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 Japan

    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.

    • J Hawkins
      J Hawkins

      Chris - really enjoyed this video of you and Pete rambling around in deep snow in Hokkaido. Hilarious commentary in many places, interesting content and really nice camera work, everything spot on! - you made my day & lifted my spirit so tyvm.

    • Joselynne C
      Joselynne C

      Not sure if you talked about this on one of you videos but would you mind talking about hanko? I saw this woman on tiktok talk about it. I asked her questions like can foreighners have them? What if you have a similar name? Can others ask to copy your hanko and commit identity fraud? Etc but she hasnt replied to my questions. I tried to do research. Either im doing it wrong or its no where in the internet because i cant find answers

    • Peter Milne
      Peter Milne

      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

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

    • genta terashichi
      genta terashichi

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

  • Raymond Chan
    Raymond Chan

    When I heard the name of the town at the beginning, that's exactly the pun I was thinking about 🤣🤣

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    Hannah Doris

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      Edwin Desmond

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      Robert Jameson

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  • Neil Jones
    Neil Jones

    The footage on this road trip is amazing.

  • Dennis Gursey
    Dennis Gursey

    There's something so moving about the Buddha statue. I would probably look at it for hours

  • ShadowFrank1987

    is there a city where the rent doesnt cost an arm for me and my girlfriend ? i want a separate house the other and also a backyard. mooving from Québec will be a long way

  • Skyslimit Cosplays
    Skyslimit Cosplays

    Could u maybe do a video in Kawasaki, I really want to move there!

  • Adam Alkishawi
    Adam Alkishawi

    Japan has always been on my bucket list, beautiful country and beautiful culture, I want to go there somewhere.

  • Adam Alkishawi
    Adam Alkishawi

    I wouldn't call that "brick" my friend, that was cinder block.

  • Don Chen
    Don Chen

    ok ive gotta say this im a bit dissapointed when Pete asked chris whats the most impressive thing bout the trip and Chris didnt answer: "WAKANNAI" lmao

  • Thomas M.
    Thomas M.

    A journey consisting just of you, you, you. No need to leave your living room to do something like that. There is a world out there. There are people. Travelling and showing just you, you, you is strange.

  • michaelsfoong

    Great video indeed, Chris. Would like to see even more esoteric places on Hokkaido island featured in future videos....it's my fav island in Japan. Places like Furano and some other outlying towns. Keep up the great job - excellent content and superb interactions between yourself and your guests!

  • AJ Fulco
    AJ Fulco

    Please invite Pete back for more travels! He's great!

  • Peace

    Well that was a trip

  • toyama307

    Did you start the current covid surge up in hokkaido?? haha

  • Clifford Cortes.
    Clifford Cortes.

    Thank you for making this documentary at a seasonally timely manner. Love the banters and the shots. Perfect!

  • Kurt N
    Kurt N

    Not "Ah"taru, it's "Oh"taru. Nor "Fu-rano", it's "Fur-Ano". Sorry, you drove me to it... Went there pretty regularly

  • Hrafnaguð

    long k vs long n, is easy

  • Nic Jansen
    Nic Jansen

    saw that coming, that's a thing natsuki'd say and an american'd be confused :P

  • falvalisious

    I didn't know Chris was friends with Christian Slater

  • Lanni Fincoris
    Lanni Fincoris

    But yes! Please got to the south, the east and the west! Pleeeease!

  • Lanni Fincoris
    Lanni Fincoris

    Oh! A Buddah with a moustache!

  • Just Jordan
    Just Jordan

    Hokeido , must be the Village of Hokages :)

  • CTerence

    "Beyond that it's just nothingness, the sea... and Russia" So just nothingness then

  • ERR Win
    ERR Win

    This was beautiful!

  • Helman.

    the drone shot is very nice

  • connor olney
    connor olney

    Kansas is literally nowhere

  • Nico

    If what happened in this video is all planned I really appreciate the thought you put into it. I mean, it can't be all coincidence lol. I really love it. I really like the images and landscapes, a voiceless version with just artistic imagery, like Chris know how to make, would be amazing!!

