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I Escaped to Japan's HIDDEN Mountain Village 🇯🇵 48Hrs Walking the Nakasendo


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  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan  Ай бұрын +1701

    🍿🍿Where we went: www.funliday.com/abroadinjapan/journals/72736
    NOTIFICATION SQUAD: These sorts of travel videos don't seem to do as well as they used to on KZclip! If you enjoyed it PLEASE be sure to like the video - it honestly makes a difference. CONVERSELY feel free to also dislike the video now that Ryotaro is finally back.
    For behind the scenes videos & to support what we do, check out Abroad in Japan Patreon! www.patreon.com/posts/why-i-want-to-78050215

    • Katie de Ridder
      Katie de Ridder 18 күн бұрын

      The travel stuff is the best!!!!!

    • andré van der lugt
      andré van der lugt Ай бұрын

      Is patreon back? I unsubbed there because there was no content uploaded

    • Jasper Ro
      Jasper Ro Ай бұрын

      oh man don't say that these are absoutley my favorite vids u do

    • Emotion Blur
      Emotion Blur Ай бұрын

      This is one of your best travel videos to date! I knew only about Narai Juku since i've been there, but not the whole Nakasendo trail experience. Thank you very much for sharing💗

    • Arienrhod
      Arienrhod Ай бұрын

      I loved this! Thank you

  • Dave435l
    Dave435l Ай бұрын +2571

    As a backpacker this is the fastest a trail has gone from 'never heard of it' to 'how much are plane tickets'

    • David P
      David P 22 күн бұрын


    • x
      x Ай бұрын +1

      Do it now before vloggers ruin it

    • JKP
      JKP Ай бұрын +1

      Yes!! If you have AllTrails, you can look up “69 Stations of the Nakasendo” to get an idea of the entire trail. Roughly 34,809 ft of elevation gain for 336.4 miles, so not as bad as you’d think. It’s definitely on my bucket list for when I’m in Japan long term… but for now, it’s just visiting family when I go back 😊

    • Simon Tide
      Simon Tide Ай бұрын

      @LaNoir It's Japan, not Australia. I think even the Japanese bears are polite. XD

  • Kyle Taulman
    Kyle Taulman Ай бұрын +483

    You know it was really nice of Chris to allow Sharla to come along on this trip with him and his boyfriend Ryotaro

    • tinyhammertoksvig
      tinyhammertoksvig 2 күн бұрын

      Sharla: "This is my boyfriend, Chris, and his boyfriend, Ryotaro"

    • Bvs1q
      Bvs1q 6 күн бұрын

      9:11 😏

    • Unknown
      Unknown 11 күн бұрын +1

      @tom petlach he's always old

    • tom petlach
      tom petlach 11 күн бұрын +6

      anyone notice that Rizzotoro is not aging?

    • Clara Carden
      Clara Carden 12 күн бұрын


  • itsaUSBline
    itsaUSBline Ай бұрын +729

    Man it's good to see a travel video with Chris and Ryotaro again. It's been a while, honestly kind of nostalgic. I've missed seeing Ryotaro more often in these.

    • sirBrouwer
      sirBrouwer Ай бұрын +21

      @jama211 it's mister Slurpy.

    • jama211
      jama211 Ай бұрын +25

      That's Risottoro to you! 😂

  • My Beats are trash so am I
    My Beats are trash so am I Ай бұрын +268

    The editing is improving day by day. The Bear and Ninja were really cool.

  • Alex Dye
    Alex Dye Ай бұрын +269

    This is by far my favorite area you have highlighted in Japan. Many people associate Japan with futuristic technology, but I love the history and nature. More please!

    • Lullaby Soda
      Lullaby Soda Ай бұрын

      absolutely agree!

    • NatsumeRyu
      NatsumeRyu Ай бұрын +1


      COLOURS of JAPAN Ай бұрын +6

      Japan has so many different faces - and all of them are beautiful in their own way.

  • Stu
    Stu Ай бұрын +226

    I have actually never had the desire to visit Japan. But after watching so many of your videos showcasing both the good and the bad, I am in the budgeting and planning process of making the excursion to this land of unlimited beauty! And this coming from a Canadian!! Wonderful objectivity Chris. Thank you.

