How Difficult is Travelling Japan without Japanese? | Travel Tips

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Комментарии • 4 736

  • sevendeadlysins
    sevendeadlysins 20 минут назад

    Is it rude to just say what like is there a word for pardon?

  • KnifesSpidey
    KnifesSpidey 3 часа назад

    Ummm traveling not travelling

  • kmungal
    kmungal 11 часов назад

    just mr.bean it, im sure everything would end up fine.

  • OFF3NDED01 _
    OFF3NDED01 _ День назад

    I always thought apple was ringo lol!

  • Rebeca Ortiz
    Rebeca Ortiz День назад

    Hola! Muchas gracias por los subtitulo se en ingles. Estoy aprendiendo ingles y japonés y estos subtitulo se me ayuda a mejorar el listening mientras aprendo sobre otra cultura!!

  • Z
    Z День назад

    Oh gosh, i completely lost control at the Horse and Cherry bit, immediate screaming laughter to tears

  • Ashton
    Ashton 2 дня назад

    *P L E A S I N G S M E L L*

  • Daddy AF
    Daddy AF 3 дня назад

    For the most part, the French do not get angry about an inability to speak French unless additionally one happens to be an English person with deplorable manners.

  • Caesar [SailorNeptune]
    Caesar [SailorNeptune] 3 дня назад

    Apple is ringo 🙃

  • SubjectDelta9
    SubjectDelta9 3 дня назад

    Konnichiwa. With so much Gratitude for your very Helpful Videos and for your Happy disposition and willingness to Help humanity in such a humble way. True Teacher indeed, Arigatou!

  • drivenbyfate
    drivenbyfate 3 дня назад

    The first part with the trains...I was always able to find an English map as well at the station to find the correct price. It just wasn't always located right next to the Japanese rail map.

  • DrE38
    DrE38 4 дня назад

    8:39 - Learn English with 6 ears! WHOA! /s

  • Saoirse Hime
    Saoirse Hime 4 дня назад

    Still can't get over the cherries

  • gelatosamurai
    gelatosamurai 4 дня назад +1

    Bahaaahaaa.. France.

  • Zero
    Zero 4 дня назад

    When a Japanese man steals an british accent you give an innocent British man a Japanese accent. Just think of the poor guy waking up and speaking to his wife and kids like he is a Japanese man.

  • Zero
    Zero 4 дня назад

    I would say anywhere in the world your more likely to be mugged if you don't speak their language. Unless you act generally confused to why your being shouted at so you say "No english" over and over again in a thick European accent.

  • Nigel Fletcher
    Nigel Fletcher 5 дней назад

    Is eating with Chopsticks with your left hand bad etiquette ?

  • Kyle Lopez-Vito
    Kyle Lopez-Vito 5 дней назад

    I've been around Japan many times -- from Sapporo, all the way down to Kagoshima. Personally, I think just knowing a few phrases would be enough. But it would be better if you took a bit of time to learn the language. Most find it quite amusing if you manage to speak Japanese, even if just a little. I think it's the effort that they count. I remember fondly my first time in Kyoto and my Japanese was basic at the time. Just enough to carry small conversations. And I was the last customer at a ramen-ya called Ramen Daiei which is somewhere between Kyoto station and the Nintendo headquarters. The shop owner and I had a chat which I tried to carry on in Japanese for as much as I could, much to his delight. I felt welcome and the shop owner was genuinely interested in where I came from and what I was doing in Japan. He even thought my Japanese was great, maybe considering I was a tourist. Most Japanese won't expect you to speak Japanese, but knowing even a little goes a long way in terms of making a connection.

  • wumingkkk
    wumingkkk 6 дней назад

    Remember to say "BAKA", nod your head slightly and smile when moving thru the crowds. It is really important.

    • wumingkkk
      wumingkkk 4 дня назад

      +L. Van Zandt LOL!!! :p

    • L. Van Zandt
      L. Van Zandt 5 дней назад +1

      Lol, nice try.

