Why This Japanese Town Eats BEARS

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 Japan7 күн мурун
    • Surprised Chris has never had venison in the UK. (Deer) Plenty of Gastro pubs serve it.

      oocaresoocares3 саат мурун
    • The Bear and the Curry.

      pierre853pierre85321 саат мурун
    • I'd eat the bear. I love steaks so the bear seems like the best one for me.

      DwayneDwayneКүн мурун
    • dude where can I download your sound effects? It's pretty awesome!

      Bernard BlancaflorBernard BlancaflorКүн мурун
    • def the apple pie! If you don't do it I will somehow get that map, analyze it, learn it by heart and eat every pie on it!! This seems appropriate for 2021.

      Jen PolarJen Polar2 күн мурун
  • Loved the video! It had such a calm feeling to it

    zega zegazega zegaСаат мурун
  • 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 саат мурун
  • 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 саат мурун
  • Kutchan-cho , Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, have you been here????? Our timeshare has 3 resorts where we can stay.

    Star GazerStar Gazer2 саат мурун
  • I lost it at the meat rap

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

    Steve MannSteve Mann3 саат мурун
  • Hey now. Nagano has lots of great sake (originator of no. 7 yeast!) and apples now, so that's definitely not a factor 😉

    cjd29cjd293 саат мурун
  • 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 Daris4 саат мурун
  • eating deer is pretty common in germany too

    Jean Pierre PolnareffJean Pierre Polnareff4 саат мурун
  • is taking the apples illegal

    Jean Pierre PolnareffJean Pierre Polnareff4 саат мурун
  • The curry!

    AndieAndie5 саат мурун
  • Dear Bear Boar sounds like the perfect meal

    UglyBoy DonkUglyBoy Donk5 саат мурун
  • What's the milkshakes you're drinking at the end?

    Martin DyeMartin Dye5 саат мурун
  • 🦌, 🐻, 🐗....Yetchaaa!

    WätSup B8tçhWätSup B8tçh5 саат мурун
  • for some reason ryotaro reminds me of ryuku from deathnote...

    boneheadbonehead5 саат мурун
  • 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.

    AA6 саат мурун
  • I would like to try the deer sashimi the most ngl

    Bok Woon ChuaBok Woon Chua7 саат мурун
  • When the moon hits your eye like a big apple pie, thats Aomori

    D GD G8 саат мурун
  • Delicious food my new Friend 👍🔔

    Soumya's KitchenSoumya's Kitchen8 саат мурун
  • Where I come from, they call all that uncooked food “bait”! 😂😂😂

    Drives & DetailsDrives & Details9 саат мурун
  • 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?

    Chris88Chris8810 саат мурун
  • 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

    Cavi587Cavi58710 саат мурун
  • This is one of the best videos iv seen from the channel. Love this type of content !!!

    Rising OblivionRising Oblivion12 саат мурун
  • do a video on the ryukuan culture/languages

    Ed B.Ed B.13 саат мурун
  • Was it unBEARable?

    that one commenting gatoradethat one commenting gatorade13 саат мурун
  • Eating Bambi Raw...lmao

    Just AnubisJust Anubis13 саат мурун
  • i want to tried bear curry because of lovely complex and this video

    sami walterssami walters14 саат мурун
  • if only the bear as cute as nagaserete island kuma kuma

    jerky scientistjerky scientist16 саат мурун
  • 2Mil lets go! Congrats!

    Chip GeChip Ge16 саат мурун
  • "People might find it uncomfortable" Me: Has a cold room in a workshop full of deer.

    YAG SIPCCYAG SIPCC17 саат мурун
  • OMG I think id love it there ha lots of meats from different animals, count me in XD

    YAG SIPCCYAG SIPCC17 саат мурун
  • I love the music selection

    Carlos López JiménezCarlos López Jiménez17 саат мурун
  • Russia will remember this

    Mastjh 21Mastjh 2118 саат мурун
  • They should have chicken and broccoli instead

    ButtershooterButtershooter18 саат мурун
  • is it possible for you to do your podcast on your own or without pete? I like hearing your perspective on japan, not a random guy that never appears on the channel and is frankly annoying.