    • Ryori
      Ryori Ай бұрын

      @Scott Pattison I agree Chris and the crew are the foremost purveyors of Japan. Put out some guide books, AIJ Travel Guides.

    • Scott Pattison
      Scott Pattison Ай бұрын +1

      Chris just might be the Rick Steve’s of Japan!

      COLOURS of JAPAN Ай бұрын

      Please come to Japan, there is so much to discover

    • Ryori
      Ryori Ай бұрын +1

      @danguee1 Hi come back, gut without the dengue, deguee1.

    • Benjamin R
      Benjamin R Ай бұрын +14

      Japan is always a good travel choice. So glad I went

  • Tuong Thai
    Tuong Thai Ай бұрын +1506

    I'm so glad to see more of these walk around Japan videos! Super nice to get to see more of daily scenery and life in Japan!

    • Ryori
      Ryori Ай бұрын


    • Marin Hrabrić
      Marin Hrabrić Ай бұрын

      @Slim Inkognito and the British humour aswell

    • dggr
      dggr Ай бұрын +3

      And knowing these types of videos help with Chris' health makes it all the more enjoyable to watch

    • Mr Me
      Mr Me Ай бұрын


    • AKiwi
      AKiwi Ай бұрын +2


  • Erika
    Erika Ай бұрын +107

    I nearly choked on my sweet tea when Ryotaro said his wife loves his slurp! 🤣😭🙈
    Jokes aside, this is such a beautiful video! I love it when you guys walk around different parts of Japan, enjoy the scenery and environment, and taste the local cuisine 😋 I can almost feel the atmosphere! Looking forward to more of your content, Chris ✌🏼✨

  • _SarcasMiss
    _SarcasMiss Ай бұрын +74

    Never stop making these content. It's inspiring a lot of us to visit Japan, and not the usual Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka route.

      COLOURS of JAPAN Ай бұрын +3

      Yes, we find it very refreshing to see lesser known places being portrayed in travel blogs! 🙂

  • LogicalVelocity
    LogicalVelocity Ай бұрын +79

    I love videos with Chris and Ryotaro. Feels like the old days. With Sharla, it's just a bonus!

  • Joe Scarpelli III
    Joe Scarpelli III Ай бұрын +35

    I walked the Magome to Tsumago section of the Nakasendo in December, and it was very beautiful. Mountains, waterfalls, a very old tea house, and even little bells you can ring to scare off the bears! If I could do it, I'm sure an accomplished athlete like you would have no problem.

    • J MF
      J MF 27 күн бұрын

      I went last fall! That same exact route. It truly is a beautiful walk.

  • Shannon W
    Shannon W Ай бұрын +28

    What I love about your travel videos is getting to see the things that are off the beaten path and what you would never learn about in travel books. There is so much I want to see in Japan now that there’s not going to be enough time in just one trip.

      COLOURS of JAPAN Ай бұрын

      It's true - Japan has very much to offer. We all live here and still get to discover new things all the time! 🙂

  • Mr.Unknown
    Mr.Unknown Ай бұрын +1209

    The most impressive part of this video is how well colour matched the bear walking behind Chris and Ryotoro is. Bravo editor, bravo 👏

    • brianuuuSonic
      brianuuuSonic Ай бұрын

      I thought it was Sharla cosplaying it lmao

    • penguin9001
      penguin9001 Ай бұрын +4

      I genuinely thought it was someone in a bear costume and was waiting for Chris and Ryotaro to do a bit or smth 💀😭

    • Marcus Lambright
      Marcus Lambright Ай бұрын +1

      The ninja was pretty sick too.

    • NitronNeutron
      NitronNeutron Ай бұрын +5

      @Ritz Riis you havent listened to the podcast recently. He has mentioned that he has got an editor several times.

    • CarbonShift
      CarbonShift Ай бұрын +32

      Editor?? That wasn't an edit, it was Sharla in a Bear costume.

  • 21palica
    21palica Ай бұрын +39

    Finally visited Japan on a business trip. Stayed at Tokushima, but visited Osaka too! I must admit, I fell in love with the country, it's nature and it's people! Watching your videos helped me blend in, knowing their customs, what to expect and how to conduct myself when interacting with the locals. Thank you for that, Chris! If you want a great panoramic shot, go to Tokushima on a sunny day, and climb up the Mt. Bizan. The 360 view is breathtaking!

