I Spent 48 Hours on a Japanese DESERT Island

  • Published on Aug 21, 2021
  • Japan has 6,852 islands. Around 430 are inhabited, but that number grows fewer each year. ⛩️ We sail out into the Sea of Japan to spend 48 hours on Tobishima Island in search of long lost 8th century treasure armed with questionable equipment.
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  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan  9 months ago +3333

    NOTIFICATION SQUAD: Natsuki's bought some new pirates pants and he's certainly put them to good use. WHERE would you like to see us explore next?
    We hope you enjoyed this short escape with us!
    It was certainly a bizarre trip, but amidst the cats, the spiders and the treasure, I hope we were able to do the island justice. Would never want to live there, but we had a blast exploring the hidden beaches, coves and caves, living out my childhood dreams of being a pirate. Quality content.

  • Ren
    Ren 9 months ago +2744

    Chris is such a British adventurer and I love it. Willing to go anywhere, but also incredibly afraid of any sort of heights, bugs, danger, wild animals, and ghosts.

    • _-A_c-_
      _-A_c-_ 7 months ago

      Yeah, what a whinge 😏

    • J. Joshua
      J. Joshua 8 months ago +1

      @Abroad in Japan You mean... That stationary rocking horse at the end? 😉 Cause that doesn't count, you know. 😂

    • MarlowWhere
      MarlowWhere 9 months ago +3

      @Abroad in Japan the horse let you sit on its back. Completely different.

    • Kode Kristian
      Kode Kristian 9 months ago

      @Abroad in Japan That's debatable, mate. :P

    • username1nmillion
      username1nmillion 9 months ago +2

      @Abroad in Japan Well best to avoid embarrassment to yourself i wouldn't keep bringing that up. In response to the original comment , Chris Broad you're becoming quite the Capitan James Cook of our time and Yes I'm sure he was afraid of *ALL THOSE* creatures { mentioned in the comment } when { he } Capitan Cook discovered Australia 🤭👨‍⚖️🇦🇺🏝⛴🇯🇵🎎🎏㊗️💸

  • Yves
    Yves 9 months ago +648

    Seeing how smooth Natsuki is in Japanese really makes me appreciate how much effort he puts into English for the viewers. Takes a lot of courage & perseverance to keep working at this language, and Chris obviously has no trouble understanding his Japanese, so he's just doing it for us.

    • JO BE
      JO BE 8 months ago +44

      I love how they just switch up languages like Chris can come up and Japanese and natsuki replies in English

    • MarvelousSandstone
      MarvelousSandstone 8 months ago +73

      And Chris is also very obviously not making him speak more English either which makes me appreciate Natsukis efforts even more. I feel like his English has gotten a lot better too, I don't need the subtitles most of the time anymore or maybe I just got used to the way he speaks it now. Could be either honestly because the same has happened before with foreigners speaking my native language not so fluently but I learned their patterns.

  • BCpov
    BCpov 9 months ago +1075

    Through the magic of editing, Natsuki’s pirate pants are back!

    • FackinKittyCat
      FackinKittyCat 8 months ago +13

      You just gave me the mental image of Natsuki running around pants-less the whole time... Thanks. lol

    • legoman12397
      legoman12397 8 months ago +1

      i'll admit I didn't expect to see you commenting here

  • liboband
    liboband 8 months ago +428

    Love how they come across an abandoned temple (which is a pinnacle of Japanese urban legends and modern ghost stories) - and make no fuss about it.

    • I Have Problems
      I Have Problems 2 months ago

      Would love to see it restored and the cost cleaned up. Would enjoy living there.

    • Puppy Puppington
      Puppy Puppington 3 months ago

      @Michele'nin Tricepsi or just a logical minded individual who probably is over the age of 5

    • Libri Lector
      Libri Lector 6 months ago +23

      I wanted them to get a shot through the window of the temple, it looked pretty cool from the outside. I'm a big sucker for abandoned buildings. just finding an abandoned temple out on an overgrown island seems pretty exciting to me.

    • danner253
      danner253 8 months ago +10

      I know right??? Here's me getting Fatal Frame flashbacks but they're joking about

  • Flowers of Icetor
    Flowers of Icetor 8 months ago +397

    That temple looks like the starting point of some shounen anime. Kid moves to the island w his fishing parents, all grumpy about moving to what seems like the middle of nowhere with nothing to do. Kid learns about the pirate history of the island and decides to go treasure hunting, but a storm hits while he’s on the beach and he takes shelter in the old abandoned shrine. Inside he hears strange noises and goes to investigate, and finds the ghost of some famous, notorious pirate and they have incredible supernatural pirate adventures!

