ONLY in JAPAN
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Hello! I'm John Daub, producer and creator of ONLY In JAPAN. I've been living here for over 18 years. I am going to take you on an amazing adventure around Japan, each episode crafted with information and fun!
Japan is an amazing country loaded with history, culture, amazing food and adventure! ONLY in JAPAN not only highlights key places to visit, it looks at what makes Japan so unique in a journalistic and entertaining way.
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1000 Year Old Japanese Bonsai Tree Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN
1000 Year Old Japanese Bonsai Tree Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN
25 days ago
Japanese Bonsai Trees have been a part of Japanese culture for over 1000 years going back to the Heian Era. Today, we'll visit the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum 大宮盆栽美術館 in Saitama to see some amazing tree! One in particular is a 1000 year old Ezo Spruce that has a lot of personality. What does BONSAI mean? The word literally means TRAY PLANTING. A tree in a tray. But the beauty of it transcends its size. It outlives its owner. A way Japanese connect with nature. ★ About #teamtrees : Let's plant 20 Million Trees! (1) Just plant some trees to support or (2) Donate to have some trees planted through the Abor Day Foundation. Info is available at teamtrees.org This campaign has been headed by Mr Beast, a RUvideos creator who has an ambitious plan to plant more trees! I'm hoping for a lot of success. More explanation here from RUvideos Creator with 20 million subscribers Mr Beast: ruvideos.org/HPJKxAhLw5I-video.html Where is the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum 大宮盆栽美術館 ? ▶︎ goo.gl/maps/f8YTpEsy1GCzrA1H9 Special thank you to the wonderful staff at the museum for their help to make this episode. Yes, they speak English and the museum has English info and articles to read :) John & ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: ▶︎ instagram.com/onlyinjapantv ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 21 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #onlyinjapan #bonsai #teamtrees
Japanese Pop Culture is Saving the Countryside | The HELLO KITTY Plan ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Pop Culture is Saving the Countryside | The HELLO KITTY Plan ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Month ago
Japan has a problem. More and more tourists are visiting but very few of them leave the trail between Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima. Well, one company has a plan to help revitalize Japan's aging and declining population and countryside. Use Japanese Pop Culture to turn heads and bring attention to one of Japan's most beautiful and relatively unknown spot in Kansai, Awaji Island. Awaji Island has no train stations. There is very little tourist infrastructure. What do they have? Rice paddies, onion fields, lots of green hills surrounded by the sea -- and now, Hello Kitty! Recently opened Hello Kitty Show Box is a strange sight from the air. It's surrounded by farm pastures and well, just doesn't seem to fit, which is why it's perfect! It's 100% and unequivocally ONLY in JAPAN! Where is the Hello Kitty Show Box? goo.gl/maps/8VaPYn9nbNaHHx5z9 URL: awajiresort.com/hellokittyshowbox By BUS: Awaji IC (Awaji Interchage) is the main access point on the island. There are buses hat leave from Osaka Station, Kansai Airport, Kobe (Sannomiya Station) and Shin-Kobe Station. It takes about 45 to 90 minutes to get there. At Awaji IC, there are free shuttle buses to all the attractions. Links: www.awaji-kotsu.co.jp/en/ (get off at Awaji IC) By FERRY (Awaya Port) there's a shuttle bus: awajiresort.com/hellokittyshowbox/wp-content/themes/hellokittyshowbox/pdf/shuttlebus20190819.pdf We stayed at the Grand Chariot for a night. The Hello Kitty Smile is a shirt trip from the Show Box on the coast. Thank you to the Pasona Group for the help, talking about their plans and ambitious goals to help revitalize a beautiful area of Japan. Keep up the great work! This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 21 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #onlyinjapan
420kg Giant Firework Shell Story | The YONSHAKUDAMA ★ ONLY in JAPAN
420kg Giant Firework Shell Story | The YONSHAKUDAMA ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Month ago
Japan's Fireworks Town is Katakai, Niigata Prefecture, and they host an annual festival dedicated to launching them high into the sky over scenic rice paddies. How big are they? The bigger, the better! That's the spirit! Meet the YONSHAKUDAMA Japan's biggest fireworks shell weighs about 420kg (925 pounds) It was created by Masanori Honda in 1986. The world had never seen anything like this! It was the largest ever artillery firework shell in 2014 when it entered the Guinness Book of World Records. Since then, more ridiculous sizes have been launched but it all started with Honda-san. He's been launching up the insane 420 kg (925 lb) "Yonshakudama" Firework Artillery Shell for decades. The Katakai Matsuri is held annually on September 9th and 10th for over 400 years. Where is Katakai? goo.gl/maps/PtDUugJq7gKA93DC6 ★ Thank you to Ide-san m.facebook.com/naomi.ide.ideya/ Check out some more amazing fireworks from Japan! This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 21 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #onlyinjapan
Japanese Conveyor Belt Sushi Menu ー Cheese Burgers, Steak, Ramen? ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Conveyor Belt Sushi Menu ー Cheese Burgers, Steak, Ramen? ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 months ago
Japan's conveyor Belt Sushi restaurants called kaitenzushi 回転寿司 in Japanese are a favorite with everybody. Yes, I said everybody! From babies and young kids, pregnant mothers and people who can't eat raw fish, kaitenzushi is the answer. You can find something to eat here. These conveyor belt restaurants are now all around the world but in Japan, the menu is huge! Today, we'll try all the non-raw items we can eat and see if it's as good as the traditional sushi. It's not a fair comparison but it's a chance to see if this could satisfy a food critic - Jennifer Julien! Kura Sushi Menu URL: www.kura-corpo.co.jp/en/ Jennifer Julien's RUvideos channel: ruvideos.org/u/jenniferjulien2012 ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 21 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Eating Tokyo's Blue Ramen ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Eating Tokyo's Blue Ramen ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 months ago
Eating Ramen in Japan is always delicious and in Tokyo, you'll find a chef that wants to give his customers a new kind of bowl. Koizumi Takao is a ramen chef the looks for beauty in his creation. Nature inspired him to make his famous Blue Ramen which is like the ocean or the sky. The question -- Is this ramen any good? ▶︎ WHERE is this Ramen Shop? Ramen Kippōshi, Shibuya, Tokyo Map: goo.gl/maps/NVMvpvRfqu3hrNoU6 URL: www.kipposhi.tokyo/ The Blue Ramen is a Shio (Salty) Chicken based broth with chicken chashu steak, negi (welsh onions), garlic, hanjuku tamago (soft boiled egg) and chicken oil. What's the blue color? It's a chef secret but he says it's all natural. If you're in Shibuya, definitely stop in for a try. It'll make you feel something new for these noodles - like being in Hawaii or Ogasawara in the Pacific! ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 21 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Hiroshima Bombing Story | Tour around the Atomic Hypocenter ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Hiroshima Bombing Story | Tour around the Atomic Hypocenter ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 months ago
Today is the 74th anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing - August 6, 2019 Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. It’s a day that changed everything. The atomic bomb decimated the city, killing nearly all nearby the blast. Fast forward about 75 years later, and Hiroshima is now a beautiful city, resurrected from the ruins of the post war period. Near the hypocenter is the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park and Museum and across the river, the A-Bomb Dome which sits as it did, destroyed after the bomb in ruins. We'll look at the area around the hypocenter and see old video footage from 1945 after the bomb. We'll also meet a witness who will describe in detail the horror he saw as he volunteered to help in Hiroshima on August 7, 1945, the next day. We’re now in the 4th generation since the bomb was dropped, those that were kids who could remember are now in their 80s and 90s. Yuji is a 3rd generation Hiroshima resident since the bomb and he wants to share the city of Hiroshima so people don’t forget the past. He learned a lot from his great uncle who told him stories as a kid of the horrors of that day and how the city rebuilt. Another reason is that he wants to teach his son so he can pass on the stories from his family who were alive nearby on that tragic day. They're now tour guides in Hiroshima. At age 92, Yuji’s great uncle shares his story of the day he will never forget. He lived in Kure city near by, saw the mushroom cloud and went into the city to help. His account is graphic, the scene is grim and real. The city cannot erase it’s past but it can move on and write the next chapter in its history and I think that is where Hiroshima is today. Tourism to the city is increasing, many international visitors stop by Hiroshima to understand what happened on that day, pay their respects, and tours like the one with Yuji and Magical Trip I took is a way to understand just how much the city changed that day and how it’s re-invented itself since. I hope you can feel something for Hiroshima and if you are in Japan, it's a must visit destination. ★ Hiroshima Peace (Heiwa) Walking Tour can be reserved here: www.magical-trip.com/product/4b8953b7-b5d8-46b9-b6b0-3b0f10942a68? Note: The tour takes about 4.5 hours. Child tour guide assistant may not always be present during tours. ▶︎WHERE is Hiroshima and the Peace Park? goo.gl/maps/aWfSH3vAVUnmXZ3j9 Thank you to Magical Trip for helping me with this story to connect the past with the present and get a better understanding of where Hiroshima came from and where it is gong in the future. Magical Trip Website: www.magical-trip.com? ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 21 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #Hiroshima #ONLYinJAPAN
Tokyo Scuba Diving Adventure | OGASAWARA ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Tokyo Scuba Diving Adventure | OGASAWARA ★ ONLY in JAPAN
4 months ago
Japan is known for sushi, ninja, Mt. Fuji, and the bullet train but let's not forget ーJapan is an island! In fact, Tokyo has some of the best scuba diving in Japan in an area known as Ogasawara, the Galapagos of the East. It's a 24 hour ferry ride from the city into the Pacific, 1000 km (600 miles) away. Since it's only accessible by boat (no flights) it's become a paradise for scuba divers with marine life and amazing visibility that will make you rethink leaving your scuba gear at home! ★ Where is Ogasawara? It's in Tokyo! (sort of) goo.gl/maps/abaQMvknD8TdeJeb7 Chichijima is the main island with port and most diving is down from town. ★ How to get to Ogasawara By Ferry (tickets) www.ogasawarakaiun.co.jp/english/ In this episode I dived with FISH EYE URL: www.fisheye1997.com/diving They have a hotel with meals and several dive packages. How Much is Scuba Diving in Japan? 2 Boat Dives 16,800 yen ($150) Full Scuba Gear Rental 6,480 yen ($60) Check out the other Tokyo Island adventures: ▶︎ AOGASHIMA: ruvideos.org/-N5pqG7-qDY-video.html ▶︎ OGASAWARA: ruvideos.org/n3TtGXAoTvA-video.html Special thank you to Ogasawara Tourism Association: www.ogasawaramura.com/en/ Music credit: Creeping To Ship - The Descent by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100278 Artist: incompetech.com/ Halls of the Undead by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100355 Artist: incompetech.com/ Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500027 Artist: incompetech.com/ Gagool by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100443 Artist: incompetech.com/ ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 21 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japanese Street Food Market w/ Vegan Sushi ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Street Food Market w/ Vegan Sushi ★ ONLY in JAPAN
4 months ago
Japan's oldest market is in Kochi prefecture (Shikoku) and has been going on for over 390 year. t started in the Edo period when a Feudal lord set it up so citizens could get everyday things for life like fruits and vegetables, clothes and blacksmith goods. Today, the tradition is the same. Farmers, bakers and craftsmen from all over Kochi drive into the city every Sunday morning before 5am to set up their stand to sell. Most vendors are seniors, some over 90 years old! Kochi Sunday Market is also famous for having very good vegan food options which is not very easy to find in Japan. Vegetarians will fare well here but vegan's must still ask about ingredients like dashi (fish soup stock used in cooking). ★ INAKAZUSHI 田舎寿司 This is an amazing variety of vegetables sometimes fermented on a bed of rice like nigiri sushi. Vegetables you'll find include MYOGA (ginger), SHITAKE mushrooms, TAKE (bamboo sprouts), Konnyaku, RYUUKYUU Potato Steamed Stem We also eat ▶︎ Deep fried sweet potato tempura ▶︎ Potato mochi with anko ▶︎ Kochi iced tomatoes ▶︎ Vegetable chips ▶︎ Yuzuaid (like lemonaid but - it's Yuzu) ★ WHERE IS KOCHI SUNDAY MARKET 土佐の日曜市 goo.gl/maps/UTcgV8dX73jB4EdC7 ★ VEGAN NOTE Check out Chiara Park Terzuolo book: Tokyo Vegan Guide 2018: The Plant-Based Foodie's Guide to Japan's Capital JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN ▷ Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) ruvideos.org/rMHSdN1cc4o-video.html ▷ Nara ruvideos.org/qhZU2JxFkmo-video.html ▷ Tokyo (Shibamata) ruvideos.org/8YU0s5WAFr0-video.html ▷ Sapporo (Ramen) ruvideos.org/3MTKUjXUDpI-video.html ▷ Kyoto (Nishiki Market) ruvideos.org/sDAqtVbRux4-video.html ▷ Osaka (Dotonbori) ruvideos.org/F9To5UjWhUA-video.html ▷ Tokyo (Ameyoko / Ueno) ruvideos.org/vou24SNu1e0-video.html ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 21 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japanese Washi Paper Story | Shimanto River ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Washi Paper Story | Shimanto River ★ ONLY in JAPAN
5 months ago
A short flight from Tokyo or Osaka brings you to Kochi Prefecture and the Shimanto River known as Japan's Last Clean Stream. There are no majors cities out here, just small towns full of delicious food and loads of sports and adventure! That's right, I've escaped the city and rented a car to travel from sea to mountain along this mythical river. Up in the mountains of Yusuhara is where you'll find Rogier Uitenboogaart, a Dutch guy preserving the tradition of Traditional Tosa Washi Paper making. At his studio and Japanese inn, I got a chance to study washi paper making with him, collecting the nature of the Shimanto and adding it to the paper. See what we make! The Shimanto River is the only major river in Japan without a dam, the water flowing from the origin in the mountains to the Pacific Ocean 200km away. Sustainable logging and business is one reason the area remains as it did centuries ago. Episode Table of Contents: Intro (Drone shots) 00:20 ▶︎ Kochi Airport Rent-a-Car / Hotel 2:06 ▶︎ Adventure Sports (Kayak & Mountain Bikes) 03:06 ▶︎ Lunch 05:08 ▶︎Yusuhara mountain town 6:38 ▶︎ Washi Paper Studio 8:02 ▶︎ Making Washi 10:21 ▶︎ Finishing Washi Paper Design 13:33 ▶︎ Washi Paper Master Interview 15:25 ▶︎ Kochi Waterwheels 17:03 ▶︎ Ending 17:43 Where is the Shimanto River 四万十川 ? ▶︎ goo.gl/maps/2xAcDRHLrEgqG1579 It's located in Kochi Prefecture on Shikoku Island Resources: ★ Official Kochi, Japan Tourism RUvideos channel and website for more info ▷ ruvideos.org/c/UCNEeqgoIWACp1hSckUQwwSw ▷ visitkochijapan.com/ ★ Take a tour of this area - the route is famous! beauty-of-japan.com/tour/2-days-yusahara-cycling-shimanto-river-kochi/ ★ Visit Rogier's Washi Paper Studio kamikoya-washi.com/ ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Micro Sushi Experience | Tokyo's Smallest Meal ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Micro Sushi Experience | Tokyo's Smallest Meal ★ ONLY in JAPAN
5 months ago
Sushi may be Japan's most popular food. There are all kinds of sushi -- high end to cheap, high-tech conveyor belt sushi to supermarket and convenient store sushi. There's nigiri, maki, gunkan, narezushi, temaki ... It's all pretty good and each offers a unique experience, but add this one to the list. Micro Sushi The sliver of fish is rested on a 1/3rd sized grain of rice. My guess is that it's 1/300th the size of normal sushi since the rice is only 30% the size of 1 full grain! It requires special chopsticks to position it and a real challenge for any sushi chef. There's a reason why Chef Yuki Sugeta created Micro Sushi 30 years ago -- and that reason is one I didn't consider! ▶︎ Where is Takasago Sushi 高砂寿司 ? goo.gl/maps/bem9KKGeSsPtuXc57 URL: www.takasagosushi.co.jp/ It's best to call ahead and reserve. The chef can speak English :) +81 3-3729-0842 Note: Micro sushi is only served when the restaurant is not busy. The best time is when it first opens around 5pm. It's not on the menu - a very special dish. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #onlyinjapan #sushi #tokyo #microsushi
$5,000 Mango at Auction ー but WHY? ★ ONLY in JAPAN
$5,000 Mango at Auction ー but WHY? ★ ONLY in JAPAN
7 months ago
Japan is famous for it's luxury fruits sold at auction for ridiculous prices! But where does that value come from? Is it all a marketing stunt, or do they really taste that good? We see them in the stores and they're expensive. So ー what is the true value? Let's go to the Miyazaki Mango Auction and ask the buyer of the world's most expensive mango and the farmer. The answer to WHY surprised me. It's not what I thought. We not only learn about mangoes but Japanese culture. Background: Annually at auctions in Japan, the first blue fin tuna sells for over $1 million at New Year, melons in Yubari, Hokkaido sell for $30,000, and in Miyazaki, Mangoes sell for $5,000. How can a mango be worth so much? Is it the taste? The size? The smell? The color? The cultivar? All of the above? ー or just to get attention? ... or is it something more? There is a deep respect for the farmers from the buyers and the stores that sell these luxury fruits. Of course buying a mango for so much money will get attention, but the motivation is completely different and I hope you can get a deeper understanding of not only mangoes but how Japan operates in business. TABLE of CONTENTS ▶︎ MIYAZAKI MANGO AUCTION INTRO 00:45 ▶︎ MANGO FARM (Baby Mangoes) 2:24 ▶︎ MANGO FARM (Ripe Mangoes) 4:43 ▶︎ How to Cut a Mango (Miyazaki Way) 6:17 ▶︎ Farmer Interview 7:03 ▶︎ MANGO AUCTION STARTS 9:01 ▶︎ Guy bids $5,000 for MANGO 10:15 ▶︎ But why did he pay $5,000 (500,000 yen) 10:39 ▶︎ Eating Scene 12:52 See other ONLY in JAPAN Luxury Fruit adventures: ▶︎ Japan's White Strawberry: Luxury Fruit Unboxing & Adventure ruvideos.org/nlA1aSvLLRA-video.html ▶︎ Square Watermelon Farming ruvideos.org/O4NsaILbsaI-video.html ▶︎ Ultimate Wasabi Guide ruvideos.org/7XTncCmFabM-video.html Learn more about Miyazaki Mangoes: www.m-tokusan.or.jp/en/main-products/mango/ Want to eat a Miyazaki Mango? ▶︎ Kanae and I ate these mangoes in a live stream! ruvideos.org/nilFSpQdq0c-video.html Try a $100 Mango with Simon & Martina! ▶︎ ruvideos.org/3FxDcE0iT3Q-video.html ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #onlyinjapan #mango #miyazaki
Kyoto Ramen Town Eating Adventure | Ichijoji ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Kyoto Ramen Town Eating Adventure | Ichijoji ★ ONLY in JAPAN
7 months ago
In Japan, there is no food more beloved than ramen, and there's no town more ramen crazy than Kyoto's Ichijoji neighborhood. It's considered the most competitive ramen area in the country, a place where famous national chains are born ー and hopes and dreams soar and crumble in the ramen industry. Ichijoji is well known in Japan but virtually unknown outside the country so -- WELCOME to KYOTO! That's right, forget about Sapporo and Fukuoka ramen. It's Kyoto - and it's good. We'll visit 4 shops including a member's only shop. ★ Takayasu 中華そば 高安 goo.gl/maps/7RQfALWAxD22 ★ Menya Gokkei 麺屋 極鶏 goo.gl/maps/143Aq4qquCv ★ Takedaya ラーメン池田屋 京都一乗寺店 goo.gl/maps/mTWfACZe6gq ★ Ramen Tenho (Member's Only) URL: tenho.vivian.jp/ goo.gl/maps/jcsbkEPZZyE2 Where is Ichijoji 一乗寺 ? goo.gl/maps/SpBVnRk5bsM2 It's a short trip on the Eizan Line in Kyoto. Visit Ichijoji on the Eizan Line with the Discount Osaka-Kyoto SIGHTSEEING pass ▶︎ www.keihan.co.jp/travel/en/ See other ONLY in JAPAN RAMEN eating adventures: ▶︎ Fukuoka Ramen Eating Spree ruvideos.org/KGe45KeY-kY-video.html ▶︎ Ramen Battle in Asahikawa ruvideos.org/xeQRKnszU7U-video.html ▶︎ Sapporo Ramen Alley Adventure ruvideos.org/3MTKUjXUDpI-video.html ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #japan #ramen #kyoto #onlyinjapan
Japanese Scenic Train Ride Experience in Kyoto ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Scenic Train Ride Experience in Kyoto ★ ONLY in JAPAN
7 months ago
Japanese trains are famous around the world for their style, comfort and speed. In the countryside of Kyoto though, you may not have speed, but you do comfort and style. The Eizan Electric Railway starting at Demachiyanagi Station is a 94 year old line that is evolving fast. Since commuters are decreasing, Keihan Railways has changed the way it designs its trains to attract more tourists. The plan is working and the Eizan Line is super cool. The trains are all “One man” one person operated trains where the driver is also the conductor, taking tickets and payment before letting passengers off. They’re the ultimate multitaskers! In September 2018, a strong typhoon damaged a lot of the Kansai region including Kyoto and the Eizan Line suffered heavy damage. The line was suspended for 90 days, the longest in its history. What’s impressive is that the entire company pitched in to help from the technical staff and construction to the office workers at headquarters. It’s a great example of teamwork in Japan and a reason why the Eizan line is so beloved. There are many interesting stops on the Eizan line worth checking out. We’ll stop at: ★ DEMACHIYANAGI STATION The first station with change to the Keihan Line express for Osaka and Kiyomizudera, Gion, Central Kyoto ★ ICHIJOJI STATION It’s known as Kyoto’s Ramen Town! There are 36 shops serving some of the city’s best! ★ KURAMA STATION You can hike around Mount Kurama and Kurama Temple or head to Kurama Onsen for a dip in the closest hot spring to Kyoto city. It takes 40 minutes to reach Kurama from central Kyoto. Get the Discount Osaka-Kyoto SIGHTSEEING pass ▶︎ www.keihan.co.jp/travel/en/ Keihan Railways sells tourist passes for 1500 yen ($14.00) from Kyoto Tower. It’s also sold in Osaka at the airport and in town. For foreign residents of Japan like me, there’s a 1-day train pass for the Eizan line for 1000 yen ($9.50) that lets you jump on and off. You can get this pass at Demachiyanagi Station. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #trains #japan #kyoto
Japanese Highway Food Challenge ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Highway Food Challenge ★ ONLY in JAPAN
8 months ago
Japanese Highway Service Areas or Rest Stops are quite amazing and in this episode we’ll look at one of them that has a food challenge! Tomobe SA in Ibaraki Prefecture has a restaurant that has taken the highest mountain in the area and turned it into a dish. Mount Tsukuba is 877 meters high, but as food, it looks steeper and more intimidating. 16 long cuts of grilled pork cutlets smothered in a savory sauce on a bed of shredded cabbage and rice weighing more than 1kg (2.2 lbs). It may not be as big as some food challenges like the 2.2kg (5 lbs) Monster Gyoza in failed to eat in 2014, but it is still an interesting dish. It costs 1700 Yen ($15) for the set with miso soup and some pickles. Eaters can simply order it from a vending machine and it takes about 5-7 minutes to prepare. Do you think you can take down Mount Tsukuba in meat? Where is Tomobe SA? ▷ goo.gl/maps/Tmug1YVpSVK2 ★ Ibaraki Driving Adventure Trilogy with Dean ① Drive-Thru Sushi & Ramen ▶︎ ruvideos.org/yfwmTbBIuTM-video.html ② Japanese Wagyu Beef Story ▶︎ ruvideos.org/Y_LMeZYn3ZI-video.html ③ Japanese Highway Food Challenge ▶︎ ruvideos.org/ZSm1InvSMBA-video.html Learn more about Ibaraki Prefecture: ▶︎ Kanko Ibaraki english.ibarakiguide.jp/ ▶︎ Ibakira TV ruvideos.org/c/UCwC9T9FeeodpcWlBvdzt0TQfeatured Thank you NEXCO for your help making this episode! ▷ URL: www.driveplaza.com/sapa/1400/1400071/2/ ★ Check out Dean Newcombe on his RUvideos channel runAway Japan: ruvideos.org/2-5k61wOE98-video.html ▷ Subtitles are done by our ONLY in JAPAN community. Join us and help write them in your local language! ruvideos.org/u/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=ZSm1InvSMBA ▷ The Monster Gyoza (Dumpling) Challenge in Tokyo: ruvideos.org/n19N6bECRQM-video.html Music Credit: Evil March by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100727 Artist: incompetech.com/ Egmont Overture Finale by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200070 Artist: incompetech.com/ ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 21 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #foodchallenge #japanesefood #onlyinjapan
Japanese Wagyu Beef Story (from Farm to Table) ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Wagyu Beef Story (from Farm to Table) ★ ONLY in JAPAN
8 months ago