  • Hu Chung
    Hu Chung 6 дней назад +1

    Perhaps dribble means to study so much you so start sleeping

  • Lalalalala!
    Lalalalala! 7 дней назад

    Does anyone know what クソ夜涼means? My friend said her Japanese friend had this as her contact name and we can't figure out what it means. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to post this question to videos that might have people who know Japanese well. Thank you

  • Nicholas Goh
    Nicholas Goh 7 дней назад

    omg the horse, laugh my gut out

  • Chicken Permission The shaved
    Chicken Permission The shaved 7 дней назад

    Apple? ❌

    *A P U R U* ✔

  • Cloverk
    Cloverk 7 дней назад

    The Kanji thing in the bathroom is also the Chinese version of it.

  • Vasea Vasile
    Vasea Vasile 8 дней назад

    Id love ti work in japan but japanese is realy hard for me ! But after my vis ill take a shot...and see how ill manage! Nice vids..they give me an insight on japan. Keep it up sir!

  • ZadfrackGlutz Zesozose
    ZadfrackGlutz Zesozose 8 дней назад

    Cheap Bagel Broad is a good baseball name.

  • t t
    t t 8 дней назад +1

    I Think that muslims would have a problem as well

    It's CLASSICAL 8 дней назад

    So kanji text is Chinese?

  • Erikson Wang
    Erikson Wang 9 дней назад

    Japanese Men and women is the same as chinese

  • Martial Bachoffner
    Martial Bachoffner 9 дней назад

    Of course you speak French. Sixty percent of words used in English are from French. Useful video by the way. Thanks!

  • Advocate502
    Advocate502 9 дней назад

    try not to use back up your tongue

  • Thomas Giles
    Thomas Giles 9 дней назад

    I love your videos. So interesting and funny. Something about your mannerisms and dry humour reminds me of the wonderful Stewart Lee XD

  • ThreadofTruth
    ThreadofTruth 11 дней назад +1


  • Xxx Tensionxhenoi
    Xxx Tensionxhenoi 11 дней назад


  • Jaixyn
    Jaixyn 11 дней назад


  • Sur-Gee-O
    Sur-Gee-O 12 дней назад

    Spiralling dark hole of nothingness, you say? Hmmm... Uzumaki?

  • Aabdullah Youtuber
    Aabdullah Youtuber 12 дней назад

    I think that japanese is gay. Here you have the song
    So this is Christmas and what have you done?
    Another year over, a new one just begun.
    And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun,
    The near and the dear one
    the old and the young

  • Thisismyrifle
    Thisismyrifle 13 дней назад

    after watching this, i still want to be a bagel.

  • Jimmy Alfaro
    Jimmy Alfaro 13 дней назад +1

    Hilarious illustration of those exceptions! That horse laughing got me every single time😄

  • Saba Esfandiari
    Saba Esfandiari 13 дней назад

    Wtf 7:34 😂

  • Supertomiman
    Supertomiman 13 дней назад

    Why not just google a picture of a cow and point to the cow and then the menu?

  • Amit Kumar
    Amit Kumar 13 дней назад


  • Darren Chung
    Darren Chung 14 дней назад

    What are the kanji for the other 200 genders or is Japan not 'woke' yet?

  • Johnnie Campbell
    Johnnie Campbell 14 дней назад

    I;ve always heard Chinese and Japanese are the two easiest languages to learn, everyone's always told me English was the hardest to learn.

  • Anime World777
    Anime World777 14 дней назад

    I always wanted to go to Japan to visit I knew their culture was awsome and rich in history (and yes I love anime and that was a major factor 😅😥. Don't judge me😥). Plus I've always wanted to learn Japanese because it was so creative, vast, beutiful and challenging. Now after seeing some of your vids I feel even more confident in wanting to learn it 😎👍

  • Mr. Piccolo
    Mr. Piccolo 14 дней назад

    Or you can spend all your time watching anime, and pick up a few phrases and think you know so much Japanese

  • Christian
    Christian 14 дней назад

    The English in Japan is fine... you can understand it. When I first visited the UK the first people I met spoke some gibberish that I had never heard before in my life... I asked politely where they were from because I couldn't understand them and they explained in proper English to my surprise that they were English... from London and that was the way they speak there...

