How Difficult is Travelling Japan without Japanese? | Travel Tips

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  • Galactic Noob
    Galactic Noob 9 часов назад

    Suica card is like the octopus card over here in Hong Kong, that's cool.

  • Johnny4eyes
    Johnny4eyes 9 часов назад

    What you said about knowing or trying even a little Japanese curries favor with the natives? That works in France, too. I had a great time in Paris and was treated great, simply because I knew at least a little French. More importantly, I wasn't so arrogant as to expect French people to understand English, which (sadly) some Americans do. Many French do take English classes in school, but don't be presumptuous about it.

  • Dustin Stovall
    Dustin Stovall 15 часов назад

    Very true I spent a year over there, never one issue, be respectful and you'll be treated great.

  • RJSoylent
    RJSoylent 15 часов назад

    ahhh.. remembers me of funtimes in france
    they somehow forget how to speak english even faster when they notice you are from germany :D

  • Chris Sakura
    Chris Sakura 19 часов назад +1

    Wait until after the Olympics to visit Japan if you've never been.

  • Sleipnir Blue
    Sleipnir Blue 22 часа назад

    that Dribble notebook makes me worry about what all those western English-speaking people with Japanese character tattoos *really* have inked onto themselves LOL

  • Sleipnir Blue
    Sleipnir Blue 22 часа назад

    1:56 *coughcough*France .... ok cliche joke but stil cracked me up haha

  • Andre Fricke
    Andre Fricke День назад

    I know very little Japanese and even going to less frequented places never felt uncomfortable :) Even though a good number of Japanese people will avoid a conversation outright, you will always get by just fine ;)
    Nevertheless, getting a SIM card or mobile access point is a must in my eyes. Pick it up and drop it off at the airport and save a few bucks when booking it in advance over the internet. I used SoftBank when I visited in 2016 and 2017.
    And one more thing: A little Japanese goes a long way :) In my experience Japanese people will be really impressed and pleased if you can pull of a whole sentence in their language. 頑張ってください!

  • Dᴏᴡʟᴘʜᴡɪɴ
    Dᴏᴡʟᴘʜᴡɪɴ День назад

    The four basic words you need to know to get around are words that can also easily be replaced by gesture and mimic.

  • DaemonPhoenix42
    DaemonPhoenix42 День назад

    Regarding that notebook, I can only surmise they intended to use the term "durable". Any other explanation is beyond me,

  • Jeviar Firsta
    Jeviar Firsta День назад

    I thought horse to be uma?

  • Trayson Nguyen
    Trayson Nguyen День назад

    When I visit japan, I saw people using their phone as ticket/pass for the train. Does anyone know how/or the app?

  • SnakeStaffMagic
    SnakeStaffMagic День назад

    That horse and cherry bit has me in tears XD you've just made my day XD p.s can't wait to go to Japan one day. I subbed you.

  • lenni syvälahti
    lenni syvälahti 2 дня назад

    are video

  • pumpkin Charlie
    pumpkin Charlie 2 дня назад

    on the defense of french people , we such at speaking other languages so we protect ourselves like that , like the bully that actually likes pink fluffy unicorn

  • oszaszi
    oszaszi 2 дня назад

    I thought putting your name on a travel card is benefitial because then the general ticket prices will be less. Since it means "non-transferrable" whilst when you have no name you can give this card to anyone else for a day, to help them out and get it back to yourself. I never been in Japan but you should ask about this. This is pretty common in many countries.

  • ashen one
    ashen one 2 дня назад

    For wife you can say wai-fu

  • American Ajumma
    American Ajumma 2 дня назад

    i want to go to Korea and even know some Korean but my husband wants to go to Japan and neither of us know ANY Japanese. i just subbed so I can start learning more about Japan before traveling there.

  • Alex Kohler
    Alex Kohler 2 дня назад


  • Kai Yahya.
    Kai Yahya. 3 дня назад

    Went tokyo twice. Quite lot of english signs. But it wasn't difficult to get around or buy things

  • Amazing Supergirl
    Amazing Supergirl 3 дня назад

    I’d be SO embarrassed to live in Japan and not speak Japanese. That’s a great way to not make friends and be an outcast. I lived in Osaka for three years and never spoke English unless they did a lot. Even then, I was super hesitant and splashed it with Japanese language and mannerisms. I worked very hard to make my friends and be a friendly neighbor.

