TOKYO Travel Guide: Harajuku, Tsukiji & Shibuya | Little Grey Box


Hey you guys Phoebe here from Little
Grey Box now Matt and I are so so excited and so happy because we are in
our favorite country of all time Japan and today is our first full day
right here in Tokyo and we thought we would start things off in Harajuku now
Harajuku is world-famous it is the heart of Japan’s awesome teen culture where
fashion trends are set there are all things bright colorful Hello Kitty
vibrant it is just an incredible place and I am so excited to get in there and
check it out starting with Takeshita Dori now this is
the famous walking street and a really good place to start your adventure in
Harajuku let’s go check it out Daiso is a great place to start along
Takashita Dori it is a really cheap shop full of the stuff you didn’t know you
desperately needed they have everything and anything in here and it’s usually
only a couple hundred Yen I love this place my sister buys all of her
eyelashes from here the false ones not her real ones now if you’re so inclined you might want
to check out one of the precursors behind me I’m definitely saying that
wrong and what that is is those photo booths that you see where the girls go
in and then you take photos and then you can do things like change the shape of
your eyes or you know make your skin really glowy I think it’s like the
sticker kind of real life for most versions and facetune pretty interesting
when I’m gonna do it but you might want to and of course you cannot come to
Japan without eating ramen they’re finding vegetarian friendly or vegan
friendly or any kind of ramen that doesn’t contain pork can be a little bit
tricky but lucky the guys at a furry ramen have you covered
so I know for a fact they do an amazing vegan seasonal ramen in there and it is
going to be delicious laughs over here didn’t get to try it
this time I’m all-in ordering in Tokyo is a
a bit different so here were the furry for example you have a vending machine
so you guys sit down and be presented with a menu and have it you know a
server come over and take your order you get to decide what you want please
come over here and you are going to need cash your cash into the machine and then
you make your selection you and your ticket to the server and they might ask
you a question about what kind of broth you want for example or what kind of
noodles you want and then they will get your order over to you and don’t worry I
order um all the times you have anybody to stop it usually able to help this
full of being in ramen looks sorry beautiful it is famous we’re looking for
the ramen I even had you man not only that it
smells incredible they roasted these little cauliflower
florets the noodles look absolutely amazing look at all these fresh greens
it looks insane I am so excited let’s dig in and try this I would say this
wasn’t exactly the cheapest bowl of ramen it was about fourteen hundred and
eighty yen but I have a feeling it’s gonna be worth it is incredible this is cat Street and no
not the kind of cat meow meow it’s just : chemistry so don’t come here this week
to see a whole of cats do you be disappointed
that guy was maybe so CAD Street is all about drew takes a really cool trendy
shopping areas now trendy is the word here this is what you’re gonna find some
really cute boutiques lots of stores to pick up stuff you just can’t find
anywhere else but I have to say I don’t think you’re gonna find anything too
budget-friendly this is more your high-end experience there are also some
really good eateries around here too but it’s well worth coming down a cart
Street having a stroll because the streets here are just beautiful I like
it a lot more than takeshiba Dori so I see the Dori is very touristy and in my
opinion it’s a little overdone but cat Street and all the alleyways around here
they’re so peaceful and beautiful the boutiques are so interesting there’s
just so much to see and do you know there are plenty of great places to eat
around Turkey and some of them are bakeries there’s just so much good
pastry around Tokyo right now in harajuku hypervisor going places that
maybe are a little away from the major touristy spots with the Dominique and
sell bakery behind me the cakes are really really beautiful and I think
they’re really well priced for what they are and how much work it goes into it
Matt and I are basic so we’ve gone with a pen through chocolate so a chocolate
croissant I just live for a good croissant filled with chocolate they
warmed this up it was 380 m2 mouth ordering and how to eat this now I checked out this place online and
really want to come and check it out it’s I’m gonna send it’s like a máquina
I think that’s how they say it and just the coffee was really nice it
was like a really cool place it’s away from the main road and they do soy milk
so I thought it would be a really good option the coffee isn’t exactly cheap
this soy latte was around five hundred yen which is pretty steep but treat
yourself so we are at the meiji jingu shrine here
in harajuku and it is absolutely beautiful it is of course a tribute to
the emperor meiji and the Empress and it’s just a really beautiful place to
come to escape the madness of the harajuku streets one thing you can’t
really sit around in here so it’s more of a walk around kind of experience I
would recommend coming in the afternoon when the light is all beautiful like it
is now it’s a totally free thing to do and you just have to be prepared to walk
in a little bit and walk out a little bit because it’s not just like a dip
