What $250 Buys You at a Japanese Hot Spring Inn

  • Published on Feb 27, 2021
  • A stunning Japanese inn so large you get a self-driving cart, a sake brewery that encourages you to drink in a forest, and pork Tonkatsu so delicious it's criminal. We head off to the region of Gunma to celebrate to 2m subscribers, while Ryotaro spends the entire time trying to convince me, he's singlehandedly the architect behind any success the Abroad in Japan channel has ever had.
    Our journey through Gunma took us to incredible breweries. You can find the full list of places we visited here!
    🥩Tonkatsu Tomita
    🍶Nagai Brewery
    🍶Otone Brewery
    ♨️Yutorian Kawaba Onsen
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Comments • 4 478

  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan  Year ago +5425

    NOTIFICATION SQUAD: Don't deny it. You wanted to see Ryotaro get run over by the patronisingly slow self-driving cart as much as I did. A MASSIVE thank you to you all for tuning into the Abroad in Japan channel - whether you're new here and are still wondering who the hell we are, or have been watching since the dawn of time (which is 2012). I never thought we'd make it this far and I'm hoping we can do something extra special in 2021! Bring on some serious "pork tactics." (Seriously though, how does Ryotaro invent these phrases?!).

    • botboi9000
      botboi9000 4 months ago

      @Helmi Mahdiarafif time zones b

    • Rhett Brian
      Rhett Brian 9 months ago

      @Alvin Leo instablaster :)

    • Alvin Leo
      Alvin Leo 9 months ago

      sorry to be off topic but does any of you know a tool to log back into an Instagram account??
      I was dumb forgot the password. I love any tips you can offer me

    • Satoshi Nakamoto
      Satoshi Nakamoto 10 months ago +1

      Challenge: Chris and the artist formerly known as "RISSOTORO" should create a 45-85 minute realistic samaurai movie.
      Proposed plot:
      Ryotaro (actual name) plays a villian ninja who kidnapps a wealthy tycoon's busty sister. Chris plays an american ninja who is hired by said business magnate (The Anime Man) to rescue his sister who is being held for ransome. Before the American ninja (Chris) sets out on his quest he must obtain a the sharpest ninja blade money can buy from a mysterious master sword maker and master ninja (Natsuki).
      Conditions & Restrictions
      The challenge should include researching what it takes to make a good samurai/ninja movie ( It can be turned into a mini sub-documentary) with a top producer and filmmaker. The movie should be good enough to be submitted to Amazon prime or netflix. The budget should not exceed 25,000 Quid.
      This channel will grow by at least 3 million people; providing the movie is somewhat decent.
      P.S. Research Sho Kosugi's body of work and interview him about what it takes to make a good ninja movie.

  • StormCrusher94
    StormCrusher94 Year ago +1855

    Let's just appreciate how far Chris has come from tasting edamame beans. He can even describe the taste of water.

    • Victor McClellan
      Victor McClellan 5 months ago +1

      "mhm it tastes just like bottled spring water". Very insightful.

    • bob says
      bob says Year ago +6

      He will make a very good contributor to a daytime TV show.

    • Herman Francis
      Herman Francis Year ago +5

      It was a 'not' edamame bean

    • Abroad in Japan
      Abroad in Japan  Year ago +417

      Up and up the ladder we go

    • ReiY
      ReiY Year ago +68

      was honestly impressed - tbh i got some second hand anxiety when Chris was about to review the water 🤣

  • Cailin Tamplin
    Cailin Tamplin Year ago +1573

    I love how Japanese people are so quiet and polite... then once you get to know them you get Ryotoro

    • Ian Nordin
      Ian Nordin 2 months ago

      Japanese people have 2 personalities: business formal and sicko mode. In that way they are a lot like Germans

    • HelloOnepiece
      HelloOnepiece 4 months ago

      Not that surprising considering their wacky entertainment business

    • Wurm
      Wurm 5 months ago +1

      @D3genR3gen nah most people say that natsuki is unique. That's what makes him special.

    • J-Russ
      J-Russ 8 months ago +3

      I wanna try that spring water and well everything!

