several very famous festivals in other places outside Tokyo during this time.
      Japanese summer is love + hate, all in one. I don't recommend it, especially due to higher air prices. If you're doing regular first time tourist stuff I think the humidity is a pain in the ass. BUT, if you actually plan a trip around the seasonal summer stuff, that could be a good trip.

  • Md. Shaidul Alam
    Md. Shaidul Alam Месяц назад

    I from Bangladesh! 🙌🙌🙌🙌

  • Patrick
    Patrick Месяц назад

    very nice video

  • TheFantasyFen
    TheFantasyFen Месяц назад

    The crowd at the skytree, when was the video taken? In December?

  • Robbie Keith
    Robbie Keith Месяц назад

    Damn, that SkyTree line was crazy! I've never seen it that busy. I went in the first month of opening and it only took me 20 minutes to get a ticket. Maybe going in the evening is better?

    My most disappointing place in Tokyo is Akihabara. I don't know what I was expecting when I first went, but it's all just ridiculously expensive maid cafes and ridiculously expensive electronic shops. Even the one board game shop, Roll & Role, is disappointing because 99% of the games in there are Japanese. I guess the 7-floor sex toy shop is kinda neat, though...

    • Pickles Jar
      Pickles Jar 5 дней назад

      Robbie Keith you should've seen the line to enter Sapporo tower during the snow festival this year! unbelievable!


    You need to at least go to tokyo tower once in your life, i think is more iconic than the skytree. Now the skytree is a real tourist trap also the stupid robot restaurant is a very famous idiot gathering.

  • Wimzor The Great
    Wimzor The Great Месяц назад

    Takeshita Dori was indeed the most crowded place I've been to in Tokyo, but it still had its charm. Asakusa shrine was also crowded. Didn't really bother me.

  • Jessica Duzniak
    Jessica Duzniak Месяц назад

    I've just come back and Meiji shrine was under repairs when we went, we we're so disappointed! everything else was great, our guide book said Kinkaku-ji was the no.1 thing to see in Tokyo as well but we disagree, we 100% think Nijo-jo was much more interesting, being able to look around inside and explore the lovely grounds was much more exciting.

  • theflush
    theflush Месяц назад

    I went to Tokyo Sky Tree on a weekday morning and there was literally no line. There were like 4 other people in the elevator with me.

  • riel ochoa
    riel ochoa Месяц назад

    I LOVE JAPAN in my heart! the culture, traditions, their language, I love all of Japan.. I will go there someday and i hope that they will welcome warmly even if Im not a japanese..

  • Neo C
    Neo C Месяц назад

    Can I just say thank you so much your hints and tips for us travellers are brilliant. Myself and my sons are looking to travel to Japan in the near future and this is great.

  • Shawn Hetemeyer
    Shawn Hetemeyer Месяц назад

    This ... voice...

  • Obviouslymay
    Obviouslymay Месяц назад

    Someday I will go to japan

  • Ella Bosano
    Ella Bosano Месяц назад

    Thanks for posting this because my family and i were going to go to some of these places cause we didnt know they were tourist traps

  • Noura Elfarihi
    Noura Elfarihi Месяц назад

    Hi !! I'm Noura anr i'm your best fan 😂😍😍😘 I love your videos and you are very beautyful !!!😋😊😘

  • leadpan
    leadpan Месяц назад

    You need to get a 360 camera; so we can see 360 degrees around you.

  • Giovanni
    Giovanni Месяц назад

    Tokyo Tawah is guud

  • Xiao Yin
    Xiao Yin Месяц назад

    Japan is soooo Overrated... Hundreds of countries out there waiting to be visited.

    and also Please Turn On the Captions at 9:10 - 9:15 (Indonesian Interview).

    You're welcome!

  • cong0707
    cong0707 Месяц назад

    A Bathing Ape

  • deka360
    deka360 Месяц назад +1

    how's the radiation?

    • nowgaku
      nowgaku Месяц назад

      It's dangerous.
      Don't come to Japan for your own sake.

  • Holi James
    Holi James Месяц назад

    10:41 your typical entitled vegan bitch 😂

  • oberdamujigae
    oberdamujigae Месяц назад

    I definitely want to check out that Brahms Path when I go to Takeshita-dori! looks like a pleasant and elegant street (and I personally think it's like the plaza from Persona 3 haha)

  • kelly shea
    kelly shea Месяц назад

    Hey im from Reno!

  • Poseidon99Jeus
    Poseidon99Jeus Месяц назад

    Internationally ME, seriously change your name. Japan Me. You can't say Internationally when the country you have been so far is Japan

    • internationally ME
      internationally ME  Месяц назад +1

      internationally ME doesn't mean that I will cover all countries.... it's who I am.... I'm a mix of different cultures and I'm just me, that's the meaning behind it so don't say things before you don't understand.

  • Ching Helios
    Ching Helios Месяц назад

    japan copy china stuff

  • Ro Choa
    Ro Choa Месяц назад

    I'm scared of heights so I don't want to climb up those towers.

  • KP바비 KJ
    KP바비 KJ Месяц 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! 2 месяца назад

    I hate crwded places so damn mutch.

  • aresef
    aresef 2 месяца 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 месяца назад

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

  • 卐卐Deutsches Reich卐卐
    卐卐Deutsches Reich卐卐 2 месяца назад

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

    • Rick Wolf
      Rick Wolf 2 месяца назад

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

  • LaughMaster KRS Fun
    LaughMaster KRS Fun 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    Great video, but the music gets really annoying

  • Cloud
    Cloud 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • Ebtehal
    Ebtehal 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Carter Holt
    Carter Holt 2 месяца назад

    "we kind of forgot the characters spoke Japanese"

    Are you joking? My god people are dumb

  • I'm Jason
    I'm Jason 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • jean michel chimier
    jean michel chimier 2 месяца назад

    🤗🤗 thank you for these nice tips

  • Cidi Huia
    Cidi Huia 2 месяца назад

    Is she Kiwi? Lmao ka pai!!

  • el malan malan
    el malan malan 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    Thank you. Very helpful.

  • Terence
    Terence 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад +1

    Everything looks modern😍😉👌

  • JuncelVlogs
    JuncelVlogs 2 месяца назад

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

  • Taka Taka Zuko
    Taka Taka Zuko 2 месяца назад

    That's make a sense.

    YIYIN COOLY 2 месяца назад

    Too many people for me

  • Birdland 1
    Birdland 1 2 месяца назад

    indonesia : you have to go back

  • ding dong
    ding dong 2 месяца назад

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

  • Sebastian Sean Crow
    Sebastian Sean Crow 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • George Butiri
    George Butiri 2 месяца назад

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

  • girl43
    girl43 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    That music makes me crazy