I Drove to Japan's Most Extreme North | Hokkaido Road Trip

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  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan  Year ago +3815

    NOTIFICATION SQUAD: To miss the Natsuki cameo in this video would be a crime! Well folks, you can't beat a good road trip and this was easily one of the most fun videos I've produced in 9 years. A HUGE thanks to my best American friend PETE for coming along for the ride (even if his motives were questionable). You can find him over on Twitch where he streams most nights (🌟www.twitch.tv/premiertwo ) and I look forward to stopping by and doing some shows with him in a few weeks to celebrate surviving our journey.

    • Wen Fong Leong
      Wen Fong Leong 5 months ago

      Hi Chris, coming back to this video to remind you of the potential southern most tip of Japan you can travel to. Pete asked if you could sail, and I'm pretty sure that even though you can't, now Norm can do it

    • Monkey Monk
      Monkey Monk 8 months ago

      IT WOULD BE AWESOME IF YOU TWO DID MORE VIDEOS TOGETHER!!

    • TheRAMBO9191
      TheRAMBO9191 9 months ago

      Don't have to keep saying he is american lol

    • WarSun
      WarSun 10 months ago

      I am really enjoying these videos. Because this is stuff i would have never heard of.

    • pixelizedchell
      pixelizedchell 11 months ago

      P 😘😂

  • mui robson
    mui robson Year ago +2548

    The happy enthusiastic american and the non excited sarcastic complaining Brit, best combo ever

    • julian shepherd
      julian shepherd 24 days ago

      @Sam I am reserved for seriously bad times.

    • Angelicwings1
      Angelicwings1 Month ago +1

      Now you just need Joey to add some Aussie banter

    • Sam I am
      Sam I am 4 months ago +3

      Only thing missing is the classic “stiff upper lip”!

    • Qufox
      Qufox Year ago +6

      Ah yes get me the number 9 large - Brit and American style

    • DOOMZY❶
      DOOMZY❶ Year ago +4

      LOL glad somebody noticed🎯

  • Michael D Burton
    Michael D Burton 11 months ago +1746

    The chemistry between you two is amazing, this is one of my favourite episodes of Abroad in Japan.

    • MaverickBlue
      MaverickBlue Month ago

      @Abroad in Japan Next time teach him about Kintsugi before you let him talk you into a journey..... xD
      And that snow is barely on par with what we get here in Canada...Kansas boys be spoiled....
      We also have the Hopewell rocks on the east coast that aren't all that dissimilar, massive standing pillars jutting out a coastal beach.....

    • Slavery is Freedom, War is Peace
      Slavery is Freedom, War is Peace Month ago

      Nah! Peter tries too hard. It is really annoying.

    • Rookie Deadmeat
      Rookie Deadmeat Month ago

      Yes! This wonderful chemistry between Americans and the British started about 250 years ago!
      There was tea, and a harbor, and a bunch of people who didn't want to pay there taxes...
      So it's a Love/Hate thing I guess?
      (This was a bad example) I'll keep thinking on it.

    • Kirby Krios
      Kirby Krios 9 months ago +3

      Hope to see more Ryotaro on the show too. Its been a while, Chris!

    • JJ Mcnab
      JJ Mcnab 11 months ago +13

      A bromanic formed in ice

  • Muse of Salzburg
    Muse of Salzburg 11 months ago +3279

    “Hey, do you know what Japan’s northernmost town is?”
    “Wakkanai.”
    “Ok, I’ll ask someone else.”

    • Rein
      Rein 2 months ago

      @Iconic i don't understand

    • TheDankLord
      TheDankLord 2 months ago

      ayyyyyyy
      this was my first thought too, kind of a weird name for a town

    • Moza Rella
      Moza Rella 4 months ago

      lol

    • 青い蓮
      青い蓮 5 months ago +2

      @Scott Raynor
      稚内(Wakkanai)
      I have no idea.=わかんない(Wakannai)

    • silicon hawk
      silicon hawk 7 months ago +2

      i heard qiqi in this comment.