  • Rob

    Watched a livestream of someone visiting Cape Soya. It was July or August and... it looked pretty much the same minus the snow cover. Still grey, windy, and cold. It's not a nice place to stay more than a few hours.

  • CrimsonFlower

    Now Chris need's to take Natsuki to Wakkanai

  • Matt Cameron
    Matt Cameron

    what was with that creepy ass Dalek in the brick hotel!?

  • Rick Joyce
    Rick Joyce

    Absolutely loved the video shot in this, but hoooo boy this all felt super-forced and your American friend isn't nearly as funny as he thinks he is. (I say this as an American myself, who spent many summers on a farm in Kansas with my grandparents.) Please don't feature him too much in the future.

  • Tom K
    Tom K

    Great watch Chris - would be cool to see Pete on future videos


    Loved it...japan as never seen before

  • Michael John Little
    Michael John Little

    19:56....But do realised you. are not in Kansas anymore.... svsoft.info/award/Z6S0oHiMq5eux2Q/video.html

  • frozenpixie

    I loved the contrast of Pete's American enthusiasm and Chris' dry English sarcasm. Also, Pete's impersonation of Chris was spot on!

  • Morty Meiboom
    Morty Meiboom

    You will never let go of your youthful notions that pirates are cool, will you?

  • Graplesyrup

    Pete is awesome. Reminds me of.... ME!

  • Cristina Lexy Reef Tank
    Cristina Lexy Reef Tank

    Great video,keep it up!🎹

  • Trey Dean
    Trey Dean

    You need him on more. He's fucking hilarious 😆😂

  • MrSvlad

    Englishmen, find an American friend. Yanks, seek the company of Brits. You all share a language (well, just about) but the nuanced cultural differences will force you both to think differently. Bonus points for touring Japan together.

  • NewOldObsession

    I love this pairing so much, the HUMOR. I CANT.

  • Wayne Jones
    Wayne Jones

    I died when Natsuki said "No no, I said Wakanai - I don't remember" 😂😂💀💀

  • Gerald Shields
    Gerald Shields

    @Abroad in Japan 寒いですね?

  • Aukami

    what is he saying at 9:42 ? My little day? I don't get it xD lmao

  • Paddok sa
    Paddok sa

    i got to ask you do you know Nobita from japan

  • Dee Rush
    Dee Rush

    This was a lot of fun. Also, Chris and Pete make a great screen team. Two thumbs up!

  • Cham INSP
    Cham INSP

    I really like to see new faces on this channel ?!

  • Duke of Judea
    Duke of Judea

    This was very fun to watch. I hope to see alot more videos like this and with pete.

  • 66guidos

    Another friend called Pete? What is this, apete in japan!?

  • Roberto d El Fraser
    Roberto d El Fraser

    Enjoyable thank you

  • Will B
    Will B

    I loved this so much, thank you man

  • GOGOgomes

    If the american it's complaining about the beer quality you know you got yourself a trouble

  • Wes D
    Wes D

    I enjoyed this video with Pete, a fellow Kansas kid. If he ever comes back home to visit I will buy him a Boulevard of his choice. Well done

  • Custard pup
    Custard pup

    I looooove Pete's personality. He's so bubbly it's such a joy to watch

  • Hassan Batayneh
    Hassan Batayneh

    Andou and Ando are my trigger words

  • J Chan
    J Chan

    I lived in Hakodate almost a decade ago. Back then, the shops would clear their entry ways and throw the snow on to the roads. Where cars would drive over it and pack it down. I didn't have a car, so I walked on those slippery roads. I wonder if it's still like that.

  • SinisterMD

    As a Kansan, I can assure you it gets cold here and we do drive in snow. Not often...but it does happen.

  • Karen Tierney
    Karen Tierney

    Wow, the video quality and aerial views are beautiful. And great editing. It's amazing to see how your videos have improved. This is better than travel shows I have to pay to see.

  • Bobble Hat
    Bobble Hat

    During full winter dormancy, lavender limbs can appear dead when they are not.

  • Rame Nitsuga
    Rame Nitsuga

    Why does this duo feel like a dog-cat relationship? Chris is the cat, duh.

  • Willybear7575

    If you could tell Pete to stop trying so hard that would be great.

  • zushiba

    This was fantastic you guys have great chemistry.

