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 no it's got nothing to do with the bears!)
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  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan

    NOTIFICATION SQUAD: On our 200km journey around Aomori we ate our way through five local dishes. WHICH ONE do you want to try the most? Also, don't miss Ryotaro's absurd rap. He truly outdid himself this time. Jokes aside, it's good to be back on the road together. I always enjoy these little excursions and I hope you guys enjoy coming along the ride! (ESPECIALLY now Abroad in Japan is in 4k). Right, I'm off for a liquor breakfast.

    • Thomas McEntire
      Thomas McEntire

      I NEED TO KNOW.... WHAT RACE ARE YOU?!?!?!??!

    • Padmanabh

      Ay man we're waiting, when's your video coming?

    • Maki Hashimoto
      Maki Hashimoto

      Bear? HARD PASS . Not sure about this...I wonder how humane the kill was. Japan shoots bears....China bans them ;)

    • Marcus Draper
      Marcus Draper

      I really want to go to Japan and become a teacher there but I don't know how, I am young and have a few years left in school but what road would I have to take to have the required skills,

    • xNico

      Congrats on 2M!!

  • Stigeon

    Traveling with Ryotaro must be unbearable

  • Vanessa Moore
    Vanessa Moore

    #SaveAsianBoss Please help them out. They're on the verge of shutting down. P.S. I know this is unrelated to the video but its really important. They would really appreciate it if you took the time to donate to their cause.

  • Shesha

    My god, I want damn well any of the things you guys ate in the video! I'm in the middle of a fast but just got internet again after a few weeks, so despite the torture I'm catching up on everything I've missed haha.

  • Shesha

    Liked the video as soon as Ryotaro said he'd fight Bambi


    What’s you take on the anime culture in Japan, and what do you think of that yourself. Also i’ve seen it basically everywhere including advertisements, why’s that?

  • Jessie jo Hatch
    Jessie jo Hatch

    If I went on a school trip from the UK to Japan what would you recommend us 21 classmates to Do?

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    Osu Iro


  • Thomas McEntire
    Thomas McEntire

    WHAT RACE ARE YOU!??!?!!??!?!

  • Kimmo_Sweden

    Yuo forgot the card in the cider vending machine?

  • Runeytunes

    Congrats on 2 mil!

  • Djarius

    That apple pie has so little sugary filling and it looks amazing. I want to make it!

  • JustARandomBloke

    As a Russian I do not know how to react

  • SuperWHOOPA

    You might say the bear meat was a bit grizzly..

  • Ryan Ask
    Ryan Ask

    I’m going to Japan in about a year and a half if all goes to plan!! Your ALgone channel will be my guide

  • Velindian

    Journey Across Aomori: The Crusade for Apple Pie

  • Haaziq H
    Haaziq H

    How are you all holding up in WFH mode? Me ? It ended me up doing a review (#OutsideTheWireNetflix ) on this movie. :S but seriously though. WFH is throwing me out of whack. Haha.

  • Ryhook

    Apple pie or curry. they both look so good

  • Kalfax plays
    Kalfax plays

    i want to try bear now.

  • gotohell!

    where the hell is the new video >:(

  • dion759

    Who is behind the camera?

  • Faerie Aurora
    Faerie Aurora

    look at those cute smol apples

  • Marcell Thompson
    Marcell Thompson

    What does it cost to move to Japan?

  • Maria Antonieta
    Maria Antonieta

    I used to watch this channel a few years ago, then I stopped and for some reason youtube recommended me this video today. I was shocked to see this guy again because he looks like he's aged a lot in a small period of time. What happened to him? Not hating on him just curious.

  • Joe Cahill
    Joe Cahill

    15:47 "and it opens... 'ike 'at!" - Ryotaro's Britishisms continue to astound me

  • ahmed abdel
    ahmed abdel

    i need more friends like Ryotaro



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    Zefi Zefo


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      Zefi Zefo


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      Zefi Zefo


  • Oskanderstine

    "Deer Bear Boar" but, does it play out well in Japanese words as a rap?

  • Mark

    Da Bears!

  • Mark

    Awesome awesome awesome! These videos you do are so good and so much fun to watch. Thanks man!