      COLOURS of JAPAN Ай бұрын +1

      So glad you got the chance to visit Japan 🙂

  • Brock Anderson
    Brock Anderson Ай бұрын +6

    Congratulations, Chris and Sharla. You both make such great content and seem like genuinely good people. To many years of happiness and good fortune.

  • Edwin Salinas
    Edwin Salinas Ай бұрын +41

    I don't know how long you've been putting kanji and explanations for niche Japanese things that foreigners may not encounter outside of Japan. I've been studying Japanese for about a year independently, and this little bit of editing is greatly appreciated.
    Sidenote, when I finally get to Japan, this might be an entire week of my itinerary.

      COLOURS of JAPAN Ай бұрын +1

      We really hope you will get to travel Japan 🙂

  • Levi Lewis
    Levi Lewis Ай бұрын +8

    Mate, the production value on your videos has been consistently top-tier for years, the actual content is always an impressive blend of informative and entertaining, and the way that you balance self-deprecating humour and light-hearted cynicism with grounded humility and sincerity makes your stuff easy to watch, not to mention your roster of awesome friends. You've accomplished a lot, especially in recent months, and somehow I feel like you are underrated among your peers, and although there is an endless stream of thousands of people yelling their thoughts at you, I feel compelled to say - good work bro.

  • malone hart
    malone hart Ай бұрын +33

    So glad Chris has focused back on KZclip. Glad he was able to focus on himself for a bit but KZclip needs Chris Broad!

    • Abroad in Japan
      Abroad in Japan  Ай бұрын +17

      Thank you so much! This year we’re going full force on KZclip, especially now tourism is back on! Will put this towards the upcoming travel series we’re working on!🙏🍻

  • JakobHaertel
    JakobHaertel Ай бұрын +39

    Finally my favourite guest on this channel - Mr. Risottoro - is back! Loved the video, the jokes and the beautiful picures. These old Japanese towns have such a unique flair, 100% something I want to experience someday.

  • R.J. Gavadin
    R.J. Gavadin Ай бұрын +10

    I honestly don't have the words to describe the beauty of towns like these. This is one of your best videos yet Chris. If they had internet I would move to a place like this in a heartbeat.

  • Evan D’Alesio
    Evan D’Alesio Ай бұрын +32

    As someone who’s special interest is Japan, thank you Chris for posting these videos. Always such high quality and a familiar face I can watch when feeling down. Wishing you (and Sharla!) all the best in the future Abroad in Japan endeavors!!! Sending endless support from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!🤍🍜🍡🇯🇵

  • Hugo Raymond
    Hugo Raymond 29 күн бұрын

    More often the beaten path videos like this! I love this kind of content, and would be cool to see you visit a bunch of different maintainers of different crafts that a lot smaller towns in more rural areas pride themselves on.

  • Tessaalera
    Tessaalera 7 күн бұрын

    Since I will probably never be able to afford seeing Japan in person, your wonderful videos are always a joy. Those three towns were gorgeous!

  • Anton Ego
    Anton Ego Ай бұрын +878

    Good old travel videos, I don’t know about other people Chris but these are my favorites amongst all your top notch videos 👍

    • Link Account
      Link Account Ай бұрын

      i don't usually watch travel videos, but Chris's videos is very entertaining

    • Anton Ego
      Anton Ego Ай бұрын +1

      @Brandon Simmons Travel + food + shenanigans = perfection

    • Abhijith I S
      Abhijith I S Ай бұрын

      Ego san, it's yourself

    • shivam mishra
      shivam mishra Ай бұрын

      I second that

    • hrlrl
      hrlrl Ай бұрын +1

      @Abroad in Japan They've really been good lately, the editing, sound quality, cinematography are all excellent

  • Shavneel Nand
    Shavneel Nand Ай бұрын +8

    It’s the whole set of people not just one that makes Abroad in Japan enjoyable. Really fun to see familiar and new faces and the quality of videos given.