    • Xyphoes
      Xyphoes 11 months ago +8

      @a m we gotta let off all the stuff we wanted to say but didn't say after all XD

  • Van D.
    Van D. 11 months ago +405

    I love how Ryotaro is like a golden retriever: Showering Chris with love and good food to show friendship
    And Chris is like a cat: The more he's dismissive and acts like he doesn't care, the more he actually cares xD

    • Badger
      Badger 6 months ago +6

      Its very typical of us Brits to be "uncaring" and make fun of each other, it builds a stronger bond. If your British friend insults you a lot, you know they think highly of you.

    • nicolas
      nicolas 6 months ago +11

      Chris is a tsundere lmao

    • Mary Ortega
      Mary Ortega 7 months ago +5

      That is spot on!

    • Shmurken Hurken
      Shmurken Hurken 8 months ago +10

      Haha this will forever be the way I view this duo ^^

  • Alizee
    Alizee Year ago +2764

    CONGRATS ON 2M (I'm just here because of Ryotaro)

    • Fast Cars
      Fast Cars 11 months ago

      Me too! xD

    • Jeremy Beers
      Jeremy Beers Year ago +1

      To be honest, I wonder what TheXvid is doing as far as subscribers go, given that I AM a subscriber and I didn't even find out this video existed until 2 months in. The only way I found it is a click through from a video on Sharla's channel that happened to have Ryotaro in it. So yeah, I guess I'm one of the 1.5 Million that came from him. Anyway, great content, お疲れ様、乾杯!

    • Phreak_HD on therapy
      Phreak_HD on therapy Year ago

      who isnt here just becauss of ryotaro

    • JustSaiyanSteve
      JustSaiyanSteve Year ago +10

      2 million interested in a british bloke and a japanese guy. Lol.

    • Emi Beniott
      Emi Beniott Year ago +10

      look my two fav youtubers

  • Christian
    Christian Year ago +646

    Emperor Ryotaro walking out onto the balcony to gaze over his land as he serenades his people with a beautiful rendition of Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, was something I never knew I needed to see but will stay with me forever.

  • SatanSupimpa
    SatanSupimpa Year ago +8320

    Ryotaro is right, he's always in the videos where Chris visits the most luxurious places. It's like Ryotaro is some kind of sugar daddy.

  • Goladden
    Goladden Year ago +339

    I was today years old when I finally realized Abroad in Japan is in reality a mukbang cleverly disguised as a traveling and culture show.

    • Phxmaell *
      Phxmaell * 5 months ago +4

      This is far more entertaining than most of those mukbang thou

    • TxreptartPeise
      TxreptartPeise 11 months ago +23

      The only difference is they don't eat 8000 calories each meal

  • CZsWorld
    CZsWorld Year ago +120

    I need someone to take me to all the spooky places when I hit a mil

    • shardul Kawle
      shardul Kawle 10 months ago +4

      Can I please? Just book my ticket to Japan lol

    • Nebetsher
      Nebetsher 11 months ago +3

      you deserve that :)

  • Al Momo
    Al Momo Year ago +126

    I gotta admit without a problem that, Ryotaro adds 60% more color and joy to chris videos,
    congrats for the 2M Christian Plank.

  • Paweł Afelt
    Paweł Afelt Year ago +83

    What I absolutely love about Japan is, how adequately they can turn any common/prosaic/possibly uninteresting activity into celebration and art. As here, you never "just" drink water in Japan. You are uniting with universe by drinking it.

  • anarchangel7
    anarchangel7 Year ago +1060

    Jokes aside, Ryotaro seems like a genuinely good friend. Congratulations Chris and hopefully I will get the chance to actually visit this year after my trip was cancelled last year.

    • Romy
      Romy 7 months ago

      Our trip to Japan is planned for september 2022, hoping for the best 🥲

    • itphuu
      itphuu Year ago


    • Keith C
      Keith C Year ago +1

      Same :(

    • k uutarou
      k uutarou Year ago +2

      I hope you will have a good time in Japan~

    • Mad Hatters in jeans
      Mad Hatters in jeans Year ago +31

      Thanks to Ryotaro for the 1.5 million extra subscribers he brought to Chris board.