  • bwet
    bwet 14 дней назад

  • Donnie Brasco
    Donnie Brasco 15 дней назад

    guugel maps

  • chicken wing
    chicken wing 15 дней назад

    Weeaboo time

  • Brian McInnis
    Brian McInnis 16 дней назад

    Without Japanese what?

  • Nick Jones
    Nick Jones 16 дней назад

    @8:12 In traveling to Argentina (where Spanish is spoken) this was incredibly true. Most people it seems are really welcoming of people trying to speak their own native language but have huge reservations about trying to speak (and likely butcher) someone else's native language.

  • Nefty Chan
    Nefty Chan 16 дней назад

    I think is hard for someone who want to learn japanese but don't know english at all. I didn't find how to learn japanese from my native language. I'm glad that I know english. :)

    BEHROOZ KA 16 дней назад

    3:25 is amazing i thought only Iran had such confusions hahaha you can't read map but you should know the price of ticket of that place to find it in english version in order to know the price of ticket it's a never ending loop lolololol

    BEHROOZ KA 17 дней назад

    cute face and cute attitude wish you were my boyfriend , anyways how is it to be homosexual in japan (i dont mean you are homosexual its general question)

  • jacc gee
    jacc gee 17 дней назад

    Japanese educational system is crazy.
    So we can't speak English. Teachers let us read, read, read, grammer, read, and read in learning English. No speaking.
    There is no oppotunity to speak English
    until entering society.

  • MrFlashmn
    MrFlashmn 17 дней назад

    LOL@ cough cough, france cough.. that really hit the nail.

  • ZeeGypsy
    ZeeGypsy 17 дней назад

    But isn't apple "ringo"?

  • Cathy Blessing
    Cathy Blessing 17 дней назад

    cough cough "France""....about spit out my tea! Always love your videos as they all make me laugh but having experienced that first hand, nearly brought tears to my eyes I was laughing so hard!

  • Tifa Lockart
    Tifa Lockart 18 дней назад

    I'm curious about the wifi or mobile data. Do we have to change ou mobile plan so we can surf the internet there?

  • MonkeyMetal
    MonkeyMetal 18 дней назад

    Your jokes are horrible. Please stop it. You are not funny at all

  • Dominic Crimmings
    Dominic Crimmings 19 дней назад

    You should get your very nice Japanese friend to add a 5th phrase to know, the wholly magical "Watashi Wa " - I've found in almost all cases that at a hotel or restaurant or if just met someone, if you can tell them your name in Japanese they are uber friendly and just that little bit more helpful.

  • Dominic Crimmings
    Dominic Crimmings 19 дней назад

    I would hazard a guess that whoever did the copy for the notebook confused "dribble" with "scribble".
    I've been to Japan - started off in Tokyo, then Kyoto, onto various other cities and back to Tokyo (using a very very affordable JR Rail Pass which you can only buy before travel at a Japanese Embassy or appointed agent - you exchange the voucher you buy for a photo based pass at the main stations). I found very little difficulty travelling etc.
    In fact one evening, myself and partner looked outside at a reasonably priced eatery and went in. The menu was only in Japanese and the manager could see we were struggling (an old lady who was very very sweet) to us by the hand back outside and asked us to point at the "menu pictures" etc then took us back in and served us what we had pointed to. So so nice.

  • Dashing Shadowbolt
    Dashing Shadowbolt 19 дней назад

    If I saw a notebook like that in Japan and didn't bring it home for my sister, she would send me back to get it. It's brilliant! Can't wait to go to Japan.

