Journey Across Japan: Abroad on a Bike


Chris Broad attempts to cycle 2,000km from the seaside town of Sakata in Yamagata prefecture to Kagoshima City. Tune in for daily updates as he's joined by a number of special guests, who have been specially selected to support and/or hurl abuse along the way.

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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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Part 1: Cycling 2,000KM Across Japan

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

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Part 2: Why I'm Cycling Across Japan

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

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Part 3: Japanese Sake Vending Machines Are Amazing

Sake Vending Machines are the ultimate reward for Day Three of the journey, where Chris faces his toughest challenge yet.

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Part 4: 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, Chris is challenged to eat a mountain of the stuff.

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Part 5: Inside a Haunted Abandoned Japanese Tunnel

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

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Part 6: PIMP MY BIKE - Japanese Retro Games 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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Part 7: Cycling Across Japan Speaking Only in 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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Part 8: We Made a Japanese Commercial

Japanese commercials are often far from usual. Chris and Joey were tasked with producing one in under a day; here's how they got on during day eight of their journey across Japan.

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Part 9: 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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Part 10: 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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Part 11: Breaking My Bike on a Remote 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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Part 12: Eating Brunch at a Japanese Market | Street Food Japan

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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Part 13: My Weirdest Experience Travelling Japan So Far

Travelling Japan certainly has it's 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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Part 14: Abroad in Japan doesn't speak Japanese

The mystery is solved: why doesn't Abroad in Japan's Chris speak Japanese in his videos? Well, here's a dedicated video of your favorite Brit speaking ONLY in Japanese.

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Part 15: Don't get Lost in Kyoto with 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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Part 16: 12 Hours in Kyoto | Monkeys and Monsters

Chris Broad and special guest, Pete Donaldson makes their way to the late-capital of Japan, where they meet monsters and monkey's!

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Part 17 : 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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Part 18 : Tasting A5 Kobe Beef for the First Time | 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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Part 19 : 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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Part 20 : 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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Part 21 : Japan's Paradise Was My Nightmare

Japan's Seto Inland Sea is the most beautiful place in the country. And the Shimanami Kaido 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 Fuji.

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Part 22 : I Made Friends with a Stranger at Japan's Oldest Hot Spring

Meeting strangers is half the fun of traveling. 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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Part 23 : 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 Ellen!

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Part 24 : 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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Part 25 : 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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Part 26 : 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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Part 27 : 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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Abroad in Japan's Top 10 Highlights on the Journey Across Japan

Abroad in Japan lists his top 10 highlights from the Journey Across Japan campaign thus far! Let us know down below what your favorite moments were. Make sure to follow the rest of his videos in the URL linked below!

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Abroad in Japan's Journey Across Japan [Leg 1 - Behind the Scenes]

As leg 1 comes to a close, we take a look at some of the behind the scenes footage of Chris Broad from the Abroad in Japan YouTube Channel on his #journeyacrossjapan campaign.

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Abroad in Japan's Journey Across Japan [Leg 2 - Behind the Scenes]

As leg 2 comes to a close, we take a look at some of the behind the scenes footage of Chris Broad from the Abroad in Japan YouTube Channel on his #journeyacrossjapan campaign.

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Abroad in Japan's Journey Across Japan [Leg 3 & 4 - Behind the Scenes]

As Chris Broad from the Abroad in Japan YouTube channel continues his cycle of despair, we welcome new guests and new adventures. We hope you enjoy this BTS video of the #JourneyAcrossJapan campaign!

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Abroad in Japan's Journey Across Japan [Leg 5 - Behind the Scenes]

As Chris Broad from Abroad in Japan continues his cycle across Japan, we look back at some behind the scenes footage. We hope you enjoy this BTS video of the #JourneyAcrossJapan campaign!

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Sharla Talks About Her Top 5 Moments On Abroad in Japan's "Journey Across Japan"

We have hit the midway point on Abroad in Japan's "Journey Across Japan" cycle of despair so we wanted to sit down with Sharla and have her discuss her top 5 moments thus far on this incredible adventure.

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Explore a Japanese Countryside Festival with Sharla in Japan! [Journey Across Japan Spinoff]

We split up into 2 groups during Abroad in Japan's "Journey Across Japan" to create a new spinoff playlist showcasing different spots that we come across in Japan! We were lucky enough to pass this local festival here in Ehime Prefecture.

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Abroad in Japan's "Journey Across Japan" After Party in Tokyo

Tokyo Creative and Abroad in Japan invited 100+ people to attend the Journey Across Japan After Party held at The Millennials Shibuya Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. Come join us for the next one to be held on April 28th! Sign up below in the Tokyo Creative Learn URL for more information about future events.