    • Garry Ferrington
      Garry Ferrington 4 months ago

      Well, do a treatment. It ain't bad.


      Brilliant idea, I'm.a former film-maker and writer and I have solutely love you idea sounds very much like 80s kind of Goonies and Gremlins mixed with Pirates Of The Caribbean or in this case Pirates Of The Natsuki 😜

    • David Klein II
      David Klein II 5 months ago

      THanks for inspiring my new manga . jkjk but sounds fun.

    • Adrian Maxwell
      Adrian Maxwell 6 months ago

      Hi I would like to watch this.

  • gLiTcH Uri
    gLiTcH Uri 9 months ago +1796

    Chris's sarcasm and natuki's optimism is pinnacle friendship and we love to see it

    • Nadine
      Nadine 9 months ago +3

      Slytherin and Hufflepuff at its best 😄

    • j VIKING j
      j VIKING j 9 months ago +8

      @Taiga I never realized how badly I understood sarcasm until I hung out with British military tbh.

    • Adlan Haris Animet
      Adlan Haris Animet 9 months ago


    • Eric Wilhelm
      Eric Wilhelm 9 months ago +1

      Does Chris drink more (alcohol) when Natsuki is around?

    • Plamf
      Plamf 9 months ago +3

      the best buddy cop movie

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    YouTube 9 months ago +2681


  • Sugampret
    Sugampret 9 months ago +326

    I love how Natsuki is just so committed to being a pirate looking how he has fixed his snapped sword the next day

    • cerebrum excrement
      cerebrum excrement 8 months ago +13

      love how he looks through the monocular with his patched eye 🤣

  • Sytske Valk
    Sytske Valk 9 months ago +222

    As a non native speaker, I always get confused between the words “dessert” and “desert”, so I was expecting an island full of ice cream, cakes and puddings!

    • Mingyu Zhou
      Mingyu Zhou 3 months ago +1

      They say “desserts” is backwards “stressed”, meaning you eat “desserts” when you are “stressed”, :) that’s how I remember now. :) haha

    • AyashaVo92
      AyashaVo92 4 months ago +2

      @uwu this is so confusing. Why are you doing this to me, English language, Why?

    • uwu
      uwu 4 months ago +1

      @AyashaVo92 Deserted is correct but for islands specifically, you can also say desert island.

    • HolyMith
      HolyMith 5 months ago +2

      Desert also means to abandon someone or something. You don't realise how illogical and confusing your own language is until you try and learn a different one.

    • MultiFandom HamHam
      MultiFandom HamHam 8 months ago +7

      @AyashaVo92 I'm a native English speaker and I'm honestly a bit confused by the title. I think he may have misspelled it. I think he might have meant deserted instead. It definitely didn't have any sand to be called a desert and I was disappointed that there was no ice cream or cake to be seen, so definitely no dessert either. I mean, I wish there was an island just full of desserts; That sounds like paradise! lol

  • Grey Fox
    Grey Fox 9 months ago +526

    Chris: "What are we going to do today, Natsuki?"
    Natsuki: "Same thing we do every video, Chrisy-boy... Try to journey across Japan!"

  • Benjamin Forman
    Benjamin Forman 9 months ago +1748

    The thing I really like about Natsuki is that he CONSTANTLY and EFFORTLESSLY grinds stereotypes under his heel. A Japanese person who doesn't like seafood, is willing to use his limited English without fear, will splash his personality all over the landscape. Bonus points: a very masculine hairdresser.

    • Khairuddin Haji Mohamed
      Khairuddin Haji Mohamed 9 months ago +20

      @koolunit haha very apt. Natsuki is quite literally how the japanese see themselves in anime, but he does it all in real life.
      Amazingly brave man. Typical Japanese are very shy, but I bet deep inside they all wish they could be as brave as Natsuki :)

    • Heavenly Creature
      Heavenly Creature 9 months ago +1

      I too want a Natsuki ❣

    • Arifiana Shima
      Arifiana Shima 9 months ago +1

      @cspo cheers!

    • Khairuddin Haji Mohamed
      Khairuddin Haji Mohamed 9 months ago +6

      A very good point. He's the real treasure.
      Cuz he be real.