  • Sloppy Mommy
    Sloppy Mommy Year ago +38

    I really like the idea of the private hot spring in your room, this could even be a good thing to point out to people who have never been to an onsen before, but want to try it out alone. The food looked amazing too and imma have to remember them pork tactics Lmao

    • birchlawpa
      birchlawpa 11 months ago +3

      I was watching that thinking "can I cut a hole in my foundation (house is on a slab) and install one of those?"

  • arsnakeheart
    arsnakeheart Year ago +111

    lmao at that moment Chris says "kanpai" to the sake brewer you can tell he's halfway into another world with all the sake

  • Betty Richard
    Betty Richard 18 days ago +50

    Felicidades, es un buen ejemplo.
    250 sentadillas son uno *KISSSS.Uno*
    muchas y un buen ejercicio.
    5:25 Se deja ver que hay muy buenos resultados 😍👍
    Saludos desde la Cd.. de world 🌹😉💖
    los mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer...

  • TodayFreedom
    TodayFreedom Year ago +44

    As a Londoner, I absolutely love Risottoro; he’s bloody hilarious. Innit.

  • Teguh Rahat Prabowo
    Teguh Rahat Prabowo Year ago +502

    “As you can see, Ryotaro is slightly drunk”
    yeaah sure sligthly....

  • Survival Team Zero 1

    You deserve it all Chris, I've subscribed on 3 of my channels now. Honestly, you will probably never see this comment, but you helped push me to go to Japan in March 2020. It was absolutely love changing, saving for my trip in 2022 now. Thank you.
    P.s. please can you do a mini series on the mythology/folklore of Japan?

  • Carlos C
    Carlos C Year ago +6

    Maybe it's that I love listening to native speakers talk in their own language but I wish that the interviews were mainly in Japanese, especially since Chris knows Japanese! Yes, when speaking to us, switch it back to English, but other then that, keep it Japanese, I'll gladly read the subtitles. Besides you can see that they become more comfortable and open when they hear their own language, just like anyone else would.

  • Sadat
    Sadat Year ago +4

    Congrats, Chris. Abroad in Japan is easily one of my most favorite channels. It's always great to see the content you make. Keep up the good work!

  • Jim Morrison's Bathtub
    Jim Morrison's Bathtub Year ago +1875

    Gotta love how Ryotaro said don't sit to the left of a left-handed person and then did it again at the next restaurant

    • D MacIsaac
      D MacIsaac Year ago

      I'm left handed as is my sister 🤯 we both get jittery if we are placed next to a right handed individual 😁

    • Rockawaysiren
      Rockawaysiren Year ago +1

      I’ve been married to one of those strange lefties for years and we have got that figured out! Side by side he’s on my left! Bonus: when we eat in restaurants with single seat booths we both get the “good” seat.

    • Aine Kellan
      Aine Kellan Year ago +1

      I learned to eat left-handed because I have a lot of family members who are left-handed. Makes those big family dinners much easier (and less dangerous) lol

    • Jim Morrison's Bathtub
      Jim Morrison's Bathtub Year ago

      @xXDESTINYMBXx 1st commandment left

    • xXDESTINYMBXx 1st commandment
      xXDESTINYMBXx 1st commandment Year ago

      @Jim Morrison's Bathtub fork, left or right side?

  • J. H.
    J. H. Year ago +7

    You’re a nice chap Chris! Good hearted and hard working. Thank you for the great videos you’ve done over the years. You manage to communicate what Japan is like well and through your videos it shows how much you’ve loved that country and it’s culture. Keep the good work and I hope to meet you one day.

  • WilliJ2
    WilliJ2 Year ago +5

    Congrats on 2 million subscribers! You and your friends are so charismatic and funny you could make any country look incredible, and you have inspired me and so many people to want to visit Japan someday. Thanks for all the great videos!

  • GoodKidMaadWorld
    GoodKidMaadWorld 10 months ago +4

    "...appreciating the connection between sake and nature, by getting drunk in a forest..." this quote describes this channel perfectly, and I love it

  • Katelynn Bray
    Katelynn Bray Year ago +6

    Just wanted to say that your videos are a joy to watch and a great way to relax when life it tough in the pandemic. Feels like we get to explore Japan too! Thank you for your hard work making all these!

  • Jason Vong
    Jason Vong Year ago +2298

    I’d pay to see more videos of Chris and Ryotaro having a roasting session. Seriously, the comedic golds are all there.