Wagyu Beef in Japan is the juiciest, most delicious steak you may ever eat, but how? What's the secret? How does Japan grade each wagyu? What's the standard for A5 beef? How do the cattle live? To find the answers, Dean Newcombe and I rent a car and drive from Tokyo to neighboring Ibaraki prefecture to visit a Wagyu Farm, the Hitachi Beef processing plant where they grade the beef and a top Wagyu restaurant on the base of Mt Tsukuba with views all the way to Mt Fuji. We'll eat premium cuts of A5 ★ Tenderloin ★ Sirloin ★ Prime rib Japanese Driving Adventure Trilogy with Dean in Ibaraki ① Drive-Thru Sushi & Ramen ▶︎ ruvideos.org/yfwmTbBIuTM-video.html ② Japanese Wagyu Beef Story ▶︎ ruvideos.org/Y_LMeZYn3ZI-video.html ③ Japanese Highway Food Challenge ▶︎ ruvideos.org/ZSm1InvSMBA-video.html Where is Hitachino Hitachi Beef Steakhouse 常陸牛料理 ひたち野? ▷ goo.gl/maps/t7LDJsPxZWv URL: www.hitachino.com/ What does Wagyu 和牛 mean? It literally means WA (Japanese) GYU (cow) For more information on Ibaraki and Tokyo day trips, check these sites out: ▶︎ Kanko Ibaraki english.ibarakiguide.jp/ ▶︎ Ibakira TV ruvideos.org/c/UCwC9T9FeeodpcWlBvdzt0TQfeatured Visit Dean Newcombe’s channel on RUvideos: ▷ ruvideos.org/u/runAwayJapan ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Hokkaido Winter Market & Street Food Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Hokkaido Winter Market & Street Food Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
8 months ago
Hokkaido in the winter is cold and if you go to the very north coast along the Sea of Okhotsk, you'll find Abashiri (網走市) 260km / 165mi north of Sapporo. In February, it's the high season for tourists because this is where you go to see a lot of snow. ice drifts and eat a lot of amazing seafood. During the city's annual Drift Ice Festival, you'll also find the amazing Okhotsk Yatai Mura Food Market (オホーツク屋台村) where local resident come out to celebrate the cold long nights together with good food from the Sea of Okhotsk and copious amounts of beer and atsukan (hot Japanese sake). This is an excellent experience of a lively night market in Hokkaido and worth a stop and bite. What do we eat at the market in this episode? ★ Snow Crab ☆ Ramen ★ Fried Shrimp ★ Grilled Oysters ★ Hokke Mackerel ★ Monster Scallops ☆ Udon ☆ Steamed Potatoes ☆ Yakisoba ☆ Okonomiyaki It's hard not to get a little tipsy here, but one thing is for sure, you'll make a ton of friends and eat a lot of food. There are also other things to do in Abashiri like visit the famous Prison which I covered in a previous episode. WHAT'S JAPANESE PRISON FOOD LIKE? (Abashiri Prison Restaurant) ▶︎ ruvideos.org/S2UBy8bkgyE-video.html The Ice Drift Tour: ms-aurora.com/abashiri/en/ List of events in Abashiri: www.abakanko.jp/en/information/event.html Where is Abashiri, Hokkaido? goo.gl/maps/Qv8FKB3jLkR2 THANK YOU to the wonderful people of Abashiri for offering me such great hospitality, being brave to talk to a stranger and helping me get around the city. I hope to be back again soon. ★ Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Music Credit: Frost Waltz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100516 Artist: incompetech.com/ Comedic Juggernaut - Music to Delight by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100288 Cold Funk - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100499 Artist: incompetech.com/ Artist: incompetech.com/ ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #Hokkaido #Ramen #Food
Japanese Drive-Thru Sushi & Ramen Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Drive-Thru Sushi & Ramen Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
9 months ago
Japan is a country of convenience, and if you have a car, you'll find loads of restaurants outside the cities offering drive thru service. What's unique is more than the food - sushi, ramen, gyudon, fast food - it's the reason why Japanese go to a drive thru. So, who are the customers that visit Japanese drive thru? ★ Families with children so they can stay in their car ★ Easy Take Away Pickup to eat at home ★ The disabled who can't enter the restaurant Nearly all people take the food home to be eaten and don't eat in their cars according to restaurant owners. Where did we visit? ▶︎ Hamazushi はま寿司 つくば研究学園店 Map: goo.gl/maps/9m7mrYCDe4D2 URL: www.hamazushi.com/en/ ▶︎ Yukimura-Tei Ramen ゆきむら亭つくば店 Map: goo.gl/maps/SQmCr7ar9Zw URL: www.yukimura-g.co.jp/page2_12.html We ordered the Chuka Soba and Miso Ramen. ★ Ibaraki Driving Adventure Trilogy with Dean ① Drive-Thru Sushi & Ramen ▶︎ ruvideos.org/yfwmTbBIuTM-video.html ② Japanese Wagyu Beef Story ▶︎ ruvideos.org/Y_LMeZYn3ZI-video.html ③ Japanese Highway Food Challenge ▶︎ ruvideos.org/ZSm1InvSMBA-video.html Check out Dean Newcombe on his RUvideos channel runAway Japan: ruvideos.org/c/UCC6ofvh48Q0_R3fSgUJ1F6A More ramen and sushi? Playlist on Japanese food by ONLY in JAPAN ▷ Ramen Battle in Asahikawa (Hokkaido) ruvideos.org/xeQRKnszU7U-video.html ▷ Sapporo Ramen Alley ruvideos.org/3MTKUjXUDpI-video.html ▷ Bluefin Tuna (Maguro) Story | Sea to Sushi Shop ruvideos.org/wNLv79vYdUA-video.html ▷ Fukuoka Ramen Eating Spree ruvideos.org/KGe45KeY-kY-video.html ▷ Tokyo's Maguro Sushi Set, the A5 Wagyu Steak of the Sea ruvideos.org/OsESvYZt4wY-video.html Learn more about Ibaraki Prefecture: ▶︎ Kanko Ibaraki english.ibarakiguide.jp/ ▶︎ Ibakira TV ruvideos.org/c/UCwC9T9FeeodpcWlBvdzt0TQfeatured ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #ramen #sushi #onlyinjapan #drivethru
Working at a Japanese Snow Monkey Park ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Working at a Japanese Snow Monkey Park ★ ONLY in JAPAN
9 months ago
The Japanese snow monkey or the Japanese macaque is a symbol of Japanese folklore and making a visit to go and see them is a must on any trip to Japan. Takasaki-yama (Mt Takasaki) is home to a special monkey reserve and I got to work here for a day! My job? Help bring the monkeys down from the mountain, feed them, keep the area clean and make sure humans don't get out of line. The park was established in 1952 after WWII when the monkeys were going down from the mountain to the farm fields to eat the crops. There wasn't enough food for humans at the time so the city set up this park to attract them to the other side. Oita City is famous for so many things besides this park! It will be one of the venues for the Rugby World Cup. There's also it's chicken dish called toriten, wagyu, fresh fish like Seki Saba and Seki Aji, onsen and nature -- and of course, Takasakiyama! ▶︎ Where is Oita and this Monkey Park? Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden: goo.gl/maps/d7f3bzsDFRR2 Oita City: goo.gl/maps/aKRVDSDux8y ▶︎ How do you get to Oita? There are cheap flights from Tokyo and Osaka for as little as 5000 yen ($45) It takes only 65 minutes and usually flies right over Mt. Fuji! Oita City Tourist Page: www.oishiimati-oita.jp/en/ ▷ ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv This video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark #onlyinjapan #snowmonkey #rwc2019
Who is the 1,000,000th subscriber ... ? ☆ LIVE
Who is the 1,000,000th subscriber ... ? ☆ LIVE
10 months ago
Who is the 1,000,000th subscriber? It’s hard to predict when you reach an amazing milestone but we’re live to celebrate it with you at my favorite sushi place! Thank you all for the amazing support over the years! From 2013 to 2018, it’s taken a little less than 5 years to reach 1M. What a wonderful ride it’s been.
Tokyo's Maguro Sushi Set, the A5 Wagyu Steak of the Sea ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Tokyo's Maguro Sushi Set, the A5 Wagyu Steak of the Sea ★ ONLY in JAPAN
10 months ago
Maguro (Tuna) Sushi is best eaten in Japan, of course, and no place is fresher than Tsukiji Market ー but wait! The tuna auction has moved to Toyosu 3km / 1.8mi down the road and Tsukiji market is closed, right? Not exactly. Tsukiji’s inner market (where the main fish market was located) is gone but the outer market is open where some of the best sushi shops in Tokyo still exist! One of them is Sushi Zanmai, my favorite chain shop where price meets quality for an excellent everyday sushi fix. Joining me to rate the maguro sushi is Mikey Chen from Strictly Dumpling who is having sushi for the first time. Before trying it at the high end places, it's best to try it here. The costs of Maguro sushi at Sushi Zanmai (Menu) ▶︎ Otoro (fatty Tuna) 421 yen ($4.00) each ▶︎ Aburitoro (blow torched fatty tuna) 421 yen ($4.00) each ▶︎ Chutoro (mid fatty level) 329 yen ($3.00) each ▶︎ Akami (lean red tuna) 218 yen (2.00) each ▶︎ Negitoro (minced tuna wrap with green onions) $2.50 ★ Thank you to Mikey Chen for collaborating with me. We ate A LOT! Check out his version of our sushi adventure in Tsukiji coming on Tuesday. ▷ ruvideos.org/u/strictlydumpling See the other side of this fun sushi story on his channel: ▷ ruvideos.org/ubCIR2mx4WI-video.html Learn more about Maguri in Japan in an episode I produced last year in Oma, Aomori near Hokkaido: ruvideos.org/wNLv79vYdUA-video.html ▶︎ Where is Sushi Zanmai? They have many locations around Japan, especially Tokyo but the main shop is located in Tsukiji's Outer Market. (Note: there are several Sushi Zanmai shops here but I recommend the main shop called “honten”) goo.gl/maps/3Pbu4zqpCi82 Yes - the statue is Kiyoshi Kimura, the sushi king, who buys the most expensive blue fin tuna every new year! #sushi #maguro #tokyo
How a Japanese Otaku Decoded Vermeer's Art Materpieces ★ ONLY in JAPAN
How a Japanese Otaku Decoded Vermeer's Art Materpieces ★ ONLY in JAPAN
11 months ago
Vermeer meets the obsessive mind of a Japanese Otaku! Japan's Otaku are known for being obsessive about their passions. In fact, that's the definition of an Otaku - and they're socially inept. Professor Shin-Ichi Fukuoka is not just one of those guys, he's the leading Vermeer Otaku in the world with amazing scientific abilities -- and that obsessive mental laser has led to some amazing discoveries in the art field. Using his Otaku super mind, he's uncovered some new clues into Vermeer's life and also that of Leeuwenhoek, the father of microbiology. They're things missed for centuries by thousands of experts. This look into the mind of an Otaku is also a way to see how Vermeer has become so popular in Japan. People wait for hours to see his work and there are even drinks and soups made in honor of his work! So why is Vermeer so big here? Professor Fukuoka will enlighten us, in the geekiest way possible. How far has his obsession gone? The professor has also recreated all of Vermeer's work, restoring the color to it's original -- now better than the originals -- as though they were painted over 300 years ago. Yeah, his passion for Vermeer is on another level. It's the highest level! Credits and Thank You: ▶︎Mauritshuis in the Netherlands, The Hague www.mauritshuis.nl/en/ ▶︎ Professor Shin-Ichi Fukuoka ▶︎ Todo Press ▶︎ Flying Objects weareflyingobject.com This project was made possible by Google Arts & Culture. For more info go to artsandculture.google.com/preview/project/vermeer You can also watch some other films by RUvideos Creators about Vermeer and a 'behind the scenes' video at ruvideos.org/pl/PLu4Zo9fB5MNdievIcWv0jEXk3hdf5ts8r ▶︎ Professor Fukuoka's book on Vermeer in English! Vermeer: Realm of Light Paperback by Shin-Ichi Fukuoka (Author) www.amazon.com/Vermeer-Realm-Light-Shin-Ichi-Fukuoka/dp/4863240848 #meetvermeer #japaneseart #onlyinjapan
Kyoto Restaurant Tour Experience | Gion at Night ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Kyoto Restaurant Tour Experience | Gion at Night ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Year ago
Kyoto, Japan. Think food. Lots of food! That's dining out in the city and Gion is the place to be at night. Tempura, Tofu, Ramen, Wagyu Steaks, Sushi, Sashimi, Sukiyaki, Grilled Fish ... it's endless! All with some of the best Japanese sake in the land! I haven't even gotten to the desserts! Now close your eyes ー imagine beautiful Japanese streets lined with hundreds of wooden tea houses, red paper lanterns, bamboo -- and Geisha floating by. That's where we are going! For first time visitors to Japan, knowing Japanese is often important to get the full dining experience. Although I can speak Japanese, I was alone so I decided to book a tour with a local guide. What is this Magical Tour you ask? ▶︎ Kyoto Night Foodie Tour with Magical Trip ◀︎ URL: www.magical-trip.com/product/ff345d77-8741-4669-aef1-e0d979c2361f? Thank you Mona for the history lessons and being brave in the interview. Thank you to Magical Trip for the chance to eat SO MUCH FOOD and make wonderful friends. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #kyoto #food #onlyinjapan
Tokyo's Hidden Pacific Island | OGASAWARA ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Tokyo's Hidden Pacific Island | OGASAWARA ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Year ago
Far out to sea from the city of Tokyo, over 1,000 kilometers away are Tokyo's hidden islands called the Ogasawaras. Few tourists have ever heard of them. It's off the tourist radar. Why? There is no plane ー only a 24 hour ferry ride from Takeshiba Port in the city to Chichijima once a week. When you make a trip to the Ogasawaras (also known as the Bonin Islands) you make a commitment to stay for a while. What you find on the other side is a tropical island paradise that many call the Galapagos of the East. The deep blue water here even has its own name ー Bonin Blue. Most of the islanders can speak native English and this is where Chichijima's history comes in. In 1830, Nathaniel Savory came from Hawaii with about 30 colonists to settle on an island known as the Bonins. The island was made up of American, Europeans and Pacific Islanders - a diverse island in Japan. In 1853, Commodore Perry of the US Navy stopped here with the Black ship on his way to Edo (Tokyo) to open up Japan and made Nathaniel Governor of the island. In 1862 Japan claimed the islands and renamed in Ogasawara in 1876. After World War II, the US took possession of the island and returned it to Japan in 1968. Now, the islands are an example of how a diverse Japanese island can live peacefully together. In this episode we'll explore the jungles, cross the island by motorcycle, learn the history and see why this is the most amazing island you've never heard about. ★ RULES on Ogasawara you should know: ▷ DRONE use on the island is strictly prohibited ◁ You must use drones from off shore, not on land. I used my drone from a boat which is permitted. Unlawful Drone use is against the law and you may be fined. ▷ 7:45 to 8:12 ◁ This area is prohibited and off limits. Please do not enter this building. ▶︎ HOW TO GET TO OGASAWARA (Chichijima) There is only one way - ferry It's about $250 each way / 1000km / 24 hours www.ogasawarakaiun.co.jp/english/ WHERE DID I STAY? ▶︎ Townhouse Mitsu www.ogasawaramura.com/en/stay/area2/mitsu.html ▶︎ Eco Village Pelan ecovillagepelan.wordpress.com/ RESERVE 1 months in advance! ★ More about Ogasawara / Chichijima www.ogasawaramura.com Thank you to Kenny at Townhouse Mitsu, Mana-san (the island's best photographer and professional fixer), Rance at Yankeetown, Yokoyama-san at the Ogasawara Tourism office and Okubo-san at Visit Ogasawara office in Tokyo. I could not make this episode without you and hope to see you again soon. See more from a recent visit of mine to Aogashima, another Tokyo Volcanic Island: ruvideos.org/-N5pqG7-qDY-video.html Aogashima is the Jurassic Park of Japan - this island will amaze you! It's amazed RUvideos viewers 3 million times! Music credit: Ross Bugden - Music - THE END SONG! ♩♫ Happy and Inspirational Music ♪♬ - Bedtime Stories (Thank you for sharing your beautiful music with us Ross!) URL: ruvideos.org/XVHVFwwuOa0-video.html Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: incompetech.com/ Attack of the Mole Men - Stings by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100321 Artist: incompetech.com/ ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #tokyo #ogasawara #onlyinjapan
Tokyo Street Food Market Experience | Ameyoko ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Tokyo Street Food Market Experience | Ameyoko ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Year ago
Tokyo's Ameyoko Market is the city's street food paradise. There is no debate. The market street runs for 400 meters along the Yamanote Line from Okachimachi to Ueno Station. There are hundreds of shops selling all kinds of delicious foods but its the market's past that makes it unique. ▶︎ HISTORY Ameyoko was Tokyo's black market during the US Occupation between 1945 and 1952, a place where you could get expensive and highly regulated goods like sugar. ▶︎ The "Ame" in Ameyoko means CANDY in Japanese. But "ame" also stands for "AMErica" since the market sold so many good broght in by US Servicemen during the occupation. You can still see sun glasses, watches, and Zippo lighters sold on the street to this day. The market has changed a lot over the last 75 years. After being a black market, it became home to Tohoku's seafood in the 1950s since nearby Ueno is the city's gate to the north of the country. In the 1970s and 80s, immigrants from abroad made their homes in the area and there is a growing variety of foods. With more tourists flooding the market, stands are converting from shops to restaurants at night, tables spilling into the streets. And then there is STREET FOOD galore! In this episode: ★ Kaisendon (Tokimakidon) 750 Yen ★ Takoyaki 200 yen for 4 ★ Potato-Rella Cheese Stick 480 yen ★ Kakigori (Kyoto Uji Kinji Milk) 400 yen/ ★ Sake & Oyster Set 500 yen ★ Super Chocolate Bag 1000 yen ▶︎ WHERE is Ameyoko Market アメ横 ? goo.gl/maps/3mxSS2z54q82 JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN ▷ Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) ruvideos.org/rMHSdN1cc4o-video.html ▷ Nara ruvideos.org/qhZU2JxFkmo-video.html ▷ Tokyo (Shibamata) ruvideos.org/8YU0s5WAFr0-video.html ▷ Sapporo (Ramen) ruvideos.org/3MTKUjXUDpI-video.html ▷ Kyoto (Nishiki Market) ruvideos.org/sDAqtVbRux4-video.html ▷ Osaka (Dotonbori) ruvideos.org/F9To5UjWhUA-video.html ▷ Kochi (Shikoku) ruvideos.org/nKKuq-XTCAM-video.html Music credit: Malt Shop Bop by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100496 Artist: incompetech.com/ Happy Alley by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100482 Artist: incompetech.com/ Fun in a Bottle by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300047 Artist: incompetech.com/ ▶︎ The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved.
Japanese Candy Making Experience | Amezaiku ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Candy Making Experience | Amezaiku ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Year ago
Japanese candy artistry is a performing art with a history going back over a thousand years. Amezaiku was offered during the Heian period to wide eyed children (794-1185) and is still seen at festival stands when the Amezaiku master takes a blob of taffy sugar called mizuame and turns it into an animal or character. It's amazing to see it, like a clown make balloon animals at a kid's birthday party. Amezaiku masters have only 2-3 minutes to make the character before the warm candy hardens and it sets. Today, we'll go to a shop that is preserving this traditional culture in Sendagi, Tokyo near Yanaka Ginza where old Tokyo still exists. Akezaiku Yoshihara is a place where you can see hundreds of traditional Japanese candy and even request one to be made! Also, I commissioned a candy bust of myself from the shop. It took a week and cost me $100. Watch to the end to see if it looks like me. What do you think? Amezaiku these days costs between $3 for small and simple character animals to $10 for normal sized and up to $20 and $100 for very complicated pieces. Is Amezaiku art -- or candy? To Yoshihara-san, it's candy first and if you're hungry, just take a bite! Nothing lasts forever. Where is Yoshihara san's shop? goo.gl/maps/ynrxgyM5QCz あめ細工吉原 千駄木 本店 The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved.
Eating a $200 Square Watermelon ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Eating a $200 Square Watermelon ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Year ago
It’s now square watermelon season in Japan and that means you’ll see them displayed in shop windows - most not for sale! But why? Every now and then a shop will sell one, usually for $200 (¥20,000) or more and when they do, you shouldn’t eat it. But why? So many questions! The truth is that these watermelons were harvested unripe for a reason. To learn about it, check out the Square Watermelon Farming episode I made: ruvideos.org/O4NsaILbsaI-video.html I went to the farm and interviewed the family who invented them 40 years ago. How Much are Square Watermelons really? You can buy them from the farms for about ¥8000 ($80) but they are so rare that shops add on to that price. The stripes should be straight and the corners should be well formed. Where do Square Watermelons come from? Zentsuji city in Kagawa, Japan (Shikoku Island) They’ve patented the process and trademarked the brand I also ate one with my friends WHAT’S INSIDE last month! ruvideos.org/6ciSQEe4qDs-video.html
Kyoto's Golden Kinkakuji vs Silver Ginkakuji ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Kyoto's Golden Kinkakuji vs Silver Ginkakuji ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Year ago
Kyoto is Japan’s cultural capitol and home to over 2000 temples & shrines to visit, but it’s hard to know which ones to see when you only have a few days. This time, Kansai resident Kevin Riley and I debate two of the most visited zen Buddhist temples: Kinkakuji vs Ginkakuji ▶︎ KINKAKU-JI (1397) Kinkakuji is called the “Golden Pavilion” or Golden Temple and is the more popular of the two because of its iconic gold leaf exterior. It was built in 1397. ★ PROS: It’s one of the famous scenes in Japan ★ CONS: It’s too crowded except for the first 15 minutes of the day. The surrounding gardens are kind of boring compared to other temples & shrines and there isn’t much to do in the area. Few shops and restaurants. There is no subway or train nearby. It can take up to an hour to arrive by bus from JR Kyoto Station when there is traffic. ● Google map: goo.gl/maps/pLYZuFBxzKp ▶︎ GINKAKU-JI (1490) Ginkakuji is called the “Silver Pavilion” or Silver Temple and is located on the East side of Kyoto and the start to the famous “Philosopher's Path” which eventually gets you to Kiyomizudera. Ginkakuji was supposed to be covered in silver foil but the Shogun who was building it died before it’s completion and the decision not to complete it give it a wabi-sabi aesthetic to it. It has a sand garden and a hilltop view. ★ PROS: Less crowded than Kinkakuji and the building is surrounded with tree giving it a more zen-like feel / connection to nature. It’s on the East side of the city meaning there is more to do, a shopping street and loads of restaurants outside. The grounds are well groomed, not paved. Lovely moss. Sand garden and small bamboo outcrop near the restrooms. ★ CONS: It’s slightly more expensive than Kinkakuji. The walk from the bus station take 10-12 minutes to arrive on foot. ● Google map: goo.gl/maps/WHeJpYTk76A2 Other ONLY in JAPAN episodes in Kyoto & Osaka: ▶︎ Kyoto Street Food Guide: Nishiki Market ruvideos.org/sDAqtVbRux4-video.html ▶︎ Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto: All 10,000 Gates Explored ruvideos.org/TpjJapENwuE-video.html ▶︎ Kyoto's Stairway to Shopping Madness ruvideos.org/Dw1_kUMdOMo-video.html ▷ Osaka Street Food Guide: Dotonbori ruvideos.org/F9To5UjWhUA-video.html ▷ Osaka's Flamethrower Street Food Chef ruvideos.org/9sONNT_i_nQ-video.html How to get to Kinkakuji: Take the bus in front of JR Kyoto Station. Take bus 101 or 205 (220 yen / $2 / 40-50 minutes) * There is usually a long queue to ride this bus after 10am. Take the JR Sanin Main Line to Emmachi Station (2 stops) then grab a taxi (900-1000 yen / $9-$10 / 7 minutes) Total time: 25-30 minutes. You can also take the Metro Karasuma Line from JR Kyoto station to Kitaoji then grab a taxi. ▷ Special thank you to Kevin Riley! Check out his channel Kuma's Kitchen here: ruvideos.org/c/UCr4ycI70MEjcVgmm0y4IsYQ ▷ ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Behind the scene photos from locations around Japan! ▷ Join the ONLY in JAPAN community: patreon.com/onlyinjapan The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved 2018.
Tokyo Mens-Only Capsule Hotel & Lounge Chair Stay Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Tokyo Mens-Only Capsule Hotel & Lounge Chair Stay Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
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We're back at another capsule hotel in Tokyo and this time is a retro one ー and it's men only! (And we'll answer the question of why?) The Salaryman World of the 1970s is still alive at this capsule hotel in Okachimachi, Tokyo. It's a throwback to an era when men worked late and women stayed at home. Although there are now women-only capsule hotels and pods that take both men and women, the capsule hotel and sauna we're visiting is still men's only and has no desire to change ー and that's its attraction! It's authentic. Since the tourist boom to Japan started in 2014, new capsule hotels have been popping up in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto that cater specifically to the needs of tourists. The modern decor and new hotel-like services raise the price for a stay, but Spa Resort President is no such place. It's a refuge for guys, very few foreigners and a unique feeling of being trapped in time. Privacy is minimal, the bath is excellent and the food is outstanding! It's what Japanese guys are used to. I have to admit, it's not an experience for everyone. It seems perfect for backpackers or people who just need a pad to crash -- guys only -- but for this episode, we all get a look inside and see what an all male capsule hotel is like. Leave a comment and tell me what you think? Would you stay here? ▶︎ Where is this Capsule Hotel? SPA RESORT PRESIDENT goo.gl/maps/9ULrCyYHFKz Located 1 minute from JR Okachimachi Station, 10 minutes from Ueno Station and Akihabara. ONLY in JAPAN on instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Behind the scene photos from locations around Japan! New episode! ruvideos.org/9sONNT_i_nQ-video.html Music Credit: Hustle by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100793 Artist: incompetech.com/ Habanera by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100656 Artist: incompetech.com/ Hep Cats by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500022 Artist: incompetech.com/ The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved.
