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Imperial Palace and Tokyo Tower | Japan travel guide (vlog 2)

Imperial Palace and Tokyo Tower | Japan travel guide (vlog 2)

Do you know what Tokyo means in Japanese? No ‘To’ means ‘east’ and ‘Kyo’ means ‘capital’ Yes So, To-kyo Eastern capital Yeah What’s western? Well, it was Kyoto The previous capital Yeah, I was just checking Ok I knew that Yeah, yeah, yeah Konnichiwa (hello) Tokyo, Japan Tokyo is a metropolis with the
biggest population in the entire world 38 million people live here in the Greater Tokyo area And yet this is also one of the cleanest, safest, quietest and most well-organized cities on the planet When you walk on the streets, yes, you
see a lot of people, especially at rush hour But nothing is chaotic here, everything works perfectly In this series of videos I’m
going to show you what are the main things to do here in Tokyo and what makes Tokyo so unique Raspberry and yogurt Yeah That’s interesting I don’t know if I should drink like this or
if I should mix, but it’s so delicious If you’re new here in this channel, welcome! I’m Renata And because I’m a journalist, I like to share
information in my travel videos So stick around if you want to learn the little things
behind each attraction And overall details to help you plan your own trips If you find this and my other videos useful I really appreciate if you can give me a like and share my videos with your friends I love to start a visit to a new city by going directly
to some of the main attractions So in this video, I’m going to show you the
Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace It’s already right here There’s this moat here separating the palace This was used as a defense layer when the palace was a castle All this here is only the East Gardens of
the Imperial Palace It doesn’t even include the Imperial Palace itself We’re right here at the Ōte-mon gate Look at what a contrasting scene! You
have all the high-rises here And the Imperial Palace right here Arigato (thank you) Entrance here is totally free and
the way they know how many people are in and if everyone really left is by
giving this ticket here It’s an admission ticket that you
just need to return on the way out The Imperial Palace was built on the
site of a former castle It’s called Edo Castle I briefly mentioned this castle before Remember this word Edo as you’ll probably
hear and see it a lot here in Tokyo This is how Tokyo was called until 1868 The castle doesn’t exist anymore but
you can still see a little bit of the structure that existed at the time
like the walls, the gates The Imperial Palace has been the primary
residence of the Emperor of Japan since 1868 Before that, Tokyo was not the capital, it was Kyoto And that also explains the
name change from Edo to Tokyo They needed a name to properly
represent the new capital Do you know what Tokyo means in Japanese? No ‘To’ means ‘east’ and ‘kyo’ means ‘capital’ Yes, what’s western? Well, it was Kyoto, the previous capital Yeah, I was just checking Ok I knew that That’s the viewpoint where we were Edo castle had lots of towers like this This is one of the few that remain if not the only one And interesting enough the name in
Japanese when you translate means Fuji viewing tower Because centuries ago it was possible
to see Mt. Fuji from here Today you can’t anymore with all the high-rises in front Oh, look at how this garden looks here From early to mid-June, mid-April to early May And late November to early December And look at it now, it’s just green – December?
– Yeah We’re here at the wrong time No, any time of year is good Now, you may have heard about the Imperial Palace But you may not know that you cannot go
inside the palace itself That’s because the Emperor still lives there There is a free guided tour of the palace But you must apply the month before your trip To make sure you’re accepted and
that you secure your spot In our case, there was no time, as we decided
coming to Japan just a few weeks ago But I also read reviews of people that went to this tour And they said that you don’t see much If you’ve ever done this tour
let me know in the comments because now I’m curious When you simply arrive for a visit this is what you see, the East Gardens Which is actually very, very beautiful, but it’s
better if you download their app to understand what you’re saying otherwise
you just walk without really knowing what everything means Their app is totally free, it tracks you, when you arrive at certain spots, a window pops up
