Tap to unmute

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


Пікірлер • 6 686

  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan   Жыл бұрын +3927

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

    • Wen Fong Leong
      Wen Fong Leong  Жыл бұрын

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

    • Monkey Monk
      Monkey Monk  Жыл бұрын


    • TheRAMBO9191
      TheRAMBO9191  Жыл бұрын

      Don't have to keep saying he is american lol

  • RandomRob
    RandomRob  Жыл бұрын +3650

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

    • Daryl Pang
      Daryl Pang 14 күн бұрын

      They're giving me the Pinky and the Brain vibe

    • Bubski McBoo
      Bubski McBoo 3 ай бұрын +1

      I have an American friend who is sarcastic, and I'm the naive and excitable Brit (Scot). However neither of us do anything exciting so meh. We need more of these two going places!

    • Sheptonsmallet
      Sheptonsmallet 6 ай бұрын +1

      Brit "oh this is nice!"
      American " stop fucking with my mind"

    • julian shepherd
      julian shepherd 10 ай бұрын

      @Sam I am reserved for seriously bad times.

    • Angelicwings1
      Angelicwings1 11 ай бұрын +5

      Now you just need Joey to add some Aussie banter

  • chemsoldier83
    chemsoldier83 3 ай бұрын +178

    Pete needs to be on more often. Dude is a fucking riot.

    • Treeko
      Treeko Ай бұрын +1

      pete has been appearing everywhere lately, he's premiertwo if that name brings u any bells in a lot of chris's more recent streams and videos

  • FlareOfLegacy
    FlareOfLegacy  Жыл бұрын +837

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

    • JC
      JC 5 ай бұрын +1

      Stop making accounts to comment on your own video Pete. 😂
      But I agree this is one of the best videos on this channel for me.

    • 달팽이
      달팽이 7 ай бұрын

      @Premier Two

    • Mehar
      Mehar 11 ай бұрын +1

      We need more Pete

    • Ivette Olaya
      Ivette Olaya  Жыл бұрын +4

      I totally agreed ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    • Abroad in Japan
      Abroad in Japan   Жыл бұрын +180

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

  • David Maloney
    David Maloney  Жыл бұрын +420

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

    • Naokarma
      Naokarma Ай бұрын +1

      My guess is that specific scene occurred after they found out, but the trip began before they found out. They probably figured it out halfway through and were like "we can just recreate our surprise for the one scene."

    • aquacyanide
      aquacyanide  Жыл бұрын +11

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

    • Obey
      Obey  Жыл бұрын +1

      @mabi mabi Lmaooo

    • mabi mabi
      mabi mabi  Жыл бұрын +8

      Erozpl01 01 They wrote the script in the Kansan Cabin

  • Wimplo86
    Wimplo86  Жыл бұрын +387

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

  • Rekaert
    Rekaert  Жыл бұрын +646

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

  • Midnite Munlite
    Midnite Munlite  Жыл бұрын +1749

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

    • Joseph Jagusah
      Joseph Jagusah  Жыл бұрын

      pete is the boke and chris is the tsukkomi

    • Jerome Joz
      Jerome Joz  Жыл бұрын +1

      Pete is basically Chris' American Ryotaro. XD

    • BossJosh
      BossJosh  Жыл бұрын +5

      Justice delicious duo

    • Volkovsky.mp4
      Volkovsky.mp4  Жыл бұрын +15

      Justice delicious

    • Heavenly Creature
      Heavenly Creature  Жыл бұрын +27

      The sitcom we all desperately need 😊

  • Doktor Plague EXTRA
    Doktor Plague EXTRA  Жыл бұрын +126

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

  • Alfred Fonacier III
    Alfred Fonacier III 10 ай бұрын +14

    This is seriously like a short movie in itself. The plot is very well written and the plot twist with Natsuki and Pete not understanding each other was spot on. Paired it with the nice cinematography of the picturesque spots you guys visited and that bit Pete did after the twist was so good. It almost feels like you guys wrote a script and are just acting it out.

  • Hot Sauce
    Hot Sauce 6 ай бұрын +18

    Pete's loud American optimism is a good balance with Chris' blunt British cynicism. Loved watching him join you and Connor's biking adventure in Hokkaido. That positivity he put out really shined through.

