Staying at a Traditional Japanese Inn & Hot Spring | Ryokan

  • Published on Feb 15, 2016
  • Staying at a Japanese Inn (Ryokan) and relaxing in a hot spring (Onsen) are two of the greatest experiences you can enjoy in Japan. The third is eating Wagyu Beef. So let’s see all three in one video!
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  • leftyfourguns
    leftyfourguns 5 years ago +3749

    Japan looks too perfect when it's snowing. This whole video looks like a movie set and it's just some random suburb

  • Tina Rickard
    Tina Rickard 5 years ago +231

    My husband and I visisted the Ainu museum in Shiraoi today and saw Ryotaro! It took us a second before we realized why we recognized him! We are on our honeymoon in Hokkaido and used this video to plan some of our stops. It's been a great trip, definitely lots of amazing memories. Thank you so much for posting!

  • Wolfpandataco Drew
    Wolfpandataco Drew 2 years ago +896

    I think I need a Japanese friend, the energy, positivity and overwhelming friendliness is something I need.
    I hope I can one day visit japan and meet a guy like Ryotaro

    • Tokyodude
      Tokyodude Month ago

      @Wolfpandataco Drew Come over to Tokyo and I’ll take you around

    • Wolfpandataco Drew
      Wolfpandataco Drew Month ago

      @Tokyodude and how would I do that?

    • Tokyodude
      Tokyodude Month ago +1

      Hit me up

    • KingChrisTV
      KingChrisTV 5 months ago

      @Okänd Okändsson HAHAHAHA not throwing away your culture. lmao. That was a good one.

  • dork_mork
    dork_mork 2 years ago +241

    That was so incredibly wholesome when they asked Mr Sato to describe the steak in one English word and he just said "happy"!! I love it!

  • blazednlovinit
    blazednlovinit 5 years ago +49

    The innkeeper did seem like a lovely guy. Hope he's doing well out there.

  • Qeisama
    Qeisama 5 years ago +663

    Oh God this brings about the memories I first came to Japan and try onsen. I was with my friend Takuya and he undressed casually while telling me to leave my clothes on the rack and I was like, what??? *Culture Shock*
    But the funniest thing is a Pakistani guy went in afterwards and saw the whole thing and shout "Allah!" and then passed out. His Indian friend dragged him out while apologizing to everyone. Gosh I miss Japan already...

    • Imre Gazso
      Imre Gazso 9 months ago

      That’s 😆 funny

    • Imre Gazso
      Imre Gazso 9 months ago

      Damn funny🤌😆😆😆😆

    • Ejaz Moghul
      Ejaz Moghul Year ago +1

      @christen dsouza I of Pakistani descent and have many Indian friends. It's true that many Indian and Pakistani males cannot see past their own prejudices and immaturity to let go of hatred that should not be theirs but is culturally inherited. Stop thinking that we don't get along and just get along.

    • Destitute and Decadent
      Destitute and Decadent Year ago

      @Interplanetary Reconnaissance people can be so cynical🤦🏻‍♀️

    • Darkness broadcast
      Darkness broadcast Year ago


  • Richard Dittbenner
    Richard Dittbenner Year ago +32

    I lived in Japan for two years and had mostly traditional experiences in the village where I lived. Your experiences brought back fond memories. Domo arigato!

  • Ryan
    Ryan 8 months ago +3

    I'm always blown away by how nice their roads are! I know that's not the point of the video but they have such nice roads!

  • Zelmel
    Zelmel 6 months ago +3

    Rewatching this years later and two immediate reactions: Chris looks young af in this (yes I'm saying you're old now, old man who is younger than me), and also if Ryoutaro was English he'd totally have been a yob as a younger man.

  • Resto
    Resto 6 years ago +666

    I clicked on one of your videos as a TheXvid recommendation and I DID NOT expect to spend the next three HOURS thoroughly enjoying myself, your humour is bloody brilliant and you cover some really interesting topics!
    Subscribed and hello from Australia. Looking forward to more.

