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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  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan5 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Jen Polar

    Jen Polar

    4 orë më parë

    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.

  • Glide Guide

    Glide Guide

    Ditë më parë

    nice 2mil subs congrats

  • michael


    Ditë më parë

    I want to try them all. lol I've never been further north than fukushima.

  • Andrea McCulloch

    Andrea McCulloch

    Ditë më parë

    Paradise... Thanks Chris, another super, informative video. I love anything apple related. I also like venison (deer meat, and no I would not eat a fawn) . I wonder if Aomori does a version of Apfelkorn? It’s a German spirit based on apples. (I am told it gives a killer hangover, but I don’t get hangovers, so I wouldn’t know.) I have some in the fridge. I’ll toast you both with it later.

  • Ralph Sunico

    Ralph Sunico

    Ditë më parë

    Do they have Bear Apple Curry in Aomori?

  • Look Nosee
    Look Nosee19 minuta më parë

    80+ years??? other part of the world: dude, get past 45 and be grateful.

  • Look Nosee
    Look Nosee21 minutë më parë

    a Friend of ryotoro again. this is worrying to a great extent. he truely can conquer the world

  • Look Nosee
    Look Nosee26 minuta më parë

    who else wishing they could eat bear while watching with a cup of noodles

  • Look Nosee
    Look Nosee27 minuta më parë

    deer o deer

  • Look Nosee
    Look Nosee33 minuta më parë

    NO LONGER Scared of bears, just eat them -Chris

  • Dilara Kaymakci
    Dilara Kaymakci43 minuta më parë

    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.

  • Isaac Re'rref
    Isaac Re'rref2 orë më parë

    Food looks beary delicious.

  • And warp
    And warp2 orë më parë

    you guys are the best DEER BEAR BOAR DEER BEAR BOAR

  • Shwelpz Justice
    Shwelpz Justice2 orë më parë

    This makes me never feat lions, tigers, and bears anymore...

  • Eric Orange
    Eric Orange3 orë më parë

    This guy has run out of ideas! trashtaste

  • MrFredstt
    MrFredstt3 orë më parë

    Wait, they're eating bear raw?

  • ブロッケン肉
    ブロッケン肉4 orë më parë


  • Gareth Round
    Gareth Round4 orë më parë

    It’s so strange hearing Ryotaro speaking Japanese because we’re so used to him speaking the queen’s English. It reminds me of how much it used to blow my mind whenever my Grandad spoke in Polish, his native tongue

  • Joa bt
    Joa bt4 orë më parë

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

  • Kareemah Mohammed
    Kareemah Mohammed4 orë më parë

    Liqour Breakfast...honestly that made my evening

  • sonarchy343
    sonarchy3434 orë më parë

    Congrats on 2 million subbs! Glad to be one of 'em. Thanks for ALL the entertainment.

  • AJ Carroll
    AJ Carroll5 orë më parë

    1:41 he totally left his card in the machine XD

  • Pugsylol
    Pugsylol6 orë më parë

    When's the Deer Bear Boar album dropping?

  • Lauren
    Lauren7 orë më parë

    I would now kill for a Japanese curry and apple pie

  • Top
    Top7 orë më parë

    "Ryotaro making a fool of himself, as per the usual" 😂 When you said "apple in the morning, I heard "applemori". So when I go to Aomori I'm calling it applemori from now on.

    COMRADE GAMING X7 orë më parë

    You look like Robert Downey jr. ❤

  • TheOreoMachine
    TheOreoMachine7 orë më parë

    Apple Curry looks tasty

  • KnumskullOfficial
    KnumskullOfficial7 orë më parë

    I've heard that Kamen Rider is the biggest kids show in Japan. Is this true?

  • HEADHUNTERS AlphaMiner64
    HEADHUNTERS AlphaMiner648 orë më parë

    Apple pie and apple cider. My two favorite things waved in my face. I never thought I'd ever watch a Abroad in Japan video I didn't like but after watching this I'm so mad. And hungry. And thirsty...

  • Lainey Wakeman
    Lainey Wakeman8 orë më parë

    i need to see you and ryotaro do a apple pie tour 😆😆

  • sogawa7
    sogawa78 orë më parë

    A fierce battle between a giant brown bear and Matagi that occurred 100 years ago en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankebetsu_brown_bear_incident

  • James Bergonzi
    James Bergonzi9 orë më parë

    one of the best channels

  • Cyber Hermit
    Cyber Hermit9 orë më parë


  • Lan Ster
    Lan Ster10 orë më parë

    That weird set of 自販機 in Akihabara used to have cans of bear curry, but I thought it was a joke thing or something. Now I know it was real. I ate bears. And it was... Delicious.

  • Diana A
    Diana A11 orë më parë

    Snowboarding, sake, Ringo and meat?! Siggggnn me up

  • ShadowViper
    ShadowViper11 orë më parë

    Short life expectancy : 82 years -.-

  • E R[ace]Đ 95
    E R[ace]Đ 9511 orë më parë

    Nice Bears what could top that...😮

  • Shakalks Gamer
    Shakalks Gamer11 orë më parë

    I am so happy to see ryotoro and chris back together, making videos!! Happy 2021 yall!

