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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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I Tried Japan's Most INSANE Noodle Challenge | Feat. @CDawgVA

Japan's most insane noodle challenge involves eating over 100 bowls of soba noodles. But can we do it? Only one way to find out......

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5 Must Try Japanese Winter Foods | Hokkaido Road Trip

Hokkaido is one of Japan's undisputed food capitals and to celebrate the end of the year Natsuki and Joey join me for a road trip across the island in search of 5 must try Japanese dishes!...

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24 Hours in AKITA | 4 Things to do in Japan's CHICKEN Capital

Akita is home to Japan's most luxurious chicken called Hinai Jidori. We go in search of the juiciest chicken, the cutest Akita dogs and the scariest monsters in Japan on our road trip across the region!...

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21 Must Try Japanese CONVENIENCE Store Foods & Drinks

Japan's convenience stores like Seven Eleven are filled with unique foods, drinks, sweets and snacks that you won't find anywhere else. Here's 21 worth trying the next time you're in Japan. And what better place to enjoy them than the brand new Abroa...

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48 Hours in Asakusa, Tokyo | 6 Things To Do

Asakusa is one of Tokyo's most iconic quarters. We spend 48 hours in Asakusa and eat, drink, bathe and explore our way around the city! And unfortunately, we're doing it with Ryotaro....

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24 Hours in Nagasaki | 6 Things to do in Japan's Hidden City

Nagasaki is hidden away on Japan's southern coast. We explore the abandoned Gunkanjima Island, enjoy mouthwatering street food and bring back Dr Jelly one last time....

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Staying in Japan's $100 IGLOO Hotel vs. $1,000 PRIVATE Bath Inn

Japan is famed for its unusual accommodation. On Day 2 of our Journey Across Japan, we stay overnight in an IGLOO, & traditional inn with a huge PRIVATE bath and produce a music video!...

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I Tried EVERY Japanese Fried Chicken | Ft. @CDawgVA​

Japanese convenience store fried chicken is legendary, from Family Mart and Lawsons to Seven Eleven. But which store has the best? We taste EVERY single fried chicken to find out. ...

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What $250 Gets You at a Japanese Hot Spring Inn

A stunning Japanese inn so large you get a self-driving cart, a sake brewery that encourages you to drink in a forest, and pork Tonkatsu so delicious it's criminal. We head off to the region of Gunma to celebrate to 2m subscribers, while Ryotaro spen...

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What $20 Buys You at a Japanese STREET FOOD Market

Japanese street food is a dream. But how far does a $20 budget go at a morning market? It's time to find out as we wander through the street market accompanied by Japan's most questionable chef....

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Why This Japanese Town Eats BEARS

In Japan's northern region of Aomori, the locals regularly eat bear meat. But why's it popular and how does it taste? We travel across Aomori to try 5 dishes and uncover why it has the shortest life expectancy of any prefecture in Japan. (And...

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Why I Avoid CHRISTMAS in Japan

Christmas in Japan can feel like an alternate reality, where KFC took over the world. I reveal why I usually avoid Japan during the festive season and why you shouldn't visit in late December....

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I Tried Japan's WORST Food (So You Don't Have To)

Japanese cuisine boasts the most delicious food on the planet. BUT there are spectacular exceptions. Continuing our Journey Across Japan, we find the worst food in Japan, stay in a log cabin and discover an incredibly creepy location. EPISODE 2 in ou...

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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. ...