    • Rodrigo
      Rodrigo Year ago

      Jason you watch abroad in japan????
      btw im not sure but i think he uses an S1H with an atomos ninja :DD

    • caypasha
      caypasha Year ago

      ayy love your videos!

    • Jaydev Raol
      Jaydev Raol Year ago


    • Steel String
      Steel String Year ago +4

      I'm looking forward to the new Epic Rap Battles of Japan channel.

    • Jasim Jabara
      Jasim Jabara Year ago +14

      I don't get it why the channel doesn't have more subscribers or views the channel is gold!!!!!!!!! Hope Chris has more then 10-20 mil. subscribers in the near future he would deserve it with the work he is putting up in the videos :)

  • Crimzan
    Crimzan Year ago +9

    Your friendship with Ryotaro is just so hilarious! Both of you are amazing and I love the episodes where Ryotaro is in, you teasing each other so much I can't stop laughing! :D

  • Karol Bakuła
    Karol Bakuła Year ago +5

    I think this was the most "Abroad in Japan" episode one could be. Roasting, affirmation of alcohol, good food and splendid views. Perfect 2 million sub celebration

  • Soleil
    Soleil Year ago +1

    Honestly, this is my favorite video so far Chris. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with Ryotoro with us. You inspire me in so many ways.

  • o0Yarrow0o
    o0Yarrow0o Year ago +1

    The Tonkatsu looked amazing! Its been about a year and then some since I have been able to eat my favorite Japanese dish which is katsu curry (due to covid shutting down dinning) and let me tell you did I drool when you two were enjoying it! Wonderful video as always and congrats on 2 mil.

  • Zaotar1
    Zaotar1 Year ago +823

    This channel has become so good ... Chris just keeps raising his standards and increasing the amount of work he puts into the videos. Really they are an absolute jewel of TheXvid. Thanks for constantly putting out such great content for those of us who love Japan!

    • samurott man
      samurott man Year ago +1

      Yeah man whenever I feel a little down or just not having a good day, I can always just pick a random video from Chris and have a really good time

    • leonardo buffet
      leonardo buffet Year ago +2

      Must be stressful forever increasing the quality but its much appreciated

    • 아리네
      아리네 Year ago +3

      IKR! They're all shot beautifully and it's always extremely entertaining!!

    • Mad Hatters in jeans
      Mad Hatters in jeans Year ago +2

      Dunno about a jewel but definitely somewhere above a piece of coal I reckon. lol

    • Nick Warren
      Nick Warren Year ago +28

      He's just really talented at making good travel journalism. It's not even so much the Japan aspect of this channel that I love. It could be Abroad in, I dunno, Uruguay... and I'd still watch it religiously. Chris is just such a natural host.

  • Georgek117
    Georgek117 Year ago +1

    Absolutely dying to visit Japan hopefully this year, you've given me loads of ideas!

  • Thomas Bjor
    Thomas Bjor Year ago +1

    I love Chris, Ryotaro, sake and tonkatsu, so this video was great! Congrats on 2 million subs😊 The numbers speaks for themselves, always great content for a norwegian that would love to travel to Japan one day! Happy 2 mill subs🎉🎉🎉🎆🎈

  • Dipika
    Dipika Year ago +1

    Congratulations Chris! And amazing ryokan! I hope I can plan a trip there sometime. Looking forward to another 8.5 years (and more) of Abroad in Japan 😁👍🎉

  • John Callahan
    John Callahan Year ago +1

    Congrats to 2M viewers and thanks to you for your efforts. Easily one of the best travel video channels on all of TheXvid. One of these days I'll be vacationing in Japan and there will only be one place I'll go to plan and prepare - "Abroad in Japan."

  • Turin Miso
    Turin Miso Year ago +3498

    Normal Ryotaro is funny.
    Drunk Ryotaro is hilarious.

    • DylanCollins88
      DylanCollins88 Year ago +1

      @AxxL your youtube won’t last by looking at the type of videos u do

    • Jaydev Raol
      Jaydev Raol Year ago


    • Michael Newton
      Michael Newton Year ago

      or not lol

    • Touch Me
      Touch Me Year ago +1

      @AxxL school does not teach much practical skills but it does teach you things that you will carry for the rest of your life. As for what that is, it really depends on your experience and how you transform your experiences into your own lesson. Don't drop school for TheXvid. If you can do both, just do both.