  • FlareOfLegacy
    FlareOfLegacy 8 months ago +431

    I think this is still one of my fave single videos to come back to and rewatch, the contrasting personalities between you and Pete are always a delight :)

    • Mehar
      Mehar Month ago +1

      We need more Pete

    • Ivette Olaya
      Ivette Olaya 8 months ago +3

      I totally agreed ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    • Abroad in Japan
      Abroad in Japan  8 months ago +108

      Easily a personal highlight of 2021 so far! Pete’s hilarious fun

  • David Maloney
    David Maloney 11 months ago +208

    This was maybe one of the best videos Chris has ever done. I don’t know if it was legit or scripted, but I laughed so hard, when Natsuki explained the mixup, that I couldn’t catch my breath.

    • Aquacyanide
      Aquacyanide 4 months ago +2

      I mean honestly even otherwise, I loved the video, it showed some of the most beautiful places in Japan

    • Obey
      Obey 4 months ago

      @mabi mabi Lmaooo

    • mabi mabi
      mabi mabi 5 months ago +3

      @Erozpl01 01 They wrote the script in the Kansan Cabin

  • Midnite Munlite
    Midnite Munlite Year ago +1570

    Chris is that serious friend with witty comebacks while Pete is that bubbly friend who is always excited and energetic, trying to cheer up Chris. A dynamic duo. *chef's kiss*

  • Wimplo86
    Wimplo86 11 months ago +221

    Their reaction to the "floating rock" just shows the difference between an American and a British

  • Ecoria-X9
    Ecoria-X9 11 months ago +105

    When Pete was telling the "how-we-met" story, you knew for sure he was lying, when he said "... and he pulled out his business card and..." - pfft, everyone knows Chris is the only person in Japan to never have a business card on hand

  • Doktor Plague
    Doktor Plague 11 months ago +72

    Pete is probably one of the most entertaining guests you've had on the show because the only thing he needs to he fun and funny is his charisma. What a joy to watch ^^

  • Rekaert
    Rekaert 11 months ago +418

    Pete: "Thanks for the present! Oh ... I've smashed it. I swear I'll replace it. Where did you get it?"
    Natsuki: "Narnia. Good luck."
    Pete: "Chris, road-trip!"

  • Rock girl
    Rock girl Year ago +3239

    Pete is the golden retriever puppy to Chris's grumpy old terrier.

    • Patrick Ruybal
      Patrick Ruybal Month ago

      so True. The American Posterchild of hope, excitement and optimism vs the The British Posterchild of stoicism and pessimism lol

    • VibrantComplex
      VibrantComplex Month ago

      this is so accurate hahaha

    • rose boudelair
      rose boudelair 2 months ago

      Terriers are always adorable and happy. Chris is more of a christams Grinch with Pete's bubbly self.

    • saffron
      saffron 4 months ago

      that's so accurate

    • Mira Kabana
      Mira Kabana 4 months ago

      I REALIZED PETE HAS THE SAME VOICE AS SOMEONE IN SKYRIM BUT I CANT REMEMBER WHAT CHARACTER 😭

  • Ryan Phoenix
    Ryan Phoenix Year ago +505

    The British Humour versus The American Humour: The Road Trip

    • Zac Primus
      Zac Primus 9 months ago +53

      British Humour vs American Humor*

  • bzacon
    bzacon Year ago +56

    I love how the more foreign a Japanese interior designer tries to make a hotel room, the more Japanese it looks. They did a nice job capturing some of the colors and shapes of the Midwest, but it's still so very perfectly Japanese when you see the fixtures. I love it though. I would be pleased to stay there.

  • Yoki
    Yoki Year ago +62

    pete : "i dont go outside much"
    also pete : "it looks like something out of ghost of tsushima"
    hmm~ i see this patern, you da real man of culture

    • Julilolmo 19
      Julilolmo 19 21 day ago

      He needs the Touch some grass achievement

    • Pla zo
      Pla zo 8 months ago

      Lol😂😂

  • FOXFYRE
    FOXFYRE 9 months ago +50

    That ending scene from 27:28 though - I'd love to see an animated series of this duo and their (mis)adventures!

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache

    The beautiful snow and scenery in Hokkaido looks like it should belong in a slice of life anime

    • Iiii Vvvv
      Iiii Vvvv 9 months ago

      Wave, listen to me is set in Sapporo iirc?

