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Exploring North Japan by Car! ๐Ÿš˜ DAY ONE: Tono & Kamaishi

Exploring North Japan by Car! ๐Ÿš˜ DAY ONE: Tono & Kamaishi


hey guys good morning from the middle of a really beautiful rice field how pretty is it the rice is almost ready to be harvested so the color is just amazing I’m waiting here because some friends are about to come pick me up for a road trip we’re going on a road trip across northern Japan for the next four days I will be vlogging every day so this is the first of those videos and I’m really looking forward to showing you guys some cool spots in northern Japan and hopefully encouraging you to come up here on your next trip to Japan it always seems to be the last spot on everybody’s travel list while they’re in Japan and I find that so sad because the North is so beautiful there’s so much to see here so I really hope you guys enjoy the vlogs from the trip so norm is going to be our driver for the next four days yoroshiku that was so fun that was a fun trip and victor is joining us as well yeah I’ll link everybody down below so if you’re not familiar with their channels you can check them out there and we’re gonna go pick up some more friends now [Music] oh look who it is why hello fancy meeting you here what are you eating what is that so the area we’re in right now tono is famous for wasabi so we’re gonna try there wasabi dango well I wanted the ice cream yes also there but some goes better that’s all yes all right are you diving right in it really tastes like drink a piece of mugger no I wouldn’t go that far but I like good I love wasabi though it’s not too spicy it definitely has a little kick it’s mostly sweet what do you think it’s actually surprisingly sweet once ten 87.6 so Chris has been here before to make videos so where do you recommend for food cuz I’m starving yeah so this area we’re coming up to now is called tano tano is famous for one dish and one dish alone that dish is genghis khan lamb mutton barbecue [Music] in barbecue some mixed vegetables this is a bug urban lamb ship but it’s mostly lamb as you can see [Music] we’re off to come ie she coming she has been in the news recently because they’re doing the rugby stuff there some rugby games coming up so most people are talking about it so we’re gonna go check it out see what’s going on there we’re not gonna be watching rugby though just get me doing this I see [Music] so we just made it to come Aisha we’re just passing the station now and we’re heading to the daikon Nome it’s a giant statue holding a fish that’s supposed to bring good luck to fishermen out at sea and you can go inside the statue and enter the fish apparently you gotta go to the fish right it’s got a hug you said it closes soon it looks like you’re closing we’re gonna find out well we’ll let you know when it closes kugel maps brought us to like this restricted zone that’s where we’re trying to get to we’re in a hurry apparently it closes at 4:00 and it’s 3:30 – at the moment what is wrong with Google Bob took us to another dead end it looked promising it’s open till five it says cannot establish a TTIP Tanaka hi Kimmy this is pretty cool let’s do you glad it’s not stairs [Music] [Music] [Music] there’s something all different kinds of and Coogi in here these are kind of fun cuz they’re lucky dip you don’t know which one you’re gonna get dave is bought and omikuji what’d you get what’s it say kiichi its lucky kiichi is kind of like good like it’s not amazing but it’s not bad about sickness oh my gosh it’s like not as bad as you’re thinking it is the splinter we tried to dig it out we got half of it it’s not as bad as you think it is don’t worry you’re not gonna die overall yeah it’s pretty good and now we make the journey to the fish oh my god is that say 160 stairs to go [Music] that was nice that was actually a lot more interesting that I was expecting it yeah I thought it was just gonna be the statue but inside there were lots of other statues and the view from the fish was great did not just look very good view yeah you can see all of coming she’s sitting in out into the ocean and was beautiful where we going next next we are hitting the road again and we’re heading up to Joe toga which is kind of far isn’t it Yokohama is actually kind of close to where I live you go out to the coast it’s a really beautiful beach and we’re gonna head out there and stay in a do kana Japanese hotel for the night and then hopefully we’re gonna get up early in the morning go see the sunrise [Music] so the the dinner here is a buffet style and I think breakfast is the same as well and they had lots of stuff to choose from these look really good all right we’re gonna dig in and then I’ll give you guys a tour of my room oh alright I’ll finish let me give you guys a little tour of my room and the sleep I decided not gonna get up for sunrise cuz apparently we’d have to wake up at like 4:00 a.m. and that’s not my thing I’m so glad that this room has its own shower some rooms and neocon won’t have a shower and you have to go down to the public bathing area and shower together with everyone else then I’m not a fan of that pretty stoked that I have my own shower I was kind of worried the standard sink and shampoo hairdryer toothbrush etc I’ve got my own washroom in here as well I don’t have to share that with anyone in the bedroom is in this room here and it’s really spacious they gave me a really big room don’t really need all this space to myself but I won’t complain tatami flooring typical yokan room I wonder what the view of the window is like I guess we’ll see in the morning it’s possible that there’s a nice view of the ocean and the beach oh there but we’ll check tomorrow morning so while you’re out of your room having dinner or breakfast the hotel staff will come in here and either set up or put away your futon for you so they set this up for me while I was out for dinner it looks so comfy I love futon I really like staying at japanese-style hotels because I find the futon beds super comfy and they’ll usually have a floor table like this where you can sit and have some tea they always give you some complimentary snacks to eat with your tea and there’ll be a little tea set and a cuddle alright guys I’m gonna head to bed I’m gonna say goodnight to here I really hope you enjoyed the first day of our four-day road trip I’ll see you back again here very soon for day 2 we’re heading all the way up to Hachi know head city tomorrow we’re gonna take the route up along the coastline stop it some really nice spot so it should be super beautiful so look forward to that and I’ll see you again very soon bye for now [Music] you [Music]