Osaka vs Hiroshima Okonomiyaki | Which one is better? ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Osaka vs Hiroshima Okonomiyaki | Which one is better? ★ ONLY in JAPAN
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Okonomiyaki is considered the soul food of both Osaka and Hiroshima, and both styles are must-try dishes in Japan ー but how are they different? Let’s go to Hiroshima and Osaka to learn from local chefs and see what’s inside those savory pancakes. What exactly are the ingredients? Which okonomiyaki do we recommend? Nicknamed “Japanese Pizza” or “Japanese Savory Pancake” Okonomiyaki is a fun dish served all over the country on teppanyaki tables but no where is there a passion for it than in Hiroshima and Osaka. Hiroshima vs Osaka! Osaka vs Hiroshima! In this episode, Kevin Riley and John Daub battle it out discussing why they like each one. Kevin is a long term resident of Osaka for over 20 years. John lived in Hiroshima twice, a regular customer at the city's Okonomimura (Okonomiyaki Town). ▶︎ Kevin Riley on RUvideos Kuma's Kitchen: ruvideos.org/c/UCr4ycI70MEjcVgmm0y4IsYQ ▶︎ See the original Hiroshima Okonomiyaki cooking video (long version) I made at Okonomimura here: ruvideos.org/rJZtefnr1GY-video.html Restaurant in Osaka: ▶︎ Chiyo Okonomiyaki お好み焼き 千代 本店 goo.gl/maps/aGfD4iaiFeu All subtitles in the series is community contributed. (Thank you!) if you’d like to help, you’ll be given credit for your work and listed as a collaborator to this episode. ruvideos.org/u/timedtext_video?v=CjpSKxlNAds&ref=share Music credits: I Got Rhythm - Electro Swing by TeknoAXE - Royalty Free Music ruvideos.org/AZWMuJkO7_o-video.html Manic Polka by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100168 Artist: incompetech.com/ Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Liszt) - Royalty Free Music RUvideos Audio Library The ONLY in JAPAN Series Produced and Created by John Daub All rights reserved 2018
Osaka's Flamethrower Street Food Chef ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Osaka's Flamethrower Street Food Chef ★ ONLY in JAPAN
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When a sushi chef meets a flamethrower, it creates the hottest street food restaurant in Osaka! There's a chef who has been cooking by flamethrower for over 25 years and the food ー is gourmet quality delicious! In this episode, I travel to Izakaya Toyo (居酒屋とよ) to experience Osaka's "hottest" street food. Now you can see Toyoji-san on Netflix STREET FOOD Chef’s Table series. Toyoji-san opened his street side izakaya on the site of a parking lot in 1992, and today it's one of Osaka's most notable sushi stops. With a flamethrower, Toyoji-san can grill up a lot of maguro cheek meat for dozens of hungry customers in minutes, and the fire attracts an audience! The chef is a real entertainer and the food is outstanding, but it's the reasonable prices that keeps regular customers coming back for years. Eating flamethrower cuisine is amazing! The outside is cooked well and the inside remains moist and juicy. Toyoji-san's secret is to balance the hot with the cold. He has a bucket of ice water next to the grill. He periodically dips his hand into the ice water to balance the temperature and allows him to amazingly cook barehanded with the flamethrower! Where is Izakaya Toyo? goo.gl/maps/ns158W1rskk Station: Kyobashi (Osaka) Open 4 days a week from 14:00 to 22:00. Closed Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays Featured in this episode: ★ Uni | Sea Urchin ★ Ikura | Salmon Fish Eggs ★ Grilled Maguro Cheek Meat ★ Unagi | Eel ★ Umi Budo | Sea Grapes ONLY in JAPAN on instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Behind the scene photos from locations around Japan! This episode was funded & produced with support from 450 viewers like you on Patreon. Join the ONLY in JAPAN community: patreon.com/onlyinjapan STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN ▶︎ Osaka (Dotonbori) ruvideos.org/F9To5UjWhUA-video.html ▶︎ Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) ruvideos.org/rMHSdN1cc4o-video.html ▶︎ Nara ruvideos.org/qhZU2JxFkmo-video.html ▶︎ Tokyo (Shibamata) ruvideos.org/8YU0s5WAFr0-video.html ▶︎ Sapporo (Ramen) ruvideos.org/3MTKUjXUDpI-video.html ▶︎ Kyoto (Nishiki Market) ruvideos.org/sDAqtVbRux4-video.html The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved.
Japanese Sandwiches, better than Sushi or Ramen?  ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Sandwiches, better than Sushi or Ramen? ★ ONLY in JAPAN
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Japanese food is legendary from sushi to tempura to street food like takoyaki, but Japan also does an amazing sandwich that might surprise you! Whether it's from convenient stores or gourmet restaurants with decades of culinary experience, the Japanese Sandwich is an art. It's like taking the best of Japanese cuisine and making is finger food between two pieces of crustless bread. Chefs have mastered textures, flavor combinations and presentation which make grabbing a sandwich mean more than just a simple snack or lunch on the run. A sandwich in Japan can be a main course and will always exceed your wildest expectations. Is the Japanese Sandwich better than Sushi? After watching this, you may decide that it is! Japanese Sandwiches featured: ★ Shrimp Fry Sandwich / Ebikatsu Sando ★ Fruit Sandwish / Furutsu Sando ★ Pork Cutlet Sandwich / Katsu Sando ★ Wagyu Beef Cutlet Sandwich ★ Vegetable Croquette Sandwich ★ Egg Sandwich / Tamago Sando Restaurants featured: GINZA Madame Shrimp Grace: madameshrimp.jp/sandwich/ Kimuraya Bakery: www.kimuraya-sohonten.co.jp/ ONLY in JAPAN on instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Behind the scene photos from locations around Japan! New episode! ruvideos.org/9sONNT_i_nQ-video.html Thank you to: Peter von Gomm: ruvideos.org/u/petervongommreads Jennifer Julien: ruvideos.org/c/UCc40bnT3582fYNpy75FJzzQ Music Credits: George Street Shuffle by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300035 Artist: incompetech.com/ Brandenburg Concerto No4-1 BWV1049 - Classical Whimsical by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100303 Artist: incompetech.com/ Danse Macabre - Busy Strings by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100556 Artist: incompetech.com/ The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved.
Japanese Retro Game Centers | Tokyo Arcade Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Retro Game Centers | Tokyo Arcade Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
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Japanese game centers are must visit places on any trip to Japan, but in Tokyo, there is a place where you can time warp back to the 1980s and 1990s and play those games of the past, too. Since Japan was the leader in arcade game programming and machine production, the culture stretches back decades and those old machines are still in use! Why do these retro arcade games and game centers still exist in Japan? In the USA, the arcade culture rapidly declined when the game consoles gained wide popularity, especially in the early 1990s, but in Japan, arcades or game center culture continued because it was more about the experience than the games itself. It was a place to go, hang out with friends, be a hero! There were many kinds of games from classic arcades to driving simulation games to dancing and rhythm games. Gamers from the 1980s are not in their 30s, 40s or 50s and they keep coming, playing those games from the past and thats great because it means we can all stop in and experience arcades games like we did as kids. ▶︎ Where is Mikado (Retro Game Center) goo.gl/maps/XrwcToabzam Station: Takadanobaba ▶︎ Super Potato | Retro Console Games in Akihabara: www.superpotato.com/ Games featured in this episode: OUT RUN (1986) Sega Tokyo Wars (1996) Namco Star Wars (1983) Atari Metal Hawk (1988) Namco Check out Miki's channel "Miki Lab": ruvideos.org/c/UCDQc7iivx7a-FwXFzSoK45w And Shingo's channel Let's Play Japan: ruvideos.org/c/UCcQUB9PqG0xkxEwdAppU63A Check out more ONLY in JAPAN video clips and photos: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv MORE JAPANESE GAME CENTER VIDEOS: ★ Crane Game Secrets Revealed: Japan's UFO Catcher Academy ruvideos.org/W1r4xxvO41k-video.html ★ Japanese Photo Sticker Booths: Purikura Adventure ruvideos.org/3IwVttYtB4w-video.html ★ Gachapon Toy Capsules: ruvideos.org/jt2g7Fpu_58-video.html ▷ SUBTITLES: If you'd like to help out and submit a subtitle in your language, I'd really appreciate it so we can reach more people! THANK YOU! You'll be listed as a collaborator for this video too :) -john This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #onlyinjapan #tokyo #gamecenter
Why Japanese Live So Long  ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Why Japanese Live So Long ★ ONLY in JAPAN
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So you want to live to be 100? The answers to living a long and happy life may come from Japan which has the longest average life expectancy in the world (83.84 years) and where 2 million people are over the age of 90. Believe it or not, 6 of the top 10 oldest people alive are from Japan including Nabi Tajima of Kagoshima who is 117 years old and the last human alive born in the 19th century! How did so many Japanese get to live so long? What are some of the things Japanese do right? In this episode, John travels to Tottori Prefecture to the area around Mt Daisen where his friend Tomiko-san gives him some advice about how to live a long life and how she's lived to be 106 years old and still working on the farm! Her secret? Tofu. She started to make tofu in the 1950s when doctors said residents had to reduce high blood pressure. She made her own tofu for her family and her diet combined with good habits including staying busy and working hard have strengthened her mind and body. She still walks and writes tanka poetry. I also ask Mr. Seiichi, my 97 year old Japanese neighbor his secret and hear from a Shinto priest about his thoughts and personal experiences with living a very long and happy life in Japan. It's impossible to say exactly what has led to Japan having the longest average life expectancy in the world but these things may help: ★ Green Tea ★ Less fatty foods ★ Seafood ★ Fermented foods ★ Bath culture / Hot Springs & Onsen ★ Smaller portions ★ Education on personal responsibility ★ National safety / low crime rates ★ Respect for the Elderly (It's a national holiday too!) ★ DNA Special thank you to Daisen Town & Yonago City in Tottori Prefecture for the help. Daisen is celebrating its 1300th anniversary this year and you're invited to the party in June 2018! www.daisen1300.org/ Music credits: Always thankful for TeknoAXE (Matthew Huffaker) Songs: Granny Jenkins / Harassing the Mailman ruvideos.org/c/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved.
Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics | What We Know Right Now ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics | What We Know Right Now ★ ONLY in JAPAN
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Next stop: Tokyo! The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang just had their closing ceremony and that means the world turns it's attention to Japan. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are 2 years away, and here is what we know right now. ▶︎ WHEN ARE THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES? July 24, 2020 to August 9, 2020 ▶︎ The New National Stadium It's built on the same site as the 1964 Olympic Stadium. Designed by Kengo Kuma, it's a very natural design surrounded by a lot of trees and parks. ▶︎ The Venues: There are 34 Venues separated into 2 zones. ▶︎ Heritage and Tokyo Bay: The Heritage zone is where the 1964 Olympics took place. Tokyo Bay is where the aquatics center, BMX and Skateboard course will be as well as other event. There are 12 events outside of these zones including foot / soccer, baseball, basketball. ▶︎ Ticket Prices for Tokyo 2020 Olympics: The average ticket price will be 7,700 yen ($72) and the opening and closing ceremonies will be between 25,000 yen ($235) and 150,000 yen ($1,400). Tickets will be sold online and at designated ticket centers in Tokyo. There are 33 sports for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics including 5 new ones: Aquatics, Archery, Athetics, Badminton, Baseball / Softball, Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football / Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Karate Modern pentathlon, Rowing, Rugby sevens, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Sport climbing, Surfing, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling Within these sports, there are 324 events. Football / soccer actually starts 2 days before the opening ceremonies. URL: tokyo2020.org/en/ ★ ONLY in JAPAN on instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Music credits: "Running Fanfare" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Enter the Party by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100240 Artist: incompetech.com/
What Japanese Prison Food is Like  ★ ONLY in JAPAN
What Japanese Prison Food is Like ★ ONLY in JAPAN
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Japan has some amazing prison food, which should be no surprise. Inmates are served healthy, nutritious meals of grilled fish, salads, rice and soup - which are actually healthier than most school lunches around the world! Would you like to try what prisoners eat? There's a prison in Hokkaido that serves authentic meals to the public and that is where I went -- Abashiri. Abashiri is in the very north of Hokkaido and is famous for its prison. Their "Bangaichi Shokudo Diner" is the only restaurant that serves authentic prison food in Japan, the ingredients the same as the penitentiary nearby. The meals will probably surprise you! Prison Food Menu: SET A: Pacific Saury, 2 salads, barley rice, miso soup (780 yen / $7.00) SET B: Atka Mackerel, 2 salads, barley rice, miso soup (820 yen / $7.50) It's called the "secret meal" because Japanese Prisons are very restrictive with access to the outside world. However, Abashiri is dfferent and they've opened up prison life to the public and it's worth a visit. We also get a tour of today's prison cells in Japan. They have tatami mats, futons, TV, toilet and window. There are private cells and cells for 6 or more inmates. Japanese inmates typically eat their meals in their cells. The Japanese prison life is regimented, the schedule the same everyday. Wake up at 6:40am and lights out at 9:00pm. Meal time is three times a day for 20 minutes. Where is Abashiri, Japan? It's in Hokkaido's north, a 90 plane ride from Tokyo's Haneda Airport. goo.gl/maps/73BhKny43R32 URL: www.kangoku.jp/multilingual_english/ (in English) Curious about Japanese School Lunch? Here’s the video “World’s Best School Lunch”: ruvideos.org/Djj0segWsgQ-video.html This episode was made possible with support from Patrons on patreon! Thank you to Peter von Gomm for the voice overs for the mannequins in the prison museum. Definitely check out his channel where he narrates the work of budding writers with his golden voice. ruvideos.org/gc7dNfZ_VrY-video.html Music Credit: Deadly Roulette Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Semi-Funk Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Thief in the Night Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Bass Walker - Film Noir by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This video is under the standard RUvideos license. Use of this content must have the written and approved permission of the producer, John Daub
Japanese Hot Spring Baths & Hotel Room View 360° VR ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Hot Spring Baths & Hotel Room View 360° VR ★ ONLY in JAPAN
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Japan is quickly becoming one of the hottest destinations to visit these days. Maybe you're looking into flights to Japan and wondered where the best place to stay is? Forget Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto and journey to the heart of the Japanese countryside where fantasy-like scenery and legendary Japanese cuisine is prepared. Slumber in tatami rooms with views of the rivers, mountains, lakes and forests! Open air baths with waterfalls in snow! This could be you, too! It's the ultimate vacation, getting away from it all and settling into the center of real Japanese culture. What is this amazing place you ask? Why it's a Traditional Japanese Inn at a Hot Spring / Onsen! Watch the full length videos here: ▶︎ Japanese Onsen Bath Experience: Hot Spring Paradise ruvideos.org/RCjHMFkuYE8-video.html ▶︎ Japanese Inn & Kaiseki Cuisine: The Ryokan Stay Experience ruvideos.org/VHVZtf8vdeE-video.html ★ How Much is One Night at a Ryokan? Stays cost between 12,000 yen ($100) to 22,000 Yen ($180) and come with incredibly prepared kaiseki meals - dinner & breakfast and access to the baths! It's not just a hotel stay, it's an experience! Here are the 13 places in Fukushima featured in this series: ☆ Sahako no yu public bath house www.iwakicity-park.or.jp/sahako/ ☆ Shintsuta www.japanican.com/en/hotel/de... ☆ Hana no yu www.hotelhananoyu.jp/ ☆ Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/en/ho... ☆ Yamagataya Ryokan www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/en/ho... ☆ Kawachi Ryokan www.kawachiya-gr.jp/hotel/ ☆ Hanakanzashi www.japanican.com/en/hotel/de... ☆ Tamago yu www.tamagoyu.net/ ☆ Hotel Sansuiso www.sansuiso.jp/ ☆ Sabakoyu www.fckk.co.jp/onsen/?page_id=5 ☆ Ryokan Harataki www.yumeguri.co.jp/en/ ☆ Ookawaso www.ookawaso.co.jp/en/ ☆ Toryukan travel.rakuten.com/hotel/Japa... ☆ Iwaburo www.kanko-aizu.com/higaeri/3116/ ▶︎ ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv ▶︎ Support the series on Patreon: patreon.com/onlyinjapan This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japanese Inn & Kaiseki Cuisine: The Ryokan Stay Experience
Japanese Inn & Kaiseki Cuisine: The Ryokan Stay Experience
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A Traditional Japanese Inn stay can be the highlight of any trip to Japan, and this comprehensive tour of 13 hot spring towns will give you a complete picture of what to expect during a stay. From the tatami room to the kitchen and dining room, this is the story of the Ryokan. After 20 years living in Japan, a Ryokan stay is the most authentic experience one can have traveling the country and Fukushima, Japan's third largest prefecture, is famous for that countryside charm and service found around its mountains. It's only a 75 minute Shinkansen train ride from Tokyo making it an ideal getaway from more crowded spots like Nikko and Hakone. In this video, you will see exactly what you will get from start to finish. As Japan moves closer to the 2020 Olympics, services are catering more to international visitors and these hotels featured are all accommodating and friendly places, staff learning English to communicate with people from around the world. ▶︎ What is Kaiseki Ryori / Cuisine? It's a traditional Japanese dinner with many courses including a starter, soup, side items, main course and dessert. ★ Sashimi / Sushi ★ Sukiyaki ★ Yakiniku ★ Tempura ★ Miso Soup It's all here, and it's all prepared with local ingredients of the season, always freshly made in the kitchen. ▶︎ How much is a night at a Ryokan / Traditional Japanese Inn? It is usually charged by the person instead of the room because it includes 2 meals, dinner and breakfast. On average, I have spent between 12,000 yen ($100) to 22,000 ($180) per person for a night and here is why it is worth it. Of all the experiences you will have in Japan, this will be the one you remember the most, dressing in a cotton kimono (yukata) to walk down to dinner, bathing outdoors in a hot spring in the snow, extraordinary Japanese service, amazingly beautiful meals ... you're paying for an experience not just a stay. Check out the special Onsen Hot Spring Bath Guide here ruvideos.org/RCjHMFkuYE8-video.html Here are the 13 places featured in this series: ☆ Sahako no yu public bath house www.iwakicity-park.or.jp/sahako/ ☆ Shintsuta www.japanican.com/en/hotel/detail/4119009/ ☆ Hana no yu www.hotelhananoyu.jp/ ☆ Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/en/hotel/TH/TH_GRAND/index.html ☆ Yamagataya Ryokan www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/en/hotel/TH/TH_GRAND/index.html ☆ Kawachi Ryokan www.kawachiya-gr.jp/hotel/ ☆ Hanakanzashi www.japanican.com/en/hotel/detail/2526A04/?aff=rsv ☆ Tamago yu www.tamagoyu.net/ ☆ Hotel Sansuiso www.sansuiso.jp/ ☆ Sabakoyu www.fckk.co.jp/onsen/?page_id=5 ☆ Ryokan Harataki www.yumeguri.co.jp/en/ ☆ Ookawaso www.ookawaso.co.jp/en/ ☆ Toryukan travel.rakuten.com/hotel/Japan-Fukushima-Shimogo-Toryukan_Yunokami_Onsen/17905/ ☆ Iwaburo www.kanko-aizu.com/higaeri/3116/ Music Credit: Backed Vibes Clean - Rollin at 5 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400029 Artist: incompetech.com/ Sideways Samba by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: audionautix.com/ ▶︎ ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Inside Tokyo's Bath Houses | Sento ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Inside Tokyo's Bath Houses | Sento ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Year ago
Bath houses in Japan have been a part of the culture for hundreds of years and in Tokyo, there are 600 of them in neighborhood all around the city. At Japanese baths, you must be naked which is normal in Japan, but public bathing may be new some people. In Japan, there is an expression - hadaka no tsukiai (裸の付き合い) "we're all equal when naked" - so don't worry! We're here just to bathe and relax. These bath houses called sento have evolved from their Showa era post war design to modern interiors that may surprise you. Some look like they're from sci-fi movies from the year 2050 and other have gone back in time to the 1920's Taisho era when everything was made out of wood and glass. The industry is under going big changes and there's never been a better time to experience Tokyo's sento culture than right now. ▶︎ For more information on Tokyo's sento, check tattoo friendly places or see the history of bathing in Japan, check out the "Tokyo Sento Association" official site www.1010.or.jp/english/ In this episode, we visit 5 Sento around Tokyo, some of them newly remodeled, some have not changed since constructed 80 years ago, all of the tattoo friendly! ★ Takarayu (Retro Style) goo.gl/maps/SJqYRJuU2Xq ★ Hisamatsuyu (Onsen) goo.gl/maps/tiopwfZCruM2 ★ Sakaeyu (Modern Style) goo.gl/maps/em9pe7CEZt32 ★ Hasunuma Onsen (Retro Style) goo.gl/maps/9yieu6yiEs22 ★ Daikokuyu (Onsen) goo.gl/maps/ELuSGs8pkAE2 HOW MUCH IS VISITING A SENTO? ▶︎ 460 yen ($4) The entrance fee is universal through the city of Tokyo. Sento are typically open from 16:00 to 22:00 daily. People with body art will be happy to learn that Tokyo's Bath Houses are mostly tattoo friendly. With the Tokyo Olympics coming in 2020, Tokyo's sento are a snapshot of the cultural shifts happening in the city today. Visiting the sento is good for your health, increasing blood circulation and finding total relaxation for the body. ☆ Support ONLY in JAPAN on Patreon: patreon.com/onlyinjapan and join the monthly Postcard Club with custom made cards sent from Japan. ☆ John on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv More on Japanese Sento baths with rules and history: ruvideos.org/2rpKDnNLtxU-video.html And more on Japanese Onsen Outdoor Baths: ruvideos.org/RCjHMFkuYE8-video.html This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japanese Onsen Bath Experience: Hot Spring Paradise ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Onsen Bath Experience: Hot Spring Paradise ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Year ago
Grab your towel because it's time for an epic Japanese onsen bath adventure! We will explore 13 Onsen Towns, hopping from one to another as a "bath tourist" around Fukushima. Naked outside in the snow? It's part of the fun! Japanese Onsen are natural hot springs and around them are amazing places where you can bathe in many different kinds of waters. Bath tourism to onsen towns has always been popular with Japanese but as more people come to Japan for a visit, more are visiting the onsen and there are hundreds of hot spring towns. Onsen baths are loaded with minerals that are good for the body, making your skin silky soft. Most of the water in these areas seeps from the ground, the hot water being the reason why many towns exist at that particular spot, their history rooting in its water. It's the one do not miss recommendations I have for any trip to Japan. Every onsen is different so in this episode, I visit 13 different onsen towns in Fukushima prefecture, most with history going back centuries. ▶︎ ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv ▶︎ Special thank you to Peter von Gomm for narrating Wakamattsun again! Peter’s channel: ruvideos.org/c/UCVxvUCGUwLrAwH9_3q5q00g Onsen and Ryokan featured in this episode: ☆ Sahako no yu public bath house www.iwakicity-park.or.jp/sahako/ ☆ Shintsuta www.japanican.com/en/hotel/detail/4119009/ ☆ Hana no yu www.hotelhananoyu.jp/ ☆ Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/en/hotel/TH/TH_GRAND/index.html ☆ Yamagataya Ryokan www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/en/hotel/TH/TH_GRAND/index.html ☆ Kawachi Ryokan www.kawachiya-gr.jp/hotel/ ☆ Hanakanzashi www.japanican.com/en/hotel/detail/2526A04/?aff=rsv ☆ Tamago yu www.tamagoyu.net/ ☆ Hotel Sansuiso www.sansuiso.jp/ ☆ Sabakoyu www.fckk.co.jp/onsen/?page_id=5 ☆ Ryokan Harataki www.yumeguri.co.jp/en/ ☆ Ookawaso www.ookawaso.co.jp/en/ ☆ Toryukan travel.rakuten.com/hotel/Japan-Fukushima-Shimogo-Toryukan_Yunokami_Onsen/17905/ ☆ Iwaburo www.kanko-aizu.com/higaeri/3116/ See the next chapter of this video here: More Japanese baths? Inside Tokyo Sento Bath House Tour episode: ruvideos.org/XDo9IGDVgsw-video.html This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japanese Canned Food Restaurant ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Canned Food Restaurant ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Year ago
