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  • 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