I Flew in Japan's Most Dangerous Airplane | Nightmare at 10,000 Feet

  • Published on Jun 5, 2021
  • We fly over Japan's most active volcano, Sakurajima, before heading to the subtropical paradise of Yakushima island. But not all goes according to plan. Journey Across Japan: The Lost Islands begins!
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  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan  11 months ago +6575

    NOTIFICATION SQUAD: Where did Natsuki's pirate pants go?! Genuinely, it was utterly bizarre. But still not as insane as his cover of Bon Jovi in the bath tub.
    🍿🍿🍿Just to point out, I don't want to make it seem like I'm trivialising a fear of flying. I do have one that's been steadily worsening over the years, though when you live in Japan, you don't have much choice to get over it when flying home. In a strange way, the Cessna did actually help, as one of the key fears is the turbulence and honestly, I've never endured such a turbulent flight.
    But I hope you enjoyed the first action packed episode of Journey Across Japan: The Lost Islands! The series continues next week! 🍿🍿🍿

    • epicthief
      epicthief 13 days ago

      journey home, a cargo ship journey

    • Thunderlipps
      Thunderlipps 25 days ago

      Exposure therapy is great for fear of flying

    • Claiming Light
      Claiming Light Month ago

      Cessna flights are particularly rough. They're like trying to paddle a canoe in the deep ocean, but without the visual reference of the waves to know when you're suddenly going to slam down twenty feet.

    • Guest Superguest
      Guest Superguest 7 months ago

      Natsuki I will buy that hat, compass, and telescope off you is it for sale?

    • mycarolinaskies
      mycarolinaskies 9 months ago

      Flying in the small planes really makes you appreciate the smoothness for most big jets. Most long haul flights are wise enough to fly around pockets of bad air if they can.
      I've flown in single and dual engine Pipers and Cessna's and it's the difference between riding in a open top sports car vs a big tour bus. The nice thing is though you really can get to see fantastic sights out the windows that really do make it fun. Here in the states down in Georgia there is a flight across the Little Cumberland island and you can see thousands of sharks in the waters where they spawn that you wouldn't know were there from the shore! So I'd encourage anyone who wonders if little flights like this are worth it... they totally are because they really do give you more perspective!

  • BCpov
    BCpov 11 months ago +9310

    The production quality on this is ridiculous. Thanks so much for your hard work, Chris.

    • Benjamin Espina
      Benjamin Espina 9 months ago

      The personal and warm narration is a great contrast to the sick production value.

    • IMAFTF
      IMAFTF 9 months ago

      It's so good I got motion sick 😂

    • Aniquel
      Aniquel 9 months ago

      The production gives me top gear vibes.

    • Yukie From Oz
      Yukie From Oz 10 months ago +1

      With a seriously funny Japanese guy thrown in for pure entertainment. 👌🤣

    • Nihar Niranjan
      Nihar Niranjan 10 months ago +2

      Seriously, this feels like a grand tour special

  • MagashiSaizen
    MagashiSaizen 11 months ago +3225

    So we finally found out the reason why Chris never left Japan, its not that he loves it, he just doesn't want to get on a plane again.

    • wyliem
      wyliem 9 days ago

      No reason to leave.

    • Ann Williams
      Ann Williams Month ago

      A boat? This dude doesn’t even like moving along on a horse!!!

    • AntimatePcCustom
      AntimatePcCustom Month ago

      Boat? 🤔🤣

    • Wired
      Wired 10 months ago +24

      You can definitely see the terror in his eyes. Doing this takes proper balls. Well done, Chris!

    • William Fuselier
      William Fuselier 11 months ago +141

      @SpicyBean Tofu Last time an Englishman was on a boat something bad happened. Plus he’s too lazy.

  • Thumin
    Thumin 11 months ago +1978

    This series is literally my favourite thing on the whole of TheXvid!! Thank you Chris, Joey and Natsuki for bringing us this amazing content!!
    Ps: Chris should get a whole Netflix deal with this series because it's so good and imagine if he did a whole Journey Across The World series? I'm losing my shit even thinking about it.

    • _-A_c-_
      _-A_c-_ 4 months ago

      With Respect…..
      Screw Netflix, Amazon, and their “prestige.” Go wherever the quality is. And it’s right here.
      I get your enthusiasm, but let’s try to not let some glorified middlemen with a lot of money dictate where and when to enjoy it.

    • Reigen GI
      Reigen GI 5 months ago

      He definitely deserves a shot. He have acomplished so much by himself, having a professional team behind and Chris being the director (taking in consideration his artistic influences) would make a great series for all japan lovers

    • socktree
      socktree 6 months ago


    • Leslie Ann
      Leslie Ann 8 months ago

      Great idea!!

  • George Clark
    George Clark 11 months ago +848

    Seriously Chris I loved the scenes where Natski was closing up the shop. Closing up yet another day type of thing. BRILLIANT!

