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Osaka Street Food Guide: Dotonbori ★ ONLY in JAPAN #23 大阪道頓堀食い倒れ挑戦
 
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Osaka is known as Japan's kitchen and for good reason! It's loaded with some of the best and cheapest restaurants and street stands anywhere. Enter Dotonbori, the old entertainment district of Osaka that's also ground zero for cheap and easy to find street food. John Daub and Kevin Riley, a long-term resident of Osaka take their stomachs down the Dotonbori strip. We also introduce a very Osakan word: "Kuidaore" meaning eat until you drop! Street food on Dotonbori: ★ Takoyaki  Called "octopus ball" by newbies to Japan, these round treats normally come topped with a tangy thick soy sauce, Japanese mayonaise, and dried fish and seaweed. Some shops go even further adding half boiled eggs or mountains of green negi! A bowl of 6 to 8 balls costs 380 to 450 Yen. Recommended shop: Creo-Ru Takoyaki ★ Kushikatsu Another Osaka specialty you can find at a few stands. It's skewered and battered meats and vegetables deep fried until golden. pTake each skewer and dip it once in the special bath bin near the table or register. You won't be disappointed! Vegetables start at 60 yen and meats at 150 yen. Large Tiger Shrimps can go for 380 yen for one! Prices are listed on the menu outside the shop. ★ Gyoza Osaka has it's own variety of dumplings. What's different? It's cheaper and made in Osaka! 180 yen for 6 gyoza! ★ Ramen A few shops serve up hot bowls on the street side. Get a ticket at the vending machine for about 600 yen and enjoy! Recommended shop: Kinryu Ramen (The one with the Dragon!) ★ Crab legs Who would have thought crab was big in Osaka, but one of the most dominant restaurants serve them char-grilled right at the front of the street. The also have kani miso or "crab brains" served in a half shell. 500 yen for that. Yum. Recommended shop: Kani Doraku ★ More!!! The more you walk around, the more Dotonbori will surprise you. JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN Tokyo (Ameyoko / Ueno) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vou24SNu1e0 Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMHSdN1cc4o Nara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhZU2JxFkmo Tokyo (Shibamata) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YU0s5WAFr0 Sapporo (Ramen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MTKUjXUDpI Kyoto (Nishiki Market) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDAqtVbRux4 Osaka (Dotonbori) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9To5UjWhUA Special thanks to Kevin Riley and the managers of the restaurants along Dotonbori. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 16 years and regularly reports on a TV show for Japan's International Channel.
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Sapporo Ramen Alley Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN #49
 
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RAMEN!! When you come to Japan, you know this is a meal not to be missed and Sapporo is home to some of Japan's best ramen restaurants. One place in particular has a long history of serving hungry customers. SAPPORO RAMAE ALLEY or Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho (元祖さっぽろラーメン横丁) in Japanese is located in Sapporo's Susukino entertainment district and provides bowls from 11:00 to past midnight. Miso Ramen is the specialty – the toppings? It can get quite creative! BUTTER CORN CRAB MEAT / LEGS SCALLOPS WOOD EAR MUSHROOMS CHARGRILLED PORK CHASHU STEAKS ... are just a few ramen toppings / extras we will try in this episode. Sapporo Ramen Alley started officially in 1951 and many shops have come and gone through the years. Older shops like AJI NO KANRYU have been serving ramen since 1965 which newer shops that came recently have set up vending machine payment services that allow you to see a photo on the machine before paying. I asked why miso ramen was so popular in Sapporo. One shop owner said it's because a department store featured it at a Hokkaido food festival and it just sort of became a hit! Space is limited in many smaller shops, many are counter only -- and popular shops usually have a line out the door at peak times. Best to go early and if you have to wait – there is probably a good reason for it. VERY GOOD RAMEN! In this episode I ate these ramen shops at Ramen Alley: 1) Menya Kunimitsu / 麺屋 國光 Ramen: Hokkaido Mori Ramen 北海道盛りラーメン (Big Hokkaido Ramen) ¥1600 2) Aji no Kanryu / 味の華龍 Ramen: Corn Butter Ramen コーンバターラーメン ¥1000 3) Teshikaga Ramen / 弟子屈ラーメン Ramen: Chashu Grilled Pork Spicy Miso Ramen チャーシュー焼豚味噌ラーメン ¥910 GOOGLE MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/e5HZJt1FhCF2 GANSO SAPPORO RAMEN ALLEY URL: http://www.ganso-yokocho.com/ MORE RAMEN? Check out the new FUKUOKA RAMEN GUIDE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGe45KeY-kY JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMHSdN1cc4o Nara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhZU2JxFkmo Tokyo (Shibamata) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YU0s5WAFr0 Sapporo (Ramen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MTKUjXUDpI Kyoto (Nishiki Market) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDAqtVbRux4 Osaka (Dotonbori) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9To5UjWhUA SUBTITLES: Community subtitle submissions http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=3MTKUjXUDpI (Post a comment with your name and language if you would like credit. I am so thankful for viewer submissions.) Music Credits: Iron Bacon by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200011 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ NOTE: This video is NOT Creative Commons. The standard YouTube license applies. Inquiries can be made thorough YouTube messages. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Osaka vs Hiroshima Okonomiyaki | Which one is better? ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Okonomiyaki is considered the soul food of both Osaka and Hiroshima, and both styles are must-try dishes in Japan ー but how are they different? Let’s go to Hiroshima and Osaka to learn from local chefs and see what’s inside those savory pancakes. What exactly are the ingredients? Which okonomiyaki do we recommend? Nicknamed “Japanese Pizza” or “Japanese Savory Pancake” Okonomiyaki is a fun dish served all over the country on teppanyaki tables but no where is there a passion for it than in Hiroshima and Osaka. Hiroshima vs Osaka! Osaka vs Hiroshima! In this episode, Kevin Riley and John Daub battle it out discussing why they like each one. Kevin is a long term resident of Osaka for over 20 years. John lived in Hiroshima twice, a regular customer at the city's Okonomimura (Okonomiyaki Town). ▶︎ Kevin Riley on YouTube Kuma's Kitchen: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr4ycI70MEjcVgmm0y4IsYQ ▶︎ See the original Hiroshima Okonomiyaki cooking video (long version) I made at Okonomimura here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJZtefnr1GY Restaurant in Osaka: ▶︎ Chiyo Okonomiyaki お好み焼き 千代 本店 https://goo.gl/maps/aGfD4iaiFeu All subtitles in the series is community contributed. (Thank you!) if you’d like to help, you’ll be given credit for your work and listed as a collaborator to this episode. http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=CjpSKxlNAds&ref=share Music credits: I Got Rhythm - Electro Swing by TeknoAXE – Royalty Free Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZWMuJkO7_o Manic Polka by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100168 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Liszt) – Royalty Free Music YouTube Audio Library The ONLY in JAPAN Series Produced and Created by John Daub All rights reserved 2018
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Ramen Battle in Asahikawa ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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So you want to eat a big bowl of ramen and you can't decide which restaurant to visit? Which one is the best?! It's a typical problem for hungry travelers so ー let's try three different places in Asahikawa, Japan's northern most city in Hokkaido. It's famous for SHOYU RAMEN and after comparing MISO RAMEN (Sapporo) and TONKOTSU RAMEN (Fukuoka) we attack Asahikawa's finest. All these places were ranked in the top 10 and got high marks by critics. * At the end of this video, vote on which one YOU want to try! ASAHIKAWA RAMEN SHOP BATTLE In this episode: ★ BAIKOKU | 梅光軒 旭川本店 https://goo.gl/maps/o76ATVuog9Q2 ★ AOBA | 旭川らぅめん青葉 https://goo.gl/maps/MLP9BAWor3E2 ★ TENPIN | らーめんや天金 四条店 https://goo.gl/maps/xWxq7KAfHW62 Check out the other RAMEN / NOODLE ADVENTURES on ONLY in JAPAN: ☆ SAPPORO RAMEN ALLEY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MTKUjXUDpI ☆ Fukuoka Ramen Eating Spree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGe45KeY-kY ☆ Udon Noodle Eating Spree & Tempura Binge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMvvWuUAZcQ ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Fukuoka Ramen Eating Spree ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Fukuoka is the capitol of TONKOTSU RAMEN and man, do they make it good! Tonkotsu -- made from pork bone based soup -- is the ramen of choice here and this time, we'll go on a ramen eating binge from the famous Yatai in Nakasu and Ramen Stadium to the cheapest ramen in the city in Tenjin! We'll also get an inside look at RAMEN UNARI's special GYOKAI TONKOTSU RAMEN which is lighter bodied than the usual tonkotsu served in the city -- and absolutely amazing! Here are the ramen shops I visited in the episode: 1) Nakasu Yatai Stands Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/KRe9wuy9Kd92 2) Ramen Unari / ラーメン海鳴 URL: http://ramen-unari.com/nakasu/ Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/KRe9wuy9Kd92 3) Hakata Ramen Zen Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/sy1yosDknTA2 4) Ramen Stadium / Shodai Hidechan Ramen Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/hKSwsJRX7g62 URL: https://canalcity.co.jp/ra_sta/ There are too many ramen shops in Fukuoka to count! I reviewed the ones that were recommended to me by locals plus the yatai which are famous in Japan. Don't limit yourself to these places but I have to say, I loved Ramen Unari! MORE RAMEN? Check out the Sapporo Ramen Alley Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MTKUjXUDpI How about RAMEN CAKE in Akihabara? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvpPkdfz6F4 Note on the criticism of the yatai area along the river: I spent two nights at the Nakasu Yatai Ramen Stands and only 1 in 10 visitors were from Fukuoka. Most were Japanese tourists or from abroad. I went to two yatai and the service was not good each time. At the last one where I filmed, the staff told me "You can eat here if you won't stay long." I never had any intention to stay long but I got the feeling they don't have much respect for customers because almost none of them are repeaters, regular customers. I cannot recommend this area, but I hope you have a better experience than me. Try ordering something different than ramen at the yatai. ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Osaka's Flamethrower Street Food Chef ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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When a sushi chef meets a flamethrower, it creates the hottest street food restaurant in Osaka! There's a chef who has been cooking by flamethrower for over 25 years and the food ー is gourmet quality delicious! In this episode, I travel to Izakaya Toyo (居酒屋とよ) to experience Osaka's "hottest" street food. Toyoji-san opened his street side izakaya on the site of a parking lot in 1992, and today it's one of Osaka's most notable sushi stops. With a flamethrower, Toyoji-san can grill up a lot of maguro cheek meat for dozens of hungry customers in minutes, and the fire attracts an audience! The chef is a real entertainer and the food is outstanding, but it's the reasonable prices that keeps regular customers coming back for years. Eating flamethrower cuisine is amazing! The outside is cooked well and the inside remains moist and juicy. Toyoji-san's secret is to balance the hot with the cold. He has a bucket of ice water next to the grill. He periodically dips his hand into the ice water to balance the temperature and allows him to amazingly cook barehanded with the flamethrower! Where is Izakaya Toyo? https://goo.gl/maps/ns158W1rskk Station: Kyobashi (Osaka) Open 4 days a week from 14:00 to 22:00. Closed Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays Featured in this episode: ★ Uni | Sea Urchin ★ Ikura | Salmon Fish Eggs ★ Grilled Maguro Cheek Meat ★ Unagi | Eel ★ Umi Budo | Sea Grapes ONLY in JAPAN on instagram: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Behind the scene photos from locations around Japan! This episode was funded & produced with support from 450 viewers like you on Patreon. Join the ONLY in JAPAN community: http://patreon.com/onlyinjapan STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN ▶︎ Osaka (Dotonbori) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9To5UjWhUA ▶︎ Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMHSdN1cc4o ▶︎ Nara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhZU2JxFkmo ▶︎ Tokyo (Shibamata) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YU0s5WAFr0 ▶︎ Sapporo (Ramen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MTKUjXUDpI ▶︎ Kyoto (Nishiki Market) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDAqtVbRux4 The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved.
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Kyoto Restaurant Tour Experience | Gion at Night ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Kyoto, Japan. Think food. Lots of food! That's dining out in the city and Gion is the place to be at night. Tempura, Tofu, Ramen, Wagyu Steaks, Sushi, Sashimi, Sukiyaki, Grilled Fish ... it's endless! All with some of the best Japanese sake in the land! I haven't even gotten to the desserts! Now close your eyes ー imagine beautiful Japanese streets lined with hundreds of wooden tea houses, red paper lanterns, bamboo -- and Geisha floating by. That's where we are going! For first time visitors to Japan, knowing Japanese is often important to get the full dining experience. Although I can speak Japanese, I was alone so I decided to book a tour with a local guide. What is this Magical Tour you ask? ▶︎ Kyoto Night Foodie Tour with Magical Trip ◀︎ URL: https://www.magical-trip.com/product/ff345d77-8741-4669-aef1-e0d979c2361f?utm_source=onlyinjapan Thank you Mona for the history lessons and being brave in the interview. Thank you to Magical Trip for the chance to eat SO MUCH FOOD and make wonderful friends. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #kyoto #food #onlyinjapan
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Tokyo Street Food Market Experience | Ameyoko ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Tokyo's Ameyoko Market is the city's street food paradise. There is no debate. The market street runs for 400 meters along the Yamanote Line from Okachimachi to Ueno Station. There are hundreds of shops selling all kinds of delicious foods but its the market's past that makes it unique. ▶︎ HISTORY Ameyoko was Tokyo's black market during the US Occupation between 1945 and 1952, a place where you could get expensive and highly regulated goods like sugar. ▶︎ The "Ame" in Ameyoko means CANDY in Japanese. But "ame" also stands for "AMErica" since the market sold so many good broght in by US Servicemen during the occupation. You can still see sun glasses, watches, and Zippo lighters sold on the street to this day. The market has changed a lot over the last 75 years. After being a black market, it became home to Tohoku's seafood in the 1950s since nearby Ueno is the city's gate to the north of the country. In the 1970s and 80s, immigrants from abroad made their homes in the area and there is a growing variety of foods. With more tourists flooding the market, stands are converting from shops to restaurants at night, tables spilling into the streets. And then there is STREET FOOD galore! In this episode: ★ Kaisendon (Tokimakidon) 750 Yen ★ Takoyaki 200 yen for 4 ★ Potato-Rella Cheese Stick 480 yen ★ Kakigori (Kyoto Uji Kinji Milk) 400 yen/ ★ Sake & Oyster Set 500 yen ★ Super Chocolate Bag 1000 yen ▶︎ WHERE is Ameyoko Market アメ横 ? https://goo.gl/maps/3mxSS2z54q82 JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN ▷ Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMHSdN1cc4o ▷ Nara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhZU2JxFkmo ▷ Tokyo (Shibamata) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YU0s5WAFr0 ▷ Sapporo (Ramen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MTKUjXUDpI ▷ Kyoto (Nishiki Market) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDAqtVbRux4 ▷ Osaka (Dotonbori) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9To5UjWhUA Music credit: Malt Shop Bop by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100496 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Happy Alley by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100482 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Fun in a Bottle by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300047 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ ▶︎ The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved.
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Sick Masks in Japan Explained ★ ONLY in JAPAN #04
 
