I Went to Japan for the First Time | Tokyo Travel Vlog (Pt.1)

I Went to Japan for the First Time | Tokyo Travel Vlog (Pt.1)

(soft music) – I’m here. I am currently in Japan
right now, which is crazy. I think I have a lot to explain. Okay, hi, it’s Amanda. Welcome back as usual. I haven’t actually talked to you guys and started this vlog yet, so hello. The clips that you guys saw
earlier were from yesterday. I actually flew in from Toronto all the way to Japan yesterday. So it was a 13 hour
flight, quite a long fight, but I landed in the evening and then I just kind of passed out. I didn’t really have the
energy to do that much. I just kind of got food and I was done because of the jet lag. But today’s a new morning so I thought I would finally sit down
and talk to you guys. And when I found out that I had the possibility of going to Japan, I actually cried in my apartment and screamed and it was a lot. Just because Japan has been my ultimate dream place to
visit ever since I was a kid. Whenever people ask me
where I want to travel to, Japan has always been
number one on that list. I feel like it still
really hasn’t sunken yet just cause I haven’t had a full day yet. Today is my first full day in Japan. Even just saying that is crazy. So I’m going to be in Tokyo for
the first four or five days. After that me and my friend
are gonna stay in Osaka and we’ll probably do a
couple day trips to Kyoto and some other pretty factors or areas, but I’m gonna try to vlog everything and take you guys along. I don’t know how this vlog is gonna work, whether it’s gonna be split
up into multiple parts, cause I’m sure there’s gonna be a lot of things that I’m doing. But I will try to vlog as much as I can. If I’m being honest this vlog is mostly for me and my personal memories, cause I wanna be able to look back on it. But I know that there might
be a couple of you guys who are interested in tagging along, so hopefully you enjoy all of the Japan content coming your way. Ah, there’s so much to do
and see, I am overwhelmed, but let’s do this, let’s
get this day started. I think today we’re touring a bunch of different around Tokyo. So we’re going to Akihabara? Oh my God, this also where you find out that I will be butchering
the Japanese language throughout this whole trip. But, okay yeah, so we
are going to Akihabara, and we’re going to Asakusa, Shibuya, a lot of different places. So let’s do this. (bouncy music) Look who I found. – What? – My travel buddy for the week. – Yo! – This is Megan for those
of you who don’t know. – Next week we are gonna be
bunk buddies, everything. – Yeah, bunk beds are happening. – Yeah. (laughing) We really are, we got
bunk beds, I’m so stoked. – Yes, we’re here in Akihabara, which is like the area
with all the anime stuff. (drifty music) I need them all. Just my whole bag, my whole luggage is gonna be filled with plushies when I go back. (drifty music) All right, we’re in
this 3D figurine store. Oh. (laughing) – That’s not part of– – [Amanda] Hello. – My childhood, guys, my childhood. – [Amanda] Which one? Oh yes, classic. – [Brandon] I always wanted
to be a hokage growing up. – [Amanda] This is my childhood. Sailor Moon. – [Brandon] That’s your childhood? – [Amanda] Yes. – Boo. – [Amanda] Don’t hate on
Sailor Moon, don’t ever. – Boo. (drifty music) – I just got taiyaki which is like the red bean pastry with
the shape as a fish. Wow, very tasty. (drifty music) All right so we’re in this market area. I don’t know what it’s called. She told me and I immediately forgot. – Ameyoko? – Ameyoko? – Ame means America. – Oh, okay. (drifty music) I’m like stopping at every single street, because everything is so photogenic. (drifty music) Sensoji. – Sensoji. (giggling) – Okay, we’re gonna head
I the Sensoji Temple. Right now you can see it. – [Friend] So we’re coming
up along the side of it. – [Amanda] Okay, cool. (drifty music) – Little bit in your hand
and you put it in your mouth. – Okay. – Just don’t swallow it, but. I mean you can. – But what’s the significance behind it? – It’s a purification
like ritual essentially. – Okay. – And it’s always the incense over here. – Okay. – I think water is much more associated with the Shinto religion, and then the incense is more Buddhist. – Okay. We put some on your left hand. – [Helper] We wash left hand. And then right hand. – [Amanda] Okay. – [Helper] And then just a
bit of water into your palm. And it’s not really to drink,
but just to rinse your mouth. You can slow it to the beach. Get the bar clean again, tilting this bar straight down, you can clean the bar for the next person. – [Amanda] That’s a good idea. (drifty music) Everywhere smells so good, cause there’s all these
