Why This Japanese Town Eats BEARS

10 Th01, 2021
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In Japan's northern region of Aomori, the locals regularly eat bear meat. But why's it popular and how does it taste? We travel across Aomori to try 5 dishes and uncover why it has the shortest life expectancy of any prefecture in Japan. (And no it's got nothing to do with the bears!)
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  • NOTIFICATION SQUAD: On our 200km journey around Aomori we ate our way through five local dishes. WHICH ONE do you want to try the most? Also, don't miss Ryotaro's absurd rap. He truly outdid himself this time. Jokes aside, it's good to be back on the road together. I always enjoy these little excursions and I hope you guys enjoy coming along the ride! (ESPECIALLY now Abroad in Japan is in 4k). Right, I'm off for a liquor breakfast.

    Abroad in JapanAbroad in Japan9 ngày trước
    • @Jonas Arnesen おそらくそうです。彼 ステーキみたいだと言ったので美味しいと思います。

      DwayneDwayneNgày trước
    • @Dwayne 熊肉が美味しいですか。

      Jonas ArnesenJonas ArnesenNgày trước
    • Last week I studied 502 Japanese words. Is it bad for my brain?

      Jonas ArnesenJonas ArnesenNgày trước
    • Anyone seen the viral picture of "the big slut" burger? Is that a for real ad? Or someone make that up?

      truth finder91truth finder91Ngày trước
    • Surprised Chris has never had venison in the UK. (Deer) Plenty of Gastro pubs serve it.

      oocaresoocares2 ngày trước
  • Sounds like Aomori is great place to live

    derMemoryderMemoryGiờ trước
  • I want to try them all! 🤤

    Marseilles VieuxMarseilles Vieux2 giờ trước
  • Do bears have trichinosis in Japan

    shawn purcellshawn purcell3 giờ trước
  • Still think the next journey should be called ”Chris-crossing japan”

    Plebasaurus RektPlebasaurus Rekt7 giờ trước
  • Fun fact : even though Aomori people has the lowest average life expectancy in Japan, they're still way higher than the other countries have. According to the government's most recent statistics, the average life expectancy for men in the prefecture is 78.67 years, and 85.93 for women

    eka nandaeka nanda9 giờ trước
  • I guess Aomori is the promise land of Exusia

    Hans TheGamerHans TheGamer10 giờ trước
  • I like how chris is actually respectful of the country whereas connor cdawgva not so much !

    ash0787ash078710 giờ trước
  • Are you at the town that has the dolphin statue ? I found that on google earth ages ago. There was also this photo taken from some sort of tower / lighthouse / mountain around there which had awesome view ( some sort of tourist spot ). Also found this video on youtube years ago of this seaside village that was really cool but its one of those things where I will never find it again, very quiet village that had a lot of old wooden objects / old stuff.

    ash0787ash078710 giờ trước
  • Deer

    M4XF8RM4XF8R10 giờ trước
  • Bears are super avoidable, you just have to make yourself known, for example my grandma always talks to herself loudly to avoid meeting one and she lives in a place where they sometimes leave the forest and walk around her lawn.

    Siffe 333Siffe 33311 giờ trước
  • no kidding frut price is so ridicilous in japan or maybe is because its sub tropis country btw i live in tropis country

    Gusti SubagjaGusti Subagja11 giờ trước
  • Aomori is very beautiful!!!

    japanese culturejapanese culture12 giờ trước

    tori beestori bees12 giờ trước
  • I would love to visit Japan but I hear they speak a different language there or some shit like that...

    RobertRobert15 giờ trước
  • Thank you 😊 💓☺ 💗 💛 💖 💓 Apple 🍎 ❤ 💖 💙 💕 ♥ Cider

    OHM-GUO PanOHM-GUO Pan15 giờ trước
  • BIG CONGRATS, Chris!!! for reaching 2m subs...have been your fan since the first Journey Across Japan!!!

    A. VanA. Van15 giờ trước
  • Did anyone else think of the Earth Queen from the "Legends of Korra" this episode?

    Awesome MattAwesome Matt16 giờ trước
  • That curry looked incredible!