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【ONLY in JAPAN #04】 ▽▲Sick Masks in Japan Explained ★ ONLY in JAPAN #04▲▽ Don't miss this! Why do so many Japanese wear sick masks in the winter? It's a question many non-Japanese ask when they visit. Between November and March, it seems the whole city of Tokyo is wearing a surgical mask. Is it a new fashion rage or a form of self-defense? Get the inside story on why wearing a mask in Japan is not so weird. In this episode, we try on some of the more unique surgical masks and ask a couple of locals about why they wear one. After seeing this program, maybe you'll try a mask next time you're in Japan. When in Rome ... Casting light on quirky, funny & amazing Japanese culture in a way only seen through the eyes of a foreigner! Join us as we penetrate deep into the heart of Japan! http://waoryu.jp/only_in_japan/
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Super Escalator Adventure  ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Japan's escalators are a microcosm of Japanese society -- uniqueness and creativity, but we also see Japan's politeness, manners and even customer service all on moving steps. In this episode, we travel to Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and Kawasaki to see some of Japan's amazing escalators! ★ Puchicalator at Moore's Department Store in Kawasaki City ★ Kyoto Station's Escalator ★ Umeda Sky Building, Osaka (The World's Highest Escalator) ★ Tokyo's multi-level escalator (Kudanshita Station) ★ Spiral Escalator, Landmark Tower, Yokohama From spiral escalators to escalators that go high into the sky, this program covers them all. I climbed the escalator in Kyoto Station to the top in this recent video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d3mNk-5Wus This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Ultimate Japanese Sake Guide: Dassai Brewery 日本酒蔵元 獺祭ツアー ★ ONLY in JAPAN #41
 
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Japanese sake. Let's go on an adventure across Japan to learn about the country's official drink. How do you make this stuff? How should it taste? Is polish size important? Is it like wine or like beer? How do you drink it? John Daub got a chance to tour Dassai Brewery with the company's CEO, the world's hottest sake brand to get those answers. Dassai only makes Junmai Daiginjo sake, the highest quality, and if you want to understand sake, start with the best. The company's story is significant. In the 1980's sake (nihonshu) consumption was going down because of competition from more beer, wine, and shochu. CEO Sakurai-san changed the company strategy, started making only Junmai Daiginjo and incorporated technology like centrifuges to make the smoothest drinking experience with sake. The result: 2005: 120,000 bottles sold 2013: 1,140,000 bottles sold Nearly a 1000% increase As the domestic market continues to struggle, internationally, no brand is more popular than Dassai. You see Hollywood stars and celebrities in New York, Paris and London sipping it these days. So -- what makes a good sake and what makes a great one? 1 Yamada Nishiki rice. The best place to grow this is Hyogo prefecture. 2 Polish rate: anything under 50% makes a sake Junmai Daiginjo category. The lower the polish ration, the less impurities, the smoother the taste. 3 The Koji. Dassai uses a very complex one called Tsukihaze koji-kin that penetrates into the rice. Here is the process that Dassai uses at the brewery: 1 The rice in planted in June. Rice planting is called taue in Japanese. 2 Rice Harvest 3 Polished to either 50% 39% or 23% 4 Wash, rinse and soak 5 Steam 6 Air dry and cooling in a process called Horei 7 Koji is created (as the sugar for the yeast to create alcohol) 8 Shubo yeast starter added to fermentation tanks 9 Moromi (mash) added to 5000L tanks 10 Process is monitored for 35 days. 11 Moromi press / Dassai centrifuge 12 Bottling and Pasteurization 13 Drinking! Dassai sells 3 main sizes. Here is the price list: 1800ml - 10,000 yen 720ml - 5,000 yen 300ml - 2500 yen 180ml - Japan only URL: Dassai Sake Website: https://www.asahishuzo.ne.jp/en/ Subtitles / CC credits: ★ DUTCH: GeertvKessel | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GeertvKessel Music: Corncob - Country by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100565 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Thingamajig by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://audionautix.com/ I Like Peanuts by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Waltz of the Flowers by Tchaikovsky This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Japanese Sake Vending Machine ★ ONLY in JAPAN #51
 
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Who needs a bartender when you can replace him with a vending machine! Japan is loaded with amazing vending machines -- and in this episode, John travels with a JR Tokyo Wide Rail Pass from Tokyo to Echigo Yuzawa to sample a lot of Niigata's best sakes from the SAKE TASTING VENDING MACHINE!! The sake tasting vending machines are inside the train station in a place called Ponshukan. There are 120 different sakes to try. SAKE TASTING VENDING MACHINE SYSTEM: 500 yen gets you a cup and 5 coins. 1 coin can fill the cup once. When finished, return the sake cup. The drinking age in Japan is 20 year old. Getting to Echigo Yuzawa Station: The JOETSU Shinkansen / bullet train departs from Tokyo and Ueno Stations every 20 minutes from 6am to 10pm. It takes 80 minutes to travel the 180km to the center of the Japanese alps. Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ShdTVWgs5JN2 URL: Ponshukan http://www.ponshukan.com/ English info: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/museum/ponshukan.html NOTE: Ponshukan is closed for renovations in June 2016 reopening on June 28th. The Tokyo Wide Pass Information: * It replaced the Kanto Pass in 2015 * You must be non-Japanese and hold a foreign passport * Residents and Tourists can purchase it in Japan at JR Pass Offices. There is one in Tokyo Station Marunouchi NORTH Exit. * Good for 3 consecutive days of travel for 10,000 yen * Not valid on the Tokaido Shinkansen and only valid in limited areas about 150-200km from Tokyo. More Info: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/tokyowidepass/ More Japanese Vending Machine on ONLY in JAPAN: ★ Vending Machine Restaurant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8Z80J3jOao ★ Vending Machine House of Horrors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61wTXuUpkYg ★ Japanese Vending Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZmUuRG87sU Music Credits: Feelin Good by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100475 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Hammock Fight by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100213 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Kyoto Street Food Guide: Nishiki Ichiba Market 京都錦市場買い食い ★ ONLY in JAPAN #40
 
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You're in Kyoto and you want to eat traditional and very cheap local food? NISHIKI MARKET is the place to be! It's called “Kyoto's Kitchen” for a reason – if it's famous and eaten in Kyoto, it's here. Nearly every shop selling food has either free samples or a stand where you can buy food on a stick! Street food here ranges in cost from 170 yen to 500 yen. In the episode, John Daub and Kevin Riley go on an eating rampage though Kyoto's Nishiki Ichiba Market near Gion. The market dates back to the year 1310 and is steeped in history and Japanese delicacies. Join us on our food tour through Japan's cultural center. Not far from Nishiki Market is Higashiyama Kiyomizu 3-chome where you can also find a lot of traditional street food such as fresh off the grill senbei (rice crackers) and green tea ice cream! Things Eaten in this episode: ★ Eel Liver (Unagi no Kimo) ★ Tofu Donuts (Brown Sugar and Soy Bean Powder / Kinako) ★ Green Tea Warabi Mochi ★ Boiled Japanese Pike Conger Eel (Hamo) ★ Baby Octopus Egg Heads on a Stick ★ Green Tea / Uji Matcha Ice Cream URL: Kyoto Nishiki Ichiba Market http://www.kyoto-nishiki.or.jp/index.html (Japanese only) Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/MMhXAKUzxgv Open from 10:00 to 18:00 except Sundays JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMHSdN1cc4o Nara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhZU2JxFkmo Tokyo (Shibamata) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YU0s5WAFr0 Sapporo (Ramen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MTKUjXUDpI Kyoto (Nishiki Market) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDAqtVbRux4 Osaka (Dotonbori) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9To5UjWhUA This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel
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Japanese Candy Making Artist | Amezaiku ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Japanese candy artistry is a performing art with a history going back over a thousand years. Amezaiku was offered during the Heian period to wide eyed children (794-1185) and is still seen at festival stands when the Amezaiku master takes a blob of taffy sugar called mizuame and turns it into an animal or character. It's amazing to see it, like a clown make balloon animals at a kid's birthday party. Amezaiku masters have only 2-3 minutes to make the character before the warm candy hardens and it sets. Today, we'll go to a shop that is preserving this traditional culture in Sendagi, Tokyo near Yanaka Ginza where old Tokyo still exists. Akezaiku Yoshihara is a place where you can see hundreds of traditional Japanese candy and even request one to be made! Also, I commissioned a candy bust of myself from the shop. It took a week and cost me $100. Watch to the end to see if it looks like me. What do you think? Amezaiku these days costs between $3 for small and simple character animals to $10 for normal sized and up to $20 and $100 for very complicated pieces. Is Amezaiku art -- or candy? To Yoshihara-san, it's candy first and if you're hungry, just take a bite! Nothing lasts forever. Where is Yoshihara san's shop? https://goo.gl/maps/ynrxgyM5QCz あめ細工吉原 千駄木 本店 The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved.
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Tokyo Mens-Only Capsule Hotel & Lounge Chair Stay Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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We're back at another capsule hotel in Tokyo and this time is a retro one ー and it's men only! (And we'll answer the question of why?) The Salaryman World of the 1970s is still alive at this capsule hotel in Okachimachi, Tokyo. It's a throwback to an era when men worked late and women stayed at home. Although there are now women-only capsule hotels and pods that take both men and women, the capsule hotel and sauna we're visiting is still men's only and has no desire to change ー and that's its attraction! It's authentic. Since the tourist boom to Japan started in 2014, new capsule hotels have been popping up in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto that cater specifically to the needs of tourists. The modern decor and new hotel-like services raise the price for a stay, but Spa Resort President is no such place. It's a refuge for guys, very few foreigners and a unique feeling of being trapped in time. Privacy is minimal, the bath is excellent and the food is outstanding! It's what Japanese guys are used to. I have to admit, it's not an experience for everyone. It seems perfect for backpackers or people who just need a pad to crash -- guys only -- but for this episode, we all get a look inside and see what an all male capsule hotel is like. Leave a comment and tell me what you think? Would you stay here? ▶︎ Where is this Capsule Hotel? SPA RESORT PRESIDENT https://goo.gl/maps/9ULrCyYHFKz Located 1 minute from JR Okachimachi Station, 10 minutes from Ueno Station and Akihabara. ONLY in JAPAN on instagram: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Behind the scene photos from locations around Japan! New episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sONNT_i_nQ Music Credit: Hustle by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100793 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Habanera by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100656 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Hep Cats by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500022 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved.
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Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Lunch Experiment 広島焼き ★ ONLY in JAPAN #19
 
