What $250 Buys You at a Japanese Hot Spring Inn

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    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 spends the entire time trying to convince me, he's singlehandedly the architect behind any success the Abroad in Japan channel has ever had.
    Our journey through Gunma took us to incredible breweries. You can find the full list of places we visited here!
    🥩Tonkatsu Tomita
    🍶Nagai Brewery
    🍶Otone Brewery
    ♨️Yutorian Kawaba Onsen
    Tours of the Local Area
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    1. Abroad in Japan

      NOTIFICATION SQUAD: Don't deny it. You wanted to see Ryotaro get run over by the patronisingly slow self-driving cart as much as I did. A MASSIVE thank you to you all for tuning into the Abroad in Japan channel - whether you're new here and are still wondering who the hell we are, or have been watching since the dawn of time (which is 2012). I never thought we'd make it this far and I'm hoping we can do something extra special in 2021! Bring on some serious "pork tactics." (Seriously though, how does Ryotaro invent these phrases?!).

      1. Robert Nikolic

        Congrats vor 2M

      2. Lucas Fields

        Can you come back please

      3. Tristan

        not a pork tactic but if you give a gun to the pork you get tactical pork

      4. roy v.v.

        Chris i have a question . You mentioned that you had an japanese girlfriend now ex .how did you find dating in japan to be different from western culture dates . What are key differences and how does a lady expect to be treated on a date and such? Also i love your content you make me very happy in these gloomy days. thank you very much!

      5. Alexander Great

        I always want to be a broad.

    2. Teigism

      When will Ryotaro be inducted as one of the Japanese national treasures?

    3. The Grand Old Duke Of Lyonesse

      Legit just the lads vibing in the snow forest while enjoying beverages

    4. Daniel Clooney

      You two guys are hilarious together. I'm a tonkatsu fanatic. Also curry rice.

    5. Ruel Pondeglow

      Congrats on 2m! Someone get the alcohol away from Ryotaro.

    6. A M

      Chris Board is so cute, but I don't wanna say the word 'cute' because it goes very much against his character.

    7. Mr. M

      Water people are envious

    8. Cameron Luangrath

      5:35 me when the new ATOT comes out

    9. Weise Nacht

      Chris begins to sound a lot like Jeremy Clarkson

    10. WilliJ Gaming

      Congrats on 2 million subscribers! You and your friends are so charismatic and funny you could make any country look incredible, and you have inspired me and so many people to want to visit Japan someday. Thanks for all the great videos!

    11. drawmuu

      You can see that Chris has an immature, yet sophisticated mind from the "pork tactics" part lol

    12. JeanRain17

      lol Chris teasing Ryotaro while he was drunk gave me life

    13. Burger Croissant

      Being Chris Board is still better than being Card Board, js. Always keep the porking for the end, that's my pork tactics !

    14. D G.

      The voice of the hot sake gentleman is very deep but so gentle, is amazing!

    15. No You Are

      Chris and Ryotaro sitting with dominant arms knocking during dinner once again, after they already wished they thought that through better earlier at lunch 😚👌

    16. xLotusAngel626x

      I really enjoy the places you two go to!!

    17. Gareth King

      Very Father Ted to get run over by the world's slowest golf cart 🤣🤣

    18. Robin Exoo

      I really like these movies. Wanting to go back to visit Japan again. With Ryotaro and natsuki in them it's always so much fun. Congrats on the 2M subs.

    19. CZsWorld

      I need someone to take me to all the spooky places when I hit a mil

    20. the doodling cellist

      16:28 Chris BOARD 😂😂😂 Oh my lord

    21. Fleef69

      Drinking game: take a shot every time Chris mentions getting drunk in a forest (works best if you do it while also in a forest)

    22. PersonSurfingTheNet123

      kanpai, hehe

    23. Yoshisaurus Rex

      What savagery is this, drinking wheat beer (Weizen) directly from the bottle?

    24. SLASHER409ER123

      Congratulations 🥳 for 2 million subscribers

    25. d476AUASU4wjhsae3wf6fWA834XeadawTaQ3tfga

      10:33 You're finally awake

    26. David Taylor

      He is going to outlive us all!