  • Mouful's Second Channel
    Mouful's Second Channel 3 дня назад

    What about google translate

  • Pure Disappointment
    Pure Disappointment 4 дня назад +1

    "Are you enjoy spring" that tshirt

  • ThingTV
    ThingTV 4 дня назад

    Nice vid, I liked the 'Super Basic Essential Japanese with Ryotaro' section although it could have easily been retitled 'Four Most Commonly Spoken Phrases by Ryo Hazuki in Shenmue II'. I hear 'sumimasen' and all I can imagine is Ryo asking for directions to like a dojo or an antiques shop or something, inevitably at some point he will say 'wakarimasen' before being given a more detailed explanation and finally move along with an obligatory 'arigatou'. Those three phrases in particular sign-post almost every conversation in the Shenmue games... so the idea that I can get by in Japan by pretending I'm in the most iconic Sega Dreamcast game of all time, makes me quite happy.
    Otherwise these videos are generally so much better than most other travel channels (which are mostly just clickbait and cheese) and all the people involved seem to genuinely have charm and a good sense of humour. I'm impressed. ;)

  • Paul Revere
    Paul Revere 5 дней назад

    Scribble? 🤔

  • MrCrazyManiac
    MrCrazyManiac 5 дней назад

    Did you get something Stuck in your nose once when you were a Child or is that just a british Thing. I mean i Love your channel especially since i want to study japanology and japanese/east asian history but damn your Voice is nasally

  • Nomi
    Nomi 5 дней назад

    one day i’ll be there

  • Jaron Martin
    Jaron Martin 5 дней назад

    Japanese Navitime in English is way better than google maps since Navitime use satellites that uses a Japanese network. I don't know how many times I just used google maps as a pedestrian and it comes up with the message roads may not be accurate for your destination.

  • Nati M
    Nati M 5 дней назад

    Good advice.

  • Synthetase2
    Synthetase2 5 дней назад

    Super helpful video! Thanks!

  • Lillian Swaim
    Lillian Swaim 6 дней назад

    Stolen english accent? Does that mean some poor englishman is wandering around without his?

  • crim somreaf5555
    crim somreaf5555 6 дней назад

    google translate??

  • KennEH
    KennEH 6 дней назад

    I thought apple was ringo?

    • Tom
      Tom 5 дней назад

      It's based on each word however most Japanese will know both words. A quick and easy way for an English speaker to communicate with Japanese is to learn English loan words.

    • KennEH
      KennEH 5 дней назад

      DO native speakers in general prefer one or another or is it based on each word?

    • Tom
      Tom 6 дней назад

      There are some instances where there are both Japanese and English words. Just a few are:
      ringo = appuru (apple)
      kippu = chiketto (ticket)
      gyuunyuu = miruku (milk)

  • m m
    m m 6 дней назад


  • Art _ mation
    Art _ mation 6 дней назад

    **goes to a Japanese restaurant**
    Waitor/waitress: (in Japanese) what would you like
    Me: **orders completely in English for a McDonalds Big Mac**

  • JeremyDaBest Gaming
    JeremyDaBest Gaming 6 дней назад +1


  • Firmicute s
    Firmicute s 6 дней назад

    1:58 KNEW IT

  • American Panzer
    American Panzer 7 дней назад

    And the 5th key phrase is omae wa mou shindeiru

  • Animiles
    Animiles 7 дней назад

    The first thing of japanese I learnt was カタカナ (katakana). It is mostly used for words with a foreign origin. ロボット = robotto = robot. If you know that you can often guess what it sais.

  • Animiles
    Animiles 7 дней назад

    5:24 The left one clearly sais female...
    (yes, that's one of the 10 characters I know. I only know the meaning though. Not how to pronounce it.)

