Visiting Japan: 5 Reasons Why It’ll Be Awesome

By | February 27, 2020

To people living outside of Asia, Japan can often seem like a bit of an effort to actually get to After all a 3 week trip to Japan for a family of four
could probably bankrupt a sultan So it’s the case of many people who want to come to Japan, but they just need that final push to get here So today I want to give you 5 reasons to come to Japan And who knows sometime in the near future your pale jet-lagged face may pass through the gates here at Narita Airport Let’s Vitamin! Japanese Marketing
is something I often feel is overlooked Because regardless of whether
it’s Tv Commercials, products or billboards They offer a great insight into
the Japanese way of thinking and surround every minute of every day of your time in Japan After all, having just arrived in Tokyo
and strained your neck looking after billions of billboards dotted across the Tokyo skyline You’ll stumble down a street and have your ears assaulted by more commercials And then you will crash out in your Hotel room switch on the TV and be confronted by an advert for a USB stick with superior lighter functionality Now drugs are very much illegal in Japan But to be honest, commercials like this
more than make up for that This feeling of positivity
that Japanese marketing sprays out like a utopian fountain Just the other day I went to the convenient store
to buy some Red Bull and just some salted potato chips and came back with a can of Samuride and a pack of Happy Happy Chicken Potato Chips Literally pronounced in Japanese, Happy Chicken Now in the UK we don’t have Happy Chicken flavored Potato Chips We don’t have Happy Chicken flavored at all We just have Chicken Flavor Ambiguous Chicken But I feel happy that before the chicken met its demise it was nonetheless a Happy Chicken and so I feel good about myself when I eat them But because most products in Japan have some English written on them Even though they are marketed to the 98% of the population who are Japanese many of whom don’t speak English You get a neverending supply of
fantasticly named products For example Pocari Sweat, the energy sports drink or the Green Tea called The Pungency But this extends to bands as well who use English because they think it sounds cool After all just the other day I walked past
a poster for a rap concert being headlined by Trailers Trash and with supporting acts from High-Bridge and Brownshit I’ll probably avoid that album artwork It’s not something you want to see Karaoke probably doesn’t require an introduction if you’re one of these people who dream of singing in front of
drunken cheering Japanese salarymen Then your dreams are absolutely achievable And if like me you’re interested
in either 80’s music or linguistics you’ll find unique interpretations of English songs can actually lead to the discovery of new languages and new dialects And if you listen really closely you can sometimes hear conspiracy theories about Lebanon But they provide the perfect atmosphere for the culmination of a drunken night out The only thing you need to be careful of is who you take with you. Otherwise, this happens: Now in most parts of the world to sing at this level would be considered
a crime agaisnt humanity but in Japan, everybody sings, everybody gets involved and everybody has fun, unfortunately So if you are in Japan even just for a few days you can have a good time with friends or random people at Karaoke and if you are in a Major city,
there are also Themed-Bars, for example: Capcom Themed Bar the Lockup, where you actually get lockedup in a cell through the duration of your meal and my personal favorite: Robot Restaurant where for 45 minutes
you sit in a chair and question your own sanity where 6 million women riding a variety of vehicles race around this tiny room and dangle from a mind-fuck merry-go-round mounted to the roof or the ceiling and they go round and round and make your brain just crash but for all the right reasons Wow look at that! It’s a brand new Burger King! Japan has been known
to suffer from Galapagos Effect where products and customs are developed independant from the rest of the world and this has led to many of Japan’s unique Product aimed specifically at a domestic market For example over 10 years ago Japanese mobile phones were the first to have television and cameras built in And Japan has a whole
different type of car called the K-Car specifically designed for
narrower roads and shorter distances Fast-food companies as well have some pretty cool variants specifically for Japanese people Such as the McDonald’s Premium Burgers
wrapped up like iPods or the KFC Premium Christmas Menu where despite the cost of about 7000 yens its still the most popular time of the year
for KFC in Japan Even holidays like Valentine’s Day
have subtle cultural differences For example, on February the 14th for Valentine’s Day Girls give boys presents and then a month later on a day called White Day, on March 14th the boys return the gift to the girl Happy White Day! And it’s said that the returning gift from the boy should be about three times the value Or as I like to think of it Three times the disappointment Post-it notes! So what you can do on the Post-it note, you can write anything you want, then, when you’re done you can stick it! Good British boyfriend! No! Fucking British boyfriend! There are also many opportunities
to be at one with the animals If you like Cats there are Cat Cafes of course Cat windows and even a Cat Island where you can be overwhelmed
by hundreds of friendly cats Careful!! And wonder what the hells going on Ooooh not my coat! And then in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan there are deers who will walk up to you and bow for food And it’s a beautiful thing But if they don’t get what they want,
they will fuck you up And will eat your face So if you like cats or deers This is the place to be! To the eyes of Japanese people, a lot of foreign food particularly British food is considered worst than rabbies and when you see the craftsmenship,
precision and discipline that goes into making
traditional Japanese dishes such as sushi or ramen you see why! And it is no surprise that last year Japanese food was given Unesco World Heritage Status In fact if you’ve never been to Japan you may’ve never had real Japanese food My own favorite dish is Ramen comes in many flavors it’s amazing! Which is of a soup with noodles and usually some meat in and some vegetables and it is amazing! Just be careful as it is dangerously addictive you think……of Japanese culture? It’s good! If you ever come to Japan, one thing is guaranteed and that is excellent hospitality Eccentric individuals And the friendliest people you probably ever met And many of my fondest memories are with strangers
I met whilst traveling around Japan For example on New Year’s Eve back in 2012 a friend and I went to Nagano and we had no plans,
we didn’t know what we were gonna do on NY’s Eve Then we went to a SevenEleven and we just got talking with two Japanese guys who were there and they invited us to go with them to various clubs and bars around Nagano and it was a fantastic, a memorable NY’s Eve Even if I was bought never-ending quantities of tequila and was violently sick in the nightclub But it also made the start of the year
and was one of my fondest memories not the..sick..the other bit And if you come to Japan hopefully you too will return with many stories of the cool people you met with and partied along the way So I hope that convinced you
or persuaded you to come to Japan and yeah, look forward to seeing you soon! I’ll be waiting right here! I won’t!

