Tokyo Tourist Traps | Japan Travel Tips

Tokyo Tourist Traps | Japan Travel Tips



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:

TOKYO TOWER
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)

HARAJUKU TAKESHITADORI
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

SKY TREE
Option: Look at sky tree from other view points and take a short 15 minute stroll to Asakusa
– Solamachi 30th Floor
– Asakusa

GOLDEN GAI DRINKING ALLEY
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

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28 thoughts on “Tokyo Tourist Traps | Japan Travel Tips

  1. Ian Guantero says:

    GEEZ the blonde lady is a "Rising Karen" – 'one thing I notice that a lot of people don't speak English but I completely respect that' DUDE, YOU'RE IN FUCKING JAPAN!

  2. Wilma Lundberg says:

    A tip to avoid long lines at disneyland:
    -Visit weekdays(check jp calenders to avoid holidays. The day before or after holidays are also NG.)
    Go right AFTER Golden Week.(A week long Japanese holiday usually around end of April beginning of May)

  3. Jemand says:

    by far the most disappointing thing about tokyo?
    easy:
    the night.
    You have to be home by 12 or you basically have to party until 6 because there is NO train service AT ALL in the night and the cabs are fucking expensive.
    Also clubs are way too expensive and roppongi is a sketchy unsafe place for tourists in the night.

  4. Reynaldo Flores says:

    10:44 That Aussie Lady: " A lot of people here don't speak English, but I totally respect that. "
    How CONDESCENDING of her. She's so smug and conceited. Hearing her speak, it's as if non-English speakers, even in their native country, are just ignorant peasants to be tolerated. They owe her a debt of gratitude for her kind, patient understanding.
    She sounds so entitled!

  5. Reynaldo Flores says:

    Wonderful video. Could you please do a video on Todoroki Valley?
    It's a beautiful place, the only natural waterfall and valley in Tokyo. Free entrance and just a few hundred yen commute from Sangenjaya Station.

  6. legbreaker says:

    Back in the 90's, 19 years old..I was planning to travel all around the world. First stop, Japan.. cool.!
    Took the train to Yokohama (still no idea why..), walked around the city looking for a place to crash, Everybody was staring at me (I think because I went to love hotels instead).
    Great, found a nice Hotel thanks to some American dude. After 2 days, I ended up with no money left. Now what?..
    After spending sleeping in alleys with my backpack I found work, construction work. Well great! Get some money, buy a new ticket and hop to the next country (South Korea was next on my list).
    End of story..Never went to Korea or even finished my sekai ryoko..I stayed in Japan 'till 1999 and went back home, because I still had to finish school..Man.. I will never forget this period of my life. Worked like a madman, practiced Kyokushin and partied like a madman, Shibuya, Roppongi.. name it, I've been there!!!
    Now I'm married man, a Kyokushin black belt and a father in his 40's. When my kids are a bit older, I will visit Japan again and show them (if I'm still able to recognise) the places I've been. Every time I see Tokyo, Yokohama and Kawasaki (I lived in this area back then), I'll get emotional.
    Thank you Japan, for your hospitality, the food, beautiful culture, beautiful places, Fuji Yama, sweet memories, friends, parties and beautiful women I've met.

    Arigatōgozaimashita!!!!

  7. andrew smith says:

    Hi i love all of your videos
    Im andy from Scotland
    I have been to Japan 2x times was amazing.
    I like what you did with going to the school to help them

    Where are you from?

  8. Jean Dupuis says:

    I don't understand people who visits Tokyo/Japan, rooms are microscopic, streets crowded, horrible food robots/machines, everything very expensive.
    May be food is good, but just by staying at home in USA or everywhere you can buy biologic food and prepare excellent meat and eat it front of sea in gorgeous beaches in california or florida.

  9. Anii's Brotkiste says:

    If you go to Tokyo Tower or Skytree, take the stairs. At least with Tokyo Tower you get a discount if you dont take the elevator.

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