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 • 1 941

  • Betty Boop
    Betty Boop 8 часов назад

    Tokyo tower is nice to visit and it’s not expensive compare to Skytree

  • rbakbrown
    rbakbrown 15 часов назад

    With the video title in mind, I was really expecting to see four Japanese guys wearing proton packs! :-D

  • Naokisf
    Naokisf День назад

    9:34 that just sounds like regular Disneyland in Socal

  • Cowboy Cowboy
    Cowboy Cowboy 2 дня назад

    Great video. You helped me out

  • Lucifer303
    Lucifer303 3 дня назад

    now they all going there thanks alot

    YBERO 4 дня назад

    Lindo. Gracias!

  • alex giaggazob
    alex giaggazob 5 дней назад

    Herro everynyan

  • スピードラーニング Speak UP Radio

    Takeshitedori for sure!
    It's like a packed Yamanote line... but outside.

  • Njina Maria
    Njina Maria 6 дней назад

    need to find that app...happy cal?

  • Trouble Vlog Tv
    Trouble Vlog Tv 6 дней назад

    I’m here for the tea 🐸🍵👀

  • Tom Andrew
    Tom Andrew 7 дней назад

    Yay Vegan :)

  • snouzers
    snouzers 8 дней назад

    Woah thank you so much for giving the tips and guides with full information

  • Yew Moon Lee
    Yew Moon Lee 8 дней назад

    I like Angela's tone in that she is able to point out things that might disappoint tourists without casting aspersions on those things. This balance is not often seen on RUclip.

  • jayme ipoy
    jayme ipoy 9 дней назад

    Wow...japan is really the best place to travel ...wait for me until I grow up hahahahahaha ILOVE JAPAN

  • Cassie Kruse
    Cassie Kruse 10 дней назад

    Omg I'm going to scratch Tokyo skytree off my list. That line is not worth it!

  • Ligia Virgil
    Ligia Virgil 11 дней назад

    So helpful!!!!

  • DennisTV
    DennisTV 11 дней назад +1

    . I IM FAST !!!!??
    1: sub to me
    2: like this comment
    3: say done
    4: I'II do the same :)

  • ravi sahye
    ravi sahye 11 дней назад

    I really japan wasn't as far away from the United Kingdom as it is! I'd really love to visit when I have the money!

  • Christoffer Ekberg
    Christoffer Ekberg 12 дней назад

    1:43 Nazi symbol on the Buddhist temple...

    • Karen ASMR
      Karen ASMR 9 дней назад

      Christoffer Ekberg wrong. A nazi cross is rotated so that the bottom of it is a single corner. The swastika you saw in the map is a holy Buddhist symbol, the that precedes the nazi appropriation for centuries.

  • Hayden CML
    Hayden CML 12 дней назад


  • kingratt82
    kingratt82 13 дней назад

    I completely agree that Tōkyō Tower is touristy, but I would not consider it a tourist trap because of its location. The Tōkyō Metro Government Building is nice because it’s free (and taller that Tōkyō Tower), but the venerable tower is smack-dab in the heart/middle of the metropolis (the metro government building is in the SW of the city, by contrast), which gives people unbeatable, unrivaled views for just $8. And lines are typically not long at all. The Sky Tree is a total tourist trap, though, because it is distant from the city center so views aren’t as awe-inspiring, it is insanely expensive, and the lines are horrendous. Tōkyō Tower is a must, IMO; Sky Tree can be skipped. I’ve lived in Japan 13 years and I still go there myself and take visiting family and friends there. Conversely, I went to Sky Tree once and will never go again.

  • 底倉Sokokura
    底倉Sokokura 13 дней назад

    I miss this city, this language, this people so much... Thanks for sharing thoses tips and videos. :)

  • Kaijin Is The Greatest !!!
    Kaijin Is The Greatest !!! 13 дней назад +1

    Lol. Aussie there too...

  • Nautilus1972
    Nautilus1972 15 дней назад

    A tourist trap IS a place to avoid. A 'trap' is never a good place to be.

  • kam shaft
    kam shaft 16 дней назад

    i dont drink so lol

  • ерунда сэндвич
    ерунда сэндвич 16 дней назад

    But it is far less crowded at the Tokyo tower

  • Dan Zena
    Dan Zena 17 дней назад

    I think Piss Alley and Golden Gai are cool to walk through to see old Japan but I do think they are also highly overrated and are huge tourist traps.

  • BucketlistBinge
    BucketlistBinge 17 дней назад

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  • Glenn Turner
    Glenn Turner 17 дней назад

    Hasn't this girl been a guest on Only in Japan?????

  • kharnifex
    kharnifex 18 дней назад

    Never go to Ninja Asakusa, its a huge rip off

  • jitter xross
    jitter xross 18 дней назад

    9:24 動画主とそっくり

  • Selinor578
    Selinor578 19 дней назад +1

    "Background" music is WAY too loud. I had to clickout of this video after 10 seconds. Thumbs down.

