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: 1 619

  • supermario200
    supermario200 11 часов назад

    I found it funny the Vegan was interviewed in front of a Wendys !!! :)
    Thank you for this, it will help with our trip next year !

  • The Youtubing Kid
    The Youtubing Kid День назад

    9:14 English subtitles too inappropriate

  • Random Commenter
    Random Commenter 3 дня назад

    takeshita street

  • Royal Sher
    Royal Sher 4 дня назад

    I want to visit japan

  • olivia94harvest
    olivia94harvest 5 дней назад

    Hola este vídeo me gusto mucho, porque, nos mostraste, los lugares que podemos visitar, para ver Tokio desde las alturas. Gracias buenas opciones. 👍🏻✅👏🏻💟😊

  • DatBoi480 The Frog Lord
    DatBoi480 The Frog Lord 6 дней назад

    I'm afraid of heights ._.

  • O Cormier
    O Cormier 6 дней назад

    very good work

  • Billy Merlin
    Billy Merlin 8 дней назад

    watch out for the black guys hanging around Roppongi, they try to drag you in a strip club all the time...

  • David Simons
    David Simons 8 дней назад

    Good advice!  I've been a tourist in Japan 6 times in the past 10yrs and have had some experience with these spots or new enough in advance to go to the Shinjuku government bldg instead of SkyTree.  And I totally agree with your advice about Harajuku.  Tourists are going to want to walk down Takeshita street but Harajuku is a lot more than just that one street so definitely explore.  And Meiji Temple is must.

  • Isaura theonardy
    Isaura theonardy 8 дней назад

    Hii angela...could you tell me the name of the street in harajuku that have lots of second han shops thanks

  • Oulala
    Oulala 9 дней назад

    Con Nichons Ouaaah!

  • tochiRTA
    tochiRTA 9 дней назад

    That's hilarious that the Americans would find clubbing in Tokyo overrated. I totally agree. I went to Harlem in Shibuya and it was that type of 'standing around with your crew' dumb shit. Osaka has a better club vibe, especially if you're into hip hop. Pure Osaka was lit.

  • Pat C
    Pat C 11 дней назад


  • 604josh
    604josh 13 дней назад

    For those wanting to do Sky Tree, there is an express line. Def worth the extra few dollars to skip the line.

  • Rakkshit Sapaliga
    Rakkshit Sapaliga 13 дней назад

    No channel makes such good videos. We can only find people making videos of going to fancy restaurants but you make totally unique kind of videos.
    I would like to see how do foreign students live in Japan. Please make a video on that.

  • TheLoveFaerie
    TheLoveFaerie 15 дней назад

    Super informative and great thank you!!

  • katkat33
    katkat33 19 дней назад

    Is it only me who wonders how Angela managed to measure the 30 degrees missing in the view of Bunkyo Civic Center at 1:28?

  • Alex Millar
    Alex Millar 20 дней назад

    is there a video for Tokyo's most under-rated places to visit?

  • Nethra Nair
    Nethra Nair 22 дня назад

    Great video, and really handy tips. We loved that you interviewed people and even interviewed a vegan who had good experiences in Tokyo , as we were really concerned as vegans ourselves how we would go on our upcoming trip in 2018! Thanks very much, really well presented.

  • Gomaberry
    Gomaberry 25 дней назад

    I would definitely recommend Namja Town. It’s not super crowded, inexpensive there are desert and gyoza alleys, plus it’s right in Sunshine City.
    Thanks for you list btw! There are tons of tourist traps in Tokyo!

  • Erin Llamas
    Erin Llamas 29 дней назад +1

    we skipped the viewdeck of Tokyo Sky Tree and opted for shopping at its mall. its much worth it for a geek like me haha. the food's good too

  • ελλεν V.
    ελλεν V. Месяц назад

    very helpful ! thank you

  • ranko.
    ranko. Месяц назад

    "charge price" paying to fucking sit? what kind of a joke is that?

  • Xavier Cruz
    Xavier Cruz Месяц назад

    The Australians sound dumb as fuck.

  • Pete
    Pete Месяц назад

    And a cover charge is......what??

  • Panji Heribnu
    Panji Heribnu Месяц назад

    i dont know it's hurt to me

  • NEET B E
    NEET B E Месяц назад

    Sankyu for tips 👍

  • Alan Huang
    Alan Huang Месяц назад

    i am pretty sure there are more people in the food court during lunch time at my work.

  • pipit game
    pipit game Месяц назад

    Really informatif your vlog, almost your vlog. Usefull for my trip in japan next month.

