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Japanese cuisine is amongst the finest on the planet, with fresh, highly prized ingredients prepared by masterful chefs throughout the country. Whether you’re looking to taste the buttery melt in your mouth flavours of Kobe Beef, devour freshly prepared Tuna at Tsukiji fish market, or immerse yourself in the street food of Osaka and Tokyo.

Here you’ll find everything from Ramen, Sushi, Wagyu, Blowfish and Karage Chicken to Vegan dishes and even crazy eating challenges such as Monster Dumplings and Monster Ramen.

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What Owning a Sushi Restaurant in Japan is Like

Sushi is an iconic Japanese cuisine beloved by nearly all. But what's it like to own a sushi restaurant in Japan? I spent a week with the owner of a top sushi restaurant to uncover life behind the scenes and discover the one thing NEVER to do in ...

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How Does Japan's Rarest Sake Taste?

Sake is one of the most delicate and prized beverages in the world. We travel deep into the Japanese countryside in search of one of the rarest varieties of sake (Doburoku), to brew it for ourselves and discover how it tastes. ...

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6 Must Try Japanese Dishes in Tokyo | Tsukiji Street Food

Tokyo Tsukiji market is home to mouthwatering street food. We wander through and uncover many of the must try dishes in the world famous market....

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What Does Japanese Raw Horse Sashimi Taste Like?

How does Japanese horse meat taste? This week we visit Japan's largest volcano (Mount Aso), a real life Smurf Land, see Japan's billion dollar mascot and try horse meat sashimi, all in one place: Kumamoto....

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24 Hours in Fukuoka | Japan's Ramen Capital

Fukuoka is home to Tonkotsu Pork ramen, known as Hakata Ramen. In this episode of Journey Across Japan we spend 24 hours eating ramen, seeing Japan's biggest bronze statue and diving into the nightlife....

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Japan's Most Expensive Tuna | $3.1Million Catch

In January 2019 a single tuna was sold for a staggering $3.1m. The week before I set off for my 2,000km cycle across Japan, we set off to north Honshu, where all of Japan's most prized tuna is sourced, to watch them get caught firsthand....

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I Ate Japan's Deadliest Dish | Poisonous Blowfish (Fugu)

Blowfish (Fugu) isn't a delicacy to be taken lightly, given that the poison within the fish can cause paralysis. Ryotaro and I travelled to Yamaguchi - Japan's home of Fugu - to see the dish being prepared and to taste it for the first time....

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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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I Tasted Kobe Beef for the First Time | A5 Japanese Wagyu

We taste A5 Kobe Beef (A5), the highest grade of beef in Japan and have our taste buds ignited. What better way to spend our time in Kobe of Day 18 of Journey Across Japan (and send off Pete)....

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24 Hours in Osaka | 6 Things to do in Japan's Nightlife Capital

Osaka is Japan's nightlife capital; a vibrant city home to amazing food and people. On Day 17 of Journey Across Japan we spend a night out taking in the city! Leave us a LIKE if you enjoyed joining our night out!...

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Eating Brunch at a Japanese Market | Kanazawa Street Food

Kanazawa city! We enjoy a 5 course brunch of Japanese street food at one of Japan's greatest markets on Day 12 of our Journey Across Japan....

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What Does Japanese Black Ramen Taste Like?

BLACK Ramen might just be the strongest tasting ramen in all Japan, capable of making your mouth implode. We sit down to taste it, on day 10 of our Journey Across Japan....

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Eating a Mountain of Crispy Japanese Fried Chicken

Crispy Karaage Fried Chicken is one of Japan's greatest dishes and on Day 4 of our trip across Japan, I'm challenged to eat a mountain of the stuff....

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We Ate the World's Largest Dumpling | Tokyo

5.5 pounds of Gyoza dumpling. Two people foolish enough to try it. To Tokyo!...

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Is this Japan's Most Mouthwatering Ramen?

Ramen is one of Japan's best loved dishes. We're off to Kitakata, where the dish has shaped the towns identity. 日本語字幕付!...

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5 Must Try Dishes in Hokkaido | Japanese Food

Hokkaido and Hakodate are home to some mouthwatering dishes. We explore what the island has to offer....

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Tasting a Japanese Horse Meat Barbecue

Horse meat is a popular dish in Japan. We're going to try one of the most famous cuts in the country in the northern prefecture of Aomori. ...

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5 Must Try Meat Dishes in Japan

Japanese food is glorious; especially when it comes to meat dishes. We explore five popular Japanese meat dishes you need to to try....