    Anthony RodriguezAnthony Rodriguez16 giờ trước
  • Apple look to deleciuos

    Aidil OPAidil OP17 giờ trước
  • CHRIS, GO TO KUTCHAN it's near Sapporo...is it true? What do you think?

    Star GazerStar Gazer17 giờ trước
  • please expidite some dear bear boar and applie pies to canada

    Nathan LiNathan Li17 giờ trước
  • Actually....I'd love to see you both go on a tour to eat all the apple pies....

    SeeKayseeSeeKaysee17 giờ trước
  • honestly, the only thing i knew about aomori is that yoshie shiratori escaped from a prison there.

    insurgent of the watermelon rebellioninsurgent of the watermelon rebellion18 giờ trước
  • the old saying of mankind: _if it doesnt kill you, you can eat it_

    insurgent of the watermelon rebellioninsurgent of the watermelon rebellion18 giờ trước
  • wait wasn't this the place that one cute little drummer who's an actual beast at the drums?

    EnekyoEnekyo18 giờ trước
  • 地元を紹介してくださってありがとうございます

    k sk s19 giờ trước
  • I'd be more interested in trying the Deer sashimi. That apple pie looked so good too! I'd definitely try about a dozen of the variations! :D

    Slyder81Slyder8119 giờ trước
  • I would like to taste the curry :)

    Lars SandgaardLars Sandgaard20 giờ trước
  • I subscribed today. If I am gonna keep watching your videos, I guess its time to give in. Don't go telling people I am easy though! ( I ain't that kind of guy! )

    Varim KadasVarim Kadas21 giờ trước
  • The 2M looks so clean

    Kawehi CabuzelKawehi Cabuzel21 giờ trước
  • Im doing that apple pie map.

    Shee VangShee Vang22 giờ trước
  • I hope your apple pie is freakin' worth it!

    Sandrine BrasseurSandrine Brasseur22 giờ trước
  • "What did you pray for?" "The total destruction of Israel."

    ComicalComical22 giờ trước
  • Would it be too forward to ask you to marry me?

    Billy ButlerBilly Butler22 giờ trước
  • Sadly I'm allergic to apples

    Dustin HDustin HNgày trước
  • idk why horse meat is so looked down upon, its literally so fuckin good. I'd for me its even better then beef

    Mr. GrafMr. GrafNgày trước
  • apples?

    Yeetus da FetusYeetus da FetusNgày trước
  • you look like a bear lately.

    one reviewerone reviewerNgày trước
  • Apple pie and curry sounds very good to me 🍛🥧🍎

    Gwei TotoroGwei TotoroNgày trước
  • Deer meat tasting like fish? should it?

    Alan RobertsAlan RobertsNgày trước
  • Ryotaro subtly reducing Chris’ life

    limeonionlimeonionNgày trước
  • Could do with a steak and kidney pudding right now...

    Nippon StudioNippon StudioNgày trước
  • I want it all!! Are you going to do a visit to each prefecture in Tohoku? Could be a good series.

    eilrach299eilrach299Ngày trước
  • Please try to be nicer to Ryotaro, his face always seems a bit sad when you unleash the full force of British humor on his gentle Japanese soul :( It's hilarious but at the same time I can't help but think that Ryotaro doesn't really like it; i might be wrong, if so I apologize.

    bar10dr bar10drbar10dr bar10drNgày trước
  • Forget the pie and the bear, I want the cider 😍

    TheShadowChesireCatTheShadowChesireCatNgày trước
  • Chris: The deer, the boar, the bear, apples, which do you want to try? Me: EVERYTHING. Also I envisioned myself asking Denpoya-san 「りんごは一個持ってもいいですか?」

    IyaIyaNgày trước
  • That is one Wildest Cook pot. God Damn.

    Chip SkylerChip SkylerNgày trước
  • I just realized, that "aboard" is a pun with Chris Broad's name. A Broad, like one of the Broads in Japan.

    Zulik LangobaZulik LangobaNgày trước
  • You probably won’t see this but I have begun learning Japanese and I love your videos! Thanks for the content and inspiration!