  • gardengal
    gardengal Ай бұрын

    I traveled in the late Spring-very early Summer, so caught the sakura 'season; that pleased me a lot, but I can see that Autumn has a lot of charm, too! Thanks for bringing us along : ))

  • Zach Nicholson
    Zach Nicholson Ай бұрын +7

    Oh snap I live like 30 minutes away from Narai-juku! Can confirm, Nagano's "shinshu" soba is the best I've had in Japan. The valley that holds the Nakasendo, Kiso valley, is probably one of my favorite hidden gems, so many villages and places to discover. Hope y'all get a chance to explore more of Nagano in the future!

  • MrBepis
    MrBepis Ай бұрын +18

    I've missed these kind of videos so much. Just you and a guest (especially Ryotaro) showing us different views of Japan you typically don't see.

  • Pianoslave1
    Pianoslave1 Ай бұрын

    I'm already planning a trip to Tokyo, kyoto and osaka this fall but this makes me want to start planning for a second trip to visit these places!

  • ChemtrailCat
    ChemtrailCat Ай бұрын +821

    Loving the more regular release schedule, feels like a new golden age of AIJ :D

    • MAKG
      MAKG Ай бұрын

      @Abroad in Japan Can't wait! W KZclipr

    • Dávid Lukács
      Dávid Lukács Ай бұрын

      @Abroad in Japan That's so cool!😁

    • talesofmichele
      talesofmichele Ай бұрын +1

      @Abroad in Japan don’t over do! Don’t forget self care. Amazing work though! I can’t wait to see more.

    • Laura J W
      Laura J W Ай бұрын

      @Abroad in Japan that sounds amazing!

    • a Takoranodon Brachiosaurus
      a Takoranodon Brachiosaurus Ай бұрын

      @Abroad in Japan YOO, that's impressive- looking forward to it!

  • Frag-ile
    Frag-ile Ай бұрын

    I am planning an autumn trip to Japan and I'd love to know when this was filmed, as the way things look this is exactly when I'd like to try to go. Coming from the frozen north my autumn happens a lot earlier than it seems to in Japan.

  • Daniel Whitfort
    Daniel Whitfort Ай бұрын

    I'm just finishing up my trip in Japan and I went on the route from magome to tsumago and it was such a peaceful walk with a really friendly volunteer giving green tea halfway

  • Sodiumz
    Sodiumz Ай бұрын +13

    Hey Chris, your videos always help me escape my busy life. I’m always stuck between my schoolwork and my cop-op work and these breaks are a life saver. Thanks for your amazing content ❤

  • Skytwist
    Skytwist Ай бұрын

    That's the happiest I've seen you in any of your adventures, Chris. A solid breath of freedom I bet :)

  • Dillon
    Dillon Ай бұрын

    I do wish this was a full hike. I love the last few hike videos and i look forward to seeing more if you continue to do them.

  • Pots
    Pots Ай бұрын +531

    I just wanted to say thanks for posting videos Chris, you really do allow me to live in Japan vicariously through your camera lens and that's something i really cherish a lot so keep doing what you're doing.. ☺🤗

    • ehe
      ehe Ай бұрын

      bro can u heal me

    • Sentinel Prime
      Sentinel Prime Ай бұрын +5

      @Abroad in Japan Cdawg wedding when

    • Victoria Zero
      Victoria Zero Ай бұрын +6

      @Abroad in Japan LET'S FAKKIN GO

    • Pots
      Pots Ай бұрын +20

      @Abroad in Japan I cant wait.. 🥳

    • Abroad in Japan
      Abroad in Japan  Ай бұрын +275

      Thank you! Expect a record amount of Abroad in Japan videos this year! 🙏

  • Kye Smith
    Kye Smith Ай бұрын +5

    I love your content, it's so cool to get to see all the amazing things and locations in japan through expertly directed cinematography in the form of KZclip vlogs!
    P.s. Sharla is absolutely beautiful and I love that you two are together! ❤️

  • Tom May
    Tom May Ай бұрын +3

    Of the countless videos I've watched on this channel this one in particular makes me want to book a trip to Japan immediately. If I ever do find myself fortunate enough to visit Japan, the Nakasendo Trail will absolutely be on my itinerary.