  • call me jeff
    call me jeff 7 дней назад

    i think ts sribble

  • JRS IV
    JRS IV 8 дней назад

    4:52 “lost in a forest” (Logan Paul intensifies)

  • AwpWilliams
    AwpWilliams 8 дней назад

    I think Dribble is the brand. lol

  • Curtis Cleary
    Curtis Cleary 8 дней назад

    Oh the characters for Male and Female are the same as Chinese

  • Don Qco
    Don Qco 8 дней назад


  • Metal Gear Survive sucks
    Metal Gear Survive sucks 8 дней назад

    French people absolutely hate the English hahahahaha so funny. If you’re Australian and you can’t speak French though, they’ll give you a free pass because they’re obsessed with Aussies

  • Parched Beverage
    Parched Beverage 8 дней назад

    Just subbed!

  • Everything
    Everything 8 дней назад

    Doodle + Scribble

  • mr welder
    mr welder 8 дней назад

    Subbed for the horde

  • v2penny
    v2penny 8 дней назад

    Awesome vid!

  • Spown
    Spown 8 дней назад

    9:15 so basically speak Borat. got it.

  • BasicGamer Duties
    BasicGamer Duties 9 дней назад

    I wanna learn japanese so bad but how am i gonna become tri lingual as a 10 year old. Imagine a 10 year old being trilingual

    THE SUPER ELITE 9 дней назад

    Been in Japan long enough....
    Still pronounces the name of his friend wrong...

  • Darky R
    Darky R 9 дней назад


  • Eri Airlangga
    Eri Airlangga 9 дней назад

    7:33 possessed horse
    6:50 The horse power lady (watch her episode here if you haven't:видео.html?t=1m44s )

  • AviX
    AviX 9 дней назад

    男女wow I'm so intelligent.

  • UndertaleSkeleBros
    UndertaleSkeleBros 9 дней назад

    Me personally because I grew up on subbed anime I have picked up on being able to understand abit of Japanese even if I cannot speak a lick of it

  • UndertaleSkeleBros
    UndertaleSkeleBros 9 дней назад

    And keep in mind that while in the country side English is less common, in Tokyo and other major cities that are tourist location many or most Japanese people can speak or at lest understand English
    Oh and if you go to countryside try and go with a friend who may understand and be able to translate and help you

  • y2ksw1
    y2ksw1 9 дней назад

    My nose dribbles 😄😋

  • Joe Knaggs
    Joe Knaggs 9 дней назад

    I love your videos, thank you for your videos. Looking forwarding to going to Japan in 3 weeks :)

  • Peter Liang
    Peter Liang 9 дней назад

    My brother traveled Japan and Koreans living there were more willing to help than the Japanese. Go figure.

  • bikkiikun
    bikkiikun 9 дней назад

    Oh, and a big help is of course NaviTime (which should by now also have an English version). And "" is helpful if you have no internet connection.

  • bikkiikun
    bikkiikun 9 дней назад

    And Suica is cheaper than normal tickets...

  • Aisha RAfiq
    Aisha RAfiq 9 дней назад

    1:58 omg yaaaas

  • KrakenREQ
    KrakenREQ 10 дней назад

    When you know all of those phrases from anime.....

  • Leonardo DaVinci
    Leonardo DaVinci 10 дней назад

    Your sense of humor is top-notch.

  • Shaaala
    Shaaala 10 дней назад

    I am currently planning my second trip to Japan (first was Hokkaido island and Tokyo, now I plan the rest). And true, even the little of Japanese words like hello, thank you, counting to 1-2-3 was the ice breaker and we had so much good interactions with people.

  • Chill Zero
    Chill Zero 10 дней назад

    *cough* France *cough*

  • Rift of games
    Rift of games 10 дней назад

    Yeah french people logic is that if you don't understand what they are saying they just need to say it louder, i went to France this summer holiday and if my mom's friend who speaks french we would have had so many problems communicating with the locals.

  • Gabriel Simer
    Gabriel Simer 10 дней назад

    I think i'm fucking in love with you.

  • A.J Gaming
    A.J Gaming 10 дней назад

    I swear, I had the same problem with French people

  • Vallin Vallentine
    Vallin Vallentine 10 дней назад

    I speak Japanese fluently, I lived there for 7 years. I watched this because I watched another video you did, and you are kind of charming... ya know, for a limey. Lol, thanks for another great video.