    27. D. Gazinelli

      This is the worst video ever about Japan. It felt like to drunks without imagination chit chatting about nothing. The hole enterprise was without any relevant research including information about what was included in the $250 cost. What about the food, sake tasting, spring trip etc. Was there any tipping involved to the staff? One has to be really mediocre and brainless to follow this guy. I've wasted my time listening to bar talk about nothing. Stay away from "Abroad in Japan." There are many quality videos about Japan on USfilm.

    28. Emily Edwards

      Drunk Ryotaro is hilariously adorable!!!

    29. Irrapture x

      16:29 *Chris Board*

      1. Erwin Janssen

        next thing maybe a board in japan lol

    30. bamse_swe

      Would've liked to know more about the different Saki's but that's probably being edited for another video. You sneaky bastard. Nah everything about this video was really good but was a bit confused on who Ryotaro was talking to the whole video at first. Never seen that bloke before.

    31. Anthony VH

      Mister who is Abroad, I'd like to ask: How is it, that you and Ryotaro are able to exchange offensive jokes which in western culture are usually the norm among friends however japanese people may find them rude?

    32. Mads Vind Knudsen

      Drunk in Japan

    33. dimin9197

      The “Pork Tactics” were definitely the best thing....besides the in-room onsen. 😉

    34. Robin

      Was it just me, or was this entire video just 20 minutes of Chris bullying Ryotaro? 😂

    35. Omar Juvera

      6:57 I had no idea you are lefty! "Welcome" to the club. The most creative people (than right handed)...allegedly

    36. ShuHao

      rytaro sugar daddy :D

    37. Geetansh Sahni

      youre doing great!

    38. HedgeHodge


    39. Artemis

      Happy Ending!

    40. SaTuRoChAn

      the food always looks so tasty :D and that water really was so clear XD

    41. Vezixig

      Nothing over a good Weizen!

    42. Nomorefomo

      Lol the way the sake guy fake drinks from his cup the water my dude doesn’t even believe in his own stuff.

      1. Jonathan Joestar


    43. CThompson1082

      When it comes to pouring someone's drink, Chris doesn't know the meaning of "stop." CDawgVA learned that the hard way in his recent video with Chris. The dude's a mad man. Joking aside, congrats on 2 mil.

    44. Dillon Gordon

      20 seconds in and I'm already holding my lungs in place xD this fffoocking guy!

    45. Marijn Borrenbergs

      I see no one talking about how absolutely silky smooth the voice of the brewer was at 8:39

    46. にゃくま


    47. にゃくま

      是非京都の美山も取材してください! Please visit MIYAMA in Kyoto next.

    48. Jon Rambos

      Chris Board lol

    49. Jan Folke Rørvik

      I'll give the foodfeast a stiff upper lip.

    50. Iconic

      Hesitation is defeat

    51. Virgiliu B. Marin Life of cool books

      Ryotaro is the real star of the show ! :) Chris is the filming man

    52. lolmao500

      Damn thats an epic inn.

    53. LostChances

      Agree with the pork tactics. I do that too!

    54. IrishFists

      Even after pointing out they should change their seating because they keep bumping elbows the proceed to sit the exact same way the next meal 😂🤦

    55. TodayFreedom

      As a Londoner, I absolutely love Risottoro; he’s bloody hilarious. Innit.

    56. Vicky W

      Congratulations 🍾 🥂🍻 Well deserved 👏🏻👍🏻

    57. That Dude

      14:30 so uh, why does it appear that you happen to be wearing the same shirt?

    58. Zoruf

      The sake part looks fun

    59. Mykel Moseley

      Can we get a Ryotaro documentary?

    60. Kyle Pask

      Chris is left handed?

    61. Kellie AM

      I'm absolutely here for Ryotaro

    62. NineEyeRon

      “That’s a Tengu”

    63. TNTFistbump

      Gotta love Ryotaro

    64. Peppermint

      Chris: *wakes up* Ryotaro: Hey, you. You’re finally awake.

    65. Lepden Longchar

      Chris Bored 😂 Congrats on 2 mil !

    66. flegadoOwnage

      Did you ever do a bike trip through japan. I've been thinking about doing it for a while but i really have no clue how to even start it.

    67. DangerNoodle 42

      Man you have no idea how happy i get when i see that you posted a video

    68. XPosey


    69. unclesuave

      So is Ryotaro from Leeds or?