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100 thoughts on “Exploring North Japan by Car! ๐Ÿš˜ DAY ONE: Tono & Kamaishi

  1. Thanks for watching guys! I'm really happy to show you why I love Northern Japan so much!!
    Days 2 and 3 are pretty great – can't wait to share them with youโค๏ธ

  2. So great that you were able to use footage from Norm and Vic's drone to capture the beauty of the countryside. Breathtaking! That Chris guy, though, he just reeks of trouble. I'd stay away from him. Thanks, Sharla!

  3. Tohoku area is Super nice.. after watching you guys (you, Chris, and the other Chris mainly) all the video.. I took my family on a road trip during summer from Aomori to akita, to iwate (miyako, Jodogahama), then end up in morioka (then train back to tokyo to fly away!) I did miss hachinohe tho…

    And i agree.. northern deserve more attentions!!

    EDIT: regarding Google map .. it took us to dead end multiple time too!!!!

  4. Nice, road trip vlogs! These are places in Japan I'll probably never get to go to so I'm glad I'm able to see these areas through your vlogs. Looking forward to the others. Thanks for sharing.

  5. You poor, poor girl – in a car with not one, not two but four guys! Iโ€™d hate to be in that car if they all farted at the same time ๐Ÿ˜‚ youโ€™re a brave one!

  6. – Giggles – Is that a tattoo I see on your arm? If it is what does it say? Love the sights you went to and shown us all. XD

  7. My one regret from Hokkaido was not eating more Genghis bbq. I kinda skipped Northern Japan too, though I did do the sightseeing train around the west coast and stayed overnight in Aomori & Akita

  8. Damn Sharla, everytime you load a video my list of places gets longer. Ive actually done a lot of stuff youve shown on your videos. Keep up the videos. I would love to meet you for coffee, I have so many Japan travel questions.