  • hallobre
    hallobre 19 дней назад

    11:00 when they have Wendy’s in Tokyo whereas in Europe you have to eat at McDonald’s or Burger King 😔
    Welp, at least we have five guys now

  • Whoops
    Whoops 20 дней назад

    Robot Cafe - a true waste of money and tourist trap!

  • Gerardo Ramos
    Gerardo Ramos 20 дней назад

    Interesting. Thank you

  • buddy man
    buddy man 21 день назад

    Overrated price maybe public transport 😎

  • Joe Blow
    Joe Blow 25 дней назад

    So we're not wearing makeup when we make videos in 2017..? Hmmm, okay...

  • zedd man
    zedd man 26 дней назад

    We just went there in mid May...we just walked in...went to the top in like lines anywhere...what date did you make this video?

  • jerome santiago
    jerome santiago 26 дней назад

    Thx for doing this video, really helpful on planning my trip to Tokyo

  • Belmont Kraft
    Belmont Kraft 27 дней назад

    Hahaha...oh, wow! The triggered infatuated, creepy and doltish weebos here, who always feel 'offended' whenever anyone says anything they don't like, and feel the urge to defend Japan no matter what, like with that comment on Japanese not speaking English. This is why China, is and will continue to be ahead, signaling openness, accessibility to the world, economically speaking first and foremost. Japan should have an even more stringent immigration policy, yes even more stringent, yet sensible and smart, to safeguard themselves from weebos, Pedohammedans and the International Socialist & Co, while at the same time spreading the use of English nationally, in schools and in the workplace, they should have listened and adopted the Rakuten's CEO stance, not Honda's. Look where they went with ASIMO and alternative vehicle technology... NOWHERE! They should have beaten Boston Dynamics and Tesla by decades, but no... the turtle and ostrich psyche won. With a mentality like that, Japan will continue to stagnate, will not be able to remain competitive with the powerhouse that China is, and its ample and productive workforce, eager to speak English from a very young age to deal and do business with the rest of the world.

  • Zoie Marks
    Zoie Marks 29 дней назад

    Wow that's amazing to hear that lady had any easy experience being vegan in Japan, it puts my mind at ease for my eventual future in Japan. Could you possibly do a video related to being a vegan in Japan?

  • boonchouy
    boonchouy 29 дней назад

    I thought like *traps* not traps

  • traffichazard
    traffichazard Месяц назад

    I beat the crowds at Skytree by (accidentally) arriving during a storm! There were no real queues and no visibility when I went up, but it didn't take long for the clouds to lift enough for an amazing view. Still a bit overpriced with very little seating and promotional exhibits blocking chunks of the view.

  • mayonaissse
    mayonaissse Месяц назад

    Great video! I went to Tokyo Tower at sunset and stayed on till after dark to see a night view of the city skyline. The view was amazing but the crowds and the extra displays and projections going on in the background (they were reflected on the window at night) kind of took away from the magic of it a bit. And yes I would argue that the quintessential Tokyo skyline is incomplete without the Tokyo Tower itself in it. Next time I go back to Tokyo, I'll be sure to try Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills instead. :D

  • Jesylveon
    Jesylveon Месяц назад

    I was very disappointed in Ueno Zoo. From what I heard, it was supposed to be one of the best zoos in Japan and even pretty cheap to get into, but it looked like the animals' cages were not cleaned in weeks. It smelled really bad, it was really disgusting, and I felt horrible for the poor animals who had to live in those conditions. It was not a terribly enjoyable experience.

  • Yomero Yomismo
    Yomero Yomismo Месяц назад

    Just do not ask americans, they are staunch trash-talkers of the world, except their ultra over rated country...

  • intj minimalist
    intj minimalist Месяц назад

    Thank you

  • Austin Paz
    Austin Paz Месяц назад

    Great video.

  • Amy M
    Amy M Месяц назад

    I agree with the Harujuku street, there really wasn't much to see there it was all very touristy and SO MANY people....I would go back for one of those crepes though from that store in the video....they were gooooooooooood! I went to Meji shrine which is close by (I think like 5-10mins) that was great I was there for new years at Midnight very cool.
    Some of the best food/drink/hospitality I experienced was in those tiny little alley way cafes I would encourage people not to be put off by the fact that the places may look a little run down or dated the food was always so good and (not to sound like a total idiot) authentic! I'm from Australia and when a lot of people found out where I was from they got very excited and were so almost amazed that we'd traveled so far and ended up in their restaurant, more than once we got a drink or snack food on the house just because they were so pleased we liked their food and could speak a little Japanese with them :)

  • BulletProof Tomato
    BulletProof Tomato Месяц назад

    Just come to Aussie, it’s way better

  • captainkanji1
    captainkanji1 Месяц назад

    I thought Sensouji temple was a bit overrated.

  • alx mas
    alx mas Месяц назад

    the music is very very bad.