    • cspo
      cspo 9 months ago +7

      @Arifiana Shima it was in the "reasons to not live in japan" one

  • Suchart Boontid
    Suchart Boontid 9 months ago +69

    In addition to being a well shot and excellently edited video, your friendship, Natsuki's child-like sense of wonder and the beautiful and mysterious island made me feel like I've just watched a great adventure movie. I love everything about this video from the treasure hunting to the cats. More of this, please, Chris!

  • lior yunfh
    lior yunfh 9 months ago +134

    This was the most ridiculous episode of AiJ I've seen in a while, and I'm 100% living for it. Fuckin' love Natsuki...

  • KingKafei
    KingKafei 9 months ago +47

    God, Natsukis enthusiasm for life and having fun is unmatched. I love the videos with Natsuki and I'll definitely need to pay him a visit and get my hair cut by him once I finally get to go to Japan as repayment for all the joy and entertainment he's provided

    AYAKA TOKYO LOCAL 9 months ago +67

    I’m 100% Japanese but still haven’t been able to discover such a dope place like this 🤭 I’m enjoying your content !! Arigatoooo

  • Hien Nguyen
    Hien Nguyen 9 months ago +1041

    Chris beatboxing to Natsuki hitting the bike bell was a really nice little moment between the two of them. They enjoy each other's company and friendship, glad we can see their adventures together.

    • Heavenly Creature
      Heavenly Creature 8 months ago

      @MultiFandom HamHam What if the viewers are blind ? HamHam you're so funny 😁 A viewer is a person who looks at something 👀

    • MultiFandom HamHam
      MultiFandom HamHam 8 months ago +1

      @Heavenly Creature What if the viewers are blind? Eyes are irrelevant when that's the case. lol (Jk, but then again, I suppose if someone is blind, they can just listen to the videos, so they don't have to see what's going on to understand.) Also, what's with the eyeroll emoji? Damn, who hurt you?

    • J. Joshua
      J. Joshua 8 months ago +1

      @Abroad in Japan that's the magic of TheXvid - now the world can witness. 👌

    • Heavenly Creature
      Heavenly Creature 9 months ago +4

      @Abroad in Japan Seriously Chris you have more than 2 million followers to witness the magic ! We are not just a number. We are human beings ... with eyes ... probably 🙄

    • Hien Nguyen
      Hien Nguyen 9 months ago +13

      @Abroad in Japan as with all great moments in history there are often very few witnesses

  • krystian hinz
    krystian hinz 9 months ago +59

    There's something poetic about finding "Letters from Iwo Jima" on an almost entirely deserted island

    • Acolyte
      Acolyte 5 months ago

      It's like the past calling itself back

    • ippo. tsk
      ippo. tsk 8 months ago +10

      It's almost too beautifully good to be a coincidence.

  • Kiyomi Takamine
    Kiyomi Takamine 9 months ago +46

    I'm more shocked at the fact that they actually found 30 ¥ in the cave. It's actually a treasure!! 👌

  • Sam Wilkinson
    Sam Wilkinson 9 months ago +32

    I love how this sarcastic British man and this crazy Japanese man are a highlight to my day whenever I see them, this video definitely proved to be a fun adventure and I always seem to learn something on Abroad in Japan.

    THE CMOOSE 9 months ago +15

    Can you imagine the alternate reality where they actually discovered some long lost treasure or historical artifact?
    All the news stories would have pictures of some English bloke and a fellow dressed like a pirate next to a new museum piece.

  • Havisiting
    Havisiting 9 months ago +1773

    This whole episode was obviously conceived to give Natsuki the chance to dress like a pirate - again.
    I approve!

    • Thomas Edwards
      Thomas Edwards 8 months ago +1

      @Yeet McYeetface on patreon he released a trailer ages ago and I believe he also mentioned it on his podcast.

    • Yeet McYeetface
      Yeet McYeetface 8 months ago

      @Thomas Edwards where did you see this? I believe you, I just want to know since I missed it!

    • J. Joshua
      J. Joshua 8 months ago +2

      @Thomas Edwards top 10 saddest anime endings, for sure.

    • Thomas Edwards
      Thomas Edwards 9 months ago +20

      This was shot last year before journey across japan he is wearing the pants he will eventually lose

    • Matthew
      Matthew 9 months ago +4

      They must've gone back to the waterfall and found his pants as well it seems.

  • Tommy Frenkel
    Tommy Frenkel 8 months ago +55

    The island inhabitants which laid eyes upon Natsukis drip were like: FINALLY someone who gets the dress-code.