  • MelonManMoop
    MelonManMoop 10 дней назад

    i mean i've learned little Japanese since no schools near me teach it :c but i do know some phrases in japanese that might help if you are trying to be respectful to the culture. like "Eigo wakarimasu ka?" meaning do you understand English. switch Eigo with Nihongo meaning Japanese language to say do you understand Japanese? incase a native or someone else who speaks japanese asks you. I hope this helps and please tell me if i messed anything up

  • Skradoo
    Skradoo 11 дней назад

    Southern France is quite great without knowing French... They also like when you try to speak French and help you out, The north though, wow, they are quite a bunch of assholes if you don't know French, and are even more angry if you try.

  • Dead_ShoulderS
    Dead_ShoulderS 11 дней назад +2

    But a bagel is toasty

  • Alann Hod
    Alann Hod 11 дней назад

    He's a goof and comes off with a ditzy duncy trained chimpanzee

  • Enta Diga
    Enta Diga 11 дней назад

    Can i say omae wa mou shindeiru to japanese?

  • crazycianucci
    crazycianucci 11 дней назад

    hahahaha do you think they meant scribble?!

  • bourgeoisHellion
    bourgeoisHellion 12 дней назад

    why are there no English subtitles :0

  • Malik Klinker
    Malik Klinker 12 дней назад

    France is great if you can speak French.

  • jonathan Wieringa
    jonathan Wieringa 12 дней назад

    5:52...I put the video on pause at 5:45 and practiced it a lot probably for that reason only to get smashed in the face by it after pressing play again.

  • Avinash Kumar
    Avinash Kumar 12 дней назад

    fraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnns 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Pogo Kilogramm
    Pogo Kilogramm 12 дней назад

    😂 well done guide, will check in future more

  • Pyro Friends
    Pyro Friends 12 дней назад

    Y tf do u look like you'd be elon musk's son!?😂

  • Dragneel LM
    Dragneel LM 12 дней назад

    *Omae mou shindeiru* and *NANI?!* is also really important if you're dealing with the police in Japan

  • CRONDOR Gaming
    CRONDOR Gaming 12 дней назад

    Just fucking normal then BASASHI

  • niccoPk
    niccoPk 12 дней назад

    Bringing Ryotoro on the channel is the best idea you could have had. That man is so charismatic!

  • Zach Schleien
    Zach Schleien 12 дней назад

    Dribble is a design community. I assume that’s why they added it.

  • K P
    K P 13 дней назад

    What up with those waiters small hands

  • Outcast501
    Outcast501 13 дней назад

    France was definately the worst country i been too. Nothing nice to say about the people.
    I would like to go to japan but the cost is toi much

  • Gongas Mendes
    Gongas Mendes 13 дней назад

    Apple is also called "ringo - りんご"

    HIROSHI IKEDA 13 дней назад

    Brits are obviously best at English and lucky you English is most common language in the world. There is a country like Slilanka place Japanese as first foreign language. In London is there any sign written in Japanese? Never! Don't complain and get on!

    • SpaccAlberi The Spaccatoris III
      SpaccAlberi The Spaccatoris III 13 дней назад

      Yes, but you can freely choose to learn other languages too! And that means people want to gain more knowledge, and that means they're growing! Learning/Studying other languages is one of the best experiences you could possibly have.

  • Catherine H.
    Catherine H. 13 дней назад

    1:58 YEP. I feel your pain😅😣😢😭😬😡😠🖕🇫🇷

  • trenbolonely
    trenbolonely 13 дней назад

    *pleasing smell*

  • Klimt Kahlo
    Klimt Kahlo 13 дней назад

    Your sense of humor is priceless!!!

  • frdrcklim
    frdrcklim 13 дней назад

    First and most important rule, get a flight in Japan that arrives before the bus or train closes. That basically means don't get a flight that arrives late in the evening or early morning. If you get there past the train closing, you will have a very difficult time. Believe me, first-hand experience.

  • Senshi Ghost
    Senshi Ghost 13 дней назад

    Is this british chibi?!!?

  • Autophobia
    Autophobia 13 дней назад

    Vape nation ost makes intro hilarious.

  • NoONE
    NoONE 13 дней назад

    Japanese treat you nicely because you are a white light eyed person. I have doubts they might do the same for someone of darker ethnicity.

  • blackrave404
    blackrave404 13 дней назад +1

    "Male" kanji looks like sail on a boat
    "Female" kanji looks like drunk 4