24 Hours in AKITA | 4 Things to do in Japan's CHICKEN Capital


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  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan  5 months ago +1711

    NOTIFICATION SQUAD: Would you let the Namahage demons in to scare the hell out of your kids?
    Back on the road with Ryotaro in search of Japan's rarest chicken and it didn't disappoint. God bless Yakitori, my favourite dish.

    • KloKiller1
      KloKiller1 5 months ago +1

      Japan has krampus too? xD

    • Arcade Sunday
      Arcade Sunday 5 months ago

      At the moment, I think my 6 yo boy needs some scaring... He won't listen to me anymore!! Bring on the Namahaga Demons!

    • Hanamisart
      Hanamisart 5 months ago

      Fun Fact, we did this at home. I was one of the Kids that was scared of Krampus (which is a very similar tradition) and I actually commented below more abour it!

  • Ryotaro's Japan
    Ryotaro's Japan 5 months ago +6450

    I'm delighted that my husky voice definitely sounded sexier than Namahage. Maybe I should keep it that way.

    • Francisco Luis II Barzaga
      Francisco Luis II Barzaga Month ago

      Spice girl

    • freethinker1
      freethinker1 2 months ago

      Good to see you reappear Ryo.

    • GetSprklzEd
      GetSprklzEd 2 months ago

      Your character is an absolute gem Ryotaro. The weird vibe you give is no where near boring. Much love!

    • Natalie
      Natalie 2 months ago

      ryotaro, i have a question: were you actually saying the dogs were inevitable? i thought it seemed like you said they were inimitable and chris misunderstood but you just decided to let him keep going because it was funny. i know it’s been a few months but i’m curious if you remember what you were saying?

      VT_HIKARU 3 months ago

      You never fail to make me laugh while also informing me about japan cuisines. I wish to visit one day and go to all these places

  • Albdruck
    Albdruck 5 months ago +320

    Considering Akita were bred for hunting bears and other large animals, I'm not surprised they're so massive! You need an absolute unit for that >:D Another cool bear-hunting specialized breed in Japan is the Hokkaido, which is actually smaller but also very brave and well adapted to Hokkaido's cold temperatures.

    • Maku Kawakami
      Maku Kawakami 2 months ago +1

      imagine seeing a chihuahua barking at a bear

    • Ohdeer
      Ohdeer 4 months ago +1

      @88stdkillers Came here to say this. You are spot on. Ain't no dog wrestling a bear down. Closest you get to that are Kaerelian Bear Dogs but at best they just antagonize.

    • AyashaVo92
      AyashaVo92 5 months ago +3

      @Abriel Robertsson I think they get them confused with Shiba Inus who kinda look the same, but have more like Akita Pup size. Though even shiba inus are still bigger then people think.

    • 88stdkillers
      88stdkillers 5 months ago +2

      comments like these make me laugh cuz it reminds me that no one know whats involved in bear hunting. not saying akitas werent bred for bear hunting, but if you think bear hunting involves letting a dog go mono a mono with a bear thats why its the size it is, is fucking wrong lol. what they did was bred akitas to be aggressive and not be scared of big predators as opposed to other dogs whose instincts would tell them to avoid larger predators. you hunt bears with a pack of dogs, about 3-6, those dogs will scare and chase bears till they get tired or stuck up a tree, which is then when a hunter comes and kills the bear. bear hunting dogs do not actually hunt the bears/attack them. so really the size isnt really the thing, thats important about bear hunting dogs, though size helps, more scary than 3 chihuahuas. i mean we use pointers and coonhounds here in the US and theyre "bear" bunting breeds but they arent big. this is the same for hunting mountain lion, or cougar where i come from

    • XSemperIdem5
      XSemperIdem5 5 months ago +3

      @Abriel Robertsson just seeing the size of their paws as puppies you can guess they're not small dogs.

  • Electric Elephant
    Electric Elephant 5 months ago +153

    I like how Chris's friends are so different to him in every way, shape or form but they all have chemistry nevertheless and bring something cool, interesting or wacky. I believe they all befriended Chris because of the snarky sarcasm he brings to their lives (and the ability to do ads and songs almost instantly).

