How Difficult is Travelling Japan without Japanese? | Travel Tips

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Комментарии • 2 975

  • NooblyHunter 203
    NooblyHunter 203 Час назад

    God damn it Basashi!!! 😂😂😂

  • Embargoman
    Embargoman 6 часов назад

    Is a phrase use in the sport of Basketball.

    MUYASSAR-Begim RAKHIMOVA 13 часов назад

    Tokyo subway is a good app to use

  • Fern Fall
    Fern Fall 16 часов назад

    " with some notable exceptions" you're really gonna do your friend like that?

  • The Unknown
    The Unknown День назад +1

    Most important tip is just download the Google translate app in your phone and try using it in your daily conversation

    Might be awkward tho

  • じゃっくだにえら
    じゃっくだにえら День назад


  • 66kVsubstation
    66kVsubstation День назад


  • Koko
    Koko 2 дня назад

    1:27 -> Alternate Universe Ryotaro and Chris.

  • Sam Andersen
    Sam Andersen 2 дня назад

    2:38 time to put the coffee

  • GingerBreadMan1178
    GingerBreadMan1178 2 дня назад

    Language is power. Just learn the language, that is my advice. Also if you are traveling to a country it's best to learn the language anyways, unless you got a friend who can translate it.

  • Samuel Hart
    Samuel Hart 2 дня назад

    RIngo to Mikan
    Appuru to Orenji

  • Derva Kommt von hinten
    Derva Kommt von hinten 3 дня назад

    A benefit of beeing a foreigner. I can cread the kanji for male and female, but you can just choose to be a peeping tom and act the fool :D

  • Lord Belial
    Lord Belial 4 дня назад

    Another helpful and entertaining video. Cheers matey. Bye the way I just read on MSN News of the quake in Japan. A 6.1 as well. I hope you and Ryotaro and Natsuki are okay.

  • harry yusuf
    harry yusuf 4 дня назад

    Bcz im.. im cheap.

  • MinecraftGaming04
    MinecraftGaming04 4 дня назад

    I visited japan once with my family and the locals thought we were locals... my whole family knows no japanese and I have no confidence to speak and translate

  • Johnny Nitro
    Johnny Nitro 4 дня назад

    Japanese isn't that hard Chinese however is hard asf

  • KaMo
    KaMo 4 дня назад

    Damn, now I want the "Are You Enjoy Spring ?" shirt...

  • Yokai Alchemist
    Yokai Alchemist 5 дней назад

    This is why we shouldn't have helped the French in World War II

  • Jeovelito Torres
    Jeovelito Torres 5 дней назад +1

    "BASASHI" and "SAKURANBO" made me laugh

  • Stefan Lopuszanski
    Stefan Lopuszanski 5 дней назад

    When in doubt just add a "-u" at the end. I kept trying to explain "ice cream" to someone, but when I said "ice creamu" they understood (it is pronounced ice creamu over there).

  • Stefan Lopuszanski
    Stefan Lopuszanski 5 дней назад +4

    Those "weird sounding English phrases" in Japan are often actually chosen specifically because they sound good or fun to the Japanese ear. Big companies have native English speakers who know what they are doing. It isn't usually just a mistake. This came from a few marketing people I talked to while I lived in Japan. Not sure on the validity of their claims, but it makes logical sense.

  • Its Argelo
    Its Argelo 5 дней назад


  • snowaysk
    snowaysk 6 дней назад

    i dont like ur english accent , its really terrible

  • Kitty Love
    Kitty Love 6 дней назад

    lol, "the only other two words you need are beer and whiskey". Made my day.

  • Tim Martin
    Tim Martin 6 дней назад

    I'm thinking about going to Japan but I hadn't a clue where to start... then I found your channel

  • Jess Green
    Jess Green 7 дней назад

    You’re so right about France and French people being pissy about the French language

  • Michael Leon
    Michael Leon 7 дней назад

    Haha! The French treated me like shit too!

  • Abul Kalam
    Abul Kalam 7 дней назад

    Very informative great video

  • Sylis Andromeda
    Sylis Andromeda 8 дней назад

    “Scourging around for berries” lmao

  • streetmuggedbypolice
    streetmuggedbypolice 8 дней назад

    I wonder if the difficult language barrier is the reason that the Japanese have not had their country invaded by 3rd world migrants/immigrants from Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East? Unlike the unfortunate white countries of Europe!

  • eligirl100
    eligirl100 9 дней назад

    Haha France

  • lisha loves
    lisha loves 10 дней назад

    Hahahahah oh my lord you are so hilarious I can´t catch my breath XD

  • Leon
    Leon 10 дней назад

    BASASHI got me LOL 😝

  • Vallie Halverz
    Vallie Halverz 10 дней назад

    I just learned "wakarimasen" a few hours ago!

  • Tom
    Tom 11 дней назад

    If you do have to buy a train ticket and don't know how much always buy the cheapest ticket. At the end of the trip they'll make you pay the rest.

