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  • hey guys

  • happy new year and welcome to the first video of the year

  • It's been pretty chill around here

  • I hope you guys have all had a really good start to the year

  • i've just been kind of chilling at home

  • it's been so snowy in Sendai

  • that I don't really want to go out

  • because there's so much snow on the sidewalks

  • and I walk everywhere

  • it's a bit of a pain in the ass

  • but today is super sunny which is amazing

  • because my friend Cassie's coming out from Tokyo

  • i'm going to be showing her around the city

  • I thought I would invite you guys

  • because we haven't really gotten out to see

  • Sendai together at all yet

  • so I hope you enjoy seeing my new neighbourhood

  • here in japan

  • I don't know what we're going to get up to

  • we're just kind of going to go with the flow

  • see if we find some fun stuff to do

  • first we're going to grab some caffeine

  • i'm going to bring her to the new

  • Tully's tea shop that just opened at

  • sendai station because they have

  • an extensive menu of milk tea

  • which is just so delicious

  • if you're looking for a really good milk tea

  • I feel like Tully's cafe does the best ones

  • and they do soy milk if you don't like dairy

  • so let's go meet Cassie

  • grab a milk tea

  • and then we will be off on our adventures

  • I hope you enjoy the video

  • oooh

  • (gasps)

  • winter tea

  • so look at their selection of milk tea

  • it's so much better than usual

  • there's so much tea

  • they have peach and matcha smoothie

  • what's Russian tea?

  • I have no idea

  • intriguing

  • and then

  • yeah coffee

  • but we both like tea

  • so I'm going to get

  • I always get the French vanilla one

  • I might try the Chai

  • I might get this Winter tea

  • with soy

  • this Winter tea looks amazing

  • oh it's a fruit

  • fruit and there's honey

  • and yeah

  • good choice

  • [Music]

  • all right we got our one day pass for

  • the bus

  • and the chikatetsu subway

  • it only cost 920 yen

  • and we can use it all day long

  • so it's pretty cool if you want

  • to come up to sendai

  • and do like a little touristy day trip

  • you probably want to get one of these passes

  • so i put this in

  • cool and then it stamps it with a date

  • and then when you get on the bus you

  • have to show the date to the bus driver

  • that's how you use the bus

  • [Music]

  • we're going to a honey shop a honey shop

  • yeah and why are we going there because

  • it's runs my favorite band and i'm

  • not a crazy fan

  • cassie's a huge fan of monkey magic

  • they're a band that's based here in

  • sendai they're also canadian

  • and one of the members one or two of the

  • members two members the two brothers run

  • a honey shop here in sendai so

  • that's what we're attempting to get to

  • it's out in the middle of nowhere

  • literally middle okay so clock one four

  • four okay

  • there's so much snow out here

  • there's nothing left in sendai but we're

  • kind of out in the mountains now so

  • lots of snow piled up

  • i have exciting news so i've started

  • collecting photos of the pokemon

  • manholes that they have throughout japan

  • and i was looking on the website and

  • there was one out here in the middle of

  • nowhere in tomia so miyagi i feel like

  • has the most out of any prefecture

  • there's 35 different pokemon manholes

  • and yeah luckily there's one here in the

  • mountains of nowhere

  • on the outskirts of sendai so we're

  • gonna go hunting for that today

  • hopefully i can find it while i'm out

  • here because i probably won't be coming

  • back here again

  • another goal we have for today

  • adventures oh wow look at this oh it's

  • like an old town what's this i think is

  • this where we're going we're going

  • around it but it's really cool we'll go

  • in there later

  • i wonder what's going on in there it

  • looks like sake they make sake

  • warehouses

  • very cool

  • look at this little road that we have to

  • take to get to the honey shop

  • this is such a pretty little town

  • i'm glad we came out here i probably

  • wouldn't have come out here

  • there's no one here

  • oh there's cafes and everything

  • little shops

  • Eight Crowns

  • so this is the honey shop here it's in

  • this really cool old

  • building

  • [Music]

  • cassie got her fancy honey yay and now

  • we're gonna go look for the pokemon

  • manhole which is hopefully not covered

  • in snow and we can see it

  • why is there a postcard

  • oh what's that oh it's all the oh

  • so there's stamps manholes oh my god are

  • they stamps of like the manhole maybe

  • i think they are it's the tomio one what

  • okay so our day plan might have just

  • changed we might have to we might have

  • to do this spend the whole day

  • i'm not sure

  • this is so cool so they've got a little

  • booklet here

  • and in the locations with the manholes

  • you can also collect stamps i'm a sucker

  • for anything you collect love it

  • we'll definitely have to do this oh and

  • i guess if you get all the stamps you

  • can maybe win a lapras oh a little

  • lapras plushie

  • i'm probably gonna buy one anyway but

  • CASSIE: Awesome! (SHARLA: Yes)

  • SHARLA: That's cute.

  • SHARLA: This is so exciting.

  • SHARLA: It must be up there.

  • CASSIE: Let's see. SHARLA: Maybe up on the road.

  • CASSIE: Oh, up by like the parking lot. SHARLA: Yeah.

  • SHARLA: Right here.

  • SHARLA: It says it's like..

  • SHARLA & CASSIE: Here.

  • CASSIE: Over there maybe?

  • CASSIE: Oh, yes! There it is! SHARLA: Yaaay!

  • SHARLA: That's such a random spot.

  • CASSIE: You would never find that.

  • SHARLA: Oh, they went, they dug it out.

  • SHARLA: Look at the snow, yay.

  • SHARLA: Sweeet. CASSIE: How did we find that? That's intense.

  • SHARLA: I don't know, I'm so glad that I checked.

  • CASSIE: We're just like in a parking lot.

  • SHARLA: All right we're gonna hire a taxi to take us to the next manhole.

  • SHARLA: We came all the way out here. We can not get the other one.

  • CASSIE: We need to. SHARLA: That would just be a waste.

  • SHARLA: He was like what's your name. I'm like Sharla.

  • He's like Sowada-san (? nothing like Sharla).

  • I was like, yeah, sure, whatever. CASSIE: Sure, whatever.

  • SHARLA: That works.

  • CASSIE: You're gonna be like.. SHARLA: You're gonna be shocked when you come to get us.

  • CASSIE: The foreigner, who's like, that's not you!

  • SHARLA: Alright, we got a taxi and we're on our way to the next stamp.