  • Joonas Laitinen
    Joonas Laitinen 5 months ago +143

    While Hachiko may be the most famous Akita inu, there's another fictional one that's surprisingly popular here in Northern Europe/Finland. The early-mid 80's manga and anime Ginga nagareboshi Gin tells the story of a Akita puppy that's trained to hunt bears in the northern wilderness and eventually he joins a group of other dogs to take down the tyrant of the mountains, the massive bear Akakabuto. The Ginga series by Yoshihiro Takahashi has multiple spinoffs and continuations but the original is still my favourite.

  • Shikamaru233
    Shikamaru233 5 months ago +2783

    Ryotaro -- 5 star hotels and inns, rare exquisite cuisine, chill and comfy hot springs
    Natsuki - abandoned and haunted love hotels, cemeteries and hornet larvae

    • John Trewhella
      John Trewhella 5 months ago +5

      @Rutt Roe Yeah Chris, why haven't you solved this Visa issue and cured the world of disease and hunger? You should be ashamed of yourself making videos like this.

    • 👺samurai boi
      👺samurai boi 5 months ago

      @Sel Li 😳

    • 👺samurai boi
      👺samurai boi 5 months ago

      Also natsuki:Very interested in touching tons of stuff whether its dangerous or not.

    • Zaotar1
      Zaotar1 5 months ago

      He just tweeted about that today. This video was made long ago and edited over time.

    • Robert Ra
      Robert Ra 5 months ago

      Well, Ryotaro is classy as F....

  • Bernadette S.
    Bernadette S. 5 months ago +275

    Those namahage and the surrounding traditions are astoundingly similar to my homeland's Krampus and Perchten traditions (yes, I'm from Austria). Scaring little children into behaving seems to be more of a universal thing than I thought. 😅

    • Hannah Heitz
      Hannah Heitz Month ago

      We not only getting scared they hitting us with the whip too😅. I'm 21 and these dudes still going for me😅.

    • Dragnarok 🏆
      Dragnarok 🏆 4 months ago

      yeah same in slovenian its called Kurentovanje here its people dressed in simmilar ways and they scare people on the street and enter houses to scare or take children

    • Tammy Grünwald
      Tammy Grünwald 4 months ago +1

      In southern Germany we also have the Krampus! At 6th of December Nikolaus and Krampus visit your home and read of a list what nice or naughty things you have done. We always had to play a song on the flute for Nikolaus as well. Then if you were nice you got a big bag with presents in it (mostly sweets and fruit). When you were naughty it's said that Krampus will put you in his bag and carry you away. Krampus was reeaally horrifying to us haha. I remember there were rumors around the neighbor kids that Krampus actually took someone with him and beat him up. Talk about childhood trauma haha

    • SpiritWildfireGaming
      SpiritWildfireGaming 5 months ago

      They also remind me of Bulgaria's Kukeri.
      Although our things just scare off bad spirits and not children...I think.

    • Lady Hella
      Lady Hella 5 months ago +1

      I don't think there is something like that near were I live. We didn't really had Christmas as it is before, it was only a religious holiday and may be burned who celebrated in other ways.
      I imagine those traditions are more northen

  • Ryan
    Ryan 5 months ago +87

    While Chris might not particularly love this, taking a bike around Tazawako, or visiting the nearby soy sauce brewery (with actually very tasty soy sauce ice cream), and then of course checking out Kakunodate (which is also nearby), is amazing, especially in Hanami season. In August, the Omagari fireworks festival is a nice trip because it's really huge and the shinkansen station is literally walking distance from the venue, so easy to get there and back from Sendai.

    • Wigglenips
      Wigglenips 4 months ago +1

      Omagari fireworks really was an amazing show, shame its been cancelled for two years now but hopefully next year it starts again. Thou I dont know about sendai, the last train for yotugoya station was very early for us making us miss the end of the show sadly. A car feels needed for that show.