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6 Must Try Japanese Dishes in Aomori

Discover six must try Japanese dishes in Aomori prefecture....

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Japanese Thoughts on European Sweets | Painful Unboxing

After receiving packages from viewers containing sweets, things don't go according to plan.=...

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Japanese Idol Girls Ruined by Marmite & Liqourice

Head to head with Japanese Idols girls in a battle to the almost death, things get a bit unpleasant. Thanks to Kissbee Samurai Girls for taking part in the mayhem....

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Japanese Sushi Kit Kats Taste Test

Sushi Kit Kats are here...and they're weird....

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6 Must Try Japanese Foods | Iwate

We discover six must try Japanese dishes in Iwate prefecture....

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Japan's Most Expensive Beef | Wagyu

Wagyu (和牛肉) literally means "Japanese beef". MATSUSAKA wagyu is hailed as the greatest beef in Japan and we went to try it firsthand....

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Monster Ramen Challenge | Akihabara, Tokyo

MEGA PORK RAMEN: On a trip to Akihabara in Tokyo, we went head to head to see who could finish a ridiculous mountain of ramen first....

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Japanese Thoughts on Foreign Chocolate

This week Japan's top food critic compares popular brands of chocolate from around the world....

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Sake Kit Kat Review | Japan Exclusive

Sake Kit Kats are here! Now let's see if they're any good... And NO this video isn't sponsored by Kit Kat. But it should be. Please give me lots and lots of money Nestle....

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McDonald's Chocolate Fries Review | Japan Exclusive

McDonald's Japan recently released an exclusive item to Japan - chocolate fries. Let's go and see if they're any good. Also I forgot to mention they cost ¥330....

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4 Unusual Must Try Japanese Foods

This video was a tie up with Yamada Suisan. Japan has some of the finest food on earth. Here are 4 unusual popular foods you need to try when you're in Japan....

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Japanese People Attempt to Eat Marmite

Japanese people try Marmite for the first time...and it certainly got a reaction. Is the Japanese market ready for Marmite?...

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Tokyo's Tastiest Souvenir

Buying souvenirs (お土産)in Japan is a huge deal. One of the most popular and delicious souvenirs is "Tokyo Banana"!...

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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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Wanko Soba: Japan's Greatest Food Challenge (わんこそば)

Wanko Soba! What if there was a place where you could eat unlimited noodles until your stomach imploded? ...

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Japan's First Drink on the Moon

Next year one of Japan's finest products, Pocari Sweat, blasts off to the moon along with the dreams of thousands of children. Let's learn about this bizarre and random event....

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KFC Christmas Japan: A Delicious Alternate Reality

Every year on christmas day, KFC Japan experiences it's busiest day of the year. KFC in Japan has become the equivalent of an annual christmas dinner, in a day that is not only awesome but often feels like an alternate reality....

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McDonald's Japan's: Extreme Burgers

McDonald's Japan is crazy: the Gold Ring, the Black Diamond and the Ruby Spark. Three burgers, all prices at 1,000 yen each ($8) with the gift wrapping of an iPod. McDonald's Japan's most ridiculous promotion yet?...

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An awkward encounter at a Japanese restaurant

A fax machine special - Chris and Pete replace the paper in the xerox and read out more tall tales from you legends. ...

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Pete and Chris: Operation: Coolish!

Chris and Pete head for Tokyo's Yoyogi park via Don Quijote, and answer your emails. It's a podcast...on the move...again! (Contains more crows and Coolish.) ...

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Why Japanese KFC might be good for you!

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

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Would you eat hair-flavoured chicken?

Pete introduces Chris to hair-flavoured chicken, and we think about our new years resolutions....

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Are pizza vending machines the future?

Pete and Chris marvel at the very idea of an automatic pizza vending machine, and Pete uses the word 'spaff.'...

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Is Japanese KFC the best in the world?

Chris' popcorn chicken levels are almost dangerously low. KFC's new all you can eat in forty-five minutes offer is of no use, though. Rubbish....

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Pornographic clickbait and fussy eaters!

Chris and Pete are back and apologising for their younger selves, and we learn about a bar that an arm-chewing maniac Yoda frequents. ...

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Food!

Chris and Pete are back and talking all things tiny... Is it worth staying in a Japanese capsule hotel? Why is delicious soy sauce dripping from listener Emich's walls? All these questions and more (including some essential Japanese vocabulary...