into that kind of situation it will take you a minute to get in here but once
you’re in it’s incredible we are in your yoga park now I have to
be honest and say today is Monday and it is not as good on a Monday the day you
really want to come here is on the Sunday that’s a we visited last time we
were here that was incredible the park fills up with people and they’re all
doing whatever the heck they want you’ve got breezes out front dancing you’ve got
groups of wrens practicing their monologue people rehearsing dances if I
were here I would be getting myself a picnic and I would be coming here to
enjoy the sunshine and just soak it all in it was one of my favorite Tokyo
experiences last time we visited like I said today’s Monday so it’s just us and
personally five million crows but we are gonna go and do something that I really
love which is to check out the dog paw cuz dogs in Japan a searcher now you guys know by now pretty much the
only reason I travel is to make cute dogs I’m seriously reconsidering my job
title to name it travel dog there is one thing I love it is gyoza I
live the dumplings and one of the best places get them in her sugar is here
at her as you’re good go salud so we’re gonna go inside now and get some tea cuz
I am starving okay that was a massive fail we went in
there the food all looked like it was going to be great but everything was
pork which is fine I know cherries are traditionally pork so
that’s my era I should have researched that better
instead now we’re going for veggie burgers and fries so we are at the great
oh my gosh you guys have no idea how much I want this burger so we just found
this place we’re walking along and stumping a nibble to go this is going to
go everywhere if you had never the innocent Harajuku
is pretty much a destination for food we have just been eating all day and what
better way to finish things off that without credit now there are lots of
crap places along the streets yeah yes I’m saying CREP no crepe you know the
people in London say crap but I just think it’s encircled to it so I’m saying
it plenty of places to choose from if Marian crepes is like the number one
that’s the famous one right in the middle of Turkey sheet of Dori but there
is always a bit of a lineup which kind of puts me up and I like to try
something different now I cannot eat what matters or did there is a piece of
cake in there that you cannot see he’s going charlet cake with chocolate ice
cream chocolate sauce and cream I’m just gonna move another inch my quick so
let’s give it a go that’s really good not too intense really in Japan if you’ve been before
you’ll know that the rooms here are typically pretty small and a lot of the
places we looked at were too expensive for us too small for us and they just
looked a bit rundown and then we found this place which is called the Domo
hotel and it is in Shinjuku it’s right next to a train station so it’s really
really convenient there’s lots of food nearby I’m gonna show you around quickly
because we really love this place and I say me to show you around quickly
because this is gonna take two seconds it’s tiny it’s like 16 meters squared so
let’s stop behind you here we’ve got a nice clothes hanging space that’s really
good because you can get your clothes up and hung we’ve got a little fridge down
here we’ve got two places to put our luggage over here we’ve got this little
hidey-hole here we’ve got a big mirror which is a really nice addition a lot of
these small rooms don’t have a mirror and we need to be able to make sure we
look okay and also I need someone to sit and do my makeup now through the whole
way we’ve got a window and let me tell you don’t take Windows for granted in
these small hotel hotel rooms because we know makes all the difference down here
we’ve got our bathroom sorry this is a bit messy because we stayed in here one
night so that is really tiny but this made really good use of the space and
everything in there is modern and works very very well that’s all you need
honestly through here is the bedroom and this is it this is the main space area
so as you can see is very small twin beds are just the thing in Japan so if
you are travelling as a couple I would recommend you go with twin beds we’ve
had to stay in a room with a double bed before and it was so small that we had
to take turns sleeping on our back like one was on the back one was on the side
and then we have to rotate like that throughout the night it was hell overall
I think Domo is really good for the price I think it’s a decent size given
we’re in Japan I think it’s a great location and it’s really modern so if
you are looking for somewhere budget-friendly ish I think it’s been
about 600 Australian dollars ish for five nights here can’t complain so we are starting up a second day with
a guy the two of the Tsukiji and poyo soup fish markets with the guys at ninja
food to us now what’s really cool about this is that things have changed a lot
you guys when we were here last it was just this a good to eat fish market you
could wander in you can do you stop now it’s a little more confusing so having
the guys from ninja show us around it’s just really make it a world of
difference we’re getting a whole lot of context and it’s more like we know risco
and what to see so the Tsukiji fish market as we know it if you’ve ever been
here before if you’ve seen photos of what it used to be is no more you’re
gonna find all of those kind of fish dealers who deal to restaurants and