  • Stan O
    Stan O 5 months ago +21

    Aww, I had heard of Hachiko before but not until I saw the statue in this video did I realise how similar the story is to Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh, Scotland. Fascinating as always Chris 👍🏻

    • Rachelcookie321
      Rachelcookie321 5 months ago +3

      I just commented about how similar it is to Greyfriars Bobby

  • Xenin7
    Xenin7 5 months ago +52

    YAY the video I've been looking forward too is finally here. Thank you Chris for finally going to Akita after all the times I bugged you to do so. And I believe Sharla was the camera man wasn't she? not sure, but I know she went with you when you filmed this Akita venture. :)

  • Caine0027
    Caine0027 5 months ago +1462

    Some things never change: Chris roasting Ryotaro, Ryotaro trying to kill Chris and the fact that even though they know Chris is left handed, Ryotaro keeps siting on the left during the filming of the food takes and gets elbowed to death everytime Chris reaches for food

    • Cat Särkioja
      Cat Särkioja 5 months ago

      Obviously why Ryotaro wants to kill him 😂

    • 👺samurai boi
      👺samurai boi 5 months ago

      @Dr. Justin in Japan 🇯🇵 oh lol this left handed people just always think their very unique and as a right hander im tooo right about it.

    • Hama Mail
      Hama Mail 5 months ago

      And the nod to Chris's addiction to fried chicken. Whoops, I meant chicken 🍗

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      Nesha Cruz 5 months ago


  • Drecell the Alive
    Drecell the Alive 5 months ago +39

    The Namahage traditions remind me of the St. Nicolas traditions common here in central Europe. Instead of weird oni, we have devils from Hell that give bad children coal or attempt to take them back to Hell with them. Also seen are the large processions of devils during what is known as Krampusnacht (I believe?). People in Austria especially like this one from what I've heard (Austria is one country over, I am not sure on details). It's so interesting seeing traditions on the other side of the globe that seem so familiar!

    • Auf die Radeln fertig los
      Auf die Radeln fertig los 5 months ago +2

      Yes we in Austria were visited by the Krampus and St Nikolaus it was fun and scary in Vienna but nobody got PTSD like the snow flake generation.

    • Maxawe Some
      Maxawe Some 5 months ago +1

      I remember seeing Krampus on the street, I ran into the house, hid under the bed, and he still found me ! I was terrified, he pulled me from under the bed, I thought I was going to die, while my parents were laughing their ass off.

    • mikeyamashi
      mikeyamashi 5 months ago +4

      My Grandfather was German and he told me stories of Krampus coming into the school with St.Nicholas. The naughty children were bundled up in a sack and carried off while the other children got chocolates.

  • Douglas Hollingsworth
    Douglas Hollingsworth 5 months ago +29

    I love seeing each region's distinct culture and unique selling points ... in my 3 decades before finding this channel I just thought Japan was all overdeveloped and crowded like Tokyo, but there's so much variety and experiences behind that surface appearance - thank you Chris!

  • James Chicks
    James Chicks 5 months ago +99

    7:40 I wonder if someone else notices this, but the transiton here is actual gold. Before, Chris talks about inevitable and Thanos, here he brings the word up again and adds this snap sound as a hard cut transition. Absolutely master level. Bloody epic, mate.

    • dog
      dog 5 months ago +2

      Maybe this is edited by Dave, his new editor!

    • Roman Borky
      Roman Borky 5 months ago +4

      Just got back to watching the transition it's so smoothly done you don't even notice it. Wonderfull touch Chris!

  • TomAKAVeto
    TomAKAVeto 4 months ago +6

    I visited my Japanese friend in Akita in 2010 and it was incredible. We went to a ski resort in the mountains and got to bathe in the onsen and look down on a beautiful valley while it rained. Not the only amazing experience I had in Japan but it stands out

  • rallaa
    rallaa 5 months ago +2319

    "Not only is there a horrible creature next to us, there is also a namahage."
    Chris never missing the chance to clown on Ryotaro, even if he basically made the same joke a minute ago. lol

    • Atlan Ta
      Atlan Ta 5 months ago

      @J.E.Wattes They egg on each other for fun and people enjoy the dynamic... he's listed him as one of his good friends multiple times and on streams or behind the scenes videos they're like normal people.

    • 👺samurai boi
      👺samurai boi 5 months ago

      @J.E.Wattes I dont think chris is that much of a fool but in a way i think his more humourous rather than ignoring people's words.

    • Deep
      Deep 5 months ago

      @J.E.Wattes Touch some grass mate

    • ap1curry
      ap1curry 5 months ago +22

      @J.E.Wattes Tell me you don't have friends without actually telling me you don't have friends...