    • Andrey Serebryakov
      Andrey Serebryakov Year ago +1

      @Lo Fi ahhhh i remember! heh

    • Rhiannon Parks
      Rhiannon Parks Year ago +1

      On the last episode of the first season of Honey & Clover, a character goes to that same, pointy, "Northernmost point of Japan" monument that they stopped at... but it was summer, and there was no snow. :'(

    • Brother Malachai
      Brother Malachai Year ago

      Japanada? Moshi moshi, eh?

  • Logan K
    Logan K 11 months ago +453

    Hey, cut him some slack. Anything noticeably sticking above the ground is exciting to someone from Kansas

  • burritoshake
    burritoshake 9 months ago +27

    this guy is a gem to be around, i'll love to see him again in future episodes

  • Fany Harry
    Fany Harry 4 months ago +6

    This was absolutely wonderful and amazing. The floating stone with the torii gate, the Buddha statue in the dome... Please make the sequel with the most southern part of Japan too :D I would love to see it! (And I know I'm not the only one for sure!)

  • MechReports
    MechReports 9 months ago +39

    I absolutely LOVE Pete's enthusiasm with the room tours, and the fact that its brutally aggravating Chris!

  • Tokyo Lens
    Tokyo Lens Year ago +4232

    Cinematography truly was on point with this one, mate~
    Absolutely loved it

    • Ben Huang
      Ben Huang 11 months ago

      @Abroad in Japan I'm also interested in how you get those amazing shots!

    • BossJosh
      BossJosh Year ago

      @J Hawkins 100% You are at the edge of Japan and an Inari Fox just happends to be there? I doubt that is just "trained fox" magic. No, that is natural blessings on what @Abroad in Japan is doing. According to the video game I've been playing. Lol. But No real life Director of Photography on any Marvel movie needs to take notes. Plus @Tokyo Lens is killing it always.

    • J Hawkins
      J Hawkins Year ago +3

      @BossJosh - was that a wild fox we saw loping by in the snow at the northernmost stop? Fabulous moments captured by chance. Kudos to quick reflexes and keen eye of the person behind the camera!

    • Ciprian
      Ciprian Year ago

      you're right, did he finally hire a editor?

    • NeostormXLMAX
      NeostormXLMAX Year ago +6

      @Abroad in Japan how did you get the upper span shots for your videos ? Do you use a drone?

  • ivov94
    ivov94 10 months ago +8

    The most southern, and western and eastern points of Japan sound like great episodes from a wonderful series, the first installment of which we had the pleasure of experiencing in this video.
    Please make it a series!

  • _-A_c-_
    _-A_c-_ 7 months ago +15

    The logistics may be hard, the headaches may be real, but SOMEHOW...... could you have a trip with American Pete, Natsuki, and Joey the Anime Man for a trip from the South of Japan to the North?
    Sarcasm versus Enthusiasm.
    Who will survive?

    • astute_sayote
      astute_sayote 7 months ago +1

      Ah yes the "annoy chris gang" vs chris in one trip.... amazing. I second this

  • 純度100%でどこまで行けるか

    As a Japanese, I think it's great to be able to speak English, so I'll do my best

    • Malik
      Malik 2 months ago +1

      @純度100%でどこまで行けるか ganbare. 👍

    • 純度100%でどこまで行けるか
      純度100%でどこまで行けるか 8 months ago +11

      @Ash Thank you. I can't believe that some of the people listening to my Japanese are foreigners. I'm glad. Thank you.

    • Ash
      Ash 8 months ago +3

      10/10 your English is good

    • John
      John 8 months ago +2

      Have a good day from england.

    • Ivan Iliev
      Ivan Iliev 8 months ago +4

      you're pretty good

  • TotemoGaijin
    TotemoGaijin 11 months ago +314

    I was waiting for the inevitable "Wakkanai"/"Wakannai" gag. I was not disappointed.

