• Japan’s Most Surreal National Park: Blue Fantasy of Flowers

    There are some places in this world we have to visit before we die. Places that are so unbelievably beautiful that we need to see it with our own eyes to believe it. This Japanese National Park in Hitachi is one of those places. Between April 15 to May 10, it becomes a place where the ground meets the sky – the Nemophilia flowers, also known as Baby Blue Eyes, […]

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  • Tokyo Museum of Sewage

    Tokyo is loaded with museums, hundreds of them from art to science. If normal museums are a bore to you or you want to try something new, let me tell you about this place! The TOKYO MUSEUM OF SEWAGE! Here, you’ll spend the day learning about Tokyo’s sewer system, how it works and even get a chance to go inside the main sewer pipe suspending on a platform over the […]

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  • Japanese Sake Vending Machine

    Who needs a bartender when you can replace him with a vending machine! Japan is loaded with amazing vending machines — and in this episode, John travels with a JR Tokyo Wide Rail Pass from Tokyo to Echigo Yuzawa to sample a lot of Niigata’s best sakes from the SAKE TASTING VENDING MACHINE!! The sake tasting vending machines are inside the train station in a place called Ponshukan. There are […]

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  • Announcement: ONLY in JAPAN Q&A Special Episode

    I will be making a special episode for regular viewers of the show that want to know more about — anything they ask. It’s a Q&A show with some fun stuff in there 🙂 Please reach out to me via social media here: ★ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/onlyinjapantv/ ★ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/onlyinjapantv/ ★ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/onlyinjapantv ★ GOOGLE PLUS: https://plus.google.com/+WaoryuONLYinJAPAN I will also publish the Q&A on this website for reference on July 1st. […]

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  • Japan’s Most Surreal National Park: Blue Fantasy of Flowers

    Japan’s Most Surreal National Park: Blue Fantasy of Flowers

    There are some places in this world we have to visit before we die. Places that are so unbelievably beautiful that we need to see it with our own eyes to believe it. This Japanese National Park in Hitachi is one of those places. Between April 15 to May 10, it becomes a place where the ground meets the sky – the Nemophilia flowers, also known as Baby Blue Eyes, […]

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  • Tokyo Museum of Sewage

    Tokyo Museum of Sewage

    Tokyo is loaded with museums, hundreds of them from art to science. If normal museums are a bore to you or you want to try something new, let me tell you about this place! The TOKYO MUSEUM OF SEWAGE! Here, you’ll spend the day learning about Tokyo’s sewer system, how it works and even get a chance to go inside the main sewer pipe suspending on a platform over the […]

    Continue reading »

  • Japanese Sake Vending Machine

    Japanese Sake Vending Machine

    Who needs a bartender when you can replace him with a vending machine! Japan is loaded with amazing vending machines — and in this episode, John travels with a JR Tokyo Wide Rail Pass from Tokyo to Echigo Yuzawa to sample a lot of Niigata’s best sakes from the SAKE TASTING VENDING MACHINE!! The sake tasting vending machines are inside the train station in a place called Ponshukan. There are […]

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  • Japan’s White Strawberry: Luxury Fruit Unboxing & Adventure

    Japan’s White Strawberry: Luxury Fruit Unboxing & Adventure

    I was in the basement supermarket in Shibuya and — THERE IT WAS! THE WHITE STRAWBERRY! I could smell it a few meters away. Was it real? (Yes, it was.) One white strawberry cost 1080 Yen (US$10.00) so I decided to learn more about the Japanese white strawberry and unbox it for you in this video … and that is what this episode is all about. It’s the door into […]

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  • Sapporo Ramen Alley Adventure! Beyond the Miso.

    Sapporo Ramen Alley Adventure! Beyond the Miso.