100 thoughts on “Visiting Japan: 5 Reasons Why It’ll Be Awesome

  1. Souless Deeds Post author

    Him talking about British food. I was in L
    Kosovo and I saw over there my first British chowhall. At first we were thinking it would be great to pop in and try the food. But a bunch of fellow American soldiers were near by and you never saw so many strangers rush to your aid to stop you from making a mistake lol. Needless to say I didn't test my luck that day. And later the wind changed direction and we could smell what was being cooked. It didn't smell good.

  2. Fnerby Shnerb Post author

    In case you wanted to watch that USB advert forever

  3. agylub Post author

    Just came back after 2 weeks there. First trip. Life changing. Outstanding.

  4. alex carter Post author

    Talking about Galapagos Effect, I once had a palm-sized IBM (Japan) ThinkPad computer. IBM (Japan) did a lot of unique machines for the Japanese market. I wish I still had it, actually. It wasn't good for much except playing this weird game that I forget how it went, but it was very, very kawaii.

    The key to going to Japan is, get someone else to pay for it. US Army, US Olympic Committee, doesn't matter.

  5. Easy Chinese Learning with VitaMing Post author

    How do you get others to agree filimg? I am trying to make something in Chinese yet I am afraid that people I know will not like it and think its weird filming them eating

  6. オークガブリエル Post author

    Locked up Bar because they won't let you out until you pay up… Japanese are geniuses when it comes to milking people of their money.

  7. Martin Carter Post author

    I’m visiting Tokyo on 13 September to play tournament Bridge . My second visit . Recently subscribed to your Channel and am
    Impressed by the humor , content and quirky Japanese culture . Keep it weird and less stuff about your weight , appearance and personal problems ( which seem trivial compared to mine ! )

  8. Nikki Notes Post author

    Wait for valentines and white day. What about gay/lesbian couples😂?

  9. saorin s. Post author


  10. Grimmjg Productions Post author

    Headlined by trailer trash , high bridge , and Brown Shit 😂😂

  11. Grimmjg Productions Post author

    A lot of foreign food, particularly british food is considered worse than… Rabies 😂😂😂I’m actually dead

  12. Sven V Post author

    conspiracy theories about lebanon that killed me

  13. Laye chka Post author

    Honestly… the clickbait picture is a shame.

  14. Kiren_Lataquin Post author

    6:19 now I know how to stay single in japan.

  15. John Flemings Post author

    TrailersTrash, BrownShit, and Post It Notes…genius. But, couldn't I do those things at home?

  16. thecultofteak Post author

    Did you catch Eric Repair arriving in Japan at the beginning of your vid?!?

  17. ibrahim al-qatami Post author

    for me I would've thoroughly enjoyed the wackenis of it all 😁😁😁😁😁😀😁

  18. Sorenmine Post author

    Imagine a gang of deers, slowly approaching you as they all bow in sync.

  19. R4IN Xs Post author

    What the fuck you actually did that with the post-it notes?! What an absolute madlad!