    • Koko
      Koko 10 months ago +1


    • Rae Rae
      Rae Rae 10 months ago +6

      it was so beautifully done

    • George Clark
      George Clark 11 months ago +2

      ​@Alexander Bergmann heh wha where

    • Alexander Bergmann
      Alexander Bergmann 11 months ago +11

      You should watch the Natsuki documentary then!

    • SpicyBean Tofu
      SpicyBean Tofu 11 months ago +19

      He was so worn out he was so happy he had something else to do.

  • Donkeysaurus Rex
    Donkeysaurus Rex 11 months ago +1421

    After that opening sequence someone needs to crowdfund a black and white movie where Natsuki plays a hard boiled detective

    • moriah93ohio
      moriah93ohio 4 months ago

      That is a great idea! The opening sequence had me dying but I can see Natsuki as a detective

    • Berto
      Berto 8 months ago +2

      Gintama reference?

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay 11 months ago +43

      This is bloody brilliant! While Garnt never fails to mention working for the BBC you smoothly match their production values. Stellar work!

  • Russian Wulf
    Russian Wulf 11 months ago +474

    “3 islands, 3 idiots.” I’m already sold. 😂😂😂 Also the dramatic shots of Natsuki were golden. 🙌🏼

  • Meryl Shakya
    Meryl Shakya 11 months ago +149

    Now I know Chris' videos have a high quality BBC documentary, travel show vibes to it but I don't think anyone would approve someone as unpredictable and weird as Natsuki for TV. That's why these videos stand out from rest of the standard shows and I can't emphasise how much of a gem Natsuki is to Abroad in Japan.

    • The Stammering Dunce
      The Stammering Dunce 4 months ago +13

      This is why I hate it when people wish their fav youtubers to sign up with corporate media, as if they will experience the same level of creative freedom.

  • Mr. Beast
    Mr. Beast 11 months ago +852

    Natsuki: "talks on phone"
    Also natsuki: *"good to see you"*

    • Dstar
      Dstar 11 months ago +4

      I’m ur 100’th like

    • Sismo V
      Sismo V 11 months ago +79

      Everyday fucking place

  • CZsWorld
    CZsWorld 11 months ago +1850

    BARTENDER: How do you take your drink Natsuki?
    NATSUKI: Bon Jovi style! Wowwow wowowowow!

    • Dylan Spader
      Dylan Spader 8 months ago +6

      Found the tube looking like a talk-box reference to Bon Jovi to be very clever. He's like y'all too young for this. Haha

    • Jonah Sharp
      Jonah Sharp 10 months ago

      Yooo cz how are you?

    • Danny Bamboozled
      Danny Bamboozled 10 months ago +1

      @Grimslade Leviathan YUP same here.

    • Arowmorth
      Arowmorth 10 months ago +4

      @Grimslade Leviathan Same lol

    • Grimslade Leviathan
      Grimslade Leviathan 10 months ago +40

      For some reason read the wow parts in Korone's voice. I've been brainwashed

  • RuffledRowlit
    RuffledRowlit 11 months ago +4613

    Natsuki is basicly a walking human content machine! Lovely chap

    • forteandblues
      forteandblues 4 months ago

      He reminds me of Brad from Bon Appetit

    • Eli Ben
      Eli Ben 6 months ago

      @Elisabeth Wittner I don’t see it, I only see ripples and the reflection of the sky

    • Yever Case
      Yever Case 7 months ago +5

      @Manuel are you pissed of natsuki??

    • Manuel
      Manuel 7 months ago +1

      He’s annoying

    • Nina Cloete
      Nina Cloete 10 months ago +3

      Chris has some interesting friends. Would love to hang out with Chris and the gang someday! Bet it would be fun times

  • Taylor H
    Taylor H 11 months ago +280

    "I don't know what he's on about"
    I know exactly what's he's on about. Natsuki is referring to a talkbox, an electronic sound effects pedal that can be used with electric guitars and also electric keyboards. It uses a rubber tube (similar to the water hose he's holding) to combine mouthed words/noises with the sound of the instrument. This effect was used in Bon Jovi songs such as "Living On A Prayer" and "It's My Life".

    • Andres Angarita
      Andres Angarita 3 months ago +1

      The more you know

    • Joseph Ullman
      Joseph Ullman 10 months ago +49

      Holy shit, I’ll never doubt Natsuki’s genius again.

    • Taylor H
      Taylor H 11 months ago +8

      @Stinger913 yep. #FunFact #Natsuki #TooMuchVolcano

    • Stinger913
      Stinger913 11 months ago +7


  • TheButterKnifer
    TheButterKnifer 11 months ago +60

    6:20 fun fact the pilot is actually checking the plane’s fuel sump here to make sure there is no water in the planes fuel tanks, it is an important part of the pre flight routine.

    • Cody Pierce
      Cody Pierce 3 months ago

      Every pilot worth their wings does their preflight every time, and they do it right.
      That guy probably knows which scratch in the paint is the largest, and what caused it.

  • ChrisMorray
    ChrisMorray 10 months ago +116

    Not gonna lie, you guys have original Top Gear levels of chemistry and it's amazing to watch.

