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 already be sure to subscribe and say hello in the comments below have a great weekend and I will see you next week love you