Osaka's Dotonbori area is known for its amazing street food but after trying it all last time, we headed for a wacky canned food themed restaurant nearby. That's right -- it's ALL CANS! Japanese cuisine in a can? You got it -- Only in Japan! In a country famous for it's beautifully prepared, Michelin starred cuisine, how far off course does MR KANSO go? How good (or how bad) can it be? Kevin Riley and I try 5 canned foods that interest us then rank them. In the restaurant, there are over 300 different canned food choices! The Top 5 cans we tried are: ★ Honey Mustard Bacon in a can ★ Takoyaki in a can ★ Dashi maki in a can ★ Buri Daikon in a can ★ Uni (Sea Urchin) in a can This restaurant is all cans, cans, cans! It's insanity! Would you eat this? (It's actually pretty good!) ▶︎ WHERE IS mr.kanso 本店 Canned Food Restaurant? goo.gl/maps/cBzBGbMm7Rr (5 minute walk from Dotonbori's Ebisu Bridge) Open 5pm to late night URL: www.cleanbrothers.net/kanso.html Other Osaka episodes: ▶︎ Osaka Street Food Guide: Dotonbori ruvideos.org/F9To5UjWhUA-video.html ▶︎ Highway through a building story / Gate Tower Building ruvideos.org/n19N6bECRQM-video.html Kevin Riley on RUvideos! Check out his cooking channel here: kumaskitchen.com/ Music credit: ▷ Teknoaxe (Thank you Matt!) ruvideos.org/c/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw 1) I Got Rhythm - Electro Swing 2) Foggy Bottom Scurvy Harbor ▷ Fluffing a Duck by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100768 Artist: incompetech.com/ ▷ Matt's Blues by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100165 Artist: incompetech.com/ ▷ SUBTITLES: If you'd like to help out and submit a subtitle in your language, I'd really appreciate it so we can reach more people! ruvideos.org/u/timedtext_vide... THANK YOU! You'll be listed as a collaborator for this video too :) -john This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japanese Wagyu Beef Experience: Beyond Kobe ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Wagyu Beef Experience: Beyond Kobe ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Year ago
Everyone has heard of Kobe Beef, the most famous beef in the world, but it's just one of many wagyu brands in Japan. In fact Japan has over 300 brands of beef, all with that amazing marbling and leanness you'd expect from premium graded A5 beef. Every 5 years, Japan holds the Wagyu Olympics and Tottori Wagyu won the "best beef" competition this year. Could Tottori prefecture have the new no.1 wagyu steaks - even better than Kobe or Matsuzaka!? On a mission to find out, I traveled across Japan to Tottori Prefecture and the Mt. Daisen area near Yonago city to see if and what makes their beef so very tasty. Mt. Daisen is called the Mt. Fuji of the west - and it looks it! It has a history long history as a wagyu marketplace and the fertile grass and clean water and air lead to a great environment for the cattle. Ranch owners also make sure wagyu live stress free lives and care for them like children. They're very proud of the wagyu cattle. THE PRINCIPLE OF ITADAKIMASU But how do you love an animal like family - then eat it? In Japan, people way ITADAKIMASU before eating - like saying grace at the dinner table with your family - and after learning about the deep meaning of the word, it makes sense why Japan in general has amazing food everywhere! Japanese really respect the food, the ingredients and show an amazing amount of respect and gratitude for the sacrifice required to cook to food. After 20 years, I had no idea just how deep the meaning of Itadakimasu was to people in Japan. Now, I have an entirely new way to see my food and I hope this segment of the video leaves a lasting impact on the way you see food too. WAYS TO EAT JAPANESE WAGYU BEEF ★ Steak ★ Yakiniku ★ Sukiyaki ★ Nigiri Sushi ★ Shabu Shabu KOBE BEEF vs TOTTORI WAGYU I tried both and to be honest, I have to say that I didn't taste a really big difference between Kobe and Daisen Kuroushi beef in the taste, not enough to pay 300% more for dinner. On the flip side, eating Kobe Beef is an experience in itself, trying the most selective beef in the world. If that interests you, the experience is worth it. WHERE IS MT DAISEN and TOTTORI PREFECTURE? goo.gl/maps/exgghYWyTTu URL: Daisen Kuroushi Kuoshotei Restaurant www.kyoshotei.com/ All Japanese wagyu have 10 digit number that you can use to track the origin of the beef. JAPANESE WAGYU DATABASE: www.id.nlbc.go.jp/
Welcome to Obama City ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Welcome to Obama City ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
This place is for real! A city in Japan called Obama. They must have named it after the former president, right? Well ... Republicans can sigh a breath of relief as this Obama was here first. Obama City, Japan's history goes back centuries and the coincidence of phonetically having the same name as Barack Obama's last name is what makes the city stand out internationally. Oh, in case you're wondering, in Japanese, "Obama" actually means "Small Beach". Like any town with such a unique coincidence, the city embraced it and made a strong bond with the Senator then President. It started when Senator Obama landed in Japan and the immigration officer told him he was from Obama! But take a step back from the last 10 years and you'll find another kind of city. Obama City is located in Fukui Prefecture, about 70km from Kyoto on the Sea of Japan. It was the Gateway to Japan for centuries before the Edo period because it was the closest link to Kyoto from the Sea. The route used was called MACKEREL ROAD because SABA (Mackerel) was the most traded fish, delivered to Kyoto endlessly along with loads of other goods to and from the imperial city. ▶︎ WHERE IS OBAMA? goo.gl/maps/F2rYmxC11p42 ▶︎ WHAT CAN YOU DO IN OBAMA? Well, eat! Obama Fish Market is friendly and has an amazing teishoku restaurant that opens early. It's also famous for lacquerware (luxury chopsticks, boxes) and it's hundreds of temples and shrines in the mountains. There are also boat tours cruising along the picturesque coast. If you want to visit the President Barack Obama Library / Museum of sort, head to the lobby of the Hotel Sekumiya between JR Obama Station and the sea. Political note: The Trump Obama debate is not something I cover in this episode nor Democrats vs Republicans. I have no personal opinion in this episode and actually tease the situation :) If there were a Trump city, I'd cover that too but phonetically Obama O-BA-MA works well in Japanese and is also a last name in Japan. Japan is looking forward to President Donald Trump's visit in November just like they would any strong ally and he'll have a warm welcome just like former President Obama did when he visited. I do recommend President Trump visit Obama City. The hotel I stayed in is no Trump Tower but it was good enough for the US Ambassador John Roos. URL: ▷ Hotel Sekumiya www.sekumiya.jp/en/ ▷ John on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Music Credits: ▶︎ Local Forecast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300010 Artist: incompetech.com/ ▶︎ Call to Adventure - Comedy by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300022 Artist: incompetech.com/ ▷ SUBTITLES: If you'd like to help out and submit a subtitle in your language, I'd really appreciate it so we can reach more people! ruvideos.org/u/timedtext_vide... THANK YOU! You'll be listed as a collaborator for this video too :) -john This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japanese Martial Arts Spy Story | Mission: Naginata ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Martial Arts Spy Story | Mission: Naginata ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Japan's "Samurai City" is a short and scenic train trip from Tokyo's TOBU Asakusa Station. This place of warriors, Japanese sake and good food is called Aizu Wakamatsu located in west Fukushima. It's the focus of my cringe-worthy spy story filled with deception and total mayhem. Aizu Wakamatsu is famous for NAGINATA, a martial art using a weapon of long sticks with blades! That's why I'm here ー to learn a new skill from a bunch of old ladies who are vicious with their Naginata. I should say ー deadly! Adding Naginata to my repertoire of deadly assault moves is my challenge but "the Agent" from the Underworld is in my way. At every turn, the Agent is there to try and harm me. Brainwashing. Poison. Pure evil. That's the Agent's game. Thankfully I have Wakamattsun - a 30 centimeter samurai and area mascot on my side to help me out of tough spots, and I seem to get in tough spots a lot. PS: THE ENDING is epic. Meet the mastermind himself. WHERE IS AIZU WAKAMATSU (会津若松) ? goo.gl/maps/4jXAFfav64x It's a scenic 4 hour train ride from Tokyo's Asakusa TOBU Station to Aizu Wakamatsu Station. Here is my exact itinerary: ▶︎ DEPART 08:00 - KINU EXPRESS to Kinugawa Onsen ▶︎ CHANGE 10:00 at Kinugawa Onsen - AIZU MOUNT EXPRESS ▶︎ ARRIVE 12:01 Aizu Wakamatsu Station LINKS: ★ Tsuruga (Aizu Wakamatsu) Castle 鶴ケ城・武徳殿 www.tsurugajo.com/park/ ★ Hanaharu Japanese Sake Brewery | 花春酒造 www.hanaharu.co.jp ★ Medetaiya Ramen | めでたいや www.medetaiya.co.jp/med etaiya/index.html ★ Visit Aizu aizuwakamatsu.mylocal.jp/trip/ja/ See more AIZU WAKAMATSU with Simon & Martina: ruvideos.org/DtbZFzWvTIo-video.html ▷ Location photos from this show on Instagram instagram.com/onlyinjapantv ◆ Special Thank You to Peter von Gomm ◆ The man, the voice, the legend has a new RUvideos channel: ▶︎ ruvideos.org/c/UCVxvUCGUwLrAwH9_3q5q00g SUBTITLES -- for this video :) all videos on ONLY in JAPAN are translated by viewers in the community (THANK YOU!) ruvideos.org/u/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=TqKb-UnDfvs Music Credits: Spy And Die - OurMusicBox ruvideos.org/-uHnNt-Y9M8-video.html OurMusicBox.com Ghosts in the Key of Vienna - TeknoAXE's Royalty Free Music ruvideos.org/cy9IzTL686I-video.html Cool Vibes - Film Noire by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100863 Artist: incompetech.com/ Hitman by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300013 Artist: incompetech.com/ Assasins by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: audionautix.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
How Japan Became High Tech w/ Silk Worms
How Japan Became High Tech w/ Silk Worms
2 years ago
The most modern and advanced country in the world? Well, Japan is certainly at the top, but it wasn't always that way. Before the Meiji Restoration (1868) Japan was closed to the outside world. Before 1868, it was the time of the samurai and feudal society. After 1868, Japan started to compete internationally for the first time during the industrial revolution. At the time, the most sought after good with the MADE IN JAPAN label was ... SILK. The TOMIOKA SILK MILL and the JOBU SILK ROAD in Gunma Prefecture is the area where Japan's industrial revolution took place and between 1872 and 1987, the silk mill turned out the highest quality of silk in the world. Today, the silk mill is on the UNESCO World Heritage site and a reminder of where Japan started it's tech revolution. It's worth a visit to see where modern Japan came from, buy some chocolate silk worms and see the remnants of an era past. More detailed information on the Tomioka Silk Mill: www.jobu-kinunomichi.jp/en/ WHERE IS THE TOMIOKA SILK MILL? goo.gl/maps/XucvysShbWx PARTNERSHIP WITH FRANCE Working closely with France, Japan brought in the highest technology for making raw silk to increase production for world demand - to raise foreign capital. It worked, and as Japan succeeded with silk, it continued to modernize and upgrade. The model of bringing tech from foreign partners, improving on it and selling the global market better products at a better price can be seen in the automobile industry, the TV industry, robotics, image sensors. The area also includes Shimonita which many call RETRO TOWN because it's lost in time, a place where nothing was renewed and lived on in its original state for decades dating back to the Showa Era. Hungry? The Shinokita Katsudon 下仁田かつ丼 is the dish to try. The konnyaku is also very famous in this area. WHERE IS SHIMONITA? goo.gl/maps/7UaLZqsKka82 (Kiyoshiya Restaurant) Music Credit: Kool Kats by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100601 Artist: incompetech.com/ Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100234 Artist: incompetech.com/ Special thank you to the town of Shimonita and Tomioka and Gunma prefecture! This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Bluefin Tuna (Maguro) Story | Sea to Sushi Shop ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Bluefin Tuna (Maguro) Story | Sea to Sushi Shop ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Japan's most prized bluefin tuna comes from a town called Ōma where a HON-MAGURO auctioned in Tsukiji once fetched $1.4M (2003). Oma Maguro is a brand. Just the location it's caught increases the price of the tuna by as much as 20%! I traveled to the town on the tip of Japan's Honshu Island in Aomori prefecture to find out if the taste lives up to its reputation. ★ OUT TO SEA First I go out to the middle of the Tsugaru Straight between Honshu and Hokkaido to see where the maguro come from. The sea is rough out there and fisherman challenge themselves with line and pole to catch a prized bluefin. ★ CUTTING UP A TUNA I visit Oomanzoku to watch owner Takeuchi-san cut up a newly purchased hon-maguro from Tsukiji. He puts on a show 3-4 times a week and after the cut, I went in for a sashimi platter (3000 yen / $30) ★ AT THE RESTAUARNT I moved on to HAMA SUSHI for a 7-course meal consisting of only OMA MAGURO! Menu listed below. ★ WHY IS OMA'S BLUEFIN TUNA THE BEST IN JAPAN (and the world)? According to Takeuchi-san, the bluefin in this area eat a lot of squid and that gives their meat extra tasty fat and good consistency which is prized in Japan. The Otoro (light pink fatty tuna) is by far the best I've ever tasted! Google Map: Ōma, Aomori Prefecture 青森県大間町 goo.gl/maps/s8ku6zUf32G2 HOW TO GET THERE: From Hakodate: take the ferry to Oma / 2.5 hours www.tsugarukaikyo.co.jp/timetable/timetable_route2/ From Tokyo: Shinkansen to Shin-Aomori or Flight to Aomori Airport NOTE about Bluefin Tuna overfishing / endangered status: I was concerned about this but what I learned is that the maguro here are not net fished by big boats. They are pole and string caught meaning local fisherman don't catch more than a few at a time. Please take note that Aomori prefecture has laws in place and although other prefecture have different laws, the fisherman of Ōma have a profound deal of respect for the hon-maguro. Despite what you hear in the news, I did not see any kind of abuse. I personally do not eat much maguro because of the news, and any maguro that is too cheap has most likely come from larger ships over fishing an area and of low quality. Oma's fishing practice is the opposite, it's reputation important to the city. * I felt it important to include this. Restaurants: Oomanzoku 大間んぞく oomanzoku.com/menu.html Sashimi Teishoku 3000 yen / $30 Hama Sushi 浜寿司 oma-hamazushi.com/maguro.html 7 course maguro dinner 7300 yen / $70 Follow John during his travels around Japan here: INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv FACEBOOK: facebook.com/onlyinjapantv TWITTER: twitter.com/onlyinjapantv SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON (Thank You!): patreon.com/onlyinjapan MUSIC CREDIT: Malt Shop Bop by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100496 Artist: incompetech.com/ TeknoAXE's Royalty Free Music Burnt to a Crisp or Bloody as Hell -- Classic 60s Rock ruvideos.org/7RJQTOGcK14-video.html This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. This content cannot be reused for any purpose without the consent of the creator as stipulated in the RUvideos license and copyright.
Tokyo's Secret Island Paradise | AOGASHIMA ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Tokyo's Secret Island Paradise | AOGASHIMA ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Jurassic Park may be the first thing that comes to mind when you see Aogashima Island from the air - but yes, THIS IS TOKYO! It's famous for having a volcano inside a volcano surrounded by dense jungle. It's also considered the smallest town in Japan and the hardest place in Japan to get to. There is no direct transportation to Aogashima. These facts are what make Aogashima the best kept secret in Tokyo! ★ The Ogasawara video is out! ruvideos.org/n3TtGXAoTvA-video.html Travel 1000km further for Tokyo's distant island paradise! The island is unspoiled. The pristine jungles and beautiful ocean views are like scenes from the movies. HOW TO GET TO AOGASHIMA Air ▶︎ Haneda Airport (Tokyo) to Hachijojima / 50 minutes ▶︎ Helicopter to Aogashima - 20 minutes / 11,530 Yen Note: You have to take the first flight to catch the helicopter or spend the night. Only 1 helicopter flight per day. Sea (Ferry) ▶︎ Takeshiba Pier (Tokyo) to Hachijojima 11-12 hours / Tokai Kisen Line / ▶︎ Hachijojima to Aogashima / 3 hours / Izu Shoto Kaihatsu Line Note: The ferry to Aogashima is often canceled so don't rely on this if you need to be back to Tokyo for a flight etc. It can be delayed for as long as 1 week depending on weather! WHY IS THIS THE HARDEST PLACE TO GET TO? The town is located 200 meters up off the sea. There is no airport and this island is only accessible by helicopter and ferry. The port is one of the most challenging to dock at in the world so when the sea is rough or the wind is too strong, ferries are often canceled. Visitors may be stranded here for a week or more if the weather turns bad. MUST SEE PLACES on AOGASHIMA ★ Ao-Chu Shochu distillery ★ Aogashima heliport ★ The volcanic island steamer (for lunch) ★ The island sauna ★ Oyamatenbo Park (Observation Area) for the view over the crater and the sky at night ★ Aogashima Port ★ Maruyama & Shrine FOOD TO TRY ★ Torinabe (Chicken Soup Pot) ★ Ashitaba (an island leaf / herb that's used in cooking) ★ Island fish in season Note: you can ask your inn about trying these at scheduled meals THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT VISITING AOGASHIMA 1) You must have a reservation to stay somewhere before arriving. Lodging is limited. Call ahead, even for camping. 2) There is an ATM at the post office but come with cash just in case 3) Helicopters are often sold out a month in advance. Ferry tickets are easy to get but your departure date may not be convenient. 4) Walking is possible everywhere but many tourists rent a car. Other tourists may pick you up if you hitchhike. It takes 80 minutes to walk from the heliport to Aogashima pier. URL: ▶︎ Aogashima's Official Page www.vill.aogashima.tokyo.jp/top.html ▶︎ Tokyo's Island Helicopter Service (Online Reservations) tohoair-tal.jp/ ▶︎ Ao-chu (青酎) Aogashima Island Shochu Brand ao-chu.com/ (Hotel / Inn) Onyado Tomotame / 御宿為朝 telephone: +81 4996-9-0410 owner: Kyoko-san (Japanese only) ▶︎ Aogashimamura Camping Ground telephone: 04996-9-0111  email contact: kankou@vill.aogashima.tokyo.jp Special thank you to Akira-san, Yoshino-san, Kyoko-san and Moemi-san and all the kind residents of Aogashima who made me feel a part of the island family! I stayed on the island from July 23 to July 30. Drone scenes shot with the DJI MAVIC PRO Music Credits: ▷ TEKNOAXE (love his stuff) ruvideos.org/u/teknoaxe Jungle - a Royal Feast / Bedtime Story Adventures - Piano/Background ▷ Groovy Baby by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: audionautix.com/ ▷ Out of the Skies, Under the Earth by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: chriszabriskie.com/reappear/ Artist: chriszabriskie.com/ ▷ SUBTITLES: If you'd like to help out and submit a subtitle in your language, I'd really appreciate it so we can reach more people! ruvideos.org/u/timedtext_video?v=-N5pqG7-qDY&ref=share THANK YOU! You'll be listed as a collaborator for this video too :) -john This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Ramen Battle in Asahikawa ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Ramen Battle in Asahikawa ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
So you want to eat a big bowl of ramen and you can't decide which restaurant to visit? Which one is the best?! It's a typical problem for hungry travelers so ー let's try three different places in Asahikawa, Japan's northern most city in Hokkaido. It's famous for SHOYU RAMEN and after comparing MISO RAMEN (Sapporo) and TONKOTSU RAMEN (Fukuoka) we attack Asahikawa's finest. All these places were ranked in the top 10 and got high marks by critics. * At the end of this video, vote on which one YOU want to try! ASAHIKAWA RAMEN SHOP BATTLE In this episode: ★ BAIKOKU | 梅光軒 旭川本店 goo.gl/maps/o76ATVuog9Q2 ★ AOBA | 旭川らぅめん青葉 goo.gl/maps/MLP9BAWor3E2 ★ TENPIN | らーめんや天金 四条店 goo.gl/maps/xWxq7KAfHW62 Check out the other RAMEN / NOODLE ADVENTURES on ONLY in JAPAN: ☆ SAPPORO RAMEN ALLEY ruvideos.org/3MTKUjXUDpI-video.html ☆ Fukuoka Ramen Eating Spree ruvideos.org/KGe45KeY-kY-video.html ☆ Udon Noodle Eating Spree & Tempura Binge ruvideos.org/YMvvWuUAZcQ-video.html ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japan's Manga Industry Uncovered | One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball, Tsubasa (The SHONEN JUMP Story)
Japan's Manga Industry Uncovered | One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball, Tsubasa (The SHONEN JUMP Story)
2 years ago
Behind the scenes of Weekly Shonen Jump, home of popular manga series NARUTO, ONE PIECE, DRAGON BALL, CAPTAIN TSUBASA, KOCHIKAME and so many more, where I'll talk with the editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano and Shuhei Hosono. When publisher Shueisha asked me if I'd like to learn more about the manga industry and their amazing 50 years of history, I JUMP'ed at the chance! This is an exclusive inside look at Japan's most well known manga weekly. What makes manga so culturally important to Japan? How does one become a manga artist? What is it like being one the world's top manga artist? SHONEN JUMP LEGENDS interviewed: ★ 秋本 治 Osamu AKIMOTO (Kochikame series) ★ 嶋田 隆司 Takashi SHIMADA (Yudetamago | Kinnikuman series) ★ 中井 義則 Yoshinori NAKAI (Yudetamago | Kinnikuman series) ★ 高橋 陽一 Yoichi TAKAHASHI (Captain Tsubasa series) The manga culture here moves fast! It’s competitive, almost like all out war! Artists want to be the best and that creates amazing content each week. The winner are the fans who are left wanting more after reading the 400-500 pages of manga series inside. SHONEN JUMP is targeted to boys but the audience is much wider these days, especially online at Shonen Jump Plus. shonenjumpplus.com/ where you can get a lot of free online manga content from famous series and also purchase the same weekly Shonen Jump that’s at the newsstand on the same day for the same price. EPISODE TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction Shonen Jump Exhibit SHUEISHA’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Editorial Division Artist Interview Manga Burgers Unboxed ★ WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP EXHIBITION in Tokyo ★ shonenjump-ten.com/english/ 2018 is Shonen Jump’s 50th anniversary and SHUEISHA is celebrating with an amazing exhibition and event in central Tokyo at Roppongi’s Mori Tower. There will be 3 volumes spanning the 50 year history of the manga. WHEN & WHERE IS THE JUMP EXHIBITION? Vol.1 (1970s to 1980s) July 18 - October 15, 2017  Vol.2 (1990s) March to June 2018 Vol.3 (2000s to Present) July to Sept 2018 Address: Roppongi Hills (subway: Roppongi) Google Map: goo.gl/maps/p3CW1j2eA6N2 This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for NHK World. Subtitles / 字幕 (Community contributions) If you'd like to help subtitle this episode, we (all of us watching around the world) are very grateful for the help! You will receive credit as a contributor for this episode. ruvideos.org/u/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=6cYXYIc9OyI URL: ONLY in JAPAN on INSTAGRAM: instagram.com.onlyinjapantv More on SHONEN JUMP www.shonenjump.com/e/ www.viz.com/shonenjump Live Stream inside Shueisha on ONLY in JAPAN GO! ruvideos.org/3zmtz_3YWb0-video.html Special thank you to SHUEISHA for giving me access to the exhibit, the artist interview and editorial division. Shueisha is one of the world's biggest publishers. Images and scenes in this episode from manga series are copyrighted and any reuse requires permission from SHUEISHA. (C) Weekly Shonen Jump / SHUEISHA All rights reserved. www.shueisha.co.jp/english/
Stinky Sushi Eating Challenge: One Year in a Bucket ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Stinky Sushi Eating Challenge: One Year in a Bucket ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
If you think day old sushi is bad, try YEAR OLD SUSHI! That's exactly what Funazushi is, a local delicacy still made in the traditional way, the recipe dating back over 1000 years. With Japanese, it's notoriously sour, totally evil tasting and the smell ... ? Well, that's what I'm here to find out. In this episode, I will try to conquer my fears and eat some very old fermented sushi to see if this famous food lives up to its reputation as being Japan's grossest. Funazushi is part of the Narezushi category of sushi, the other category being Hayazushi. Let me explain. Hayazushi is the sushi we know today, a piece of raw fish on top of vinegar rice with a little wasabi. Hayazushi only came about in the early 1800s. Narezushi is the original sushi with origins going back a millennium. It's fermented in rice for a year, compressed with a heavy stone so that all air is kept out. Shiga prefecture's Funazushi is made in the original method used many generations ago which means ー this is ancient food! If you want to try what people ate 1,000 year ago, THIS IS IT! The challenge is on! Can you take down a plate of year old funazushi? Where is Shiga Prefecture and Otsu? GOOGLE MAP: goo.gl/maps/nsgW5UHaGB32 It's a quick 10 minute train ride from JR Kyoto Station. URL: So you want to try Inoue-san's funazushi? You'll want to go here: goo.gl/maps/sgDqyGiuiSF2 志じみめし 湖舟 Open from 10am to 4pm In Japan, you can order it from Inoue-san and send it to your hotel, if you're crazy enough. www.shiseian.com Special thank you to the wonderful staff of BIWAKO OTSU TOURISM ASSOCIATION www.otsu.or.jp/ Contribute to the community SUBTITLES :) you'll be marked as a collaborator to this video and help thoe in your country understand the history of Funazushi! (Thank you!) (Link coming soon) ★ Watch Other ONLY in JAPAN FOOD CHALLENGES ★ ☆ Tokyo Monster Gyoza Challenge ruvideos.org/n19N6bECRQM-video.html ☆ Ice Cream Flavor Challenge ruvideos.org/uP-B128DJps-video.html Music Credit: Manic Polka by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100168 Artist: incompetech.com/ Inner Journey by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: audionautix.com/ Attack of the Mole Men - Stings by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100321 Artist: incompetech.com/ John on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Support the channel on Patreon: patreon.com/onlyinjapan This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. This content cannot be reused for any purpose without the consent of the creator as stipulated in the RUvideos license and copyright.