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New Episode! Hiroshima Street Food on Miyajima: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMHSdN1cc4o Hiroshima is one of Japan's top destinations, and when you're hungry, you have to try okonomiyaki. Hiroshima has it's own original style, and it's not so simple to make. John travels to Okonomimura, a building full of Okonomiyaki shops, for lunch. There are many different toppings you can put on okonomiyaki. In many ways, it's like a pizza! In other ways, it's like a sandwich. Taste is a personal preference so John experiments. With the help of a friend and the shop master, he puts one together. Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is much different than Osaka's version. Osaka is more like a pancake with everything thrown into the batter. Hiroshima's is layered and takes time. The result is a more complex tasting meal. It's not just Hiroshima's soul food, it's super healthy and fun to eat. About Okonomimura: It's a top destination for locals and tourists alike. It's packed with shops on 3 floors each with it's own recommended variety. Prices for okonomiyaki range from 800 yen to 1380 yen depending on toppings and ingredients. Give it a try! URL: Okonomimura (Okonomiyaki Village) / お好み村 http://www.okonomimura.jp/index.html Special thanks to Shinchan's staff for their help! 新ちゃん、ありがとう!
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Hiroshima Street Food Guide (on Miyajima Island) ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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I hope you're hungry because we're about to go on a street food eating binge on Hiroshima's amazing island, Miyajima. It's a street food paradise and in this episode we're going to attack the following foods: ★ Hiroshima Oysters / 広島牡蠣 - Grilled (yaki gaki) 400 yen ($4) - Deep fried (kaki furai) 300 yen ($3) ★ Deep fried Momiji Cake filled w/ Custard / 揚げもみじ 180 yen ($1.80) ★ Miyajima Nigiri, white fishcakes with Bacon and Asparagus / 宮島にぎり天 300 yen ($3) ★ Conger Eel ANAGO steamed bun or Anagoman / あなごまん 450 yen ($4.50) ★ Okonomiyaki, a savory grilled Japanese pancake / お好み焼き 1200 yen ($12) Where is Miyajima? It's 15 minutes by train from JR Hiroshima Station and a 15 minute ferry ride to the island. Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/8GonHSaz5k92 JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN Tokyo (Ameyoko / Ueno) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vou24SNu1e0 Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMHSdN1cc4o Nara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhZU2JxFkmo Tokyo (Shibamata) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YU0s5WAFr0 Sapporo (Ramen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MTKUjXUDpI Kyoto (Nishiki Market) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDAqtVbRux4 Osaka (Dotonbori) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9To5UjWhUA If you want to see more, visit the live stream walk through on the ONLY in JAPAN GO channel: https://youtu.be/7ykDFI6zgTY Don't forget to subscribe and hit the notification button so you can see the shows LIVE on location! ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Stinky Sushi Eating Challenge: One Year in a Bucket ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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If you think day old sushi is bad, try YEAR OLD SUSHI! That's exactly what Funazushi is, a local delicacy still made in the traditional way, the recipe dating back over 1000 years. With Japanese, it's notoriously sour, totally evil tasting and the smell ... ? Well, that's what I'm here to find out. In this episode, I will try to conquer my fears and eat some very old fermented sushi to see if this famous food lives up to its reputation as being Japan's grossest. Funazushi is part of the Narezushi category of sushi, the other category being Hayazushi. Let me explain. Hayazushi is the sushi we know today, a piece of raw fish on top of vinegar rice with a little wasabi. Hayazushi only came about in the early 1800s. Narezushi is the original sushi with origins going back a millennium. It's fermented in rice for a year, compressed with a heavy stone so that all air is kept out. Shiga prefecture's Funazushi is made in the original method used many generations ago which means ー this is ancient food! If you want to try what people ate 1,000 year ago, THIS IS IT! The challenge is on! Can you take down a plate of year old funazushi? Where is Shiga Prefecture and Otsu? GOOGLE MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/nsgW5UHaGB32 It's a quick 10 minute train ride from JR Kyoto Station. URL: So you want to try Inoue-san's funazushi? You'll want to go here: https://goo.gl/maps/sgDqyGiuiSF2 志じみめし 湖舟 Open from 10am to 4pm In Japan, you can order it from Inoue-san and send it to your hotel, if you're crazy enough. http://www.shiseian.com Special thank you to the wonderful staff of BIWAKO OTSU TOURISM ASSOCIATION http://www.otsu.or.jp/ Contribute to the community SUBTITLES :) you'll be marked as a collaborator to this video and help thoe in your country understand the history of Funazushi! (Thank you!) (Link coming soon) ★ Watch Other ONLY in JAPAN FOOD CHALLENGES ★ ☆ Tokyo Monster Gyoza Challenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n19N6bECRQM ☆ Ice Cream Flavor Challenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP-B128DJps Music Credit: Manic Polka by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100168 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Inner Journey by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Attack of the Mole Men - Stings by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100321 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ John on Instagram: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Support the channel on Patreon: http://patreon.com/onlyinjapan This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. This content cannot be reused for any purpose without the consent of the creator as stipulated in the YouTube license and copyright.
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Ultimate Wasabi Guide ★ ONLY in JAPAN 究極のワサビ #28
 
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Let's travel to a valley in the Japanese alps in Nagano to get some organically grown wasabi from the farm! Just how is wasabi grown? Daio Wasabi Farm is one of Japan's largest and is a great place to find out – and try wasabi cuisine! There are few produce directly associated with Japan. Wasabi is one of the most widely known and the flavor is found more and more in snacks because of it's spicy kick. It's also used in sushi, mixed in the soy sauce. There is a big different between the processed wasabi found in some restaurants and the fresh kind which is traditionally ground on a shark skin grater and collected. The color and smell. The texture and taste. Why does fresh wasabi cost so much? It takes between 12 to 18 month to grow one and there is no telling what size it will be when pulled from the ground. The wasabi needs to be in the shade and have constant fresh water. The minerals from the melted snows of the Japanese alps surrounding Daio Wasabi Farm are perfect to make the worlds most delicious wasabi. What else can you do at the wasabi farm? You can hike around the beautiful area and also grab a bite to eat in the food plaza. They have: Wasabi beer Wasabi ice cream Wasabi burger Wasabi don Wasabi juice Wasabi wine Wasabi leaf salad Wasabi croquet and yes ... just plain wasabi! This is wasabi heaven! Daio Wasabi Farm URL: http://www.daiowasabi.co.jp/ (Japanese only) This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 17 years and regularly reports on a TV show for Japan's International Channel.
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The Manga Cafe Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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In this episode, we'll go to MANBOO! Manga Kissa, a manga cafe that's more than just manga and coffee. * Services * Costs * Manga collection * Booths (size and features) * Overnight options * Rules * And more! NOTE: The prices have changed. These are updated prices as of May 2015. US$1.00 = 120 Yen Basic (weekdays) (beginning 60 minutes) 330 yen Basic (holiday) (beginning 60 minutes) 400 yen OVERNIGHT: Night 8 hours pack (weekdays) [19:00 to 5:00 (8 hours) 1800 yen Night 12 hours pack (weekdays) [19:00 to 3:00 (12 hours) 2200 yen Night 5 hours pack [DX] (weekdays) [21:00 to 8:00 (5 hours) 1500 yen Night 8 hours pack [DX] (weekdays) [21:00 to 5:00 (8 hours) 2200 yen Night 14 hours pack [VIP] [21:00 to 11:00 (14 hours) 3500 yen A list of the new prices are here: http://manboo.co.jp/shop/shop2.php?act=0603 {Use Google Translate to see the English} Japanese manga have come a long way! The modern manga took off during the US occupation after 1945 and since then, the industry in Japan and abroad has reached new heights. Fast forward to 2013. Today, there's more to manga than just manga. There's a whole culture surrounding Japan's comics and one part of that is the manga cafe called "manga kissa" in Japanese. Don't let the word "cafe" fool you -- the services at manga kissa go beyond reading manga with a cup of coffee. Not only is it a place to read a manga in a quiet place off the busy streets of Tokyo, it's also a place where you can get some privacy with a date watching 3D movies or even spend the night at an affordable rate. URL: http://manboo.co.jp/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ( ジョン・ドーブ ). He's been living and working in Japan for over 15 years and regularly reports on an International TV Show for Japan's International Channel. Casting light on quirky, funny & amazing Japanese culture in a way only seen through the eyes of a foreigner! Join us as we penetrate deep into the heart of Japan! http://waoryu.jp/only_in_japan/
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Eating a $200 Square Watermelon ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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It’s now square watermelon season in Japan and that means you’ll see them displayed in shop windows — most not for sale! But why? Every now and then a shop will sell one, usually for $200 (¥20,000) or more and when they do, you shouldn’t eat it. But why? So many questions! The truth is that these watermelons were harvested unripe for a reason. To learn about it, check out the Square Watermelon Farming episode I made: https://youtu.be/O4NsaILbsaI I went to the farm and interviewed the family who invented them 40 years ago. How Much are Square Watermelons really? You can buy them from the farms for about ¥8000 ($80) but they are so rare that shops add on to that price. The stripes should be straight and the corners should be well formed. Where do Square Watermelons come from? Zentsuji city in Kagawa, Japan (Shikoku Island) They’ve patented the process and trademarked the brand I also ate one with my friends WHAT’S INSIDE last month! https://youtu.be/6ciSQEe4qDs
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Tsukiji Fish Market Guide: Tuna Auction and Breakfast Odyssey ★ ONLY IN JAPAN
 
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The world's largest fish market is one of Tokyo's biggest attractions. Tsukiji is set to move to a new location soon so we went for a visit this month. ★ Tuna Auction 04:00 to 05:00 ★ Outer Market 06:00 to 09:00 ☆ Tuna Shop 08:00 ☆ Make Your Own Breakfast 08:30 ★ Inner Market 09:00 to 10:00 (Note: Photography and Video is prohibited inside the inner market until 09:00 every day.) Why is Tsukiji Tokyo's biggest attraction? Maybe it's because it's not a tourist attraction at all. This is a real market where many of Japan's best sushi chefs get their ingredients. It's raw and real. Tsukiji is essentially a city within a city. It has its own way of doing things. There are many rules to visiting Tsukiji. You should wear long pants, boots (if you have them – the floor is wet and full of fish guts), and you should be considerate of people's privacy, especially the sushi chefs shopping. The security guards have no trouble tossing you out at the gate! Photography is prohibited until 09:00 for privacy concerns. They are quite strict about this in the inner market. Breakfast: Should you eat at Sushi Dai? If you like waiting in line to eat the same fish at restaurants all around the area, go for it! There is no quality difference between restaurants in the inner market and those on the outside – all the ingredients come from the same place. We went into a stand in the outer market to see and yes, it was great! No haggling / bargaining in Tsukiji. The price is the price. Our guests for this episode are: ★ Greg Lane, founder and editor / writer for TokyoCheapo.com URL: http://tokyocheapo.com ★ Morita Hirobumi, head instructor for the Tsukiji Sushi Workshop URL: http://tsukiji-market.jp ★ Dru Tang, HinoMaple founder and Tokyo guide URL: http://hinomaple.com ☆ Special thanks to Masanori Numata for helping with the camera and also to Tsubasa Kaieda of www.tsukiji-market.jp for assisting on location. BREAKFAST: Maguro / Tuna shop in the outer market is here: MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/H4Okl Kaisendon tent with "Makase-don bowl" is here: https://goo.gl/maps/izkRx Public eating area in the outer market (vending machines and tables) is here: https://goo.gl/maps/Z0xIJ Uni and Hotate (scallops) were all purchased inside the inner market. You can shop yourself in the inner market after 09:00 or go with a shop owner anytime. Because Morita-san guided us, we were allowed entry. Please contact Tsukiji Sushi Workshop for ingredient tours of the inner market. Places and shops change over time so please note these places in the video may not be there in the future.
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Japanese Vending Machine Restaurant and Food Unboxing ★ ONLY in JAPAN #44 レトロ自販機
 