  • sweeetstufff
    sweeetstufff 8 months ago +12

    I love how your friend was so committed to the pirate bit and even had the little metal detector! LOL he was so funny and I can see why you are friends. This video just made me laugh and it was so fun to watch both of you explore the island.

  • sokin jon
    sokin jon 8 months ago +12

    "I don't like seafood" might be the best full sentence that Natsuki has spoken .

  • David Fletcher
    David Fletcher 6 months ago +6

    Chris and Natsuki's friendship is like the most wholesome thing on TheXvid. Absolute legends.

  • Raymar Football
    Raymar Football 9 months ago +6974

    The real treasure was the Natsuki's you made along the way

    • William Lazenby
      William Lazenby 4 months ago


    • Tori Ko
      Tori Ko 8 months ago

      That’s actually very sweet

    • J. Joshua
      J. Joshua 8 months ago

      I need to know: where did this meme originally come from? A friend told me it came from a videogame. If so, which one???

    • Misterzen87
      Misterzen87 8 months ago +1

      I am pretty sure making natsukis is a war crime

  • Rob Schofield
    Rob Schofield 8 months ago +58

    The image of our times: Natsuki, dressed as a pirate, singing the SuperMario theme while seeking treasure in an underground cave. The Dawn of Enlightenment.

  • John Lucena
    John Lucena 9 months ago +33

    Almost spat out my drink when they realized it was a part of the sword.

    • J. Joshua
      J. Joshua 8 months ago

      Same here. Nearly choked on my dinner.

  • Sammie
    Sammie 9 months ago +14

    I swear to you Natsuki is one of the funniest characters I have ever seen! I can’t imagine what your channel would be without him Chris! I hope he gets a cut of every videos profit that he appears in during these hard times, JS!

  • princessthyemis
    princessthyemis 8 months ago +7

    I love seeing all the variety in the comments on here! Abroad in Japan really brings us all together! As for me, thanks for taking me on this wonderful trip on the other side of the world before I went to bed!! I'd LOVE to explore that shrine and greet the cats! The island is GORGEOUS!

  • groofay
    groofay 9 months ago +1773

    Chris: "I think Natsuki's taking this too seriously"
    Natsuki: 'looks' through his spyglass with his patched eye

    • interpolpirate
      interpolpirate 9 months ago +1

      "I see no ships"

    • ShadowMan
      ShadowMan 9 months ago +2

      @Grimslade Leviathan Big Boss* ftfy

    • Grimslade Leviathan
      Grimslade Leviathan 9 months ago +2

      Solid Snake aiming with his patched eye vibes

    • groofay
      groofay 9 months ago +1

      @ShadowMan Yeah, I might have mis-seen (?) it, between the side view and his holding the glass in his right hand. Oh well.

    • ShadowMan
      ShadowMan 9 months ago +6

      I think it was on his left eye, just about an inch from his face.

  • Kristi Jones
    Kristi Jones 9 months ago +8

    Oh my god at the end "lonely boy" "golden boy" 🤣🤣🤣
    I must say Natsuki is the first Japanese person I have heard of that doesn't like seafood so I'm quite surprised. But it's just a nowhere reason of a reason why I wish to be Natsuki's friend. And we both have birthdays in August.
    Chris those drone shots are absolutely insane! What a stunning view!

  • Jada Franksain
    Jada Franksain Month ago +1

    Honestly, visiting this island seems like a legitimately good time to me. I would love hiking that shoreline and exploring forgotten shrines and mysterious caves.

  • Mimic
    Mimic 8 months ago +2

    Truly deserve more recognition for the quality of your videos. The style may not be some what people like, but the quality of your shots are undeniably great!

  • Benja Lucian
    Benja Lucian 8 months ago +3

    Would have loved to have seen more of Tobishima Island. Especially that forgotten shrine. It looks absolutely beautiful. How in the world did you manage to film the entire episode and show absolutely zero people on the island?

  • Seth Davis Piano
    Seth Davis Piano 9 months ago +1392

    This must be Chris trying to make amends for losing Natsuki's pirate pants.

    • MultiFandom HamHam
      MultiFandom HamHam 8 months ago +2

      @Nicole T. I mean, he might. lol I wouldn't be surprised. He's pretty fashionable.