  • Kamome
    Kamome 5 months ago +16

    んだんだ, great video Chris! I've lived in Akita for 6 months and can confirm that's one of the best place to experience the "real" Japan. Like most of Tohoku is one of the less touristy regions of Japan, but Akita prefecture is perhaps the least known by foreigners. Its rice, the Komachi rival that of Niigata, and the Kiritampo nabe is such a treat when the temperature drops and outside start snowing. Tohoku's and Akita's people are some of the friendliest and warmest, despite their infamous cold reputation. In winter is beautiful to snow there and to visit the Kamakuras and drink nihon-shu inside with locals!
    The Akita bijin is true, but unfortunately most of the real Bijin goes to Tokyo or the big cities!

  • coffeeserpent
    coffeeserpent 2 months ago +2

    This was a great video! I live and work in Akita prefecture. MY wife's family were Hinaijidori farmers for a very long time near Oodate. It is a royal pain in the ass to farm those chickens!

  • Kae (Yuuka) Serinuma🏵⚘

    The akita dogs are so cute!!!😍🤗🧡💜

  • Robert Ra
    Robert Ra 5 months ago +7

    I love this format with you and Ryotaro.
    Best way to learn about various local customs and of course amazing food in Japan.

  • Sergio Lagunilla
    Sergio Lagunilla 5 months ago +1091

    A spice mother. A spice girl. You can never anticipate Ryotoro. You can say he is... Inevitable

    • Humberto Amorim
      Humberto Amorim 5 months ago +5

      The spice must flow

    • Aman Mondal
      Aman Mondal 5 months ago +15

      I paused the video and thought for a second "man when did this video become a JAV or Hentai"

  • HouseMDaddict
    HouseMDaddict 5 months ago +13

    Hinai jidori looks awesome! I loved learning the difference between the hinai Dori and hinai jidori. So cool!

  • Ro So
    Ro So 5 months ago +8

    It's funny I had an Akita dog when i was a kid his name was Snowball. He was so big! Great dog.😊

  • Irish Steve
    Irish Steve 5 months ago +5

    Ryotaro and Chris are an amazing duo. I Always get Grand Tour vibes when they are together.

  • miss1010
    miss1010 5 months ago +2

    So happy to see Akita is finally covered!! Would love to see a longer video, there's so much to the prefecture!! the kanto festival, Tazawako, the Matagi people, the igloos, the beer/sake, the language barrier, etc

  • aceofspades
    aceofspades 5 months ago +552

    Chris: I bring Ryotaro along because he speaks Japanese, definitely not for company.
    Ryotaro: *loses voice*

    • Heavenly Creature
      Heavenly Creature 5 months ago +21

      Chris is literally scared of everything. So just imagine the effect of the Namahage on him 😱 I am sure that hitman Ryotaro is there for Chris' protection 😎

    • Okami Kotori
      Okami Kotori 5 months ago +16

      tbf Chris speaks Japanese as well 😂

  • Felicia
    Felicia 4 months ago +3

    I love the videos with Ryotaro - he is always incredibly interesting. Would love to see more of him in your videos - I always learn something new when you two are together. Just throwing it out there, but with you, Sharla and Ryotaro all in Sendai together, why not do a monthly webcast together? I understand that Sendai is quite large, but others come from Tokyo to film....this could be another way to engage your audience. Also, since I am throwing caution to the wind, would love to see others included like Ryotaro, Sharla, Norm, etc. in your "Journey Across Japan" series. Those were some of my favorites when you trekked across Japan (no need to cycle). You could do it by bullet train, train, bus, etc...with the various individuals listed above added to the mix. Do what you will, but miss seeing all of the others on your series. Thanks!

  • ponyboyuk01
    ponyboyuk01 5 months ago +16

    When Ryotaro started telling the story, every time Chris looked at him all he saw was a giant skewered grilled chicken lol

  • Lisa
    Lisa 5 months ago +2

    Just saw the travel ban in force for Japan now too....😞. Your channel has been a wonderful way to travel when I can’t go anywhere (abroad)! Was hoping to make it to Japan this year~ been fascinated with the country since I was a kid. Thanks for all the fun content and here’s to more adventures! Those namahage weirded me out too! ❤️from Portland OR

  • bonnymomo
    bonnymomo 5 months ago +16

    It's so lovely to see you and Ryotaro back together, I've missed his shenanigans 🤪

  • HaydoGo
    HaydoGo 5 months ago +330

    I am looking forward to videos inside the studio, but I will never get tired of these “24/48 hours in ______” videos. As always, great video Chris!