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Japanese Vending Machines combine technology with convenience. Now, let's take that to the next level – THE VENDING MACHINE RESTAURANT ★ No staff at all ★ It's super clean ★ Retro machines ★ It's fast, cheap and fun! This is Jihankishokudo 自販機食堂 (Automat Diner) located in Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture. The owner wanted to make a place where anyone can go to get a meal and have fun! He certainly succeeded. The food vending machines: The soba, udon and ramen vending machine * Chashu-men (with meat) ramen and tenpura udon 330 to 400 yen The toast sandwich vending machine * Anko & Cheese or Italian toast sandwich 250 yen The hot burger vending machine * Cheeseburger, Curry Burger or Tar Tar Meat Sauce Burger 300 yen There's also an old Coca-cola bottle vending machine, a cupnoodle machine, a vending machine with store souvenirs and some gachapon machines. What was most impressive was that the restaurant was super clean. There's no staff so people clean up after themselves recycling and wiping up where they sat and ate. Where is Jihankishokudo? Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZUpokVmMqDE2 Address: 〒372-0833 群馬県伊勢崎市富塚町293−3 パレス本丸 Getting there: By train The nearest JR station is HONJO 本庄駅 and then a 10 minute taxi ride / 1800 yen or 40 minutes to walk it. Tobu Isesaki Line stop in SHIN-ISESAKI By Shinkansen Joetsu Shinkansen stop is WASEDA-HONJO早稲田本庄 then a 15 minute taxi ride, approx 2500 yen URL: https://twitter.com/jihanki_lunch More Vending Machines from ONLY in JAPAN: ★ Vending Machine House of Horror: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61wTXuUpkYg ★ Tokyo’s Vending Machine Corner Adventure https://youtu.be/eSzH5o0DOyA SUBTITLES: If you'd like to help us add subtitles in other languages, please let me know :) MUSIC CREDITS: Be Bop 25 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Whoopsy by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Airport Lounge - Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100806 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Japanese Vending Machines Exposed ★ ONLY in JAPAN #03 日本の自動販売機
 
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Vending machines are one of the first things visitors see when they arrive in Japan. Colorful, convenient and almost anything that can be sold in one. In this episode, we look at a wide variety of machines. From fully digital drink machines to the unusual vending machine like canned hot ramen and bread-in-a-can in Akihabara, we tour Japan to check them all out. The why and how of vending machines. More Japanese Vending Machines from ONLY in JAPAN: ★ Vending Machine Restaurant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8Z80J3jOao ★ Vending Machine House of Horrors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61wTXuUpkYg ★ Sake Vending Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxNRvfMihI0 ★ Tokyo’s Vending Machine Corner Adventure https://youtu.be/eSzH5o0DOyA Notes: The exchange rate is always changing. In general, it's US$1 = 100~120 yen So, the banana is about US$1.10 The vending machine lunch was about US$10.00 Casting light on quirky, funny & amazing Japanese culture in a way only seen through the eyes of a foreigner! Join us as we penetrate deep into the heart of Japan! http://onlyinjapan.tv and http://waoryu.jp/only_in_japan/
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Crane Game Secrets Revealed: Japan's UFO Catcher Academy ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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It's time to head to a Japanese Game Center dedicated to UFO CATCHERS also known as the CRANE GAME. Glass boxes with pinchers you can control to win all sorts of treasure – if you have the skills and experience to do it. In this episode of ONLY in JAPAN, John Daub travels to Saitama with Bob Werley from Pirates of Tokyo Bay and Alan Welch, producer of MY LIFE JAPAN to earn a diploma in CRANE GAME TECHNIQUES 101 from the Official Japan Crane Game Association. It's the intro course at Game Center Everyday which also is the Guinness World Record holder for having the most crane games in one location. That's right! This place is the center of Japan (and the world's) crane game insanity! Not only can you win a lot of stuff, you can take their course. Crane Game Skills (or Cheats) learned in this episode: ★ The Niagara Falls Method ★ The Triangle Method ★ The Overturned Table Method ★ The Hole Hook Method and many more (* if you watch closely). About the Japan Crane Game Association Certification / Diploma: There are 3 levels available for certification. Level 3 (Bachelors) 5,000 yen / 2 hours / Max. 10 People Level 2 (Masters) 10,000 yen / 2 hours / Max. 10 People Level 1 (Doctorate) 25,000 yen We finished Level 3 in this episode which taught us 12 tips / skills in total with instruction and trial with a professional. URL: Everyday UFO Catcher Amusement / Game Center, Gyoda, Saitama http://ufo-everyday.com/ Address: 埼玉県行田市下忍644ー1 Telephone: 048-598-8649 Nearest Station: Fukiage Station (JR Takasaki Line from Ueno)  Take a taxi (1000 yen) for 5-10 minutes to the game center. Google Map from Train Station to "Sekai Ichi no Game Center EVERYDAY" : https://goo.gl/maps/2aJUeKH1Btt Pirates of Tokyo Bay The best Bilingual Comedy Group in Tokyo! Website: http://piratesoftokyobay.com/ On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mtstaffa/ My Life Japan Directed and Produced by Alan Welch https://www.youtube.com/c/mylifejapantv Website: http://mylifejapan.tv JAPAN CRANE GAME ASSOCIATION URL: http://kuretatsu.com/ (Japanese only) * Info on certification, scheduling and machines in Japan Music: Thank you to the super talented TEKNOAXE https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Why Japanese Live So Long  ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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So you want to live to be 100? The answers to living a long and happy life may come from Japan which has the longest average life expectancy in the world (83.84 years) and where 2 million people are over the age of 90. Believe it or not, 6 of the top 10 oldest people alive are from Japan including Nabi Tajima of Kagoshima who is 117 years old and the last human alive born in the 19th century! How did so many Japanese get to live so long? What are some of the things Japanese do right? In this episode, John travels to Tottori Prefecture to the area around Mt Daisen where his friend Tomiko-san gives him some advice about how to live a long life and how she's lived to be 106 years old and still working on the farm! Her secret? Tofu. She started to make tofu in the 1950s when doctors said residents had to reduce high blood pressure. She made her own tofu for her family and her diet combined with good habits including staying busy and working hard have strengthened her mind and body. She still walks and writes tanka poetry. I also ask Mr. Seiichi, my 97 year old Japanese neighbor his secret and hear from a Shinto priest about his thoughts and personal experiences with living a very long and happy life in Japan. It's impossible to say exactly what has led to Japan having the longest average life expectancy in the world but these things may help: ★ Green Tea ★ Less fatty foods ★ Seafood ★ Fermented foods ★ Bath culture / Hot Springs & Onsen ★ Smaller portions ★ Education on personal responsibility ★ National safety / low crime rates ★ Respect for the Elderly (It's a national holiday too!) ★ DNA Special thank you to Daisen Town & Yonago City in Tottori Prefecture for the help. Daisen is celebrating its 1300th anniversary this year and you're invited to the party in June 2018! http://www.daisen1300.org/ Music credits: Always thankful for TeknoAXE (Matthew Huffaker) Songs: Granny Jenkins / Harassing the Mailman https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved.
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Gachapon: Capsule Toy Adventure in Akihabara ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Gachapon is toy capsules from coin dispensing machines that are found all over Japan. What's unique is that they don't only have high quality anime figures and other surprises, but they're loved by adults as well as kids! Japanese love the mystery of the what's inside that gachapon capsule. Gachapon items are collectables. Some have value and many sell out fast. The name "gachapon" is actually an onomonopia - it comes from the sound the machine makes when you turn the handle ("gacha gacha") and the capsule hits the bottom ("pon"). Akihabara is otaku central and host John Daub meets up with reporter Satsuki Uno and reporter Kai Okudara from Tokyo University. Together, the trio go deeper into the mystery of the gachapon. At Akihabara's Gachapon Kaikan, we find and highlight several interesting machines among the 530 in the shop. Are you ready for some otaku adventure that's Only in Japan? Don't miss this! Do you want to cut open a Gachapon machine and see WHAT'S INSIDE? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGNCGaDXdy4 We CUT URL: Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan / 秋葉原ガチャポン会館 http://www.akibagacha.com/ Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/z4ox7 ▶︎ Visit a Japanese Game Center in Tokyo with Retro Games! https://youtu.be/W9X1kNTxJxg ▶︎ Watch this Gachapon shop in 360 virtual reality video on my channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoeybinyXjE Music: Amazing 8-Bit tunes by Teknoaxe https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe This show has been created and produced by John Daub. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on an International TV Show for Japan's International Channel.
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Sapporo Snow Festival Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN #45 札幌雪祭り!
 
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Update: The 2018 Sapporo Snow Festival will be held between February 5 to February 12, 2018. This video will help you get an idea of what to expect. Japan's most amazing snow festival takes place every February in Sapporo and we're flying there to bring you to the fun! So -- grab your down jackets and snow boots! It's Hokkaido and Japan's northern most capitol is cold. The Sapporo Snow Festival is a must-see event for any visitor to Japan in February and this episode will highlight things you should know before going. In this episode, John travels from Tokyo to Sapporo and spends a couple of days exploring the attractions at Odori Park and Susukino, Sapporo's entertainment district. We feature Sapporo TVs Attack on Titan snow sculpture and light show as well as tour the Dragon Ball , Macau's Ruins of St. Paul and The Hokkaido Shinkansen snow sculptures. Sapporo Snow Festival Food ★ Grilled Uni (Sea Urchin) 700 Yen ★ Grilled Hotate (Sea Scallop) 500 Yen ★ Grilled Snow Shell (Crab) 1000 Yen ★ Asahikawa Ramen (Shio ramen) 700 Yen ★ Sapporo Miso Ramen 500 Yen Ice Cleats (Suberidome / 滑り止め) 1000 Yen at convenient stores Sapporo TV Tower Entrance 720 Yen Hours: Open from 9:30am to 9:30pm URL: http://www.tv-tower.co.jp/en/ Sapporo Snow Festival Official Page: http://www.snowfes.com/english/ Photos and more info on our Google+ https://plus.google.com/+WaoryuONLYinJapan Please follow us for updates! * Special thanks to Sapporo TV for explaining their snow sculpture in detail to me this year. * Thank you to Sapporo TV Tower staff for guiding me around the tower and their kindness. Music credits: Carol Of The Bells by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Circus Tent - Netherworld Shanty by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Bumbly March - Music to Delight by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/ The Chance by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Geisha vs Oiran: What's the Difference? ★ ONLY in JAPAN #30 花魁と芸者の違い
 
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If you're looking for Japanese culture, Asakusa in Tokyo is the top spot. On this day, John visits the Yoshiwara for the Oiran Dochu, a parade re-enacted annually to preserve the old traditions of the neighborhood. The event is attracting more visitors and it's time to explain exactly what you're seeing! Geisha vs Oiran: What's the difference? I ask Grigoris Miliaresis, a journalist living and studying Asakusa and historical Japanese culture. The faces may be white, but the wig, hair ornaments, kimono, colors, even feet are totally different! How much was a night with an oiran? According to Grigoris, it cost 1 year's salary for a normal worker! The Orian were not your usual prostitutes in the western sense. * Oiran choose their clients * Oiran met 3 times with a new client before anything “romantic” occurred. * The were as talented as geisha in the arts and, because they had extravagant dress and style, Oiran were like the movie stars, the pin up girls for men. Does this make them better than geisha? Perhaps. The Oiran Dochu is held on the first Saturday in April every year. Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/JyBDq The main stage is a 5 to 10 minute walk north of Sensoji Temple. URL: Grigoris Miliaresis, Journalist and Writer about Asakusa and Shitamachi, Japanese History and Culture http://about.me/GrigorisMiliaresis Oiran Dochu Procession in Asakusa / Yoshiwara: http://www.tokyo-asakusa.com/whatsnew/8982 https://www.city.taito.lg.jp/index/event/kanko/itiyouzakuramatsuri.html (Japanese Only) Special Thanks to Yoko Okita (sensei), the Oiran participants and the Yoshiwara Neighborhood! This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 17 years and regularly reports on a TV show for Japan's International Channel.
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Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto: All 10,000 Gates Explored ★ ONLY in JAPAN #24 夜の京都伏見稲荷神社
 