  • BlueHooloovoo
    BlueHooloovoo 11 months ago +691

    Natsuki's pirate pants became an offering to the kami of the waterfall.

    • Dark Matter
      Dark Matter 8 months ago +13

      @Elisabeth Wittner You must be fun at partys huh.

    • Koko
      Koko 10 months ago


    • Elisabeth Wittner
      Elisabeth Wittner 10 months ago +3

      I can clearly see how natsuki puts his pants down with his feet @ 28:37
      And you can see it too, just set the speed to 25%

    • Zella Fae
      Zella Fae 10 months ago +7

      @da96103 😬

    • 𝐵𝒶𝓃𝒹𝒾𝓉
      𝐵𝒶𝓃𝒹𝒾𝓉 11 months ago +7

      this comment killed me lmao

  • Katee Leigh
    Katee Leigh 11 months ago +1872

    In this episode, Chris gets over his fear of flying while Joey develops one.

    • Ryan
      Ryan 11 months ago +3

      @Katee Leigh I guess it's more rational than some phobias (I have a phobia for certain synthetic fabrics, can you believe it?) and also how people deal with it, I'm the type of person who laughs after a severe car crash, while being half broken, also even if I feel fear, I push through it (Also when I was a kid, I was in a similarly small plane like that, that had a crash landing lol) but I understand everyone deal with their problems differently, probably my first comment was a bit too ignorant in that matter. I hope it gets better, and you have smooth flying whenever you must get to the air :)

    • Anthony Cortes
      Anthony Cortes 11 months ago +12

      Feels like you were going for a top gear-esque intro. “In today’s episode, Chris looks at a tree, Joey almost dies in a plane ride, and Natsuki loses his trousers”

    • Katee Leigh
      Katee Leigh 11 months ago +13

      @Ryan I actually have started having bad flying anxiety thanks to turbulence. I know it's normal and that not a single plane has ever come down thanks to turbulence, but irrational thoughts are quite pervasive.

    • Ryan
      Ryan 11 months ago +12

      I'd say fear of turbulence is just kind of a lack of knowledge how planes operate, what they can withstand and how normal turbulence is.. I've had severe turbulence a few times, it was fun. The way I started learning about planes and how they are constructed and handle was when as a joke i started watching plane crash videos before my flights lol, after a while, you start to learn what to really worry about and what is completely normal

    • White Bishop - Runeworld
      White Bishop - Runeworld 11 months ago +3

      Miles that is.

  • bens comments
    bens comments 11 months ago +81

    Somebody's probably mentioned it already, but Natsuki's imitating a talkbox, a device that lets you modulate sound waves with the shape of your mouth by putting a plastic tube inside it. The tube runs to a device connected to your keyboard/guitar and an amplifier, and the result is that your instrument sounds like it's talking. The tube he's holding looks exactly like a talkbox tube -- same size, probably same material, just opaque instead of clear. It's used for the voice-like guitar riff in Livin on a Prayer, hence Bon Jovi.

  • 1UpMan
    1UpMan 10 months ago +31

    The cinematography alone is so far beyond the average TheXvid channel's standards, it's ridiculous how good your videos are getting. It's been a wild journey to watch you and your channel grow from the video of you playing that flip the table game to this is mind blowing man. Proud to be along for the ride keep at it my friend.

  • Night Stick
    Night Stick 11 months ago +35

    This was insanely entertaining. I enjoyed this more than any TV show in the last decade...
    Thanks for sharing, this was indescribably fun.

  • Ship one
    Ship one 8 months ago +12

    As a student pilot I can make you sure, Cessna is one of the most safe planes in the world... maybe.
    For now, I had experience only with Cessna(≧▽≦)

  • Kiran H
    Kiran H 11 months ago +1746

    "Is it safe? This plane?"
    "Should be"
    That guy is a legend.

    • zurui 😼
      zurui 😼 11 months ago +1

      Me: understandable, have a nice day.

    • Bandwidth Bandito
      Bandwidth Bandito 11 months ago +2

      Now that's a bloke I'd like to buy a beer, he's funny as, but professional to boot.

    • Stefan Hanrath
      Stefan Hanrath 11 months ago +62

      Chris: “scary”
      Pilot: “enjoy!”

    • Killbotter
      Killbotter 11 months ago +16

      Now i want to fly the same route and ask him this question.

  • pinkertons_exe has stopped working

    30:40 The "Bon Jovi" style references the TalkBox guitar pedal. It is a pedal that has a long tube that looks like a hose.
    One puts the tube in their mouth and make noises through the tube while playing. It is used in Livin' on a Prayer to give it the "wah wah" effect.

    • Ciaran O'Callaghan
      Ciaran O'Callaghan 4 months ago

      A talk box works a little differently to how you explained. You don't make any sound with your mouth. You simply shape your mouth, the sound waves come from the guitar and are then vocalised and distorted by the shape you make with your mouth. This is then amplified to give the sound. So the person using it doesn't make any noise themselves, they just change their mouth shape as if they were going to vocalise a note, without actually doing it.