    VixenXLVixenXLNgày trước
  • Hey! Chris where is the 2 Million special video?

    Sharang シャランガ BhattacharyaSharang シャランガ BhattacharyaNgày trước
  • The title should have been ryotaro stuffs me.......... with local dishes

    AlphaDan22AlphaDan22Ngày trước
  • Yang milih allah like yg Mili dajal hirawkan 1:39.........m.

    Saunders MitchellSaunders MitchellNgày trước
  • I want to try the wild deer from japan! I’ve had great venison in Wyoming! And elk is great too!

    trshxgod *trshxgod *Ngày trước
  • However, I learned from Shokugeki no Soma and Binging with Babish’s red dead redemption video....that bear meat is just awful and a real hassle to handle and cook (the smell, bacteria, etc) I don’t think it’s worth the bother

    Jinhunter SlayJinhunter SlayNgày trước
  • DEER BEAR BOAR!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Ink MageInk MageNgày trước
  • I want to see that short lived tour in Aomori.

    KittieXaBlazeKittieXaBlazeNgày trước
  • only 140 people attacked hells bells thats not much Let's Go out and have a Picnic

    stephanie kievaughanstephanie kievaughanNgày trước
  • That is the most perfect but most dry-looking apple pie I've ever seen in my life.

    LadyDerpsALot -LadyDerpsALot -Ngày trước
  • We need the Ryotaro remix in your Soundboard!

    Holzwurm _HDHolzwurm _HDNgày trước
  • Y’all can eat me raw 🤣

    Aaron FerrisAaron FerrisNgày trước
  • Take a shot each time they say aomori

    johana1johana1Ngày trước
  • i was watching the video and an ad came up surprising me and got rickrolled

    Owen McProOwen McProNgày trước
  • Living in Canada I’ve ate a lot of bear, deer, moose, etc... but bear usually just tastes like pork but sweeter and more fatty

    Ras FariRas FariNgày trước
  • PETA's ideal version: "Why Bears eat this Japanese Town"

    HazeHazeNgày trước
    • NOOOOO But yeah probably in their view

      Vaiyaktika Solar BeamVaiyaktika Solar Beam10 giờ trước
  • First and foremost, I want to try all the coffees! (#coffeeadict) Out of curiosity, I would try the hunter's plate. Is the meat gamey though?

    Leslie GarciaLeslie GarciaNgày trước
  • Russian part of Japan

    Yui BustamanteYui BustamanteNgày trước
  • i swear you look like the european kaji yuki or kaji yuki mixed with eren jäger

    Timer im GrinderTimer im Grinder2 ngày trước
  • Does Ryotoro just insert himself into everyones lives, how is he friends with everybody, impressive.

    LimePotatoLimePotato2 ngày trước
  • Love your channel!!!

    Mag noliaMag nolia2 ngày trước
    • Don’t listen to Him! It’s me!

      Bloody Propaganda Exposed!Bloody Propaganda Exposed!Ngày trước
  • If you kill Rissotoro in Aomori, wouldn't the life expectancy go up cause as we all know Rissotoro is 400+ years

    yasio boloyasio bolo2 ngày trước
  • Loved the video! It had such a calm feeling to it

    zega zegazega zega2 ngày trước
    • I would like to try the deer sashimi the most ngl

      yasio boloyasio bolo2 ngày trước
  • Hi Chris I hope you and everyone is well. Me and my partner enjoy watching your channel. I have all ways loved Japanese culture 😁. We would like to come over for our honeymoon and see friends in Japan hopefully when the covid situation gets better 😅. Our question is what food & drink can and can't you bring back from Japan to the UK??? Meny thanks stay safe 🙂. Laura E (York,UK)

    Laura ErrityLaura Errity2 ngày trước
  • I member there was a old Japanese movie that I loved as a kid about a old bear hunter...it was also called Matagi

    Simi822Simi8222 ngày trước
  • Kutchan-cho , Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, have you been here????? Our timeshare has 3 resorts where we can stay.