    • Luis Curasi
      Luis Curasi 2 years ago +1

      The same, greetings from Peru

    • Dallas
      Dallas 2 years ago +2

      Same man! I did this exact same thing probably 2 years ago now and haven't stopped watching since hahah Aussie to! How's that

    • xoindicreexo
      xoindicreexo 3 years ago +3

      Hullo fellow Aussie

  • firebolt100
    firebolt100 Year ago +8

    As an American from Southern California, I can't comprehend how impressive that meat tastes since American food products seem to prefer quantity over quality.
    Also, seriously craving a hot bath right now.

    • Clorox Bleach
      Clorox Bleach Year ago +1

      For the food thing I’d say it really just depends on what type of food shopping culture you’re a part of, but generally yes, American portions tend to be larger comparably to other nations unless you’re at a higher end restaurant.

    • Clorox Bleach
      Clorox Bleach Year ago +1

      There’re hot springs and wagyu beef in Cali, idk abt hot springs in SoCal but there’s definitely wagyu depending on the restaurant you go to

  • Schwenkbidd Rotzer
    Schwenkbidd Rotzer 3 years ago +5

    Easily my most favorite video from this channel! The atmosphere, editing and content is just so nice. And you can tell that for both of you the trip must have been a really nice experience!
    Greetings from Germany

  • Andre G
    Andre G Year ago +4

    Seeing stuff like this makes me adore Japan. I definitely need to experience this. The people are so friendly and respectful.

  • Kidynamo123
    Kidynamo123 2 years ago +2

    The tradition of small hospitality business in Japan is really remarkable. Staying at a peaceful ryokan in Kyoto was one of the most memorable experiences during my trip to Japan in 2015

  • Srb
    Srb 2 years ago +5

    I spent nearly three years living in southern Japan, it is truly magical. Thank you for the nostalgia nazukashi. I love these videos

  • Jennifer Stine
    Jennifer Stine Year ago +4

    The college I went to has a culinary program. I had the privilege of going to a private dinner there as a meet and greet between the people who gave out scholarships and those who earned them. Luckily I got to avoid the awkwardness of this because mine didn't show up. I still remember how amazing the steak was. Knowing that I would probably never be able to afford to eat a steak like that again I made sure to enjoy it. It's been over 10 years and I still remember it. It was like going to heaven.

  • Andrew
    Andrew 3 years ago +1

    Thanks so much for this video! After seeing it, on my first trip to Japan I went and stayed at this ryokan for 2 nights in February. It was amazing, it was blanketed in snow and so peaceful and calm. I'd just come from Tokyo so it was great to relax outside of the city. The onsen was so beautiful and I can't wait to go back. I even met the owner, told him about this video and that it made me come here. He said thanks! He gave us free sake as a gift which was awesome. STRONGLY recommend for anyone else reading to go here if they can.

  • David Lee
    David Lee 3 years ago +14

    I'm binge catching up on these videos. I've always been interested in Japan and these videos are very educational. Thank you!

  • Saida Naryssova
    Saida Naryssova 5 years ago +1203

    How the hell could he make that British accent in the beginning, as a Japanese speaker .. Amazing

    • alexander valaris
      alexander valaris 5 months ago +1

      @Okabe Lintahlo while your listening to the banjo music their packing a lip and drinking a beer and watching Nascar. Woooo left hand turns.

    • not don
      not don Year ago +5

      He lived from USA to UK for the entirety of his adulthood

    • Joshua Rosen
      Joshua Rosen 2 years ago +12

      @Jeff Bezos without the pesos The questioning rise in tone at the end of a sentence that is not a question is the single most annoying vocal mannerism any English speaker could have.

    • kevin
      kevin 3 years ago +5


    • David Horgan
      David Horgan 3 years ago +8

      @Jeff Bezos without the pesos The southern California accent is known as a "vocal fry."

