First time in JAPAN! 2 days in Tokyo with my husband
Good morning everyone! Welcome to Tokyo and welcome to Japan! Standing in this corner, where there is a bit of crossing, there's a bit of fending machine, there's a bit of bridge that has train tracks on top of that, already gives me the vibe. I am just so excited to be here because this is my very first time in this country, so I would like to explore the city a bit. By the way, I'm here with my husband. Japan, being an East Asian country, they have so many cultures imported into the country that I grew up in. I grew up watching Japanese cartoons, to name a few Doraemon, Pokemon, Detective Conan, Sinchan and all of those names that probably are not familiar to Dave, given that he is British. Even seeing bits and pieces that I grew up watching remind me of those little moments in the cartoons.
We're crossing into this small shop that we stumbled upon last night. We bought a snack that I found to be yummy. I do want to buy it again and show it to you. One custard and one sweet red bean paste. 3 minutes. 3 minutes? Okay. Thank you! I don't know which one is which but I'm excited! Look at this! m it's so like especially in the rain it's so warming so nice so you can see here it's like filled with custard I could have that several times a day and now the red bean one I've never really tried red bean before I've seen it like a lot online but quite a mild taste it's not overly sweet but it's still really tasty I should let you try before I eat them all M it's so creamy not too sweet see what I mean it's like slightly sweet it's quite kind of savory as well it's not too sweet yeah I like them both it hasn't been the best of luck for us today with the weather it's been raining but we borrowed the hotel's uh umbrella which is very cute because it's like transparent it's minimalist it's Chic [Music] looking welcome to Akihabara District this is where all the Manga and Anime fans Co jooin together the Neon Light Street is actually very cool because Tokyo really lights up at night and no matter how old you are whether you're a child whether you're an adult like us we feel like this feels this creative side of me that I don't know if I ever have but anyway I think this is so fun just to see so many vending machines so many games to play at so cool [Music] I'm standing in front of this capsule station in front of one of the Akihabara at intersection it's quite cute because I've got 500 coins and I found one of these capsule story figure from Disney that's quite intriguing for me so I'm just going to put this and I think you need to turn whoop oh look Mickey Mouse a Mickey Mouse how cute makes me so this is fun before continuing with today's episode I wanted to take a break to talk about something really important to me I have always been a great believer in taking care of mental health and wellbe through mindfulness and therapy I have known about better help the paid partner of today's video since 2019 due to its revolutionary approach in normalizing online therapy I have always struggled with a sense of self- inadequacy and this has really affected 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the best yeah I think we've got this chicken a bit of mayonnaise and and some salad we've got this Adam Mame I think the Japanese beans with some cabbage we've got sausages um some eggs over here but we also have got two drinks one being the local beer and one is I think something to do with sour plum both are alcoholic drinks and uh yeah I think this is a cool way to end the night the first night in Tokyo I think I should put that here don't even know if that's how you're supposed to eat it I love me Somey I actually never eat seafood that's kind of like a weird thing so coming to Japan I was a little bit nervous about the food and I think this salad does I'm not sure if it's chicken I think it might be octopus so I'm just going to try it anyway oh no that was chicken I don't know why I was worried so this thing came a little bit after the rest of the food and we didn't know what it was it was like another bright pink thing but it's actually so good it's basically Ginger like red ginger packed into like a almost it's like a hash brown kind of thing or like a pancake I'm sure it's got a name but I have no idea what it is it's really tasty really [Music] [Music] tasty [Music] good morning from Tokyo the following day we are about to explore some more areas in the city but I thought of was showing you a bit of this teeny wisy room that we've been staying at hotel rooms in in Tokyo are majority of them are very tiny but I got lucky to be able to find a slightly older type of hotel which means that you have slightly bigger size my favorite part I mean of all many things that I like about this room is actually the bath this is quite small in terms of size but deep very futuristic but iconic Japan's toilet you've got spr button for your bum and there is also a bid H specifically so many buttons there's water pressure and you can control the pressure so you can get it exactly how hard you like yeah if you're into that anyway um it's tiny but very neat they even have got this Japanese dressing gown but it's very Japanese it's like light just nice that they just go to the effort to do all these little details well little things that mat we have this double uh size bed for the both of us it's not the biggest but I think this is quite enough size for two adults and decent Siz working desk with massive mirror although the best part is actually this view you can definitely people watch oh see the train passing by another train see she quite a nice like quiet area so there's not much traffic which is really nice for sleeping yeah definitely we're walking to uena Park which is one of the biggest park in Tokyo can you believe that there is such massive Park in the city and I always love green spaces different parts of the [Music] world [Music] it's lovely to have a stroll around this area and just you know have a walk a bit with your loved ones and I think it's cute and well tended