  • noremacbeez
    noremacbeez12 orë më parë

    Ryotaro is AWESOME...( and deep down you know it Chris)

  • saltydash lightly
    saltydash lightly12 orë më parë

    Thank you guys so very much for showing a beautiful prefecture. I much prefer the joking silly fun dining experience over the more reserved style. To each his own but a bit of banter dearly enhances the bear boar.

  • yuitr loing
    yuitr loing12 orë më parë

    If you’re down at the beach and see an eel with big teeth, that’s Aomori (a moray) ...ahh, yeah....NO just no.

  • George Thomas
    George Thomas13 orë më parë

    This makes me a saaaad panda :(

  • yuitr loing

    yuitr loing

    12 orë më parë

    "Aomori has the lowest life spectacy of all in japan" - so bears feast on people!- "and its nof because of the bears" DAMN

  • ある亀井
    ある亀井13 orë më parë

    i ate raw bambi

  • thaihustler
    thaihustler14 orë më parë

    So, how much would a meat course at the hotel cost..

  • Ate Wanders
    Ate Wanders14 orë më parë

    so the aomori people are the real life respresentation of "here for a good time not a long time"

  • Another Berg
    Another Berg15 orë më parë

    i would love to eat a bear and become a bear

  • Devin du Plessis
    Devin du Plessis15 orë më parë

    Yes, because people eating every moving thing under the sun has worked so well for us all in 2020 and on into 2021.

  • Yugenxkamii
    Yugenxkamii15 orë më parë

    If the titel was eating Bambi raw this vid would have 9mil views rn🤣

  • Yugenxkamii
    Yugenxkamii15 orë më parë

    You can really see how much u enjoy it these days❤️🔥🔥 happy for u bro

  • Riley Iwamoto
    Riley Iwamoto17 orë më parë

    Sashimi? They don't call it tataki there?

  • Great Wolf
    Great Wolf18 orë më parë

    Meat flavored meet. Lol Chris

  • XJ-PA
    XJ-PA18 orë më parë

    Yoooo lets goooo. Chris you finally hit 2 million subs. Congrats & keep up the good work

  • GhoulGirl B
    GhoulGirl B18 orë më parë

    I’d like to try the cider 👀

  • jasiel delgado
    jasiel delgado18 orë më parë

    0:20 ...woops...

  • Cy Cg
    Cy Cg18 orë më parë

    Cider! That's my first choice. I would love for a video of you eating all the apple pies in Aomori. 😁

  • Avanna
    Avanna19 orë më parë

    The Taishou Roman Tea Room reminds me of an anime I used to watch. I can only remember a ghost sitting at the far end of the area, and a ghost waitress? And that the cafe is free of charge. There was also a scene where bees came by and played inside the cafe.

  • Bleo
    Bleo19 orë më parë

    Ryotoro just died rip (╯︵╰,)

  • The42istheanswer
    The42istheanswer19 orë më parë

    "Aomori has the lowest life spectacy of all in japan" - so bears feast on people!- "and its nof because of the bears" DAMN

  • El Padrino
    El Padrino19 orë më parë

    Would definitely like to try some Kumamon.

  • Catherine Bond
    Catherine Bond19 orë më parë

    I must eat all the dishes! I might die, but I'll die happy!

  • Shirly Moody
    Shirly Moody20 orë më parë

    I would love to see you and friends do the complete apple pie tour. You might get sick of apples, but seeing you eat them would be memorable.

  • stingray gaming
    stingray gaming20 orë më parë

    Ya so any way I stole a boat...

  • JC Marquez
    JC Marquez20 orë më parë

    why does that bear meat look exactly like the bear meat from Shokugeki No Soma? lol

  • secretsquirrel
    secretsquirrel21 orë më parë

    Just No (a) more-ay? (Said using a “Neighbours” style Australian accent). Ay? Ay? No worries, ay mate? Ay!

  • Tsurin -
    Tsurin -21 orë më parë

    I just realised that this is the first time i hear ryotoro speking full japanese sentences

  • William Clark
    William Clark21 orë më parë

    Ryotaro prayed for world domination huh? I knew he was a Bond villain all along...

  • mi mi
    mi mi21 orë më parë

    I can't eat teddy bear 🐻and almost all Japanese don't eat these meats. I have never eaten them. It looks very strange. I live in Tokyo.

  • Lobo Draco
    Lobo Draco21 orë më parë

    I think the more accurate translation would be “Crane Dance Bridge” instead of “dancing crane bridge”

  • DRajtify
    DRajtify22 orë më parë

    I'd try the bear meat for sure, but that apple pie was picturesque

  • sighfu9
    sighfu922 orë më parë

    What rissotoro forgot is that in Bambi's live action film, Bambi is played by The rock althe.info/number/23mrqmaCgIaad6o/video

  • jimrat92
    jimrat9222 orë më parë

    FINALLY AOMORI!!!! The food there is soooo good. All across the prefecture! I miss it so much. The apples really the best apples i have ever had.