  • Matt Cameron
    Matt Cameron Ай бұрын

    I definitely want to walk the Nakasendo one day. Seems like a great way to see the countryside and stop for food each day as you stop by the towns.

  • Rey187
    Rey187 Ай бұрын +7

    Not sure if Chris and Ryotaro realised how much danger they were in. A ninja literally snuck past them and got attacked by another unknown assailant.
    Glad they're fine.

  • ps4life
    ps4life Ай бұрын +8

    Let's pump the viewership numbers up. Love these videos. I almost cried every time I see the beautiful natural scenery. Thank you Chris for bring me the joy!

  • Nuclear Geek
    Nuclear Geek Ай бұрын +521

    Love is alive and well in Japan. It's always great to see a relationship continue to blossom over time.
    Too bad they needed Sharla there to film it.

    • LogicalVelocity
      LogicalVelocity Ай бұрын +6

      As a fellow Canadian, I gotta support my girl! I love Sharla!

    • Ser Dunk
      Ser Dunk Ай бұрын


    • Renata Leite
      Renata Leite Ай бұрын +7

      good thing she is great at filming 😍

    • Renata Leite
      Renata Leite Ай бұрын +6

      \Poor Sharla....

  • Martin van den Broek
    Martin van den Broek Ай бұрын

    This brought back good memories ☺️. I made the walk from Tsumago to Magone in 2009. With lack of transportation options back to Tsumago we were offered a ride back to our minshuku in his mini-van by a local farmer.

  • DeeLynne1970
    DeeLynne1970 Ай бұрын

    Gorgeous video Chris! thank you for sharing another wonderful area of Japan with us❤

  • eerielake
    eerielake Ай бұрын +6

    god, the production quality on these videos always blows me away. makes me desperately want to visit japan some day. thank you for the hard work!

  • Elly
    Elly Ай бұрын +2

    i had never rly gotten the "thanku for making videos, it got me through dark times".
    i mean its a nice thing to say. but it always seemed to be on the most random types of videos.
    however. these videos of chris just going around in japan doing stuff. the funny shit he says, the attitude and even his voice lmao. it have actually given me a feeling of calm in a time i wish i didnt have to experience. so i get those people now. and damn, thank u chris. thanks for making such good videos. im sure that for you this seems just as weird as i thought these comments were before. but it is genuine. it really helps. i hope you enjoy making these videos, because it really have made shit times bareable for me lately. even rewatching old ones.

  • frances
    frances Ай бұрын

    I live in the mountains and love when it rains. Really makes natures colors pop. Especially the green. Love the video!

  • Rad Daks
    Rad Daks Ай бұрын +655

    Chris really just rotoscoped something walking behind him and Ryatoro... not once, but twice. That's dedication. I don’t even want to know how much time he spent on that visual gag.

    • Henrik Sahlin
      Henrik Sahlin Ай бұрын

      Well he says they are there in the autumn, so probably about 4 months, just for the bear and ninja

    • DanteXev
      DanteXev Ай бұрын +4

      Editor is credited as Paul Ballard.
      Hats off, good sir.

    • skilladunge
      skilladunge Ай бұрын

      I feel like Inigo Montoya.

    • burt bacarach
      burt bacarach Ай бұрын +4

      WAIT!You mean that wasn't a real bear and ninja??Now I feel cheated somehow....tho the bear looked freakin fantastic!

    • XSportSeeker
      XSportSeeker Ай бұрын +19

      Fortunately, no real need for manual rotoscoping these days anymore... as a former editor myself, I know the pain. xD
      Pretty sure both Adobe and Final Cut already have automatic tools for rotoscoping relatively static scenes, but even DaVinci Resolve which was the one I was using more recently, the paid version has a magic wand you just paint over things and the rotoscoping is done automatically for you.

  • LonesomeDove
    LonesomeDove Ай бұрын

    I don't understand why youtube doesn't promote these travel type vids as much as others. These are my favorite!

  • TheShadowChesireCat
    TheShadowChesireCat Ай бұрын +4

    I knew I recognised that street in Naraijuku! I used it as a gorgeous scene backdrop in a Pathfinder Society 1st edition scenario. Love that Chris gets to show me more of it. Ryotaro was definitely channeling my old fellows playing mahjong NPCs.
    Keep up the attempts on Chris's life, Ryotaro! :D I think you nearly got him with "She loves my slurp". ;)

  • Kristin
    Kristin Ай бұрын

    Absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing! These are the kind of adventures I want to do whenever I visit Japan.