    • AxxL
      AxxL 5 months ago

      GAGAGAGAGA I just disliked my own face because I am unpretty. HOWEVER: I always like my GOOD videos however. No dislikes allowed where I come from. Don't be mean, dear ha

  • Kobayashi King
    Kobayashi King 5 months ago +9

    It's been so long since Ryotoro's appeared! I'm glad to know he's doing well and that you haven't fallen out with him or something 😂😅

  • Daruma Viking
    Daruma Viking 5 months ago +6

    Just what I needed when stuck in coughing covid hell, a good old-fashioned Chris and Risottoro overnight trip(with chicken)! Makes the sleep deprivation and isolation a little easier to bear. Cheers!

  • Ces Saseve
    Ces Saseve 5 months ago +2

    So Happy to see That your having another adventure with Ryotoro again, havnt seen this guy in ages in your videos Chris. I think my favourite is your adventures with Ryotoro and Natsuki!
    It would be really awesome if you both could try on a Namahage costume on 🙌🏾🤙🤙
    That face that Ryotoro makes when he says: Ryotoro bazooka and his old Greek Batman voice haha 😂

  • Shannon Russell
    Shannon Russell 5 months ago +9

    I went to Akita International University for their summer intensive a few years back and miss it every day. Glad to see such an awesome place being shared with the world.

  • neko simp
    neko simp 5 months ago +1

    theres a yakatori restaurant in australia i go to a lot, and it is by far the best best ive ever eaten in my life. its like a small family that runs it, and they try to be as authenitically japanese as they can, i cant wait until i get the chance to go to japan and try more of this

  • Ali Sparkle
    Ali Sparkle 5 months ago +2

    Gahhh I'm so envious, it's so cold here and there's no doggos and you get to play in hot springs and meet puppers and I don't care about the chicken part but the rest all looks fun 😣 .... I need to get out and travel and have a travel-y sorta drink kinda asap lol 🍹😅

  • rustyax4
    rustyax4 5 months ago +2

    I used to live in Akita! I'm soooo excited to see that you got to experience it Chris! ^-^

  • Erik Hendrickson
    Erik Hendrickson Month ago

    All the food in this episode looked absolutely amazing.

  • EarendilMitsos
    EarendilMitsos 5 months ago +489

    I'm Greek and can attest to Ryotaro's accurate impression! Mind you the impression is of a chronic smoker in their 60s that has never heard of the word cholesterol and has not seen his genitals in 17 years because of the beer belly. But spot on! Kudos to Ryotaro. The guy's a legend!! 🙂😂

    • EarendilMitsos
      EarendilMitsos 5 months ago +7

      @Curious Nomad Haha yeah definitely, there are some scary ones out there!! 😅

    • Curious Nomad
      Curious Nomad 5 months ago +8

      Ha don't forget the Greek women who have become like this after years of smoking.

    • Mellow Maromi
      Mellow Maromi 5 months ago +22

      all Mediterranean Grandfathers sound like this to an extent

    JOHN MONES 4 months ago

    Always enjoy your vlogs that involve food and I appreciate that you give some background to what you are eating. You and Ryotoro are perfect foils for each other. 👍🏻 And yes the Akita is so cute. I’ve only seen one in my neighborhood of West Hollywood where the dog of choice is the French bulldog.