    • Nicole T.
      Nicole T. 9 months ago +16

      @Thomas Edwards This makes a lot of sense, I was wondering if Natsuki had more than one pair of pirate pants lol

    • Oiimu
      Oiimu 9 months ago +20

      @Thomas Edwards I second this he talks about it in one of his podcast eps. If I remember correctly it was filmed in September-October 2020 range
      Edit: you can actually see a Natsuki wearing the pirate pants in this

    • Thomas Edwards
      Thomas Edwards 9 months ago +16

      @engineer gaming this was shot last year I believe he even released a trailer to it before he did journey across Japan to patreons

    • engineer gaming
      engineer gaming 9 months ago +6

      @Thomas Edwards what

  • shay min lee
    shay min lee 9 months ago +3

    I really love watching Chris and Natsuki having adventures!

  • CatherineZ
    CatherineZ Month ago

    Natsuki was the real treasure all along! Thank you both so very much for sharing your adventures, your friendship with us. Natsuki has almost, well, healing qualities. These days I feel so very low, it's like a mourning day every day, but you two are like two suns shining and warming up my heart.

  • Killua
    Killua 8 months ago +3

    There is something so calming about the way natsuki drinks his beers . You can kinda sense he is enjoying the moment and I love it each time

  • PixelGumTV
    PixelGumTV 9 months ago +2

    I love you both so much Chris and Natsuki! Thank you for making life so much more interesting and fun! 🥰🤗

  • AbzoluteCero
    AbzoluteCero 9 months ago +746

    The studio space was certainly a lot larger than I imagined, and its also very impressive that you were able to make this in only one day. Still think the water textures could use some work however. But other than that, thanks for making yet another fantastic video 👍

  • Kurtis E
    Kurtis E 9 months ago +1

    I absolutely love these videos, comedy adventure/horror genre so good

  • Apure Guria!
    Apure Guria! 8 months ago +387

    heeey natsuki RECOVERED HIS PANTS from the waterfall!!!

    • MultiFandom HamHam
      MultiFandom HamHam 8 months ago +2

      @V. U. Pretty sure their comment was a joke. lol

    • SijamHusna
      SijamHusna 8 months ago +10

      It filmed before the incident

    • V. U.
      V. U. 8 months ago +1

      Not really
      Though you could be joking

  • Bella Rose
    Bella Rose 8 months ago +1

    I’ve also just seen how popular your channel has gotten! If anybody deserves the success, it’s you. I started watching you when I was about 15/16 and I’m now 23 and enjoy every video just as much as I did back then, so glad to see that so many others do too!

  • Moggie Moggie Gorecore

    Natsuki always makes me laugh! So do you, Chris. Love you guys 😂😂

  • Cat Särkioja
    Cat Särkioja 8 months ago +1

    Ugh I loved it so much! Would go on any adventure with you guys and just go for it!

  • Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo 9 months ago +2

    Love this channel so much and it keeps getting better. I'm already at the point that when I see an upload, I don't watch it right away but make a plan to watch it on the big screen in the evening, when I have noce food to go with it etc. 😅

  • Yukinya
    Yukinya 9 months ago +7

    Natsuki is such treasure, it's makes my day happy.

  • Jared Austin
    Jared Austin 8 months ago +1

    This is my new favorite Abroad in Japan video! Great Job! That island is gorgeous! So sad about the rubbish on the beaches.

  • philbyerm
    philbyerm 9 months ago +420

    Ironically that “pelican” skull did indicate treasure… it was actually a dolphin skull! Rare!

    • Andres Angarita
      Andres Angarita 3 months ago

      No way, they ditched the real treasure for 30 yen...

    • Le Jezza
      Le Jezza 9 months ago +2

      Exactly my thought.

    • Personality Of Brick Wall
      Personality Of Brick Wall 9 months ago +11

      @Abroad in Japan now you gonna collect dolphin skulls when you visit other islands... and Natsuki will have regrets about dismissing the skull

    • Abroad in Japan
      Abroad in Japan  9 months ago +175


    • Trevor Hutcheson
      Trevor Hutcheson 9 months ago +36

      yes that skull was the treasure! they sell for $300

  • mbrx5jk4
    mbrx5jk4 8 months ago +2

    I have always loved Natsuki's seamless ability to shift between Japanese and English like some sort of poet xD

  • Tuesday
    Tuesday 9 months ago +1

    I've been watchin your vids for a while now and, whereas I absolutely love all of your content, Natsuki certainly takes the gold!