    • tityanya
      tityanya 8 months ago +5

      Inspired by this comment, I went looking through live videos of Bon Jovi preforming the song and found a good example here! Skip to 1:30 to see the talkbox being used!

    • Kittikat4124
      Kittikat4124 8 months ago +3

      @Dominic Del Principe A vocoder is different. Similar, but not what Bon Jovi used. He used a talk box, or I guess rather Richie Sambora used it.

    • Dominic Del Principe
      Dominic Del Principe 8 months ago

      It's called a 'vocoder'

    • Kittikat4124
      Kittikat4124 8 months ago

      Yep. Love the affect a talkbox gives

  • Donkeysaurus Rex
    Donkeysaurus Rex 11 months ago +75

    I feel like there is a cool story of how Natsuke’s family moved from Kyushu to a small town in a rural part of northern Honshu

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay 11 months ago +1

      the tube while playing. It is used in Livin' on a Prayer to give it the "wah wah" effect.

  • TheBossCrab
    TheBossCrab 11 months ago +6

    The production quality on this video is insane. You should be very proud of how far you've come, Chris, this is beautiful. Natsuki's intro is legitimate art, and does a great job of showing the human, every day side of a guy that we mostly get to see the funny, silly side of. I love travelling to Japan, and you do a great job of highlighting the beauty of the country and its people. Thank you guys for all your hard work and amazing content.

  • bee jeeto
    bee jeeto 11 months ago +23

    Awesome! You know what you are doing? Your building a brand. You have built a brand. Continuity. From the quality of the releases to the music and personalities. You've built nostalgia and that's a powerful thing. Real people doing real things and sharing it with everyone else. I joined your journey through the Corona period and I'm glad I found this channel. Keep up the good work and continue to support your network of TheXvidrs. Lots of love😎

    • One.
      One. 9 months ago +1

      He is already a brand lol

    • Sébastien
      Sébastien 11 months ago +1

      Real things? This serie is probably the most scripted of the channel. But still awesome indeed.

  • The Iron Armenian aka G.I. Haigs

    Flying in a light plane is such a fun thing and with that pilot you where in very good hands :D
    What I’m curious about is why was no one wearing headsets in the plane? Normally when flying everyone wears a headset to muffle the noise of the engine and to communicate more easily with people on board. The Pilot also uses the headset to speak to ATC (Air traffic control). These headsets are normally just included with your flight.
    Tip. If you ever find yourself needing to record in flight audio in a light plane. The headset speaker output on most light planes is the same as an electric guitar. You can use 6.35mm to 3.5mm Plug. From there you can plug in a male to male 3.5mm cable into a mp3 recorder.

    • C brtdgh
      C brtdgh 7 months ago +1

      it's a bit like how Chris chose a mountain bike to bike across Japan exclusively on well paved roads.

    • Michael Hoffmann
      Michael Hoffmann 11 months ago

      @CaptainDuckman The Cessna Landomatic! 😁

    • shadowtheimpure
      shadowtheimpure 11 months ago +2

      @Kulibob CZ No need to apologize my friend. I'm always happy to help.

    • Kulibob CZ
      Kulibob CZ 11 months ago +1

      @shadowtheimpure Yeah, that's the word. I couldn't remember it, just 'Touch and Go' came to my mind. Sorry and thank you.

    • shadowtheimpure
      shadowtheimpure 11 months ago

      @CaptainDuckman The 172 is a great airframe, with the overwing design it has a lot of tolerance. The Analog-gauge 172 was the plane I learned to fly in.

  • jinxchiaki
    jinxchiaki 11 months ago +16

    Chris your documentaries should be on Netflix. Your Cinematography is utterly incredible, thank you for this gift of entertainment x

  • James
    James 11 months ago +18

    So i was recommended your “Reasons Not to Move to Japan” video and thats how i found you, i then found this and it is a very entertaining video, you’ve got a new subscriber, it was also a nice surprise seeing Joey in the video, I’ll definitely be sticking around and i look forward to more on the channel, I’ve always been interested in Japan and its culture and also its music, my profile picture may look familiar 😊

  • Hope Eliza
    Hope Eliza 11 months ago +9

    I can already tell from the first episode alone that this is going to be the best Journey Across Japan yet, well done team!! 👏👏👏

  • Jake W
    Jake W 9 months ago +7

    It's fun that you at least got to experience a small plane, it's so much different how you can legitimately feel that you're floating on nothing, so excited Journey Across Japan is back

  • Icedrake201
    Icedrake201 11 months ago +1431

    Can't believe Natsuki lost his pants at a Unesco World Heritage Site. People are gonna find those pants hundreds of years from now and think it's a historical artifact.