places like that over to your suit here we’re at the Alta market and this is
where you know people like us can come and take more photos and have more of
that interactive experience that you really want as a tourist that is the
biggest waster I have a machine in my life I don’t have dainty little hands
either if you’ve ever eaten wasabi did you know
where that looks like before it becomes that ground-up green paste like this 300
yen for one individually wrapped white strawberry dividers
they spend to be delicious I’m so nervous I mean a girl
oh it’s almost not real it’s our sweet if you ever eat something like takoyaki
and you see those two the octopus pose and you see like the flakes over your
top those actually flakes from dried fish we actually get to touch the fish
early up that was dried and it was rock-hard
so in order to get those flakes off they kind of shave it here you can dry it very very distinct machine and really
nice this is televi Aki Japanese egg delicious they recommend eating a little
busted oh my god mustard was hot that is good keeper those set me up
Oh the egg is good it’s lovely and sweet really really nice and it was a hundred
yen you cannot come to the fish market and
not have a tuna rice ball if you haven’t guessed already I have anything strip
vegetarian quite some time now guys I’m back on the pescetarian wagon this looks
like heaven to me now I am gonna put a little bit of the top I mean this is my
first time experiencing matches subserve I’ve never tried it I don’t know why I
mean it looks amazing I love the color don’t we go well together and this is a
japanesse it’s a combination of coffee and matcha just two of the best things
in the world that’s surprisingly good yeah really good that was fantastic they
took us to all the best food spots we got to try amazing food you know they
do all the ordering for you so you don’t mess it up and I mean most importantly
we got to try things we would never try otherwise so really push this outside
our comfort zone and we’ve done some new foods we absolutely love now that we’re
done we’re about to head over to Shibuya and get out Shibuya aw yeah we’re the ship crossing the finish area
scrambled and it is the hot of the air you can see everybody is where the
ground behind me we’re actually stopped at Angelo the road this area is famous
for shopping bird and all things I don’t know where both came for some fears and
some karaoke that’s been dying to sing original sinful ways karaoke in Japan is
so much fun in a little room like this I’m an hour with 720 yen per person oh
you can drink that hot dog you would be amazed how much you could drink in an
hour and a half and all you can drink karaoke joint that was fantastic
oh my gosh I don’t care if you’re an introvert if you’re embarrassed to sing
in front of people whatever that carrier of experience is amazing I mean oh it’s
just you if you wanted to apply yourself we saw some people in this solar friends
if you wanna do it for any friends either way it is so much fun we could
have easily stayed in there all night you guys didn’t know this value but I
lose my voice really really easily sir it is gonna be gone by the end of
tonight time to eat let’s go eat
looks great Bob okay sir we are going to one of my favorite sushi places you are
they it’s not my favorite because it’s the best sushi because it’s not the best
sushi but it’s like a hundred the end of plate it shoots sushi sushi just kind of
comes out in this cool convey about okay go do this it was amazing oh you guys
something smells like garlic out here we’re gonna keep walking you i bay is
cheap it’s fast it’s delicious sorry my voice it’s just great stupid time for
everyone and best of all is the ultimate introvert dining experience so let’s
idiot here to use grandpa all right yes the way this works you
come in you sit down you’re facing this conveyor belt there are three levels and
here’s where your food is going to come out it is incredible and why are you
better than sushi train because it just feels in the futuristic and fresh so
I’ve added like you just use navigate around
it’s a journey of a price the prices seem to be up here it’s about hundred
yen yeah hundred yen something like that I’m really really cheap all this latest
dominance you add stuff and then you just yeah boom you’re over and it just
shows that there is so many things I love about
Tokyo just feels like it’s okay to be you and it’s okay to express yourself
whether that’s through the way you dress whether it’s how the way you act whether
it’s how you spend your evenings it’s whatever you wanted to whatever you want
to be it will just start seem too mundane I’ve seen people wearing all
kinds of weird and beautiful and bright and colorful things and honestly that’s
the way it should be you know at first sometimes I feel like there’s a Murphy
dress differently or you a little bits of bread you were going to
look at you sideways if you like to funny by here that that’s not a thing
people barely look at you you know you can wear what you want you can be
yourself and that’s totally fine you know you can go and eat by yourself you
can go to karaoke by yourself you can do whatever you want you can just up is
like a manga character you can be anything anybody just express yourself
and that is not only accepted it’s a welcomed here in Tokyo and that’s just
one of the reasons I love this city so very much now look if you’d aren’t
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the comments below have a great weekend and I will see you
next week love you