  • Leon Dong
    Leon Dong 11 months ago +98

    22:46 you can see the understanding in Chris' face when Natsuki said "What do you mean?" and waited for the right time to absolutely rail Pete about his misunderstanding

  • random noise
    random noise 11 months ago +5

    Honestly I'm looking forward to the journey South. Hopefully you guys can make it happen

  • Kenji Abeta
    Kenji Abeta 11 months ago +232

    alternate video title: miserable British man goes on a road trip with an enthusiastic American

    • Tyler
      Tyler 9 months ago +2

      that is literally just what I was going to type haha...maybe slightly different wording

  • Daniel and Yuka
    Daniel and Yuka 11 months ago +13

    😂 I’m dying - the wakkanai 稚内 🆚 wakannai 分かんない - I thought it could be possible from the beginning and it was!! Awesome drone footage Chris! The ice floes and Hokkaido snow… beautiful! Drumstick island!

  • Amanda Schnaare
    Amanda Schnaare 11 months ago +9

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE how animated Pete is! Soooo awesome and refreshing. More videos with you two! PLEASE! Sincerely - A Texan :>

  • blankroyai
    blankroyai 11 months ago +6

    This is the epitome of a family trip going to a new place, that was meant to be a bonding trip. Beginning there’s excitement, happiness and end with disappointment and estranged relationship, the total opposite of expectations lol

  • Zack McCarley
    Zack McCarley 11 months ago +3

    I vote for him to be a regular guest. You two are hilarious together!

  • Shiranova
    Shiranova 9 months ago +3

    I think this might have been my favorite video on this channel so far as it shows a side of Japan that's rarely shown. I would have loved to have seen more of the towns. The fancy drumstick rock and the one with the torii gate looked extremely scenic.

  • RuffledRowlit
    RuffledRowlit Year ago +9016

    The drastic difference in their personalities is just a joy to witness haha

    • timesnewroman
      timesnewroman 7 months ago

      Lmao didn’t expect to see you here RR

    • Boso Yuki
      Boso Yuki 8 months ago

      Fancy’s seeing you here rowlit

    • wakcedout
      wakcedout 10 months ago

      Its basically a microcosm of the America and British relationship over the years.
      America: hey lets do this thing....
      Britain: why do i keep letting you talk me into this shit.

    • ItsShowtime
      ItsShowtime 10 months ago

      One shitty asshole and one enjoyable good friend :'D

  • okami
    okami 8 months ago +5

    This is definitely the best video ever made on this channel. Pete is an incredible personality, he 10000% could have his own tv show. Very entertaining guy

  • D D
    D D Year ago +4

    Hahaha I loved the winter scenery, looks exactly like a typical Canadian winter where I live. Only with smaller roads and tiny Japanese cars 😁

  • Gho5tRUN3R
    Gho5tRUN3R 7 months ago +7

    Holy Hell Pete was amazing. You guys suddenly just multiplied each other's wittiness. It was like watching a buddy cop film with how you two kept bantering. Just phenomenal work guys.

  • Martin Omeni
    Martin Omeni 11 months ago +5

    Thank you for your channel, since childhood I have always dreamed of going to Japan and your videos have reinforced my love for this country. Thank you for positivity, great sense of humor, they are helping me get through this pandemic!

  • Sharad Majumdar
    Sharad Majumdar Year ago +200

    Chris, hear me out: We all know Mt Fuji is the highest point in Japan, but what about the LOWEST point in Japan? Hachirogata in Akita (natural lowest point) and / or Hachinohe mine in Aomori (man-made lowest point)!! Bet that would be an awesome adventure!

    • Nitro Rush
      Nitro Rush Year ago

      I know

    • Amy
      Amy Year ago

      .....but it would still be awesome!

    • Nitro Rush
      Nitro Rush Year ago +6

      An awesome adventure that would give them, several buckets of sweat, the smell of the diarrhea of a skunk and despair.......

  • Alwin indu
    Alwin indu Year ago +2

    We need more of Pete in your travels round Japan.

  • Cailín Anne
    Cailín Anne 5 months ago +1

    This was easily one of your best videos. It’s so cool to see the north in winter. I know you hated the cold, but daaaamn it’s so beautiful!!!
    Also the floating rock was so neat!

  • conspo Lopes
    conspo Lopes 9 months ago +16

    Congrats on getting featured on Tom Scott newsletter! You deserve it, great videos

  • Uros Marjanovic
    Uros Marjanovic 8 months ago +9

    Holy cow, that Hokkaido is beautiful in winter.
    That scene with sea pillars was breathtaking.

