Episodes

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]