84 comments

  1. You pronounced "Purikura" quite well. It's short for "Purinto Kurabu" or "Print Club" invented in the 1990's by Sega (Japanese game and software company). You were on fire in this video Phoebe ! go girl !

  2. Loved the balance of travel and food content in this video. Thanks Phoebe and thanks Matt for your brilliant editing work.

  3. Sorry I missed the premiere babe, you looked stunning in this video. You looked so happy. Great video love ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Phoebe it's too bad you couldn't try the Gyoza at 8:43, those were really cheap (290yen for boiled and fried gyoza). Oh, and I quite liked your "travel dogger" dad joke LOL

  5. Oh how I missed Japan! I want to go back so badly! Nice video, You showed some things I haven't seen while I was there. Shibuya was definitely my favorite place in Tokyo. The reason I loved Japan so much is what you describe in your last two minutes. Japanese people are also so helpful and sweet. So much respect for each and everyone. You can be whatever you want, with whoever you want and whenever you want. Japan is a country of acceptance and also one of the most 'forward-thinking' countries. The metro is superb, concerts are organized very well. (For instance no photographs allowed, which allows you to actually see the concert instead of a wall of phones). I can describe so many more, but nobody would read further than this I think. Love Japan, Love this video!

  6. Yes Japanese bakeries are amazing ! last time I went to Japan I indulged in curry bun and sausage bun with mayo and they went so well with cold Yebisu beer. You're so right about karaoke and Tokyo in general, there are so many single men and women in Tokyo that goes out to do what couples would do. It's perfectly normal. Karaoke is also stress relief for a lot of Japanese I think ๐Ÿ™‚ nobody cares if you can or can't sing, it's about releasing your energy and just having fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Hey Wonderful People Ha So !!….You guys in Japan Now ..Looking Amazing I have to say !!!!….Where's the Rest of The Holy Trinity hey !!!….I will however Matt and Phoebe in respect for your Passion for Japan !!!…I will Order a Take Away ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚…….So listen guys I'm Your Avid Fan …Always here supporting your Awsome Journeys ….MASSIVE LIKE FROM ME !!!!….See you soon !!..๐Ÿ˜ŽRegards Caen ๐Ÿ™Œ โ˜† โ˜† โ˜† โ˜† โ˜† โ˜†

  8. Oh I miss Japan so much! Even though I was just there in December for the second time! I find it very addictive, I just want to keep going back! Fantastic video!

  9. Hey ..How did I miss the Karaoke ๐Ÿ˜‚…Oh Man you guys are ….STREET !!!!!!๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

  10. Itโ€™s really on my bucket list. And fun to see the lost in translation square. Didnโ€™t know it was that famous. Great vlog! ๐Ÿ‘

  11. We are from Australia too and I agree with what you said at the end. People here are such lurkers and starers, especially the baby boomers. We feel so much more confident to vlog in Japan but here it's hard. We love the land in Oz but the people in Japan are way better… I think the geography is better too.

  12. Your video is very helpful ๐Ÿ˜Š one day I would like to visit Japan, as an Australian myself Iโ€™m happy to see Australian travel YouTubers

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  14. After exploring the main central areas in Tokyo like Ginza , Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ueno etc …. some nice day trips u can take is to Yokohama & Kamakura…just love strolling thro the quiet peaceful neighbourhoods in Kamura when walking towards the bamboo garden

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  18. Hey great video !! I was wondering if you thought about going for an airbnb instead of a hotel? Just want to have your opinion about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Just found your channel.. and will be watching all your videos ๐Ÿ˜‚ as I got a trip in April.

    Also what is that song starting 5:50

  20. Such a well done video – really appreciate the editing and also the enthusiasm. Very helpful video as I am going to Japan in a couple of weeks also! Btw you look SO much like Blake Lively. Subscribed!

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  22. Iโ€™m going to Tokyo for 16 days for the first time. Iโ€™ll be heading over the end of October. Iโ€™m from Australia. Definitely canโ€™t wait. Thanks for this video.

  23. hi phoebe. thank u for ur beautiful and helpful videos.
    Just wondering…now a few months later do u still recommend Domo Hotel. How is the wifi ? thank u.

  24. I'm sorry I still don't see the attraction of a fish market. If I want to see weird marine life I'd go to an aquarium, if I want to eat them I go to a restaurant. Must be all kinds of better way to spend a day in Tokyo than looking at fishmongers.

  25. Hey youโ€™re wrong about Afuri. all there broth is pork EXCEPT the vegan ramen. I went to that EXACT location and asked them to make sure that the regular ramen was chicken broth like they advertised but nope itโ€™s all pork.

  26. It is subtle that the charm of Tokyo is transmitted… It is only you that is reflected.

  27. Omg! So excited to have found your videos on YouTube! My partner and I are flying out for Japan on Saturday and your vids and Instagram have got me SO excited!!!

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  30. Hi i am a novice vlogger and i learned a lot watching your vid..thanks !! ๐Ÿ™ https://youtu.be/pTspQ0J0HNA

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