  • PinkoLP

    Having binged all of this channels videos over the last few days, I now feel empty and I don't really know what to do now. I forgot how to be productive. Also with every video I wanna return to Japan even more than I already did. I lived there as part of an exchange program for six months and apparently missed out on so many things... Go away covid, I want to travel again!

  • Mahdi Hosseini
    Mahdi Hosseini

    There are so many undertones of negativity with this man 🙄

  • Doctor Dragon
    Doctor Dragon

    5:06 marks the point where the timelines diverge from our current reality and the one in which this video is uploaded to PornHub

  • IridescentBanana

    Chris, why don't you have a Patreon?

  • Kodigian Dowell
    Kodigian Dowell

    Bear!!! i wanna taste the Bears and the apples. Thanks for this Videos .. ist like a little vacation in Japan :)


    You should do a video on gunpla

  • Андрей Пушкарь
    Андрей Пушкарь


  • Mark Dean
    Mark Dean

    When are you going to do a video on the kofun tombs?

  • IchigoNoShoujo

    I just noticed a bunch of similarities between Aomori and where I'm from, Austria in Europe. We have a famous apple pie (Apfelstrudel), we have a lot of different kinds of alcohol (especially wine), there is all kinds of meat (including deer - no bears though), traditional food is often quite salty. And our life expectancy is 81 years. You might like it here! ;)

  • IronFreee

    Loosing just 2 years of life expectancy to be able to eat ramen and pies whenever you want? Seams like a good deal to me.

  • Daniel Food
    Daniel Food

    is Stewart Lee your dad?

  • The Ugly Mandoo
    The Ugly Mandoo

    Just recently discovered this channel and I've been binge-watching for the last 2 weeks!

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  • The Impaler
    The Impaler

    Ginga nagareboshi gin

  • twakoh

    Chitatap, then "hinna hinna"

  • Juan Pablo Sambo
    Juan Pablo Sambo

    Congratulations on 2 mil

  • DoubleTap1

    I went to Japan and realised they don’t have subs when talking absolutely rickdickulas. 👎

  • catherine murray
    catherine murray

    Oh, DEER! I can't BEAR to watch. Such a BOAR...🦌🐻🐗

  • Dilpreet Singh Mahal
    Dilpreet Singh Mahal

    He lives in karasuno’s prefecture😜

  • SMontenegro

    Although I thought the weird meats was...really weird as an American, the fact that I'm orally allergic to apples leaves me to choose Boar as the one thing I'd try. Northern Japan looks so lovely and tranquil, I wonder if that's why it doesn't seem like many people film there compared to Tokyo/Kyoto/Osaka where thing's always something happening.

  • alex

    15:40 Such a great transition

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    Oie White


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  • James Buckley
    James Buckley

    Risotoro walks like has something up his bum.

  • Bernie McDonald
    Bernie McDonald

    i hope that wasnt your credit card you left in the cider machine

  • Sixpack Korkman
    Sixpack Korkman


  • NOah bOi
    NOah bOi

    “Dear bear boar” That was heat 🔥

  • Zahra Sattari
    Zahra Sattari

    Being an apple farmer next to the mountains and the sea.. sounds like a dream

    • Zahra Sattari
      Zahra Sattari

      or a ghibli story:)

  • Marcus Draper
    Marcus Draper

    I really want to go to Japan and become a teacher there but I don't know how, I am young and have a few years left in school but what road would I have to take to have the required skills,

  • burningphoneix

    Eating bears is such a cliche in anime that I assumed Japanese people just eat bear all the time.

  • Mikias Leulseged
    Mikias Leulseged

    I have never had apple pie in my life and would love to have one.

  • Ash

    I think the title of the video should’ve been, “I Ate Bambi’s Dead Mom Raw.”

  • welcome to the rice fields
    welcome to the rice fields

    two years less for eating tasty things.... totally worth it

  • Swldn's Story
    Swldn's Story

    Ryotoro just took the piss out of u in his video 🤣🤣

  • Deusdekis

    13:30 here and I haven't eaten yet...