  • Winslow
    Winslow Year ago +1002

    I didn't know that I needed a spunky, American counterpoint to Chris, but this duo between Pete's enthusiastic finger-guns and Chris's sarcasm and eyebrow raising is perfection.

    • Bouslama Karim
      Bouslama Karim Year ago

      Oh yeah absolutely amazing duo. The epic hero and the foil hhh Chris's Nemesis.

    • JPaulC
      JPaulC Year ago +7

      @Midnight Rally I know it's childish but I always want to smile when I hear someone described as being "full of spunk"

    • Harrie Hausenman
      Harrie Hausenman Year ago +8

      @Midnight Rally American english: where every word, eventually, means either a _body part_ or a _practice_ ;-)

    • Midnight Rally
      Midnight Rally Year ago +12

      @DanVR it means something different in America rather than the UK

    • foxotic
      foxotic Year ago +7

      Yes! more Pete!

  • Hama Mail
    Hama Mail 6 months ago +1

    Ahahahaha! Oh my God! I am actually laughing out loud 🤣
    I love the comedy movie-esque of this episode. Well put and well edited.
    And the ending bit, really sealed in the deal. Sands, Sailing, a journey South. I love it 💖

  • David Sato
    David Sato 8 months ago +2

    Loved this episode Chris. Your buddy is great! Don’t underestimate Kansas City barbecue however. It’s the best in the world. The look on your face when you found out that Wakanai wasn’t the same as Wakannai was priceless. I laughed my ass off! Hysterical. Great to see the northernmost point in Japan. Looking forward to more episodes. Sincerely David “Ken” Sato

  • mimirough
    mimirough Year ago +1

    Beautifully made and so entertaining :) Thanks for the wanderlust and the good laughs :)!

  • Gary McCarthy
    Gary McCarthy 9 months ago +16

    Most of me, of course, understands the whole "Wakkanai"/"Wakannai" bit was scripted. But there's a very adamant part of me that thinks Natsuki would do this to them...and laugh at their misfortune.

  • S1apSh0es
    S1apSh0es Year ago +5232

    "Pete my only American friend"
    *angry Quinlan noises

    • Chris Perez
      Chris Perez 7 months ago

      Who is Quinlan? You mean Quinlan Vos?

    • Justin
      Justin 11 months ago +1

      @Wellepay bruh, it's actually not that simple. Colloquial English, sure, but Spanish and Portuguese, both have demonyms that are "united statesian"

    • loading2112
      loading2112 Year ago +1

      @Alan Molina Sunny Dahye, I know about her because Im Indonesian and she's quite a big youtuber here but I dont really follow her. And it is only today I learned that TC almost ended because of her

    • Alan Molina
      Alan Molina Year ago +2

      @GoNorth Japan there he is!! The real true best American friend

    • Alan Molina
      Alan Molina Year ago +1

      @Xuri didn’t chris Okano helped as camera man for journey across Japan? Was this before he got sacked or afterward?

  • SpiritThanatron
    SpiritThanatron 5 months ago +1

    I think out of all the road-trip videos so far (Dec 2021,) this is probably my favorite one out of the bunch, with the dynamic between you and Pete, the way you've layered out the music, it's very nostalgic for me in the scenic tone, I guess.
    Thank you.

  • Gulshan Acharjee
    Gulshan Acharjee 4 months ago +1

    28.29 minutes of full entertainment. I love the sarcasm you use every time along with the British accent . definitely one of my favorite videos.

  • Britt
    Britt 11 months ago +3

    This is my favorite video by far, Pete is so funny i love the banter you guys have. Pete was so fun to watch i hope to see more of him on your channel!

  • Vinny Kruse
    Vinny Kruse Year ago +1

    This was such a good episode.
    The skits were very well done guys! Your two personalities clash/blend so well

  • Sukhdev Singh
    Sukhdev Singh Year ago +1361

    I love the contrast between the two , with Pete's all American enthusiasm and Chris's dry British humour. 😂

    • tytube3001
      tytube3001 Year ago +1

      the Yank is so fake

    • Lisey
      Lisey Year ago +2

      Dog and cat.

    • m kl
      m kl Year ago +3

      @Prajwal Krishna Bhat according to the description, Pete has a twitch channel, which is probably why he's overreacting to every single thing. Definitely not my cup of tea.

