Japan's Inland Sea Paradise | Shimanami Kaido

  • Published on Feb 16, 2019
  • The Shimanami Kaido cycle across Japan's Inland Sea is the most beautiful place in the country. The cycle route across the chain of islands that span it, is the best way to experience it. Even if it's one brutal undertaking on par with Mount Fuji.
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  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan  3 months ago +1523

    Honestly, I'd spent the first 1,000km journey across Japan looking forward to this day, and it didn't disappoint - even if it nearly finished me off! Thank you to Sharla for joining the adventure; may your legs rest in peace. IF you guys are coming to Japan on holiday, for the love of god set aside a day or two to cycle the Shimanami Kaido though. YOU WON'T REGRET IT. (But your thighs will).

    • Bradley Schoon
      Bradley Schoon 2 months ago

      Ever since your first video where you put this route in one your videos it's been on top of my bucketlist. Pretty much my only thing as of now but definitely my number one! (I also enjoy cycling so it's kind of a no brainer)

    • Oliver Griffin
      Oliver Griffin 2 months ago

      Hey Chris, that day's cycle looks really pretty - was this really only filmed a few days ago? How warm is it down there? I'm up in Aomori entrenched in snow, but since hirodai's spring break has started I want to go south and enjoy some warmth! I'm getting a bit sick of snow and -7deg most days. I am really jealous of you quite frankly. Any tips? Can I go in the other direction? Can I hire a bike on one end and leave it at the other? Thanks :)

    • Tulkas Astaldo
      Tulkas Astaldo 3 months ago

      My family put me in charge of planning our vacation to Japan this summer. Happened to find out about the Shimanami Kaido just hours before you uploaded, and this video has definitely strengthened my conviction to make it a part of our itinerary.
      Beautiful drone shots btw, especially the one capturing the sunset was absolutely majestic. Not gonna lie I was kinda bummed out when the time between uploads starting getting longer and longer shortly after the start of the journey, but if this is the quality of footage and production we get in exchange, it's absolutely worth it.

    • dillogdall1
      dillogdall1 3 months ago

      +blissblissbliss That is true, the seatposts should be higher. That being said, when we did the cycle the seatpost was way to low for me on the bikes you can rent there (I am 191 cm), it really does a number on your thighs.

    • Happy Cakes
      Happy Cakes 3 months ago

      Are you guys dating? Thats a really personal question but you guys seem to have good rapport 🤔❤👍

  • Anik mondal
    Anik mondal 2 days ago

    oo I love sharla

  • sunlighthot
    sunlighthot 3 days ago

    did you get that booty tho?

  • PremiumShiny
    PremiumShiny 4 days ago

    I was tabbed out and the video was frozen. Chris said "you are presented with a beautiful view" and I tab to see this: prntscr.com/np5v3l

  • chongming liao
    chongming liao 9 days ago

    nice video!btw are you guys dating now?あはは

  • Jupiter
    Jupiter 12 days ago

    why do your videos always make me hungry

  • Sanjiv Rasiah
    Sanjiv Rasiah 13 days ago

    deadpool 2 anime opening

  • Hakkyou13
    Hakkyou13 14 days ago

    Thanks for doing this and filming. I can only hope to go here some day, maybe even cycle.

  • Seven Bridgeしまなみ海道 瀬戸内海チャンネル

    Thank you for coming to Shimanami Kaido!

  • Wes Coesel
    Wes Coesel 17 days ago

    Pewdiepie's nightmare

  • S B
    S B 20 days ago

    9:30 - That's what she said

  • Kelvin Chow
    Kelvin Chow 26 days ago +2

    I have no idea there was such a thing to do in Hiroshima. But after watching this video, I was doing the Shiminami Kaido in March. Chris and Sharla, thank you for doing this! It was one of my top 3 highlights while travelling in Japan! Now I challenge you to do the AWAJI 157 route on Awaji Island 😉

  • Apophis STR
    Apophis STR 26 days ago

    3 times faster, and the shirt is (kinda) red

    I know who that is.

  • Athios
    Athios 26 days ago

    How do you get those camera angles? do you have a third person flying a drone?

