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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 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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Day 16: 12 Hours in Kyoto

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