    • Obnoxiousness
      Obnoxiousness Year ago +28

      @oneng kusumahNo. it's called being energetic and i see nothing wrong with that.

    • Prajwal Krishna Bhat
      Prajwal Krishna Bhat Year ago +31

      @oneng kusumah I'm certain that he's not exaggerating or putting on a show here because I have an friend that acts exactly like this, a little over the top and full of energy.

  • FloatingBlaze
    FloatingBlaze Year ago +3

    Pete's enthusiasm and Chris's unimpressed sarcasm is so wholesome!

  • GuptaWorld-Wide
    GuptaWorld-Wide 8 months ago +1

    Dare I say this video is: Like a MAGIC! Undoubtedly one of your Best. The combination of taking a most negative, grumpy, 'rather be home eating fried chicken' protagonist and dropping him into a very uncomfortable, challenging, but amazingly beautiful environment, together with a hyper fun-loving, humorous, spirited, upbeat, happy-go-lucky, adventurous soul is undeniably a recipe for guaranteed success! Like Pete said, it's the JOURNEY that's the most Fun! Hence the unquestionable fame of the JOURNEY across Japan series.
    Very Fun to watch again and again! Would've liked to see more exploration of the northernmost town and culture (I suppose the snow says it all). Very much looking forward to Journeys to the Southern, Eastern and Western points! Imagine: Chris, Pete, Rissottaro, Joey and Natsuki as the "Pirates of the Yaeyama" (with cameo by Johnny Depp)... 😃
    Ironically, you do realize you were ONLY about 500km away from Cape Nosappu 😉☺ Wakannai 🤷‍♂️😅

  • Josie Jones
    Josie Jones 4 months ago +1

    Hi Chris! Big fan, I would love to see more videos with Pete, he's so happy I dig it! Great Job as always!

  • Nevin Sood
    Nevin Sood 5 months ago +1

    More stuff with you and Pete please!!!
    🇬🇧 🇺🇸 🇯🇵

  • Dan
    Dan Year ago +747

    This feels like Abroad in Japan rebooted or the sequel to Abroad in Japan. How did we go all these years without seeing Pete and then all of a sudden it's revealed to be Chris's best friend for years?? This is like the new Fast and Furious movie because after 8 movies they never mention it but then we discover Vin Diesel has a brother and it's John Cena

    • Thread Bomb
      Thread Bomb Year ago +3

      He's just the American version of Pete Donaldson. He is: American Pete.

    • bual
      bual Year ago +4

      @Not Eskinor the crossbreed that is the american, european, japanese, and intergalactic alien ryotaro is still considered american, but just very bootleg

    • Not Eskinor
      Not Eskinor Year ago +5

      @RottenEgg ONLY American friend

    • RottenEgg
      RottenEgg Year ago +21

      Best *american* friend

    • Overlord
      Overlord Year ago +28

      This! Chris's best kept secret

  • Ian Bright
    Ian Bright 8 months ago +2

    That was awesome guys. You two have a great dynamic. Also I love seeing other people be freezing cold whilst I'm snug as a bug in a rug.

  • Akkey Ch. アッキー
    Akkey Ch. アッキー 4 months ago +1

    This was pure gold, so entertaining to watch!

  • Mamimi Toys
    Mamimi Toys 9 months ago +1

    It was so freaking funny! You have an insanely awesome friends Chris :D

  • Da Gaming Cats
    Da Gaming Cats 11 months ago +2

    I think its always funny hearing Chris complain about how cold it is though it was just -12C. As a Canadian I find that hilarious

  • Saiaku-sama 65
    Saiaku-sama 65 Year ago +1625

    I think we all need a American friend like that to make us look more British lol

    • Sean the God
      Sean the God 21 day ago

      @Aaron Downing exactly. He was much cooler and positive than any of his other friends.

    • Aaron Downing
      Aaron Downing 3 months ago +1

      A little bit of personality on Abroad in Japan was a nice change of pace indeed.

    • HouseMDaddict
      HouseMDaddict 4 months ago +1

      @AJ Kious haha yeah I got to that part of the video and was proud. It's funny how some Americans are very good representations of their region.