  • kmandotcom
    kmandotcom 27 days ago

    is the ferry necessary? is there a tour? (btw, great attempts at the profound. background music was on point!)

  • Impulsage
    Impulsage Month ago +2

    Thanks for doing awesome content like this Chris. Really inspiring and I'm sure you did this beautiful place justice with your video!

  • Pamela Smith
    Pamela Smith Month ago

    Chris , please do a video on how to improve ones MEMORY PLEEEEEZE!!!!!!!

  • SnowKnightLP
    SnowKnightLP Month ago

    This video is kind of motivating, sadly i don't have a bike though xD

  • StratAttack_1.47
    StratAttack_1.47 Month ago

    After watching one of your more recent videos where you had drawn subscribe in the sand, i checked during this one to find i have been unsubscribed although i've been following your channel for over a year now?... it's not the first channel for this to happen with either

  • My Story Medias
    My Story Medias Month ago

    Thank you for showing us this place. I'm starting my bike trip tomorrow from Onomichi :)

  • kahanaohana
    kahanaohana Month ago

    I just finished doing this route today. Incredible. Couple things for those going to do it, get a good bike with a really comfortable seat and dont do it in a day like i did find a place to stay the night and take your time, theres lots to see.

  • Rechten studentje
    Rechten studentje Month ago

    Easy if you're Dutch hehe. Greetings from the Netherlands

  • Nikolaj
    Nikolaj Month ago

    Damn, what is that song in the start?

  • Peter Staiff
    Peter Staiff Month ago +2

    I would highly recommend visiting Tomonoura while you are in Hiroshima Prefecture. One of the most picturesque fishing villages in the Seto Inland Sea. It was the inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki’s film Ponyo and used as setting for X-Men film Wolverine.

  • TheSylfaein
    TheSylfaein Month ago

    You could have (re)watched Golden Boy Kintaro Oe before to up your motivation.
    For cycling, of course.

  • raoul Fernandez
    raoul Fernandez Month ago

    Did no ones wanna know how much the fukushima accident affects the food, water and the region around fukushima? Because its the only reason i dont visit japan🧐

  • samic
    samic Month ago

    I remeber that hill @5:00... I had to walk my bike there too.

  • Peez
    Peez Month ago +3

    I ship Chris an Sharla so much omg.

  • Linda McCarthy
    Linda McCarthy Month ago

    I’d just like to apologise for the number of times I said (both in my head and out loud) “f**k you Chris Broad for convincing me to do this f**king bike ride” yesterday while cycling the Shimanami Kaido, in case my curses have actually brought you bad luck 😂 it is truly, truly beautiful but I fear that my butt and my thighs will never recover and I will never sit comfortably again. If you are thinking of doing this ride make sure you get plenty of practice at home and build up your cycling skills. And FOR THE LOVE OF GOD wear padded cycling pants!

  • My YoutubeChannel
    My YoutubeChannel Month ago

    10:40 haha made me Laugh

  • Zelda Henson
    Zelda Henson Month ago

    Oh my Gooooood! You get a Like for BUNNIES! So cute!

  • Russell Chapman Esq.
    Russell Chapman Esq. Month ago +1

    This is a bridge but everybody knows Japan's most famous bridge is over the River Kwai

  • 171QA
    171QA Month ago

    Look its abridge... I'll be leaving now.

  • BeardedManCrafts
    BeardedManCrafts Month ago +1

    Sharla is the cutest

  • Jan Miranda
    Jan Miranda Month ago +1

    HAHAAHHAHA...much enjoy, im a fan of that sharmander now.

  • brianuuuSonic Reborn

    They must have a camera crew following them around right? Otherwise how would they get those drone shots while cycling?

  • Rhys Jones
    Rhys Jones Month ago

    Hi , I’m coming over for the rugby World Cup? I’m looking for advice on mobile phone / WiFi advice. My current plan will cost an absolute fortune , so what’s the cheapest / best way to stay connected?

  • Matthew Sheeran
    Matthew Sheeran Month ago

    Luv the little Zen philosophy on the hill Chris. Cheers.