as always everything is in Japan [Music] I am not a city person to be honest with you but I don't say this very often I think genuinely one can spend an entire year in Tokyo and not seeing enough of the city or not explore enough because I just think every nooks and crannies are so photogenic it's so unique to its own characteristic and it just we have been just so enjoying our time [Music] here we have come to the I think east side of ueno and found this section that is filled with lots of different shops and so colorful this is very exciting for me personally because not only this is sort of like what I picture about Tokyo but also this Market spans along nearly half kilometer so if you're into shopping this is the perfect place for you to be what's interesting to me is this poster which basically tells that you can rent out a girlfriend for 24 hours by just filling in a form and you can go out with one of the girls wow to me Japanese so far has been very neat and organized but what's funny is that I found the sign that basically says no parking no cycle but here we are the market also extend to this area which has got some other bits and pieces fresh seafood fresh fruits and this is actually the yeno train station it's just so cool to see the bustling Market people are just eating on the street I love how this looks very Japanese you've got characteristic like this fish popping out it's so [Music] cool we have come to one of this food stalls street food vendors on the street which is something that I love doing ah so good this rice bowl the size is just [Music] enough really good tender be some caramelized onion spring onion [Music] so we've actually been trying to find somewhere to throw this away which kind of sounds like a silly little thing but we couldn't find any bins anywhere and of course we relied on finding a vending machine because there's vending machines everywhere you can literally get anything from vending machines like if you're hungry if you're thirsty if you even if you need coffee you can get anything from vending machines this is coffee I don't think I need more coffee maybe I should just get fruit tea I'll get a fruit tea why not I mean one little detail I know this is very geeky but the kind of experience of it as you put coins in they light up when it's ready so how satisfying is that now we'll see how this actually tastes h M that's actually really good nice and sweet got a slight sort of tanginess from the tea very [Music] refreshing [Music] hello I am in Shibuya shopping center and I have been eyeing on some Japanese makeup and there is this brand called addiction which has this very cool aesthetic it's so pleasing it's so Chic look at this Foundation bottle probably it's not for you men who's watching but makeup is my biggest passion so I'm asking one of the stuff if I can get a makeup [Music] tester [Music] so I've decided that life is short and I deserve to purchase one single Foundation that's my guilty for having done my shopping I would like to welcome you to Shibuya this is one of the the must list for a first time so shuya Crossings is one of the most iconic Crossings in the whole [Music] world we're walking on Shibuya Crossings which is so fun because it's basically seven Crossings all together it feels like you're being like you're on top of the world because of all the bus everyone's filming snapping it's just a basic Crossing it's chaotic but I think it's the rush of adrenaline and the the busyness and the sheer number of people that makes it even more [Applause] [Music] exciting [Music] we came to this Harajuku neighborhood which is a walking distance from Shibuya Crossings but we're particularly right now at takash which has so many um shops very cool fashion all sort of things that you can um fine I just like observing the way people dress up because you can see people dressing up to the nines I just love it but we're heading to Shinjuku for our last meal of the day and heading some for more Tokyo streets [Music] let we're currently in sjuku train station it's half six I forgot that that's say the rush hour and there's so many passengers on the train it's crazy because probably the people who just finished working are also getting on the on the train s it's quite easy it's so cool to see to see this you know a brush hour in Tokyo just people watch [Music] basically welcome to Amo de yokoo if you can see behind me this is just an Alleyway fi with so many people and I think this is quite popular among tourists therefore we are making our way here very close to [Music] singju [Music] this Alleyway is so Compact and filled with tourists but what's so cool about this Alleyway is basically the lanter um the smell even because there are so many food stores not even store shops and it's basically filled with barbecues and all of that so it smells really nice and makes me even more hungry [Music] it's interesting to see this menu on the window and found this very exact food meal we had for lunch that cost 400 Yen because we paid we knew it was more expensive but obviously we actually paid close to four times no three times more than this and what's interesting about this is actually you have to order for a machine like this so we trying to uh order our last meal for today and trying to figure out how to order it from this machine I think it's called barbecue beef and po B ooh there are so many options here grilled beef be B I think that's what I was thinking I'll have small serving you are what is it beef B let's just do that receip oh how cool is this endless coins and ticket to get a [Music] meal thank you so much for watching the very first episode from Tokyo the entire series that we are trying to create from the interesting country of Japan let me know what you think down in the comment section below we've we've been having so much fun in Tokyo and I am not a city person but I can tell that Tokyo is out there one of my favorite cities in the whole world uh let me know again what you think that in the comment 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