    • aad dss
      aad dss Year ago +1

      @AxxL Do it. There will be consequences but if you can live with them then just go ahead. School after 5/6th year won't teach you anything you can't learn on your own with a bit of effort. Its only purpose is to be able to say you went to school cause you're going to forget everyghing in a couple of years.

  • J B
    J B Year ago +1

    Truly enjoy these videos, love seeing you guys together (as a Brit who lives elsewhere, I hope you guys genuinely have decoded your senses of humor and get along alright), the last 4 or so years where I've been watching have really whet my appetite for visiting Japan and jumpstarted my language learning and respect for other cultures. Good on ya, Chris. Don't stop - not yet at least.

  • Master Singleton
    Master Singleton Year ago

    Congrats on reaching 2 million! Please continue to create great video's showing us Japan from a different perspective.

  • AngelArt007
    AngelArt007 Year ago +4

    I'm so happy to see this man climb his way through... Pure talent

  • Per-Ola Mjömark
    Per-Ola Mjömark Year ago +33

    Ryotaro should be drunk in every episode - he is hilarious to watch.

  • Combat Medic Mercy
    Combat Medic Mercy Year ago +620

    I've seen a lot from Japan, but a hotel so large it needs a self driving cart was not something I could have imagined. Keep surprising me, Japan!

    • Chris Hayes
      Chris Hayes Year ago

      But I like how the size of the hotel, not the self-driving golf cart is the surprising part 😂

    • ラルフ
      ラルフ Year ago +1

      That “self driving car” on a rail

    • Simone Poinga-HIll
      Simone Poinga-HIll Year ago +6

      Japan is full of surprises I freaking love that about it. One of my favourite nights is my friend and I stumbling on a BBQ garden at the top of a department store in Shinjuku with my friend. I was wishing we had more of our friends with us and some food to cook.

    • Apophis STR
      Apophis STR Year ago +6

      This really is unexpected, I believe this is probably the spacious and nicest ryoukan/hotel I've seen in Japan so far.

  • Aelwyn Ascendant
    Aelwyn Ascendant Year ago

    Watching your videos makes me incredibly happy. I desperately want to visit Japan but I think I'd need several months and an absolute fortune to really have a good explore.

  • Bat Man
    Bat Man 9 months ago +1

    Watching your show truly makes me feel like I'm reading a super indepth book that allows me to escape my reality and just enjoy watching pure bliss of You, Natsuki, Royotaro, dr Jelly guy just having fun respectfully, and still have a plethora of educational gains about Japan and its beautiful culture.

  • Phoenix Skyward
    Phoenix Skyward Year ago

    I love you Ryotaro! I really enjoy every video that you are in! You are very fun and have a lovely vibe. Keep it up and I hope to see a lot more of you with Chris this year! Congratulations Chris on hitting 2.1 million! Here's to 3 mil! I am glad to have stumbled on your channel, which I don't even really remember how, but nevertheless, I wish you the very best and hope you keep going strong!

  • Mehall
    Mehall Year ago

    Congrats on 2M!
    I want to try genuine tonkatsu when I visit, but currently I'm hoping I can find a UK importer for the beers you had.

  • Nour eldean
    Nour eldean Year ago +2216

    Tune in for Abroad In A Pan: Pork Tactics Special 😂

  • hookbrother
    hookbrother Year ago

    Congratulations! Another great episode. Thanks for taking us on another ride with Ryotaro.

  • Brady Blake
    Brady Blake Year ago +5

    Man I miss Japan so very much. Cannot wait to come back to this wonderful country and spend even more time exploring it. Chris your channel and podcast has given me the chance to experience Japan from my home. I appreciate all your content and good luck going forward. I'll continue to support you :D

  • Erik Johnson
    Erik Johnson Year ago

    Congrats on the 2 mil, Chris! Your channel brings me a lot of happiness - hope to be able to buy you, Ryotaro, and Natsuki beers someday.