Edamame Farm | Japanese Superfood Snack Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Edamame Farm | Japanese Superfood Snack Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Edamame is the world's healthiest snack food, enjoyed everywhere in Japan during the summer when it's harvested ー and it's my favorite Japanese appetizer by far ー but I also had a lot of questions about this amazing super bean: ★ How exactly do you eat them? ★ What's the best way to cook them? ★ How are they grown? Harvested? ★ Why are they different than soy beans? ★ How healthy are they (really)? To find all my EDAMAME answers, I traveled from Tokyo to Noda in Chiba prefecture to visit Yumeaguri Noda (ゆめあぐり野田), a farm run by Sekine-san. I toured his farm and learned how to eat edamame like professionals. Edamame facts: ☆ There are over 50 varieties of edamame in Japan (according the the kinds of seeds sold by JA). ☆ Edamame are high in calcium, amino acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals; low in sugar and fat and have almost no cholesterol. ☆ What does edamame mean? The word "edamame" in Japanese means (eda) stem / branch & (mame) bean. WHAT EXACTLY IS EDAMAME? It's an immature soy bean. It's harvested when still young then either boiled (for 4 minutes) or steamed with a little salt. It's cooked in the pod and eaten by popping them out and into your mouth. Best enjoyed in Japan in the summer with beer. WHEN IS THE BEST SEASON FOR FRESH EDAMAME? It depends on the area. In TOKYO, it's from June to August. In the north, it's from July to September. You'll find them in every supermarket for $3 to $5 a pack between June and September. Frozen edamame are available year round. Noda city is called the "HOME OF EDAMAME" and worth a visit if you are a big edamame fan! It's a 30 minute walk from Noda Station to Yumeaguri Noda ( ゆめあぐり野田 ) Google Map: goo.gl/maps/9jXUQWXPqBm John on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Support the channel on Patreon: patreon.com/onlyinjapan This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark.
500,000 Subscribers | THANK YOU message from Tokyo's Volcanic Island ★ ONLY in JAPAN
500,000 Subscribers | THANK YOU message from Tokyo's Volcanic Island ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
ONLY in JAPAN reached a channel milestone this month and I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has been a supporter, those watching since I started in 2013 and those who just subscribed yesterday. I'm on the island of Aogashima (Google map: goo.gl/maps/NfsYtw9EdwJ2 ) and took a few minutes to make a short videos :) LINKS: Patreon: patreon.com/onlyinjapan Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Facebook: facebook.com/onlyinjapantv THANK YOU once again and I am looking forward to making more and more super interesting episodes from adventures all around Japan. Leave a comment below with your thoughts, ideas or anything you want to say and I'll try to reply :) Sincerely yours, John
World's Most Beautiful Starbucks ★ ONLY in JAPAN
World's Most Beautiful Starbucks ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Where is the world's most beautiful Starbucks? Japan, of course. In Toyama city's Kansui Park is a shop that has won awards for it's design, but it's also the location that makes it beautiful. Those big windows overlook a lake in a park, the building resting upon grass, surrounded by sakura trees. The fresh air off the sea of Japan and the beautiful sunsets over the nearby Japanese Alps can't be forgotten. I could sip a hot cappuccino all day here. But wait! Starbucks newest shop in Kyoto (Ninenzaka) is a traditional tea house that looks centuries old! It's hard to tell it's a Starbucks until you see the sign. Inside, it's like going back in time. You definitely feel Kyoto's historical vibe sitting on tatami sipping macha tea ... lattes. This may also be the world's most beautiful shop. Hakodate in Hokkaido is home to what many consider to be the "coziest Starbucks in the world". It's got a fireplace, wide open rooms and stairs, natural hard wood floors and a beautiful deck that overlooks Hakodate Bay. It's super cozy! Yeah, visiting Starbucks is certainly one attraction for many visitors because it seems more than just a chain coffee shop. To me, it a reflection of the world around us -- and a really good cup of coffee. THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED VIDEO. I made this episode from a suggestion from a viewer in 2016 :) I also like Starbucks Japan because it's the only cafe chain that is non-smoking and has excellent coffee. LOCATIONS featured in this video: ★ Toyama Kansui Park goo.gl/maps/ffNhQMeTHpF2 ★ Hakodate Bayside ☆ Shibuya Tsutaya ☆ Omotesando / Harajuku Tokyu Plaza ☆ Okachimachi ☆ Tokyo Yaesu Sakura Dori ☆ Akihabara ☆ Ueno Onishi Parek ★ Kyoto Nineizaka Yasaka Chaya goo.gl/maps/SrwnJMFjZ2U2 Historical note: The first Starbucks in Japan was opened in Ginza in 1996 and is located here. goo.gl/maps/7oVzxNJGWkn It is being renovated until August 2017. ☆ Subtitles / this channel is supported by community subtitling! If you have the time to help, it is very much appreciated! You will be given credit as a contributor for this episode. ruvideos.org/u/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=fQRt56aZnnk MUSIC CREDIT: * Panama Hat by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: audionautix.com/ * Payday / Jason Farnham John on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
How to Travel Japan for Free ★ ONLY in JAPAN
How to Travel Japan for Free ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
I found a way to travel with ZERO transportation costs and 100% total adventure. I traveled all of Japan like this -- and you can do it too! For many people, it will change the way you see the world forever. That's right, all you need is a starting point and a little courage (and maybe a few other things, but they don't cost much at all) and you can travel the whole country with pocket change. Seems easy, right? Well, I said free not easy. Consider it a challenge for an experience you'll never forget. In 2003 (30 days of travel in Japan, 3000 km) Transportation costs: 0 Accommodation: $10 Food: $120 (almost everyone treated me to lunch or dinner) Entrance fees: $20 for baths and laundry People who picked me up: 20 In 2017, 32 people stopped and took me 3000+ km again Transportation costs: 0 WHY IS HITCHHIKING IN JAPAN THE GREATEST TRAVEL HACK EVER? ★ It's free ★ The people who pick you up are also the most knowledgeable people on the area you want to go to. No need for a guide book! ★ Car is the best way to see all the places other tourists can't visit with a train pass ★ Learn about Japanese culture by being thrown deep into it ★ Did I mention the fresh air and beautiful views from all over Japan? No? Okay, put that on the list too. First, you'll need courage. And then you'll need these things: A map of Japan or a smartphone A tent (optional) 3 black markers Cardboard A smile HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Stay out hitchhiking for as long as you like (or as long as you have a visa to stay) Make loads of friends along the way. Have hundreds of stories that will inspires your friends, family and the internet. Hitchhiking Japan is not without risks, like all things in life. There are some things you should take note of. 1) Never get into a car if you feel uncomfortable. After 50 rides across, I have not had a problem. 2) Always let people know where you are and where you're going. 3) Carry cash for at least 2 days in case of trouble. There aren't always ATMs in the countryside. 4) Bring extra markers and cardboard 5) Bring a English - Japanese dictionary so you can communicate. Smart phone batteries die. 6) Don't hitchhike in the middle of winter or summer. You may be outside for an extended period. 7) If you have any medical conditions, please note that you may be away from medical care, a risk for all world travelers. 8) Absolutely exchange business - name cards whenever you can with your ride so you have each other's information. 9) It can be hard and sometimes traffic is light or people won't stop. Be prepared for anything including spending the night in your tent in the park or roadside -- or rain. I have seen more than most people while hitchhiking and it's an experience I loved so much, I did it twice. I've made lasting friendships with people I wouldn't have met if I hadn't had the courage to do so and this adventure has changed my life forever. It's not for everyone, but if you decide to hack the system, bypass a JR Train Pass and hitchhike like this, you will be rewarded with an amazing journey that you'll be able to tell you're grand kids. Best of luck to you out there on the road! See photos from this trip on instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv
Fukuoka Ramen Eating Spree ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Fukuoka Ramen Eating Spree ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Fukuoka is the capitol of TONKOTSU RAMEN and man, do they make it good! Tonkotsu -- made from pork bone based soup -- is the ramen of choice here and this time, we'll go on a ramen eating binge from the famous Yatai in Nakasu and Ramen Stadium to the cheapest ramen in the city in Tenjin! We'll also get an inside look at RAMEN UNARI's special GYOKAI TONKOTSU RAMEN which is lighter bodied than the usual tonkotsu served in the city -- and absolutely amazing! Here are the ramen shops I visited in the episode: 1) Nakasu Yatai Stands Google Maps: goo.gl/maps/KRe9wuy9Kd92 2) Ramen Unari / ラーメン海鳴 URL: ramen-unari.com/nakasu/ Google Maps: goo.gl/maps/KRe9wuy9Kd92 3) Hakata Ramen Zen Google Maps: goo.gl/maps/sy1yosDknTA2 4) Ramen Stadium / Shodai Hidechan Ramen Google Maps: goo.gl/maps/hKSwsJRX7g62 URL: canalcity.co.jp/ra_sta/ There are too many ramen shops in Fukuoka to count! I reviewed the ones that were recommended to me by locals plus the yatai which are famous in Japan. Don't limit yourself to these places but I have to say, I loved Ramen Unari! MORE RAMEN? Check out the Sapporo Ramen Alley Adventure: ruvideos.org/3MTKUjXUDpI-video.html How about RAMEN CAKE in Akihabara? ruvideos.org/OvpPkdfz6F4-video.html Note on the criticism of the yatai area along the river: I spent two nights at the Nakasu Yatai Ramen Stands and only 1 in 10 visitors were from Fukuoka. Most were Japanese tourists or from abroad. I went to two yatai and the service was not good each time. At the last one where I filmed, the staff told me "You can eat here if you won't stay long." I never had any intention to stay long but I got the feeling they don't have much respect for customers because almost none of them are repeaters, regular customers. I cannot recommend this area, but I hope you have a better experience than me. Try ordering something different than ramen at the yatai. ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Hiroshima Street Food Guide (on Miyajima Island) ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Hiroshima Street Food Guide (on Miyajima Island) ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
I hope you're hungry because we're about to go on a street food eating binge on Hiroshima's amazing island, Miyajima. It's a street food paradise and in this episode we're going to attack the following foods: ★ Hiroshima Oysters / 広島牡蠣 - Grilled (yaki gaki) 400 yen ($4) - Deep fried (kaki furai) 300 yen ($3) ★ Deep fried Momiji Cake filled w/ Custard / 揚げもみじ 180 yen ($1.80) ★ Miyajima Nigiri, white fishcakes with Bacon and Asparagus / 宮島にぎり天 300 yen ($3) ★ Conger Eel ANAGO steamed bun or Anagoman / あなごまん 450 yen ($4.50) ★ Okonomiyaki, a savory grilled Japanese pancake / お好み焼き 1200 yen ($12) Where is Miyajima? It's 15 minutes by train from JR Hiroshima Station and a 15 minute ferry ride to the island. Google Map: goo.gl/maps/8GonHSaz5k92 JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN ▶︎ Tokyo (Ameyoko / Ueno) ruvideos.org/vou24SNu1e0-video.html ▶︎ Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) ruvideos.org/rMHSdN1cc4o-video.html ▶︎ Nara ruvideos.org/qhZU2JxFkmo-video.html ▶︎ Tokyo (Shibamata) ruvideos.org/8YU0s5WAFr0-video.html ▶︎ Sapporo (Ramen) ruvideos.org/3MTKUjXUDpI-video.html ▶︎ Kyoto (Nishiki Market) ruvideos.org/sDAqtVbRux4-video.html ▶︎ Osaka (Dotonbori) ruvideos.org/F9To5UjWhUA-video.html ▶︎ Kochi (Shikoku) ruvideos.org/nKKuq-XTCAM-video.html If you want to see more, visit the live stream walk through on the ONLY in JAPAN GO channel: ruvideos.org/7ykDFI6zgTY-video.html Don't forget to subscribe and hit the notification button so you can see the shows LIVE on location! ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japan's North Point & Cape Soya Sea Jump ☆ LIVE #20
Japan's North Point & Cape Soya Sea Jump ☆ LIVE #20
2 years ago
This is it! The end of the road and -- the jump! Ready?
Asahiyama Zoo is Wild ☆ LIVE #19
Asahiyama Zoo is Wild ☆ LIVE #19
2 years ago
I'm visiting Japan's no.1 Zoo located in Northern Hokkaido's city of Asahikawa. ASAHIYAMA ZOO is an example of how keeping animals in their natural behavioral patterns makes for happier animal residents and happier human visitors! Walk around the zoo with me for a bit.
Hakodate's Famous Kaisendon & Morning Market ☆ LIVE #17
Hakodate's Famous Kaisendon & Morning Market ☆ LIVE #17
2 years ago
Hokkaido! On Japan's north island is the city of Hakodate and here you will get the best seafood in Japan. That's right - the fish caught here eventually goes to Tsukiji so it's freshest from the origin. Today's breakfast was KAISENDON 海鮮丼 from ABUYA (油矢) in the Hakodate Morning Market near the JR Hakodate Station. GOOGLE MAP: サンユトムズ(株) 函館支店 goo.gl/maps/6HqJ53UpRTt 22-2 Ōtemachi, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaidō 040-0064 0138-27-6533 Hitchhike Japan Adventure DVD: www.kickstarter.com/projects/2033061111/only-in-japan-hitchhiking-adventure-2017 (THANK YOU!)
Hirosaki Castle Sakura Festival ☆ LIVE #16
Hirosaki Castle Sakura Festival ☆ LIVE #16
2 years ago
Live from Hirosaki Castle Park at one of Japan's top Sakura berry blossom festivals.
The Next Ride Out: North to Tohoku ☆ LIVE #15
The Next Ride Out: North to Tohoku ☆ LIVE #15
2 years ago
After an amazing 24 hours with a ride from the Toyama area to Hakuba, the couple drove me the next day to TSUBAME-SANJO (Niigata Prefectrure) where I caught my next ride to my eventual destination, Akita. Stopping at the end of this video is Kuma-san or BEAR and he took me to a Service Area nearby and helped me find a ride all the way to Akita! (Thanks Bear!!) Support this trip by buying the DVD of this hitchhiking adventure on Kickstarter! www.kickstarter.com/projects/2033061111/only-in-japan-hitchhiking-adventure-2017 Campaign ends on April 30th!
Massive Snow Wall Walk: Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route ☆ LIVE #14
Massive Snow Wall Walk: Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route ☆ LIVE #14
2 years ago
From mid April to the end of June, this roadway is a major tourist attraction in Toyama prefecture. Why? Well, for the SNOW WALLS of course! They can go as high as 26m some years but this year, it peaked at 19m which is still as high as a 5 story building. WHERE IS THIS? Google Maps: goo.gl/maps/EZ8zt66V6eM2 Snow Corridor 〒930-1414 Toyama Prefecture, Nakaniikawa District, Tateyama, 芦峅寺室堂 076-431-3331 Please help support this trip and see this is in more detail by buying a DVD on Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/2033061111/only-in-japan-hitchhiking-adventure-2017
370 Year Old Gigantic Sakura Tree ☆ LIVE #13
370 Year Old Gigantic Sakura Tree ☆ LIVE #13
2 years ago
One of the top cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan, this tree called SHIDARE ZAKURA at Asuwa Shrine in central Fukui city is spectacular! It's over 370 years old and 12m high, 26m wide. The shrine itself has history going back 1500 years. Just for a few days a year, this tree looks like this and at night, it will take your breath away. This is Japan's Sakura season at its best.
Leaving Obama City: Picked up in 25 minutes! ☆ LIVE #12
Leaving Obama City: Picked up in 25 minutes! ☆ LIVE #12
2 years ago
Leaving Obama City, Fukui for Fukui City about 80k away. A ride stops for me at 25:00! He was on his was to Ishikawa prefecture to run a marathon. You can see the pick up in the end. Thanks for watching and supporting this trip! Collectors DVD of the hitchhiking Japan adventure available on Kickstarter now! www.kickstarter.com/projects/2033061111/only-in-japan-hitchhiking-adventure-2017 More live videos from the road (almost daily) at ONLY in JAPAN GO channel. See you in the road!
Tajima: Where Kobe Beef is from ☆ LIVE #11
Tajima: Where Kobe Beef is from ☆ LIVE #11
2 years ago
While hitchhiking, my ride (Ishii-san) brought to a farm where he knew the CEO. TAJIMA is home to all Kuro Wagyu and Mikata Farm is one of the places where some of Kobe beef is selected. Here I got a chance to see the wagyu's living conditions and meet some of the babies, too. Amazing and totally unexpected experience in Hyogo prefecture. Support this trip by buying the DVD on Kickstarter. www.kickstarter.com/projects/2033061111/only-in-japan-hitchhiking-adventure-2017
How to Start a Cross-country Hitchhiking Trip ★ ONLY in JAPAN
How to Start a Cross-country Hitchhiking Trip ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
What's the best and cheapest way to travel around Japan? We could say a Japan Rail train pass. It's convenient, kind of cheap, fun to ride -- but it doesn't come close to covering the whole country! Despite the amazing train network, car is the best way to get around most of the country and that means hitchhiking is not just the cheapest - it may even be the best! When I started this trip 2 weeks ago, this is what one viewer wrote to me - "Hitchhiker, are you an idiot?" I figure a lot of people wonder what I'm doing right now, and why I am doing it. BACKGROUND: In 2003, I hitchhiked from Hokkaido to Kagoshima and I am doing it again 14 years later. The reason? Well, I'm hoping you watch the next several episodes as I travel on the road across Japan. Okay, what's the reason? In 2003, I was at a crossroads and didn't know if I would return to my home country or stay in Japan. I had the option to do both, but before deciding, I decided to get to know Japan -- not just Tokyo but the whole country. After the month trip in September 2003, I learned that I simply loved it here, the people and their genuine kindness. Not everyone, but the kindness that existed to me on the road is a side of Japan I had never seen before. It changed me. I'm hoping over the next month, I can tell you stories from the road that may change you, too. Thank you all for the support and see you on the road!
Bath at a Japanese Ryokan: Kaike Onsen Experience ☆ LIVE #10
Bath at a Japanese Ryokan: Kaike Onsen Experience ☆ LIVE #10
2 years ago
I got a chance to film at an onsen in a famous 5 star Japanese ryokan (Japanese style hotel) so I pushed the LIVE RUvideos broadcast button and made this short walk through their beautiful bath. WELCOME TO YONAGO (Tottori Prefecture's) KAIKE ONSEN Google Map: goo.gl/maps/MEs7sMetwNB2 KASUITE (RYOKAN) / Yonago, Kaike Onsen URL: www.kaike-grandhotel.co.jp 4 Chome-4-19-10 Kaikeonsen, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken Telephone: +81 859-33-0001 Support the show on Patreon: patreon.com/onlyinjapan Imstagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv
Matsue Castle ☆ LIVE #09
Matsue Castle ☆ LIVE #09
2 years ago
I stopped by Matsue Castle (Shimane Prefecture) on the sea of Japan side during my Spring 2017 Hitchhiking Trip. This LIVE STREAM starts at the top of the castle and works its way down to the outside where the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. WHERE IS MATSUE CASTLE? goo.gl/maps/zhXPnc2rDy32
Japan's Ancient Super Shrine: Izumotaisha ☆ LIVE #08
Japan's Ancient Super Shrine: Izumotaisha ☆ LIVE #08
2 years ago
Starting from the entrance we walk the length of the Izumo grounds, one of Japan's most significant and oldest shrines. It's cultural value gives it my "Super Shrine" mark and a must-visit place on any trip to this area of Japan.
Fukuoka to Shimonoseki | Hitchhiking out of Kyushu ☆ LIVE #07
Fukuoka to Shimonoseki | Hitchhiking out of Kyushu ☆ LIVE #07
2 years ago
It's time to start again for the next leg of this trip. I usually start my trips with a piece of cardboard and write the destination with a marker on it.
Hitching Out of Kumamoto to Fukuoka ☆ LIVE #05
Hitching Out of Kumamoto to Fukuoka ☆ LIVE #05
2 years ago
In Kumamoto, I went to the intersection of Route 1 and Route 3 to hitch a ride to Fukuoka. It was a good spot in some ways but also challenging. The road was well trafficked but but there was a bus lane that made it difficult for cars to stop. What happens? 19:45 my phone falls to the groud 27:50 Half way through a man who speaks English and was with his family spoke to me and told me I should probably hitch to Ueki Interchange instead of looking for a direct ride to Fukuoka. I changed the sign. 31:50 I write a new sign to Ueki IC thanks to the advice of a passer by. 39:21 A nice man who was watching the feed came out on his motorbike and offered a ride to Kumamoto IC. He brought me a can coffee too! 42:00 Another man slowly drove by and stopped at the 7-11 and walked over to say he'd take me to Ueki IC. His name was Kazuhiro and we talked a lot until he dropped me off at the IC. It only took 3 minutes for the next ride to stop. Watanabe-san didn't want to ride alone and we talked the whole way to Fukuoka where she drove me directly to mu hotel! Amazing day! Support the trip on Patreon: patreon.com/onlyinjapan See you on the road!
Crepe Vending Machine Unboxing & Review ☆ LIVE #04
Crepe Vending Machine Unboxing & Review ☆ LIVE #04
2 years ago
That's right! Among all the amazing vending machines in Japan, there's one that dishes out crepes! What is most ingenious about this idea is that they've taken a normal canned drink vending machine and found a system to make it work with crepes. Just how you may ask? Watch and find out. This vending machine is located in downtown Kagoshima's Tennmonkan area. In this live stream I ate "nama caramel and cake with creek crepe" and "rare cheese with strawberry and cream crepe". Each crepe is ¥200 ($2) and is refilled daily. The machine is refrigerated. Back to the road! See you in Kumamoto in 8 hours or so as I continue the road trip to Hokkaido. Help support the trip so I can do more content like this. www.patreon.com/onlyinjapan (THANK YOI!!)
Someone Stopped in Only 3 Minutes! ☆ LIVE #03
Someone Stopped in Only 3 Minutes! ☆ LIVE #03
2 years ago
Streamed live from the highway. Hitchhiking from Ibusuki to Kagoshima today. The rain made it more difficult and I decided to live stream it. Only 3 minutes in to the stream, a lovely woman from Kagoshima stopped and took me all the way to the city. Very lucky! She gave me a bottle of tea and treated me like her guest the whole way. I was thrilled to have luck so quickly today. Tomorrow, Kagoshima to Kumamoto (or wherever the road takes me).
From the End of Kyushu ☆ LIVE #01
From the End of Kyushu ☆ LIVE #01
2 years ago
So, I decided to live stream from one of the ends of Kagoshima (Nagasakibana / 長崎鼻) where I officially kick off my hitchhiking adventure for the next month. There's no turning back now! I've officially proclaimed this mother of a trip a GO and will bring you amazing stories from the road. Hope you join me. Subscribe, click the notification bell for updates and LET'S GO!!! #hitchhikejapan #onlyinjapantv #adventure Support the channel and this trip here: www.patreon.com/onlyinjapan Thank you!! -John
Nara Street Food Guide w/ Extra Mochi
Nara Street Food Guide w/ Extra Mochi
2 years ago
STREET FOOD! We’re back for more in one of Japan’s most traditional cities, Nara. What was once Japan’s capitol is now a place loaded with delicious street food for humans and deer alike. So, what’s Nara got to offer? I hope you're hungry! ★ YAKI IMO / Grilled Sweet Potato / 200 yen per 100g ★ YOMOGI MOCHI / green mowort mochi filled with azuki beans, slightly bitter, slightly sweet / 130 yen each ★ KAKI NO HA SUSHI / sushi wrapped in permission leaves 1000 to 15000 yen for 8 to 12 ★ DORAYAKI / pancakes filled with azuki red bean paste / 600 yen for a large one ★ DEER RICE CRACKCERS / shika senbei that they love to eat / 150 yen per pack ★ SHIKA NO FUN (Deer Poop) / chocolate covered peanuts or soy beans / 350 yen per bag ★ SOFT SERVED ICE CREAM / 350 yen each Probably the most famous street food is mochi prepared by Nakatanido, a hundred meters behind the Kintetsu Nara Station. The mochi making performace where Nakatani-san opens the shop window and pounds the mochi at lightning speed takes place a few times a day. Stop by and ask about performance times because you don’t want to miss it. It’s served right after and it’s absolutely the best mochi in Kansai. I went at 11:30am. Note that the deer are wild animals and although they’re mostly friendly, they will bite, charge and bump tourists. Please be careful especially with children. Nara is an easy train ride from Osaka or Kyoto and worth a day trip or longer if you like hiking and trekking around nature to see temples and shrines. Perfect when the weather is clear. URL: Nakatanidou www.nakatanidou.jp/ (Japanese only) Google Map: goo.gl/maps/bWzzcxjiCYJ2 Kaki no ha sushi shop www.hiraso.jp/product/classic.html JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN Tokyo (Ameyoko / Ueno) ruvideos.org/vou24SNu1e0-video.html Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) ruvideos.org/rMHSdN1cc4o-video.html Nara ruvideos.org/qhZU2JxFkmo-video.html Tokyo (Shibamata) ruvideos.org/8YU0s5WAFr0-video.html Sapporo (Ramen) ruvideos.org/3MTKUjXUDpI-video.html Kyoto (Nishiki Market) ruvideos.org/sDAqtVbRux4-video.html Osaka (Dotonbori) ruvideos.org/F9To5UjWhUA-video.html Big THANK YOU once again to Kevin Riley, Osaka resident and master of Kansai. kevinrileypublishing.com Featured on TASTY Eating Your Feed Season 2: ruvideos.org/by9tyvMe9AE-video.html We Tried To Make Mochi With Giant Hammers Thanks for the shout out guys! The mochi you made looked great! This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on a TV show for Japan's International Channel.
