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  • good God, What a sight, terrible, terrible sight makes up for all the Pringles and insects.

  • We've eaten the last two days mm hmm.

  • Good morning and welcome back to journey across Japan.

  • Escape to Mount Fuji 1000 km in six days of despair and we are surrounded by monkeys.

  • Mhm.

  • I'm ironic isn't it?

  • Yesterday we went to Chicago dani Valley in Nagano to the biggest monkey park in Japan and there wasn't a single monkey.

  • Today we're in a campsite in the middle of nowhere and there's a whole family wandering through the hills around us.

  • So we just stayed overnight in this alpine campsite in toy Emma and Joey is over here jerry.

  • The enemy man studying his map of where we're going to next.

  • Good morning Joey.

  • How you doing?

  • I'm alright, how are you?

  • I'm good.

  • Did you sleep all right?

  • It's all right.

  • Pretty hard.

  • Feet on the wood.

  • Like the wood was really?

  • That's what wood is.

  • Yeah, the wood, the wood, it was pretty, pretty hard.

  • My back is done Challenge of the day.

  • Every day of this trip.

  • We're doing challenges.

  • You guys have sent in so far.

  • We've had about 4000 submissions and our production team have whittled it down to just three today, one of which is about to come out.

  • A vampire man.

  • Yesterday's challenge was thoroughly unpleasant.

  • We had to eat some horrible food bees larvae.

  • I liked it.

  • Don't go back and watch it or don't it was it was horrible.

  • All right.

  • Here we go.

  • Here we go.

  • Alright.

  • Challenge of the day is from thomas Newman who says I like this challenge.

  • Make a second doctor gel er doctor jelly for those of you that don't know dr jelly in the original series journey across japan uh I had an addiction to energy jelly and Joey became the physical human manifestation of physical human embodiment of an energy jelly.

  • Not a cop.

  • That's ridiculous.

  • Uh huh.

  • Banking and I couldn't even talk to jenny dr committee.

  • Their absolute you, we've got to try and make a contemporary modern update on dr jelly somehow.

  • Alright, try to hit the road once I folded this damn map, I've got a I've got like a problem.

  • I can't hold them out really?

  • I can't do it a hate match.

  • Let's go leaving the monkeys behind to rein free.

  • We hit the road once more for 100 kilometer journey from Toy Emma into Gifu Prefecture.

  • And given we've just spent the last two days and forgotten quarries, asbestos filled, love hotels and dusty log cabins.

  • We've decided to stay the night in the hot spring town of Ghetto, considered to be one of Japan's top three hot spring resorts.

  • But before we plunge into a much needed bath.

  • Our first stop midway is Takayama, a stunning traditional town has become a popular tourist destination in recent years.

  • If we're looking for inspiration for our japanese commercial today.

  • Hopefully we'll find it down the city's rustic streets.

  • The first things first, it's breakfast time.

  • Alright joe.

  • I got a special job for you.

  • Yeah, this is my breakfast.

  • Pocket chicky literally pocket chicken.

  • Family mark.

  • I need you to put it on the stick for me because I'm driving.

  • You want me to feed you basically to appoint?

  • Yes.

  • Yeah.

  • You want me to be the pocket chicken if I was gonna escape anywhere in Japan right?

  • And just disappear into nothingness.

  • I'd come here to the mountains of Gifu covered in clouds.

  • Beautiful mountain range.

  • Don't eat the pocket check the roster.

  • Right.

  • Gonna have to pull over in a minute, throw out the window after that on the little toothpick.

  • Oh, Oh, now that is a good breakfast.

  • Pocket chicken.

  • The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast.

  • Absolutely.

  • So in the old quarter of Takayama, it's one of my favorite streets in Japan.

  • I've been here once before and it left a good impression mainly because of the wagyu wagyu beef.

  • We're about to eat on a stick, honesty on a stick.

  • Yeah.

  • A work you sirloin steak might set you back anywhere between 80 to $200 in Japan.

  • But here the local Hida Gyu, which gets its name from the nearby town of hitter can be enjoyed on a skewer for as little as 1000 yet.

  • About $10.

  • Sure it's pricey for a single skewer, but by serving the prized marble beef as a street food.

  • At least you can savor the juicy, buttery smooth beef without needing to blow your pocket money.

  • That is the lunch of kings, that is makes up for all the Pringles and insects.

  • We've eaten the last two days.

  • All right.

  • Uh huh.

  • Oh, look a lot.

  • Mhm Oh good.

  • Just melt in your mouth, wasn't it?

  • It's very buttery because it's a five, that means it's quite rich in fat.

  • Oh, I thought you needed some like sauce or anything on it, but it's just a bit of salt on it.

  • It's part of it is really good.

  • Perfect.

  • And now this nazis hands.

  • Alright, so before Nowitzki left yesterday, he gave us his hand joe.

