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  • (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.