    70. Vogue Lamb

      Now that you’ve hit 2M subs - do you think you could afford a sense of style? Love you tho

    71. Shizu

      Excellent video Chris. Love your work, and belated congratulations on 2 million subscribers!

    72. Carlos C

      Maybe it's that I love listening to native speakers talk in their own language but I wish that the interviews were mainly in Japanese, especially since Chris knows Japanese! Yes, when speaking to us, switch it back to English, but other then that, keep it Japanese, I'll gladly read the subtitles. Besides you can see that they become more comfortable and open when they hear their own language, just like anyone else would.

    73. Haruhara Haruko

      i love how in america, $250 is about average for a hotel room, and you get a basic continental breakfast and that's it, meanwhile in japan 250 bucks gets you what you would normally have to pay at least 500-600 for, per night. it's insane.

      1. Ma5jay5dontxdoxthat

        It seems like japan is all around cheaper than the us in terms of visiting but not necessarily living

    74. Leejk

      That Tonkatsu looks godly, I felt legitimately jealous watching you eat it.

    75. Yoder

      Dear Chris I really enjoy fine cigars do you think you could do a video on a Japanese cigar lounge one day I think it'd be pretty interesting.

    76. Toki Smith

      yay, Congrats!!!

    77. aur3nnnn

      Fantastic as always Chris!

    78. d taylor

      Ryotaro is the best

    79. Niels VdV

      Your rly living the life. I could only dream of going to Japan one day. And my god Ryotaro is such a wholesome person. We would make great friends. Anyway thx for the amazing content your providin us with. keep it up

    80. Calvin He

      I would enjoy looking at a video of Chris thanking Ryotaro after all that roasting, I feel bad for him, he feels like a genuine friend :')

    81. sybiliana

      Congrats on your 2MM subscribers! I really enjoy your videos.

    82. E G

      Ryotaro is hilarious with a sake buzz.





    85. Tersmo

      So why cant Ryotaro drink?

    86. Phoenix Skyward

      I love you Ryotaro! I really enjoy every video that you are in! You are very fun and have a lovely vibe. Keep it up and I hope to see a lot more of you with Chris this year! Congratulations Chris on hitting 2.1 million! Here's to 3 mil! I am glad to have stumbled on your channel, which I don't even really remember how, but nevertheless, I wish you the very best and hope you keep going strong!

    87. WeekendWarrior92

      I like Ryotaro, but honestly me and the other 1.5 Mil subscribers are here thanks to Natsuki

    88. RcKTV

      So i wanted to ask you. How did you learn japanese and how long did it take you? I absolutely love the japanese culture and i really want to visit it one day. But for that i want to learn japanese and therefore i thought i might aswell ask you :D Great video as always and I'm hoping for a response! Greetings from switzerland

    89. Shon Star

      OMO FINALLY FRO 2.09M to 2.1M!!!

    90. Zephyrus

      Drunktaro carried the vid

    91. Zephyrus

      You should collab with the sidemen post covid and take them on a journey across Japan

    92. Re ra la

      they going to have a hangover

    93. J B

      Truly enjoy these videos, love seeing you guys together (as a Brit who lives elsewhere, I hope you guys genuinely have decoded your senses of humor and get along alright), the last 4 or so years where I've been watching have really whet my appetite for visiting Japan and jumpstarted my language learning and respect for other cultures. Good on ya, Chris. Don't stop - not yet at least.

    94. J B

      Real talk, Ryotaro's videos are great. Go watch them.

    95. Matthew Beacham

      Watching you drink water fresh from a stream without filtering it is surreal. You could never do that in the US, so much (most maybe?) of our waterways are polluted by something.

    96. Lalune350z

      2 Million Subs... Yep it's Ryotaro!!

    97. Lilitha11 a

      I visited Japan just before all the covid stuff got crazy and visited a hot spring inn. I didn't drink while there, but it was still a pretty nice experience.

    98. d taylor

      its creepy innit

    99. Albert John

      I'd like to see Chris and Ryotaro share a room for week. That would make for some excellent entertainment.

    100. Y O

      I live in Gunma.I want to eat Pork cutlet!! Yutorian is very nice inn!! I want to go.