  • Bishoujo
    Bishoujo 11 months ago

    I absolutely adore your videos, thank you and to Ryotaro for sharing you points of views! My heart is full seeing the friendship and acceptance! May you both be blessed.

  • MELS E-Learn Dot Com

    The view is stunning and the food is so delicious. Can't wait to go.😍

  • Adam Piotrowski
    Adam Piotrowski Year ago

    It's been a pleasure to watch Your videos. I love your humor, I love Japan I love good quality videos with good commentary, and Your channel can provide me every one of these things. Congratulations on 2 mil sub mile stone and I hope You will get even more in the future!

  • ShireWark
    ShireWark Year ago

    Congratulations to you and the Abroad community, you guys consistently put out quality content which makes me Japan-sick every time but eager for more. Great video Ryotaro!

  • SerPostman
    SerPostman Year ago

    Congratulations on the 2m, well deserved. I just wanna say that many of your videos don't deserve the moniker “content“. They far exceed the quality of what we're used to on TheXvid, reaching a quality that you usually encounter in much bigger productions, all while keeping it light, funny, and entertaining as you do on social media. Carry on!
    (Also, can't believe it's already been two years that we met you in Tokyo. Hint: I got the “best girlfriend ever“ according to you, for getting me a “For Fuck's Sake“ Shirt)

  • Shun Ryoumi
    Shun Ryoumi Year ago +354

    Chris is so lucky he found a friend like Ryotaro. He takes him too all these great luxurious places!

    • texas summer
      texas summer Year ago

      @Shun Ryoumi true. their relationship is real.

    • Shun Ryoumi
      Shun Ryoumi Year ago +5

      @Yumiko that's true but they've known each other for a long time and Ryotaro has always been generous so I don't think it is definitely not a business type transaction. His channel is also relatively new and they do cross over each other. They are definitely great friends. :)

    • Yumiko
      Yumiko Year ago

      more ryotaro on abroad in japan means more attention for him and he shouted out his youtube channel which gets ad revenue, so in a way chris is paying for it like a mutual agreement although it isn't like that technically, friends gonna be friends and i think there great friends lool

    • jaladi sam
      jaladi sam Year ago +3

      Chris alone never go to those luxury places😂😂

  • Jorge Aquino
    Jorge Aquino Year ago +1

    Always enjoy watching the chemistry between you two lol makes my day each time 😂

  • Erik Blom
    Erik Blom Year ago +2

    The food and inn looked amazing, that's what I'd like to try the most!

  • Shawna Spadafore
    Shawna Spadafore Year ago +1

    I’m so jealous of all the food you get to eat, I hope you enjoy it even more for those of us who can’t :)

  • HeatherJustCreate

    Omg I am howling watching this video 😂😂 It’s amazing how you weave in documentary style, landscape, history, culture, and entertaining banter all in one. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Congrats on 2 million!

  • 8bitbonsai
    8bitbonsai Year ago +355

    the humor between Chris and Ryotaro is just fantastic

    • Ana Yen
      Ana Yen Year ago +1

      Chris Board and Emperor

    • Cyano3D
      Cyano3D Year ago +5

      @giantred lmaoaoaoaoa

    • giantred
      giantred Year ago +18

      Aye, Chris gives off such a tsundere vibe lol

  • Seraaphim
    Seraaphim Year ago

    Congrats on 2 mill, Chris! Yall did and are doing an awesome job! Keep it up!
    P.S. That tonkatsu looked amazing... i am hungry now!

  • bassaviator
    bassaviator Year ago +1

    Japanese food never fails to impress 😍

  • Marneus28
    Marneus28 Year ago

    I always get so hungry watching your travel vids like this one. Makes me super jealous too. I so want to take another trip back to Japan again and sample some of the places I have seen in your videos. XD

  • Poison Krazzy
    Poison Krazzy Year ago

    CONGRATS CHRIS!!! You really deserve this since most vids i enjoy look like they cost lots! I hope to see more wonderful content you make! 🙌🏻🥳

  • Frederik Lundén
    Frederik Lundén Year ago +614

    Ryotaro seems genuinely happy and excited about your achievement, it's honestly heartwarming to see.

  • Shizu
    Shizu Year ago

    Excellent video Chris. Love your work, and belated congratulations on 2 million subscribers!