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Adventure in Kyoto! Loads of culture and history in one city. We've got all that and more in this episode of ONLY in JAPAN. Kyoto's "Shrine of 10,000 'Torii'" or Gates is simply awesome. It's also ranked as Japan's no.1 attraction for foreign tourists* Yes, it can be crowded during the day, but we'll explore this mysterous shrine at night when no one is around -- except the wildlife and a few stragglers. This time, John will explore and explain Kyoto's most popular shrine, Fushimi Inari. HISTORY: Fushimi Inari is full of history going back to the year 717! John interviews one of the Shinto priests and unravel some of the history that might not be in guidebooks. The lengend of Fushimi Inari is revealed! Are those gates orange or red? What's the meaning behind the color? Which big Hollywood movie was this shrine featured in? Who cleans all these gates? John wants to know. WHEN TO VISIT: It may seem impossible to escape the crowds here, but you can! The hours are officially listed as 10:00 to 16:00 but the shrine is open to all free of charge 24 hours a day. Best of all it's FREE! Why? The gates!! They're all bought by people and businesses to bring them luck. The best time to see it is at night. It's when most locals go with thewir friends, high school couples can be seen climbing up together. Night time adventurers will also see a lot of cats! That rustling you hear on the woods outside the orange gates may not always be a cat though .... KYOTO BY BICYCLE: How do you get to Fushimi Inari from Kyoto Station? I could draw you a map, but it's much better to show you by bicycle! Rent a cycle for the day and see more of Kyoto. Cheap and easy. KCTP (Kyoto Cycling Tour Project) has a good variety of city bicycles for the surrounding hills or the city. You can reserve online or call and have the bike waiting for you as soon as you arrive. The city is not always cycle friendly so keep to the left side, use the light after dark and try to avoid pedestrian sidewalks. HOW TO GET THERE: Here's the Google Map https://goo.gl/maps/qXalt Take the JR Nara line from Kyoto Station for 3 stops or rent a bicycle :) Taxi takes about 10-15 minutes. *Ranked no.1 by Trip Advisor 2014 rankings on Japanese Atttractions URL: Fushimi Inari Shrine Website http://inari.jp/ Map: https://goo.gl/maps/qXalt KCTP (Kyoto Cycling Tour Project) Bicycle Rental: http://www.kctp.net/en/ from 1,000 yen per day Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=34.98655,135.753636&msa=0&spn=0.007445,0.016512&mid=zJSzzT2EYdOw.kbkOXfp61sv4 This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 16 years and regularly reports on a TV show for Japan's International Channel.
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Volcanic Sand Bath Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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VOLCANIC SAND BATH? YES!! Welcome to Ibusuki, Kagoshima! In this episode, John travels to Kagoshima prefecture on the bottom of Kyushu to visit this unique style of onsen. It's call “suna mushi onsen” (砂むし温泉) in Japan. This style of Volcanic Sand Bath is only in Ibusuki, Kagoshima. There are several health benefits associated to suna mushi onsen. ★ Good for the skin ★ Improves blood circulation ★ Increases your metabolism ★ Relaxation The sand is on average 50 to 55 degrees Celsius (~122 F) and that heat can be adjusted for children (cooler) -- or hotter for those who can take the heat. The recommended time limit in the sand bath is 10 minutes although I like to stay under for 15 minutes. You can stay as long as you like but to be honest, you can't stay over 15-20 minutes because your skin and body just can't manage it. After the sand bath, you rinse off, return to blue yukata robe and soak in an onsen if you like. The whole experience is only 1080 yen. A small towel is 120 yen. Lockers and a yukata are included. Getting to Kagoshima: Flight: I flew SKYMARK airlines for 9,800 yen but ANA and JAL also fly to Kagoshima from Tokyo as well as Osaka / Kansai. Train: Kagoshima is now linked by the Shinkansen like from Tokyo but it takes about 7-8 hours with a change of trains in either Hakata (Fukuoka). Bus: There are night buses from Osaka, Fukuoka and Tokyo. I recommend flying though. Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fyvrPwXkt762 Suna Mushi Onsen URL: http://sa-raku.sakura.ne.jp/en/index.html This video is NOT CREATIVE COMMONS. It has the standard YouTube license. Subtitles: I welcome any help with any language so viewers around the world can enjoy the show! Submit subtitles here: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=vuXYq9POsYU THANK YOU! Send me a message when finished so I can give you credit. Music Credits: Ask Rufus by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Dangerous by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100414 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Thank you to everyone who contributed to the subtitles of this episode. Credit as collaborators: (Esperanto) lusentoj https://twitter.com/magipojken This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Kyoto's Kinkakuji vs Ginkakuji | Worth the Visit? ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Kyoto is Japan’s cultural capitol and home to over 2000 temples & shrines to visit, but it’s hard to know which ones to see when you only have a few days. This time, Kansai resident Kevin Riley and I debate two of the most visited zen Buddhist temples: Kinkakuji vs Ginkakuji ▶︎ KINKAKU-JI (1397) Kinkakuji is called the “Golden Pavilion” or Golden Temple and is the more popular of the two because of its iconic gold leaf exterior. It was built in 1397. ★ PROS: It’s one of the famous scenes in Japan ★ CONS: It’s too crowded except for the first 15 minutes of the day. The surrounding gardens are kind of boring compared to other temples & shrines and there isn’t much to do in the area. Few shops and restaurants. There is no subway or train nearby. It can take up to an hour to arrive by bus from JR Kyoto Station when there is traffic. ● Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/pLYZuFBxzKp ▶︎ GINKAKU-JI (1490) Ginkakuji is called the “Silver Pavilion” or Silver Temple and is located on the East side of Kyoto and the start to the famous “Philosopher's Path” which eventually gets you to Kiyomizudera. Ginkakuji was supposed to be covered in silver foil but the Shogun who was building it died before it’s completion and the decision not to complete it give it a wabi-sabi aesthetic to it. It has a sand garden and a hilltop view. ★ PROS: Less crowded than Kinkakuji and the building is surrounded with tree giving it a more zen-like feel / connection to nature. It’s on the East side of the city meaning there is more to do, a shopping street and loads of restaurants outside. The grounds are well groomed, not paved. Lovely moss. Sand garden and small bamboo outcrop near the restrooms. ★ CONS: It’s slightly more expensive than Kinkakuji. The walk from the bus station take 10-12 minutes to arrive on foot. ● Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/WHeJpYTk76A2 Other ONLY in JAPAN episodes in Kyoto & Osaka: ▶︎ Kyoto Street Food Guide: Nishiki Market https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDAqtVbRux4 ▶︎ Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto: All 10,000 Gates Explored https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpjJapENwuE ▶︎ Kyoto's Stairway to Shopping Madness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw1_kUMdOMo ▷ Osaka Street Food Guide: Dotonbori https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9To5UjWhUA ▷ Osaka's Flamethrower Street Food Chef https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sONNT_i_nQ How to get to Kinkakuji: Take the bus in front of JR Kyoto Station. Take bus 101 or 205 (220 yen / $2 / 40-50 minutes) * There is usually a long queue to ride this bus after 10am. Take the JR Sanin Main Line to Emmachi Station (2 stops) then grab a taxi (900-1000 yen / $9-$10 / 7 minutes) Total time: 25-30 minutes. You can also take the Metro Karasuma Line from JR Kyoto station to Kitaoji then grab a taxi. ▷ Special thank you to Kevin Riley! Check out his channel Kuma's Kitchen here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr4ycI70MEjcVgmm0y4IsYQ ▷ ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Behind the scene photos from locations around Japan! ▷ Join the ONLY in JAPAN community: http://patreon.com/onlyinjapan The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved 2018.
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Bluefin Tuna (Maguro) Story | Sea to Sushi Shop ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Japan's most prized bluefin tuna comes from a town called Ōma where a HON-MAGURO auctioned in Tsukiji once fetched $1.4M (2003). Oma Maguro is a brand. Just the location it's caught increases the price of the tuna by as much as 20%! I traveled to the town on the tip of Japan's Honshu Island in Aomori prefecture to find out if the taste lives up to its reputation. ★ OUT TO SEA First I go out to the middle of the Tsugaru Straight between Honshu and Hokkaido to see where the maguro come from. The sea is rough out there and fisherman challenge themselves with line and pole to catch a prized bluefin. ★ CUTTING UP A TUNA I visit Oomanzoku to watch owner Takeuchi-san cut up a newly purchased hon-maguro from Tsukiji. He puts on a show 3-4 times a week and after the cut, I went in for a sashimi platter (3000 yen / $30) ★ AT THE RESTAUARNT I moved on to HAMA SUSHI for a 7-course meal consisting of only OMA MAGURO! Menu listed below. ★ WHY IS OMA'S BLUEFIN TUNA THE BEST IN JAPAN (and the world)? According to Takeuchi-san, the bluefin in this area eat a lot of squid and that gives their meat extra tasty fat and good consistency which is prized in Japan. The Otoro (light pink fatty tuna) is by far the best I've ever tasted! Google Map: Ōma, Aomori Prefecture 青森県大間町 https://goo.gl/maps/s8ku6zUf32G2 HOW TO GET THERE: From Hakodate: take the ferry to Oma / 2.5 hours http://www.tsugarukaikyo.co.jp/timetable/timetable_route2/ From Tokyo: Shinkansen to Shin-Aomori or Flight to Aomori Airport NOTE about Bluefin Tuna overfishing / endangered status: I was concerned about this but what I learned is that the maguro here are not net fished by big boats. They are pole and string caught meaning local fisherman don't catch more than a few at a time. Please take note that Aomori prefecture has laws in place and although other prefecture have different laws, the fisherman of Ōma have a profound deal of respect for the hon-maguro. Despite what you hear in the news, I did not see any kind of abuse. I personally do not eat much maguro because of the news, and any maguro that is too cheap has most likely come from larger ships over fishing an area and of low quality. Oma's fishing practice is the opposite, it's reputation important to the city. * I felt it important to include this. Restaurants: Oomanzoku 大間んぞく http://oomanzoku.com/menu.html Sashimi Teishoku 3000 yen / $30 Hama Sushi 浜寿司 http://oma-hamazushi.com/maguro.html 7 course maguro dinner 7300 yen / $70 Follow John during his travels around Japan here: INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/onlyinjapantv TWITTER: http://twitter.com/onlyinjapantv SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON (Thank You!): http://patreon.com/onlyinjapan MUSIC CREDIT: Malt Shop Bop by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100496 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ TeknoAXE's Royalty Free Music Burnt to a Crisp or Bloody as Hell -- Classic 60s Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RJQTOGcK14 This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. This content cannot be reused for any purpose without the consent of the creator as stipulated in the YouTube license and copyright.
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The Melon Pan Tradition: Japanese Sweet Bread ★ ONLY in JAPAN #05 メロンパン 花月堂
 