  • MrJuliusJun
    MrJuliusJun 5 years ago +6

    Found out about this channel yesterday and had been binge watching until today, great content and absolutely fantastic channel. I need more ! Wishing to visit japan soon

  • Ilannguaq Jonathansen
    Ilannguaq Jonathansen 5 years ago +75

    I want to go to Japan so bad

  • statueofmars
    statueofmars 3 years ago

    I've been binge watching your videos lately and they have been amazing! Thank you for so much insightful and helpful content; Japan looks too wonderful for words!

  • Madame Anarchy
    Madame Anarchy 2 years ago +2

    This video was soooo nicely filmed, I mean the way you got the images from the snow, food and places. Loved it!

  • PAX Pretorian
    PAX Pretorian 5 years ago +622

    I absolutely love the way they greet one another, so much respect. Honestly a culture of so much wealth and beauty.

    • Kirby Krios
      Kirby Krios Year ago +1

      And famous JAV ^_^

    • Starsten Cahl
      Starsten Cahl Year ago +4

      Blobby Thing So what? There are almost 200 countries in the world. Not everyone needs to assimilate their country into cultural globalization.
      If it doesn’t fit you, you could visit all of the other 194 countries and find loads of people with different mindsets and cultures. Japan was always a country of isolation from the outside world, it’d be a shame if this culture was also lost in the process of synchronizing every country. Coming from europe myself, it’s pretty much a homogeneous blob by now

    • Cameron
      Cameron 4 years ago

      PAX Pretorian unlike the UK

    • Gewdvibes
      Gewdvibes 4 years ago +21

      Kaitlin Rose Japan ranks 3rd in the world in GDP and its much smaller than both the US and China

  • sweetsingin
    sweetsingin 4 years ago +1

    Chris, I've been watching your videos from the beginning, and this is my favourite so far. Thanks! You're so entertaining.
    Did you have a third person with you for filming? Or were you asking people on scene, wherever you were, to film the two of you?
    I appreciate the time you took to do shots like the car driving down the road, too.
    Thank you thank you.

  • VanillaSky
    VanillaSky 2 years ago +2

    Your videos make me respect and love japan and it's people even more !!

  • Tyler Hensley
    Tyler Hensley 3 years ago +3

    Ah man..Japan seems like such a dream land in its own way I love it!

  • TopicalUsername
    TopicalUsername Year ago +17

    I wish people were this kind, respectful, and wholesome in the U.S. There are a lot of great people here but everyone's so preoccupied with their own lives that they rarely even acknowledge strangers.

  • Milan Keprt
    Milan Keprt 6 years ago +648

    I love Japan and their culture, preserve it and dont let it be destroyed.

    • Wicker 2
      Wicker 2 5 months ago

      @LMSPetRescue Culture is also something that is often attacked and eroded by outsiders and traitors.
      Not all cultures are equal.

    • Rhea Summer
      Rhea Summer 5 months ago

      Yes. Hopefully it will not become americanised or something like that.

    • Tomorrow We Live
      Tomorrow We Live 2 years ago

      @Valpita no, weeb

    • Flayff
      Flayff 2 years ago +16

      I don't know, but I think too many people here have a the vision of their "ideal japan"
      the culture of Japan's also implies the workaholic behaviour, where people literally are staying the whole day at work even if there is no work to do.
      Japan culture has many flaws and you guys should also see them and accept them

  • Ian Ferguson
    Ian Ferguson 2 years ago +1

    We stayed in a Ryoken in Nozawa this year. A lovely experience. The onset is an experience everyone should try. I found it to be very warm so could not stay in for a long leisurely relax.
    (I noticed the comment about leaving eggs. You can leave your iPad and laptop and go off for a while knowing they will still be there when you return)

  • Ashelilly
    Ashelilly 4 years ago +1

    This is so amazing and inspires me to work hard and make it to japan ! Keep making amazing videos . P.s I rewatch your videos all the time !