  • Ecoria-X9
    Ecoria-X9  Жыл бұрын +151

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

  • burritoshake
    burritoshake  Жыл бұрын +47

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

  • Saiaku-sama 65
    Saiaku-sama 65  Жыл бұрын +1632

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

    • Sean the God
      Sean the God 10 ай бұрын

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

    • Aaron Downing
      Aaron Downing  Жыл бұрын +2

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

    • HouseMDaddict
      HouseMDaddict  Жыл бұрын +1

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

    • AJ Kious
      AJ Kious  Жыл бұрын +2

      HouseMDaddict He said he was from Kansas. :)

    • HouseMDaddict
      HouseMDaddict  Жыл бұрын +3

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

    FOXFYRE  Жыл бұрын +88

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

  • SoManyFruits Mango
    SoManyFruits Mango 6 ай бұрын +6

    I make a pilgrimage to this video every once in a while. Chris's subtle, yet menacing gaze of absolute fury and astonishment when Natsuki says he doesn't know where he bought the mug is easily the greatest part of any Abroad in Japan video.

  • Jack Chambers
    Jack Chambers 7 ай бұрын +5

    i seriously think this is chris's best video not only due to editing and presentation, but the hilarious chemistry between chris and peter. i've rewatched this video so many times.

  • Leon Dong
    Leon Dong  Жыл бұрын +119

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

  • Amanda Schnaare RRH
    Amanda Schnaare RRH  Жыл бұрын +19

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

  • RuffledRowlit
    RuffledRowlit  Жыл бұрын +9054

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

    • timesnewramen
      timesnewramen  Жыл бұрын

      Lmao didn’t expect to see you here RR

    • Boso Yuki
      Boso Yuki  Жыл бұрын

      Fancy’s seeing you here rowlit

    • wakcedout
      wakcedout  Жыл бұрын

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

    • ItsShowtime
      ItsShowtime  Жыл бұрын

      One shitty asshole and one enjoyable good friend :'D

  • Fany Harry
    Fany Harry  Жыл бұрын +10

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

  • blankroyai
    blankroyai  Жыл бұрын +9

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

  • _-A_c-_
    _-A_c-_  Жыл бұрын +31

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

    • mothman
      mothman 3 ай бұрын +1

      add connor and see chaos

    • astute_sayote
      astute_sayote  Жыл бұрын +6

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

  • okami
    okami  Жыл бұрын +7

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

  • MechReports
    MechReports  Жыл бұрын +47

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

  • Michael D Burton
    Michael D Burton  Жыл бұрын +2074

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

    • speedybill47
      speedybill47 7 ай бұрын +1

      Pete is the Anti Connor

    • MaverickBlue
      MaverickBlue 11 ай бұрын

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

    • Rookie Deadmeat
      Rookie Deadmeat 11 ай бұрын

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

    • Kirby Krios
      Kirby Krios  Жыл бұрын +3

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

    • JJ Mcnab
      JJ Mcnab  Жыл бұрын +16

      A bromanic formed in ice

  • Cailín Anne
    Cailín Anne  Жыл бұрын +6

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

  • George Day
    George Day  Жыл бұрын +4

    I lived in Wakkanai over the winter of 1968-69. We had 266 inches of snow that winter. Now I live in Minneapolis, and when people ask how I can stand the winters here where we average 54 inches of snow, I just smile.

  • Gho5tRUN3R
    Gho5tRUN3R  Жыл бұрын +9

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

  • ivov94
    ivov94  Жыл бұрын +11

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

  • Anja Lešek
    Anja Lešek Ай бұрын +4

    I keep comming back to this every few months :D we need more Pete videos on this channel!

  • Tokyo Lens
    Tokyo Lens  Жыл бұрын +4268

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

    • Ben Huang
      Ben Huang  Жыл бұрын

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

    • BossJosh
      BossJosh  Жыл бұрын

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

    • J Hawkins
      J Hawkins  Жыл бұрын +3

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

    • Ciprian
      Ciprian  Жыл бұрын

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

    • No_guard_X
      No_guard_X  Жыл бұрын +6

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

  • Uros Marjanovic
    Uros Marjanovic  Жыл бұрын +17

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

  • Shiranova
    Shiranova  Жыл бұрын +5

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

  • emalbo
    emalbo  Жыл бұрын +4

    Pete introducing Stonehenge of Hokkaido is hilarious! Please bring Pete back for more videos!