Highway through a Building Story ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Highway through a Building Story ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Osaka's Gate Tower Building is an amazing sight to see because ... well, how should I put this? A highway goes through the building. It literally does, and there is a story behind it. In this episode, John not only goes inside to see where the elevator takes him, he also drives through it -- in a Lotus Seven. We'll also go up the Umeda Sky Building and catch some fantastic angles of the city, skyline and Gate Tower Building. THE STORY: Here it is from the building owner. It’s basically a land rights dispute with a sort of happy ending. The property was owned by a business (coal and wood company) since the early Meiji era but when business declined, so did the buildings in the 1970s. The area was approved to be redeveloped in 1983 but the property holder refused to give up the land, even though new building permits had been refused to him. The highway corporation and the property owner negotiated for 5 years and what you see today is their compromise. Highways usually buy the land they’re on but a new law in 1989 allowed the possibility of having two owners on the same spot, really meant for highways to go underground but hey - let’s get creative. The highway is the legal tenant of floors 5 through 7. The current building tenant on the other floors is TKP. WHERE IS THE BUILDING WITH THE HIGHWAY THROUGH IT? Google map: goo.gl/maps/qGbpaZ1Ktw12 Closest Station: JR Fukushima Station It's one stop away from JR Osaka Station on the Loop Line. Special thank you to TKP and the building owners for allowing me to film inside the building. URL: www.kashikaigishitsu.net/facilitys/gc-osaka-umeda/access/ Thank you to Yasui-san from F-1 BIN Co. for driving me through the building in his LOTUS SEVEN (1996) URL: www.f-1bin.co.jp/ Umeda Sky Building: www.osaka-info.jp/en/facilities/cat10/post_294.html Important Note: This video and the images were taken by John Daub on location and with permission from the tenants. Use of the video is not permitted without consent of creator. For use of this video or clips, please contact John through the ONLY in JAPAN RUvideos channel. MUSIC CREDIT: Odd News by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: www.twinmusicom.org/ Acid Jazz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Jazz_Sampler/AcidJazz_1430 Artist: incompetech.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Extreme Airport Snow Plowing | Aomori's White Impulse Story ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Extreme Airport Snow Plowing | Aomori's White Impulse Story ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Aomori Airport has gone to the EXTREME when it comes to snow removal. They're so good at it that this airport has NEVER HAD A SNOW CANCELATION. Not once despite having the most snow on Japan's main island. What's the secret? Meet WHITE IMPLUSE, a snow removal crew that has become quite famous in Japan. During the year, most of the team is working on farms, but when the winter season hits and Aomori's snow comes down hard, the they spring into action like superheroes. This is also an episode on TEAM WORK in Japan and the importance at perfecting one's job to the very smallest detail. Everything is essential and it's on full display here. THANK YOU! Aomori Prefecture URL: www.en-aomori.com/ Aomori Airport staff WHITE IMPULSE team Simon Beck and his Snow Art Saito-san, Hayasaka-san and team and Jin-san for the help! Music Credit: TEKNOAXE! ruvideos.org/u/shared?ci=2n9k41ScOYE Follow John on Instagram with regular Q&A live streams about Japan as well as photos from locations. instagram.com/onlyinjapantv ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Please contact John for any use of this video. John Daub (ジョン・ドーブ) has lived in Japan almost 20 years and is producer of this series since 2012. He regularly reports on Japan's international TV channel.
Japanese Manhole Covers: Drainspotting Adventure & Factory Tour ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Manhole Covers: Drainspotting Adventure & Factory Tour ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Manhole covers are trending high in Japan and for good reason -- they're stunning! Only in Japan are manholes to cover sewage designed so beautifully that they now make MANHOLE TRADING CARDS! (Travel around Japan and collect them all. They're free!) The craze is real, folks. There's even a new word for manhole enthusiasts: MANHOLERS In this episode, John travels around the country as a manholer in search of Japan's best designs. He also visits Nagashima Imono Casting Factory where manhole covers are made and finds out why they have designs and are painted. He also visits the Manhole Summit for the latest news and designs. FACTS ABOUT JAPANESE MANHOLE COVERS: ★ They were a way after WWII (World War 2) for Japan to spread the importance of its new sewer system project. ★ Okinawa (Naha city) was the first designed manhole in 1977. It had fish on it. ★ Now 95 % of all municipalities in Japan have customized manhole covers. ★ There are over 12,000 designs around Japan! ★ Manhole covers are sometimes painted for commemorative covers or for inside areas without vehicles like shopping arcades and parks. The paint used is a top secret mixture. ★ Designs represent local culture, history, mascots or sports teams: things citizens are proud of. About Manhole Cards: The cards are free and you have to physically go to each location to get one. It's first come, first serve. Where To get the cards? Here is a list of the distribution locations around Japan translated into English: translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gk-p.jp%2Fmc%2Fmhclist.html&edit-text= Follow John / ONLY in JAPAN instagram.com/onlyinjapantv URL: (Book) Manhole: Japanese culture and history represented by the design / マンホール:意匠があらわす日本の文化と歴史 By Hidetoshi Ishii 石井英俊 amzn.asia/4xwS2t8 Nagashima Casting 長島鋳物 www.nagashima-imono.co.jp/ Manhole Summit (held annually in January) "We Distribute Manhole Card" Kitami City, Hokkaido www.city.kitami.lg.jp.e.fu.hp.transer.com/docs/2016072000112/ Music credits: Four Beers Polka by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=usuan1100225 Artist: incompetech.com/ Digya by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200080 Artist: incompetech.com/ Special thanks to Ishii-san, Nagashima-san, Saito-san in Aomori and the Kodaira City Staff and the Museum of Sewage! This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark 2017.
World's Best School Lunch ★ ONLY in JAPAN
World's Best School Lunch ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Japan is the king of SCHOOL LUNCHES and in this episode, I find the answer to why -- while eating a lot of Japanese school food. ★ Watch the latest episode on Japanese Prison Food: ruvideos.org/S2UBy8bkgyE-video.html School lunches in Japan are world famous for being super healthy and delicious. With extremely low childhood obesity rates, many have turned to Japan for solutions to feed their school aged kids in the cafeteria. But that's part of the answer. Japanese elementary school kids don't even eat in a cafeteria. They eat in the classroom ー with the teacher. It is not possible to eat inside a Japanese elementary school (if you're a tourist) but there is a place in Tokyo where you can try nearly everything. Japanese parents take their preschool kids here to try it as well as older people coming back for a taste of nostalgia. This magical place is called KYUSHOKU TOBAN (給食当番 ) and it's a place where you can not only try some of Japan's regional school foods from all over the country, you can also do it in an elementary school classroom! The 2nd floor is a near exact replication. If you've ever wanted to be an exchange student in Japan -- or return to 5th grade, here's your chance. Unique Japanese School Lunch MENU Items: ★ AGEPAN: Fried baked bun covered in sugar and kinako (or other toppings like cinnamon or cocoa) ★ SOFTMEN: A special noodle served only in schools. It comes wrapped in plastic and should be dipped in meat sauce or stew. ★ WHALE: This was served in schools a long time ago because whale was more available and much cheaper than beef, chicken or pork. Today, it's no longer served in school but you can try some at izakayas around Tokyo and here at this restaurant. Whale is rarely eaten these days since the price of other fish and meats is significantly cheaper. WHY ARE JAPANESE SCHOOL LUNCHES SO AMAZING? The program is highly regulated with calorie intake and nutritional value set for each scheduled meal. Ingredients are usually local and meals are prepared from scratch. There are no cafeterias in Japanese elementary schools. (They exist in high schools.) Kids eat their lunches in the classroom with the teacher. They learn about nutrition and food responsibility in a hands on setting. Milk is served with every meal. All students eat the same meal. If a student hates an item, they have to stay and finish it. Parents pay monthly for the school lunches, about $40 to $60 a month. The Japanese School Lunch program started in 1954. After World War 2, resources were scarce and the government tried to make sure every child had a balanced meal. Before World War 2, kids brought their own bento. The usual school food back then was the NORIBEN, rice, bonito fish flakes and roasted seaweed on a metal lunch box. Milk was a luxury item and there were few vegetables. Japanese to English Explaination: KYUSHOKU = School Lunch OISHI = Delicious KIRAI = hate (something) OKAWARI = a second helping / refill URL: KYUSHOKU TOBAN (給食当番 ) tabelog.com/tokyo/A1311/A131101/13037171/ Google map: goo.gl/maps/FtmkxHPg3xz Open 11:30 to 14:00 / 18:00 to 23:00 Closed on Sundays Special thank you to Misato from the Let's Play Japan channel & Mr. Seiichi, my 96 year old neighbor. Note: THIS VIDEO IS NOT CREATIVE COMMONS. STANDARD RUvideos LICENSE. PERMISSION REQUIRED TO USE THIS VIDEO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. Music Credit: Evening Melodrama by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200049 Artist: incompetech.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Gachapon Capsule Toy Experience: Akihabara 360 ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Gachapon Capsule Toy Experience: Akihabara 360 ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Japanese capsule toy mania is here! So -- what's inside this famous gachapon game center in Akihabara? Join John on a virtual tour and adventure in a shop with hundreds of them stacked to the ceiling. These machines have been booming around Japan, especially with foreign tourists where it's become a place for quick souvenir shopping and getting rid of your pocket change before flying back home. It's hard to miss GACHAPON machines. They're everywhere around Tokyo and Japan from Narita Airport to the local supermarket. This time, John heads to Akihabara for another trip to Gachapon Kaikan (ガチャポン会館) for a virtual reality tour of the show. The machines go all the way to the ceiling! It's his first time back since cutting open a gachapon machine on WHAT'S INSIDE in 2016: ruvideos.org/WGNCGaDXdy4-video.html (Cutting Open a Gachapon Machine!) WHAT ARE GACHAPON? Gachapon items are collectables. Some have value and many sell out fast. The name "gachapon" is actually an onomonopia - it comes from the sound the machine makes when you turn the handle ("gacha gacha") and the capsule hits the bottom ("pon"). HOW MUCH ARE GACHAPON? Prices for gachapon goods range from 200 to 500 yen ($2 to $5) and price has a big impact on quality. Collections range from anime and manga figures and goods to Japanese souvenirs and cultural trinkets. Gachapon series are always changing and are limited in nature. Items you see in this video may not be available when you visit. There is also newer and cooler stuff every month! About the 360 VR camera used in this video: I shoot with the SAMSUNG GEAR 360 in 4K. It's best viewed on wifi in full 4K size. URL: Gachapon Kaikan Google Map: goo.gl/maps/xSCmNKC6qX42 Open 11:00am to 8pm on weekdays / until 10pm on Friday & Saturday THANK YOU to our co-reporters! Monami Brown and Kai Okudara. Kai on Instagram: instagram.com/sneakermania/ Monami on Instagram: instagram.com/chrry_b99 Thank you to "Rash" Rashed Alsumaiti for his help! Check out his RUvideos channel! ruvideos.org/c/UCn1Tl6vk_miVMbN99dDc8Vw ONLY in JAPAN on INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv (photos on location around Japan!) Music Credit: Teknoaxe! Definitely check out this amazing channel for 8-bit tunes. ruvideos.org/u/teknoaxe This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Volcano Hiking Adventure | Kagoshima Sakurajima ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Volcano Hiking Adventure | Kagoshima Sakurajima ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Start your year with -- a VOLCANIC EXPLOSION! Japan's most active volcano is also a great place for lava trail hiking, hot spring bathing and pure adventure. Where is this magical volcano you ask? It's down on Kyushu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture (1,300km from Tokyo) and that ash and fire throwing cone is SAKURAJIMA! You can get there by ferry in 15 minutes from the city center for a ridiculous 180 yen / $1.50, about 4km across the sea. Sakurajima is famous for island mikan, much smaller and sweeter than on the mainland. The Sakurajima DAIKON RADISH which can weigh as much as 45kg is also well known. It's the biggest radish in the world. (Are you excited yet?) If radishes aren't enough, there's that LAVA TRAIL and loads of paths for bicycling. Not far away are sea view onsen baths where you can soak up those minerals and long views across the sea. The Sakurajima Visitor's Center is the place to start your adventure. Inside, data on the island's volcanic activity and history is all documented with diagrams and videos. There's also a gift shop with some cool things to buy. I went in the off season (January) but that shouldn't stop you from visiting. It just means you get the whole place to yourself. The population on Sakurajima is quite old. I met a 97 year old woman who was walking around just fine. She was half my size but seemed to have twice my energy so I think there's something truly magical about this island. I hope some of that magic rubs off onto you as well. HOW TO GET THE SAKURAJIMA: It's a 90-115 minute flight from Tokyo (Haneda or Narita Airport) or a 7 hour trip on the Shinkansen. Great if you have a JR Rail Pass! Buses depart regularly from Kagoshima Airport to the city center where you can either grab a taxi to the ferry terminal or a bus from Chuo-Kagoshima Station. It's a short ride. THE SAKURAJIMA FERRY: It's 24 hours, departing every 15-20 minutes. Adults: 180 yen ($1.50) Child: 90 Yen ($0.75) Ferry Schedule and Guide: www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/sakurajima-ferry/english/guides.html Try a bowl of udon or soba on board for 480 yen! URL: Sakurajima Visitor's Center www.sakurajima.gr.jp/svc/english/ * Video Footage allowed for promotional use from the center's TV monitors from management. (Thank you!) This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Tokyo Gift Vending Machine: One Minute Shopping Spree ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Tokyo Gift Vending Machine: One Minute Shopping Spree ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Christmas shopping can be stressful - but not today! I've found a Japanese Vending Machine that is perfect, making it easy for you to shop and save time -- and save money! There are over 650 of these King's Treasure Box (王様の宝箱) vending machines around Tokyo ー and what's inside may surprise you! I spoke with the creator and CEO of these special vending machines who gave me an inside look at the machine -- and all that treasure! Okay. Okay. I know it's lazy to shop for friends at a vending machine. I mean, it's the thought that counts, right? But there are advantages to shopping at vending machines. WHY SHOP AT A VENDING MACHINE? It's convenient. There are hundreds of these machines! It's easy. Just push the button. It's quick. Done in a minute. It's not your fault if they don't like it. Blame the machine! Oh, and it's super fun! THE HISTORY: Nakajima-san, the creator told me he made these machines because he loved Gachapon so much, that he wanted a 24 hour solution for adults. Normal gachapon machines are made of plastic and lack security so they are taken off the streets and locked away when the store closes. With his vending machine, he can play it any time! Basically he converted old book vending machine and turned them into package dispensing ones. He redesigned the buttons and racks inside, made them more stylish and easier to work. In the end, he made a bigger, 24-hour gachapon machine for adults. WHAT'S INSIDE? Nintendo DS (the main prize!) Walkie-talkie Watch set LED Light Audio Activated Glasses T-SHIRT with a mini speaker that plays a guitar! Battery Chargers for smart phones iPhone lens ... and much much more! WHY IS IT ONLY 1000 YEN? Since he buys in bulk and many toy and product makers want their goods featured in these machines, he gets great discounts and that allows you to get items valued at 1000 yen or more. Sometimes less. It's sort of luck. The most valuable is a NINTENDO DS! ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv/ URL: The machine I visited is here: goo.gl/maps/FWT9StCspwt (Next to the KFC under the train overpass) You can find a map to every 1000 Yen “King's Treasure Box” vending machine here: www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1G1VjyedSnBucqrQTM9bkob4s_Jk&hl=ja&ll=35.826634211449594%2C138.96777581737138&z=9 KING'S TREASURE BOX website (Japanese only): www.ousamanotakarabako.net/ Special THANK YOU to: Simon & Martina Peter Von Gomm Shingo Imai Joseph Tame & Family Mr. Seiichi MUSIC CREDIT: TeknoAxe, awesome tunes! Anti Corporation Christmas Music -- Background #52 ruvideos.org/B_gazUEwu9Q-video.html Royalty Free Music #73 (Jingle Bell Rock) Christmas Music ruvideos.org/ICbzwYIw69k-video.html This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japanese Knife & Sword City: Seki Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Knife & Sword City: Seki Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
2 years ago
Traveling for KNIVES and SWORDS! The Japanese knife is quite simply the best in the world. The place best known for them is Seki (関市) in Gifu where Japanese Samurai swords have been forged for over 700 years. That tradition continues today in its knives and cutlery. They're perfect. Following World War 2, the city changed from forging the katana to producing some of the world's best knives and cutlery. So, I ended up at Seki Station recently -- to buy the best knife in Japan! Maybe even a samurai sword, too. In this episode, John travels to Seki city in Gifu prefecture to check out the CUTLERY FESTIVAL known as the HAMONO MATSURI (刃物まつり) in Japan. Now only will you find over 43 knife makers selling their best at discounted prices, you'll see the most unique knives anywhere as well as Chanbara performances (Samurai Sword Fight Acting). The most unique part of the Hamono Festuval is an authentic demonstration of traditional sword forging using Tamahagane Steel. HOW MUCH IS A REAL SAMURAI SWORD? They start at 400,000 to 600,000 Yen ($4,000 to $6000) and can go up to $20,000! We'll see swords being made in Seki. HOW TO BUY A JAPANESE KNIFE: There many things to consider such as the type of steel, the type of knife, it's balance and of course, it's price. WHEN IS SEKI'S HAMONO CUTLERY FESTIVAL ( 刃物まつり ) ? 2019 October 12th and 13th (Saturday & Sunday) URL: seki-hamono.jp/ (English available) * It takes place on the second weekend of October annually. The knife I bought: Mcusta ZANMAI Classic Pro Damascus Flame www.zanmai-hocho.jp/product/hfr Santoku 180mm ¥15,000 Festival Price Hida Beef (Hida Gyu 飛騨牛) is one of Japan's top wagyu beef and worth trying in Gifu or the Nagoya area. HOW TO GET TO SEKI: Best is to rent a car. It's easiest to get around this way because trains don't leave often in the countryside and many places like Monet's Pond can be accessed only by infrequent buses. By Train, it's a short and scenic ride from Nagoya Station or Gifu Station. Google Map: Seki Station goo.gl/maps/BeFL4Hj9caR2 Monet's Pond goo.gl/maps/DQo8vh2dTy72 LINKS: ★ Seki Sightseeing Association(関市観光協会) www.sekikanko.jp ★ Bushido Tsurugikai Association(武士道剣会) samurai-bushido.com THANK YOU! I want to say ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU to Seki city and the wonderful people who helped me make this special episode. If you are interested in Seki, please check out their sightseeing page and feel free to contact them. They really want you to enjoy their hometown! -john What is Damascus Steel? Mr. Walter Sorrells made an excellent video on RUvideos explaining it. I also learned more about knife making from his channel. ruvideos.org/ISSGL4Ns2qw-video.html This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Legend of Cabbage Man & Food Field Trip ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Legend of Cabbage Man & Food Field Trip ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
Japan is a country with some of the best food in the world, certainly not exclusive to Tokyo or Osaka! I hope you're hungry because I'm traveling 550 km north to Iwate Prefecture (岩手県) in the Japanese countryside to stuff my mouth with as much good food as I can! What's in my stomach this time? ★ Ramen ★ Cabbage Shioyaki Udon ★ Horumon Nabe ★ Sashimi (Donko and Soi / Rock Fish) ★ Tofu and Soba Nabe ★ Cabbage Ice Cream ★ Japanese Sake (雪の鼓 Yuki no Tsutsumi / 鷲の尾Washinoo ) ★ Jamon (Raw Ham) All of the eating is surrounded by a lot of adventures! A Japanese festival, kimono rental, 50-meter dash, fishing boat ride along the Japanese coast, and learning to make ramen noodles and the perfect bowl, in 3 minutes or less! WHERE IS IWATE? Google Map: goo.gl/maps/6rmmgGBLZX32 Iwate prefecture is Japan's second largest prefecture behind Hokkaido. It's a 2.5 hour shinkansen ride from Tokyo Station. Subtitle this video for the world!: ruvideos.org/u/timedtext_video?v=xalMSDlUYJU&ref=share If you have time to help subtitle in your language, I've very very thankful for that! So are a lot of viewers! About the activities: Ramen lesson's at Kotsu Kotsu Ramen no.36 are irregular and need a reservation. For the Iwate Machi autumn festival, anyone can join! There is a special float annually public participants. Note that group floats are normally for members only. BIG THANK YOU! Also, a big thank you to the people of Iwate including the friendly groups who let me participate in their Autumn festival! Shimachi-gumi 新町組 and Omachi-gumi 大町組 fed me a lot of good food and drink ... more than I ever needed :) This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Tokyo's Yakitori Alley: Shinjuku 360 ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Tokyo's Yakitori Alley: Shinjuku 360 ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
One of Tokyo's most famous food alleys is at Shinjuku's West gate where loads of yakitori and motsunabe restaurants date back to the late 1940s. It's a street food paradise where you can see and smell the grilling and frying -- hungry, you will be! In this episode, John and Shingo visit OMOIDE YOKOCHO (思い出横丁) or "Memory Lane". Have a look around the alley and shops in 360 VR! Food featured: ★ Yakitori / やきとり ★ Motsunabe / もつ鍋 ★ Ramen / ラーメン ★ Yakisoba / 焼きそば (fried noodles in sauce) ★ Yukhoe (Korean based dish of seasoned raw beef with egg) ※ Best seen in 4K (2160p) / change the settings and watch with WIFI on for super clear views. Omoide Yokocho is most famous for motsunabe (stewed giblets) and yakitori. Why? THE HISTORY: Following WWII, flour was a government regulated good and ramen / noodles weren't available to street stands. Instead, restaurant owners turned to non-regulated ingredients like pig and cow enthralls which were readily available and cheap from American servicemen occupying the city. From this, motsunabe (stewed giblets) and yakitori (from enthralls) were born. It's much better tasting than it sounds! About 20 shops in Omoide Yokocho still serve motsunabe like they did back in the mid 1940s. The alley retains its old Showa period charm despite all the modern new buildings surrounding it. It's like entering a world trapped in time and definitely worth a stop on anyone's trip to Tokyo. This place used to be called "Piss Alley" but who'd want to eat at a place with piss in the name? It was changed to "Memory Lane" which is simply more appetizing although I do make a trip to the toilets to see if they are modern washlet style or totally Medieval holes int he ground. Google Map to Omoide Yokocho: goo.gl/maps/fF1vDY4FZm62 URL: Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho (English) www.shinjuku-omoide.com/english/ Shinjuku Historical Museum (Japanese) www.regasu-shinjuku.or.jp/rekihaku/ (Photos and Background) Map to the museum: goo.gl/maps/V3dgRqZdWfB2 CAMERA USED: Samsung Gear 360 Edited with Premiere Pro CC 2017 This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Udon Noodle Eating Spree & Tempura Binge ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Udon Noodle Eating Spree & Tempura Binge ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