  • RamenDutchman
    RamenDutchman 4 years ago

    The ryokan looked so tranquil, the onsen so soothing, the beef so delicious...
    This has been one of your most interesting videos, and if I will ever go to japan after my study trip, I most definitely will visit a ryokan with an onsen, definitely!

  • lacewing
    lacewing 3 years ago

    adds another beautiful location to my Ryokan vacation cross Japan.
    Seriously I love Ryokan, and do have plans to one of these days take a month to tour a few parts of japan and my plans have been to stay a day or two at several Ryokan. It has been alot of fun talking to the owners as I've been finding my chosen locations, they are very nice and hospitable people!

  • Patrick
    Patrick 6 years ago +663

    Ryotaro seems like a very wise and funny guy, please make a video with Natsuki and him it'd be great!!!

    • colorbar.s
      colorbar.s 3 years ago

      No they're the same person with a severe case of multiple personality disorder

    • 濱崎景子
      濱崎景子 3 years ago


    • Ben Gates
      Ben Gates 3 years ago

      I can imagine the two of them fighting to be the top co-host on the channel
      If that was a video, that’d be amazing

    • Robert P
      Robert P 3 years ago +2

      I agree. It would be three awesome people in the same video.

    • Joni H
      Joni H 4 years ago +1

      natsuki mogi

  • Sean
    Sean 4 years ago

    Thank you Chris you've inspired me to start a similar journey, just ordered Genki 1 and 2!! Love you're work, great job mate.

  • Andreas Burkhardt
    Andreas Burkhardt 4 years ago

    thank you for these pictures! Perfectly filmed, mixed with the right amount of music & your humour. Great to visit Japan without leaving my armchair! Greetings from Speyer, Germany! Also loved your video about the Tokyo & area train stations!

  • JOK3D
    JOK3D 2 years ago +51

    I love Ryatoro and love seeing him in vids, his smugness is incredible!

  • Izelorian
    Izelorian 4 years ago

    I would absolutely love to go to Japan in the near future. Love your videos, keep up the great work!
    Oh, and greetings from Norway. 😊👍

  • MojoWesker
    MojoWesker 2 years ago

    This video made me feel really happy. Japan is such a beautiful country. The people especially!

  • felix1a1b1c
    felix1a1b1c 4 years ago

    This was the one video that made me the most happy in a long time. It's so clear that you enjoyed making it!
    I love your content. Hope to visit Japan soon ! Thank you so much for your great video!!

  • 星そら
    星そら 2 years ago +18


  • Soul Donkey
    Soul Donkey 2 years ago +5

    It's really interesting. A couple of years ago we went to Yonezawa and ate at Kongokaku as a result of watching this TheXvid video. I can say that I had the best meal of my life so far there! We went to the top floor restaurant and had the Western Style Wagyu Beef Steak. The food was amazing and words can't describe how good it was. Thank you Chris for bringing these treasures to our attention.

  • Audham EnTha
    Audham EnTha 6 years ago +259

    Ryotaro is a lot of fun! I hope you'll do more videos with him.

    • Abroad in Japan
      Abroad in Japan  6 years ago +17

      +ScottyWired I see it all now - those two traitors and their treacherous scheme.

    • ninjajake1225
      ninjajake1225 6 years ago

      +Audham EnTha He's also very informative! I actually learned a few things about onsen culture listening to him.

    • Psychotic Water
      Psychotic Water 6 years ago +6

      +ScottyWired NEVER. we need this British guy. o.o he brings a level of comedy and seriousness that I like, that only he could bring. He's not the British man you want, HE'S THE BRITISH MAN YOU NEED. >XD

    • Ruinenlust
      Ruinenlust 6 years ago

      +ScottyWired xD

    • Scotty6644
      Scotty6644 6 years ago +127

      +Audham EnTha Natsuki and Ryotaro take over and Chris ends up third-wheeling on his own channel

  • Jake Dodge
    Jake Dodge 4 years ago

    Love you videos, keep them coming. You inspired me to visit japan, and always remind me of how I miss it!