  • Matt Bartolomei
    Matt Bartolomei Year ago

    Brilliant! Thank you for bringing Japan to all of us!

  • Flappie134
    Flappie134 Year ago

    Gratz on the 2 mil subs!
    Hope for many more to come, this content is something you cannot miss!

  • Simona S
    Simona S Month ago

    Ryotaro's laugh is so catchy that when he starts to laugh i can't contain my self and laugh with him 😂 and when you Chris explain the everything in particular i want to see more and learn more about that deliciously looking food places

  • Joel W
    Joel W Year ago +124

    I like that you're choosing to show yourself speaking more Japanese with the locals, I don't think it's alienating to the audience at all and makes you appear more respectful and relatable!

    • Maya Brook
      Maya Brook Year ago +8

      I really enjoyed this too! To see Chris actually interacting with the people showing him around instead of them just awkwardly standing there while he speaks English was really nice. Felt more authentic.

    • Joyce Wadzinski
      Joyce Wadzinski Year ago +5

      Thought it was endearing when he was drinking from the tiny sake cup and told the man how cute it was - in that very kawaii Japanese way LOL

  • Br C
    Br C Year ago

    Congrats on 2m subs. I really like the production value ad cinematic shots. It feels like I'm watching a live show. 2M well deserved.

  • IHanakoI
    IHanakoI Year ago +4

    It is really nice that Ryotaro talks about the German Feierabendbier

  • Sylvio Neto
    Sylvio Neto Year ago +7

    Besides the great content, the cinematography is getting better and better. Some amazing shots in this one, Chris!

  • Legaia _
    Legaia _ Year ago

    Congrats Chris! I've been following you since the early days. Ryotaro is a damn national treasure

  • Linkle
    Linkle Year ago +1741

    chris wakes up on a self driving cart:
    Ryotaro: Hey, you. You’re finally awake.

  • AyAyAyBamba
    AyAyAyBamba Year ago +1

    I'm honestly amazed by how much your channel has grown and even more surprised by how many interesting and unique people you get to meet. I always wonder how you manage to set up these interviews though.

  • keigh_mich
    keigh_mich 5 months ago

    This channel deserves more subscribers FR. I'm like watching a documentary in all of the travel videos here. Superb! 👌🏻

  • Drunken Jedi
    Drunken Jedi Year ago

    My gosh that tongatsu looked incredible. I wish English cuisine was as nicely presented and interesting as many Japanese dishes. I love the decor and aesthetic of the rustic Japanese inn too. Just looks wonderful.
    Congratulations on the two million (plus) subs. Quite the achievement!

  • Olga J. Zuchowicz

    Your videos are so well produced 😍 Feels like they are getting better and better.

  • Devs
    Devs Year ago +456

    I would love to see a 4k wallpaper library for desktops from you chris, All your shots of the countryside are amazing.

    • Nirvana Alcantar
      Nirvana Alcantar Year ago +1

      That's such an awesome idea.

    • Noise Hippo
      Noise Hippo Year ago +2

      @Abroad in Japan This is so calming, yeah more of this and porc tactics please.

    • Kohlbern Jary
      Kohlbern Jary Year ago +16

      @Abroad in Japan You should consider selling prints. I'd buy some for my apartment

    • 03germas
      03germas Year ago +32

      @Abroad in Japan Ever considered selling digital HD copies of the images/photos on your website?
      Prob be quite slow mind.

    • Abroad in Japan
      Abroad in Japan  Year ago +135

      The closest I've come to it so far was this video last year, though I'd definitely love to do more! thexvid.com/video/gFnV499BBqY/video.html

  • Nirushu
    Nirushu Year ago

    Your rly living the life.
    I could only dream of going to Japan one day.
    And my god Ryotaro is such a wholesome person.
    We would make great friends.
    Anyway thx for the amazing content your providin us with.
    keep it up

  • Lisa Rogers
    Lisa Rogers Year ago

    Tonkotsu, sake tasting and a nice Japanese Inn. All the things I want to do right now! ❤

  • Nero
    Nero Year ago

    God, Japan looks like such a blast every time I see your videos. I'm so jealous!