UDON!! A hot bowl of noddles in Tokyo always hits the spot on a cold day. Instead of ramen, let's go for UDON, which is both healthier (don't eat too much tempura!) and more fun to eat. In this episode, John travels from Tokyo to Kagawa Prefecture and the Sakuki region for handmade bowls of udon noodles and soup. Let's explore the kitchen, watch them cook and serve like pros -- and of course EAT, EAT and EAT! What makes UDON better than RAMEN? ★ It's healthier. The soup is not as oily. ★ The noodles are thicker. ★ It's cheaper! ★ Tempura!! Pick your side dishes. ★ It tastes great cold (bukkake udon) perfect for summer. ★ Customize it any way you like in the self-serve style. How to Make Udon (Sanuki Style): INGREDIENTS  Wheat Flour / 500g  Salt / 15g  Water / 240cc or 1 cup (makes 3-4 Servings) - Mix and knead the dough. - Make a ball and roll it out and fold it several time. - Roll it to about a 4mm thickness. - Cut into strips of the same thinckness. It will expand in water. - Flour the noodles and add to boiling water then lower heat for 10-15 minutes. Stir the noodles. - Add dashi (fish stock stock), ginger and negi -- and your favorite tempura! Chikuwa is the most popular. URL: In Kagawa: Miyagawa Seimensho 宮川製麺所 Google Map to Miyagawa's Udon Shop: goo.gl/maps/hjWGVisSznN2 Udon Ippuku うどん一福 www.udon-ippuku.com/ In Tokyo: Kagawa Ippuku 香川 一福 tabelog.com/tokyo/A1310/A131002/13185500/ Marugame Seimen 丸亀製麺 www.marugame-seimen.com/ Where is Kagawa Prefecture? Google Map: goo.gl/maps/8WZXueSDFK22 Several daily flights on JETSTAR from Narita (Tokyo) to Takamatsu under 8,000 yen! Music: Teknoaxe March of the Rhinoceros -- Percussion/Background ruvideos.org/apCL7Y1bPuo-video.html Bushwick Tarentella Loop by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300003 Artist: incompetech.com/ Brightly Fancy - Oddities by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100883 Artist: incompetech.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Dogo Onsen | Ancient Bath House Secrets Revealed ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Dogo Onsen | Ancient Bath House Secrets Revealed ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
Don't be frightened! In Japan, bath houses are everywhere, but none are as mystical as Dogo Onsen. Sure, it's a place where you get naked with a bunch of strangers to clean yourself and relax in therapeutic waters, but what makes this public onsen special is that it's also open to everyone including those with tattoos, a rarity in Japan. You can't stay the night here, but you can take in the magical environment that places you in what seems like a totally different world. Dogo Onsen is famous for not only being Japan's oldest onsen (3,000 years) but for it's special rejuvenating waters that heal the body and make you young again. The myth of the onsen's origins comes from a white heron or egret who was injured. It bathed in the waters at this spot every day until healthy enough to fly away. You'll find a lot of people in the 80s, 90s and even 100 years old bathing to stay healthy and fix health problems. After 15 minutes in the waters, you may feel the power too! The main building called the HONKAN was built in the 19th century. It also houses a special bathing area for the Imperial family on the east side called the YUSHINDEN. The Emperor hasn't visited since 1950, but when he does come again, the staff said they'll be ready just like they're ready for every person who wants a bath in all of their luxurious tubs. Dogo Onsen's Baths: Lower Floor KAMI NO YU The woman's Kami no Yu is quite large with a fountain in the middle. The men's has two smaller baths of equal size. 2nd Floor TAMA NO YU A VIP bath the used to be for the imperial family and their attendants. Requires a special ticket. Less crowded and quieter. Dogo Onsen Hours: 6:00AM to 10:00PM TICKET PRICES / ADMISSION: ★ 410 Yen / General “Kami No Yu” Bath Only ★ 820 Yen / General Bath + Tatami Floor lounge, Yukata and snack ★ 1250 Yen / SPECIAL “Tama No Yu” BATH + Tatami Floor lounge, Yukata and snack ★ 1550 Yen / SPECIAL BATH + 3rd Floor Tatami Room, Special Yukata and Snack * Maximum Stay is 1 hour URL: Mikan Beer: 10-mikan.com/ Matcha & Tart Set: www.itm-gr.co.jp/ichiroku/shop/shop2.html Dogo Brewery Restaurant: www.dogobeer.co.jp/bakusyukan.html Google Map to Dogo Onsen: goo.gl/maps/agc51Ep5zBv This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japan's Biggest Dance Party: Awaodori Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japan's Biggest Dance Party: Awaodori Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
The world is full of amazing street parties, music festivals and carnivals! In Japan, there's this - the AWA ODORI. It's held annually in Tokushima and it's historically -- a big drunken dance party in the streets! That's right, Samurai were even banned from joining in 1671 because they were continually disgracing themselves. (It was for their own protection.) Tokushima is known for its love of dance and drinking, the jolliest place in Japan! And this time, that's where John is -- TOKUSHIMA! In this episode, we'll get a glimpse at this amazing street party and a few other attractions in the area. Also watch this in Virtual Reality 360 on the new ONLY in JAPAN 360 channel: ruvideos.org/u/ONLYinJAPAN360 About the AWAODORI: It takes place from August 12 to 15 every year. The parade and dancing starts at 6pm to 8pm. After that, the people take it to the streets where impromptu dancing takes place all over. There are plenty of street food stands and izakaya in the area to keep you full and happy. Attractions featured in this video: ★ Naruto Wirlpools ★ Otsuka Art Museum / o-museum.or.jp/english/ ★ Onaruto Bridge / www.uzunomichi.jp/english/ ★ Tokushima Ramen ★ Awa Puppet Theater / joruri.info/jurobe/english/ Do you want to JOIN the AWAODORI / Awa Dance during the parade? The group for the general public is called the NIWAKA REN Anyone can join and dance! Get there around 6:30pm for the start where they will teach you how to do the dance and a few chants. Meeting point: Shimin Hiroba (Civic Square) in front of Tokushima City Hall and near the beginning of the Higashishinmachi Shopping Arcade, Shinmachibashi-dori Street Contact information: 088-622-4010 (Tokushima City Tourism Association) Google Map: Tokushima & the Awaodori Kaikan Building goo.gl/maps/RpPRvRquBq12 Follow John and ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Why did I come to Japan and make this show? ★ ONLY in JAPAN Q&A and Tokyo Tour in 360
Why did I come to Japan and make this show? ★ ONLY in JAPAN Q&A and Tokyo Tour in 360
3 years ago
Greetings from Tokyo! (Almost) Everything you want to know about John and ONLY In JAPAN. This episode was made for you. John takes you to several places around the city: Shibuya, Tokyo Station, Marunouchi, Harajuku, Omotesando, Yoyogi Park, Odaiba in VR 360 video! Look around and discover additional photos, video! If you want to ask more questions, please catch me on Instagram or reply in the comments. ONLY in JAPAN (John) on Instagram: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv/ I will do another Q&A in the future so don't worry if I didn't answer EVERYTHING. New ONLY In JAPAN 360 Channel: ruvideos.org/c/UCmTUIPZAT1x6Aev6nW9LoLg (Content Coming Soon! Please Subscribe :) TABLE OF CONTENTS: 0:00 Opening 0:25 Meet the Narrator, Peter Von Gomm! 0:41 Enter Tokyo Station 1:42 JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi North Exit / Ticket Gate 1:55 Q&A at the Maru Building ★ Q1 (2:32) Why did you start ONLY in JAPAN? 3:21 Hitchhiking Japan Trip 5:00 Yamanote Line 5:15 Omotesando / Harajuku Intersection timelapse 5:37 Walking Omotesando with Angela 5:52 Harajuku Takeshita-dori 6:09 JR Harajuku Station 6:23 Q&A in Yoyogi Park / Part 1 ★ Q2 (6:52) Why do you like Japan so much? ★ Q3 (7:54) What's your ethnicity? ★ Q4 (8:30) Do you live in Japan? ★ Q5 (8:57)Who's your best girl? ★ Q6 (9:30) Can you show us BEHIND THE SCENES of ONLY in JAPAN? 10:35 Shibuya Hachiko Scramble / The TOP ONLY in JAPAN Episodes 11:12 The Rowland Kids on ONLY in JAPAN 12:07 Q&A in Yoyogi Park / Part 2 ★ Q7 (12:20) How often do you upload? ★ Q8 (12:43) Do you have a cameraman? ★ Q9 (13:25) Why did you come to Japan? ★ QX (14:34) Attracted to Japanese girls? 15:18 Phone Call with Kevin Riley (Street Food Episodes) 18:06 Q&A in Yoyogi Park / Part 3 ★ Q10 (18:12) What's your favorite Japanese food? 22:12 Yurikamome Line, Driverless monorail 22:24 Phone Call with Kai Okudara (Manga Cafe, Gachapon, Monster Gyoza Food Challenge) 25:10 Odaiba Beach Timelapse 25:26 Q&A in Yoyogi Park / Part 4 ★ Q11 (25:30) Where else in the world have you been? 27:34 Hachiko Scramble at night timelapse 27:55 Shinjuku Kabukicho Walkthrough and Godzila Hotel 29:08 Q&A from Instagram ★ Q12 (29:08) What are your hobbies? ★ Q13 (30:13) Where are you originally from? ★ Q14 (30:58) How much would I need to travel in Japan for a week? ★ Q15 What do you love most from Japan? ★ Q16 (34:27) When did you first move to Japan? ★ Q17 (36:08) What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? ★ Q18 (37:37) Are there food worth traveling to Japan for? 39:20 Epilogue 40:14 Thank you and Q&A tree from viewers Not Answered in the video: ★ Q19 "What's my job?" - I make videos for clients in Japan like Mos Burger: ruvideos.org/ggGi30_GM20-video.html and I also report on NHK World and other TV shows in Japan. I've been doing that since 2008. ★ Q20 "How do you learn Japaneses?" will be another episode :) I learned by studying from book and going out and trying it, talking with old ladies at the Mister Donuts and with girls! Started by making flashcards for katakana and hiragana and started to read menus then ... leveled up traveling and learning kanji from place names. On and on and on ... Music credit: Candlepower by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: chriszabriskie.com/divider/ Artist: chriszabriskie.com/ 8-Bit March by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: www.twinmusicom.org/ Special thank you to EVERYONE (subscribers, viewers, collaborators, translators) who has helped the show over the years and to WAO RYU TV for their support. Thank you Peter von Gomm for his opening narration of ONLY In JAPAN. Watch his RUvideos channel here: ruvideos.org/c/UCVxvUCGUwLrAwH9_3q5q00g This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japan's Crazy Desert Revealed: Tottori Sand Dune Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japan's Crazy Desert Revealed: Tottori Sand Dune Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
Yes, Japan has a desert compete with camels, sane dunes and ... a world class art museum with sand sculptures! This time, John heads to this barren wasteland devoid of vending machines for a taste of the Sahara - in Japan. 100,000 years ago, this area turned into a desert because sand flew in from the sea accumulating over many millennia. The result is a 16 km by 2 km wide desert that was growing until about 50 years ago when the city residents decided enough was enough. MORE HISTORY: After World War 2, a barricade was built to prevent tsunami and residents planted trees to stop the desertification. Now the desert area is shrinking and because of its uniqueness and lure for domestic and international tourism, the residents no longer want to stop it. In fact, 6000 volunteers in 2015 come out every few months to put pull out the vegetation all in the name of ecology! History and problems aside, this place rocks! 50 meter high sand dunes overlook the beautiful Sea of Japan to the horizon. THE SAND MUSEUM: I didn't just come here for the sand dunes. The SAND MUSEUM is a world class art museum produced by Chaen Katsuhiko who tells us his story and the reason why the Tottori Sand Dunes are so special in the world today. Indeed, it's become a center of sand sculpting with a massive indoor enclosure housing dozens of sand sculpture displays created by guest artists from around the world and a place of pride for the city to Tottori. Every year THE SAND MUSEUM has a major theme with new designs, reusing the sand to make a new world for visitors. This year's theme is South America and it's history with a special emphasis on Rio DeJanaro which hosted the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. URL: www.sand-museum.jp/en/ Hours: 9:00 to 18:00 (entry until 17:30) Closed between exhibits from January to Early April. Entrance fee: 600 yen *Info in English The Tottori Sakyu (Sand Dunes) URL: sakyu.city.tottori.tottori.jp/ (Japanese only) HOW TO GET TO TOTTORI CITY FROM TOKYO: There are daily flights to Tottori Conan Airport from ANA and JAL from Haneda in Tokyo. It's best to book as far ahead as possible since the price is cheaper in advance. Foreign tourists may get a discount on the JAL and ANA English websites. FROM OSAKA: There are buses and trains but flying is still the fastest and easiest. Daily flights from Itami Airport and Kansai. FROM TOTTORI CONAN AIRPORT TO THE SAND DUNES: There is a bus that goes directly to the sand dunes. The sand dunes and museum are between the airport and central train station. There are buses for 300 yen departing JR Tottori Station for the Sand Museum every 15-20 minutes. MUSIC CREDIT: Thank you always TEKNOAXE "Thirst for Water" ruvideos.org/u/teknoaxe This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Square Watermelon Farming ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Square Watermelon Farming ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
Zentsuji in Kagawa Prefecture is the home to Japan's SQUARE WATERMELONS and I travel to Shikoku Island to the very spot where they've been producing them for decades. In this Man vs. Nature battle, mankind seems to have won -- but at the expensive costs to produce square watermelons, a luxury fruit, does anyone actually want one? Before going, I had many questions: Why do Japanese Square Watermelons exist? How are the grown? Do you eat them? What do they taste like? How much do they cost? I asked the son of the man who started it all, Yamashita-san. He took over for his father and continues his legacy of growing the perfect square watermelon. The story: About 45 years ago in Japan, ice cream and beverages started to compete with watermelons in the summer, and Zentsuji's Yamashita-san, who didn't want to give up making watermelons, decided to make the square watermelon to compete with those new favorites. Unfortunately, the costs were too high so they changed strategy to make them for display purposes. Stores would gladly pay more for it while customers did not want to pay more to eat them. Over the years, his son took over and he stuck with it - and now the SQUARE WATERMELON of ZENTSUJI is world famous! I'll take you to the farm where you'll see the metal and glass box they're grown in. The we go to the cooperative warehouse where local farmers process the watermelons for distribution around Japan and the rest of the world. Facts about the Square Watermelon: * They're only grown in Zentsuji where they are both trademarked and patented. * Zentsuji produces about 200 annually. * They cost between 10,000 and 20,000 yen in Tokyo but depending on the market forces, prices can rise to as high as 90,000 yen for one! * How big are they? They're 18 x 18cm so they can fit on the shelf if a refrigerator. * The harvest starts at the end of June and lasts to the middle of July. How to get to Zentsuji: There are a few daily flights to Takamatsu from Narita (Tokyo) with JETSTAR Airlines. From Takamatsu Airport, take a bus to the JR Train Station then a local train to Zentsuji / 30 minutes. Google Map: goo.gl/maps/KfyUNGiaWW92 Music Credits: Habanera by Bizet Frozen Star by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100356 Artist: incompetech.com/ ♩♫ Happy and Inspirational Music ♪♬ - Bedtime Stories (Copyright and Royalty Free) by Ross Bugden ruvideos.org/XVHVFwwuOa0-video.html Special thank you to Mr. Hoshi from the Zentsuji Tourism Office! www.zentsuji.com/english/ and Mr. Yamashita and his wife & JA Kagawa ★ Eating a $200 Square watermelon ruvideos.org/QF695hR5ysc-video.html ★ Cutting open a Square Watermelon in Tokyo on WHAT’S INSIDE: ruvideos.org/6ciSQEe4qDs-video.html ▶︎ $5,000 Miyazaki Mango at Auction - buy Why? ruvideos.org/ZacRtEM0F0Q-video.html NOTE: This video is under the normal RUvideos License (it's not creative commons) and permission is required for use of this video. Follow John on Instagram during his location shoots around Japan: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 21 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #squarewatermelon #onlyinjapan
Tokyo Street Food Guide: Shibamata ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Tokyo Street Food Guide: Shibamata ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
Tokyo has the image of being the world's most expensive city, but in this episode, everything is under 500 yen! STREET FOOD in Japan is everywhere especially in Tokyo and a bargain option for those who want to try everything. John Daub heads to Shibamata in the Northeast part of the city for some amazing Japanese cuisine on a stick! Angela joins in for the fun. This part of Tokyo retains its Showa period charm, laid-back and easy to get around. Food featured in this episode: ★ Dorayaki どら焼き with Ice Cream / Aisu no Dora ★ Kome Kome Roll Cake ロールケーキ / 260 Yen (1 piece) 1250 Yen (whole) ★ Zarame Senbei 煎餅 / 50 Yen ★ Tougarashi Senbei 煎餅 / 60 Yen ★ Konnyaku こんにゃく on a stick with miso sauce 210 Yen for 2 ★ Handmade Kusa Dango 草だんご / 52 Yen for 1 ★ Kusa Dango on a stick with anko red bean paste / 160 Yen ★ Nori Dango のりだんご / 160 Yen ★ Yakitori 焼き鳥 Unagi うなぎ / 250 Yen, Negima ねぎま / 150 Yen, Momo / 100 Yen ★ Motsunabe もつ鍋 / 400 Yen Also try: Cucumber on a stick in summer with a little salt Ramune drink Grilled Sweet Potato ☆ ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram instagram.com/onlyinjapantv/ EPISODE URL: Kameya Kusadango Shop 亀家本舗  www.kameyahonpo.com/ (Japanese only) Ishii 柴又い志い shibamata-ishii.net/index.html (Japanese only) Yoshinoya Handmade Kusa Dango 手作りだんご 吉野家 tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1324/A132403/13047535/?rvwid=1392749 About Shibamata: Most shop close by 16:30 ~ 17:00 I highly recommend arriving before 15:30. ☆ HOW TO GET TO SHIBAMATA BY TRAIN ☆ Take the Keisei Main Line from Keisei Ueno Station OR Tokyo Skytree / Oshiage Station // Change trains at Keisei Takasago Station to the Keisei Kanamachi Line. Shibamata is the next stop from there. ☆ Google Map: goo.gl/maps/6Go2JVFWSVR2 From Asakusa / 20 minutes / 370 yen * Asakusa Subway Line to Keisei-Takasago (13 minutes / 7 stops) * Change to the Keisei-Kanamachi Line (2 minutes / 1 stop) Trains run from Asakusa every 20 minutes. Taxi: 30-40 minutes / 3500 yen Traffic can be heavy. Streets are narrow. Many lights. Recommend the train. JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) ruvideos.org/rMHSdN1cc4o-video.html Nara ruvideos.org/qhZU2JxFkmo-video.html Tokyo (Shibamata) ruvideos.org/8YU0s5WAFr0-video.html Sapporo (Ramen) ruvideos.org/3MTKUjXUDpI-video.html Kyoto (Nishiki Market) ruvideos.org/sDAqtVbRux4-video.html Osaka (Dotonbori) ruvideos.org/F9To5UjWhUA-video.html Music Credit: TEKNOAXE Bunny Foo Foo's Bopping Orchestra ruvideos.org/u/teknoaxe Comedic Juggernaut - Music to Delight by Kevin MacLeod & Dvorak Polka by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100249 Artist: incompetech.com/ Brookers Blues by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: audionautix.com/ Fenster's Explination by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Fenster%27s Artist: incompetech.com/ Jaunty Gumption by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300017 Artist: incompetech.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Most Surreal National Park ★ ONLY in JAPAN #53
Most Surreal National Park ★ ONLY in JAPAN #53
3 years ago
There are some places in this world we have to visit before we die. Places that are so unbelievably beautiful that we need to see it with our own eyes to believe it. This Japanese National Park in Hitachi is one of those places. Between April 15 to May 10, it becomes a place where the ground meets the sky - the Nemophilia flowers, also known as Baby Blue Eyes, bloom making a fantastic landscape that can't be compared to anything else on earth. Hitachi Seaside Park (国営ひたち海浜公園) is also an amusement park. In fact, there are 7 different areas to explore inside the park, all for a reasonable entry cost of 410 yen for adults, 80 yen for kids. Entry Ticket Adults 410 yen (Season Pass 4100 yen) Children 80 yen Senior Citizen 210 yen Operation hours: 9:30am to 5:00pm (Summer) URL: en.hitachikaihin.jp/ Address: 605 Mawatari, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture Telephone: 029-265-9001 Google Map: goo.gl/maps/k3p439eJMEM2 How to get there: BY TRAIN From Tokyo, take the JOBAN LINE from Ueno Station to KATSUTA STATION (勝田駅). There are express trains leaving twice an hour. 70 Minutes (express) approx. 3820 yen / local train 2110 yen At KATSUTA STATION to the Park: 1) There is a local bus leaving every 15 minutes for 200 yen 2) A taxi will take 10 minutes and cost about 2000 yen. 3) You can also take Hitachinaka Seaside Railway to Ajigaura Station then walk 20 minutes. The JR RAIL PASS is valid on all express trains this way. For reserved seating, make a reservation in advance at the ticket office. This video is NOT Creative Commons. Please contact John for licensing and permissions for consent through RUvideos messaging. Music Credits: Taknoaxe ruvideos.org/u/teknoaxe Moving Like Pond Water Golly Gee by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100216 Artist: incompetech.com/ C Major Prelude / BACH Canon in D Long / Royalty Free SOUND TRACK PRO track This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Tokyo Sewage Museum: More than Crap ★ ONLY in JAPAN #52
Tokyo Sewage Museum: More than Crap ★ ONLY in JAPAN #52
3 years ago
Tokyo is loaded with museums, hundreds of them from art to science. If normal museums are a bore to you or you want to try something new, let me tell you about this place! The TOKYO MUSEUM OF SEWAGE! Here, you'll spend the day learning about Tokyo's sewer system, how it works and even get a chance to go inside the main sewer pipe suspending on a platform over the free flowing raw crap. Perfect for families -- or maybe for the second or third date with someone special :) either way, Kodaira city is a really relaxing place to hang out, a few really cool cafes and restaurants near the station. Best of all, this experience is free! What are you waiting for? Google Map: goo.gl/maps/p9mZpKKcA892 URL: Kodaira Sewage Museum www.city.kodaira.tokyo.jp.e.fj.hp.transer.com/static/gesui_fureai/gesui_index.html Joseph Tame: josephta.me/ How to get there: Take the JR CHUO LINE from Shinjuku to KOKUBUNJI STATION (14 minutes). Change to the Seibu Kokubunji Line for 2 stops to TAKANODAI STATION. Exit TAKANODAI STATION and take a left. You will see a sign for the museum at the small bridge. Use the Google Map for reference. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japanese Sake Vending Machine ★ ONLY in JAPAN #51
Japanese Sake Vending Machine ★ ONLY in JAPAN #51
3 years ago
Who needs a bartender when you can replace him with a vending machine! Japan is loaded with amazing vending machines -- and in this episode, John travels with a JR Tokyo Wide Rail Pass from Tokyo to Echigo Yuzawa to sample a lot of Niigata's best sakes from the SAKE TASTING VENDING MACHINE!! The sake tasting vending machines are inside the train station in a place called Ponshukan. There are 120 different sakes to try. SAKE TASTING VENDING MACHINE SYSTEM: 500 yen gets you a cup and 5 coins. 1 coin can fill the cup once. When finished, return the sake cup. The drinking age in Japan is 20 year old. Getting to Echigo Yuzawa Station: The JOETSU Shinkansen / bullet train departs from Tokyo and Ueno Stations every 20 minutes from 6am to 10pm. It takes 80 minutes to travel the 180km to the center of the Japanese alps. Google Map: goo.gl/maps/ShdTVWgs5JN2 URL: Ponshukan www.ponshukan.com/ English info: www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/museum/ponshukan.html NOTE: Ponshukan is closed for renovations in June 2016 reopening on June 28th. The Tokyo Wide Pass Information: * It replaced the Kanto Pass in 2015 * You must be non-Japanese and hold a foreign passport * Residents and Tourists can purchase it in Japan at JR Pass Offices. There is one in Tokyo Station Marunouchi NORTH Exit. * Good for 3 consecutive days of travel for 10,000 yen * Not valid on the Tokaido Shinkansen and only valid in limited areas about 150-200km from Tokyo. More Info: www.jreast.co.jp/e/tokyowidepass/ More Japanese Vending Machine on ONLY in JAPAN: ★ Vending Machine Restaurant: ruvideos.org/d8Z80J3jOao-video.html ★ Vending Machine House of Horrors: ruvideos.org/61wTXuUpkYg-video.html ★ Japanese Vending Machine: ruvideos.org/ZZmUuRG87sU-video.html Music Credits: Feelin Good by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100475 Artist: incompetech.com/ Hammock Fight by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100213 Artist: incompetech.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Announcement: ONLY In JAPAN Q&A / Anniversary Episode
Announcement: ONLY In JAPAN Q&A / Anniversary Episode
3 years ago
Greetings from Ueno Park in Tokyo! It's John and I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported the show since it started. This month, I will create a special show to look back on the first 50 episodes and answer your questions. Please send me your feedback in the comments below or on the ONLY in JAPAN social networking sites: ★ FACEBOOK: facebook.com/onlyinjapantv/ ★ INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/onlyinjapantv/ ★ TWITTER: twitter.com/onlyinjapantv ★ GOOGLE PLUS: plus.google.com/+WaoryuONLYinJAPAN What was your favorite episode? Your top 5? What was your favorite moment? Have you been to Japan recently and visited a location that was featured on the show? Send me a photo and a little story about it. I also feautre a famous statue of a samuraio walking his dog located in Ueno Park. His name is Saigo Takamori and he was featured int he Tom Cruise movie THE LAST SAMURAI. Saigo Takamori fought bravely against the Meiji Government at the Battle of Shiroyama in 1871 but was killed by artillery from an inexperienced army. The samurai armed with only swords won I am so thankful for your support and for helping to make ONLY in JAPAN a successful show here on RUvideos. I'm looking forward to hearing from you! All the best, John Daub
Japan's White Strawberry: Luxury Fruit Unboxing & Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japan's White Strawberry: Luxury Fruit Unboxing & Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