    • Elisabeth Wittner
      Elisabeth Wittner 10 months ago +1

      I can clearly see how natsuki puts his pants down with his feet @ 28:37
      And you can see it too, just set the speed to 25%

    • Thezwolf
      Thezwolf 11 months ago +1

      Bernd das Brot pfp lol

    • null
      null 11 months ago +2

      @Starsten Cahl same 😂

    • Starsten Cahl
      Starsten Cahl 11 months ago +19

      Oh god I misread that as "parents"

    • ScrewFearMe
      ScrewFearMe 11 months ago +11

      @Grey Fox I love how your name is Grey Fox, and Chris mentioned Metal Gear Solid in the video xD

  • Helen Fein
    Helen Fein 8 months ago +4

    That was a totally beautiful and refreshing video. You guys had fun and really deserved the break from the city. I loved the fly over the beautiful Sakurajima. You two were really brave in the Cessna. Someday, someone will find Natsuki's pants :) Keep up the awesome content. Rock on !!

  • Tanja K
    Tanja K 9 months ago +6

    By tue way: I was a bit depressed These days, but you guys made me laugh and feel good, thank you. I really enjoy your sense of humor.😉

  • Nick Teas
    Nick Teas 11 months ago +4

    This channel and Journey Across Japan in particular is a perfect amount of quality film, narration and more entertaining than any travel series I've ever seen on cable television. You and your team should be very proud! I look forward to many more series, whether it be this one (or others) in the future:)

  • Albdruck
    Albdruck 11 months ago +5

    It's mean, but Joe's genuine fear when it gets more bumpy is honestly hilarious, considering how happy he was about scaring Chris >:D AMAZING video as always, it feels like your direction becomes more cinematic and smooth with every video!!

  • acgm046
    acgm046 11 months ago +522

    Seriously, the Patreons who make this possible are the MVPs. Thank you for enabling Chris to create this kind of content; thank you, crew behind the scenes; and thank you Chris, Joey and Natsuki for being your entertaining selves. These series are always such a treat!! Looking forward to the next episodes 😊

  • Gene
    Gene Month ago

    This honestly made me laugh out loud, the comedic moments and beautiful production quality is a gem on youtube. I know I'm late to these videos, but with the past and current climate on uncertain travel restrictions, it feels like I'm travelling vicariously through you guys.

  • Shutterbug Sid
    Shutterbug Sid 10 months ago +3

    Chris, whoever you have hired for editing, please continue with the same team, they are doing awesome and adaptive to your style

  • Jeramel Polanco
    Jeramel Polanco 10 months ago +1

    Chris's productions are amazing, the videos are really well done! Love your videos man, be proud of your work!

  • MurasakiBara
    MurasakiBara 5 months ago +1

    I just wanna mention how badass the camera men we're and not to mention how good the writing script\video effects are. Honestly, I just really enjoy this series and everyone whose involved in the production - The Cast themselves are some of the greatest parts, your all just to funny.

  • NYXia
    NYXia 11 months ago +1072

    Natsuki: gets epic high quality intro
    Joey: sup bruh

    • Gnome Reginam
      Gnome Reginam 11 months ago +80

      Natsuki really pulled that advertisement aesthetic just to end up screaming some overdramatic english on the phone... I love absolutely everything about it

  • Jamie Stiemer
    Jamie Stiemer 26 days ago

    Really love this series! It is made so well!

  • eoin wyse
    eoin wyse 9 months ago +4

    I'd love the next series of JAJ to have the entire Trash Taste team, them and Natsuki would make for stellar content

  • shockwave1986
    shockwave1986 11 months ago +1

    It’s channels like these that make me think TV is dead. Thanks to TheXvid find quality and talent has been phenomenal! Great work Chris! And I love Natsuki’s craziness!

  • Steve Davies
    Steve Davies 9 months ago +1

    That first segment with Natsuki looking sad whilst pondering life was incredibly shot and 'acted' (if it was acted haha). This channel is absolutely amazing. Thanks a lot for all the hard work and fantastic content.

  • Aditya Santhanam
    Aditya Santhanam 11 months ago +912

    Chris gets over his fear of flying,
    Joey visits a tree,
    and Natsuki loses his trousers.

    • Vihurah
      Vihurah 11 months ago

      To'ight ohn bo'em gear

    • Joel Miltenberger
      Joel Miltenberger 11 months ago +1

      ​@My Getaway Ah yes, that is a good show. I watched the first episode and liked it a lot. I definitely plan on watching the rest soon.

    • My Getaway
      My Getaway 11 months ago +2

      @Joel Miltenberger watch Our Man In Japan with James May, it's basically Journey Across Japan with one of Top Gear's hosts.

    • Joel Miltenberger
      Joel Miltenberger 11 months ago

      @Senku Meow Yep, yep! :)

    • vintatsh
      vintatsh 11 months ago

      Underrated comment

  • bel fonsecaa
    bel fonsecaa 11 months ago +1

    goddamn, i simply cannot put into words how thankful i am to chris for doing this super ultra hd movie-like 34+ minute video and freaking putting it out here on yt *free* for us to watch this amazing content...
    i loved it

  • DanteDMCBG
    DanteDMCBG 11 months ago +1

    Awesome! Nice job, guys! Chris, It's cool that you get in that plane. I know from experiences how hard could be for someone to conquer his own fears, but you did it. Great job!