    • AJ Kious
      AJ Kious 4 months ago +2

      HouseMDaddict He said he was from Kansas. :)

    • HouseMDaddict
      HouseMDaddict 5 months ago +3

      @Nick U I have no idea where Pete is from in the US but I'd guess Midwest, and grew up loving anime and star trek and lord of the rings. He just screams that type of American.

  • Albert Chong
    Albert Chong 9 months ago +1

    Guyz, amazing content! The whole experience is quite an adventure with both of you hosting.

  • This Nerdy Way
    This Nerdy Way 8 months ago +1

    This is exactly where I need to go. Thanks for this video. My Dad lived there as a kid in the 60's.

  • Jellypopcorn
    Jellypopcorn 9 months ago +1

    _Great video, great drone footage, good laughs and I really liked some of the shot compositions like __11:52__ definitely want to visit Hokkaido someday!_

  • Hugh Raine
    Hugh Raine 7 months ago +5

    This started out having that weird energy that's in the room when you meet up with a friend for a drink... but he's brought along HIS friend that you've never met and you're like, "Who's THIS guy?" But by the end of the night, you're Facebook friends and you declare that he's "a top bloke".

  • Justicus
    Justicus Year ago +131

    Just want to say, even if you might never see this, your videos are utterly fantastic Chris! Genuinely one of the very very few channels that make me ecstatic when I see a new upload, thanks for your hard work :)

  • Yuhan Yan
    Yuhan Yan 11 months ago +1

    This is gorgeous. Imagine a road trip to Karuizawa, Nagano!!!

  • 92zane92
    92zane92 9 months ago

    love the video and the landscape! more of this please :)

  • Daitenku Taro Jurai
    Daitenku Taro Jurai 11 months ago

    Pete's great! Bring him with you more often. Excellent video and amazing scenery.

  • Richard Byram
    Richard Byram 10 months ago +13

    Was planning to live in Hokkaido, and this just gave me more inspiration and motivation! Thank you Chris Broad and fun American guy!!

  • The Mad Historian
    The Mad Historian Year ago +550

    Pete’s chaotic enthusiasm is a great foil for Chris’s stoic sarcasm. I hope he shows up more often in the future!

    • sirBrouwer
      sirBrouwer Year ago +1

      @Shirotora those two would be the best road trip to the nearest Coolish stop and then to a pub.

    • Shirotora
      Shirotora Year ago +3

      @greebster I vote BOTH Petes.

    • greebster
      greebster Year ago +4

      Yeah Pete was pretty great ngl. I also vote more Pete :)

    • T123
      T123 Year ago +6

      They are a GREAT duo, Pete is awesome :D

    • GrimCatnip [AoH] [Nephamily]
      GrimCatnip [AoH] [Nephamily] Year ago +12

      And I hope when he does, I hope they do more of that "moving away from the camera buddy banter." Love those kind of endings.

  • JamesRX
    JamesRX 7 months ago +1

    Maybe it’s too pricey, but I was made to believe that one of the oldest art forms they HAVE in Japan is artistically repairing items like bowls and vases etc. granted they do it with gold, might be cost prohibitive, but would be a great way to repair your mug 😋

  • Sofia L
    Sofia L 7 months ago +5

    Pete: So what was your favorite part of the trip? :D
    Chris: *eye twitches*

  • 123canadagirl
    123canadagirl 4 months ago

    Loved your banter! And beautiful scenery. I’d love to see this part of Japan

  • Dracula
    Dracula 5 months ago +1

    I wish Chris made more videos with Pete, their personalities really compliment one another.

  • なの
    なの Year ago +760

    My hometown is Wakkanai, so I'm glad to see Wakkanai featured!
    WAKKANAI and WAKANNAI are so similar that even the locals often make puns about them (lol).