  • Ambience Memories
    Ambience Memories  Жыл бұрын +8

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

  • Daniel and Yuka
    Daniel and Yuka  Жыл бұрын +29

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

  • Muse of Salzburg
    Muse of Salzburg  Жыл бұрын +3884

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

    • cam :3
      cam :3 8 ай бұрын

      @Rein wakkanai and wakannai are a Japanese pun

    • Rein
      Rein  Жыл бұрын

      @Iconic i don't understand

    • TheDankLord
      TheDankLord  Жыл бұрын

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

    • Moza Rella
      Moza Rella  Жыл бұрын


    • 青い蓮
      青い蓮  Жыл бұрын +3

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

  • random noise
    random noise  Жыл бұрын +7

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

  • Dracula
    Dracula  Жыл бұрын +2

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

  • Elias Laiho
    Elias Laiho  Жыл бұрын +4

    Best part is 22:54 where you can see the moment from Pete's facial expression where he realizes the fail.

  • Spooky da Scary
    Spooky da Scary  Жыл бұрын +16

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

  • Erlangga Putra
    Erlangga Putra  Жыл бұрын +20

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

  • Julian Alcock
    Julian Alcock  Жыл бұрын +1

    I love Pete's attempt at an English accent, probably better than any attempt I could make at doing and American accent!

  • yashi1646ssk
    yashi1646ssk  Жыл бұрын +2

    There's a german style beer hall in one of the red brick houses along the river that is simply named "小樽ビール(Otaru beer)" that offers just incredibly tasty beer which is no wonder since an experienced german meister does the brewing there. They don't ship their products to any location that is 100 km or further from the hall to ensure its freshness. If you are in Otaru or even in Sapporo, I highly recommend checking it out.

  • Bryan Turangan
    Bryan Turangan 2 ай бұрын

    I absolutely love this Road Trip! It's definitely one of those episodes where I absolutely love re-watching. 🥰 Such great chemistry between the both of you

  • Jorge
    Jorge 6 ай бұрын +1

    To think they'd both once again be back in Hokkaido except with Chris on a bike and Pete giving us that behind the scenes look 🥳

  • Ian Bright
    Ian Bright  Жыл бұрын +4

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

  • Sukhdev Singh
    Sukhdev Singh  Жыл бұрын +1375

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

    • tytube3001
      tytube3001  Жыл бұрын +1

      the Yank is so fake

    • Lisey
      Lisey  Жыл бұрын +2

      Dog and cat.

    • m kl
      m kl  Жыл бұрын +3

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

    • Dezalt
      Dezalt  Жыл бұрын +29

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

    • Prajwal Krishna Bhat
      Prajwal Krishna Bhat  Жыл бұрын +32

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

  • Radek Raczkowski
    Radek Raczkowski  Жыл бұрын

    Your personalities really makes me smile and be happy. Both humor and intelligence. This video has made me decide to watch more of your videos. I really hope there are more of him in the videos. Quality content! I wish you guys best of ramen! :) Hearty greetings from a pole in Sweden :)

  • I Wanna Try with Kat
    I Wanna Try with Kat 2 ай бұрын

    I'm shocked at how clean the streets are. We get a LOT of snow up here in Canada and the roads rarely ever look this good!

  • James Judy 3
    James Judy 3 22 күн бұрын

    I loved Japan when I visited, spent over a year there between Japan & Okinawa.
    Beautiful scenery & wonderful people.

  • Anasyub
    Anasyub 25 күн бұрын

    god i rly just thank chris for introducing us to pete this man is a hidden gem

  • Britt
    Britt  Жыл бұрын +5

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

  • Fauzan Khairi
    Fauzan Khairi  Жыл бұрын +2913

    Pete : 😁🙂😀🤣💣💥
    Chris : 🗿

    • Kjay
      Kjay  Жыл бұрын +4

      Pete: 🤪😀😂🤣😅😆😁
      Chris: 😐😑😐😑😐😑😐

    • Istiompaxindica96
      Istiompaxindica96  Жыл бұрын +5

      He's british, that's his default face

    • Carl Neoh
      Carl Neoh  Жыл бұрын +4

      Yo Angelo!

    • Nachiket Pradhan
      Nachiket Pradhan  Жыл бұрын +7

      @w花b pretty sure this video proved it

    • Jos Gromperkeller
      Jos Gromperkeller  Жыл бұрын +41

      Hahahaha, Pete was cool and refreshing, nice dude.

  • sami biswas
    sami biswas 7 ай бұрын

    The ending gave me the satisfaction, it was a hell of a ride, I couldn't be more happy, this has to be one of the best videos from abroad in japan ❤️

  • Salmmer_1970
    Salmmer_1970 6 ай бұрын +1

    Just got done watching this video and when Pete was talking to Chris about getting a sailor for their next adventure together, I thought that it would be interesting for them to team up with Norm from Tokyo Lens for just such an adventure. I watch Norm's channels and he has gotten his boat captain's license and it would be a very interesting adventure with these three.
    While typing this, I just realized that this could be another Journey Across Japan type of video series where it's Chris, Pete and Norm, but maybe would could throw Natsuki and/or Connor into the mix as well. Just a thought.