  • Vincent On
    Vincent On Месяц назад

    Tokyo tower is not about the height. It’s more so it’s iconic than the height itself. Suggesting substitutions of buildings offering free views and greater heights isn’t a good comparison due to their lack of international appeal. Based on your suggestion it could be applied to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Would pay to go up the iconic Eiffel Tower or a free newly built building that offers a view of Paris at a greater height?

  • snigie
    snigie Месяц назад

    Glad the vegan lady mentioned she was a vegan. She was so happy to tell someone who could understand her in English .... that she was vegan. Did she mention she was vegan?

  • Alma Gutiérrez Palma
    Alma Gutiérrez Palma Месяц назад

    Great video! You are amazing :)

  • Ho Lee Fuk
    Ho Lee Fuk Месяц назад

    Stop speaking Korean.

  • KajiKingStarzky
    KajiKingStarzky Месяц назад

    Sky tree

  • NadrianATRS
    NadrianATRS Месяц назад

    I like that you're very honest in your explanations of things. I always appreciate that! Arigato

  • EZE "The Game Hunter"
    EZE "The Game Hunter" Месяц назад

    listen if your not going to japan to watch pro wrestling you are wasting your stay

  • DarcNoodles
    DarcNoodles Месяц назад

    One of the first mainstream vids that gives more than the typical Tokyo but rather has some decent info, and shows proper alternative locations while still avoiding the harsher realities of #tokyolife. Well done. we need more like this, still middle of the road, accessible to the average common tourist, but showing more parts of the city that actually are worth visiting.

  • Pap9
    Pap9 Месяц назад

    was twice in the skytree and never seen so many ppl. this is all japanese ppl mostly so wasnt this recorded during some golden week craze or sth similiar?

  • ledsith
    ledsith Месяц назад +1

    Nice video .

  • noah walters
    noah walters Месяц назад +1

    Those beats doe.

  • Caroline Du
    Caroline Du Месяц назад

    Great to hear from a vegan person that they had no trouble even without speaking Japanese! It has been one of my concerns!

  • Superman
    Superman Месяц назад

    Another great video 👍

  • TuuPakki
    TuuPakki Месяц назад

    Traps are gay

  • Daniel 2018
    Daniel 2018 Месяц назад

    it's no way I go to Japan.

  • Agusia A.
    Agusia A. Месяц назад

    Comming to japan from canada end of may. Great helpful video thx!!

  • vincent
    vincent Месяц назад

    Takeshita street in Harajuku is definitely overrated. The back streets though is the hidden gem within, as mentioned. My wife said that Harajuku used to be better years ago.

  • Joel Almemdarez
    Joel Almemdarez Месяц назад

    Shut Up

  • High Spirit
    High Spirit Месяц назад

    Love this!! I cannot wait to go to Japan! :-) Here are some of my own tips on how to avoid tourist traps. Hope you guys get some value out of it.

  • Kyrst O'Keefe
    Kyrst O'Keefe Месяц назад

    4:38 'Tokyo Skytree'? It looks a lot like Auckland Sky Tower.
    9:24 What's she saying?

  • Maz Dela Cerna
    Maz Dela Cerna Месяц назад

    Motivating that's for sure :)

  • abram garibay
    abram garibay Месяц назад

    jesus is god

  • Joshua McCoskrie
    Joshua McCoskrie 2 месяца 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.

  • The Devil's Beard
    The Devil's Beard 2 месяца назад

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

  • Gilberto Mz
    Gilberto Mz 2 месяца назад

    Great tips! Love your video!

  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker 2 месяца назад

    Lots of great tips. Thank you ✌🏻

  • Ugur Tas
    Ugur Tas 2 месяца назад

    I want her to love me long time

  • quality quantum
    quality quantum 2 месяца назад

    I love Tokyo..I love Japan

  • gendumzwarrior
    gendumzwarrior 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    I’m vegan hahaha

  • Benjamin Porter
    Benjamin Porter 2 месяца назад

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

  • Angie June Pistols
    Angie June Pistols 2 месяца назад

    Super useful ! Thanks!

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  • Ather
    Ather 2 месяца назад

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

  • Daffa Reyhan
    Daffa Reyhan 2 месяца назад


  • Coconut Head
    Coconut Head 2 месяца назад +1

    Not the traps I was looking for :/

  • Jennifer Hakamata
    Jennifer Hakamata 2 месяца назад

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

  • Du13zzR3P7iiL3
    Du13zzR3P7iiL3 2 месяца назад

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

  • RepublicanGuard
    RepublicanGuard 2 месяца назад

    Are you a New Zealander? You accents indicates so?

  • hatal patel
    hatal patel 2 месяца назад

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

  • Miguel Rios
    Miguel Rios 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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. 2 месяца назад

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

  • liferan adinata
    liferan adinata 2 месяца назад

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

  • Nelson Neto
    Nelson Neto 2 месяца назад

    I'm vegan xD 11:00