  • Misses Witch
    Misses Witch Месяц назад

    Awwwh, I was hoping for real traps. Like Astolfo

  • Saquib Ali
    Saquib Ali Месяц назад

    Best ever videos only n only from internationally ME...

  • Vivian Nguyen
    Vivian Nguyen Месяц назад

    Wang lichao

  • Alexander Ha
    Alexander Ha Месяц назад

    English speaking countries: Only knows how to speak English but expects others to also know English.
    Japan: knows Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.
    They don't have to learn any of these languages you know. The least we can do is learn "thank you" "excuse me" and "please"

  • ajuz raharjo
    ajuz raharjo Месяц назад

    So lucky found your videos.. they are great. Gotta go there next Nov.Thanks

  • Dorixig Travel
    Dorixig Travel Месяц назад

    I did travel to Tokyo in early feb. zero linjes and nice weather :)
    most overrated location
    Robot resturang.

    ERIC PHM Месяц назад

    Great tips!  Can't wait to go back to do more! I recently visited Tokyo for a mere 24hours and made a video as well
    Please check it out!

  • Aaron Lecciones
    Aaron Lecciones Месяц назад

    Very well made video, thanks, I'm excited for my trip!

  • Carl The Brit in The Philippines
    Carl The Brit in The Philippines Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    dnag! this weeb really wants to visit Japan.

  • young guru
    young guru Месяц назад

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

  • Kiru Dkurusu
    Kiru Dkurusu Месяц назад

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

  • Pickles Jar
    Pickles Jar Месяц 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 Месяц 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 Месяц назад

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

  • Berry Pink
    Berry Pink 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • Thomas Angel
    Thomas Angel 2 месяца назад

    I will add your video to my favorite site

  • Joice Kristine Serrato
    Joice Kristine Serrato 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

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

    • redfish337
      redfish337 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    Obnoxious lady @ 10:42...

  • Alpha Centauri
    Alpha Centauri 2 месяца назад

    TakeAshit street , lol i ve been there it was okay

  • strawcastle
    strawcastle 2 месяца назад

    Good video and tips thanks

  • David James
    David James 2 месяца назад

    Hey, i love you guys so i decided to make a Shirt for you:

  • Eva Shirazi
    Eva Shirazi 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • Fabienne Jallan
    Fabienne Jallan 2 месяца назад

    Merci pour les sous titres en francais 👍🏻

  • Kay Tee
    Kay Tee 2 месяца назад

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

  • Yasmine Alice
    Yasmine Alice 2 месяца назад

    thank you!!!

  • leeham38
    leeham38 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    Thank you so very much!!

  • Cancionero - Spanish Rhymes - Kinderlieder
    Cancionero - Spanish Rhymes - Kinderlieder 2 месяца назад

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

  • Bloke&Bird Gaming
    Bloke&Bird Gaming 2 месяца назад

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

    • Bloke&Bird Gaming
      Bloke&Bird Gaming 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    I'm going to Tokyo this November!

  • Luke Weng
    Luke Weng 2 месяца назад

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

  • Christina Capella
    Christina Capella 2 месяца назад

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

  • bankheist
    bankheist 2 месяца назад

    Ebisu Yokocho is amazing!

  • deya
    deya 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    I from Bangladesh! 🙌🙌🙌🙌

  • Patrick
    Patrick 3 месяца назад

    very nice video

  • TheFantasyFen
    TheFantasyFen 3 месяца назад

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

  • Robbie Keith
    Robbie Keith 3 месяца 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 Месяц назад

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

    LE REDDIT COMMANDER 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    This ... voice...

  • Obviouslymay
    Obviouslymay 3 месяца назад

    Someday I will go to japan

  • Ella Bosano
    Ella Bosano 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • leadpan
    leadpan 3 месяца назад

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

  • cong0707
    cong0707 3 месяца назад

    A Bathing Ape

  • deka360
    deka360 3 месяца назад +1

    how's the radiation?

    • nowgaku
      nowgaku 3 месяца назад

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

  • Holi James
    Holi James 3 месяца назад

    10:41 your typical entitled vegan bitch 😂

  • oberdamujigae
    oberdamujigae 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    Hey im from Reno!

  • Poseidon99Jeus
    Poseidon99Jeus 3 месяца 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  3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    japan copy china stuff

  • Ro Choa
    Ro Choa 3 месяца назад

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

  • KP바비 KJ
    KP바비 KJ 3 месяца 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! 3 месяца назад

    I hate crwded places so damn mutch.

  • aresef
    aresef 3 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 3 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 3 месяца назад

    Why do people have masks 😷

    • Rick Wolf
      Rick Wolf 3 месяца назад

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