different food vendors and stuff. And I just wanna eat everything. Me and Megan were saying that you almost have to have
like five meals a day here, just cause there’s so many things to try. And I think it works out, cause their portion sizes are all so much smaller than in North America. So, kind of it works. (drifty music) ‘Kay and I had a nice five
minute power nap on the bus. – [Megan] You were snoring. – Was I? – [Megan] No. – Oh my gosh. (laughing) No because I actually do, so. – [Megan] I know, I was like my bad. – I actually might snore and
you might deal with that. – That’s okay. – In Osaka. – [Megan] I’ll beat you up. – But anyways I’m good to
go now, I feel refreshed. We’re going to Shibuya Crossing, which is like that really famous street. – It has all the different crossings. It’s the largest intersection
crossing in the world. – Fun fact, we actually have one of those scramble crossings in Toronto. – No way! – Dundas Street, yeah. – It’s not like Shibuya though. – I mean Dundas Street’s pretty cool, so I’m just sayin’. – You’ll see. – Uh Megan has pointed out that I have been in Japan
for over 24 hours now. I haven’t had boba tea yet and I feel like it needs to happen. – She has pointed out every
time someone has boba tea, she’s like, look. – I know, I just spot
it, it’s like a thing. You know in high tech movies
when they have the eye, and it like zooms in. (drifty music) – [Friend] It’s gonna
do it, any minute now. – [Amanda] Cross. (laughing) – [Friend] Here we go. – [Amanda] Oh, they’re movin’. – [Megan] That’s a triple shot. – We just finished up
our day around Tokyo. It was so much fun being able to explore all the different areas. We really hit a lot, as
you can tell by this vlog. I already know this
vlog’s gonna be so long, but now I’m back at the hotel. We have a little bit
of time before dinner. We’re actually going on a cruise. I’m so exhausted right now. It’s been kind of a long day, and then that on top of the jet lag, it’s really hittin’ me hard. Okay so I’m at dinner
with Pyong and Brandon. Say hello. – Hey. – Hello. – [Amanda] Hello. We just met today. And it’s his birthday,
but we made it to dinner. – Birthday today. – [Amanda] Yeah, we’re
celebrating with strangers. – We’re not strangers,
we’re friends, okay. We’re family now. – [Amanda] Yeah, now we’re family. (giggling) – Yeah. How dare you call us strangers. – [Amanda] But I got soba, I gotta try Japanese soba while I’m here. He recommended this, but it kinda tastes like nothing, so. (laughing) He drenched it in soy sauce. – [Pyong] It’s like some kind of. – [Amanda] He also got all you can drink. So I think he’s not gonna be okay. (laughing) So we didn’t even realize that this restaurant was based off of the scene from Kill
Bill, which is really cool. (drifty music) Good morning, everyone, it
is day two in Tokyo, Japan. Honestly I don’t really remember the last thing I filmed last night. I was just so exhausted from the jet lag and having the full day exploring. So I got back to the hotel
and literally passed out. I don’t know, I feel
like I’m in this weird in between Toronto and Japan time. My body is just so confused right now, but I slept, I’m good, I’m recharged. I actually woke up really,
really early today. Cause today it is a
little bit cloudy outside. I don’t know if you can see that. It’s definitely a bit gray, but hopefully the rain holds out. I think it’s supposed to rain bit later. We have another exciting day planned. We’re going to the Happo-en Gardens, I think that’s what it’s called. And we’re gonna get to
do some classes like sushi making, Japanese calligraphy, which hello, that’s my brand. (laughing) So, yeah, I’m very excited for that. Right now though I have some free time before we have to meet
up with the whole group, so I wanted to stop by a stationary store. You guys suggested so many
amazing stationary stores to me when I asked for your recommendations, and there’s one super close by to my hotel called Itoya, I think. So I’m gonna go there. We’ll see what we can find. I also want to do a
Japanese stationary video. So if I do film that, I
will link that video here. I think we’re ready to head out now. I think I need a coffee, maybe we can stop by a cute Japanese cafe, and I can attempt to order in Japanese. I’ve been trying to learn a little bit as I’m exploring Japan. I feel like I just know the
words that you have to know like arigatou gozaimasu
which is just thank you. You say that a lot in japan, cause everyone is just so polite and nice. And I feel like everyone
is just so quiet as well. But yeah, I know that,