  • Northern Lights
    Northern Lights 11 дней назад


  • Deus Vult
    Deus Vult 12 дней назад

    This is dumb. Your 'voting'. Why? Is that funny? Asking if it's more difficult to travel through japan is a lot different than if they would like to be a salmon.

  • MichaelKingsfordGray
    MichaelKingsfordGray 12 дней назад

    I learned that "apple" was "ringo".

    DANIEL VELEZ 12 дней назад

    You are truly funny

  • Satoshi Isono
    Satoshi Isono 12 дней назад

    this video makes sense a lot!

  • Ante Zovko
    Ante Zovko 13 дней назад

    chibi reviews ?

  • riinto
    riinto 13 дней назад

    dribble? More like drabble

  • sasuke65743
    sasuke65743 13 дней назад

    Is there anu accurate translator for japanese?

  • Sheryl Nielsen
    Sheryl Nielsen 13 дней назад

    That was HILARIOUS!! 😂😂😂 ...also super informative . Thank you!👍🏼

  • Lex chai
    Lex chai 13 дней назад

    hahaha that ending Chris! awesome!

  • Trippy Memez
    Trippy Memez 13 дней назад

    Every time I met a japanese person the only thing I said was "Omiwa mu shinderu NANI?"

  • Svea Jacobsen
    Svea Jacobsen 13 дней назад

    Is it really true that people with tattoos don't get into onsen and other establishments?

  • Jay Ong
    Jay Ong 13 дней назад

    7:46 hahahaha

  • Skwisgaar Skwigelf
    Skwisgaar Skwigelf 14 дней назад

    2:13 this is true. I was in Notre Dame (Paris) and a japanese kid suddenly crossed my path and I don't remember what I told him, but it was some japanese words. The lad looked extremely happy and said "Do you speak JAPANESE?!?!?!?!" (in japanese). I said "well, a bit". He wanted me to follow him and meet his parents, which I did. My japanese was a five year-old japanese, that's why I could understand the kid, but I couldn't understand well enough his parents. I got to understand that the father was curious about how did I learn the language and I tried to explain him. Funny situation xD

  • vitalis emanuel
    vitalis emanuel 14 дней назад

    why the horses in your videos look so bizarre?

  • priya tomar
    priya tomar 15 дней назад

    use google translate app... language gonna be easy to deal with

  • Icantremember92
    Icantremember92 15 дней назад

    To be honest, the French get mad even if you can speak French but have an accent... so yeah

  • Skittles Skittles
    Skittles Skittles 15 дней назад

    Can we just appreciate how hot that was

  • Marine Salomon
    Marine Salomon 15 дней назад

    Doodle scribble.... DRIBBLE.

    • Tom
      Tom 11 дней назад

      +Marine Salomon
      Possibly drivel since the "v" sound is "b" in Japanese.

  • Djorven
    Djorven 15 дней назад

    I was literally crying when the horse appeared 😂

  • NightcoreGold
    NightcoreGold 16 дней назад

    SAKURANBO !!!!

    CHAR CHANG 16 дней назад

    But kanji is chinese...

  • Corlina Liles
    Corlina Liles 16 дней назад

    9:17 the most thing I worry about for me is that I dont want to feel like a raciest person even if its just an "do we speak/understand each others language"

  • lemon lime
    lemon lime 16 дней назад

    and they almost ruled the world, where we all would learn Japanese

  • Moonlit Howl487
    Moonlit Howl487 16 дней назад

    The hardest part for me is converting romanji to hiragana since I'm bad at spelling xD

  • y s
    y s 17 дней назад


  • H_Balck
    H_Balck 17 дней назад

    Of course it had to be the French...

  • Natsuki - Life is a Balloon
    Natsuki - Life is a Balloon 17 дней назад

    I love Natsuki ! ^_^ so much I had to make a tribute account

  • pierre mocquard
    pierre mocquard 17 дней назад

    well not everyone in france, whenever someone ask for help in english i'm more than happy to help them

  • リーリエLillie
    リーリエLillie 18 дней назад

    Of course the brit doesn't get along with French

  • Luis Guzman
    Luis Guzman 18 дней назад

    Remember guys! Kanji for female looks like two persons scissoring. The more you know.

  • Djvmel B.
    Djvmel B. 18 дней назад

    7:25 had me rolling on the floor

  • Duke
    Duke 19 дней назад

    I'd rather be a sailfish.

  • Vito C
    Vito C 19 дней назад

    I had some inkling that your channel name was a pun. If your legal name is legit, then it totally is.

  • Jon Bear
    Jon Bear 20 дней назад

    Just point at stuff and say "kore"!

  • Seshio
    Seshio 20 дней назад

    Wheres the subtitles

  • Kyudo Kun
    Kyudo Kun 20 дней назад

    *I really want to go to Japan and visit that country, but I'm afraid that if I go there, I wouldn't be able to communicate with the locals because there will no subtitles if I talk to them*

  • XBakaTacoX
    XBakaTacoX 20 дней назад

    With speaking simple English to people, I've noticed that they will also do it back. It seems like it's a good idea to "match their level" if that sounds right (and hopefully not rude!). Though I do think it's important to know at least some very basic Japanese. It shows you respect the people if you've gone out of your way to learn the langauge and I think they would greatly appreciate it.

