I Drove to Japan's Most Extreme North | Hokkaido Road Trip


Cape Soya is 1,000km from Tokyo at Japan's most northern point. In the height of winter we drive across a snowy Hokkaido to discover what's up there.
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  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan7 dagar sedan

    NOTIFICATION SQUAD: To miss the Natsuki cameo in this video would be a crime! Well folks, you can't beat a good road trip and this was easily one of the most fun videos I've produced in 9 years. A HUGE thanks to my best American friend PETE for coming along for the ride (even if his motives were questionable). You can find him over on Twitch where he streams most nights (🌟www.twitch.tv/premiertwo ) and I look forward to stopping by and doing some shows with him in a few weeks to celebrate surviving our journey.

  • Peter Milne

    Peter Milne

    23 timmar sedan

    Chris I'm a week late to this vid (sorry) but can I just say that the two of you channeled the spirits of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau perfectly. Or hell, even Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. I have just watched a 21st century remake of The Odd Couple. Thanks mate.

  • Lor Neng Thunderfist

    Lor Neng Thunderfist

    Dag sedan

    Crows may be seen flying past, crying "aho! aho!"

  • genta terashichi

    genta terashichi

    2 dagar sedan

    Did you go to Oshamembe? It's my hometowm.

  • DJ Pâtes

    DJ Pâtes

    2 dagar sedan

    Play on words puns... Yabai yabai

  • Katanamast279


    3 dagar sedan

    You guys are an awesome duo. You have to do the trip to the most southern point in Japan. That would be epic

  • mangesh burange
    mangesh burange20 minuter sedan

    It felt like watching a movie, great cinematography 👍 super like❤️

  • ジュン潤Kun: うるお.う、 うるお.す、 うる.む
    ジュン潤Kun: うるお.う、 うるお.す、 うる.む26 minuter sedan

    Pete annoying Chris the bessst

  • Horacio Hernandez
    Horacio Hernandez41 minut sedan

    The mug was the friends we made along the way!

  • sam
    sam46 minuter sedan


  • Jake in Japan
    Jake in Japan53 minuter sedan

    Plot twist, when asked where he got it he answered わからない

  • Jake in Japan

    Jake in Japan

    33 minuter sedan

    Wow, commented before the video was over. Lol actual plot twist

  • Holender
    HolenderTimme sedan

    Chris Board has visited so many buddha statues he starts to slowly look like one, stop the fish n chips! haha jk jk love you m8

  • sanjay kumar
    sanjay kumarTimme sedan

    Loud motor mouth's all the time blabbering without any sense and guffaws! All the time in Car or lodges and nothing much of drive scenery. Sheer waste of time watching it.

  • Velare
    VelareTimme sedan

    Not gonna lie... that plot could actually be one of those comedic roadtrip movies you watch at a weekend while chilling in the bed and don't want to get up :D

  • Philthy Philms
    Philthy PhilmsTimme sedan

    8:10 He said the thing

  • Stick
    StickTimme sedan

    28:25 : i'm shhooryy lololol bonus shots.

  • Stick
    StickTimme sedan

    @abroadinjapan this videos cinematography is so amazing I've decided to take a course on cinematography in the near future.❤️🍻

  • Jacob Frankel
    Jacob Frankel2 timmar sedan

    @08:16 you look exactly like Elon Musk

  • superbmanz
    superbmanz2 timmar sedan

    Your friend is awesome. Makes your life interesting.

  • Ailsa Ni
    Ailsa Ni2 timmar sedan

    Natsuki: “ no no i said wakanai, I don’t remember “ Chris : 👁👄👁

  • david minard
    david minard2 timmar sedan

    Donkey from shrek: look at that rock. That's a nice rock

  • Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

    2 timmar sedan

    your favourit snack stops or something? :D

  • tim zollers
    tim zollers2 timmar sedan

    The turn around “I don’t remember” 😂😂😂

  • hasnain gillani
    hasnain gillani2 timmar sedan

    that was amazing to watch!!