  9. I can never tell if Chris is joking with his weird british humour or being serious.

    โ€œGhengis khan lamb mutton bbqโ€ hahahahaha good one Chri- oh wait heโ€™s serious

  10. I'm excited to see your trip, thank you for sharing it with us ๐Ÿ‘ Tohoku and Hokkaido have always been at the top of my list for if I ever make it to Japan

  11. MORE CHRIS AND SHAR ONEGAISHIMASU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the Chris and sharla ship tho…. More love and more power to the two you ahehehehe

  12. This is one the best videos! Sharla, Norm, Chris and Victor all in one video. ๐Ÿ˜ Love all you guys! I don't have anything cool to add just wanted to say thanks for the content! I am subscribed to all of you already ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. I live in Fukushima so Iโ€™m really loving these videos! ๐Ÿ˜ปItโ€™s giving me lots of Tohoku travel ideas!โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  14. Massive fan of Chris and think he brings a lot into anyones vids buuuuuuuuuuuuut chemiiiiiisytrrrryyyyyyy betweeeeeeen Sharmaaaaanderrrr and Noooooooorrrrrrm? They look like a unit.

  15. Hey Sharla! Thanks for sharing your trip with us! I'm going to be travelling around Japan this winter, I was wondering if it would be a good time to visit the northern region (mid- January)… What do you think? Also, I might rent a car to travel around, is Google maps usually more trustworthy? I don't want to get stuck in restricted areas XD Compared to Canada, is it easy to drive?

  16. Just got back 3 weeks ago from my very first ever Japan trip and I'm already planning my next trip to somewhat less touristy places. Love this series!

  17. This was a very sweet vlog. I think itโ€™s because it was so chill, exploring with friends.

  18. On my second trip to Japan I went up to Aomori and rented a car and drove around Lake Towada and it is honestly one of my most treasured memories! I also visited Hirosaki and Hachinohe while I was there. Everyone was super friendly and surprised that I would come up to northern Japan as a tourist! Everyone should go <3

  19. Love the footage. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to day 2. Iโ€™m from the US, but I have family in Hachinohe. Iโ€™m excited to see footage of that for sure! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

  20. I am loving this trip!! I don't know what it is, but having followed your journey for years now, I honestly can say it's cause your personality! This could be anywhere else but I'd still enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, it's a plus that it's Japan, but what I'm trying to say is, thank you for being so positive and friendly!

  21. โ˜บone smile today! you will get a smile for each post this week๐Ÿ˜งsuch a hard worker! Let's count๐Ÿ˜†.๐Ÿ‘

  22. Oke, this is not what Life should be Lady. Super boring travel and putting Chris and his friend Dave to the test is not realy respectfull. Try better on the next video. The Netherlands

  23. Northern Japan is so beautiful!! I was always wondering, how do you get the magnificent shots, like the one of the fisherman statue?? I assume you use a drone of some sort, but is it yours?? I canโ€™t wait to see Day 2!!!

  24. Lovely place, the hotel is amazing. All those views, but I do not blame you for not getting up for the sunrise lol.

  25. 5:49 Even though you got there sort of late, the shots you got from that hour were perfect, especially with the sun about to set.

  26. This was fantastic! The sort of stuff Iโ€™ve loved seeing from Sharla for all these years. I was curious if language barriers for non-Japanese speakers are any more difficult in these areas? Obviously anywhere outside of Tokyo will be harder.

  27. Since you are from British Columbia I can see why you love Northern Japan as much as you do. So green, lush with trees, waterways and far less densely populated.๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸŒŠ

    I will be awaiting the next 3 episodes for more! ๐Ÿ‘€

  28. The landscape reminds me so much of the interior of BC, around Shuswap Lake — green mountains rising out of rolling fields!

  29. ไฝ•ไบ‹ใซใคใ‘ใฆใ‚‚ skeptical ใง cynical ใงใƒใƒผใƒ‰ใ‚ขใ‚คใชใ‚ฏใƒชใ‚นใ•ใ‚“ใŒใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ€็››ใ‚ŠไธŠใŒใ‚‹ใช๏ฝžใ€‚
    cynical ใง็››ใ‚ŠไธŠใŒใ‚‹ใฎใ‚‚ๅค‰ใ ใ‘ใฉใƒปใƒป

  30. Yay thanks for showing people Iwate! It's really great here! Did you guys stop by Unosumai Station on your way out of Kamaishi?

  31. Eight months until my trip and I'm seriously thinking of re-routing. So many places to ooo and ahhh over and so little time!

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