  • bebiaBu
    bebiaBu 3 years ago

    You seem to truly enjoy your stay in Japan and I'm happy for you. I'm a foreigner in the UK and I'm falling in love with this country so I kind of recognized the feeling. When I lived in Spain (for a short while) my Spanish teacher told me that she, being originally not from Spain, fell in love with her new home as well :)
    It's just falling in love.. Not everything is perfect but you have butterflies in your stomach :)

  • Ethan Harris
    Ethan Harris 5 years ago

    I need to go to Japan, their food amazing. Fresh and delicious.

  • MsJavaWolf
    MsJavaWolf 5 years ago +10

    This is one of the most relaxing videos on TheXvid. I have rewatched it several times.

    • skygrump
      skygrump 5 years ago +3

      Me too, probably my favourite video he has ever made. And wow, that like-to-dislike ratio on this video is fantastic

  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan  6 years ago +821

    So this was the most fun I've had producing a TheXvid video ever. BUT, HAVE YOU EVER tried Japanese Beef? And HAVE YOU EVER experienced a hot spring in Japan? Let us all know below! And please don't forget to HIT the LIKE button if you want more videos! Thanks guys

    • Autum Breeze
      Autum Breeze 2 years ago

      Neither, sadly.
      I do hope to at least try a small piece of Japanese WAGYU beef when I hopefully go back there in 2021

    • Sachifu
      Sachifu 3 years ago

      牛タン!! BEST THING EVER!

    • ivan o idea
      ivan o idea 3 years ago

      I love the way people in japan continue to wave as you leave, even though you have your back turned or are ½ a mile down the street if you are in view they’ll keep waving!!☹️🙋🏼‍♂️🙋🏼‍♂️🙋🏼‍♂️

    • Jon Snor
      Jon Snor 3 years ago

      The hot spring reminds me of the therme where you can go into the sauna or relax in the hot water outside, but more private.

    • Prince Justin
      Prince Justin 4 years ago

      But can u drink lemonade if u don't drink wine or alcohol?

  • Izaac Power
    Izaac Power Year ago +1

    That food sounds delicious!
    And a hot spring, Thats great!

  • Michael
    Michael 4 years ago +3

    Japan looks so beautiful and peaceful.
    Hhhh I wanna go there one day

  • Tiffany N Toth
    Tiffany N Toth 3 years ago +11

    Two things: 1) my mouth is watering just watching. and 2) When good food brings you to tears, you know it's to die for. I was crying with your friend and I haven't even had any. Cheers.

  • Light Glory
    Light Glory 3 years ago +2

    God dammit, Chris. Do you have any idea how much money I’m gonna have to spend for the holiday to Japan? You and your incredible videos are gonna deflate my wallet!

  • Minarus Infernus
    Minarus Infernus 6 years ago +4080

    Japan: The only country in the world where you can leave eggs boiling in the street and nobody will take them

    • Syafiq ulinnuha
      Syafiq ulinnuha 7 months ago

      who the fck wants to steal an egg from a boiling water

    • Kinché
      Kinché 9 months ago +1

      In Bulgaria if you leave even your shopping cart unsupervised even if it’s full of unpaid products someone would still take it

    • Meldrick Edwards
      Meldrick Edwards 11 months ago

      @anxiousbreath So some people just kept taking a fruit or vegetable without paying? or were some people stealing the money from the box? Or both?

    • Meldrick Edwards
      Meldrick Edwards 11 months ago

      @Cyanice Where exactly do you live? Because if you eggs keep being stolen, within 20 seconds of you putting them outside. I personally think you should try to find a way to catch who ever steals your eggs. Or keep the eggs inside for now on.

