What $250 Buys You at a Japanese Hot Spring Inn

Joylandi 28-Fev, 2021
A stunning Japanese inn so large you get a self-driving cart, a sake brewery that encourages you to drink in a forest, and pork Tonkatsu so delicious it's criminal. We head off to the region of Gunma to celebrate to 2m subscribers, while Ryotaro spends the entire time trying to convince me, he's singlehandedly the architect behind any success the Abroad in Japan channel has ever had.
Our journey through Gunma took us to incredible breweries. You can find the full list of places we visited here!
🥩Tonkatsu Tomita
🍶Nagai Brewery
🍶Otone Brewery
♨️Yutorian Kawaba Onsen
Tours of the Local Area
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  • NOTIFICATION SQUAD: Don't deny it. You wanted to see Ryotaro get run over by the patronisingly slow self-driving cart as much as I did. A MASSIVE thank you to you all for tuning into the Abroad in Japan channel - whether you're new here and are still wondering who the hell we are, or have been watching since the dawn of time (which is 2012). I never thought we'd make it this far and I'm hoping we can do something extra special in 2021! Bring on some serious "pork tactics." (Seriously though, how does Ryotaro invent these phrases?!).

    • Congrats vor 2M

    • Can you come back please

    • not a pork tactic but if you give a gun to the pork you get tactical pork

    • Chris i have a question . You mentioned that you had an japanese girlfriend now ex .how did you find dating in japan to be different from western culture dates . What are key differences and how does a lady expect to be treated on a date and such? Also i love your content you make me very happy in these gloomy days. thank you very much!

    • I always want to be a broad.

  • What I want to know is...where did Risottoro learn the word "Innit"

  • 12:22 love the voice crack.

  • When will Ryotaro be inducted as one of the Japanese national treasures?

  • Legit just the lads vibing in the snow forest while enjoying beverages

  • You two guys are hilarious together. I'm a tonkatsu fanatic. Also curry rice.

  • Congrats on 2m! Someone get the alcohol away from Ryotaro.

  • Chris Board is so cute, but I don't wanna say the word 'cute' because it goes very much against his character.

  • Water people are envious

  • 5:35 me when the new ATOT comes out

  • Chris begins to sound a lot like Jeremy Clarkson

  • Congrats on 2 million subscribers! You and your friends are so charismatic and funny you could make any country look incredible, and you have inspired me and so many people to want to visit Japan someday. Thanks for all the great videos!

  • You can see that Chris has an immature, yet sophisticated mind from the "pork tactics" part lol

  • lol Chris teasing Ryotaro while he was drunk gave me life

  • Being Chris Board is still better than being Card Board, js. Always keep the porking for the end, that's my pork tactics !

  • The voice of the hot sake gentleman is very deep but so gentle, is amazing!

  • Chris and Ryotaro sitting with dominant arms knocking during dinner once again, after they already wished they thought that through better earlier at lunch 😚👌

  • I really enjoy the places you two go to!!

  • Very Father Ted to get run over by the world's slowest golf cart 🤣🤣

  • I really like these movies. Wanting to go back to visit Japan again. With Ryotaro and natsuki in them it's always so much fun. Congrats on the 2M subs.

  • I need someone to take me to all the spooky places when I hit a mil

  • 16:28 Chris BOARD 😂😂😂 Oh my lord

  • Drinking game: take a shot every time Chris mentions getting drunk in a forest (works best if you do it while also in a forest)

  • kanpai, hehe

  • What savagery is this, drinking wheat beer (Weizen) directly from the bottle?

  • Congratulations 🥳 for 2 million subscribers

  • 10:33 You're finally awake

  • He is going to outlive us all!

  • This is the worst video ever about Japan. It felt like to drunks without imagination chit chatting about nothing. The hole enterprise was without any relevant research including information about what was included in the $250 cost. What about the food, sake tasting, spring trip etc. Was there any tipping involved to the staff? One has to be really mediocre and brainless to follow this guy. I've wasted my time listening to bar talk about nothing. Stay away from "Abroad in Japan." There are many quality videos about Japan on UZfire.

  • Drunk Ryotaro is hilariously adorable!!!

  • 16:29 *Chris Board*

  • Would've liked to know more about the different Saki's but that's probably being edited for another video. You sneaky bastard. Nah everything about this video was really good but was a bit confused on who Ryotaro was talking to the whole video at first. Never seen that bloke before.

  • Mister who is Abroad, I'd like to ask: How is it, that you and Ryotaro are able to exchange offensive jokes which in western culture are usually the norm among friends however japanese people may find them rude?

  • Drunk in Japan

  • The “Pork Tactics” were definitely the best thing....besides the in-room onsen. 😉

  • Was it just me, or was this entire video just 20 minutes of Chris bullying Ryotaro? 😂

  • 6:57 I had no idea you are lefty! "Welcome" to the club. The most creative people (than right handed)...allegedly

  • rytaro sugar daddy :D

  • youre doing great!

  • Congrats

  • Happy Ending!

  • the food always looks so tasty :D and that water really was so clear XD

  • Nothing over a good Weizen!