  • Matthew Sheeran
    Matthew Sheeran Month ago

    Pocari must be a giant to sweat so much! ;-)

  • BrutalTurtle
    BrutalTurtle Month ago

    seen this already...

  • Savio Almeida
    Savio Almeida Month ago

    How can something be so beautiful you can't even describe it!

  • Ihor R.-M.
    Ihor R.-M. Month ago

    short sceneries in between or during your videos are raising them on a new level

    what is the name of the song at 9:17?

  • Marc-André Voyer
    Marc-André Voyer Month ago +1

    You and Sharla have inspired me to go there and do that biking route! Me and my father are going to Japan in May, and we're going to be doing that route on my bday! :D

  • Keith -Indy- Mossey

    When are you two gonna get together

  • Patrick Enrico Joseph Ablang

    Can someone please teach Chris how to properly wear a helmet? It's driving my ocd crazy...
    Otherwise great vid!

  • blacksheep806
    blacksheep806 Month ago

    12:05 xDDD

  • Marx Delaroche
    Marx Delaroche Month ago

    What’s the music called that’s playing around 9:30 in?

  • Tom Servo
    Tom Servo Month ago

    I'm debating between riding the Shimanami Kaido or hiking the Koyasan pilgrimage trail on my next trip, still can't decide which one I want to take on though.

  • MagashiSaizen
    MagashiSaizen Month ago

    9:31 "Its pretty big" - Chris Broad
    That's what she said.

  • Bernabe De La Cruz
    Bernabe De La Cruz Month ago

    “Lets enjoy this while it lasts” :3

  • chromaghost
    chromaghost Month ago

    What's the song at 9:17?

  • Jonatan Engwall
    Jonatan Engwall Month ago +1

    9:30 that's what she said

  • El Magnifico
    El Magnifico Month ago +1

    that chick is hot

  • jerhaoui othmane
    jerhaoui othmane Month ago

    sharla is single now...my boy chris should give it a shot...I mean what could be more romantic than cycling through Japan...

    • jerhaoui othmane
      jerhaoui othmane Month ago

      KILLERDOG416 nop she is no more with the korean dude...chris could definitely date her...

    • KILLERDOG416
      KILLERDOG416 Month ago

      what do you mean she is single
      isnt she married

  • Aaron Bee
    Aaron Bee Month ago


  • Aaron Bee
    Aaron Bee Month ago

    [email protected]

  • K Nana
    K Nana Month ago

    Michigan has the longest suspension bridge

  • Juliana Guimarães
    Juliana Guimarães Month ago

    I did this route because I saw the video of your first time doing! Unfortunately we went all the way to the end, because we started too late in the day :-( and we need to return our rental bikes, so we got to the Ikuchijima and run to get the last ferry back to Onomich! Would love to do it again

  • L une
    L une Month ago +1

    Sharla is a person worthy of so much respect. You can tell she cares about everyone, every last one, so deeply. You both bring out the best in each other. Though pressures can seem overbearing, the most precious gems couldn’t form with out patience, time, and pressure! When people say ignore naysayers, most don’t tell you that sometimes you’ll be your own naysayer and have to overcome. Thank you Chris for the inspiration and setting a great example in the world, I’ve forgotten how much I miss biking! 😉

  • Socrates and Anime
    Socrates and Anime Month ago +14

    I remember watching Abroad in Japan years ago hoping it would go big because the content was so good.
    Glad something went right!

  • Tony Stark
    Tony Stark Month ago

    5:13 idk if that's beautiful or just the definition of trauma

  • makai no kaio
    makai no kaio 2 months ago +1

    Sharla is a beautifull view indeed... 7:38

  • Al A
    Al A 2 months ago +1

    I wonder if they banged.

  • Oli Beard
    Oli Beard 2 months ago

    What is the song

  • fizzie chin
    fizzie chin 2 months ago

    Chris,are you always behind sharla so you can perv on her bum? ;)

  • Billぶしど
    Billぶしど 2 months ago

    5:05 Are you using a gimbal or just a camera with really wicked image stabilization?

  • The Program
    The Program 2 months ago

    Hear the intro, instalike.