  • covnam
    covnam 9 months ago +1

    Flying over that volcano looked amazing. I'll have to try to do that in the future. I did stunts in a bi-plane in Australia before, so I think I'll be fine, but I'll definitely be taking Dramamine beforehand lol

  • brett rigby
    brett rigby 3 months ago +1

    i honestly need a Natsuki in my life! he just encompasses joy! i could watch him being goofy all day and never tire of it, the man is a fking legend! you're so lucky to have him as a friend! My mother once told me you will only have one or two REAL mates in your life, the rest are just aquintances. Natsuki is a "mate for life" type! keep hold of him

  • Z.
    Z. 11 months ago +224

    I can't wait to watch Chris and Joey act like absolute bellends on this journey with Natsuki providing comedic value.

    • Z.
      Z. 11 months ago +6

      @Abroad in Japan lol

    • Abroad in Japan
      Abroad in Japan  11 months ago +109

      An accurate description of the series

  • Green Manga
    Green Manga 11 months ago +62

    "Joey insist that we trek deep into the montains" *casually walk in sneakers, on a clear path, without any kind of backpack*

  • Dat Lam
    Dat Lam 11 months ago +1

    Beautifully shot episode, Chris. Love seeing you guys travel and have fun together.

  • Leslie Ann
    Leslie Ann 8 months ago +1

    So glad Nats has been taking some time for himself and going on adventures ❤️ this video

  • terminallyCapricious(o:
    terminallyCapricious(o: 10 months ago +2

    This is so beautifully shot and edited. It really is highly professional. Amazing content.

    DJJOOLZDE 11 months ago +236

    It's like watching a BBC Documentary, a Comedy Show and an Adventure Vlog all at the same time!. Absolutely love the amount of effort you guys put into this. A treat for the senses.
    The opening Natsuki scene was like viewing a friggen movie. Top notch!.

    • M Bob
      M Bob 11 months ago

      They're almost Young Ones.

    • AuraHero
      AuraHero 11 months ago +2

      Look up "The Trip" series starring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan. Sounds like that would fit your tastes.

  • K F
    K F 7 months ago +1

    That’s it, I’m terrified of flying but I need to visit Japan. Great videos
    Edit: I hadn’t even got to the part where you say your scared of flying when I wrote.
    Same, woke up one day in my 20s and now I have a phobia 😳
    Super brave to get in to that !!

  • Gaye Fosh
    Gaye Fosh 11 months ago +1

    Absolutely brilliant! This is way too good for TheXvid. Good job Chris. Love you guys x

  • Emily Sires
    Emily Sires 11 months ago

    The beautiful hard work you put into this show makes me feel like you must actually care about us viewers. So awesome

  • C Noyce
    C Noyce 11 months ago

    The honest fear on Chris's face in the plane is amazing, well done for getting on that plane!

  • Michael Newton
    Michael Newton 11 months ago +311

    Dude that bit at the beginning at Natsuki's salon is shot and composed brilliantly. The quality of your stuff just keeps going up.

    • Liz Esan
      Liz Esan 11 months ago +4

      Right?? And what Norm did too, pretty amazing.

    • Purple nipples
      Purple nipples 11 months ago +6

      @tasha J That’s what I was thinking. Truly a marvelous scene.

    • tasha J
      tasha J 11 months ago +26

      I felt like I was watching a movie!! The quality is amazing!!

  • D C
    D C 11 months ago +1

    Absolutely love the channel Chris one of the best I've ever found on TheXvid ♥️ The quality of content is unmatched.

  • Follow the Gollow
    Follow the Gollow 10 months ago

    I love journey across of Japan. I hope this series continues. Even if it is once every two years.

  • SaturoAnni
    SaturoAnni 10 months ago

    this is so amazing how much work you always put in all your videos :D love it so much :D thank you so much for making them for us to watch :D and it is always so fun with you bois XD

  • Leo
    Leo 10 months ago +1

    Best youtube series ever, the quality and content is insane. Thank you Chris!

  • itscebollas
    itscebollas 11 months ago +357

    Is anyone else gonna mention Chris' amazing cinematography when Natsuki was shutting down the shop??? Those camera angles were golden

    • Jishnu Suresh
      Jishnu Suresh 11 months ago +28

      @Labtec A he was living it.... Truly a method a actor

    • Labtec A
      Labtec A 11 months ago +5

      @Mel B acting?

    • Mel B
      Mel B 11 months ago +14

      As was Natsuki's acting.

  • Rebecca Martino
    Rebecca Martino 11 months ago +5

    Seeing Natsuki in the opening at his salon really just makes me want another documentary. I love him so much!

  • Austin Mateer
    Austin Mateer 6 months ago

    Long-time fan here and it’s insane watching the difference in production over the years. Keep up the amazing work!