  • TheBoeKing
    TheBoeKing 5 months ago +1

    Great video Chris! Although, I had a hard time figuring out if it was about roasted chicken or roasted Ryotaro! 🤣

  • bloodbeastseb
    bloodbeastseb 5 months ago +1

    The fact that they always sit next to each other when eating and use the hands closest to the other is great 😂😂

  • Becky French
    Becky French 5 months ago +1

    please make more videos about the more traditional different Christmas and New years customs? this was so cool

  • olives arenice
    olives arenice 5 months ago +129

    Been watching your channel for years and I have to say, each episode you upload is a masterpiece start to finish. You can clearly see the time and effort that goes into the production of each episode its simply amazing. I find myself captivated, the transitions, narration etc. Also, love the dynamic you have with Ryotaro, adds so much to each video. Keep it up, i love episodes like this

    • epic bro
      epic bro 5 months ago

      @Abroad in Japan You're welcome

    • Abroad in Japan
      Abroad in Japan  5 months ago +33

      Thanks man, much appreciated! 🍻

  • Jonathon Barnes
    Jonathon Barnes 5 months ago

    What a great place! Thanks for the continued interesting exploration of one of the most amazing countries on Earth

  • Somesh Swami
    Somesh Swami 4 months ago +2

    Love how ryotaro intercepts chris from eating the chicken whilst explaining the things.. 😂

  • Laura Coutinho
    Laura Coutinho 2 months ago

    You always make me absolutely jealous with your foods! It's so expensive to eat out in USA unless you like fast food burgers and fries, especially if you go out here for anything Japanese. Last time my friends and I went out for "authentic" Japanese food, it cost us $50 a person x_x I need to get to Japan... I need to remind myself to always have food at hand when I watch your stuff.

  • GA. Luigi
    GA. Luigi 5 months ago

    Quality content as usual, Chris! 😎🔥

  • Shining Armor
    Shining Armor 5 months ago +298

    Chris with Natsuki: "Oh dear, oh dear, gorgeous"
    Chris with Ryotaro: "You F***ing DONKEY"

  • ricky v
    ricky v 5 months ago +1

    Thank you for sharing this adventure with us. I enjoyed learning about the dogs from that region as well. (:

  • Annette Walter
    Annette Walter 5 months ago +1

    Brilliant vlog. Thank you Chris. The dogs are gorgeous. Good to see Ryotaro again.

  • Cousin Hubert Retrogaming
    Cousin Hubert Retrogaming 5 months ago +1

    I love 秋田県!
    I thought you would have tried kiritampo nabe on camera, the speciality of Akita 😭
    It's an amazing food, much more original that plain old (but good) oyakodon

  • o0Avalon0o
    o0Avalon0o 5 months ago +1

    This is definitely going on my "must do" list. Thanks!

  • PhilChill
    PhilChill 5 months ago +105

    I just love when you're with Ryotaro. The food is automatically more tastier and for us the viewers more enticing.

  • Donny Jay
    Donny Jay 5 months ago

    Another great video from Chris, giving us an insight into regional Japan.

  • Hama Mail
    Hama Mail 5 months ago

    Ryotaro!!! I luv it when you two are in a video. It always gives me that nostalgic Abroad feel 💙

  • J P
    J P 5 months ago

    More videos like this please :) also, traveling and tasting along the way :)

  • Athelstan Ent
    Athelstan Ent 5 months ago

    Akita is my favorite prefecture to visit. Thank you for highlighting some places I've not found in years of researching the area! I'll take the Nairku line north in the fall and then go to the Akita Dog Museum. Hopfully in 2022!

  • Owen Cain
    Owen Cain 5 months ago +538

    Ryotaro is so powerful he can snap himself back into existence after being annihilated by Chris

  • Jessica Putri
    Jessica Putri 5 months ago

    Yay, finally more traveling videos. Always love it!

  • Chris Stewart
    Chris Stewart 5 months ago

    This video felt like it was over really quickly. Definitely interested to see more of Akita.

  • Jasmine Rake
    Jasmine Rake 5 months ago +1

    Another superb video!
    Why are all your best videos with Ryotaro? You always go to the most amazing locations when Ryotaro is on board.
    More prefecture videos around Japan, they're great!

  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie H. 5 months ago +6

    It's so great to see that Ryotaro is holding this channel together! He's doing an amazing job! 👌🏻

  • Ranzoon
    Ranzoon 5 months ago +566

    Yey, just what my Sunday evening was craving. A dose of Chris and Rissotaro

  • covnam
    covnam 5 months ago

    Oh man, that Yakitori and Oyakodon looked so good I might just have to visit Akita just to try it!