      🌸💖Mel SOURCE DIRECTIVES Year ago +2

      I could do that here in Australia no problems...just not in the city.

  • Chris Timson
    Chris Timson Year ago

    Man... I don't know how I stumbled on this video, but it's one of the most peaceful and happy videos I've seen. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

  • h0olaman
    h0olaman Year ago +1

    I've subscribed to this channel around the time this video was uploaded. I love all of your content, Chris. The new videos are truly remarkable. Your development in cinematography, narration, planning, etc is astounding. Your work is terrific. Your documentary "after the tsunami" is one of the finest documentaries I've ever watched. But for some reason, this video here is still one my favorites of yours. It has a certain nostalgia factor for me. I come back to watch it probably once a month, even almost five years after its release. Keep up the great work, Chris!

  • fu ji
    fu ji 2 years ago +1

    I'm japanese,but I even envy your trip…You definitely enjoy japan more than me.

  • Lila Seest
    Lila Seest 2 years ago +5

    I've also stayed at a ryokan, and I also cannot recommend it highly enough. I stayed at one in 2008, and I still remember the experience.

  • Universum
    Universum 6 years ago +30

    The amount of idiom that Ryotaro uses, especially when he said "innit", really impressed me. You can hear a little of the Japanese obviously, but when he gets into his English and uses certain phrases you can really hear that he's got the sound down. I think that's what I enjoy most about these vids when you have your friends in them.

    • Universum
      Universum 6 years ago +3

      +Abroadin Japan Nothing really beats being around the language like that in terms of sounding so genuine. Hope we get more of him in the future as well. My favourite part really is how your friends learn and speak English. But damn, that beef was incredible. The whole experience, and when Sato just said "Happy", it really came across just how great it was. Thanks for the vids.

    • Abroad in Japan
      Abroad in Japan  6 years ago +14

      +Universum Ryotaro knows his stuff! He's lived in the UK for a few years (and the US)

  • Yuki Terumi
    Yuki Terumi 3 years ago

    You know I swear I'm deadly afraid of going to Japan sometimes.I love watching these vids but I fear i might accidentally do something considered rude >.

  • Ota 5
    Ota 5 2 years ago +1

    +Abroad in Japan you should definitely do this again Chris! That was amazing! Thank you!!

  • Alexander Carder
    Alexander Carder 3 years ago +4

    Out of ALL the places you have shown in Japan this is my favourite and where I want to go and visit.

  • catmaster17
    catmaster17 3 years ago +3

    Please make a RYOTARO SPECIAL!!! We want to know more about him and your other friends (if they're okay with it). I really like Mr. Ryotaro and i want to know how he speaks so well and why hes so funny and awesome. #RyotaroFan

  • maggyxchuu
    maggyxchuu 6 years ago +504

    I want to here Chris speak japanese so bad like every video I just wait until he says something in japanese bahaha

    • david barnett
      david barnett 2 years ago

      I lost my soul when is basashi I think for horse in his tips video.

    • d.7
      d.7 5 years ago +68

      *kore wa pen desu* is as far as he'll go.

    • darkneon85
      darkneon85 6 years ago +1

      +Sugar Chuu Hey does in the pottery video

    • Axis
      Axis 6 years ago +1

      @Sugar Chuu
      happeh to help ^_^

    • maggyxchuu
      maggyxchuu 6 years ago +17

      omg wow I totally didn't know that bahahah thank you c:

  • Sander Iwase
    Sander Iwase 3 years ago +5

    My mouth is literally watering. Need to go back to Japan 😀😀😀

  • david wilton
    david wilton Year ago

    wow that ryokan looks amazing i would love to do that do something like that one day

  • Shona
    Shona 3 years ago +1

    I love watching these even though I'm literally half japanese and already know half the stuff he says. I actually love going to Japan though

  • 加藤浩
    加藤浩 2 years ago +51


  • Kismespades
    Kismespades 6 years ago +539

    Having your eggs stolen is a big problem in the UK. I'm surprised that when they saw a Brit on the loose they didn't watch their eggs more closely. I'd never trust a Brit near my eggs.