  • Rafiki Life Adventures
    Rafiki Life Adventures 9 months ago

    I loved how spontaneous this video was, I really enjoyed watching you two explore and have fun 😊

  • lol qkloyv
    lol qkloyv 5 months ago

    Japan has wonderful sights everywhere in the north, south, east and west! There are so many wonderful places that you can't go around even if you travel to Japan for a year.
    There is also a beach like Okinawa, and if you go north, it is the snowiest country in the world.

  • Victoryfraud
    Victoryfraud 9 months ago +240

    Natsuki's probably one of the most free-spirited people I've ever seen, more of us could take a page or two from this man's vast encyclopedia.

  • Rontii
    Rontii 6 months ago

    I love to watch your adventures! So fun :) And also amazing you found the Ken Watanabe movie dvd since you are doing an interview and stuff with him xDD Tell Natsuki I think he will find the treasure one day!

  • R A
    R A 9 months ago

    I really love seeing the natural beauty of Japan, but seeing all the abandoned places really makes me sad. I would love to see a video that does a deep dive into what caused the population decline and what is being done to remedy it.

  • Koty Moreno
    Koty Moreno 8 months ago +1

    Man I love this channel! Came for the Japanese content and stayed for the good feelings! Thanks Chris!!

  • Derek Barrett
    Derek Barrett 9 months ago

    Another amazing video, thank you for not only making these phenomenal videos but for putting so much effort and passion into them. Can't wait for the next one to come out.

  • Marko P
    Marko P 9 months ago +1614

    Is this the Journey Across Japan: The Lost Islands OVA?

    • MultiFandom HamHam
      MultiFandom HamHam 8 months ago

      My favourite anime episode! lol

    • _Red_Panda_
      _Red_Panda_ 8 months ago

      Bit like prequel star wars.. But i prefer Journey Across Japan with Chris and Natsuki *ANY DAY*

    • TheRedKnight
      TheRedKnight 9 months ago

      I'm still waiting for the beach episode

    • Rynnik Elddi
      Rynnik Elddi 9 months ago +5

      Chris, you should consider grouping this video alongside the JAJ playlist, because this really does feel like a JAJ episode, but a standalone spinoff.

    • Wazo
      Wazo 9 months ago +3

      technically its an ONA

  • TheRavencastle
    TheRavencastle 9 months ago +3

    I love that you are starting to speak more Japanese. Makes your conversations, and video in whole, much more natural.. keep up the good work 💪

  • onlybeckmann
    onlybeckmann 8 months ago +1

    I love abroad in Japan. Truly one of the best channels out there!

  • Kate
    Kate 8 months ago +2

    Just FYI, the spider you saw was totally harmless, it's an orb weaver. Some orb weavers have golden silk. Also, a good rule of thumb is the larger the spider the less venomous. Not always the case, but usually it applies.

  • Phil Wetherick
    Phil Wetherick 8 months ago +1

    As a prior professional pirate, I can confirm that the majority share of my pirated gains were always buried along the coastal regions of the land sighted during our ocean ventures. Before heading home, we'd throw our coins, precious stones and metals into a wooden panel chest and find a secluded shore to make safe our loot by burying it. Of course, we aren't stupid: we would always sketch maps to mark the location of our treasures. This way, we could be boarded by a better armed crew and have nothing to steal. They only had some worn clothes and our terribly drawn maps to leave with. We still laugh at their awful luck whilst we're digging up our safely kept treasures. It's taking longer than initially hoped to dig it all up, but once we find that first chest I'm sure the others will present themselves soon after.

  • 6CatsInAnAlley
    6CatsInAnAlley 9 months ago +735

    I love how Natsuki said that Chris doesn’t have balls with the metal detector. A word for testicles in Japanese is kintama which mean golden balls so waving it in front of Natsuki’s junk made it go off. Just for some people who might have been confused with the Japanese joke

    • Kris
      Kris 9 months ago +2

      @Sreeram they make that joke multiple times and it never gets old xD

    • PleaseDontWatchThese
      PleaseDontWatchThese 9 months ago

      I had no idea

    • YamiGekusu
      YamiGekusu 9 months ago +2

      I know kintama because of Let's Fighting Love

    • Sreeram
      Sreeram 9 months ago +1

      @Rynnik Elddi yeah I know
      It is mentioned in the anime

    • WhatisNot
      WhatisNot 9 months ago +1

      I thought you’re referring to Natsuki having balls of steel? 😂

  • Brock Anderson
    Brock Anderson 8 months ago

    Love this video, amazing video, great editing. Can't wait for the next podcast, and video. Thanks and keep it up.