  • Samantha Montenegro
    Samantha Montenegro 5 months ago

    missed the 24 hours series! loved this one :)

  • Eínon
    Eínon 5 months ago

    A very interesting video as usual! Great job! Its now on my list of places to visit in Japan!

  • Benson Wachira
    Benson Wachira 5 months ago +1

    Amazing how in Japan everything is standardized according to the Japanese laws, nothing but the best for the people.

  • Akio life
    Akio life 4 months ago

    Watching Chris's video is always fun and relaxing.
    I loved it.

  • Lt Siver
    Lt Siver 5 months ago +1

    I wouldn't mind hanging out with Ryotaro. He's got a great sense of humor (I mean, he puts up with Chris Broad) and knows a lot of good places to go vacationing in Japan.

  • Atlan Ta
    Atlan Ta 5 months ago

    Finally another Ryotaro outing! Been waiting to see the infamous duo on another journey.

  • Emily Kreouzi
    Emily Kreouzi 5 months ago +3

    You didn't insult the Greeks Chris, given how many people still smoke here, this is painfully accurate
    Also, just imagine Ryotaro saying
    "yasou kokla" (translation: hello pretty girl). Now that's something you hear in Athens streets everyday

  • Hermes Hemp
    Hermes Hemp 3 months ago

    Binging these 24 hours videos! Love them! Thanks for the vid.

  • Fidel Castro
    Fidel Castro 5 months ago

    With these nice quality of enjoyable Japan videos, that are only coming every two weeks, I would wish they would be about at least 2 hours long Chris

  • Sarah Ward-Greef
    Sarah Ward-Greef 5 months ago

    Yes Ryotaro!!!!! This place looks amazing, your content is more diverse than most youtubers… A true film maker

  • Marty
    Marty 5 months ago

    I been watching your channel a lot lately keep it up Chris good work Proud of you! And ur studio looks awesome that ramen area its sick! 🖤

  • Lord Rork
    Lord Rork 5 months ago

    As a weird coincidence, I cooked myself oyakodon for the first time this evening before sitting down to watch this video.
    It would seem I need to reduce my sauce far more, based on what I see here!

  • KiyokaMakibi
    KiyokaMakibi 5 months ago

    Wow, that Oyakodon dish looked delicious! I googled it, and its not too difficult to make. *drool* Can't wait to try it also!

  • Edwin Murillo
    Edwin Murillo 5 months ago

    I just love that subtle goofyness that comes out in your word choice and jokes when you are with Ryotaro!

  • Ambient Walking
    Ambient Walking 5 months ago

    Incredible way of experiencing the world. I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying this! Really soothing!

  • Ein Dayo
    Ein Dayo 5 months ago +168

    Always nice to see people interested in Akita other than the dogs.
    Was originally born in Akita so I have a really bad Country accent 😅

    • みょん
      みょん 4 months ago

      @Rico Imp Ben means an accent.
      Japanese has different accents depending on the region.

    • Howl
      Howl 5 months ago +2

      Yeah but the dogs are cute

    • Rico Imp
      Rico Imp 5 months ago +2

      What is the Akita dialect called?

  • 8 Lives
    8 Lives 5 months ago +2

    3.5 hours away with completely different cultures.. Crazy. I can drive 8 hours and still be in the same State

  • Amazingly Awkward
    Amazingly Awkward 2 months ago

    I’ve just been able to sample the delights of yakitori from the comfort of my own home.
    Chicken breast, cut into pieces, heavily salted
    Chicken drumstick, cut into pieces, heavily salted
    And the skin (you guessed it, salted) from both, peeled off and all threaded onto skewers, under the grill for 10 minutes and then eaten straight away.
    Give chicken skin a go if you don’t like the sound of it! It’s crispy and almost buttery in taste, really rich it’s SO good

  • Eloisa Shimura
    Eloisa Shimura 5 months ago +1

    Omg those dogs 🥰💛cuties! loved this episode.

  • TinUser
    TinUser 5 months ago +1

    So, if the Hinai Dori is off limits to eat, does that mean the eggs are too?
    And if the new breed Hinai Jidori tastes better than "regular chicken", does that mean their eggs taste better as well?

