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Journey Across Japan


A 2,000km journey, 28 episodes filmed daily in real-time and perhaps the most extensive travel series about Japan ever made. Follow Chris Broad and a cast of hilarious characters on a seemingly never-ending journey of despair, from Yamagata in north Japan, to the volcanic city of Kagoshima in Kyushu, as they devour mouthwatering cuisine, travel across jaw dropping landscapes, and get lost in neon cityscapes. Go along for the ride on this spectacular Journey Across Japan.

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Cycling 2,000KM Across Japan | Day One

Our first day on the 2,000km cycle across Japan goes mostly according plan (except not for Natsuki)....

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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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Japanese Sake Vending Machines Are Amazing

Sake Vending Machines are the ultimate reward for Day Three of our journey, as I face my toughest challenge yet....

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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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Inside a Haunted Abandoned Japanese Tunnel

Japan is littered with eerie abandoned sites and in Day 5 of my cycle, Joey the Animeman challenges me to enter and explore one....

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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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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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We Made a Japanese Commercial in 24 Hours

Japanese commercials are often far from usual. We were tasked to produce one in under a day; here's how we got on during day eight of our journey across Japan. ...

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British Guy Attempts American Accent for a Day

Cycling through rural Japan attempting to sound American for a day takes its toll on Day 9 of 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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I Got Stuck on a Japanese Mountain

Cycling in the Japanese countryside is an absolute joy - until your bike goes wrong. On Day 11 of Journey Across Japan, we get stuck on a mountain and I suffer my first crash....

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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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My Weirdest Experience Travelling in Japan

Travelling Japan certainly has its weird moments. On Day 13 of our Journey Across Japan I reflect on the trip so far and answer questions sent in by you guys....

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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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I Got Lost in Kyoto with only a Paper Map

Kyoto is difficult to navigate with Google Maps, let alone using a paper map. On Day 15 of Journey Across Japan we get lost in Kyoto....

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24 Hours in Kyoto | Japan's Best Monkey Park

Kyoto Monkey Park is loved by all. We make our way through it and uncover the mysterious monster street on Day 16 of Journey Across Japan with Pete Donaldson....

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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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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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Why Himeji is Japan's Greatest Castle

Himeji Castle is Japan's most famous castle; but does it live up to the hype? Ryotaro and I visit for the first time as we continue our Journey Across Japan, visiting the world's largest suspension bridge along the way. ...

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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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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 Made Friends with a Stranger at Japan's Oldest Hot Spring

Meeting strangers is half the fun of travelling. On my 2,000km Journey Across Japan, I arrive in the city of Matsuyama, where a friendly Japanese woman takes me under her wing for the day....

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What to do in Hiroshima & Miyajima | 6 Must Try Travel Ideas

Hiroshima and Miyajima Island are essential places to visit on a trip to Japan. We pass through the city in search of Okonomiyaki pancakes, Itsukushima Shrine and Japan's first Pizza vending machine! Joined by awesome friend and Japan first timer...

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How Much Japanese Can You Learn in a Day?

How much Japanese can you cram into your head in the space of a day? We journey into Kyushu and learn vocabulary en route so you can test yourself at the end of the video!...

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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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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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Relaxing in a Japanese Hot Spring | 24 Hours in Kagoshima

Kagoshima is a hot spring wonderland and having arrived at our final destination, we explore a public bath house, a unique martial art and the award winning Wagyu beef as we finish Journey Across Japan. (I can't believe it either). ...

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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....