  • ThatWordCat
    ThatWordCat Ай бұрын

    The absolute Britpanese chaos of this experience that you've shared with us fills me with determination.

  • That guy you never knew
    That guy you never knew Ай бұрын +5

    I stayed in Magome during my first trip to Japan and it was truly magical. I didn't know much about the hiking trail there but after seeing this I have to go back sometime and experience it in full.

  • alibutterfly82
    alibutterfly82 Ай бұрын +216

    At first I was thinking a 3-person trip might be kind of awkward, but actually I can see how this was very beneficial to have a 3rd person to help with filming duties while the other two converse or show things off. STRATEGERY. Well done.

  • M W
    M W Ай бұрын +4

    Chris, another outstanding video. Please never stop, you are such a natural in front of the camera and I love your storytelling. We need more of those walking-tour videos!! Love from NZ

  • Tommy Lyczko
    Tommy Lyczko Ай бұрын +8

    The production quality on these videos is INSANE! Thank you for all your hard work and keen attention to detail showing us life in Japan.

  • Nyx
    Nyx Ай бұрын

    Always good to see more exploration videos from you, Chris. I hope you enjoyed your romantic trip!

  • Isaac Plays Bass
    Isaac Plays Bass Ай бұрын +1

    More please! Awesome to see Sharla and Ryotoro in your videos too.

  • KyokoPandua
    KyokoPandua Ай бұрын

    faffable room for the win. I love these travel videos & the cultural stuff you include is just wonderful. This place is just beautiful. keep up the great work!

  • Jason Pike
    Jason Pike Ай бұрын +48

    From a Twitter account I found online who recounted John's trips to Japan he states, "John and Yoko would escape the summer heat and humidity by heading to Karuizawa, a resort northeast of the metropolis, and stay at the Mampei Hotel. The former Beatle was a frequent customer at Cafe de Minoriya and a fan of their vanilla soft-serve ice cream." So I guess this rumour has some credibility.

  • Sam West
    Sam West Ай бұрын +1

    What makes these towns even nicer is that unlike every other town in Japan, there are very few visible power lines.

  • Aghinari
    Aghinari Ай бұрын

    Loving this content. Definitely putting this on my to do list for my next trip to japan ☺️

  • Janelle S.
    Janelle S. Ай бұрын

    This is just beautiful, I hope one day I can travel there, it looks so relaxing

  • Jessi McClue
    Jessi McClue Ай бұрын +1

    Love your videos!! I can't wait until I get to explore Japan!

  • food fetish
    food fetish Ай бұрын

    Love these videos!! Never stop. I love seeing different areas I would otherwise not know to check out. So much cool architecture mixed with the nature. And the nice rooms you guys got felt so unique but also homely. Damn i wish i was in japan

  • Mu
    Mu Ай бұрын +300

    How does Chris always show use things we've never seen before?!? For someone who's been all over Japan and shown us so much, it's surprising he can still find awesome places like Nakasendo! Can't wait for all the videos this year 🤩

    • yourguardianangel
      yourguardianangel Ай бұрын

      I know the nakasendo but maybe that's because I've looked up hiking trails in a lot of parts of the world. it _is_ fairly well known, but I wouldn't say it's popular - especially outside of Japan (I mean, like a lot of countries, only certain things get popular like cities or and landmarks or specific landscapes)

    • Mango Shake
      Mango Shake Ай бұрын

      @Mookie Stewart it's half the size and way more dense so there'sso much to do and explore. I could drive for 2 hours in norcal and still be looking at cornfields.

    • Mookie Stewart
      Mookie Stewart Ай бұрын

      @Mango Shake ehhh its about the size of california, so its big but not massive

    • Ian Anderson
      Ian Anderson Ай бұрын

      He probably nabbed it from his buddy Tokyo Lens who did this same route a few months ago.