  • Lol the way the sake guy fake drinks from his cup the water my dude doesn’t even believe in his own stuff.

  • When it comes to pouring someone's drink, Chris doesn't know the meaning of "stop." CDawgVA learned that the hard way in his recent video with Chris. The dude's a mad man. Joking aside, congrats on 2 mil.

  • 20 seconds in and I'm already holding my lungs in place xD this fffoocking guy!

  • I see no one talking about how absolutely silky smooth the voice of the brewer was at 8:39

  • 丹波篠山も取材して欲しいです!

  • 是非京都の美山も取材してください! Please visit MIYAMA in Kyoto next.

  • Chris Board lol

  • I'll give the foodfeast a stiff upper lip.

  • Hesitation is defeat

  • Ryotaro is the real star of the show ! :) Chris is the filming man

  • Damn thats an epic inn.

  • Agree with the pork tactics. I do that too!

  • Even after pointing out they should change their seating because they keep bumping elbows the proceed to sit the exact same way the next meal 😂🤦

  • As a Londoner, I absolutely love Risottoro; he’s bloody hilarious. Innit.

  • Congratulations 🍾 🥂🍻 Well deserved 👏🏻👍🏻

  • 14:30 so uh, why does it appear that you happen to be wearing the same shirt?

  • The sake part looks fun

  • Can we get a Ryotaro documentary?

  • Chris is left handed?

  • I'm absolutely here for Ryotaro

  • “That’s a Tengu”

  • Gotta love Ryotaro

  • Chris: *wakes up* Ryotaro: Hey, you. You’re finally awake.

  • Chris Bored 😂 Congrats on 2 mil !

  • Did you ever do a bike trip through japan. I've been thinking about doing it for a while but i really have no clue how to even start it.

  • Man you have no idea how happy i get when i see that you posted a video

  • 👺

  • So is Ryotaro from Leeds or?

  • Now that you’ve hit 2M subs - do you think you could afford a sense of style? Love you tho

  • Excellent video Chris. Love your work, and belated congratulations on 2 million subscribers!

  • Maybe it's that I love listening to native speakers talk in their own language but I wish that the interviews were mainly in Japanese, especially since Chris knows Japanese! Yes, when speaking to us, switch it back to English, but other then that, keep it Japanese, I'll gladly read the subtitles. Besides you can see that they become more comfortable and open when they hear their own language, just like anyone else would.

  • i love how in america, $250 is about average for a hotel room, and you get a basic continental breakfast and that's it, meanwhile in japan 250 bucks gets you what you would normally have to pay at least 500-600 for, per night. it's insane.

    • It seems like japan is all around cheaper than the us in terms of visiting but not necessarily living

  • That Tonkatsu looks godly, I felt legitimately jealous watching you eat it.

  • Dear Chris I really enjoy fine cigars do you think you could do a video on a Japanese cigar lounge one day I think it'd be pretty interesting.

  • yay, Congrats!!!

  • Fantastic as always Chris!

  • Ryotaro is the best

  • Your rly living the life. I could only dream of going to Japan one day. And my god Ryotaro is such a wholesome person. We would make great friends. Anyway thx for the amazing content your providin us with. keep it up

  • I would enjoy looking at a video of Chris thanking Ryotaro after all that roasting, I feel bad for him, he feels like a genuine friend :')

  • Congrats on your 2MM subscribers! I really enjoy your videos.

  • Ryotaro is hilarious with a sake buzz.



  • So why cant Ryotaro drink?

  • I love you Ryotaro! I really enjoy every video that you are in! You are very fun and have a lovely vibe. Keep it up and I hope to see a lot more of you with Chris this year! Congratulations Chris on hitting 2.1 million! Here's to 3 mil! I am glad to have stumbled on your channel, which I don't even really remember how, but nevertheless, I wish you the very best and hope you keep going strong!

  • I like Ryotaro, but honestly me and the other 1.5 Mil subscribers are here thanks to Natsuki

  • So i wanted to ask you. How did you learn japanese and how long did it take you? I absolutely love the japanese culture and i really want to visit it one day. But for that i want to learn japanese and therefore i thought i might aswell ask you :D Great video as always and I'm hoping for a response! Greetings from switzerland

  • OMO FINALLY FRO 2.09M to 2.1M!!!

  • Drunktaro carried the vid

  • You should collab with the sidemen post covid and take them on a journey across Japan

  • they going to have a hangover

  • Truly enjoy these videos, love seeing you guys together (as a Brit who lives elsewhere, I hope you guys genuinely have decoded your senses of humor and get along alright), the last 4 or so years where I've been watching have really whet my appetite for visiting Japan and jumpstarted my language learning and respect for other cultures. Good on ya, Chris. Don't stop - not yet at least.

  • Real talk, Ryotaro's videos are great. Go watch them.

  • Watching you drink water fresh from a stream without filtering it is surreal. You could never do that in the US, so much (most maybe?) of our waterways are polluted by something.

  • 2 Million Subs... Yep it's Ryotaro!!

  • I visited Japan just before all the covid stuff got crazy and visited a hot spring inn. I didn't drink while there, but it was still a pretty nice experience.

  • its creepy innit