  • Jono Thewlis
    Jono Thewlis 10 months ago

    These guys are just freaking awesome, easily one of the best series on travelling on TheXvid, here's me stuck in my room in the UK, invite me over guys lol

  • Kiba’s Edits
    Kiba’s Edits 9 months ago

    Your videos get me so hyped and make me feel so happy 😁
    I hope you go to Tsushima when they open it again

  • Kristyanna Virgona - N6KV
    Kristyanna Virgona - N6KV 11 months ago +335

    hey Chris, what the guy was doing on the wing, he was checking how much gas he had in the Wing tanks (that's where most of the gas is put in). I have flown a twin engines Piper I had about 40 hours of cross-country flight training from Massachusetts, to PA, NJ, and VA. I used to live in NH but worked in Massachusetts for a small computer repair company back in early 1982-3, they sold CDC disk drives and printers that worked on Wang Labs mini computers and DEC PDP11 & VAX computers. our boss used to rent a plane to fly us to the place with the hardware (it was heavy, a 90 MB HD was 230#) it was cheaper to rent a small plane for 24 hours than to fly two people on a commercial flight & then rent a car, plus ship the Drive via truck it to the place.

    • Fabio Hernandez
      Fabio Hernandez 11 months ago

      @Kristyanna Virgona - N6KV Private pilot here. That's somewhat true, but the reality is that, we do it in order to know how much flight time we have, because fuel indicators on the plane awfully unreliable, we tend to calculate how much flight time we have based on how much fuel the plane has.

    • jam 168
      jam 168 11 months ago

      pilots =_= ahhh ackshually

    • Boxhead77
      Boxhead77 11 months ago +2

      Missed opportunity for a dipstick joke.

    • Zack Hewitt
      Zack Hewitt 11 months ago

      @applepornography yeah and they only have to be accurate when empty lol

    • Kristyanna Virgona - N6KV
      Kristyanna Virgona - N6KV 11 months ago +7

      @Martijn All I know is the Tanks on small plains you need to know how much fuel is in each wing to be balanced (equal amounts), it changes the Aerodynamics of the plane if it's unbalanced.

  • Tomoya Nagashima
    Tomoya Nagashima 11 months ago +10

    あおり運転、tailgating is a hue issue in Japan. Have you had any bad experience with bad drivers or harassed by scary people? What do you think about driving experience in Japan compared to UK?

  • Hantze
    Hantze 9 months ago +3

    your videos are so damn engaging that I forgot that i wasn't physically there with you guys💯

  • Holly W.
    Holly W. 8 months ago +1

    Natsuki’s Bon Jovi moment got me giggling hard 🤣 Whenever I get the chance to visit Japan…It would be awesome to have you 3 as tour guides. Never a dull moment😀

  • frank sinatra
    frank sinatra 11 months ago

    More content like this please :) This is probably my favourite video on this channel yet!

  • Christopher Genba Ch.
    Christopher Genba Ch. 11 months ago +459

    30:45 What Natsuki's doing actually makes sense. In the intro of Livin' on a Prayer from Bon Jovi, the weird vocal effect is done through an effect called a Talkbox. To operate a Talkbox, you need to basically sing into a plastic hose-like tube, which Natsuki is mimmicking at this timestamp.

    • liquidsonly
      liquidsonly 11 months ago +2

      Yep, remember seeing it on Top-of-the-Pops in the 1970's but it predates that as a thing.

    • S Baxter
      S Baxter 11 months ago +1

      🙌🏼 I was looking for this comment

    • zloboslav
      zloboslav 11 months ago +12

      Natsuki is a guitarist, he knows his stuff :)

    • Heavenly Creature
      Heavenly Creature 11 months ago +3

      "Natsuki the diva" is living on a prayer in a boiling pot of water 😁

    • Satoshi eswc
      Satoshi eswc 11 months ago +18

      A man of culture

  • Erik T
    Erik T 11 months ago +9

    Chris, I'm not even 3 minutes into this video and it really does look like something you'd see on Netflix special. It would be great to see something like this pop up on my queue

  • Diastrefo
    Diastrefo 11 months ago

    I'm only about 5 minutes in & am already blown away by the production quality. Chris, your videos are always superb, but this in particular is brilliantly done!

  • Owen
    Owen 11 months ago +1

    You’re awesome, Chris. Can’t wait to see what else you and the boys get into!

  • Zilch
    Zilch 11 months ago +1

    Watching this is like watching a legit tv documentary. Kudos to all the staff. Man i love this series

    GLOCO 11 months ago +2016

    Finally! I was wondering when you guys will feature Yakushima Island~ It's in the TOP of my list of places I want to visit in Japan because of its ancient forest. It's truly beautiful. And I was really excited when the anpanman challenge of "Catch your own food" popped-up, I knew right away you guys were gonna go Fishing. The angler in me hopes to see you guys go fishing again. As for Natsuki's pirate pants, it will one day be discovered by historians and be part of the heritage treasures of Yakushima Island.

    • andreiw
      andreiw 11 months ago

      so good 2 see u here~ :3

    • アイミ
      アイミ 11 months ago

      I miss gloco japan vlogs

    • Chad Aranza
      Chad Aranza 11 months ago +1

      Uy kuya gian

    • Tom Vandebroek
      Tom Vandebroek 11 months ago +2

      Yakushima is fantastic, I call it my second home ( in Japan) ❤. been there 3 times. I been to the mountains. I cycled around the island in a day, etc etc. . there is so much more to discover and to see beyond what we see in the video. Even for me.. I found a great, quiet place to stay (without a goat 🤪) but with a great view... And I am looking forward to go back there in the future. Btw maybe its because of lack of time but I would have like to see them up in the mountains on a hike.. We can't have it all I guess... Btw always flew here. little faster (35 min) at the same price.. A place to definitely visit if you are ever in the area...