  • D soh
    D soh 3 years ago +811

    Warning: Do not watch this at night with an empty stomach when you are on a diet.

    • RavenKStudios
      RavenKStudios 11 months ago +1

      I am freaking drowning from all the saliva in my mouth ... ffs that looks delicious

    • chiefbosnmate
      chiefbosnmate 11 months ago

      too late dam!

    • Jeff B
      Jeff B Year ago +1

      Way too late!!! Damn that beef looks so good!!!

    • wormsuperfan
      wormsuperfan Year ago

      This is literally me right now omg

  • KairoDude
    KairoDude 4 years ago

    I would love to visit japan, I used to think the coolest it could get would be exploring the downtown area of tokoyo but now I see this and it makes me realise how truly awesome japan is

  • Sunset City
    Sunset City 4 years ago

    amazing friendly people 😁, beautiful food & beautiful Inn, thanks for posting 😀

  • Zaraki Kon
    Zaraki Kon 2 years ago +2

    When I saw that big steak I thought :" You can Definitely wake me up for that any time!!" Because, Damn it looks so good! I'm so jealous watching you eat all that delicious looking food Chris 😣😣😪.

  • Daniel Terry
    Daniel Terry 6 years ago +218

    I have to admit this guy makes some pretty damn good videos.

  • erato99
    erato99 2 years ago

    Truly love the show, Chris. I was never into TheXvid shows until I found your channel. Thank you.

  • Joe Flores
    Joe Flores 3 years ago

    My, my! That was some awesome stuff;) You sir are live'n the dream:) I so want to go visit now. Got to get the timing right. Hope all is well with you guys over there. Take care...

  • khenscheid0213
    khenscheid0213 2 years ago

    My mouth literally started watering when you all were eating that steak. I'm so jealous!

  • RGI The Anime Figure Guy

    The moment I saw that beef my mouth started to water! It looked so damn good, tender, succulent. Man I'm hungry now! XD

  • My Life Japan
    My Life Japan 6 years ago +10

    You guys make a cool travel team. It wouldn't surprise me one bit of your next video was sponsored by some major airline or travel agency. Keep up the good work!

  • William H. Buttlicker
    William H. Buttlicker 3 years ago +8

    Japan seems like paradise! I’m thinking of going to live there, but afraid I won’t ever want to leave, get fat on all the wonderful food and die...! 😂
    🤔...not a bad ending, though!

  • Dustin McClure
    Dustin McClure 2 years ago +2

    I’m moving to Japan after the quarantine, and this is the closest I’ll ever get to visiting a hot spring/bathhouse because I have tattoos 😭

    • yea
      yea 2 years ago

      @Dustin McClure oh dang i didnt know that. i thought they'd be more accepting for travelers. I hope you one day find a place thats cool with it though!

    • Dustin McClure
      Dustin McClure 2 years ago

      yea when I was in Oki it was a no on entering those places with tattoos, couldn’t even go to the pool at my hotel so I’m not sure if it’s different on the mainland or not

    • yea
      yea 2 years ago

      I don't think they have issues with foreigners having tats right? I thought it was just sorta taboo for Japanese people to have them.

  • Ghost Pepper
    Ghost Pepper 3 years ago

    So beautiful, I wonder if any onsens in Japan could serve a vegan meal. I know a lot of people try to serve fish or fish products etc. as the vegetarian/vegan option.

  • Diana Sinclair
    Diana Sinclair 2 years ago +2

    Aww...I wish I could hang out with you guys...always a good time! :-)

  • Mariruska
    Mariruska 6 years ago +65

    I literally found your videos today and I ABSOLUTELY love them!!
    It makes me want to go to Japan now X)
    - cheers, from Guatemala

    • Urashima Hanako
      Urashima Hanako 5 years ago +6

      I've been to Guatemala. Your country is lovely!
      cheers from Tokyo!