  • gogreyhound
    gogreyhound 20 дней назад

    Easy to get around in Japan without knowing the language for sure. Just got back from a 10 day trip there.
    The big obstacle we ran into is that almost every restaurant allows smoking inside.
    It's so weird that for a country where it is (generally) illegal to smoke outside of designated smoking areas in public - restaurants seem to be immune from this. Had the hardest time with it in Shinjuku.

  • Yonezawa!!!!! MONZAEMON
    Yonezawa!!!!! MONZAEMON 20 дней назад


  • Sam Lynas
    Sam Lynas 21 день назад


  • MS crew
    MS crew 21 день назад


  • Zachary Mogel
    Zachary Mogel 22 дня назад


  • divitox
    divitox 22 дня назад

    Yup, the french can be real pieces of sh*t.

  • STC
    STC 23 дня назад

    Chinese people can understand most of the "Kan ji" Character in Japan automatically :)

  • Alec Lyons
    Alec Lyons 23 дня назад

    best video ,super useful

  • The Esquire
    The Esquire 24 дня назад

    Gotta put up links to the DRIBBLE notebook

  • Marysol Alvarez
    Marysol Alvarez 24 дня назад

    Most people want to be bagels..
    Because bagels FEEL NO pain...

  • Henry1324
    Henry1324 24 дня назад

    Now I'm even more worried. As an Asian I'm sure they won't be as nice/patient to me as to an obvious white foreigner, and probably will always assume I speak Japanese

  • The Spoils Bag
    The Spoils Bag 24 дня назад +2

    Be careful of what notepads you buy. It just might be a Death Note

  • Grimmjg Productions
    Grimmjg Productions 24 дня назад


  • Ryukami
    Ryukami 24 дня назад


  • Storm Warning
    Storm Warning 25 дней назад

    I visited Japan with no Japanese, just armed with Google Translate problems at all! Speak into it in English and it spits out translation in Japanese. Amazing! You can also scan text and it translates. I use it all the time when in Asian supermarkets here in Australia too.

  • Anime Ade
    Anime Ade 25 дней назад

    Just found your channel and I like it, very informative yet funny so it’s easy to enjoy . ((๑・̑◡・̑๑) subscribed.

  • Meetalo
    Meetalo 25 дней назад

    lol i knew you were going to say France

  • Isaac Rahman
    Isaac Rahman 25 дней назад

    Hey man just discovered this channel. I really enjoy the knowledge you provide as well as your subtle wit. Am planning my first Japan trip in a year, so this channel is very handy. Thank you.

  • Lynia Wood
    Lynia Wood 25 дней назад

    No matter how friendly the people of a foreign country are, it's still extremely impolite and sort of dickish to go to a country and not even be able to say "hello", "goodbye" and "thank you" in the country's language. ESPECIALLY if you're a native english speaker.
    Concerning France: I never had any issues with french people, although only knowing those few words and some numbers. It's simply a matter of respect, to at least greet in the national language and apologize for your lack of further knowledge in it.
    How do you react if someone approaches you in London and confidently starts blabbering stuff in Chinese, expecting you to answer?

  • Dismayven
    Dismayven 25 дней назад

    What if you use one of those apps where you speak in your native language then it repeats what you said in Japanese? Do those work well? Are Japanese people OK with you using one of those?

  • WeltenKrank
    WeltenKrank 25 дней назад

    Yes ... france checks out.

  • Yashirin- kun
    Yashirin- kun 25 дней назад

    I went with my brother to Japan for 2weeks, umm...2weeks ago. We had soem fun times, visited many shrines and places (Osaka/Kyoto and Tokyo was the area). To be honest, it wasn't bad at all. We were prepared for language barrier. But the people here know the basic words from English. In restaurants they can say what the main food is (beef+rice/noodle or pork, etc). Luckily, i was told about JR Pass so, that helped us out. We had trouble getting around, since arriving at 23:00 is not the best option...since, no internet or any navigation. But the maps above the ticket terminals in the train station did have English names. I even saw the option to write the station names in the terminals. (Maybe it's a work in progress?)
    Overall, it was a really amazing holiday, i almost cried when i had to come back.
    Deffinitely going back there...maybe for Halloween...

  • Jennisa Lo
    Jennisa Lo 25 дней назад

    Lol! Natsuki is gold!!

  • Luis Orozco
    Luis Orozco 25 дней назад

    Maaaaan I just need to go. I took 2 years of 日本語 my first semesters of college AND FOR WHAT

  • kurok1tenshi
    kurok1tenshi 26 дней назад

    @1:57 is so damn accurate and the funny part is? they go to other countries and get pissed that you don´t speak french usually too XD. happens often here in Portugal cause most of them can´t or won´t speak proper English and want other to speak French instead.

  • Hannah Cat
    Hannah Cat 26 дней назад

    Awhh he even gave a tip for the vegitarians

  • Schroeder Jeff
    Schroeder Jeff 26 дней назад

    how well does Google translate work with english --> Japanese when i keep the things i put in simple