  • dom dom
    dom dom 9 months ago +1

    What's great about Natsuki's trips is that they always turn into an adventure

  • Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo 9 months ago +13

    Natsuki, the Japanese guy who hates seafood. He really does tik ALL the boxes eh. 😂

  • Nevermore
    Nevermore 9 months ago

    Tbh i think it's rly cool that you guys left some treasure ^^ encouraging ppl to go out and have an adventure, I'm just sorry Narsuki didn't find his treasure but tbh the vid was awesome so tysm for sharing this journey with us!

  • The Cure For Blindness
    The Cure For Blindness 9 months ago +305

    Honestly this blew me away. How you're not sponsored and rolling in bank for your production is beyond me. Also Natsuki was a bad ass for wearing that pirate outfit in public

    • lootmaster1337
      lootmaster1337 9 months ago

      With over 2million subs and constant views he probably should make quite a decent buck of yt. But it's still very nice to see such a high level of quality put into the videos.

    • Bonyari Boy
      Bonyari Boy 9 months ago +2

      Chris has said on his podcast and Patreon that he gets sponsor requests, but they’re mostly terrible and he doesn’t want to do them. Lots of Japanese sweets subscription box services.
      TheXvid ad revenue and Patreon funding seems to be keeping him afloat without the need for sponsorship, which is great.

    • Ted Cook
      Ted Cook 9 months ago +1

      Did you not see the Wonda Coffee product placement?

    • Simpson
      Simpson 9 months ago +1

      his podcast has sponsors and he also has patreons.

    • LumpySpaceBrotha
      LumpySpaceBrotha 9 months ago +9

      @Swedoctor im pretty sure he's getting paid by the japanese tourist board (or at least he used to be, a few years ago.)

  • Tuvillo
    Tuvillo 9 months ago +81

    "Do you know where we're going Natsuki?"
    You're going there AGAIN?

  • Kris Thrasher
    Kris Thrasher 9 months ago

    This feels like a Journey across Japan Episode in production quality and scale. And Natsuki is back again I love it!

  • Mark
    Mark 8 months ago

    You guys are very funny! Love how you two get along. Chris bursting of laughter at the slightest theatrics of Natsuki! More of these videos.

  • Trentus86
    Trentus86 9 months ago

    Brilliant work as always, Abroad is some of the absolute best content on TheXvid. That abandoned Temple was amazing, what a find!

  • Wordy Balloons
    Wordy Balloons 9 months ago +519

    Sometimes I wonder what this channel would have been if Chris never ran into Natsuki and his magical sing-song manner of speech. What a gem.

    • Whimsy-chan
      Whimsy-chan 9 months ago +2

      @Marc Lenray Magdaraog may have taken abit longer to blow up though, pretty sure the 1st viral vid featured Natsuki

    • Snug-Fibbage
      Snug-Fibbage 9 months ago +13

      i mean wed still have Ryutaro

    • Wordy Balloons
      Wordy Balloons 9 months ago +19

      @Marc Lenray Magdaraog Oh for sure, I was merely commenting on how much uniqueness Natsuki adds to the videos.

    • Marc Lenray Magdaraog
      Marc Lenray Magdaraog 9 months ago +47

      I honestly think it would have been fine. cuz the main reason the channel is soo great is cuz of the Amazing videography skills that Chris has... Natsuki just is a great factor in catching other people's interest since he's fun.

    • MarceloAGDB
      MarceloAGDB 9 months ago +30

      Abored in Japan With Chris Broad...and only Chris Broad.

  • Fonde Callaghan
    Fonde Callaghan 9 months ago +4

    That massive spider is a banana spider and they are harmless! I live in the deep south of the US and we use to throw them on each other as kids :)

  • Joseph Michael Moore
    Joseph Michael Moore 8 months ago +1

    Fantastic video Chris. Love the drone footage.

  • Abigail Laprad
    Abigail Laprad 8 months ago +2

    Just finished watching all your videos in order. Thank you for making my lunch breaks considerably more enjoyable.

  • Mawz GT
    Mawz GT 8 months ago

    I absolutely love natski's enthusiasm thanks for the amazing video chris

  • gravitone
    gravitone 9 months ago +661

    Chris: Where are we going Natsuki?
    Natsuki: Wakkanai.
    Chris: "flashbacks to broken mugs and snowstorms"

    • M1LK choc
      M1LK choc 9 months ago +11

      hahahahahahahahaa...this one is funny episode

    • Virtual Feats
      Virtual Feats 9 months ago +12

      Cant wait to go back to japan

  • Jay Phillips
    Jay Phillips 9 months ago

    Make Natsuki a pirate and I’ll watch it!!! Another awesome video! Thank you! Chris you obviously work very hard on these videos and it shows! Can’t wait to see you on the big screen soon!!