    OliverOliver18 саат мурун
  • do you guys think natsuki cuts chris's hair? i like to imagine he does. actually, i would love to see a video of exactly that.

    vaevae18 саат мурун
  • Nice room

    Matthew HahnMatthew Hahn19 саат мурун
  • Nice bridge

    Matthew HahnMatthew Hahn19 саат мурун
  • Don’t forget about your vaccines is coming soon

    Matthew HahnMatthew Hahn19 саат мурун
  • Liquor? I barely know her.

    Mysticfox2010Mysticfox201019 саат мурун
  • It reminds me to Shokugeki no soma,love aomori and bear 🐻 meat.

    Yura ChanYura Chan20 саат мурун
  • Grats on 2Mil, may the sarcasm also be with you this year.

    Timoté NoéTimoté Noé21 саат мурун
  • That apple curry looks so good

    BuddyBuddy21 саат мурун
  • Where is Natsuki gone?

    闘将ダイモス闘将ダイモス22 саат мурун
  • If I ever moved to Japan I would have to live here, hands down. Apples are my favorite.

    DisigDisig22 саат мурун
  • This channel has fake views

    Kayson SmithKayson Smith22 саат мурун
  • Dear Chris, I am traveling to japan in hopes of meeting you, and living. You have inspired me to travel, and until a few dats ago, i was afraid to fly to japan. but now i am leaving to japan in july. thank you for being such a good person and inspiring me to travel the world !

    Chase ErbChase Erb23 саат мурун
  • Eating bambi raw, together with Pumba stew and a side of Baloo.

    Richard HerkertRichard Herkert23 саат мурун
  • Hey fat boy, You need to shave that drawn on looking facial hair. (I hope you know I'm joking. Have a great day)

    joseph albrightjoseph albrightКүн мурун
  • “i’m gonna say this is some sort of local beef” “uhm local bear” “local... WHAT?”

    neneneneКүн мурун
  • Next in the journey series - 'Journey across Aomori: The hunt for all the apple pies'

    sehhi vootysehhi vootyКүн мурун
    • Gotta eat 'em all!

      MM2 саат мурун
  • Ah, Aomori. Japan's Rubacava.

    axperienceaxperienceКүн мурун
  • I mean... we eat alot of deer here in Scotland, pretty normal...ish.. especially at Xmas time.

    Fuji_lewFuji_lewКүн мурун
  • Ryotaro - the album.

    Jas IsakJas IsakКүн мурун
  • Your videos just make my day you’re so funny 😂 🤣

    Renat RookieRenat RookieКүн мурун
  • I don't get male humour. Is it really funny to just continually be depricating towards each other? Can't you just be nice?

    CarmenCarmenКүн мурун
  • How's the life expectancy of Ryotaro now?

    Rafi MuhammadRafi MuhammadКүн мурун
  • Aomori? Isn't that the Kingdom of nyangostar?

  • HehHaahaHEhehaha

    GLobDeliGLobDeliКүн мурун
  • i just had these apples yesterday, the seller told me that they were grapes & he offered me 1 to eat, it was sweet but it had small seeds in it and grapes don’t have seeds in em but m not an expert lol. So yeah tried it for the first time in my life and m glad i did.

    Rahul MogheRahul MogheКүн мурун

    snorkosaurussnorkosaurusКүн мурун
  • Oh *deer* me. I can't *bear* to watch Chris eat such a *boar* ing meal.

    TakoyaKyonoTakoyaKyonoКүн мурун
  • An apple pie tour of aomori would be so fun with a friend!

    Anaas joAnaas joКүн мурун
  • This guy is like the bottom gear of japanese food.

    AntoAntoКүн мурун
  • I would like to try the pie . I love how the Japanese focus on the apple in the pie with minimal crust . I wish the western world would adopt such habits we might live to 82 !

    Tamara LeviTamara LeviКүн мурун
  • Eating the bears before they eat us. Smart.

    Grimslade LeviathanGrimslade LeviathanКүн мурун
  • That apple pie tho....

    Hannibal LecterHannibal LecterКүн мурун
  • Oh... maybe too late to tell you this, Chris, but, pay attention if you get a fever and muscle aches from one month after you ate that bear meat. I say that because in case that bear had trichinosis and you guys didn’t cook it properly, you guys might have it. kgcode.info/stream/iamZkq5_Zbykqpk/video.html

    YellowHornetJPYellowHornetJPКүн мурун
  • have you ever been examined for polyps? you sound so nasal. No offense!