    RAMEN!! When you come to Japan, you know this is a meal not to be missed and Sapporo is home to some of Japan’s best ramen restaurants. One place in particular has a long history of serving hungry customers. SAPPORO RAMAE ALLEY or Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho (元祖さっぽろラーメン横丁) in Japanese is located in Sapporo’s Susukino entertainment district and provides bowls from 11:00 to past midnight. Miso Ramen is the specialty […]

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  • Japan’s Volcanic Sand Bath Experience

    Japan’s Volcanic Sand Bath Experience

    VOLCANIC SAND BATH? YES!! Welcome to Ibusuki, Kagoshima! In this episode, John travels to Kagoshima prefecture on the bottom of Kyushu to visit this unique style of onsen. It’s call “suna mushi onsen” (砂むし温泉) in Japan. This style of Volcanic Sand Bath is only in Ibusuki, Kagoshima. There are several health benefits associated to suna mushi onsen. ★ Good for the skin ★ Improves blood circulation ★ Increases your metabolism […]

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  • Kanamara Matsuri Penis Festival Exposed

    Kanamara Matsuri Penis Festival Exposed

    Japan’s Kanamara Matsuri as you’ve never seen it before! Every now and then something very bizarre from Japan pops up in the news. This time, it happens to be bright pink and carried around the streets of a town near Tokyo. The #Kanamara Matsuri / #Festival is definitely unusual but there is much more to this story including a strong historical backbone and religious significance. So – WHY #JAPAN ?!?! […]

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  • Purikura Photo Sticker Booth Adventure

    Purikura Photo Sticker Booth Adventure

    Forget the selfie! It’s time to discover the Japanese Purikura Photo Sticker Booths. It’s hard to compete with the almighty smart phone these days, but the purikura “print club” booths have evolved into a US$50M a year industry and a place were one can be beamed into the professional model fantasy world  – if only for 10 minutes. Girls love them. Guys? Not so much, but hey – purikura are […]

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  • Sapporo Snow Festival Experience

    Sapporo Snow Festival Experience

    Japan’s most amazing snow festival takes place every February in Sapporo and we’re flying there to bring you to the fun! So — grab your down jackets and snow boots! It’s Hokkaido and Japan’s northern most capitol is cold. The Sapporo Snow Festival is a must-see event for any visitor to Japan in February and this episode will highlight things you should know before going. In this episode, John travels […]

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  • Japanese Vending Machine Restaurant and Food Unboxing

    Japanese Vending Machine Restaurant and Food Unboxing

    Japanese Vending Machines combine technology with convenience. Now, let’s take that to the next level – THE VENDING MACHINE RESTAURANT ★ No staff at all ★ It’s super clean ★ Retro machines ★ It’s fast, cheap and fun! This is Jihankishokudo 自販機食堂 (Automat Diner) located in Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture. The owner wanted to make a place where anyone can go to get a meal and have fun! He certainly […]

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  • Air Sword Martial Arts: Sports Chanbara (SPOCHAN) in Japan

    Air Sword Martial Arts: Sports Chanbara (SPOCHAN) in Japan

    Japan is home to a lot of martial arts, many of which John can not physically do. However, there’s one he can – SPOCHAN! It uses air swords and doesn’t require a big financial investment. Basically, that means not only will you survive a blow from a sword, you can dish them out without being arrested. What is Chanbara: Japanese sword play is called Chanbara and it’s not only a […]

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  • Japanese Mascots Gone Wild: Yuru Chara Grand Prix

    Japanese Mascots Gone Wild: Yuru Chara Grand Prix

    Japanese Mascots have gone wild all over Japan! There are literally thousands of them representing local towns and areas, cities, government agencies, banks, products – even prisons! Japanese mascots are called “yuru chara” in Japan and there are certain guidelines to become one: 1) The character must convey a love for the local area or hometown 2) Character movements or behavior should be unique, unstable or awkward 3) They should […]

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  • Ultimate Japanese Sake Guide: Dassai Brewery