  20. EddTheBob ! Post author

    Cat cafes are great go to one but not a really popular one but a hole-in-The-wall one those are cozy and the cats are energetic

  21. Jason Jennings Post author

    I would agree with the friendliest people comment… unless you are US Navy in Sasebo. then everywhere is members only. Although I have to admit there are a bunch of Hooligans in the US Navy.

  22. 猫大好き Post author


  23. Darkness Nighthingale Post author

    If you think British food is worse than rabies. Oh boy, wait till you go visit the US.

  24. SteveO Post author

    I waited in that spot for over 2 hours and you never turned up 🙁 not a good start to my 11 trip to Japan.

  25. One Two Post author

    I researched to the thumbnail for like 2 minutes and then I was done.

  26. Nufarella Post author

    You met people in Nagano that invited you out, based on the fact you are fluent Japanese speaker…. 😅

  27. Simpson Post author

    return 3 times the value?! gone is the magic of valentines day in japan

  28. Chip Post author

    Watching every abroad in japan video until I slowly go crazy: episode 11

  29. Xavier Martinez Post author

    I was going to ask that you're in Japan if you can find any Hispanic culture that's available

  30. Bombsquad85 Post author

    And I always wondered if the post it note story was true.

    Yes it was :3

  31. Jessie Carty Post author

    I've been to Japan twice but it has been a long time now. I really hope I get to come back!

  32. stop boku Post author

    High bridge = 高橋

  33. Silly Billy Post author

    Everyone knows this got views cos of the tits in the thumbnail

  34. Shrijan Dangol Post author

    So this is the girl you gave the post it notes to lol

  35. Lord Sesshomaru Post author

    So this is a comment many years late, but ive been to Japan and like karaoke, however i only found the private room studios. Do you know where in Japan i could find a public forum? As i am more used to singing in front of people. Weather you are able to answer or not, i love your channel and look forward to see future videos!

  36. Fehroh Post author

    "5 reasons to visit Japan!"
    shows big titted ladies in thumbnail

  37. komo Post author

    My favorite part of this is when he explains ramen lol, I think everyone who has been a student knows ramen very well

  38. N.F.A Post author

    Well in Japan everyone has fun and sings… unfortunately 😂

  39. TopKingNZ Post author

    Heard you bring up the post it note present so many times, and I still can't believe you did that

  40. 納豆バード Post author


  41. Lavaris Post author

    I live in Germany and the deers in the nearby forest run like hell instead of bowing…
    I want to go to japan.

  42. Melissa Horn Post author

    My great Uncle Scott was a POW during WW2. He was piloting a bomber plane and was shot down, parachuted out and was found hiding under his parachute. Almost 2 years later, he came home. He was forced to endure in humane living circumstances, and weighed 100 lbs, but survived and did not hold a grudge. He returned to Japan in order to forgive, at the age of 95, during 2016. I’m going to Japan in a few weeks!

  43. suggon Post author

    OMG, Japan is like, sooo moisty 🤮


  44. Scott Larson Post author

    5:07 "wow look at that, its a brand new Burger King"
    I died

  45. Norris Blanford III Post author

    I loved this video!

    I can’t wait to visit Japan, and maybe settle out there one day. 👍🏼😊🇯🇵

  46. コスイネン Post author


  47. KingSlimjeezy Post author

    7:10 "if you like cats or deer, this is the place to be"
    I'm sold

  48. 岡崎愛弓 Post author

    “Everybody has fan, unfortunately “www

  49. Stormy Davis Post author

    The more I watch your videos the more I find you ANNOYING as you waste SO much time with your failed attempt at humor, and NOT helpful at all, just sayin

  50. Link Of Kalos Post author

    "5 reasons why it'll be awesome"

    >Tits in the thumbnail

    3 reasons to go.

  51. Ember James Lightwood Post author

    Ive wanted to go to Japan for years. I just have to save up 3k. But I think it'll be so worth it

  52. Joshua Hardin Post author

    I fuckin love cats. Deer are cool too. Dammit why did i have to be born in america?!?

  53. thomas blofield Post author

    This has only just popped up in my recommended now

  54. EgadtheEgan Post author

    Oh…you recorded the post it note thing…I thought that was a private incident or inside joke…but no, there it is. Angry Japanese Girlfriend…I'm surprised you were allowed to live.

  55. Ewan Prosser Post author

    I love the idea of karaoke where everyone gives their heart into it. Sure we have that back in the UK but it's always in an open area in a pub for the amusement of others, just feels like social suicide.

  56. Dylan Angel Post author

    Americans really don't get British humor, so I believe Japanese REALLY don't get British Humor. That post-it note gift was fucking hilarious!


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