  • Ada Sofia
    Ada Sofia 5 months ago

    The food looks so good! I’m so hungry now 😊

  • work account
    work account 5 months ago

    My daughter and I have been watching your videos ahead of our trip to Japan, not til 2023 so still got some time. Would love to see a video of Must See Places If you Only Have a Week. There's so much to do I'm worried that we're going to spin our wheels for a week and not maximize the limited time we have.

  • My Autobiography A Fanfic
    My Autobiography A Fanfic 5 months ago +2

    I love how non-fans would watch this, and not know Ryotoro deserved this.

  • flmmaz
    flmmaz 5 months ago +4

    I like to consider myself an astute fellow, and after 9 years of watching Abroad in Japan, I just realized Chris is left handed.

  • kate brascoupé
    kate brascoupé 5 months ago +84

    I feel like every dish is one Chris’ “favourite dishes” in Japan!

    • 👺samurai boi
      👺samurai boi 5 months ago +1

      @kate brascoupé ngl the namahage is the japanese equivalent to the fbi.Fricking bust down doors and capture the suspect and interogate him for why he never did his homework.

    • Shaye Fleming
      Shaye Fleming 5 months ago +4

      Hes actually said on multiple occasions that yakitori is his favorite though

    • kate brascoupé
      kate brascoupé 5 months ago +2

      @Dr. Justin in Japan 🇯🇵 😂 true!

    • Dr. Justin in Japan 🇯🇵
      Dr. Justin in Japan 🇯🇵 5 months ago +17

      i think Chris just always films when he's super hungry 😋

  • Hozay
    Hozay 5 months ago +1

    Jaw dropping food that is offered in Akita! Must go!

  • JarekTheGamingDragon
    JarekTheGamingDragon 5 months ago +359

    Out of all the Futurama episodes to be your favorite, it's that one!?

    • Ebrill Owen
      Ebrill Owen 2 months ago

      I literally cannot handle watching it, my heart can’t take it!

    • Austin Sings
      Austin Sings 5 months ago +1

      @Abroad in Japan All great episodes!! By far you have the best channel on TheXvid!

    • EaastonCams
      EaastonCams 5 months ago +1

      Please dont diss that episode like what

    • EaastonCams
      EaastonCams 5 months ago +1

      @Abroad in Japan I cannot express how much I love you even more than I did now knowing that you are a fan of futurama also

    • Offset’s face
      Offset’s face 5 months ago +1

      I just love Slurms Mackenzie

  • Anna Hames
    Anna Hames 5 months ago

    This was a great video! I recently moved to the Akita prefecture as a JET. My BOE said I'm not allowed to leave the prefecture, so knowing about some things to do here is amazing!

  • Dakota Kraft
    Dakota Kraft 5 months ago +1

    Growing up I had an Japanese akita her name was Miko. With akita’s they stay around the youngest children to protect.

  • Orilia
    Orilia 5 months ago +70

    I didn't know Akita was a prefecture in Japan, I thought it was just a breed of dog, so I really appreciate this video. My cousins had an Akita dog. She was such a teddy bear with us kids, letting the younger ones hold onto her fur and leading them around while they were learning to walk. But if you were a stranger, she was mean. She was fiercely protective, and once bit a man's leg off when he broke in to their home.

    • Greg Helton
      Greg Helton 5 months ago

      @ok 😆

    • Greg Helton
      Greg Helton 5 months ago

      @ok it attacked a criminal so I assume he fought back. Could care least of him but I do care about the dog. Is that weird?

    • UniJumper
      UniJumper 5 months ago

      @ok ok and?

    • Greg Helton
      Greg Helton 5 months ago

      Hope the dog didn’t get hurt.

  • hyper_ception
    hyper_ception 5 months ago +6

    TBH I would've been less terrified of the Namahage than the actual Santa.
    The PTSD comes from it being a family member acting like someone you thought was real. The pain comes from realizing Santa isn't real. But THIS?!?! Realizing THIS isn't real would be a great relief. LMAO

  • Nari Tariko
    Nari Tariko 5 months ago

    I love when Ryotaro is on the show 😊

  • x5060
    x5060 5 months ago

    I LOVE and have severely MISSED these travel videos

  • Andy Ros
    Andy Ros 5 months ago

    When I see Ryotaro in one of your vids I instantly get exited! This man is great!