    Michael GronemeyerMichael GronemeyerКүн мурун
  • I wanted to try everything there. Again Ryotaro is a blast to be with Chris, lol.

    Pop GasPop GasКүн мурун
  • He's eati g bear at the start of the year... Can't wait to start another pandemic

    GodGodКүн мурун
  • Heard the word 'bear' too many times and now it sounds like you guys are saying beh, beeeh, like sheep.

    Fruity SaladeFruity SaladeКүн мурун
  • We ate deer here in Texas.

    F. Alfredo CabralF. Alfredo CabralКүн мурун
  • Happy New Year!

    F. Alfredo CabralF. Alfredo CabralКүн мурун
  • Please get your liver and heart checked, I'm seeing tell-tale marks of oncoming disease creep into your face, body, and complexion. I'm not trying to be rude by any means, I'm actually concerned about you. Been there, done that. It couldn't hurt...

    VeronicaVeronicaКүн мурун
  • I'd love to try the deer sashimi!

    boomcakesboomcakesКүн мурун
  • the more you hate, the more you luv. >UwU

    J GallardoJ GallardoКүн мурун
  • Whats the difference between fat & chubby ohh i know its you chris

    Red HawkRed HawkКүн мурун
  • no wonder they hunt bears, Loco bears sounds like they are a bit crazy and unpredictable...

    JonJonКүн мурун
  • 2 million subscribers 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

    Jeremiah AkpabioJeremiah AkpabioКүн мурун
  • Definitely the curry 🤤

    Andrew RoqueAndrew RoqueКүн мурун
  • The boar hotpot looked tasty.

    Eli CashEli CashКүн мурун
  • If the love of salty and sweet foods, love of sake (for it is cold there), and love of instant ramen (for it is cold there) results in a 2-year shorter life expectancy than the rest of the country, I will say it is all worth it. I will say kampai to it with 4 ounces of Aomori cider in the morning.

    Joe FirmaJoe FirmaКүн мурун
  • Fancy a "Lagar" Chrisu...?? kgcode.info/stream/lpq0h7GJg817mI8/video.html&feature=emb_logo

    Abu DabuAbu DabuКүн мурун
  • The sickest tier list idea is ranking all the apple pies in all of Hirosaki, this must be done!

    MattMattКүн мурун
  • Curry... without question

    Walt R. BuckWalt R. BuckКүн мурун
  • Haha I like this japanese guy he is cool

    Danny SylDanny SylКүн мурун
  • They eat Whales & Dolphins too.......China eat wild animals, Japan eat them too.....double standard? what and who can we eat?

    simone yahoosimone yahooКүн мурун
  • 80+ years??? other part of the world: dude, get past 45 and be grateful.

    Look NoseeLook NoseeКүн мурун
  • a Friend of ryotoro again. this is worrying to a great extent. he truely can conquer the world

    Look NoseeLook NoseeКүн мурун
  • who else wishing they could eat bear while watching with a cup of noodles

    Look NoseeLook NoseeКүн мурун
  • deer o deer

    Look NoseeLook NoseeКүн мурун
  • NO LONGER Scared of bears, just eat them -Chris

    Look NoseeLook NoseeКүн мурун
  • Hi Chris, I don't know if you're aware but japanese bears are actually at a very high risk of extinction due to habitat destruction, hunting and over-poaching. Could you please bring some awareness to this in your next video, as I'm sure no one wants to see these creatures hunted to extinction. Thank you.

    Dilara KaymakciDilara KaymakciКүн мурун
  • Food looks beary delicious.

    Isaac Re'rrefIsaac Re'rrefКүн мурун
  • you guys are the best DEER BEAR BOAR DEER BEAR BOAR

    And warpAnd warpКүн мурун
  • This makes me never feat lions, tigers, and bears anymore...

    Shwelpz JusticeShwelpz JusticeКүн мурун
  • This guy has run out of ideas! trashtaste

    Eric OrangeEric OrangeКүн мурун
  • Wait, they're eating bear raw?

    MrFredsttMrFredsttКүн мурун