to show what you’re seeing Here, for example, I’m at number 30, this is Suwa-no-cha-ya. There’s an audio guide You can hear or you click to read the text Very useful Arigatōgozaimashita (thank you very much) Wow, look at this The Japanese just leave their bikes like this Without locking Right in the middle of the street, plain Tokyo The stations, they have names and numbers So as you see numbers increasing or decreasing you know in which direction to go Very smart Us, for example, we got to go until C8
to change lines so we know it’s here From one main attraction to the next Look at that We are about to visit one of the main
landmarks in Tokyo Look at that The Tokyo Tower Totally inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris The difference that this one here is actually a TV tower Main observation deck right here Top deck all the way over there There are two levels you can visit here The main level and the top deck We got our tickets in advance using a service
called Klook that a friend told me about it She gave me a referral code and I had
five dollars off, which was great I was eager to try it And it was so good because when we got here We didn’t even need to go to the line There’s a separate office where you go to get you ticket You pass in front of everyone And there’s no line over there So I’m passing it on I’m also leaving this code in the description in case you want to do the same thing You can use it if you want to come here or to several other attractions in
Tokyo or different cities You get five dollars off, me too And you help me keep producing travel videos That’s where you need to go, Tour Office You don’t even go there Arigato Where’s Mount Fuji? Let’s go see it? Mount Fuji is there somewhere Today, despite being sunny, it’s kind of foggy so Too bad Look, it’s over there You lie It is there, we just can’t see Here we are 150 meters high And you have a 360 view of Tokyo When the Tokyo Tower was built in 1958 It was the tallest tower in the world It actually took the title from the Eiffel Tower Today when you look around so many buildings Much taller than this one Including the Sky Tree over there That’s the tallest structure in the entire Japan Probably now the tallest tower in the world We’re going there too What? You can stamp your ticket? I will What good is this? Give me back How cool! I think you were supposed to stamp a notebook or a souvenir book You can stamp anything You’re such a kid stamping your ticket Tokyo Tower still holds a record It’s the world’s tallest self-supporting steel tower It might be a good idea to come here at night too I’m seeing some projectors here There are some lights So there might be something here You stopped right there? Yes What’s wrong? Gordon, come here Come here Join me here No – Join me here
– No No? You’re afraid… This is so cute It’s like Christmas Tokyo Tower Look at the water bottles, how creative! I love it Every five years this tower is repainted And it takes an entire year to paint the full tower Look at how narrow these buildings are here Space is very expensive here in Tokyo, so instead of
expanding on the sides they build-up Tokyo is relatively easy to understand
if you look at this map here You see all the main tourist areas are kind of like in a
circle with the Imperial Palace in the middle Right here So in the next few videos
we’re visiting all these areas And this should give you a pretty good idea of what to do and how to enjoy this mega megacity In the meantime, why don’t you watch
another video here on this channel? I’m Renata, I’m a journalist And here I share my trips around the world Come along You’re not appearing Gordon is behind the camera You’re not appearing If you want….come here, come here You just want to kiss me? What face is this? Because you don’t believe what I’m saying? Much, much taller Is it wrong? No So? I need some time on the camera myself When the Tokyo Tower… What’s so funny? Nothing Me, I get it. It’s me When the To… When the Tokyo Tower It should be red! Why is it orange? The tower is orange It should be red – No, it’s red
– No, it’s orange – No, it’s red – Orange It’s orange, baby International orange color It’s very interesting they had a lot of walls like this, internal walls, multiple layers of defense Very smart Yeah That’s it? It’s so funny when it gets too
hot you start not thinking properly And you become just yes or no, yes or no What do you want me to say? They’re big walls That they’re smart people Yeah