  • Mike G
    Mike G

    More Pete please

  • Heather Cloud
    Heather Cloud

    Kansas?? Finland maybe or Sweden cabin. Are there Scandinavian people in Kansas? Where's the sauna?

  • Nathaniel Thomas
    Nathaniel Thomas

    Magical lol

  • LunaPhotography

    4:00 LOL That's a light dusting of snow for a Canadian from the East Coast. :P We've had snow high enough to fully cover 2-3 story houses here in the Maritimes. :)

  • Maximilian Wimmer
    Maximilian Wimmer

    Maybe that's how the town got its name, similar to the story with the name for Kanguru? Russian traders come in and ask japanese locals "What is name of town?" Japanese locals reply "This one? I don't know, mate"


    pete is the most american american I've seen

  • Gary D
    Gary D

    Pete, the only American on Cool Japan that didn't make me think, "Where the hell did you find this awful representation of an American"

  • pvkat1982

    I just got really excited hearing Kansas mentioned and seeing a Royals hat.

  • jadon joshua
    jadon joshua

    After all these fake Englands in Japan, Natsuki really needs to see your real hometown

  • ZoSoArt

    Sorry Pete, nothing is better than food

  • Li li
    Li li

    Didn't know I needed your friend in these trips, lovely friend

  • Dacian Grada
    Dacian Grada

    now this was a journey! loved it

  • mytimetravellingdog

    Copying Ryotoro's video's now Chris? What has it come to?

  • Val Lopez
    Val Lopez

    I don't get why China and Japan have to have recreations of other parts of the world hahaha

  • JAM 4242564
    JAM 4242564

    Umm ... I've seen that "hello bear " mug in daiso btw it has a polar bear

  • David Eisenhart
    David Eisenhart

    Pete is a straight up mood, I love him!

  • Evan Grey
    Evan Grey

    Those night time shots were awesome. Only making me want to visit Japan more and more. Damn you chris

  • Mastersoniczachm

    I L o ve this video.

  • Caliber Cross
    Caliber Cross

    Literally can't tell of the twist was scripted or legit xD Either way, what a joy this video was

  • Jaywye


  • Cem Altıner
    Cem Altıner

    wakkanai forever???? ba dum tss

  • Pratik Ravate
    Pratik Ravate

    Fav one so far

  • Stefan Schleps
    Stefan Schleps

    I want to live in Hoakkaido. Because blizzards are cool. Snow is life. Thanks mate.

  • RobBroderick44

    4:40 Kansas band : am I a joke to you ?!

  • ザム「Zam」

    What the hell are you doing at the northern most part of Japan? Wakkanai (It sounds like "wakanai" which in Japanese means "I don't know")

  • Toopz ‘
    Toopz ‘

    woah im the 70.000th like, pretty cool

  • ᚴᚱᛁᚴᛅᚱᛅᚾ ᛅᚢ ᚾᚬᚱᛏᛅᚾ
    ᚴᚱᛁᚴᛅᚱᛅᚾ ᛅᚢ ᚾᚬᚱᛏᛅᚾ

    Bah! Looks like southern Sweden.

  • Chum Bucket
    Chum Bucket

    fricken LOVELY editing, cozy ass atmosphere, dudes thumbs UPPPPP!!!!!

  • Nathan Wood
    Nathan Wood

    I think that the real bear mug is the friendships forged along the way.

  • Wapamup


  • wabush01

    Thanks to Pete for making a fellow Kanasian proud!

  • John Wolf2
    John Wolf2

    You didn't name the Inn at Otaru! Damnit....

    • dcoog anml
      dcoog anml

      I never knew the north of Japan looked like that. Some of those places and towns are absolutely beautiful.

  • xintoki

    Wow i loved this

  • Mike Williams
    Mike Williams

    Hello fellow Kansan!

  • Kenneth Roy Beduya
    Kenneth Roy Beduya

    chris, this might be selfish of me, but please do another journey across japan series cause that what made me visit your channel everyday, also its quite fun seeing weird stores, creepy statues, and your hard working british body haha, anyways please do another series.

  • Ken Murillo
    Ken Murillo

    great video guys!

  • Hugh M.
    Hugh M.