Traveling Japan with only an instant translator | ili

Traveling Japan with only an instant translator | ili

Explored Asakusa, Tokyo with ili, an instant translator!
Was a very interesting and fun experience testing it out in real life travel situations 😀
The one I used here was English to Japanese, however there are many other languages so check out their website for more information!

Many of you ask me if it’s okay to travel to Japan even though you speak no Japanese and the simple answer is YES! With basic English and gestures you can get around Japan, however for those of you still worried about the language barrier than try out ili when you’re travelling next time 🙂

My itinerary for this video:

Asakusa, Tokyo
– Kimono rental @Vasara
– Asakusa street food along and around Nakamise Street
– Asakusa temple @Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple
– Back streets of Asakusa @Hoppy Street
– Asakusa rickshaw ride






Sunday Spirit



Matheus Tolentino says:

why i born in brazil? if i born in usa and speak english …fuck

Andrie Sensei says:

Does the translator work correctly? I know from using Google translator (online) sometimes the English to Japanese translation is not correct????

Yaren Red says:

Just curious though where do people buy Ili from? Any recommendations?

Merni Kwan says:

I notice that ili just translate from english…how about otherwise?

Ma. Rosario Mission says:

where can we buy ili?

SweetSimplicity says:

BUT what if the person CANT understand their answer? Like Ikura Desuka, but if I don't know numbers in Japanese whatever they respond I won't understand either way.

Yurika -Chan says:

OMG i want that gadget!!!!

Jamal Omar says:

Konnichiwa ili..I'am a muslim you married me…I think ,I'am fall in love to you…girls*next year I will travel to Japan,I hope to see you…ANATAWA TOTEMO KAWAI DESU….

clei ondiviella says:

my normal Google translator app can do the same & can switch right away to various of language using voice recognition also.

clei ondiviella says:

it would justify the success of this test only if it's been tested by a non-japanese speaker. it's obvious that you understood their reply to you. it's just a one-way translator. Therefore if they answer you back and need a long explanation, you gonna be dumbfounded. they understood what you said… but will you understand what did they said? not for a tourist or non-japansese speaker.

Frequent Flier says:

This was a nice demonstration. Thank you very much for sharing.

gary Aa says:

Angela, I would use such a device but, would rather try to converse in beginner Japanese. You melt my heart ever time you wear a Kimono, so adorable! I also would love to experience a Rickshaw ride.

mjstapleton1 says:

can i pick one up in tokyo ?

Satish Kumar says:

So your name is Angela 🙂

dimitrimoonlight says:

Thanks for your review. As you mentioned it can only does one way translation. I don't know how much useful that. Hopefully ver 2 would work two way translation.

zoji rushi says:

Lol!! When he exclaimed SUGOII DORAEMON DA I was so happy

DrakSEED says:

I'll be in japan in 2 weeks time, hopefully everything goes smooth

Milostar2010 says:

Unless you give one to every Japanese that translate JAP to ENG……WORTHLESS……
Just use Google translate that works both ways

Milostar2010 says:

what about the answers given in Japanese….? I don't hear any translation to English ……pointing to a menu and asking"what's is this" will not get you any further with a reply in Japanese without translation

reolch ote says:

cringe is real

NeoShun says:

Alright, so you can speak to japanese people now. But when they answer you still don't know what they are saying.. Kinda one sided..

Stellalpina says:

does it also translate back? I mean, if someone answered in Japanese, is there any way to make it translate to English or any other language?

Asher Paul Tan says:

so they can understand you, but you cant understand them?

William Lau says:

I love all your videos but hate to say this, this translator isn't all that great. You benefited because you speak Japanese. All the responses you received from the shopkeepers were in Japanese and someone like me that doesn't speak Japanese would be clueless. There are quite a few free translator apps. For example, Google has a translator app that include an offline mode that functions without data connection. it can translate both ways and it can easily handle the conversation you had. There is also an on-screen display that can aid understand in case some translation isn't super accurate. Lastly, most of us use our phone to take pictures, so it would be one less thing to carry around… Look forward to your next video!

Nix Lam says:

I wonder if they will have a sign language translator in the future

Zhenyu Li says:

You look really good in kimono!

Loc Gama says:

Congratulations on your 100000 followers! May Your Channel keep growing stronger and Better 🤗🙆😼👏👏👏👏👏👏👌

Panji Husairi says:

Can it also translate from Japanese to English?

Ivan says:

How did you get that translator? I thought it still on preorder phase?

falaalalala says:

Because of the instant translator, they may be able to understand you, but you forgot that we still can't understand Japanese, so how would I know what they are saying to me?

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