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▽▲The Melon Pan Tradition: Japanese Sweet Bread▲▽ "Melonpan" in English is called "" Japanese Sweet Bread". It's the most popular item at Japanese bakeries and available at every convenient store and supermarket all over the country, but in Asakusa, one shop sticks to the traditional taste. It's located right next to Senso-ji Temple, one of Japan's most famous attractions. It looks like a melon, but does it taste like one? In this episode, we go to Asakusa Kagetsudo and talk with owner Yuki-san who has been making melonpan for many years. He explains his passion and why it's so popular in Japan. John sits down for breakfast and enjoys a piping hot melonpan with a green melon soda, the shop's recommended combination! Melonpan is best when it's right out of the oven. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ( ジョン・ドーブ ). He's been living and working in Japan for over 16 years and regularly reports on an International TV Show for Japan's International Channel. Casting light on quirky, funny & amazing Japanese culture in a way only seen through the eyes of a foreigner! Join us as we penetrate deep into the heart of Japan! http://waoryu.jp/only_in_japan/
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Tokyo's Hidden Pacific Island | OGASAWARA ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Far out to sea from the city of Tokyo, over 1,000 kilometers away are Tokyo's hidden islands called the Ogasawaras. Few tourists have ever heard of them. It's off the tourist radar. Why? There is no plane ー only a 24 hour ferry ride from Takeshiba Port in the city to Chichijima once a week. When you make a trip to the Ogasawaras (also known as the Bonin Islands) you make a commitment to stay for a while. What you find on the other side is a tropical island paradise that many call the Galapagos of the East. The deep blue water here even has its own name ー Bonin Blue. Most of the islanders can speak native English and this is where Chichijima's history comes in. In 1830, Nathaniel Savory came from Hawaii with about 30 colonists to settle on an island known as the Bonins. The island was made up of American, Europeans and Pacific Islanders - a diverse island in Japan. In 1853, Commodore Perry of the US Navy stopped here with the Black ship on his way to Edo (Tokyo) to open up Japan and made Nathaniel Governor of the island. In 1862 Japan claimed the islands and renamed in Ogasawara in 1876. After World War II, the US took possession of the island and returned it to Japan in 1968. Now, the islands are an example of how a diverse Japanese island can live peacefully together. In this episode we'll explore the jungles, cross the island by motorcycle, learn the history and see why this is the most amazing island you've never heard about. ★ RULES on Ogasawara you should know: ▷ DRONE use on the island is strictly prohibited ◁ You must use drones from off shore, not on land. I used my drone from a boat which is permitted. Unlawful Drone use is against the law and you may be fined. ▷ 7:45 to 8:12 ◁ This area is prohibited and off limits. Please do not enter this building. ▶︎ HOW TO GET TO OGASAWARA (Chichijima) There is only one way - ferry It's about $250 each way / 1000km / 24 hours https://www.ogasawarakaiun.co.jp/english/ WHERE DID I STAY? ▶︎ Townhouse Mitsu http://www.ogasawaramura.com/en/stay/area2/mitsu.html ▶︎ Eco Village Pelan https://ecovillagepelan.wordpress.com/ RESERVE 1 months in advance! ★ More about Ogasawara / Chichijima http://www.ogasawaramura.com Thank you to Kenny at Townhouse Mitsu, Mana-san (the island's best photographer and professional fixer), Rance at Yankeetown, Yokoyama-san at the Ogasawara Tourism office and Okubo-san at Visit Ogasawara office in Tokyo. I could not make this episode without you and hope to see you again soon. See more TOKYO ISLANDS! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N5pqG7-qDY Aogashima is the Jurassic Park of Japan - this island will amaze you! Music credit: Ross Bugden - Music - THE END SONG! ♩♫ Happy and Inspirational Music ♪♬ - Bedtime Stories (Thank you for sharing your beautiful music with us Ross!) URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVHVFwwuOa0 Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Attack of the Mole Men - Stings by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100321 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. #tokyo #ogasawara #onlyinjapan
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Japanese Canned Food Restaurant ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Osaka's Dotonbori area is known for its amazing street food but after trying it all last time, we headed for a wacky canned food themed restaurant nearby. That's right -- it's ALL CANS! Japanese cuisine in a can? You got it -- Only in Japan! In a country famous for it's beautifully prepared, Michelin starred cuisine, how far off course does MR KANSO go? How good (or how bad) can it be? Kevin Riley and I try 5 canned foods that interest us then rank them. In the restaurant, there are over 300 different canned food choices! The Top 5 cans we tried are: ★ Honey Mustard Bacon in a can ★ Takoyaki in a can ★ Dashi maki in a can ★ Buri Daikon in a can ★ Uni (Sea Urchin) in a can This restaurant is all cans, cans, cans! It's insanity! Would you eat this? (It's actually pretty good!) ▶︎ WHERE IS mr.kanso 本店 Canned Food Restaurant? https://goo.gl/maps/cBzBGbMm7Rr (5 minute walk from Dotonbori's Ebisu Bridge) Open 5pm to late night URL: http://www.cleanbrothers.net/kanso.html Other Osaka episodes: ▶︎ Osaka Street Food Guide: Dotonbori https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9To5UjWhUA ▶︎ Highway through a building story / Gate Tower Building https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n19N6bECRQM Kevin Riley on YouTube! Check out his cooking channel here: https://kumaskitchen.com/ Music credit: ▷ Teknoaxe (Thank you Matt!) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw 1) I Got Rhythm - Electro Swing 2) Foggy Bottom Scurvy Harbor ▷ Fluffing a Duck by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100768 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ ▷ Matt's Blues by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100165 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ ▷ SUBTITLES: If you'd like to help out and submit a subtitle in your language, I'd really appreciate it so we can reach more people! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_vide... THANK YOU! You'll be listed as a collaborator for this video too :) -john This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Japan's Night Train: The Sleeper Car Adventure 寝台列車サンライズ出雲 ★ ONLY in JAPAN #32
 
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Let's board a night train with sleeper cars from Tokyo to the Sea of Japan! This video guide will walk you through the JR Sunrise Izumo Express from Tokyo Station to Izumo. Passengers on Japan's night trains have declined so there are few night trains left in Japan. This is the only daily one from Tokyo. Notes: ★ Shower tickets – buy them as soon as you board. Limited number available. There's a vending machine. 320 yen for 6 minutes. *Bring your own towel. ★ No food on board. Buy your own breakfast, snacks, beer BEFORE you board. There is a softdrink vending machine but the prices are high. ★ JR Rail Pass is okay for this sleeper train but only for the Nobinobi Zaseki (のびのび座席) flat area. There are upgrade charges for compartments / cabins. Make a reservation at a JR ticket office. It's best to do this as early as possible esp on the weekends and holiday. Sunrise Izumo Schedule / サンライズ出雲 時刻表 : ▶︎ 22:00 Depart Tokyo 東京 ▶︎ 22:23 Yokohama横浜 ▶︎ 23:53 Fuji 富士 ▶︎ 00:19 Hamamatsu 浜松 (Next day) ▶︎ 05:25 Himeji 姫路 ▶︎ 06:27 Okayama 岡山 The Train splits here. Half goes to Shikoku Island for Takamatsu, Half continues to the Sea of Japan towards Izumo. ▶︎ 09:03 Yonago 米子 ▶︎ 09:30 Matsue 松江 ▶︎ 09:58 Izumoshi 出雲市 What are the attractions of Izumo, Matsue, Yonago (San'in area)? That's easy! ☆ Izumo Taisha: One of Japan's most important shrine ☆ Izumo soba ☆ Matsue Castle ☆ Horikawa Boat Tour ☆ Yonago Castle Ruins (great view!) and Beaches ☆ Eshima Ohashi ☆ Kaike Onsen ☆ Mt. Daisen ☆ ... and loads more! So ... take a break from the super fast shinkansen and save some cash on a hotel while riding the rails. Sunrise Izumo Express all the way!! Prices: Japan Rail Pass Access to all JR Rail trains in Japan but not private lines. Unlimited travel on all JR trains! Get one. It's worth it! 7-day pass : 29,110 YEN 14-day pass : 46,390 YEN 21-day pass : 59,350 YEN http://www.japanrailpass.net/en/ The reservation for the Sunrise Izumo Express is FREE (Nobinobi Zaseki seat only). You can upgrade to a compartment by only paying the difference. Visit this page to see the prices on various compartments: http://jprail.com/trains/sort-by-type/limited-express/sunrise-izumo.html Extra fees *if you have a JR Rail Pass ★ Nobi Nobi seat : No extra charge ★ Single Deluxe : Additional fare 16,500yen (Express surcharge 3,150yen + Accommodation charge 13,350yen) ★ Single : Additional fare 10,500yen (Express surcharge 3,150yen + Accommodation charge 7,350yen) ★ Solo : Additional fare 9,450yen (Express surcharge 3,150yen + Accommodation charge 6,300yen) ★ Single Twin : Additional fare 12,320yen (Express surcharge 3,150yen + Accommodation charge 9,170yen) ★ Sunrise Twin : Additional fare 10,500yen (Express surcharge 3,150yen + Accommodation charge 7,350yen) for one person * I paid 15,500 YEN for the Nobi Nobi Sazeki only without a JR Japan Rail Pass. Sunrise Izumo Train layout: https://www.jr-odekake.net/train/sunriseseto_izumo/seat.html (Japanese only) Sunrise Izumo route map: https://www.jr-odekake.net/train/sunriseseto_izumo/section.html (Japanese only) Credits and Thank You: Music Teknoaxe THANK YOU for your amazing music!! https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Ross Bugden for ♩♫ Happy and Inspiring Music ♪♬ This song at the end of this episode really inspired me. Thank you!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ/featured Special thank you to the Utsunomiya and Sugihara families! Thank you to the Yonago Tourist Office for their help driving me around. URL: http://www.yonago-navi.jp/en/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Japanese Sandwiches, better than Sushi or Ramen?  ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Japanese food is legendary from sushi to tempura to street food like takoyaki, but Japan also does an amazing sandwich that might surprise you! Whether it's from convenient stores or gourmet restaurants with decades of culinary experience, the Japanese Sandwich is an art. It's like taking the best of Japanese cuisine and making is finger food between two pieces of crustless bread. Chefs have mastered textures, flavor combinations and presentation which make grabbing a sandwich mean more than just a simple snack or lunch on the run. A sandwich in Japan can be a main course and will always exceed your wildest expectations. Is the Japanese Sandwich better than Sushi? After watching this, you may decide that it is! Japanese Sandwiches featured: ★ Shrimp Fry Sandwich / Ebikatsu Sando ★ Fruit Sandwish / Furutsu Sando ★ Pork Cutlet Sandwich / Katsu Sando ★ Wagyu Beef Cutlet Sandwich ★ Vegetable Croquette Sandwich ★ Egg Sandwich / Tamago Sando Restaurants featured: GINZA Madame Shrimp Grace: http://madameshrimp.jp/sandwich/ Kimuraya Bakery: http://www.kimuraya-sohonten.co.jp/ ONLY in JAPAN on instagram: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Behind the scene photos from locations around Japan! New episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sONNT_i_nQ Thank you to: Peter von Gomm: https://www.youtube.com/c/petervongommreads Jennifer Julien: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc40bnT3582fYNpy75FJzzQ Music Credits: George Street Shuffle by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300035 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Brandenburg Concerto No4-1 BWV1049 - Classical Whimsical by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100303 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Danse Macabre - Busy Strings by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100556 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ The video was produced and created by John Daub. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark and all rights are reserved.
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World's Best School Lunch ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Japan is the king of SCHOOL LUNCHES and in this episode, I find the answer to why -- while eating a lot of Japanese school food. ★ Watch the latest episode on Japanese Prison Food: https://youtu.be/S2UBy8bkgyE School lunches in Japan are world famous for being super healthy and delicious. With extremely low childhood obesity rates, many have turned to Japan for solutions to feed their school aged kids in the cafeteria. But that's part of the answer. Japanese elementary school kids don't even eat in a cafeteria. They eat in the classroom ー with the teacher. It is not possible to eat inside a Japanese elementary school (if you're a tourist) but there is a place in Tokyo where you can try nearly everything. Japanese parents take their preschool kids here to try it as well as older people coming back for a taste of nostalgia. This magical place is called KYUSHOKU TOBAN (給食当番 ) and it's a place where you can not only try some of Japan's regional school foods from all over the country, you can also do it in an elementary school classroom! The 2nd floor is a near exact replication. If you've ever wanted to be an exchange student in Japan -- or return to 5th grade, here's your chance. Unique Japanese School Lunch MENU Items: ★ AGEPAN: Fried baked bun covered in sugar and kinako (or other toppings like cinnamon or cocoa) ★ SOFTMEN: A special noodle served only in schools. It comes wrapped in plastic and should be dipped in meat sauce or stew. ★ WHALE: This was served in schools a long time ago because whale was more available and much cheaper than beef, chicken or pork. Today, it's no longer served in school but you can try some at izakayas around Tokyo and here at this restaurant. Whale is rarely eaten these days since the price of other fish and meats is significantly cheaper. WHY ARE JAPANESE SCHOOL LUNCHES SO AMAZING? The program is highly regulated with calorie intake and nutritional value set for each scheduled meal. Ingredients are usually local and meals are prepared from scratch. There are no cafeterias in Japanese elementary schools. (They exist in high schools.) Kids eat their lunches in the classroom with the teacher. They learn about nutrition and food responsibility in a hands on setting. Milk is served with every meal. All students eat the same meal. If a student hates an item, they have to stay and finish it. Parents pay monthly for the school lunches, about $40 to $60 a month. The Japanese School Lunch program started in 1954. After World War 2, resources were scarce and the government tried to make sure every child had a balanced meal. Before World War 2, kids brought their own bento. The usual school food back then was the NORIBEN, rice, bonito fish flakes and roasted seaweed on a metal lunch box. Milk was a luxury item and there were few vegetables. Japanese to English Explaination: KYUSHOKU = School Lunch OISHI = Delicious KIRAI = hate (something) OKAWARI = a second helping / refill URL: KYUSHOKU TOBAN (給食当番 ) https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1311/A131101/13037171/ Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/FtmkxHPg3xz Open 11:30 to 14:00 / 18:00 to 23:00 Closed on Sundays Special thank you to Misato from the Let's Play Japan channel & Mr. Seiichi, my 96 year old neighbor. Note: THIS VIDEO IS NOT CREATIVE COMMONS. STANDARD YOUTUBE LICENSE. PERMISSION REQUIRED TO USE THIS VIDEO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. Music Credit: Evening Melodrama by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200049 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Nara Street Food Guide w/ Extra Mochi
 