  • Carmelo Vazzana
    Carmelo Vazzana3 timmar sedan


  • Thiago Sales
    Thiago Sales3 timmar sedan

    Hello, after watch this search i keep my line and close visual semelhance from both partners I come to say about work in press typograpfy with help of william gamble the production of Motogi at nagasaki place. Thks

  • Aj00098
    Aj000983 timmar sedan

    You go to the most southern point of japan with him.....or I'll unsubscribe

  • Anees Anwar
    Anees Anwar4 timmar sedan

    Not seen one of your videos in a while, glad I took the time to watch this. Loved it! Thanks again guys for bringing Japan to me.

  • Cintmaas.music
    Cintmaas.music4 timmar sedan

    You couldn't see Russia from Cape Soya at that day, Chris. But Russia watches you. Good video, man.

  • Adam Taylor
    Adam Taylor4 timmar sedan


  • De Foreign Dutchman
    De Foreign Dutchman4 timmar sedan

    So I knew that in Pokèmon the Sinnoh region (Gen 4, Diamond and Pearl) were based on this region of Japan. But knowing the most northern part has perma-winter climate in real life, I understand the design of (the route to) Snowpoint City in game.

  • Kacchan Toph
    Kacchan Toph4 timmar sedan

    Right- hear me out. When your able to you could do another trip across Japan in a camper (or something similar) and call it Abroad In A Van.... 🤔😂

  • Adi S
    Adi S5 timmar sedan

    amazing shots

  • Robson Parker
    Robson Parker5 timmar sedan

    You guys should do more videos together your chemistry is great

  • The King of Antarctica
    The King of Antarctica7 timmar sedan

    My main takeaway from this video is that "Wakannai" is the most dangerous word in the Japanese language.

  • Aaron Hurst
    Aaron Hurst7 timmar sedan

    Find someone who looks at you the way Pete looks at that rock

  • Daniela
    Daniela8 timmar sedan

    This was so much fun to watch !

  • Kryptographicman
    Kryptographicman8 timmar sedan

    Damn.. your shots get bette and better! Video idea, how about you make some patreon challenge and the winner get's to spend a day with you in Japan? Like you showing him your favourit snack stops or something? :D

  • Ichigo Oppa
    Ichigo Oppa8 timmar sedan

    Great video and content as always... Except you're wearing shoes inside a home!? 10:16 Chris!!! Come on!!

  • Sabrina Mucelli
    Sabrina Mucelli9 timmar sedan

    I love this American dude, he is so positive and fun ❤️

  • Lusbox
    Lusbox9 timmar sedan

    Can't believe they drove 500km just to make a 'Wakannai' joke

  • AJames Barlow
    AJames Barlow9 timmar sedan

    Is it just me or does Pete resemble Jack Nicholson a bit??

  • Josh L
    Josh L9 timmar sedan

    The auto-generated captions translate Wakkanai to Wakanda, all this while I'm watching Chris and Pete travel to Wakanda.

  • Alex Manjakunnel
    Alex Manjakunnel9 timmar sedan

    Pete looks like a cross between Evan Peter's Quicksilver and Marvel's Zemo.

  • Antonyy sze
    Antonyy sze10 timmar sedan

    Sooo chris didnt confirm nor deny the london guide?

  • Lexie Hua
    Lexie Hua10 timmar sedan

    This is the hammiest double team to h e ever existed

  • Kyzmir
    Kyzmir10 timmar sedan

    Coming to this video immediately after his fried chicken video. Pete’s comment about how Chris only thinks about chicken gave me a good laugh.

  • Bee Lot
    Bee Lot11 timmar sedan

    If they were dogs Pete is a Labrador and Chris is a Mastiff.

  • Mujibul Haque
    Mujibul Haque11 timmar sedan

    More trips from this duo please

  • Daniel Harrison
    Daniel Harrison11 timmar sedan

    Although it is far too scripted, and I saw the 分かんない/稚内市 dilemma a mile away, it was still, as always, an enjoyable video. Though I understand many times people aren't keen on new people, I always enjoy the people you bring on; Pete being no exception.