Reader Comments

  1. Whaaaaaaat? You thought there would be no Sunday vlog just because there was another vlog 2 days ago? I'm slowly getting faster 😁 😂 🤣 😃 😄 😅 😆 😉 😊

  2. Renata please keep those videos coming I just love your videos they are the best …Thank you for explaining everything to us Keep up the fantastic work

  3. Hey Renata! It was such a lovely experience watching your videos! Just like me and my wifey are actually touring Tokyo! Keep on the good work! God Bless you and your hubby! Ta Ta!

  4. Olá ou boa noite, obrigado pelo seu vídeo. você vai viajar para outras cidades do Japão? será bom saber por que, por muito tempo, o Japão foi um país fechado para estrangeiros. boa sorte para o futuro. responda em inglês se você estiver escrevendo por favor

  5. How inspiring is your marriage and travel vlog? There has been a noticeable increase in the about of trips my wife and I have taken in 2019❤❤❤ What a gift Renata Pereira TV is to our lives and purpose 🎁💯 Enjoying this and every moment we live.

  6. Interesting names:
    Tokyo (東京) – 東 = East, 京 = Capital
    Beijing (北京) – 北 = North, 京 = Capital
    Nanjing (南京) – 南 = South, 京 = Capital

    Where's the western capital? 😀

  7. That moat and the ponds in the gardens seemed very weed choked, a few dozen ducks would keep it at bay. A good attempt at not trying to corpse at the end.

  8. I am enjoying your Tokyo Vlog very much,I had friends who studied at the Kodokan in Tokyo,one stayed in Tokyo for five years,he is fluent in Japanese,he even got a special award from the Emperor of Japan for his services he renderd to Japanese culture and Western culture,he holds the rank of 12Th Dan in Judo the highest ranking one can achieve in the sport,his belt is red and white of a grandmaster,his favourite throw is Utchimata to the left and TiaToshi,if you get a chance to go and visit the Kodokan Dojo and you will see masters of the art instructing students in the secrets of the sport,let me know if you get a chance to do so,one other thing the Japanese love is cats,there is a lucky cat🐈 that is revered and has a Temple that monks take care of,there is also a train which cost £10000 for a ticket,there is waiting list to travel on it,it's the Japanese equivalent of the Oreint Express,the national dog of Japan is the Akita🐕,VP of Russia was given one by the Japanese,at one time it was only Japanese Nobelmen who were allowed to have them as hunting dogs 🐕 which they hunted bears with.
    Did you also know that the present Emperor's 👺🔬 grandfather was a renound marine bioligist , he was an expert in marine invertebrates,in other words jellyfish,the very thing to avoid in the sea if you go in for a quick dip,in Australia they keep vinegar on the beach for people who get stung by them,they put vinegar on the sting spot to kill the stings,anyway I will depart and catch up with you and Gordon later,take care and God bless.👾😵👈🍶

  9. Phew… It really looks kinda hot in Tokyo, but Gordon seems to be coping well though. 😂😂 Keep the vlogs coming as it might come in handy since I'll be flying over to Tokyo in 2 weeks time.

  10. 😍 It's very informative as always. I plan to go to Tokyo n that will be my very first visit there😁 Thank you Renata for guiding me through this video. Best of luck to you n Gordon🗼

  11. I love Tokyo Tower and Kokyo !Tokyo is Traditional architecture and high tower building mixed. Sorry my bad English 🙇‍♂️

  12. From Athens Greece, so much thank you Renata, i plan to visit Japan in few years, amazing progressive city, everything looks perfect….thank you !!! I am watching all your videos !!!

  13. – Отличное продолжение и мне нравится что вы не спешите охватить многое в одном видео .
    Ждём продолжение )))))

  14. Ещё одно хорошее видео. Вам надо обязательно посетить Хаконе, там очень красиво.

  15. Hi Renata i mostly watch your vedio amazing good job good information so beautiful Tokyo and my English is not very well…. Hahaha

  16. I am part of that 38m people in Tokyo 😀 @8:55 Japan apologized to France for building the tower taller than theirs not for competition, but for better reception at that height.

  17. <3 thx4sharing the palace&tokyoTower2019 …. shared urDevotion (Y)
    repaying my debt of gratitude from dad in 62…. <3

  18. This girl goes far, show in everything she does. Rê do not forget the Brazilian channel please see, in double dose is even better your videos. A great week there for you.

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