  • TheJellyWarrior
    TheJellyWarrior 9 months ago +3

    having a cup noodle in the snow is actually so underrated. it's so satisfying lol

  • random noise
    random noise 11 months ago

    Honestly I'm looking forward to the journey South. Hopefully you guys can make it happen

  • LYNAY LGWAYH
    LYNAY LGWAYH 7 months ago

    Pete was really great actually, he fit in nicely and added another piece of comedy. really great at presenting stuff and real funny to watch (y) great job on this one! :)

  • Eener1000
    Eener1000 11 months ago

    Watching this made me go on a Google maps/streetview trip. Wow, that area looks very remote with very few people. Kind of spooky and alien for someone from a small and densely populated place like the Netherlands. Everything in my country is like a 2-3 hour drive max

  • Verniy Misaki
    Verniy Misaki Year ago +370

    watching chris and pete feels like watching a moody cat and an energetic dog

  • Julilolmo 19
    Julilolmo 19 21 day ago

    I feel like I’m on vacation with my friends
    Is just the best and warm feeling there can be
    Thanks

  • Claire Sinclaire
    Claire Sinclaire 6 months ago +1

    Omg, you guys are stereotypes. You are perfect representatives of your countries!
    You are right, Pete. It’s about the moments in-between.
    I remember that plane crash.

  • Patrick Gichini
    Patrick Gichini Year ago

    The quality of these videos get me every time. Clearly done by a passionate mind. I feel like I have experienced some of this firsthand.

  • Pauline Velasco
    Pauline Velasco 6 months ago +1

    Your videos helped me a lot these past two years of the pandemic (even before that, actually). Thank you so much!

  • Shukie Bunfox
    Shukie Bunfox Year ago +1239

    "Yes, a drumstick, because all you think about is chicken!"
    "How Dare you!"
    Holy shit, the BANTER of these two, why is Pete not a more regular guest on this channel, i love it.

    • moriah93ohio
      moriah93ohio 4 months ago

      🤣😂 that was a funny part

    • Bonyari Boy
      Bonyari Boy 7 months ago

      They did a podcast episode together!

    • Nobody Here
      Nobody Here 8 months ago

      I know right XD I'd love to see him on here more

    • Tysan Byrd
      Tysan Byrd 9 months ago +13

      @Minna Nonihongo Chris eats too much fried chicken

    • mark shao
      mark shao 9 months ago +7

      @Minna Nonihongo chicken drumstick basically 😂

  • Glug Glugington
    Glug Glugington 11 months ago

    Love the videos Chris. Got to say a lot of your vids Should be on legit television. Well thought out, great information, and the shots in these videos are stunning.

  • Erlangga Putra
    Erlangga Putra 11 months ago +15

    I legit was shocked when even the PASSING BY BULLDOZER DRIVER POLITELY BOWED HIS HEAD ON CAMERA, Japan really takes politeness to the next level

  • Rivionna Delaney
    Rivionna Delaney 9 months ago

    Thankyou!! That looks amazing, ive always wanted to go there, and now i almost feel like i have. Very much enjoyed this. I wish yall would have shown us more about the town, maybe the cuisine, ect.

  • Iyar
    Iyar 10 months ago +1

    I didn't stop smiling for a second while watching this video, but man am i jealous of japan this is awesome

  • keza108
    keza108 Year ago +336

    I think this trip is Pete’s revenge for Chris not getting him a birthday present.

  • TimeTravelinHendrix
    TimeTravelinHendrix 8 months ago +1

    I've had the pleasure of hanging out with Pete on his TWITCH channel and play some JackBox games online with him during his streams! It was a blast and we laughed like crazy!! Pete is all class and a stand up personality. I highly recommend checking out his channel for a good wholesome time. CHEERS!

  • Alec
    Alec Year ago +1

    I found this channel about half a year ago and man I love these videos so much! I live my Japan trip dreams our through them since I can’t go right now

  • Chainsawctopus
    Chainsawctopus 5 months ago +2

    Chris' greatest video outro ever. I laughed my ass off.

  • Regin
    Regin 6 months ago

    cant imagine the effort you put in all of your videos. just amazing

  • My Getaway
    My Getaway Year ago +462

    this trip felt like as if an overly enthusiastic dog and the crankiest cat on Earth went on a journey together

    • Cecily Erker
      Cecily Erker Year ago

      That movie already exists and it’s called Milo and Otis.

    • majcrash
      majcrash Year ago

      Reverse that and it's Ren and Stimpy.

    • XSemperIdem5
      XSemperIdem5 Year ago +1

      A golden retriever and grumpy cat 😂

    • CyberNut930
      CyberNut930 Year ago

      @roarododo lmao this is totally an episode of CatDog!

    • Racmaster00
      Racmaster00 Year ago +7

      Homeward Broad