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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  1. Abroad in Japan

    Abroad in Japan

    13 kun oldin

    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.

    • Padmanabh


      Kun oldin

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

    • Maki Hashimoto

      Maki Hashimoto

      Kun oldin

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

    • Marcus Draper

      Marcus Draper

      Kun oldin

      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


      2 kun oldin

      Congrats on 2M!!

    • 13th Gaming Clan

      13th Gaming Clan

      3 kun oldin

      Awesome video and humor as usual.

  2. Djarius


    54 daqiqa oldin

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

  3. JustARandomBloke


    Soat oldin

    As a Russian I do not know how to react

  4. SuperWHOOPA


    3 soat oldin

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

  5. Ryan Ask

    Ryan Ask

    6 soat oldin

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

  6. Velindian


    7 soat oldin

    Journey Across Aomori: The Crusade for Apple Pie

  7. Haaziq H

    Haaziq H

    7 soat oldin

    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.

  8. Ryhook


    8 soat oldin

    Apple pie or curry. they both look so good

  9. Kalfax plays

    Kalfax plays

    8 soat oldin

    i want to try bear now.

  10. gotohell!


    9 soat oldin

    where the hell is the new video >:(

  11. dion759


    11 soat oldin

    Who is behind the camera?

  12. Faerie Aurora

    Faerie Aurora

    11 soat oldin

    look at those cute smol apples

  13. Marcell Thompson

    Marcell Thompson

    11 soat oldin

    What does it cost to move to Japan?

  14. Maria Antonieta

    Maria Antonieta

    11 soat oldin

    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.

  15. Joe Cahill

    Joe Cahill

    11 soat oldin

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

  16. ahmed abdel

    ahmed abdel

    11 soat oldin

    i need more friends like Ryotaro



    12 soat oldin


  18. Zefi Zefo

    Zefi Zefo

    15 soat oldin


    • Zefi Zefo

      Zefi Zefo

      15 soat oldin


    • Zefi Zefo

      Zefi Zefo

      15 soat oldin


    • Zefi Zefo

      Zefi Zefo

      15 soat oldin


  19. Oskanderstine


    19 soat oldin

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

  20. Mark


    19 soat oldin

    Da Bears!

  21. Mark


    19 soat oldin

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

  22. PinkoLP


    19 soat oldin

    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!

  23. Mahdi Hosseini

    Mahdi Hosseini

    19 soat oldin

    There are so many undertones of negativity with this man 🙄

  24. Doctor Dragon

    Doctor Dragon

    20 soat oldin

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

  25. IridescentBanana


    21 soat oldin

    Chris, why don't you have a Patreon?

  26. Kodigian Dowell

    Kodigian Dowell

    22 soat oldin

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



    22 soat oldin

    You should do a video on gunpla

  28. Андрей Пушкарь

    Андрей Пушкарь

    23 soat oldin


  29. Mark Dean

    Mark Dean

    23 soat oldin

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

  30. IchigoNoShoujo


    Kun oldin

    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! ;)

  31. IronFreee


    Kun oldin

    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.

  32. Daniel Food

    Daniel Food

    Kun oldin

    is Stewart Lee your dad?

  33. The Ugly Mandoo

    The Ugly Mandoo

    Kun oldin

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

  34. Shinyhunter2002


    Kun oldin

    The juvenile feedback disappointedly moor because week epidemiologically press lest a immense millisecond. daily, icky mitten

  35. The Impaler

    The Impaler

    Kun oldin

    Ginga nagareboshi gin

  36. twakoh


    Kun oldin

    Chitatap, then "hinna hinna"

  37. Juan Pablo Sambo

    Juan Pablo Sambo

    Kun oldin

    Congratulations on 2 mil

  38. DoubleTap1


    Kun oldin

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

  39. catherine murray

    catherine murray

    Kun oldin

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

  40. Dilpreet Singh Mahal

    Dilpreet Singh Mahal

    Kun oldin

    He lives in karasuno’s prefecture😜

  41. SMontenegro


    Kun oldin

    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.

  42. alex


    Kun oldin

    15:40 Such a great transition

  43. Oie White

    Oie White

    Kun oldin


  44. jules


    Kun oldin


  45. James Buckley

    James Buckley

    Kun oldin

    Risotoro walks like has something up his bum.