    • Mu
      Mu Ай бұрын +1

      @deioped True. It's just interesting how many unique things Chris can find, when comparing to all other Japan based content creators

  • Broccolihighkicks
    Broccolihighkicks Ай бұрын

    Absolutely stunning, a great way to see old Japan. Thank you for sharing 😊

  • B J
    B J Ай бұрын

    Love this look at an amazing part of Japan. So beautiful!

  • mabuse786
    mabuse786 Ай бұрын

    I loved this video a lot! It was entertaining, gave me a lot of insights into not so well known parts of Japan. Thank you and enjoyed it. 😀👍

  • Boredom Alley
    Boredom Alley Ай бұрын +1

    Japan is just a paradise😍

  • Hannah Green
    Hannah Green Ай бұрын

    Welp, that's on my must go list....
    Thank you for showing these places!!! ❤️ Absolutely gorgeous 🥰 oh and the food too.

  • Alice C
    Alice C Ай бұрын +85

    What a coincidence! I'm currently doing the Nakasendo Trail on the Conqueror Challenges and I'm 10% done. I'm past the Pâtisserie Sadaharu Aoki. Cool!

    • Emma
      Emma Ай бұрын +5

      That's so exciting! I hope you have the best of times

  • iorin
    iorin Ай бұрын

    This place looks so beautiful! Would love to go there someday 😍

  • SuperRusty
    SuperRusty Ай бұрын +3

    Video has more of a classic Abroad in Japan vibe. 10/10 would watch again.

  • Sel Li
    Sel Li Ай бұрын +2

    This is a really nice video. The locations are beautiful and the mountains are nice. I also appreciated the history lesson in the middle. Do you mind if I say, though, that you guys seem a little tired in it? I hope you had a good time! Also, I was shocked by the CGI bear! Because, well, it's a CGI bear, but also because it wasn't a CGI plane crash.
    Edit: I like when you guys walk through villages like this, whether they're abandoned or not. :)

  • Lisa Hoshowsky
    Lisa Hoshowsky Ай бұрын +1

    Welp, one more reason to go to Japan. How dare you make me want to go there?! 😂
    This was just so calming and gorgeous. I love mushrooms too so I’m here for all the food and gorgeous pictures.
    And I’m happy to see Ryotaro back😁😁

  • utterlybrilliant
    utterlybrilliant Ай бұрын

    821k viewers in 4 days?! Damn. I have been watching Chris' videos for almost 10 years and he has done some great videos in the past, but it's crazy the amount of views he is getting recently and for this video. I guess he got a bunch of new subscribers from all the collaborations in the last year. This is just a pretty basic Nakasendo video no different to any J-Vlogger that's done it, but I guess he has done very well to sell himself. He has put in the effort so I guess its starting to pay off.

  • Rosso
    Rosso Ай бұрын +137

    Sad that these travel videos don't do too well anymore, these are some of my favourite content on KZclip.
    Chris somehow makes Japan look even more beautiful than usual in these shots and it's so interesting to find out about these places. Top notch as per usual Chris!

  • Sheryll
    Sheryll Ай бұрын +1

    It's not that it doesn't do well -- these city walks are wonderful videos. I think people just knew you were on vacation and didn't know when you'd be back. Now that we all know you've returned from the UK, people will start watching again. Shinpai nai kudasai.

  • MmYummyBoba
    MmYummyBoba Ай бұрын +2

    This brings back so many memories! I did this trail the last time I was in Japan. This and Miyama are definitely my favorite spots in Japan (so far). If you ever get the chance to do this, I recommend using the luggage service that transport your bags from Magome to Tsumago. There is a 1.5 hour hike that you can take between the two towns that really spits you out in nature. There are even bear bells all along the trail! Definitely recommend! Can't wait to go back

  • argo12
    argo12 Ай бұрын +1

    If I were more confident with the language, this is definitely the kind of Japanese vacation I would love. Out of the big cities, in the mountains, beautiful scenery, and authentic and historic towns. So awesome.

  • OBi Fox
    OBi Fox Ай бұрын

    I walked from a JR station to Tsumago and then to Magome (downhill direction) in one day a few years ago. The sunset from Magome is spectacular.