  • Tone Bone
    Tone Bone 6 ай бұрын +1

    I gotta say, Pete was both the greatest and worst thing to happen to Chris hehe. Love the silliness, stayed for the fun of adventure and making adventure buddies!

  • GuptaWorld-Wide
    GuptaWorld-Wide  Жыл бұрын +2

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

  • Maple Yap
    Maple Yap  Жыл бұрын

    Hahaha pete is hilarious! Going on a trip with him will never be boring.

    ΛΞΦΩΔΣΘΠ  Жыл бұрын +250

    I must say, the chemistry of a goofy optimistic american guy and a cranky cynical british guy really goes well together like the odd couple. Definitely entertaining dynamic especially the whole wakkanai situation

    • IzzyKawaiichi
      IzzyKawaiichi  Жыл бұрын +18

      Same. I love watching Chris and all of his friends, but nothing beats the sheer chaotic energy of putting a Brit and an American together.

    • Jane Ann
      Jane Ann  Жыл бұрын +1

      I was just thinking that.

  • Marc Delmendo
    Marc Delmendo 7 ай бұрын

    This was great! Throughly enjoyed it, I hope you do more vids with Pete, you guys are hilarious and fun together! These vids remind me of the old Top Gear trips with Jeremy, James and Richard. Looking forward to a lot more!

  • Hama Mail
    Hama Mail  Жыл бұрын +2

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

  • Papa Lovegood
    Papa Lovegood  Жыл бұрын

    The combination of your classic tv road trip style narration and the interaction between the two of you makes this a delight to watch!

  • Chris Sheehan
    Chris Sheehan 7 ай бұрын

    Holy crap Pete is hilarious. You guys make the perfect comedy duo.

  • Snufkin is Forest Gremlin
    Snufkin is Forest Gremlin 9 ай бұрын

    I really enjoy how different pete and chris are personality wise but also! those little moments where chris said something and managed to make pete laugh and give a more genuine kind of reaction are my absolute favourite bc it does sound a bit like pete was nervous or prehaps preparing all his words before he said them which sounds a little scripty. also, the times pete matched chris' pessimism (like with the beds in the master bedrooms).

  • Captain Thunderbolt
    Captain Thunderbolt  Жыл бұрын +392

    I like how Pete is so positive and optimistic about everything, while Chris does nothing but complain! XD

    • pt200
      pt200  Жыл бұрын +1

      IKR XD

    • SSX
      SSX  Жыл бұрын +7

      Americans: Trained from birth to smile, even in annoying circumstances because it reflects in what people see in you.
      English: Don't really give a toss about what others think about them.

    • Finnstigator
      Finnstigator  Жыл бұрын +13

      While the really seem to have differemt personalities, I still think they're playing to the stereotypes of Brits and Americans as well 😀

  • David Sato
    David Sato  Жыл бұрын +4

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

  • conspo Lopes
    conspo Lopes  Жыл бұрын +18

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

  • Enjyu 666
    Enjyu 666  Жыл бұрын +1

    I came here hoping to see more of Hakodate as I used to live there, but it was great seeing Hokkaido beyond Otaru and Sapporo, as I never managed to get there myself and it has been a regret which I am hoping to, but not sure if I will be able to correct :)

  • orngpeelr
    orngpeelr  Жыл бұрын

    the voiceover banter at the end really was the cherry on top to what I think is my favorite video Chris has made. Seriously impressive cinematography, videography, and editing on this one!

  • Fenrir
    Fenrir 6 ай бұрын +1

    This really was a 20 minute set up for a pun and I love it. I'm glad I started watching this channel. Keep up the fantastic work!

  • Bergkatse2
    Bergkatse2  Жыл бұрын +215

    I love how Chris has lived in Northern Japan for years but in every winter video he’s made, he still dresses like he’s expecting a drizzly winter in Kent.

    • Heavenly Creature
      Heavenly Creature  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Varda And even if it did get that cold, you frosty and darling Brits probably wouldn't even notice it 😉😋

    • Varda
      Varda  Жыл бұрын +5

      @Heavenly Creature honestly we don't get it that cold here, it's just always a *little* cold all year round (except a few days/weeks in the middle of summer). Even on the Northeast coast of England where I'm from you don't get snow this bad very often, maybe once every few years.