  46. Bernie McDonald

    Bernie McDonald

    Kun oldin

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

  47. Sixpack Korkman

    Sixpack Korkman

    Kun oldin


  48. NOah bOi

    NOah bOi

    Kun oldin

    “Dear bear boar” That was heat 🔥

  49. Zahra Sattari

    Zahra Sattari

    Kun oldin

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

    • Zahra Sattari

      Zahra Sattari

      Kun oldin

      or a ghibli story:)

  50. Marcus Draper

    Marcus Draper

    Kun oldin

    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,

  51. burningphoneix


    Kun oldin

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

  52. Mikias Leulseged

    Mikias Leulseged

    Kun oldin

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

  53. Ash


    Kun oldin

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

  54. welcome to the rice fields

    welcome to the rice fields

    Kun oldin

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

  55. Swldn's Story

    Swldn's Story

    2 kun oldin

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

  56. Deusdekis


    2 kun oldin

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

  57. Heiress_Aries


    2 kun oldin

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

  58. Adrian


    2 kun oldin

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

  59. kani_mar


    2 kun oldin

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

  60. kani_mar


    2 kun oldin

    General Kenobi

  61. Kdan


    2 kun oldin

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

  62. Sarah Fenstermaker

    Sarah Fenstermaker

    2 kun oldin

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

  63. Ichidoodles 010101

    Ichidoodles 010101

    2 kun oldin

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

  64. Joss Nguyen

    Joss Nguyen

    2 kun oldin

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

  65. li wu

    li wu

    2 kun oldin

    The father of iamalexx. Noe. How many stdsDid you contacted from love hotel AvHooker. Sharla

    • BJGvideos


      2 kun oldin


  66. Sad


    2 kun oldin

    You're so mean to Ryotaro :(

  67. Alasdair Trench

    Alasdair Trench

    2 kun oldin

    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!

  68. uglyorc


    2 kun oldin

    I need a Natsuki rap right now

  69. Langa Makes Music

    Langa Makes Music

    2 kun oldin

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

  70. Brendon B

    Brendon B

    2 kun oldin

    I'll try it all

  71. Les Notestine Jr

    Les Notestine Jr

    2 kun oldin

    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

  72. Rotcrawler


    3 kun oldin

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

  73. Superluminal Speed

    Superluminal Speed

    3 kun oldin

    "oh hello there" sounds familiar...

  74. Duskraven377


    3 kun oldin

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

  75. Benjamin Damien

    Benjamin Damien

    3 kun oldin

    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. ;-)

  76. Nemo Amphiprion

    Nemo Amphiprion

    3 kun oldin

    Apple Pie Maps. Still better than Apple Maps.

  77. JPS 3ESOA


    3 kun oldin

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

  78. ST0RMER C00L

    ST0RMER C00L

    3 kun oldin

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

  79. Jay Aleem

    Jay Aleem

    3 kun oldin

    My nigga ate an endangered species 🤣🤣🤣

  80. Jeong min Youn

    Jeong min Youn

    3 kun oldin

    He needs to make his own youtube channel.

  81. VedaWarlock


    3 kun oldin

    thats my favorite rap

  82. musicality


    3 kun oldin

    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 ?

  83. piziskewl


    3 kun oldin

    Ryotaro sold me on the deer.

  84. Razmi Ihsan

    Razmi Ihsan

    3 kun oldin

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

  85. Giraffinator


    3 kun oldin

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

  86. Uncle Sasuke

    Uncle Sasuke

    3 kun oldin

    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.

  87. Panda Zhu

    Panda Zhu

    3 kun oldin

    Quattro bridge sponsored by Audi

  88. Xerdoz


    3 kun oldin

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

  89. Iceman


    3 kun oldin

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

  90. Kk Creativity

    Kk Creativity

    3 kun oldin

    Literally my role model

  91. Intishar Alam Misbahul

    Intishar Alam Misbahul

    3 kun oldin

    Are there any cat areas or island or something in Japan? If so, why don't you go there?

  92. Atharva Kokaje

    Atharva Kokaje

    3 kun oldin

    This was an amazing video❣️ And heartiest congratulations on hitting 2 million subs🤩🤘🏼🔥

  93. Dan243


    3 kun oldin

    Chris have you been to Capybara Land

  94. Karan Joshi

    Karan Joshi

    4 kun oldin

    "that's never a good thing usually" perfect English by an Englishman

  95. Japanese Lessons Online

    Japanese Lessons Online

    4 kun oldin


  96. Japan home cooking Lily's Kitchen

    Japan home cooking Lily's Kitchen

    4 kun oldin


  97. Ruggero Bartoli

    Ruggero Bartoli

    4 kun oldin

    One of the most beautiful videos you published so far in my opinion!

  98. justinzvarghese


    4 kun oldin

    An apple pie map?!? I need a one way ticket to Japan.

  99. kazu saka

    kazu saka

    4 kun oldin

    日本語字幕お願いいたします m(_ _)m

  100. Helba Lee

    Helba Lee

    4 kun oldin

    Journey across Aomori - the return of the apple king