obviously konichiwa, konbanwa, the typical greetings. Every single toilet that
I’ve sat on in Japan has been a bidet, and it’s kind of amazing
and life changing. I feel like Canada needs to get on that. It’s just so great. You can have all of the
little controls there. I never thought that the toilet experience would be something that would
jump out at me in Japan. But they’re really on it,
they know what they’re doing. Canada, I think we need more bidets. (drifty music) Okay, I’m kind of sweaty because it’s very humid and muggy outside, but I just got back from
Itoya at the stationary store. I changed into a new outfit, because we’re supposed to be
a little bit more dressed up for the next couple of activities, and we’re gonna head out. Sorry guys, I’m like very out of breath. (laughing) I’m running late as usual. So I should probably get going now. (drifty music) Alright we are here at
the Happo-en Gardens. – So pretty! – Oh! – Oh my gosh. – I almost fell. But it’s kind of rainy, but I kind of feel like it adds
to the ambulance, the vibe. – Yeah. (drifty music) – [Amanda] That’s so cute. It’s just so calming. Like you hear the birds chirping. Everything is so zen and it feels like a studio
making a movie right now. Wait there’s koi fish in the pond. Do you see that? I feel like that’s the most Japanese thing I’ve seen this whole trip. Just a casual koi fish pond with some nice Japanese zen gardens around it. (drifty music) ‘Kay, Amanda, don’t fall in. (drifty music) Just so you guys know,
I’m allergic to fish. So my options are a
little limited in Japan, but you know, we got a
couple of things goin’ here. (laughing) Wow, must be nice being
able to eat things. – Everything, it’s so great. – [Amanda] Amanda Rachel, this one. – [Worker] Oh, thank you. – [Amanda] Arigatou gonzimas. Got my name card. (chattering) Okay. I think just the rein, yeah. Okay, wow. Okay, thank you for that. We’re learning how to write Pikachu, and I’m under a lot of pressure, because I literally do
calligraphy on my channel. So if I’m not good at this, I think I need, someone
else needs to take over. (drifty music) Right now I’m writing my name. Think this is (speaks
in foreign language). Okay, guys, I’m getting the good paper. The pressure is on. (drifty music) – [Sensei] So far, so good. – [Amanda] Okay. I got approval from the Sensei. He said mine was very good. Now we’re doin’ origami. Oh my God. (drifty music) I’m done, look how cute it is. (chattering) Oh my God. It’s time to make some sushi. We’re good. (drifty music) – [Friend] We’re Asians, man. We know how to Asian better
than you, don’t forget that. Amanda, what’s up? Yeah, yeah, that’s right, that’s great. – Which one of us is better? – [Friend] I’ll give it to you. – [Worker] Perfect. (giggling) (drifty music) – Look at it, guys. – [Worker] Before eating,
we say itadakimasu! – Itadakimasu! – [Worker] Itadakimasu
means shall we start eating? – I’m officially a sushi master. Look at this baby. She’s rolled up nice and tight and snug. She’s ready to go. I actually can’t eat it, because it was touching
the imitation crab, but I mean I’m just imagining it. (drifty music) All right guys, so we
are heading to Harajuku, which is a very famous area in Japan. I have my outfit on, cause apparently people get
pretty wacky with their fits. So I had to dress the part. Sorry, it’s very loud. Oh my God. Wait, this is amazing. Go-karting in the streets, what? (drifty music) That needs to be a thing on someone. – [Friend] Oh my God, should I get it? – [Amanda] Wow, I mean I feel
like it’s calling your name. – [Friend] Is it? (laughing) Do they have a large? (laughing) (drifty music) – [Amanda] This is so cute. Oh my God. What? (drifty music) We’re eating dinner at this place, and it feels like a weird dream. – [Megan] Where is it? – Over there, turn around. Everything’s so colorful. I’m definitely wearing the right outfit. Guys, look at this pasta. (laughing) – Hey, yo! – [Amanda] I just got
roasted for saying pasta, so now I’m being very diligent
about saying it correctly. But this looks like candy, rainbow worms. (drifty music) Megan is done. – It’s too loud up here. (laughing) – We’re like these young
rascals and their loud music. (drifty music) I’m actually checking out of this hotel. Me and Megan are actually staying
in Japan for another week, so we’re gonna be switching hotels. We’re actually going to be
staying near Tokyo Disney for the next couple of days. So tomorrow, we’ll get to go to the park. But today I think I wanna
explore Tokyo a little bit more. I got my ice coffee. The coffee here is great, I must say. And now I’m just gonna
head out, so let’s go. (drifty music) (upbeat music)