  • He started his own brand of hand joe.

  • It's typical Nowitzki cashing in on a disaster.

  • Okay, some nice hand jelly, 75% alcohol.

  • Very strong.

  • It's like pouring vodka and you have Yeah, that's what smells like.

  • Maybe that's why he drinks it.

  • Have a shot for bedtime.

  • But what we were thinking because I don't eat energy gel anymore.

  • This could be doctor jellies new thing.

  • Oh, Doctor Doctor jennifer, the modern generation dr Jill is going to evolve to dr handy.

  • It is in recent years, Tacoma has become really popular tourist because it's kind of like a mini kyoto and it's one of the few places a lot of tourists have been going to outside of major cities like Tokyo, Osaka and kyoto.

  • Tokyo is kind of in the middle.

  • If you're coming to japan for the first time.

  • I put Tacoma on your itinerary for like a day.

  • It'll be a nice little escape from the city, but now we filled up on some tasty A five Hida Gyu, it's time to see if we can find a backdrop for dr jelly.

  • Oh yeah, his cat, he's willing to slash the shorty doors, the ones like stop it and it's like now while the shoji slasher cat is to Akiyama's undeniable highlight in firm second place is one of Japan's largest retro museums.

  • The Takayama show Akon where you can transport yourself back in time to the 19 fifties and sixties with streets, shops and even classrooms recreated in impressive detail.

  • That's so cool.

  • Just like a 1950s, style classroom.

  • There's a lot of nostalgia around the kind of the Shoah judy the short era because after World War II, Japan went through an economic miracle.

  • World War II didn't go so well for Japan.

  • But after that, the country rebuilt itself kind of reimagined itself.

  • There's a lot of nostalgia for that period.

  • A lot of the toys, games, culture.

  • He speak to anyone who grew up between the 1950s to the 1980s and they were kind of speak very nostalgically and very fondly about that era.

  • All right.

  • All right, my oh, That's the end of that.

  • But I don't know what this is, it's the smallest vehicle I've ever been in.

  • I think this is what we should've done journey across Japan in 1940s, little vamp.

  • I love it.

  • Full steam ahead jay, get in, let's go.

  • Mhm.

  • Oh wow.

  • Oh jackpot.

  • This is amazing.

  • It's like a 1960s style canteen, lots of cool items.

  • This is it, it doesn't even feel like it's fake, it actually feels like a real to scale my little diner or canteen or something where you come from like a bit of lunch or dinner.

  • Oh wow, we record, that's perfect actually.

  • Maybe.

  • So it needs to be something to do with this.

  • Hand joe.

  • Nowitzki's bloody alcoholic.

  • Hand joe, That's perfect, right, because there's a meal right there so we can make it like you just came home from work and you're like, oh man, I need a meal but it's, I'm too hungry to go wash my hands and then I boasted with this, I'm too hungry to wash my hands.

  • Exactly, but that that is a genuinely plausible, workable situation.

  • Yeah, I like it.

  • I like it a lot.

  • Should we do it?

  • I think we should, let's do it.

  • Camera.

  • Yeah, dr ship, ship ship what you need the temper.

  • What's so much Joey fucking how is that?

  • I think it was good enough that we get in shape.

  • So just finished filming after about one hour in this like 19 fifties style restaurant just fish.

  • How do you think it went?

  • It went really well, it's difficult to know until we edited it, but you can see the finished version of dr jelly too at the end of this video, but for now get on.

  • So let's go, let's get out of here.

  • Okay, and while you were suiting up into dr jelly, I did discover hotel With a rib with a hot spring in it in 1000 year old log, 1000 year old, 1000 year old log, imagine that like this 1000 year old, this log has been there for 1000 years, 20 generations and to foreigners come along, sit in the log of break it because it's too big for it.

  • I'll be a tragic end to the day, but also a whole areas at least we got title for this video.

  • Now just the sort of click bait title I sat in 1000 year old log in japan and broke it and broke it.

  • Not Clickbait sort of disgusting, filthy Clickbait title you have to do is a huge, it sounds like you, isn't it Joey video sat in a log in Japan, look at me a thumbnail, be him going that stupid face.

  • Fun fact in japanese, ghetto actually means to vomit but don't worry.

  • The bars here are filled with geothermal spring water and not something unspeakably dreadful arriving at our hotel room.

  • We're given something of a well wind tour by a warm, welcoming member of staff who is proud to showcase the seemingly never ending amount of televisions placed around our room.

  • Oh God, show yourself.

  • So we've just arrived in our room at Ghetto on set and it's a really quite a large room.

  • 2000 year old log comes with a rather big room.

  • We'll give you a tour in a minute.

  • We haven't gone out, started seeing this log yet, so quite excited about this and the grand review.

  • Oh wow, that's a, that's a log.

  • All right, that's a fucking log.