I was in the basement supermarket in Shibuya and -- THERE IT WAS! THE WHITE STRAWBERRY! I could smell it a few meters away. Was it real? (Yes, it was.) One white strawberry cost 1080 Yen (US$10.00) so I decided to learn more about the Japanese white strawberry and unbox it for you in this video ... and that is what this episode is all about. It's the door into a new world full of strawberries in Japan. About Japan's White Strawberry: There are so many varieties / cultivars of strawberries in Japan. The HATSUKOI NO KAORI or “SCENT OF FIRST LOVE” is Japan's first white strawberry, different than the pineberry because of its size, softer skin and juiciness and sugar content. It was created by Miyoshi Agritech Co. of Yamanashi in 2006. In the episode, I ate the SHIROU HOUSEKI 白い宝石 White Strawberry. Cost: 1080 Yen ($10) for 1. Weight: about 50 grams It must be eaten within 24 hours according to the store manager at Tokyu's fruit section at Foodshow. They're grown on in Saga prefecture on Kyushu Island. Other vareties of What Strawberries include: ★ Yuki Usagi "Snow Rabbit" 雪うさぎ ★ Sakura ichigo "Cherry Blossom Strawberry" さくらいちご ★ Tenshi no Mi "" Fruit of the Angels' 天使の味 Featured White Strawberries ★ Shiroi Houseki "White Jewel / White Gem" 白い宝石 ★ Hatsukoi no Kaori "Scent of First Love" 初恋の香り ☆ Pineberry / Popular in the UK and Europe but not available in Japan The strawberry season in Japan is from December to March, winter being the best season because the berry ripens more slowly, building up the sugar content and color over a greater period of time. Temperature control is essential. Almost all of Japan's strawberries are in greenhouses. I also went to my neighbor's farm in Ichikawa to learn more about strawberries in general. There are about 25,000 strawberry farms in Japan but sometimes your neighbor sells the best ones and is a great source on information. Thank you, Ota-san! If you ever ask yourself, what is the white strawberry? This is you answer. Try one if you find them while traveling in Japan. Subtitles: ruvideos.org/u/timedtext_video?v=nlA1aSvLLRA&ref=share I'm always so thankful for community submissions to the show! Please let me know when you finish and I'll give you credit if you like on the video description here. URL: Tokyo Department Store www.tokyu-dept.co.jp.e.fa.hc.transer.com/toyoko/ Tejima Farm, Saga Prefecture / 手島農園 www.shiroichigo.com/index.html Okuda Farm, Bijin Hime, Gifu / 奥田農園 www.bijinhime.jp/ Ota Strawberry Farm, Ichikawa / 太田いちご園 www.otaichigoen.com/ JNTO ( Japan National Tourism Organization) www.jnto.go.jp/eng/attractions/dining/food/jfood_11.html No.1 dessert strawberry producer and consumer in the world This video is NOT CREATIVE COMMONS. It has the standard RUvideos license applicable. Music Credit: Long Stroll by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100174 Artist: incompetech.com/ Corncob - Country by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100565 Artist: incompetech.com/ Sour Tennessee Red John Deley and the 41 Players Intimate Tango Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies (by Tchaikovsky) RUvideos Royalty Free Audio Library This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Sapporo Ramen Alley Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN #49
Sapporo Ramen Alley Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN #49
3 years ago
RAMEN!! When you come to Japan, you know this is a meal not to be missed and Sapporo is home to some of Japan's best ramen restaurants. One place in particular has a long history of serving hungry customers. SAPPORO RAMAE ALLEY or Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho (元祖さっぽろラーメン横丁) in Japanese is located in Sapporo's Susukino entertainment district and provides bowls from 11:00 to past midnight. Miso Ramen is the specialty - the toppings? It can get quite creative! BUTTER CORN CRAB MEAT / LEGS SCALLOPS WOOD EAR MUSHROOMS CHARGRILLED PORK CHASHU STEAKS ... are just a few ramen toppings / extras we will try in this episode. Sapporo Ramen Alley started officially in 1951 and many shops have come and gone through the years. Older shops like AJI NO KANRYU have been serving ramen since 1965 which newer shops that came recently have set up vending machine payment services that allow you to see a photo on the machine before paying. I asked why miso ramen was so popular in Sapporo. One shop owner said it's because a department store featured it at a Hokkaido food festival and it just sort of became a hit! Space is limited in many smaller shops, many are counter only -- and popular shops usually have a line out the door at peak times. Best to go early and if you have to wait - there is probably a good reason for it. VERY GOOD RAMEN! In this episode I ate these ramen shops at Ramen Alley: 1) Menya Kunimitsu / 麺屋 國光 Ramen: Hokkaido Mori Ramen 北海道盛りラーメン (Big Hokkaido Ramen) ¥1600 2) Aji no Kanryu / 味の華龍 Ramen: Corn Butter Ramen コーンバターラーメン ¥1000 3) Teshikaga Ramen / 弟子屈ラーメン Ramen: Chashu Grilled Pork Spicy Miso Ramen チャーシュー焼豚味噌ラーメン ¥910 GOOGLE MAP: goo.gl/maps/e5HZJt1FhCF2 GANSO SAPPORO RAMEN ALLEY URL: www.ganso-yokocho.com/ MORE RAMEN? Check out the new FUKUOKA RAMEN GUIDE: ruvideos.org/KGe45KeY-kY-video.html JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) ruvideos.org/rMHSdN1cc4o-video.html Nara ruvideos.org/qhZU2JxFkmo-video.html Tokyo (Shibamata) ruvideos.org/8YU0s5WAFr0-video.html Sapporo (Ramen) ruvideos.org/3MTKUjXUDpI-video.html Kyoto (Nishiki Market) ruvideos.org/sDAqtVbRux4-video.html Osaka (Dotonbori) ruvideos.org/F9To5UjWhUA-video.html SUBTITLES: Community subtitle submissions ruvideos.org/u/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=3MTKUjXUDpI (Post a comment with your name and language if you would like credit. I am so thankful for viewer submissions.) Music Credits: Iron Bacon by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200011 Artist: incompetech.com/ NOTE: This video is NOT Creative Commons. The standard RUvideos license applies. Inquiries can be made thorough RUvideos messages. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Volcanic Sand Bath Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Volcanic Sand Bath Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
VOLCANIC SAND BATH? YES!! Welcome to Ibusuki, Kagoshima! In this episode, John travels to Kagoshima prefecture on the bottom of Kyushu to visit this unique style of onsen. It's call “suna mushi onsen” (砂むし温泉) in Japan. This style of Volcanic Sand Bath is only in Ibusuki, Kagoshima. There are several health benefits associated to suna mushi onsen. ★ Good for the skin ★ Improves blood circulation ★ Increases your metabolism ★ Relaxation The sand is on average 50 to 55 degrees Celsius (~122 F) and that heat can be adjusted for children (cooler) -- or hotter for those who can take the heat. The recommended time limit in the sand bath is 10 minutes although I like to stay under for 15 minutes. You can stay as long as you like but to be honest, you can't stay over 15-20 minutes because your skin and body just can't manage it. After the sand bath, you rinse off, return to blue yukata robe and soak in an onsen if you like. The whole experience is only 1080 yen. A small towel is 120 yen. Lockers and a yukata are included. Getting to Kagoshima: Flight: I flew SKYMARK airlines for 9,800 yen but ANA and JAL also fly to Kagoshima from Tokyo as well as Osaka / Kansai. Train: Kagoshima is now linked by the Shinkansen like from Tokyo but it takes about 7-8 hours with a change of trains in either Hakata (Fukuoka). Bus: There are night buses from Osaka, Fukuoka and Tokyo. I recommend flying though. Google Map: goo.gl/maps/fyvrPwXkt762 Suna Mushi Onsen URL: sa-raku.sakura.ne.jp/en/index.html This video is NOT CREATIVE COMMONS. It has the standard RUvideos license. Subtitles: I welcome any help with any language so viewers around the world can enjoy the show! Submit subtitles here: ruvideos.org/u/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=vuXYq9POsYU THANK YOU! Send me a message when finished so I can give you credit. Music Credits: Ask Rufus by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: audionautix.com/ Dangerous by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100414 Artist: incompetech.com/ Thank you to everyone who contributed to the subtitles of this episode. Credit as collaborators: (Esperanto) lusentoj twitter.com/magipojken This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Kanamara P*nis Festival Exposed ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Kanamara P*nis Festival Exposed ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
★ Special Episode ★ This festival will next be held on Sunday, April 5 2020. Here's a preview with all the background you'll need. Japan's Kanamara Matsuri as you've never seen it before! Every now and then something very bizarre from Japan pops up in the news. This time, it happens to be bright pink and carried around the streets of a town near Tokyo. The Kanamara Matsuri / Festival is definitely unusual but there is much more to this story including a strong historical backbone and religious significance. So - WHY #JAPAN ?!?! WHY ?!? The international media sees the images and write the stories but never ask the questions. Let me do that for you in this episode. The festival sometimes dubbed the “Penis” festival or the "Utamaro Festival" has a long history going back 200 years. It was created by a transgender salon in Asakusa called Elizabeth who wanted to bring attention to the issue of STD, HIV / AIDS and the LGBT community. They succeeded in getting a lot of attention but over the last several years, the message has gotten lost in the shock and -- bright pink of their hand made phallus. Whatever you may think about Elizabeth, there is no doubt that it is the most photographed mikoshi in Japan! Kanamara #Shrine is dedicated to both fertility and a place for prayer for women afflicted by sexual diseases. It's a place women go to today to pray to get pregnant and for a healthy child. Those who have been unfortunate to contract a STD have been coming here for centuries. The priests approach those afflicted with a lot of compassion. Kanamara Shrine is certainly one that opens its arms to anyone and everyone who is suffering and that compassion is admirable. In recent years, the worldwide media attention has been overwhelming skewed on the "weird" and the Kanamara Matsuri has become something of a joke and embarrassment in many Japanese eyes. I really hope that this episode can help shed light on the cultural, historical and religious significance of this festival in Japan today. It's more than a gag, a comedy piece. Parental Guidance suggested: Because viewers of the shows come from all different backgrounds and ages, I highly recommend anyone under 13 have a parent watch with them. There are no actual body parts shown but I know the material is sensitive for parents; and parents should be the ones making the decision if this should be seen or not. I added a rating at the opening for this purpose. Where is Kanamara Shrine? Here's a Google Map: goo.gl/maps/C96g1ZCYVDq Address: 2-13-16 Daishi Ekimae, Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture 210-0802 How to get to the Kanamara Matsuri: Station: Kawasakidaishi Station / 川崎大師 Take the JR LINE to Kawasaki Station then change to the Keikyu Dashi Line, a 50 meter walk from JR. Take the train 3 stops, 140 Yen. MUSIC CREDIT: Teknoaxe / ruvideos.org/u/teknoaxe The Unicycle Crew #136 64 Sundays by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: www.twinmusicom.org/ The video has the STANDARD RUvideos LICENSE and is not Creative Commons. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights reserved 2019. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 21 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Japanese Photo Sticker Booths: Purikura Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Japanese Photo Sticker Booths: Purikura Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
Forget the selfie! It's time to discover the Japanese Purikura Photo Sticker Booths. It's hard to compete with the almighty smart phone these days, but the purikura “print club” booths have evolved into a US$50M a year industry and a place were one can be beamed into the professional model fantasy world - if only for 10 minutes. Girls love them. Guys? Not so much, but hey - purikura are ONLY in JAPAN and it's certainly something everyone should try when visiting. ★ Dressing rooms ★ Props and costumes ★ High quality lens and digital cameras ★ Pop music in the photo booth ★ Studio quality soft lighting ★ Loads of photo enhancements like soft skin tones, large eyes, longer legs and the eternally young glow. The usual price is 400 yen and the purikura experience takes about 10 minutes to complete from start to finish. The steps seem to be: ★ Pick a booth and pay ★ Select the photo shoot corse ★ Photo shoot ★ Editing ★ Choose the layout ★ Get your photos and online digital copy Note: Some machines send you on photo digitally for free and ask for a monthly fee of 315 yen to access the rest of the photos. Please careful of these. Once you join, they can be challenging to cancel. Purikura is about the experience as much as the pictures. As photography technology evolves in Japan, what was once a trend in 1995 has turned into one of the best ways to mark your own personal history. Definitely stop in and take a purikura when in Japan. URL: Purikura no Mecca, Shibuya / プリクラのメッカ Website: プリクラのメッカ.com/ Google Map: goo.gl/maps/JLopdrPjEmp MUSIC CREDITS: TEKNOAXE “The Tekno Files” ruvideos.org/u/teknoaxe Other royalty-free music purchased from nash.jp for limited use on this channel. Thank you to RUvideos's Creator Studio Audio Library. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Sapporo Snow Festival Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
Sapporo Snow Festival Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
3 years ago
The 2020 Sapporo Snow Festival will be held between February 4 to February 11, 2020. This video will help you get an idea of what to expect. Japan's most amazing snow festival takes place every February in Sapporo and we're flying there to bring you to the fun! So -- grab your down jackets and snow boots! It's Hokkaido and Japan's northern most capitol is cold. The Sapporo Snow Festival is a must-see event for any visitor to Japan in February and this episode will highlight things you should know before going. In this episode, John travels from Tokyo to Sapporo and spends a couple of days exploring the attractions at Odori Park and Susukino, Sapporo's entertainment district. We feature Sapporo TVs Attack on Titan snow sculpture and light show as well as tour the Dragon Ball , Macau's Ruins of St. Paul and The Hokkaido Shinkansen snow sculptures. Sapporo Snow Festival Food ★ Grilled Uni (Sea Urchin) 700 Yen ★ Grilled Hotate (Sea Scallop) 500 Yen ★ Grilled Snow Shell (Crab) 1000 Yen ★ Asahikawa Ramen (Shio ramen) 700 Yen ★ Sapporo Miso Ramen 500 Yen Ice Cleats (Suberidome / 滑り止め) 1000 Yen at convenient stores Sapporo TV Tower Entrance 720 Yen Hours: Open from 9:30am to 9:30pm URL: www.tv-tower.co.jp/en/ Sapporo Snow Festival Official Page: www.snowfes.com/english/ Photos and more info on our Google+ plus.google.com/+WaoryuONLYinJapan Please follow us for updates! * Special thanks to Sapporo TV for explaining their snow sculpture in detail to me this year. * Thank you to Sapporo TV Tower staff for guiding me around the tower and their kindness. Music credits: Carol Of The Bells by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: audionautix.com/ Circus Tent - Netherworld Shanty by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: incompetech.com/ Bumbly March - Music to Delight by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: incompetech.com/ The Chance by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: audionautix.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
Philipp' da Philadelphia
Philipp' da Philadelphia - 48 minutes ago
"Washing" hands without soap is effectively useless.
yi mo
yi mo - Hour ago
The police sounds british
Moe Moe
Moe Moe - 2 hours ago
test americans food and test Japanese foods, you will see the stuff america put in their foods kills you
Taoxlrgion1982
Taoxlrgion1982 - 2 hours ago
plant 20 million trees and then... 420 pounds firework!!
Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd - 3 hours ago
Japan eating bluefin tuna to extinction,......
Digital Asset Universe
Digital Asset Universe - 4 hours ago
Anybody here remember the blue ketchup?
JMFS
JMFS - 6 hours ago
he looks like Ralph from Karate Kid
Steve Tatum
Steve Tatum - 6 hours ago
Do people visiting Toto get confused where the real restrooms are?
mark eysoldt
mark eysoldt - 6 hours ago
I didn't even watch the whole video and knew it would fail. The launch charge vs. The weight of the ball would make it flowerpot ... lol noobs
mark eysoldt
mark eysoldt - 6 hours ago
This is the Tianjin explosion! Lol
spookanide
spookanide - 9 hours ago
7:46 ah like a drum 'n bass party
H Jon
H Jon - 9 hours ago
5:00 LMAO
Ajay Sharma
Ajay Sharma - 12 hours ago
Japan is just soo awesome❤ My dream country. Love from India.
nyn Frun
nyn Frun - 12 hours ago
Very goooooooooood! from Japan
Icy melon46
Icy melon46 - 12 hours ago
I love your video man. It full with knowledges.
John Popovich
John Popovich - 12 hours ago
to whoever captioned this video...its viola...not wallah....
Bhim Sen Hansda
Bhim Sen Hansda - 12 hours ago
Love Japan from... Uhh... Earth 🌏
Historical Archive
Historical Archive - 13 hours ago
This was pretty bad man. Borderline disrespectful. Learn more about the art of Bonsai and go back when it's nice. Then pay proper respect to the hundreds of years of work spent caring for these magnificent trees.
559·RAIDER
559·RAIDER - 14 hours ago
Support the vets
raja oruganti
raja oruganti - 15 hours ago
The toilet sparklous ! Middle class Indian :i want this bathroom
Efs Petone
Efs Petone - 16 hours ago
Roast chicken every week here in N.Z prisons 5 star hotel
Moirangthem Laxmirani Chanu
Moirangthem Laxmirani Chanu - 17 hours ago
LIKE VOLKENO ERUPTION LOVE TO SEE
Harrison R
Harrison R - 17 hours ago
That’s crazy
Brianna D'souza
Brianna D'souza - 17 hours ago
In india there is no lunch like this 😭😭😢
Mahmood - The Patriot
Mahmood - The Patriot - 18 hours ago
Humans have only one enemy Human_
Mahmood - The Patriot
Mahmood - The Patriot - 18 hours ago
Japan is 20 years ahead of other world Love for Japan 🇯🇵 from Pakistan 🇵🇰
badweetabix
badweetabix - 19 hours ago
The question is not why the Japanese live so long, but why people in other countries live so short. Having lived in Japan, I can tell you it is not the food they eat and it's not their lifestyle because hard liquor is popular and nearly every Japanese smokes. It's the same paradox as the French who BTW beat out the Japanese for having the longest average life expectancy.
Hazox
Hazox - 20 hours ago
The average age of the world? Around 80 of low 90's, the average age in Japan? Like 105 lol, saddly the population is really decreasing
Phyzics Sanctuary
Phyzics Sanctuary - 21 hour ago
God: So, how weird do you want to be to other countries. Japan: *yes*
Scott
Scott - 21 hour ago
It makes it look a bit like a toilet bowl :-/
Shanmuga Priya
Shanmuga Priya - 23 hours ago
Living 100 years in not important living it with peace and health is more important
A. Brdly
A. Brdly - 23 hours ago
Japan ...has a lot of women who are not in the work force! Japan has an untapped workforce that stays home and takes care of children or just stays home! Stress is a huge factor in longevity as well as dna. If we were to make a comparison between the lifespan of women in the west and women in the East, like Japan , we see stark differences in the way of life each country's population lives.
Ricky Nizarul Fauzi Bashori
Ricky Nizarul Fauzi Bashori - Day ago
Idk that claw strong enough to catch that prizes and different when i try it
kai
kai - Day ago
That's easy..... Genesis 6:3-scientists know the body should last 120 yrs but WORRY, FEAR STRIFE, HATRED AND ANXIETY will damage the Brain!
ayunda indah
ayunda indah - Day ago
Jepang negara maju... Gedung nya..menakjubkan... Indah sekali...😍👍👍
ZootedZ
ZootedZ - Day ago
Looks like Listerine mouth wash, but I bet it tastes yummy! Haha
onen
onen - Day ago
I hope he enjoys the Hawaiian blue toilet water he’s going to have after this, too :D
EDIAM MUSIC
EDIAM MUSIC - Day ago
11:02 hair on the sushi
fuller jacob
fuller jacob - Day ago
Dang the karate kid got old
djexclusivee
djexclusivee - Day ago
Keeping the body & mind active sure helps. The people who I’ve seen older read, excel use or work a good labour jobs.
Maria's Greek Food
Maria's Greek Food - Day ago
congratulations...excelent
Maria's Greek Food
Maria's Greek Food - Day ago
congratulations...excelent
Maria's Greek Food
Maria's Greek Food - Day ago
congratulations...excelent
Miss Nina 's
Miss Nina 's - Day ago
Kept safe ? It look more like they stuffed the two big ones in a broom closet xD
Hugh Crosmun
Hugh Crosmun - Day ago
I have been there. It was a military target. A depot and ship yards. I believe the Yamato was built there.
かずみん
かずみん - Day ago
ゴチャゴチャ言ってないでネギと天かすだけで上手い。後、片手に、おにぎり
Dirtyjoe 13
Dirtyjoe 13 - Day ago
I had to rewatch that intro like 5 times because of that car cam. The lotus is why I kept watching. Unique work. Good job
Imogen B
Imogen B - Day ago
This would be the perfect time to shoot someone
ShintoKatana
ShintoKatana - Day ago
4x larger but 60x heavier... wtf did they fill it up with lead?
Sam Bilderbeek
Sam Bilderbeek - Day ago
This is just the remake of the nuke
Apapun Terserah
Apapun Terserah - Day ago
4:21 oh my god It's so beautiful
The spinda Maniac
The spinda Maniac - Day ago
The most wholesome cafe ever
Tomoki S
Tomoki S - Day ago
You're good at using chopsticks.
Alberto Albertoni
Alberto Albertoni - Day ago
This rural Japan is exceptional, and let's not forget that "it all depends on nature".
Ris Raid
Ris Raid - Day ago
In my country, the store either robbed clean in 2 days or flatted to the ground not long after it opened. :/
Lifelikethis Jev
Lifelikethis Jev - Day ago
You can also spot it from Umeda Sky Building:)
marco sanchez
marco sanchez - Day ago
Koolaid
人間合格
人間合格 - Day ago
Kanimiso is the crab’s mid‐gut gland(kidney & liver). It is not the brain.
Jose Diola
Jose Diola - Day ago
6:08 who said its not allowed??.. Foreigner!
md mansoor
md mansoor - Day ago
i dont know when INDIA Become like this neat and clean
ILA RC
ILA RC - Day ago
10:18 I loved how he was still mindful not to let the headtowel fall into the water despite getting electricuted. Lol
Xcaliber The Hedgehog
Xcaliber The Hedgehog - Day ago
16:03
SweeTY PIe
SweeTY PIe - Day ago
Basically a staff lounge...
Oussama Chaachoui
Oussama Chaachoui - Day ago
I love omiya bonsaï museum I practice bonsai art, when I collect a tree from nature I plant others just to be grateful to mother nature
Jekku
Jekku - Day ago
John, I'm truly fascinated at how FLUENT you are in Japanese! It's not an easy language for a foreigner to grasp, but you sound like a native. Do you have any videos on some of the Japanese language inflections, like "hai" or that "uh" sound? Maybe some "phrases to know to get you around Japan" or something?
Rahmah Othman
Rahmah Othman - Day ago
Oh I liked ur video , really great👍🏼😁
Mike T
Mike T - Day ago
Japanese women? Yep the best. For me anyway the most beautiful women on Earth.
GRIZZLYMOXXY
GRIZZLYMOXXY - Day ago
Anyone know the song at 7:12
Andys051
Andys051 - Day ago
You’re videos are becoming a guide for me for my future trip to Japan
A Brave New World
A Brave New World - Day ago
Still not as big as fat man and little boy.
Simon Okoth
Simon Okoth - 2 days ago
Awesome built for us too in kenya
Mother Alice
Mother Alice - 2 days ago
Love Your Video!!
Bilal Ramdani
Bilal Ramdani - 2 days ago
Senso beans
Vo Nguyen
Vo Nguyen - 2 days ago
I like it
WhereAreMyChimmys
WhereAreMyChimmys - 2 days ago
Me: walks up for 5 seconds *Already tired*
Sparky Robinson
Sparky Robinson - 2 days ago
WTF? Why does this have almost 5k dislikes? I love this channel! 🙄
Yogi Bear
Yogi Bear - 2 days ago
Atomic bomb survivors are "Hibakusha" not "heboksha"
Magos Dominus
Magos Dominus - 2 days ago
Always remember that as long as there is religion, money and politics in the world, then we will always suffer from wars and genocides.
BeastModeNL
BeastModeNL - 2 days ago
Have you ever been to the Netherlands XD (I live there)
Abdul Jabbar
Abdul Jabbar - 2 days ago
Both guys are looking like Patients 😋
KORERAWR
KORERAWR - 2 days ago
Gayyyyyyyy
gary viola
gary viola - 2 days ago
Spoiler alert it didn't go up 🤔
Protyay Chakroborty
Protyay Chakroborty - 2 days ago
What music at 7:30?
tr0ublerising
tr0ublerising - 2 days ago
If you add vinegar and it turns pink, it is red cabbage stock,
indrajit sinh
indrajit sinh - 2 days ago
Too long ! Half hours just eating and then walking .
maggiegnzlz
maggiegnzlz - 2 days ago
This was NOT what I expected!!!
west borneo
west borneo - 2 days ago
mickie ❤️
Krithajna Johnson
Krithajna Johnson - 2 days ago
I loved the music played @17.01 any one know the name of that music
Paul Starmer
Paul Starmer - 2 days ago
Anyone know how much lift powder was required for getting it up there?
チキン侍chicken-samurai
チキン侍chicken-samurai - 2 days ago
うどん王国のうどんは美味かったやろな! Udon of Udon kingdom was delicious!
Skunk Man
Skunk Man - 2 days ago
Why does japan always get the good stuff
Andrew Chuang
Andrew Chuang - 2 days ago
Every street food sounds tasty Osaka Dumpling
Gamer_ Music
Gamer_ Music - 2 days ago
What is the song at 2:04 ??
Zephiris
Zephiris - 2 days ago
5:38 that's what the homeless would say.
Zephiris
Zephiris - 2 days ago
6:08 I bet that guy is thinking "Crazy yankees..."
Zephiris
Zephiris - 2 days ago
Must be nice to be in a country where overnight trains are rare... Living on a train for a week gets boring really REALLY fast. EDIT: Also, a tip on the shower. Don't shampoo with the water running, so it doesn't kill your timer.
agatsuma zenitsu
agatsuma zenitsu - 2 days ago
Tomioka Giyuu XD
Ghostrider71 F-14
Ghostrider71 F-14 - 2 days ago
I wonder if a man and a woman have sneaked into a capsule together and done, well....you know, “the business”?
Asiong Yanto
Asiong Yanto - 2 days ago
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Jekku
Jekku - 2 days ago
Jennifer was adorably enthusiastic, and WHAT a cool idea about the slot thing in the table for the dishes! What a cool and interesting place...I'm with you, as an adventurous eater, I'd get a bunch of stuff just to see what it all tasted like! **very envious!** :-)