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STREET FOOD! We’re back for more in one of Japan’s most traditional cities, Nara. What was once Japan’s capitol is now a place loaded with delicious street food for humans and deer alike. So, what’s Nara got to offer? I hope you're hungry! ★ YAKI IMO / Grilled Sweet Potato / 200 yen per 100g ★ YOMOGI MOCHI / green mowort mochi filled with azuki beans, slightly bitter, slightly sweet / 130 yen each ★ KAKI NO HA SUSHI / sushi wrapped in permission leaves 1000 to 15000 yen for 8 to 12 ★ DORAYAKI / pancakes filled with azuki red bean paste / 600 yen for a large one ★ DEER RICE CRACKCERS / shika senbei that they love to eat / 150 yen per pack ★ SHIKA NO FUN (Deer Poop) / chocolate covered peanuts or soy beans / 350 yen per bag ★ SOFT SERVED ICE CREAM / 350 yen each Probably the most famous street food is mochi prepared by Nakatanido, a hundred meters behind the Kintetsu Nara Station. The mochi making performace where Nakatani-san opens the shop window and pounds the mochi at lightning speed takes place a few times a day. Stop by and ask about performance times because you don’t want to miss it. It’s served right after and it’s absolutely the best mochi in Kansai. I went at 11:30am. Note that the deer are wild animals and although they’re mostly friendly, they will bite, charge and bump tourists. Please be careful especially with children. Nara is an easy train ride from Osaka or Kyoto and worth a day trip or longer if you like hiking and trekking around nature to see temples and shrines. Perfect when the weather is clear. URL: Nakatanidou http://www.nakatanidou.jp/ (Japanese only) Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/bWzzcxjiCYJ2 Kaki no ha sushi shop http://www.hiraso.jp/product/classic.html JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN Tokyo (Ameyoko / Ueno) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vou24SNu1e0 Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMHSdN1cc4o Nara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhZU2JxFkmo Tokyo (Shibamata) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YU0s5WAFr0 Sapporo (Ramen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MTKUjXUDpI Kyoto (Nishiki Market) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDAqtVbRux4 Osaka (Dotonbori) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9To5UjWhUA Big THANK YOU once again to Kevin Riley, Osaka resident and master of Kansai. http://kevinrileypublishing.com This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on a TV show for Japan's International Channel.
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Japanese Manhole Covers: Drainspotting Adventure & Factory Tour ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Manhole covers are trending high in Japan and for good reason -- they're stunning! Only in Japan are manholes to cover sewage designed so beautifully that they now make MANHOLE TRADING CARDS! (Travel around Japan and collect them all. They're free!) The craze is real, folks. There's even a new word for manhole enthusiasts: MANHOLERS In this episode, John travels around the country as a manholer in search of Japan's best designs. He also visits Nagashima Imono Casting Factory where manhole covers are made and finds out why they have designs and are painted. He also visits the Manhole Summit for the latest news and designs. FACTS ABOUT JAPANESE MANHOLE COVERS: ★ They were a way after WWII (World War 2) for Japan to spread the importance of its new sewer system project. ★ Okinawa (Naha city) was the first designed manhole in 1977. It had fish on it. ★ Now 95 % of all municipalities in Japan have customized manhole covers. ★ There are over 12,000 designs around Japan! ★ Manhole covers are sometimes painted for commemorative covers or for inside areas without vehicles like shopping arcades and parks. The paint used is a top secret mixture. ★ Designs represent local culture, history, mascots or sports teams: things citizens are proud of. About Manhole Cards: The cards are free and you have to physically go to each location to get one. It's first come, first serve. Where To get the cards? Here is a list of the distribution locations around Japan translated into English: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gk-p.jp%2Fmc%2Fmhclist.html&edit-text= Follow John / ONLY in JAPAN https://www.instagram.com/onlyinjapantv URL: (Book) Manhole: Japanese culture and history represented by the design / マンホール:意匠があらわす日本の文化と歴史 By Hidetoshi Ishii 石井英俊 http://amzn.asia/4xwS2t8 Nagashima Casting 長島鋳物 http://www.nagashima-imono.co.jp/ Manhole Summit (held annually in January) "We Distribute Manhole Card" Kitami City, Hokkaido http://www.city.kitami.lg.jp.e.fu.hp.transer.com/docs/2016072000112/ Music credits: Four Beers Polka by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=usuan1100225 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Digya by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200080 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Special thanks to Ishii-san, Nagashima-san, Saito-san in Aomori and the Kodaira City Staff and the Museum of Sewage! This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark 2017.
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Japanese Inn & Kaiseki Cuisine: The Ryokan Stay Experience
 
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A Traditional Japanese Inn stay can be the highlight of any trip to Japan, and this comprehensive tour of 13 hot spring towns will give you a complete picture of what to expect during a stay. From the tatami room to the kitchen and dining room, this is the story of the Ryokan. After 20 years living in Japan, a Ryokan stay is the most authentic experience one can have traveling the country and Fukushima, Japan's third largest prefecture, is famous for that countryside charm and service found around its mountains. It's only a 75 minute Shinkansen train ride from Tokyo making it an ideal getaway from more crowded spots like Nikko and Hakone. In this video, you will see exactly what you will get from start to finish. As Japan moves closer to the 2020 Olympics, services are catering more to international visitors and these hotels featured are all accommodating and friendly places, staff learning English to communicate with people from around the world. ▶︎ What is Kaiseki Ryori / Cuisine? It's a traditional Japanese dinner with many courses including a starter, soup, side items, main course and dessert. ★ Sashimi / Sushi ★ Sukiyaki ★ Yakiniku ★ Tempura ★ Miso Soup It's all here, and it's all prepared with local ingredients of the season, always freshly made in the kitchen. ▶︎ How much is a night at a Ryokan / Traditional Japanese Inn? It is usually charged by the person instead of the room because it includes 2 meals, dinner and breakfast. On average, I have spent between 12,000 yen ($100) to 22,000 ($180) per person for a night and here is why it is worth it. Of all the experiences you will have in Japan, this will be the one you remember the most, dressing in a cotton kimono (yukata) to walk down to dinner, bathing outdoors in a hot spring in the snow, extraordinary Japanese service, amazingly beautiful meals ... you're paying for an experience not just a stay. Check out the special Onsen Hot Spring Bath Guide here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCjHMFkuYE8 Here are the 13 places featured in this series: ☆ Sahako no yu public bath house http://www.iwakicity-park.or.jp/sahako/ ☆ Shintsuta https://www.japanican.com/en/hotel/detail/4119009/ ☆ Hana no yu http://www.hotelhananoyu.jp/ ☆ Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel http://www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/en/hotel/TH/TH_GRAND/index.html ☆ Yamagataya Ryokan http://www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/en/hotel/TH/TH_GRAND/index.html ☆ Kawachi Ryokan http://www.kawachiya-gr.jp/hotel/ ☆ Hanakanzashi https://www.japanican.com/en/hotel/detail/2526A04/?aff=rsv ☆ Tamago yu http://www.tamagoyu.net/ ☆ Hotel Sansuiso http://www.sansuiso.jp/ ☆ Sabakoyu http://www.fckk.co.jp/onsen/?page_id=5 ☆ Ryokan Harataki http://www.yumeguri.co.jp/en/ ☆ Ookawaso http://www.ookawaso.co.jp/en/ ☆ Toryukan https://travel.rakuten.com/hotel/Japan-Fukushima-Shimogo-Toryukan_Yunokami_Onsen/17905/ ☆ Iwaburo http://www.kanko-aizu.com/higaeri/3116/ Music Credit: Backed Vibes Clean - Rollin at 5 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400029 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Sideways Samba by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ ▶︎ ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Japanese Mascots Unleashed: Guide to Japan's Yuru-chara ★ ONLY in JAPAN #42
 
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Japanese Mascots have gone wild all over Japan! There are literally thousands of them representing local towns and areas, cities, government agencies, banks, products – even prisons! Japanese mascots are called “yuru chara” in Japan and there are certain guidelines to become one: 1) The character must convey a love for the local area or hometown 2) Character movements or behavior should be unique, unstable or awkward 3) They should also be YURUI meaning unsophisticated, laid-bak – and absolutely lovable! In this episode, John Daub travels to Shizuoka to attend the 2015 Yuruchara Grand Prix held in Hamamatsu city. 1727 mascots were entered. In the first Yuru Chara Grand Prix in 2010, only 169 mascots were entered so there's been an explosion of characters! We will also take a close look at Kumamon くまモン who is the most recognized mascot in Japan. Kumamon is from Kumamoto which was recently hit with massive earthquakes. Kumamon now is bringing happiness to those effected by the earthquake and will help to rebuild the image of Kumamoto prefecture. How much money do Japanese mascots generate for Japan? In 2012, the strongest year for yuru chara growth, they generated US$16B. URL: Yuru Chara Grand Prix http://www.yurugp.jp/ Won won? The Japanese Mascot ranking for 2015: http://www.yurugp.jp/vote/result_ranking.php Yonago City Tourism (Yonegees) http://www.city.yonago.lg.jp/yonegees/ Music: KUMAMONMON くまモンもん song Kumamoto Prefecture URL: http://kumamon-official.jp/ Full Song Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwmeKHXYqzI Hot Swing by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100202 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Direct to Video by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/dtv/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Volcano Hiking Adventure | Kagoshima Sakurajima ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Start your year with -- a VOLCANIC EXPLOSION! Japan's most active volcano is also a great place for lava trail hiking, hot spring bathing and pure adventure. Where is this magical volcano you ask? It's down on Kyushu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture (1,300km from Tokyo) and that ash and fire throwing cone is SAKURAJIMA! You can get there by ferry in 15 minutes from the city center for a ridiculous 180 yen / $1.50, about 4km across the sea. Sakurajima is famous for island mikan, much smaller and sweeter than on the mainland. The Sakurajima DAIKON RADISH which can weigh as much as 45kg is also well known. It's the biggest radish in the world. (Are you excited yet?) If radishes aren't enough, there's that LAVA TRAIL and loads of paths for bicycling. Not far away are sea view onsen baths where you can soak up those minerals and long views across the sea. The Sakurajima Visitor's Center is the place to start your adventure. Inside, data on the island's volcanic activity and history is all documented with diagrams and videos. There's also a gift shop with some cool things to buy. I went in the off season (January) but that shouldn't stop you from visiting. It just means you get the whole place to yourself. The population on Sakurajima is quite old. I met a 97 year old woman who was walking around just fine. She was half my size but seemed to have twice my energy so I think there's something truly magical about this island. I hope some of that magic rubs off onto you as well. HOW TO GET THE SAKURAJIMA: It's a 90-115 minute flight from Tokyo (Haneda or Narita Airport) or a 7 hour trip on the Shinkansen. Great if you have a JR Rail Pass! Buses depart regularly from Kagoshima Airport to the city center where you can either grab a taxi to the ferry terminal or a bus from Chuo-Kagoshima Station. It's a short ride. THE SAKURAJIMA FERRY: It's 24 hours, departing every 15-20 minutes. Adults: 180 yen ($1.50) Child: 90 Yen ($0.75) Ferry Schedule and Guide: http://www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/sakurajima-ferry/english/guides.html Try a bowl of udon or soba on board for 480 yen! URL: Sakurajima Visitor's Center http://www.sakurajima.gr.jp/svc/english/ * Video Footage allowed for promotional use from the center's TV monitors from management. (Thank you!) This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Udon Noodle Eating Spree & Tempura Binge ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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UDON!! A hot bowl of noddles in Tokyo always hits the spot on a cold day. Instead of ramen, let's go for UDON, which is both healthier (don't eat too much tempura!) and more fun to eat. In this episode, John travels from Tokyo to Kagawa Prefecture and the Sakuki region for handmade bowls of udon noodles and soup. Let's explore the kitchen, watch them cook and serve like pros -- and of course EAT, EAT and EAT! What makes UDON better than RAMEN? ★ It's healthier. The soup is not as oily. ★ The noodles are thicker. ★ It's cheaper! ★ Tempura!! Pick your side dishes. ★ It tastes great cold (bukkake udon) perfect for summer. ★ Customize it any way you like in the self-serve style. How to Make Udon (Sanuki Style): INGREDIENTS  Wheat Flour / 500g  Salt / 15g  Water / 240cc or 1 cup (makes 3-4 Servings) - Mix and knead the dough. - Make a ball and roll it out and fold it several time. - Roll it to about a 4mm thickness. - Cut into strips of the same thinckness. It will expand in water. - Flour the noodles and add to boiling water then lower heat for 10-15 minutes. Stir the noodles. - Add dashi (fish stock stock), ginger and negi -- and your favorite tempura! Chikuwa is the most popular. URL: In Kagawa: Miyagawa Seimensho 宮川製麺所 Google Map to Miyagawa's Udon Shop: https://goo.gl/maps/hjWGVisSznN2 Udon Ippuku うどん一福 http://www.udon-ippuku.com/ In Tokyo: Kagawa Ippuku 香川 一福 https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1310/A131002/13185500/ Marugame Seimen 丸亀製麺 http://www.marugame-seimen.com/ Where is Kagawa Prefecture? Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/8WZXueSDFK22 Several daily flights on JETSTAR from Narita (Tokyo) to Takamatsu under 8,000 yen! Music: Teknoaxe March of the Rhinoceros -- Percussion/Background https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apCL7Y1bPuo Bushwick Tarentella Loop by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300003 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Brightly Fancy - Oddities by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100883 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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How to Travel Japan for Free ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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I found a way to travel with ZERO transportation costs and 100% total adventure. I traveled all of Japan like this -- and you can do it too! For many people, it will change the way you see the world forever. That's right, all you need is a starting point and a little courage (and maybe a few other things, but they don't cost much at all) and you can travel the whole country with pocket change. Seems easy, right? Well, I said free not easy. Consider it a challenge for an experience you'll never forget. In 2003 (30 days of travel in Japan, 3000 km) Transportation costs: 0 Accommodation: $10 Food: $120 (almost everyone treated me to lunch or dinner) Entrance fees: $20 for baths and laundry People who picked me up: 20 In 2017, 32 people stopped and took me 3000+ km again Transportation costs: 0 WHY IS HITCHHIKING IN JAPAN THE GREATEST TRAVEL HACK EVER? ★ It's free ★ The people who pick you up are also the most knowledgeable people on the area you want to go to. No need for a guide book! ★ Car is the best way to see all the places other tourists can't visit with a train pass ★ Learn about Japanese culture by being thrown deep into it ★ Did I mention the fresh air and beautiful views from all over Japan? No? Okay, put that on the list too. First, you'll need courage. And then you'll need these things: A map of Japan or a smartphone A tent (optional) 3 black markers Cardboard A smile HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Stay out hitchhiking for as long as you like (or as long as you have a visa to stay) Make loads of friends along the way. Have hundreds of stories that will inspires your friends, family and the internet. Hitchhiking Japan is not without risks, like all things in life. There are some things you should take note of. 1) Never get into a car if you feel uncomfortable. After 50 rides across, I have not had a problem. 2) Always let people know where you are and where you're going. 3) Carry cash for at least 2 days in case of trouble. There aren't always ATMs in the countryside. 4) Bring extra markers and cardboard 5) Bring a English - Japanese dictionary so you can communicate. Smart phone batteries die. 6) Don't hitchhike in the middle of winter or summer. You may be outside for an extended period. 7) If you have any medical conditions, please note that you may be away from medical care, a risk for all world travelers. 8) Absolutely exchange business - name cards whenever you can with your ride so you have each other's information. 9) It can be hard and sometimes traffic is light or people won't stop. Be prepared for anything including spending the night in your tent in the park or roadside -- or rain. I have seen more than most people while hitchhiking and it's an experience I loved so much, I did it twice. I've made lasting friendships with people I wouldn't have met if I hadn't had the courage to do so and this adventure has changed my life forever. It's not for everyone, but if you decide to hack the system, bypass a JR Train Pass and hitchhike like this, you will be rewarded with an amazing journey that you'll be able to tell you're grand kids. Best of luck to you out there on the road! See photos from this trip on instagram: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv
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The Story of Japanese Rice: The Amazing Grain 日本酒への道「米」★ ONLY in JAPAN #35
 