  • Thomas Corley
    Thomas Corley 3 years ago +2

    Give this guy a TV series. Fair play a really good watch.

  • The Gator Hator
    The Gator Hator 4 years ago +1

    I am an IMMENSE fan of good steak cooked well and this steak had me just about dripping at the mouth from the visuals and description alone. I'm no master chef or gourmet food critic, but I am a big fan meat dishes.
    It looked truly superb cooked medium rare and I must say I agree with Ryotaru that ordering it Well Done would be a sin. It would likely be indistinguishable from a much poorer quality cut of meat, with all the juices cooked out of it. If you like Well Done that is absolutely fine, but this isn't the right meat to have cooked that way.
    I can't help but imagine that thick, beautiful Medium Rare steak would go well with a small glass of whiskey, much like the thinner cut of meat and that accompanying sauce went so well with the Sake.

  • Haruki Kino
    Haruki Kino 2 years ago +1

    Man you are truly blessed to be able to experience thing's like this.

  • JelloPuddingFood
    JelloPuddingFood 3 years ago +1

    Amazing video. I NEEEEEEEEEEED to go to one of these spots someday!

  • Take Aim
    Take Aim 6 years ago +6

    Great storytelling. Great cinematography. Great editing. The music is massively perfect for this type of travel vlog video. KEEP IT UP!

  • Orwellian Hater
    Orwellian Hater 2 years ago +1

    It would be really interesting to get an idea of the costs associated with these adventures.

  • Steven Mullins
    Steven Mullins 5 years ago +4

    Ryokan's music choice made me smile so hard! Good on him!

  • eaglesfan0583
    eaglesfan0583 2 years ago +1

    That spa looks like it’s straight outta iceborne, so beautiful 😍

  • Meid
    Meid 5 years ago

    This is the first video I saw with both you and Ryotaro :) hope there will be a lot more in the future

  • rjthompson91
    rjthompson91 5 years ago +776

    Out of curiosity, did you teach Ryotaro English? Just wondering as his english couldn't be smoother, and the accent he's picked up is hilarious.

    • john quinn
      john quinn Year ago +2

      @qastari syamim Did you not watch the video, the Japanese guy called the icicles "isis" and they were talking about getting hit in the head by them.

    • riisi
      riisi Year ago +2

      @ela smith They say "isis" ("ices") in the video

    • ela smith
      ela smith Year ago

      @Uehara Shoyo probably sure he tried to type ice

    • kiiturii
      kiiturii 2 years ago +3

      @Alicia Chan yep lmfao

  • Striker Star Productions

    My family did visit kajikaso twice before. I really liked the ryokan and the food was just amazing.

  • Suz
    Suz 4 years ago

    What a great trip to share with us! I plan on visiting Japan and will put this on my list

  • Matthias Weikl
    Matthias Weikl 3 years ago

    That little onsen is so beautiful. The Japanese know how to relax.

  • Simon P
    Simon P 3 years ago +1

    It’s very peaceful place. Looks so beautiful.

  • Wayne McGrath
    Wayne McGrath 6 years ago +8

    It's amazing to see how videos have evolved on this channel over the years. I felt like I was watching a big budget documentary on BBC2. Well done man, great video.

  • Bucho
    Bucho Year ago +15

    I just found myself bowing to the owner when he was bowing to Chris, this video is a very nice experience even though I'm not physically there yet

  • 逢大原英明
    逢大原英明 Year ago

    Forty years ago, I stayed at Onogawa Onsen for 19 nights to get a driver's license. The carp was served as a specialty several times, but neither sashimi nor boiling was familiar to children in the city. I bought beef sashimi at a supermarket in Yonezawa and ate it.