  • Eric Lin
    Eric Lin11 timmar sedan

    They gotta be pretty chill if they have places named Soybean and I Don't Know (sorry I don't know Japanese, don't roast me...or do, it's fine)

  • roberto bravo
    roberto bravo12 timmar sedan

    Will osprey put on a little weight... ooops that’s not Will Osprey

  • Steve
    Steve12 timmar sedan

    Damn, Pete is a star. Nice work on a beautifully shot and entertaining video Chris.

  • Arve Eriksson
    Arve Eriksson12 timmar sedan

    "... complete with noisy crows." Crow: **Shuts up** The big trolling... Let there be Ainu things! But "red barn"?? Chris, you absolute primitive savage, those aren't barns*! * Barns as 'buildings for housing cattle in'. I confess that my familiarity with names for building types in English is probably lacking. (But I know a freaking barn when I smell one!)

  • iianbe
    iianbe12 timmar sedan

    Pete, early in the video: "he said he got it in Wakkanai" Me: ...... oh no......

  • Queste クエスト
    Queste クエスト13 timmar sedan

    As someone who is studying Japanese for roughly a week now, seeing わっかんない had me laughing. Town name seems a bit confusing 😂

  • 神yato
    神yato14 timmar sedan

    why is no one else there?

  • Joan Manuel Capera Garcia
    Joan Manuel Capera Garcia14 timmar sedan

    Very nice video.

  • Denden Mushi
    Denden Mushi14 timmar sedan

    One day i will be there. Love this content

  • Edward David
    Edward David15 timmar sedan

    I'm cold just watching this.

  • bosprocket
    bosprocket15 timmar sedan

    i'm canadian, that's a lot of snow!!

  • Christory Vlogs
    Christory Vlogs15 timmar sedan

    Hahaha that's all I can say

  • Christory Vlogs
    Christory Vlogs16 timmar sedan

    Hahaha I think you've gained some weight 😁✌️

  • Somebodythatiusetoknow
    Somebodythatiusetoknow17 timmar sedan

    I liked the tower of prayer part and also Pete is coolio yes yes

  • Stephanie De Jesus
    Stephanie De Jesus17 timmar sedan

    Don't worry about that last shot though, the whole damn thing was awkward as hell hahah

  • Wes Schmidt
    Wes Schmidt18 timmar sedan

    Now to go to the rest of the Cardinal Points. Well maybe least out Eastern most but would be cool to see western most for sure!

  • flow
    flow19 timmar sedan

    isn´t a brick burned ot of clay? so that in your first hotel should be named a stone wall or am i wrong? (sry not an native english speaker)

  • Mifune Sanchez
    Mifune Sanchez19 timmar sedan

    British David Spade and Skinny Chris Farley in Japan Tommy Boy.

  • Archive 3
    Archive 319 timmar sedan

    Could you please go to the Dutch theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki? It's much more impressive than the wales one, and a really nice luxury Dutch-style hotel in it too. I think it is the biggest theme park in Japan.

  • Alex Lopez
    Alex Lopez20 timmar sedan


  • Hibou Deluxe
    Hibou Deluxe20 timmar sedan

    that snow is just a normal part of the year for ppl in the midwest

  • David Earnest
    David Earnest21 timme sedan

    Does Japan make Americans and Brits even more awkward and cringe worthy by accident? Or is it just the combination of these two Muppets? One has an obvious alcohol problem can you guess which one? They both look to have graduated the NHK presenter school. At least they're not wearing biking togs. #MoreCoubs

  • OneArmedBandit
    OneArmedBandit21 timme sedan

    3:00 Those of us who speak Japanese ... We know what's coming.... WAKANAI! I'm sorry I couldn't suspend my disbelief, this is so obvious that it has to be a "bit" that theyre doing for comedic purposes. But its that same feeling when u get forshadowing at the beginning of a shitty horror movie and you call out 10 minutes in the order everyone will die in, and you end up correct. Same feeling 同じだと思いますよ

  • Into the sunset
    Into the sunset21 timme sedan

    I do not understand the boring "THE ANIME MAN" has 2.8 million subs and you only have 200 000, not fair your videos are far better.