  • Jahvon Grey
    Jahvon Grey 20 дней назад

    doing everything in my power to get there.. one day

  • Rz ReZion
    Rz ReZion 20 дней назад

    What?! So you don’t often use:

  • Empikk23
    Empikk23 20 дней назад

    It'd be silly to mess the Wakarimasen with Wakarimasu :D
    Supercoolvids, thank Mr. Chris : )

  • Diego de Blas
    Diego de Blas 21 день назад

    Your videos are fucking brilliant!

  • IProPenguin
    IProPenguin 21 день назад

    it was very easy. i appreciate the video. just came back from a 2 week trip it was great. i would recommend golden gai ;) in Shinjiku

  • ゴリランゴ
    ゴリランゴ 21 день назад

    Is that Sendai St. behind you?

    OEDODRAGON 22 дня назад

    Let's reorder that notebook...
    Keep calm
    Time to put the coffee (on?)
    Pleasing smell
    Taking a breather
    Pleasant happy feeling
    Relaxed time
    Now it makes sense. ^^

    OEDODRAGON 22 дня назад

    7:43 'Apple' is also 'ringo'.

    • Will Crawford
      Will Crawford 17 дней назад

      Gives a whole new meaning to the iTunes / Beatles cold war :-D

    OEDODRAGON 22 дня назад

    5:19 It has 'woman' and 'man' written in the corners of the curtains..... the stereotypical pink and blue curtains give it away too.
    I'd probably still ask just to be sure (or at least see which doors other people go through).

  • Kathryn-Wesly Melaw
    Kathryn-Wesly Melaw 22 дня назад

    Love the "France" cough... French is easy by the way..

  • Broder Brob
    Broder Brob 23 дня назад

    What time of the year would you recommend to travel to Japan? Im thinking of going there this year! Perhaps for 2-3 weeks. Thanks in advance!

  • Tony Quigley
    Tony Quigley 23 дня назад

    The word you're looking for is drivel not dribble. dribble means a couple of other thins, none of them meaning talking sh*t

  • Martin Houlden
    Martin Houlden 24 дня назад

    in my experience, its quite easy to get about - but really if you know a simple level, and respect the culture and mannerisms, it can take your trip from pretty neat to THE BEST TIME EVER

  • Christopher Bradfield
    Christopher Bradfield 24 дня назад

    I about died on cherry XD

  • JC Cayanong
    JC Cayanong 24 дня назад

    just watch anime, you can learn a bunch of Japanese phrases HAHAHA

  • Where's It From?
    Where's It From? 24 дня назад

    It's almost 2020!

  • B Palmer
    B Palmer 24 дня назад

    I lived in Japan 7 years teaching spoke no Japanese. Its no biggie.

  • gensotenno
    gensotenno 24 дня назад +2

    Even if popular sight seeing spot Kyoto,English speaker can't communicate in it.I'm sorry about it.
    Onece,the Lawson store near to Kyoto station seemed had have a trouble with English speaker and was angry to equipe it with the board said "This downtown don't have English speaker. You should speak Japanese".I'm sorry too.

  • Montagne
    Montagne 24 дня назад

    I love how Chris starts all his videos without an intro, it really makes them stand out and look professional.

  • Steven Amador
    Steven Amador 25 дней назад

    N I C E R U

  • Steven Chisham
    Steven Chisham 25 дней назад

    Two sentences i need to know " where is coffee?" and "where is bathroom/restroom?"

    • Will Crawford
      Will Crawford 17 дней назад

      「コーヒーはどこですか。」 (ko-hi- wa doko desu ka?) and 「お手洗いはどこですか。」 (o te arai ...). You'll need to learn the right way to pronounce the vowels (they're all "short"), but there are literally thousands of RUclip videos on that :) ( also see /watch?v=7I2Ryji_9Js for a sing-a-long, don't worry it's not Rick Astley ). Maybe try or for more on learning the "alphabet" (which is actually more of a "syllabary" before everyone jumps in :))