100 thoughts on “I Went to Japan for the First Time | Tokyo Travel Vlog (Pt.1)

  1. Did you guys get a tour guide?
    We're looking for a website but not sure where to go, if anyone has any info. Please and thank you!!

  2. Great video Amanda 😍 I hope I can experience the sushi making it’s kinda nice. I am a newbie vlogger and hope I can visit Japan 1 day and make a vlogging video like yours. I am a subscriber now. Love your vlogs 😘

  3. Oh my goodness! I love your video and this is my first video I'm watching and it's splendid! <3 I was just looking for video advices and noticed yours. Yes, I subbed.

  4. Japan is incredible!! Can’t wait to explore ourselves!! There’s so much to see! Osaka,Kyoto, Nara, Yokohama!! Glad you had a good time!! Great video!

  5. Samee sis every time someone ask me where I want to live or where I want to go I always say Japan lol and I hope one day I will get to come to japan

  6. Hi Amanda we are subscribed to your channel and you make great video so we were wondering if we could react to your videos and don’t worry we are positive vibes only when we react to these sorts of videos please reply to us ASAP or would really be great if you could give us permission 😘💕😃😃🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺Australian kids here ahaha 😂

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  8. A friend of mine from the UK is visiting me in Tokyo and didn’t know where to take her but this video helps A LOT!!! Thank you so much!!!

  9. I too have always said Japan every time someone asked me what destination I want to go to, sadly after years upon years I've yet to set foot! What an incredible city!

  10. 素晴らしいアドバイス



  11. You had a long flight to Tokyo and it seems like it is worth to go there. I loved your video and thanks for sharing such a nice video.😍
    I am also a youtuber who love traveling and making vids about things in Asia. Please come and watch mine too🥰

  12. こんにちは、日本人です!あなたは私たちの国が好きだったのでとても感謝しています ♥️

  13. I am saving up for a trip to tokyo.
    It’s my dream to travel to there, I’ve been saving up for a trip there in my Tokyo jar,
    Every single time I earn a dollar/money I put it in this fish bowl.
    And I hope you go there too <3

  14. So,I was just looking for a travel vlog to watch cause I was in that mood and I found your video and I was like wait and then I remembered I love your bullet journaling videos 😍

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