  • Into the sunset
    Into the sunset22 timmar sedan

    oh "Chris you have been eating too much fried chicken again". You have more chins than a Beijing telephone directory. Just kidding mate another great video, too few too seldom at the moment.

  • Platon Markopoulos
    Platon Markopoulos22 timmar sedan

    Really loved the video Chris, you and Pete make a wonderful pair. This video was the highlight of my day. Please do make more of these! :D

  • Misses Witch
    Misses Witch22 timmar sedan

    "I don't know" not the Japanese Town ahhahahaaha!

  • Edison Aquino
    Edison Aquino22 timmar sedan

    Pete is an excellent co-host and travel buddy! Keep up the great work.

  • Rinaldo Acardi
    Rinaldo Acardi23 timmar sedan

    Oh man, I miss Hokkaido - was last there over New Year's 2016. Wish we got to spend more time in Otaru.

  • Juliya Craver
    Juliya Craver23 timmar sedan

    Honestly I love cold weather more then any other type of weather. A beautiful healthy winter just calls to my soul.

  • joseph buckley
    joseph buckleyDag sedan

    When is journey across japan 2??

  • Juliya Craver
    Juliya CraverDag sedan

    Hey that looks like Wisconsin....

  • Days forDays
    Days forDaysDag sedan

    Cinematography was on point!

  • Lemon Grenade
    Lemon GrenadeDag sedan

    You should go visit Johnson Town, the most American town in Japan.

  • Kingfish
    KingfishDag sedan

    I drove through Kansas and I hated every second of it

  • Merovech
    MerovechDag sedan

    Please bring the American on more often

  • shion dubois
    shion duboisDag sedan

    Magnifiques les images!

  • Adam Flitney
    Adam FlitneyDag sedan

    Saw that twist coming...

  • Jenny Harrison
    Jenny HarrisonDag sedan

    Pete should put that mug back together with Kintsugi!

  • 020_Farid Aldi
    020_Farid AldiDag sedan

    This needs much more views with this much effort... I will watch this whenever I miss Hokkaido, Japan Thank you, Chris, good stuff :)

  • Viola Wright
    Viola WrightDag sedan

    wakannai 🤌🏼 oh no

  • ZoSoArt
    ZoSoArtDag sedan

    My god, he is American 🤣

  • geof -
    geof -Dag sedan

    We need more videos with Pete !

  • aino
    ainoDag sedan

    As a finn it pains me to see how poorly theyve dressed for the weather 😅

  • aino
    ainoDag sedan

    This all looks very scandinavian.

  • RPGenius
    RPGeniusDag sedan

    Is it me, or did this remind anyone else of Disneys “A Goofy Movie”. This was very entertaining

  • aino
    ainoDag sedan

    Pete should fix that mug with kintsugi!

  • blackcatooow
    blackcatooowDag sedan

    knowing that someone else made a 28 min video of them watching minecraft videos and earning the same as chris with his insane production quality and editing pain

  • agus mahendra
    agus mahendraDag sedan

    This video is a masterpiece...pete and you bring the joy

  • The World of Ayesha
    The World of AyeshaDag sedan

    The drone shots are just incredible. Noice. 🔥

  • Wayne C
    Wayne CDag sedan

    I really really really miss Japan. Fuck COVID.

  • mamduh alotaibi
    mamduh alotaibiDag sedan

    i like Pete , nice guy and his voice sounds like Wes johnson .

  • Oleksandr
    OleksandrDag sedan

    I used to think Pirates were cool but then abroad in japan happened.

  • Hussam Zain
    Hussam ZainDag sedan

    Chris needs to have his own netflix/tv show

  • Weeb Patrol
    Weeb PatrolDag sedan

    Is it just me or does Pete looks like a happy Zemo from Marvel, actor is Daniel Brühl, the resemblance is so close!

  • aino


    Dag sedan

    Now that you mention it...

  • Emir Cevik
    Emir CevikDag sedan

    Thats some Nanami Gojo energy