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  • City of Knives and Swords

    City of Knives and Swords

    The Japanese knife is quite simply the best in the world. The place best known for them is Seki (関市) in Gifu where Japanese Samurai swords have been forged for over 700 years. That tradition continues today in its knives […]

  • Iwate Food Field Trip: Legend of Cabbage Man

    Iwate Food Field Trip: Legend of Cabbage Man

    Japan is a country with some of the best food in the world, certainly not exclusive to Tokyo or Osaka! I hope you’re hungry because I’m traveling 550 km north to Iwate Prefecture (岩手県) in the Japanese countryside to stuff […]

  • Tokyo’s Yakitori Alley: Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho 360

    Tokyo’s Yakitori Alley: Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho 360

    One of Tokyo’s most famous food alleys is at Shinjuku’s West gate where loads of yakitori and motsunabe restaurants date back to the late 1940s. It’s a street food paradise where you can see and smell the grilling and frying […]

  • Udon Noodle Eating Spree & Tempura Binge

    Udon Noodle Eating Spree & Tempura Binge

    UDON!! A hot bowl of noddles in Tokyo always hits the spot on a cold day. Instead of ramen, let’s go for UDON, which is both healthier (don’t eat too much tempura!) and more fun to eat. In this episode, […]

  • Inside Dogo Onsen: Japan’s Mystical Bath House Tour

    Inside Dogo Onsen: Japan’s Mystical Bath House Tour

    In Japan, bath houses are everywhere, but none are as mystical as Dogo Onsen. Sure, it’s a place where you get naked with a bunch of strangers to clean yourself and relax in therapeutic waters, but what makes this public […]

  • Japan’s Biggest Dance Party: Tokushima’s Awaodori

    Japan’s Biggest Dance Party: Tokushima’s Awaodori

    Also watch this in Virtual Reality 360 on the new ONLY in JAPAN 360 channel: https://www.youtube.com/ONLYinJAPAN360 The world is full of amazing street parties, music festivals and carnivals! In Japan, there’s this – the AWA ODORI. It’s held annually in […]

  • awaodori 360

    Awaodori Dance Festival Experience in 360 video★ ONLY in JAPAN 360°

    Welcome to the first 360 VR video for the new ONLY in JAPAN 360 channel! In this episode, we’ll go behind the scenes to JAPAN’S BIGGEST STREET PARTY on the ONLY in JAPAN channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oChi… ★ Walk through the crowd […]

  • Q&A and Tokyo Tour in 360 ★ Why did I come to Japan and make this show?

    Q&A and Tokyo Tour in 360 ★ Why did I come to Japan and make this show?

    Greetings from Tokyo! (Almost) Everything you want to know about John and ONLY In JAPAN. This episode was made for you. John takes you to several places around the city: Shibuya, Tokyo Station, Marunouchi, Harajuku, Omotesando, Yoyogi Park, Odaiba in […]

  • Tottori Sand Dunes: An Adventure in the Japanese Desert

    Tottori Sand Dunes: An Adventure in the Japanese Desert

    Yes, Japan has a desert compete with camels, sane dunes and … a world class art museum with sand sculptures! This time, John heads to this barren wasteland devoid of vending machines for a taste of the Sahara – in […]

  • Japan’s Square Watermelon Exposed: Minecraft Food for Thought

    Japan’s Square Watermelon Exposed: Minecraft Food for Thought

    Zentsuji in Kagawa Prefecture is the home to Japan’s SQUARE WATERMELONS and I travel to Shikoku Island to the very spot where they’ve been producing them for decades. In this Man vs. Nature battle, mankind seems to have won — […]

  • Tokyo Street Food Guide: Shibamata

    Tokyo Street Food Guide: Shibamata

    Tokyo has the image of being the world’s most expensive city, but in this episode, everything is under 500 yen! STREET FOOD in Japan is everywhere especially in Tokyo and a bargain option for those who want to try everything. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Announcement: ONLY in JAPAN Q&A Special Episode

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]