Just hopped on a ferry.
You can hear all the people.
We're headed to Miyajima.
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Before we hop on the ferry, I just wantedto show you what my room looks like at the Royal Park Hotel.
So, come with me.
This is it, guys.
Now, I'm not going to lie to you and say thatthis room is a whole lot bigger than the cheaper Toyoko Inn that I stayed in last night, butit is much nicer.
Nicer bed, better lighting, and, yeah, yourdesk and things over here, television and all of your hotel info.
So, the same stock things that you would getin a normal hotel, but just a lot nicer.
What's this view looking like? Oh, yeah.
Nice comfortable hotel with a really goodview that's in a great location.
You can get to some of the really cool siteshere in Hiroshima without even having to take a shuttle.
It was a little cold when I went – Freezing your balls off in the snow.
but I walked to Hiroshima Castle fromthis very hotel, and it took, like, 20 minutes.
A good hotel has a good bathroom, and youcan see this one right through a glass window in your room.
Again, not huge, but superclean, supercomfortable.
Now, that I'm all clean, looks like I gota boat to catch.
You'll take the Miyajima Ferry at MiyajimaguchiStation to get to the island.
The ferry itself is 180 yen one way, so expectto spend 360 yen roundtrip.
The superconvenient thing is one of theseferries is run by the Japan Rail, and that's the same company that runs all of the majortrains here in Japan.
You don't even need a ticket.
You can just take your IC card, beep it andhop straight on the boat.
This right here, this is what peace feelslike.
Not a cubicle.
When you think of Miyajima, this is what youthink of, this giant gate just floating in the water.
This is Itsukushima Shrine's O-Torii.
Yes, I can show you a picture, yes, I canshow you a video, but there is absolutely nothing like seeing this in person.
It's incredible, guys.
Weighing in at 60 tons and being over 54 feettall, it's not going anywhere.
So, please, go see it when you get a chance.
I got a question for you.
How am I supposed to go back to work afterseeing this? You tell me because I don't really know.
It's beautiful out here.
You want to take a selfie? No? You're not going to say anything? No? Ah, it's okay.
He's kind of shy.
“AHHH!” (Japanese Woman Screams) Oh.
He just headbutt ed me.
In general, you shouldn't have a problem.
Even though the deer on Miyajima are wild, most of them are really mild-mannered.
But there are exceptions.
Some deer can be assholes.
Case in point, this guy right here.
Please keep in mind that all of the deer, even the nice ones, will eat everything you have.
So, if you have food, they will eat it.
If you have paper sticking out of your pockets, they will eat it.
So, be careful .
I'm getting kind of hungry , so I think it's time to get something.
So, I'm going to maybe try some oysters andget some Momiji manju.
I'm going to start first, I hope you can seethat.
That is an Anagoman.
It's a special Hiroshima-style steamed bun, so let's give it a go.
So, it's eel and steamed vegetables.
Hiroshima is famous for its oysters.
If you look out on Hiroshima Bay, you caneven see some of the oyster farms.
Now, I got really lucky because I came duringthe winter months when the oysters are supposed to be the freshest.
Now, I could do some oysters okonomiyaki, or I could do like the steamed oysters or whatever.
But, let's go hard or go home, people.
I'm going to go raw oysters.
Right here, right now.
One, two, three.
That's pretty good, actually.
I thought that was gonna.
I don't know if it's going to make me sickor not, but that's really good.
Oh, man, I've been waiting for this.
It is time for some Momiji manju.
If you're not familiar with manju, manju isjust like a Japanese pastry, and it's generally filled with adzuki bean paste called Anko.
That's a sweet red bean that you see in alot of Japanese sweets.
Really, really tasty.
The word Momiji in Japanese it just meanslike leaf, or autumn leaves kind of changing color, which is why the pastry is leaf-shaped.
Instead of us doing the traditional Momijimanju, let's put a little twist on it, okay? So, we're going to have Agemomiji.
I heard some people call it Agemomi, for short.
So, this is taking that same great-tastingMomiji manju and then battering it and deep-frying it They smell amazing so, hopefully, they tasteas good as they smell.
Got a cream on and an Anko one.
Man, that's good.
You don't need the stick.
It is sinfully good.
It can't be good for you because it's deep-fried, but we're making an exception today because we're in Hiroshima.
Let's try the cream one, too.
One, two, three.
It's like a custard one.
It's really good, too, but I think the Ankoone is a little better.
But, this is still really good.
Mmm MMM! Well, that'll wrap this one up for today.
I'm going to go ahead and catch the ferryback.
We'll hop on the Shinkansen and head backto Tokyo.
Had another amazing day with you, guys.
Thanks for coming to check out the giant archwayon the water with me, Itsukushima Shrine, getting head-butted by territorial deer, eatingraw oysters and having Agemomiji for the first time.
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Where in Japan should I go to next? What do you want to see next? Let me know in the comment section.
I look forward to hearing it, guys, and I'llsee you in the next one.
Let's shout out some of the recommendationsyou guys left in the last video.
Mason left a great one.
He says, “Go to a haunted location in Japan.
” Thanks, Mason.
Tami writes, “Okinawa? You can't go wrong in Okinawa.
” I have not been yet and I really want to go, so thanks for that one, Tami.
Kahana Ohana writes, “Go to Kusatsu or SnowMonkey Park in Nagano.
Both are on my list next trip.
If you want to roll, I'll be your cameraman.
Keep up the videos.
Thanks from Hawaii.
” Oh, man.
Thanks for the offer.
I appreciate that, Kahana Ohana.