  • Michael Dougfir
    Michael Dougfir 25 дней назад +2

    Second item.
    While in Hong Kong, during British days, I went into a restaurant. I like plain rice so asked for a bowl of plain rice. This did not go over very well because in most of Asia, rice is the foundation of a meal, not a course. Next I wanted some butter put on the rice. O great consternation! But we got through it. Last, I asked for salt. They brought me soy sauce, and not very politely. Back then I didn't know that they generally don't do table salt. And I don't like soy sauce. I told them, I know this is a British territory, and I expect them to know what a salt shaker is, and to bring me one. Well I got my salt, which WAS in an ordinary salt shaker. They had it all the time, and the salt to fill it. But it became a lot of work to get that simple meal.
    My expectations were small, I thought, when I walked into that restaurant. But it was a lesson in cross culture dealings. And it would it would be somewhat similar if I went into a restaurant in Japan. Except I would not have expectations based on the mother country. They don't have one. And they speak a lot less English in Japan.
    Besides all this, I enjoyed these two countries, but am not fond of the food in either place. Give me an American Burger King. Their french fries are the best fries in my county!
    Last item: I enjoyed your French joke. I notice they (the French) get upset if they discern humor or remarks against them. But they are not realistic (or honest) about the way they appear to others. They just get rude in return. They don't fix it.

    Now listen, French people. If you are just rude in return, this is seen in many countries as immaturity. So, if you had not concluded that before, now you know. I just told you.

  • Michael Dougfir
    Michael Dougfir 25 дней назад +1

    This was very amusing to me. I am a Californian, and once was married into a British family. And I have visited Japan, in Sasebo. I enjoyed seeing you bounce around with your cultures and translations. But I think extremely few Americans would know that to you, dribble is someone drooling. To a fellow American, it could be the slow pouring of the coffee pot on the note pad.
    I enjoy knowing a smattering of several languages and cultures. I am married to someone else now who knows none of this. And she can not sort out most accents. So I just say what is going on when we meet a foreigner or watch a movie.

  • fireball111121
    fireball111121 25 дней назад

    I thought apple was ringo

  • Andrew Johanson
    Andrew Johanson 25 дней назад +2

    I have never seen a video of an American being treated poorly for not being able to speak a native language of the country they’re in, and we all know it does happen. Yet if an American does it, they get put on RUclip and lose their job...

  • Marmitaa
    Marmitaa 25 дней назад

    Expat? Your a goddamn immigrant!

  • Ben Sweetnam
    Ben Sweetnam 25 дней назад

    draw you an elaborate map or drag you two blocks by the arms :D

  • gensotenno
    gensotenno 26 дней назад +4

    l think that English eduction of a high school in Japan makes light of listening,speaking,pronounce and not purpose of communicating with them practical.
    Not taught of phonetic symbols and how to use a tongue or not having oral exam,almost of all students can read a long snetence with a dictionary but can't make themselves understood in English.
    As a result,students when to memorize the word for example "through",s/he recites its Romaji sound "zô rô ù gé hé" writing on a notebook because of his or her efficient and automaticaly hopes English speaker sounds all words crealy the reason doesn't cope with sound omission.
    Also the language of Japanese make so much of users sense contrary to the logical language of English that they aren't good at the sentence like"I am an eel".

  • Mauricio Brull
    Mauricio Brull 26 дней назад

    I went to Japan and for me was hard to move in the subway. This video isn't thrustworty.

  • Rick Chop
    Rick Chop 26 дней назад

    i did i only known a few words

  • jeiohjeioh
    jeiohjeioh 26 дней назад

    i enjoy your videos! thank you

  • U Wot M8?
    U Wot M8? 27 дней назад


  • Runaetus
    Runaetus 27 дней назад

    Basketball dribble maybe? slightly amusing either way =)

  • Joseph Matt
    Joseph Matt 28 дней назад

    Mostly we Japanese say
    Banana is banana

  • RaeRaeification
    RaeRaeification 28 дней назад

    This horse freeze frame makes me laugh way more than I should...

  • Kevin B. Jones Photography
    Kevin B. Jones Photography 28 дней назад