    Ultimate Japanese Sake Guide: Dassai Brewery

    Japanese sake.  Let’s go on an adventure across Japan to learn about the country’s official drink. How do you make this stuff? How should it taste? Is polish size important? Is it like wine or like beer? How do you drink it? John Daub got a chance to tour Dassai Brewery with the company’s CEO, the world’s hottest sake brand to get those answers. Dassai only makes Junmai Daiginjo sake, […]

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  • Kyoto Street Food Guide: Nishiki Ichiba Market

    Kyoto Street Food Guide: Nishiki Ichiba Market

    You’re in Kyoto and you want to eat traditional and very cheap local food? NISHIKI MARKET is the place to be! It’s called “Kyoto’s Kitchen” for a reason – if it’s famous and eaten in Kyoto, it’s here. Nearly every shop selling food has either free samples or a stand where you can buy food on a stick! Street food here ranges in cost from 170 yen to 500 yen. […]

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  • Crane Game Secrets Revealed: Japan’s UFO Catcher Academy

    Crane Game Secrets Revealed: Japan’s UFO Catcher Academy

    It’s time to head to a Japanese Game Center dedicated to UFO CATCHERS also known as the CRANE GAME. Glass boxes with pinchers you can control to win all sorts of treasure – if you have the skills and experience to do it. In this episode of ONLY in JAPAN, John Daub travels to Saitama with Bob Werley from Pirates of Tokyo Bay and Alan Welch, producer of MY LIFE […]

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  • Aomori NEBUTA FESTIVAL Experience

    Aomori NEBUTA FESTIVAL Experience

    This past summer, I participated in the Nebuta Matsuri and documented my experience in an episode. This is by far my favorite summer festival in Japan and I have attended 3 times over the years — maybe a 4th next year! It is really worth the trip to Aomori. How do you participate in the parade? * Go to Aomori, rent or buy a haneto yukata and line up / […]

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  • The Pikachu Train Adventure: The Coolest Anime Train in Japan

    The Pikachu Train Adventure: The Coolest Anime Train in Japan

    Japan’s trains are awesome not just because they are modern, fast and efficient. They’re also super cool! Need an example? How about this: The Pokemon With You “Pikachu” Train! Need more? The GeGeGe no Kitaro “Kitaro Family Train” train in Yonago! There are even more anime decorated trains to ride spread all over Japan! It’s a reason to leave Tokyo and visit the countryside. In this episode, John heads to […]

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  • Rice in Japan: Food, Sake, Festivals & Religion

    Rice in Japan: Food, Sake, Festivals & Religion

    This episode is more than just rice! Perhaps this will open your eyes to the adventure you’re about to take: ☆ Beautiful scenery ☆ Dangerous animals ☆ Delicious foods ☆ Handling heavy machinery ☆ Booze and parties! (Sake and festivals) All this is part of the story of rice in Japan. You are what you eat (and drink) and in Japan, that may just be a lot of rice! Rice […]

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  • Japanese Ice Cream Flavor Challenge

    Japanese Ice Cream Flavor Challenge

    Tokyo’s summer is hot with temperatures often over 35C / 94F and humidity so high it’s like being in a sauna. One was to stay cool it so eat ice cream. Japanese has it’s own original flavors and ingredients. Nevermind Ben&Jerry’s, Baskin Robbins 31 flavors, and Cold Stone! John Daub heads to Ebisu where he enjoys Japanese ice cream at JAPANESE ICE OUCA. Flavors available at OUCA: * Cherry Blossom […]

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  • Japan’s Most Terrifying Bridge: Eshima Ohashi

    Japan’s Most Terrifying Bridge: Eshima Ohashi

    It’s been nicknamed the ROLLER COASTER BRIDGE because of it’s super steep slope and appearance of being a bridge to the sky. That’s the Eshima Ohashi Bridge straddling Shimane and Tottori prefecture in Japan. Facts about the Eshima Ohashi: ★ 1,446 meters long ★ 250 meters of continupus concrete in the center (the third longest Ramen bridge in the world!) ★ 6.1% grade slope on the Shimane Prefecture side ★ […]

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