  • Sabrina Meyer
    Sabrina Meyer Ай бұрын +1

    I love these kind of videos! And I think one can really see how much effort goes into making these. They let me dream of the time I can finally go and explore the country myself :) Thank you for the effort :)

  • Danni
    Danni Ай бұрын +131

    Nice to see Pete last time, and Sharla and Ryotoro this time 😊 Will Natsuki, Connor and Joey join you during the other videos in this series?

    • HailHydra27
      HailHydra27 Ай бұрын

      As long as Genshin is still around we won't get Taken For Garnted

    • Soren The Dane
      Soren The Dane Ай бұрын +3

      I'm hoping Felix joins him at some point

    • Eli Ben
      Eli Ben Ай бұрын +3

      I hope we get to see more of Felix and Chris hanging out

    • itsjust dhass
      itsjust dhass Ай бұрын

      @Zinras oeyyyyyy

    • Zinras
      Zinras Ай бұрын +39

      @D U He's being Taken for Garnted.

  • Kye Smith
    Kye Smith Ай бұрын +3

    Sharla is such an adorable cutie, I love that you two are together and love when you make content together! ❤️

  • Wasting My Time
    Wasting My Time Ай бұрын +1

    When I imagine a trip to Japan, this is the mental image I get of tranquil exploration. The calmness and beauty is poetic. While I feel the major cities are what I would end up seeing, this experience is what I would long for.

  • Jacquie B
    Jacquie B Ай бұрын

    Awesome video! Makes me want to go back to Japan. Hopefully soon! 😄

  • TaquitoBurrito
    TaquitoBurrito Ай бұрын +1

    I have to say I really appreciated the quality of this video. Especially the history at the beginning.

  • Archie Millan Elchico
    Archie Millan Elchico Ай бұрын

    Watching Abroad in Japan finally in Japan. Thanks Chris for all the wonderful videos through the years.

  • TechHeadHD2
    TechHeadHD2 Ай бұрын +121

    Time for another walking across Japan video!
    This is gonna be fun :D

  • FH_Mio
    FH_Mio Ай бұрын

    Your shots are always so beautiful, the production quality is truly on par with what I used to see on like tv reports or documentaries (but even better bc of the fun commentary 😊)
    This also straight up went to my japan travel recs haha I'd love to hike a part of that trail! It looks so calm and just remote enough for what I need in my life atm...

  • Natural Flow
    Natural Flow  Ай бұрын

    It's absolutely amazing to experience such a different perspective on life and the surrounding beauty. Almost feels like under all the things from day-to-day life, we forget to take a breath and absorb instead of being sucked into the craziness. Thank you for sharing this and I wish you all the best :)

  • Zheviah
    Zheviah Ай бұрын

    Love these kind of videos, much more interesting than the ones of some extreme sport or eating contest. Really well made!

  • Артур Соловей
    Артур Соловей Ай бұрын

    I am just crying at how beautiful everything there is and how much I want to go there..

  • Meggie
    Meggie Ай бұрын

    You make me wish I would have had my honeymoon here 🤩 so quaint and beautiful scenery!

  • DarkRainb0wKnight
    DarkRainb0wKnight Ай бұрын +81

    Are these walking videos becoming main stay? I'm all for it!

    • Sayantan Mazumdar
      Sayantan Mazumdar Ай бұрын +10

      Walking through every major city in Japan sounds like a nice concept.

  • Sen Snowy
    Sen Snowy Ай бұрын

    Love these kind of videos. It was the reason I followed years ago.
    I keep them and wait until I need something to bring my mood back up after a long day of work.
    Have you ever considered doing a journey across Japan but only in an ev ?
    I have not seen any ev videos with this kind of aesthetic and planning in Japan yet. Plus as someone whom I think never drove one, his experience might be interesting.
    Maybe even sleep in one. Also congrats on the engagement.

  • UnChannelDuVulpineX
    UnChannelDuVulpineX Ай бұрын

    Lovely video, very enjoyable. Beautiful scenery, really looked like being back in the past. I'd appreciate more videos of this type, please.

  • Dimmu Jan
    Dimmu Jan Ай бұрын +1

    I’ve visited the narai back in 2010. It was the beginning of December and raining. So we were only there for a short time. But it was great to visit. Nice atmosphere. And almost no cars😂