  • The present bald king of France

    have been binge watching this series, makes me wanna go to japan

  • bernogarcia
    bernogarcia 11 months ago

    incredibly amaaaaaazing editing, story everything love it

  • Amit Sharma
    Amit Sharma 9 months ago +1

    Wow Wow Wow, your work mate is of the highest quality. The camera work, framing, edition, story telling. One of the best travel channels i have came across, its Netflix worthy. Every credit mate, subbed looking for more content from you.

  • Oppaii %
    Oppaii % 10 months ago +3

    Love how Chris did some background research on the plane and it’s pilot before flying 😂

  • More Bad Ideas
    More Bad Ideas 11 months ago +2034

    Lmao I love natsuki’s English. It’s like straight out of an anime where they didn’t have have money to hire a English speaker for a scene

    • 天 Sato
      天 Sato 11 months ago +1

      Thats kind of how people in Japan speak English if theyre speaking to a foreigner or in any cases they have to speak English so its not supposed to sound perfect and also because its mainly made for Japanese people to watch. And it would feel weird if it sounded like proper English. So its not that they dont have the budget to hire English speakers. (Or at least in most cases) Im Japanese btw

    • Nate
      Nate 11 months ago

      @Jaime yeah he’s hilarious

    • charmagnexiomara
      charmagnexiomara 11 months ago

      @Abraham Dizon Dead time too ahhahaha

    • Jaime
      Jaime 11 months ago +8

      If you like how Natsuki speaks English you should look up clips of Munenori Kawasaki. He was a pro baseball player in the MLB and he spoke his limited English with supreme confidence and liked to poke fun at interviewers

    • jase276
      jase276 11 months ago +2

      @ndhoox12 I wish I were a baardo

  • Cunic
    Cunic 7 months ago

    Nothing makes me happier than to see Chris and natsuki having a good time. Joey is just a bonus, I always love seeing that man

  • JustAlex
    JustAlex 11 months ago

    This series just gets better and better with every new season. I'm so excited to watch all of the lost islands. Fucking amazing work Chris.

  • Aisha
    Aisha 11 months ago

    I absolutely love this series so much

  • Jose Perez
    Jose Perez 11 months ago

    I LOVE your videos Thanks for the adventures and cant wait for more

  • Thomas Parikka
    Thomas Parikka 11 months ago +9

    6:20 - He's just double checking fuel levels in the tanks, it's a normal part of preflight. Don't worry! Technically speaking, the only time fuel level gauges in general aviation aircraft are guaranteed to be accurate is when they're empty xD So we just double check.

  • John Laurence Gamilla
    John Laurence Gamilla 7 months ago +2

    Natsuki sounds so wholesome whenever he speaks in english,his enthusiasm just makes me smile.

  • Ivan Eames
    Ivan Eames 6 months ago

    This channel strikes the perfect balance between being informative, respectful towards Japan and laugh out loud funny. Keep up the stellar work guys.

  • Jaimie-Lee Kearney
    Jaimie-Lee Kearney 11 months ago

    Always worth the wait! #qualitycontent Love you guys ❤️

  • Ruth EJ Booth
    Ruth EJ Booth 11 months ago +279

    Absolute level-up this series. Feels like a culmination of everything Chris has learned doing travel series. Extra love for Ian's legendary camera management skills in the Cessna. EDIT: Or Norm's, as it turns out!

  • Leigh Griffin
    Leigh Griffin 11 months ago

    Much love Natsuki, my man!
    Hope your trip left you refreshed!

  • Joshua Campbell
    Joshua Campbell 11 months ago +117

    Their challenge: Catch your own food
    Joey's books a inn with a goat
    Some undertones of foreshadowing

  • Igmidio Galingan
    Igmidio Galingan 11 months ago

    seeing you guys makes me miss going out of town with my friends

  • Doug Moore
    Doug Moore 7 months ago +1

    Heads up: when you boarded the plane you said, “This is it. We’re going in!” In the BASE jumping world (and it has somewhat spread to other portions of aviation) “going in” means to crash to your death. LOL!

  • Chris Ramsay
    Chris Ramsay 11 months ago +1271

    Favorite episode yet! Good on ya for getting in that plane!

    • Kohlbern Jary
      Kohlbern Jary 11 months ago

      Most anticipated crossover in history

    • Kusane Hexaku
      Kusane Hexaku 11 months ago

      helo mr puzzle magic man i like you

    • hitri34
      hitri34 11 months ago +1

      Magic man?

    • MadLad
      MadLad 11 months ago +1

      Eyy mah man chris

    • Mejiokre
      Mejiokre 11 months ago +1

      oh shit my favorite chris