  • Heiress_Aries

    Risotoro, the World's most English Japanese Man Risotoro, the World's Worst Chauffer Risotoro, Natsuki's Rival Risotoro, Eater of Raw Bambis

  • Adrian

    All Apple lovers from now on must now make a pilgrimage to Aomori to do the apple pie map tour.

  • kani_mar

    I don’t see a reason not to eat bears... they probably damn tasty.

  • kani_mar

    General Kenobi

  • Kdan

    Seriously food in Japan looks so unappealing, except curry:-)

  • Sarah Fenstermaker
    Sarah Fenstermaker

    The apple pie map is the equivalent of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in the US. 🤣 Cheers from abroad! 🥃

  • Ichidoodles 010101
    Ichidoodles 010101

    honestly, I'll try all the dishes featured :3 they look tasty

  • Joss Nguyen
    Joss Nguyen

    I forget how entertaining Chris Broad's videoes are. Great stuff.

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    li wu

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  • Sad

    You're so mean to Ryotaro :(

  • Alasdair Trench
    Alasdair Trench

    It's been about a week since I discovered this channel, and since then I've binge watched pretty much all the content since about mid 2016... Its been thoroughly enjoyable living through your adventures in a country I'd love to visit again - particularly in the middle of a British lockdown! Thanks for continuing to provide really interesting and engaging content, I look forward to keeping up to date. Also, as if I wasn't already hooked on Japan, an apple pie map would have sold me!

  • uglyorc

    I need a Natsuki rap right now

  • Langa Makes Music
    Langa Makes Music

    "I ate Bambi raw" I have a gutter mind so that didn't paint the prettiest image in my mind.

  • Brendon B
    Brendon B

    I'll try it all

  • Les Notestine Jr
    Les Notestine Jr

    I look so forward to your videos Chris...it is a joyous moment when I see an Abroad in Japan notification in my notification bar.....thank you for the good entertainment an knowledge your videos bestow upon us...and your friendship with Ryotaro is one that everyone should have..I've ran outta nice things to say no so bug off an make us more videos

  • Rotcrawler

    9:12 Texans:.... Yeehaw fuck bambi lemme get that deer boi!

  • Superluminal Speed
    Superluminal Speed

    "oh hello there" sounds familiar...

  • Duskraven377

    Difinitely the cider and apple pie for me. Though I won’t turn down a serving of deer sashimi

  • Benjamin Damien
    Benjamin Damien

    Great! I always wanted to travel to Japan, and (partly thanks to your excellent videos), I have finally booked my summer holidays in Japan. I'm watching all your videos to prepare for my trip. So I'll be painfully disapointed when I'll have to cancel due to COVID. ;-)

  • Nemo Amphiprion
    Nemo Amphiprion

    Apple Pie Maps. Still better than Apple Maps.


    #ASKABROAD Chris, what is the japanese people's view on WWII, and, is it tought in school?

  • ST0RMER C00L
    ST0RMER C00L

    Your hair is so greasy you could wring it out and fry some chips in the oil. 1:30 #ChrisfailedGCSE

  • Jay Aleem
    Jay Aleem

    My nigga ate an endangered species 🤣🤣🤣

  • Jeong min Youn
    Jeong min Youn

    He needs to make his own youtube channel.

  • VedaWarlock

    thats my favorite rap

  • musicality

    Hi , just a suggestion but could you do a video about Muslim friendly restaurants in Japan for people who are Muslims that want to also experience Japanese food ?

  • piziskewl

    Ryotaro sold me on the deer.

  • Razmi Ihsan
    Razmi Ihsan

    Ryotaro makes the video more entertaining. Like adding seasoning to meats that about to be cooked.

  • Giraffinator

    There's only one thing worse than bears, and that's ROBOTS _and guess what there's a lot of in Japan...._

  • Uncle Sasuke
    Uncle Sasuke

    I love these videos so much! The humour, beautiful shots, interesting locations, and respect for the culture are all perfect. I hope to see you continue making these for many years to come.

  • Panda Zhu
    Panda Zhu

    Quattro bridge sponsored by Audi

  • Xerdoz

    That's insanely expensive. 200 yen for a shot of cider.

  • Iceman

    People are surprised people at bear? I guess i just live in the south lmao

  • Kk Creativity
    Kk Creativity

    Literally my role model

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