    • Heavenly Creature
      Heavenly Creature  Жыл бұрын +7

      The difference is the SCARF. Chris only wears that when it's relatively cold. Bare in mind he is British, so quite cold by nature 😏

  • Damn Awesome
    Damn Awesome  11 ай бұрын

    Awesome video! Pete is a cool guy more videos with him would be awesome!

  • Grim Darhk
    Grim Darhk 2 ай бұрын

    Dude i love Pete, it's great that he's getting more recognition

  • Bo
    Bo  Жыл бұрын

    Make more videos together, the personality combo is perfect in this I see why you’re close friends.

  • Sheptonsmallet
    Sheptonsmallet 6 ай бұрын +1

    That Buddha is absolutely stunning. Hokkaido now on my list!

  • Shukie Bunfox
    Shukie Bunfox  Жыл бұрын +1242

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

    • moriah93ohio
      moriah93ohio  Жыл бұрын

      🤣😂 that was a funny part

    • Bonyari Boy
      Bonyari Boy  Жыл бұрын

      They did a podcast episode together!

    • Nobody Here
      Nobody Here  Жыл бұрын

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

    • Tysan Byrd
      Tysan Byrd  Жыл бұрын +14

      @Minna Nonihongo Chris eats too much fried chicken

    • mark shao
      mark shao  Жыл бұрын +7

      @Minna Nonihongo chicken drumstick basically 😂

  • Albert Chong
    Albert Chong  Жыл бұрын +1

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

  • triken 8
    triken 8  Жыл бұрын

    Good cinematic shots + good sense of humour= great content

  • SpiritThanatron
    SpiritThanatron  Жыл бұрын +1

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

  • The Toaist Mongoose
    The Toaist Mongoose  Жыл бұрын

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

    LYNAY LGWAYH  Жыл бұрын +1

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

  • The Mad Historian
    The Mad Historian  Жыл бұрын +557

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

    • sirBrouwer
      sirBrouwer  Жыл бұрын +1

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

    • Shiroar
      Shiroar  Жыл бұрын +3

      @greebster I vote BOTH Petes.

    • greebster
      greebster  Жыл бұрын +5

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

    • Ti321
      Ti321  Жыл бұрын +6

      They are a GREAT duo, Pete is awesome :D

    • GrimCatnip [BaeRyS Best Love Story]
      GrimCatnip [BaeRyS Best Love Story]  Жыл бұрын +12

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

  • Tuschi
    Tuschi  Жыл бұрын

    I hope we get to see more of Pete in future videos. He's so contagiously upbeat.

  • Rickard Remelin
    Rickard Remelin 10 ай бұрын +1

    Pete's really good as an actor! Please bring him on more! He seems like a really nice guy!

  • SavageOra
    SavageOra  Жыл бұрын

    You two have incredible chemistry lol you two should definitely be transcribed as video game characters.

  • Joseph Pickard
    Joseph Pickard  Жыл бұрын +1

    Great camera work on this ep 👍 really captured how bitterly cold it is!

  • TonyY F.Vutton
    TonyY F.Vutton Ай бұрын

    It's like a British Shorthair cat travel with a golden retriever. I love this episode specifically!

  • xBeanCounterx
    xBeanCounterx  Жыл бұрын +208

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

    • Nitro Rush
      Nitro Rush  Жыл бұрын

      I know

    • Amy
      Amy  Жыл бұрын

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

    • Nitro Rush
      Nitro Rush  Жыл бұрын +7

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

  • Regin
    Regin  Жыл бұрын

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

  • MorphoMouse
    MorphoMouse  Жыл бұрын

    Pete and Chris are great together haha. Enjoyed this.

  • Thndr_
    Thndr_ Ай бұрын

    Japanese food always looks mouth-watering I wish I could go there

  • TheJellyWarrior
    TheJellyWarrior  Жыл бұрын +4

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

  • t vo
    t vo  Жыл бұрын

    My father was in the UK Merchant Navy before WW2 and visited Otaru several times and used to regale us kids on his adventures. Nice to see the Port he always rambled on about.

  • なの
    なの  Жыл бұрын +765

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

  • Iyar
    Iyar  Жыл бұрын +1

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

  • The Venetian Harper
    The Venetian Harper 4 ай бұрын

    I just adore Pete's tours/commentary.

  • Gulshan Acharjee
    Gulshan Acharjee  Жыл бұрын +1

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

  • DanMachihits
    DanMachihits  Жыл бұрын

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