    Star GazerStar Gazer2 ngày trước
  • I lost it at the meat rap

    Sarah LiljestrandSarah Liljestrand2 ngày trước
  • An average life expectancy of 82 is still better what is in the UK which I think is about 75 😬

    Steve MannSteve Mann2 ngày trước
  • Hey now. Nagano has lots of great sake (originator of no. 7 yeast!) and apples now, so that's definitely not a factor 😉

    cjd29cjd292 ngày trước
  • We love your videos and how you get out and and see Japan while providing an awesome dialogue. We're getting ready to move to the UK and are trying to find the same sort of channel related to living in the United Kingdom. All we found are people sitting in their living rooms and droning on in front of the camera for a half an hour which is frustrating. Can you recommend anyone that does videos like yours about living abroad in the UK? Thanks.

    David DarisDavid Daris2 ngày trước
  • eating deer is pretty common in germany too

    Jean Pierre PolnareffJean Pierre Polnareff2 ngày trước
  • is taking the apples illegal

    Jean Pierre PolnareffJean Pierre Polnareff2 ngày trước
  • The curry!

    AndieAndie2 ngày trước
  • Dear Bear Boar sounds like the perfect meal

    UglyBoy DonkUglyBoy Donk2 ngày trước
  • What's the milkshakes you're drinking at the end?

    Martin DyeMartin Dye2 ngày trước
  • 🦌, 🐻, 🐗....Yetchaaa!

    WätSup B8tçhWätSup B8tçh2 ngày trước
  • for some reason ryotaro reminds me of ryuku from deathnote...

    boneheadbonehead2 ngày trước
  • This is literally the real "Black Bear Diner", I guess. Aomori is a hidden gem. There are museums (Towada Museum and Aomori Museum - That's where artist Yoshitomo Nara is from), Osamu Dazai Museum if you like Japanese literature, Shuji Terayama Museum if you are into Japanese avant-garde poetry. If you wanna talk to your dead Grandpa, you can go visit Osorezan to see a Shaman. Ultra crystal clear Towada Lake is also a great spot to visit. Needless to say, seafood there is AMAZING. BTW, Aomori isn't the only place you can get bear meat. It's called Gibier in French (local "wild game meat"), and you can still find some exotic food throughout the country. It's not that popular, but if you find one, you should definitely try dear, bear, boar, etc.

    AA2 ngày trước
  • I would like to try the deer sashimi the most ngl

    Bok Woon ChuaBok Woon Chua2 ngày trước
  • When the moon hits your eye like a big apple pie, thats Aomori

    D GD G2 ngày trước
    • Brilliant

      JmfirelordJmfirelordNgày trước
  • Delicious food my new Friend 👍🔔

    Soumya's KitchenSoumya's Kitchen2 ngày trước
  • Where I come from, they call all that uncooked food “bait”! 😂😂😂

    Drives & DetailsDrives & Details2 ngày trước
  • great video, next time I visit Japan I will visit amori! other question, do japnese people like to go to restaurant to eat european food like italian, german, english or french food?

    Chris88Chris882 ngày trước
  • Matagi, another thing that Golden Kamuy taught me. Most anime series are not true to the real world, but Golden Kamuy is really well researched and you can learn a lot of cool stuff about Hokkaido Ainu and hunting etc. Anyways, sreat video, as always. I'd like to try some of that meat one day, just to be able to say I did :D

    Cavi587Cavi5872 ngày trước
  • This is one of the best videos iv seen from the channel. Love this type of content !!!

    Rising OblivionRising Oblivion2 ngày trước
  • do a video on the ryukuan culture/languages

    Ed B.Ed B.2 ngày trước
  • Was it unBEARable?

    that one commenting gatoradethat one commenting gatorade2 ngày trước
  • Eating Bambi Raw...lmao

    Just AnubisJust Anubis2 ngày trước
  • i want to tried bear curry because of lovely complex and this video

    sami walterssami walters2 ngày trước
  • if only the bear as cute as nagaserete island kuma kuma

    jerky scientistjerky scientist2 ngày trước
  • 2Mil lets go! Congrats!

    Chip GeChip Ge2 ngày trước