  • nerdwarp112
    nerdwarp11223 orë më parë

    I wish I liked apple pie, because this seems like it would be a perfect place to visit for those who enjoy it. Also, this is the first video I’ve seen with Ryotaro in it, and I appreciate his sense of humor.

  • Ddaeng!! by Karla
    Ddaeng!! by Karla23 orë më parë

    While I wouldn’t bear to eat bear, or any weird animal for that matter, I gotta say the meat looks sorta okaish.

  • Rob Walton
    Rob Walton23 orë më parë

    Well done on the 2m Chris. Of all the ALthe ‘rabbit holes’ I’ve fallen down, I’ve not enjoyed discovering a new channel quite as much as yours. Keep it up mate

  • RobotInMySpace
    RobotInMySpace23 orë më parë

    Congratulations on 2 million subscribers Chris! If anyone deserves it, it's you. Cheers from Norway! :)

  • F. Rick Herr
    F. Rick HerrDitë më parë

    They eat bears because it's fukin delicious!

  • sexy daddy
    sexy daddyDitë më parë

    wow bear and deer meat taste great. next: let's eat some bat and pangolin, and don't forget civet cat they carry SARS.

  • michael hart
    michael hartDitë më parë

    Hmm.. some of it looks and smells good, even from here. Excess of bears, and a sufficiency of hunters who want to resolve the problem, seems like a simple solution approaching a problem reality that seems to be hard to find in the West these days. One thing missing though: Surely a cooked bear's head with an apple in it's mouth should be on the menu somewhere? A roast pig with an apple in it's jaws is a traditional expression of a banqueting feast in older books & Hollywood movies.

  • FugazStar
    FugazStarDitë më parë

    I'm not a fan of apple pies, but god that apple pie looks freaking delicious :o

  • Kean Kennedy

    Kean Kennedy

    Ditë më parë

    the translucency of the apples!

  • BNRK21
    BNRK21Ditë më parë

    deer is actually pretty famous and considered a delicacy... it's not weird like eating bear

  • Laura Cunningham
    Laura CunninghamDitë më parë

    #askabroad would you be interested in doing a video on renting a car in Japan?

  • Thandura
    ThanduraDitë më parë

    15:52 it did

  • lee white
    lee whiteDitë më parë

    I've eaten wild boar and deer already. And as I'll try anything once I'd eat bear. It's not been hunted for sport, but for food and to reduce danger to locals. But only once, I could never look winnie the pooh in the face again lol

  • Brian Hall
    Brian HallDitë më parë

    Did he leave his card in that cider vending machine at the beginning?

  • Salvador Lopez
    Salvador LopezDitë më parë

    Watching this in 4K is amazing! Apple kingdom haha

  • Yung Key
    Yung KeyDitë më parë


  • SiriuslySirius
    SiriuslySiriusDitë më parë

    For the first time ever, Rissotorro doesn’t have an answer! (where the deer came from)

  • Pelajar Derhaka I
    Pelajar Derhaka IDitë më parë

    Love it when ryotaro joining chris. Optimism x sarcasm.

  • MyVanir


    7 orë më parë

    There is no optimism in that combination.

  • mikehh8020
    mikehh8020Ditë më parë

    I eat bears too and I don't live in Japan. American black bear is the best.

  • Icarius
    IcariusDitë më parë

    ohayo chris, i love your videos and have been watching for quite some time! keep up the good work!

  • Laser Turtle
    Laser TurtleDitë më parë

    you definitely left your card in that cider machine

  • Tricksterkat209
    Tricksterkat209Ditë më parë

    "Which dish would you like to try?" *nervously sweats in vegetarian with an apple allergy*

  • The Sorrow
    The SorrowDitë më parë

    BEARS ??

  • scraggly Beard
    scraggly BeardDitë më parë

    Oh my silly brain though they marinade the beef with beer...

  • Phreak_HD on therapy
    Phreak_HD on therapyDitë më parë

    congrats on 2 mil

  • Kshitij Goswami
    Kshitij GoswamiDitë më parë

    chris you need to change your barber 😭

  • Doug A
    Doug ADitë më parë

    Aomori? Blue forest?

  • An4rcho8


    Ditë më parë

    As far as I know Aoi can also mean green in some instances.

  • adamo koriscant
    adamo koriscantDitë më parë

    careful with bear, they have parasites.

  • Sarah Shelton
    Sarah SheltonDitë më parë

    why no natsuki?

  • Nik
    NikDitë më parë

    I was actually hoping to see Ray Mak's comment.

  • Bro Brah
    Bro BrahDitë më parë

    what do they hunt them with? airsoft guns?

  • Invicta Veritas
    Invicta VeritasDitë më parë

    Well, this guy can't be a Buddhist.

  • luckeycat
    luckeycatDitë më parë

    What kind of apples are those at the beginning?

  • Sachiko Imari
    Sachiko ImariDitë më parë

    Congrats on 2M subscribers 👏

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