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This episode is more than just rice! Perhaps this will open your eyes to the adventure you're about to take: ☆ Beautiful scenery ☆ Dangerous animals ☆ Delicious foods ☆ Handling heavy machinery ☆ Booze and parties! (Sake and festivals) All this is part of the story of rice in Japan. You are what you eat (and drink) and in Japan, that may just be a lot of rice! Rice is more than food in Japan – it's used in religious ceremonies and at festivals. Watch sumo and you'll see them throwing – rice! Rice was even once used as money just like how the Romans used salt as currency. There are also many varieties of rice. The reason? Japan has so many different landscapes and climates – some varieties do well at elevation, so taste better when cold, others when hot. The taste differs from region to region based on the environment – water, air, temperature, fertilizer, elevation, planting / harvesting and general daily care. In the episode, John Daub travels to Hyogo prefecture north of Kobe to a rice paddy owned by sake maker Dassai. By planting the rice by hand, it's an opportunity to get a feeling for how rice was grown decades ago. These days though, a rice planting machine is used and John jumps into the driver's seat for a chance to plant a few rows of Yamada Nishiki rice. This program opens in Tokyo at Ueno at Inari-cho Aizawa Rice Shop. The owner explains the meaning of rice to Japanese and we even get to watch the husking process and eat some gohan. Get a close look at the rice polishing process: * Genmai (Brown Rice) * Hakumai (Polished White Rice) We meet Mr. Seiichi, John's 94 year old neighbor! He talks about how important rice was in the early 1900s in Japan. URL: ★ Inari-cho Aizawa Rice Shop / いなりちょう相沢米店   http://members2.jcom.home.ne.jp/ainokome/ ★ Dassai Sake https://www.asahishuzo.ne.jp/en/ “Brewed for Sipping” This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Tokyo Street Food Guide: Shibamata ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Tokyo has the image of being the world's most expensive city, but in this episode, everything is under 500 yen! STREET FOOD in Japan is everywhere especially in Tokyo and a bargain option for those who want to try everything. John Daub heads to Shibamata in the Northeast part of the city for some amazing Japanese cuisine on a stick! Angela joins in for the fun. This part of Tokyo retains its Showa period charm, laid-back and easy to get around. Food featured in this episode: ★ Dorayaki どら焼き with Ice Cream / Aisu no Dora ★ Kome Kome Roll Cake ロールケーキ / 260 Yen (1 piece) 1250 Yen (whole) ★ Zarame Senbei 煎餅 / 50 Yen ★ Tougarashi Senbei 煎餅 / 60 Yen ★ Konnyaku こんにゃく on a stick with miso sauce 210 Yen for 2 ★ Handmade Kusa Dango 草だんご / 52 Yen for 1 ★ Kusa Dango on a stick with anko red bean paste / 160 Yen ★ Nori Dango のりだんご / 160 Yen ★ Yakitori 焼き鳥 Unagi うなぎ / 250 Yen, Negima ねぎま / 150 Yen, Momo / 100 Yen ★ Motsunabe もつ鍋 / 400 Yen Also try: Cucumber on a stick in summer with a little salt Ramune drink Grilled Sweet Potato ☆ ONLY in JAPAN on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/onlyinjapantv/ EPISODE URL: Kameya Kusadango Shop 亀家本舗  http://www.kameyahonpo.com/ (Japanese only) Ishii 柴又い志い http://shibamata-ishii.net/index.html (Japanese only) Yoshinoya Handmade Kusa Dango 手作りだんご 吉野家 http://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1324/A132403/13047535/?rvwid=1392749 About Shibamata: Most shop close by 16:30 ~ 17:00 I highly recommend arriving before 15:30. ☆ HOW TO GET TO SHIBAMATA BY TRAIN ☆ Take the Keisei Main Line from Keisei Ueno Station OR Tokyo Skytree / Oshiage Station // Change trains at Keisei Takasago Station to the Keisei Kanamachi Line. Shibamata is the next stop from there. ☆ Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/6Go2JVFWSVR2 From Asakusa / 20 minutes / 370 yen * Asakusa Subway Line to Keisei-Takasago (13 minutes / 7 stops) * Change to the Keisei-Kanamachi Line (2 minutes / 1 stop) Trains run from Asakusa every 20 minutes. Taxi: 30-40 minutes / 3500 yen Traffic can be heavy. Streets are narrow. Many lights. Recommend the train. JAPAN STREET FOOD SERIES on ONLY in JAPAN Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMHSdN1cc4o Nara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhZU2JxFkmo Tokyo (Shibamata) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YU0s5WAFr0 Sapporo (Ramen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MTKUjXUDpI Kyoto (Nishiki Market) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDAqtVbRux4 Osaka (Dotonbori) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9To5UjWhUA Music Credit: TEKNOAXE Bunny Foo Foo's Bopping Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Comedic Juggernaut - Music to Delight by Kevin MacLeod & Dvorak Polka by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100249 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Brookers Blues by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Fenster's Explination by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Fenster%27s Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Jaunty Gumption by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300017 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Highway through a Building Story ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Osaka's Gate Tower Building is an amazing sight to see because ... well, how should I put this? A highway goes through the building. It literally does, and there is a story behind it. In this episode, John not only goes inside to see where the elevator takes him, he also drives through it -- in a Lotus Seven. We'll also go up the Umeda Sky Building and catch some fantastic angles of the city, skyline and Gate Tower Building. THE STORY: Here it is from the building owner. It’s basically a land rights dispute with a sort of happy ending. The property was owned by a business (coal and wood company) since the early Meiji era but when business declined, so did the buildings in the 1970s. The area was approved to be redeveloped in 1983 but the property holder refused to give up the land, even though new building permits had been refused to him. The highway corporation and the property owner negotiated for 5 years and what you see today is their compromise. Highways usually buy the land they’re on but a new law in 1989 allowed the possibility of having two owners on the same spot, really meant for highways to go underground but hey – let’s get creative. The highway is the legal tenant of floors 5 through 7. The current building tenant on the other floors is TKP. WHERE IS THE BUILDING WITH THE HIGHWAY THROUGH IT? Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/qGbpaZ1Ktw12 Closest Station: JR Fukushima Station It's one stop away from JR Osaka Station on the Loop Line. Special thank you to TKP and the building owners for allowing me to film inside the building. URL: https://www.kashikaigishitsu.net/facilitys/gc-osaka-umeda/access/ Thank you to Yasui-san from F-1 BIN Co. for driving me through the building in his LOTUS SEVEN (1996) URL: http://www.f-1bin.co.jp/ Umeda Sky Building: http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/facilities/cat10/post_294.html Important Note: This video and the images were taken by John Daub on location and with permission from the tenants. Use of the video is not permitted without consent of creator. For use of this video or clips, please contact John through the ONLY in JAPAN YouTube channel. MUSIC CREDIT: Odd News by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Acid Jazz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Jazz_Sampler/AcidJazz_1430 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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Edamame Farm | Japanese Superfood Snack Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN
 
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Edamame is the world's healthiest snack food, enjoyed everywhere in Japan during the summer when it's harvested ー and it's my favorite Japanese appetizer by far ー but I also had a lot of questions about this amazing super bean: ★ How exactly do you eat them? ★ What's the best way to cook them? ★ How are they grown? Harvested? ★ Why are they different than soy beans? ★ How healthy are they (really)? To find all my EDAMAME answers, I traveled from Tokyo to Noda in Chiba prefecture to visit Yumeaguri Noda (ゆめあぐり野田), a farm run by Sekine-san. I toured his farm and learned how to eat edamame like professionals. Edamame facts: ☆ There are over 50 varieties of edamame in Japan (according the the kinds of seeds sold by JA). ☆ Edamame are high in calcium, amino acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals; low in sugar and fat and have almost no cholesterol. ☆ What does edamame mean? The word "edamame" in Japanese means (eda) stem / branch & (mame) bean. WHAT EXACTLY IS EDAMAME? It's an immature soy bean. It's harvested when still young then either boiled (for 4 minutes) or steamed with a little salt. It's cooked in the pod and eaten by popping them out and into your mouth. Best enjoyed in Japan in the summer with beer. WHEN IS THE BEST SEASON FOR FRESH EDAMAME? It depends on the area. In TOKYO, it's from June to August. In the north, it's from July to September. You'll find them in every supermarket for $3 to $5 a pack between June and September. Frozen edamame are available year round. Noda city is called the "HOME OF EDAMAME" and worth a visit if you are a big edamame fan! It's a 30 minute walk from Noda Station to Yumeaguri Noda ( ゆめあぐり野田 ) Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/9jXUQWXPqBm John on Instagram: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv Support the channel on Patreon: http://patreon.com/onlyinjapan This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel. ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark.
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