  • Casper Ablij
    Casper Ablij 9 months ago

    enjoying your vids bro, keep exploring curious places
    i also have one suggestion, maybe interview some local people in future vids like this
    I can imagine some of the people there have interesting stories

  • Nicky Eff
    Nicky Eff 9 months ago +2

    I'm glad as you seem to be happier, Chris - this video is much more upbeat. Really like your adventures with good ole Natsuki! Please also do more abandoned building searches in the dark :)

    • KIMES
      KIMES 6 months ago

      This comment is pure evil and I like it

  • Filipe Teixeira
    Filipe Teixeira 9 months ago

    Hi Chris, i enjoy so much your videos, keep up the good work! When will we have a video featuring the famous tsushima island? ;)

  • jahd
    jahd 8 months ago +1

    I would love to live in that abandoned temple lol. The location is just great

  • F3,3,3,3,3,4 Gaming
    F3,3,3,3,3,4 Gaming 7 months ago

    Best video on the channel, it has the perfect mix of everything both mood and content wise

  • Nunivil Gamerz
    Nunivil Gamerz Month ago +1

    god i love natsuki so much his personality is amazing

  • Manjushri
    Manjushri 9 months ago +5

    That cove is one of the most beautiful places ever. Japan is something else..

  • Fernando Balsas
    Fernando Balsas 9 months ago +307

    'You are without doubt the worst pirate I've ever heard of'
    Captain Natsuki: 'But you have heard of me'

  • Nancy Rhode Martine
    Nancy Rhode Martine 7 months ago

    I’m a brand new Subscriber and viewer . What I found amazing is how quickly I became addicted to your videos! Love, them . Thank you for all the wonderful videos!!

  • Angela
    Angela 9 months ago

    So happy you posted this to your main channel. I loved the spirit of this video and hope to see more like it.

  • Bella Rose
    Bella Rose 8 months ago

    The shot at 23:23 is just beautiful Chris! Absolutely loved this video!

  • Bill Bramley
    Bill Bramley 9 months ago

    Best trip yet. Revealed another treasure of Japan and had some fun with Natsuki, brilliant

  • x1Stefano
    x1Stefano 9 months ago +2777

    I love Natsuki's little bouts of incomprehensible English.

    • Samsquamsh
      Samsquamsh 8 months ago

      @MultiFandom HamHam Thank you for the succinct info. I'll keep that in mind.

    • MultiFandom HamHam
      MultiFandom HamHam 8 months ago

      @SomeGuy75 Fucking cleaner is still my favourite and let's not forget "Like a magic". Natsuki makes English sound more interesting, to be honest. Plus, he speaks it pretty well and I envy him a little. I wish I could speak another language (Not English, of course) just as good as Natsuki as well.
      P.S. I love your pfp. lol

    • MultiFandom HamHam
      MultiFandom HamHam 8 months ago

      @Samsquamsh Most people's language skills become pretty shite after one too many drinks. lol No matter what language it is, alcohol doesn't discriminate. lol

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    • Smells like teen Hitler
      Smells like teen Hitler 9 months ago

      @J B I’ve been learning Japanese for over 3 years. Strange hobby to pick up in your late 30s with no experience watching anime but I persist nonetheless.
      I hope you keep it up and enjoy the rewards of conversing entirely in another language. It’s worth the effort. Good luck.

  • Kyle
    Kyle Month ago

    This video was pure comic gold (pun intended). I lost it when Natsuki found the ¥30 yen treasure box 😂

  • David Mitchell
    David Mitchell 3 months ago

    Always well-shot and edited, perfect scoring and use of drones etc. Once again, super-fun and full of information and laughs. What a pair!

  • Jonathan Redlinski
    Jonathan Redlinski 9 months ago

    Laughed the entire video. Might be my new favorite piece you've done. Awesome

  • gtoss chddy
    gtoss chddy 9 months ago +12

    "There are two types of pirates in the world, Natsuki: Those who have a cutlass and those who dig. You dig."

  • Road Rash's Redline Resto Rods

    You can always depend on Natsuki for a swashbuckling adventure...well done sir...🤺