  • NuclearWarGaming
    NuclearWarGaming Year ago

    This was one of your best videos! A perfect way to party for your 2 millions subs! Ryotaro is so funny and nice, I'd love to have a japanese friend like him. And besides... he's kinda right, the videos with him are the most luxurious ones!

  • Dylan Martinez
    Dylan Martinez Year ago +1182

    "it's creepy innit"
    Chris you are ruining this man's japanese accent

    • Ma5jay5dontxdoxthat
      Ma5jay5dontxdoxthat Year ago +9

      Fr fr tho, Ryotoro learned English is the uk. He been saying innit since theyve meet. Lol even said he was more English than Chris.

    • Professional Table
      Professional Table Year ago +4

      @Arunopal Dutta tommy didnt invent innit

    • 竜月哉
      竜月哉 Year ago +5

      wouldn't say ruining it but adding a tad bit of culture 🤣

    • Ajeel
      Ajeel Year ago +10

      @Arunopal Dutta bro??

  • G W
    G W Year ago

    Some friends and I are planning a second trip to Japan and I'd love to try the sake in Northern Japan!

  • Jonathan D
    Jonathan D Year ago

    I Love your videos. Thank you for showing Japan. I wish to travel there someday.

  • ppassal
    ppassal 11 months ago

    Ryotaro is honestly the most beloved person I’ve ever seen on the internet. Much love and respect to him!

  • Robin Exoo
    Robin Exoo Year ago

    I really like these movies. Wanting to go back to visit Japan again. With Ryotaro and natsuki in them it's always so much fun. Congrats on the 2M subs.

  • Luffy SkyWalker
    Luffy SkyWalker Year ago +384

    Ryotaro before & after drinking is like a whole different person. Before he seems calm and composed. After he's singing Madonna, banging into doors and trying to jump to touch the ceiling.

  • mytimetravellingdog
    mytimetravellingdog Year ago +50

    Of course people are here for Ryotoro. He's a very handsome and charming man.

  • Dillon
    Dillon Year ago

    I love these videos and appreciate the great work you do. Thanks for the 20 minutes of escape to somplace cool you provide.

  • Luiz Alex Phoenix
    Luiz Alex Phoenix Year ago +4

    Ryotaro has really helped Chris' channel, so nice seeing a big figure supporting a smaller channel.

  • Nikki
    Nikki Year ago

    I just started watching Chris Channel about 2 years ago now but the videos and spicial guest are so enjoyable to watch and not only that I learn so much about Japan from these videos that I can't stop watching. So funny to and real comments about everyday life fails and successes while living in Japan. Thanks Chris and Congrats on 2M Subscriber's. Keep making Videos Please!! We 💕 them!

  • Zach Sos
    Zach Sos Year ago +623

    Just as Chris was saying about how people in Japan characters switch after drinking alcohol and reveal their deepest dark secret, we now finally know what Ryotaro thinks of Chris by referring to him as 'Chris Bored'

    • kahn289
      kahn289 Year ago

      Oh man!

    • Maro Cat
      Maro Cat Year ago +1

      But what happened in argentinia :O

  • Sweet Lard
    Sweet Lard 11 months ago

    Man, been watching you for a couple years-ish now Chris, and I'm never disappointed. It's just well-made, entertaining television. I owe ya.

  • Estariol Sternenbrut
    Estariol Sternenbrut 11 months ago +1

    I'd love to take exactly this tour with guides like Chris or Ryotaro!

  • Tinalee-MTslots
    Tinalee-MTslots Year ago

    Congratulations on the 2 million!!! Love the wit and the shenanigans 🥰

  • Tim Eyles
    Tim Eyles Year ago

    Feel like there aren't a lot of good videos showing off Gunma, it's been on my list to visit for a while. Thanks Chris and more please!

  • Yui
    Yui Year ago +390

    I’m going to be honest, Ryotaro and Chris are legitimately the best duo on TheXvid. I would say Natsuki and Chris but let’s be real when natsuki is in the video, it just becomes a natsuki video not Chris video haha, he steals the whole show!

    • Pooja’s Tales
      Pooja’s Tales Year ago +20

      True indeed. Chris makes or lets Natsuki talk so much that he occupies whole screen timing whereas Ryotaro and Chris works as a team talking back and forth throughout the video.