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Fitness/Health


It’s hard not to put on weight in Japan, when you’re confronted with such a rich and often surprisingly unhealthy cuisine. From climbing Mount Fuji to cycling the stunning inland sea, here you’ll find ideas on keeping those pounds off on your travels, as well as a warning on how gaining weight in Japan can lead to awkward social situations.

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Climbing Mount Fuji | 8 Hours of Hell

Climbing Mount Fuji: In August, a friend and I climbed Mt Fuji. The climb was worth it for the amazing Fuji sunrise and for that I recommend it. ...

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How Much Weight I Lost Travelling 2,000km Across Japan

Travelling 2,000km across Japan was a dream come true. But it often felt like a nightmare. Finally, the full story revealed about what happened on my Journey Across Japan....

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24 Hours in Japan's Inland Sea Paradise | Shimanami Kaido

The Shimanami Kaido cycle across Japan's Inland Sea is the most beautiful place in the country. The cycle route across the chain of islands that span it, is the best way to experience it. Even if it's one brutal undertaking on par with Mount ...

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I Tried Being Vegan in Japan for a Day

I attempted to be a vegan for a day. It wasn't an overly fun experience, but at least I got to do it in the town they call the "Venice of Japan". And so our 2,000km Journey Across Japan continues....

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Why I Don't Speak Japanese in Videos

Speaking Japanese is amazing fun. But not when you have to speak it all day without being allowed to switch to your native tongue. On Day 14 of Journey across Japan, we give it a shot....

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Cycling Japan Speaking Only in Movie Quotes

Movie Quotes! Our 2,000km Journey Across Japan takes a strange turn today, when a viewer challenges us to cycle 40km speaking in Movie Quotes....

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I Pimped My Bike in Retro Japan Style

Japan is home to the world's largest nuclear power plant and arguably the best second hand good stores. On Day Six of our journey across Japan, we exploit both....

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Why I'm Cycling 2000km Across Japan

As Day Two of the 2,000km cycle gets under way, the horrific weather forces me to reflect on why I decided to do this....

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I'm Cycling Across Japan for 2 MONTHS Tomorrow

Two months. 2,000km across Japan. Daily videos. A ridiculous challenge that'll push me to the edge. And it all starts tomorrow....

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Japanese Mountain Training | 24 Hours of Hell

We visit the sacred mountains of Yudono and Gassan to undertake Yamabushi mountain training....

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Is Japanese Vegan Food Actually Good?

Vegan food in Japan can be harder to find than you'd think....

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DON'T GET FAT IN JAPAN

Getting Fat in Japan comes with consequences ....... let me explain....

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How to Lose Weight in Japan - #Week 10 *Finale*

Losing weight in Japan! After 10 weeks attempting to lose 10kg was the target reached!? Time to find out......

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Living in Japan and Losing Weight

If you live in Japan, surely you'll naturally lose weight? After all, living in Japan means you'll naturally adopt the healthy Japanese lifestyle and probably live until your 300 years old....

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Why climbing Mount Fuji isn't fun!

Even with those funky little sticks people seem to enjoy using. ...

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Why Japanese KFC might be good for you!

Crispy, crunchy chicken. Great for what ails ya!...