  • TheCrazyGracie
    TheCrazyGracie 2 months ago +11

    Sharla: Say something
    Him: Say something
    Sharla:Say something
    Him:Say something
    Sharla: * pauses* There is a mosquito on your face

    ABHISHEK LANJE 2 months ago

    Sharla is a paradise herself, so cute

  • roy marven
    roy marven 2 months ago

    sharla always seems so perky - what is the matter with her?x

  • Elior Mesika
    Elior Mesika 2 months ago +5

    Today was a nightmare and not just because of Sharla

  • venomTang
    venomTang 2 months ago

    Ryotoro is cool, but it's nice to hear a girl's laugh in these vids XD. And not just ones that love a good vein

  • Danger Zone
    Danger Zone 2 months ago

    How long has Chris been taking Sharla to pound town? I expect her to get pregnant soon.

  • 10,000 subs without any videos? ꧂

    You road almost two marathons worth of cross country biking in a day, you should feel tired

  • oschoa
    oschoa 2 months ago

    yo bro what's the name of the intro song?

  • Kholti Sylvia
    Kholti Sylvia 2 months ago

    can someone help me where to view the sequels of this episode?

  • Buzzramjet
    Buzzramjet 2 months ago

    Absolutely FASCINATING tour by bike. So very impressed you did it. A bit younger and I would have loved to have done the same.
    BUT NOW For something completely different. You once made a comment about being able to listen to Japanese music as another good reason to learn Japanese, then played a bit of that godawful ponpon rubbish.
    BUT do you go to concerts. WHAT kind of music in Japan do you listen to? Jpop? Jrock? I have found the new wave of Jrock led by the ladies such as Band Maid, LOVEBITES, Mary's Blood, Aldious Fate Gear, Bridear et al are such a relief from the crap we have in the West with regards to actual music with tunes in them.
    So what do you like and do you attend shows.

  • Wideboi 69
    Wideboi 69 2 months ago

    8:58 Looks like Tony Stark in Ironman 1 , when Tony got his reacter heart pulled out.

  • Tytania 2
    Tytania 2 2 months ago

    You are using a mountain bike right? If so why not change the gear so it is easier for you to climb the hill?

    • David Freeman
      David Freeman 2 months ago

      The gears were broken off when he got it "fixed"

  • SunoftheCakes
    SunoftheCakes 2 months ago

    I have to admit that I've been watching both of you for like what - four five years at least, and it seems like you get along pretty well - it's so childish of me to ship you guys - but hey, let me do that publicly :P

  • Pikku Munki
    Pikku Munki 2 months ago +2

    I don't know, but it seems Chris is in-love with Sharla, he is a bit flirty ^_^. We must call them "LaChris" :-D.

    • Abby Lowe
      Abby Lowe 2 months ago

      Well...i believe during this time, she was marries but now isn’t. These two probably had an affair.

  • LynnStrifeTsubame
    LynnStrifeTsubame 2 months ago

    Another great episode; I loved it!! :D

  • サントカフェ江の島

    Just a thought:
    You cannot say Seto inland Sea is 'the most beautiful place in the country', since there are many other beautiful places in Japan.
    If you say 'Seto inland Sea is one of the most beautiful places in the country', that makes more sense.

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    るるる 2 months ago


  • IDark_Sougo
    IDark_Sougo 2 months ago +1

    Stonkingly good bridges, amazing views and an exploding sun!! Nicely done Chris! You and your team have done some cracking camera work. Fantastic as always.

  • Amazingly Awkward
    Amazingly Awkward 2 months ago

    Ladies and Gents, I think Chris just leaked the next Danganronpa game - Legendary Danganronpa 4: Never-Ending Cycle of Despair.
    Also what's the music at the beginning? Always wondered xD

    REVIEWSONTHERUN 2 months ago

    Awesome place. Great view. ✌️

  • tommo scott
    tommo scott 2 months ago +2

    god im in love with her

  • Gabriel Philipp Biffiger

    Chris, you look great!

  • Bibek Shah
    Bibek Shah 2 months ago

    I want to hear Chris Broad's narration in a NatGeo video.

  • Evan Stanley
    Evan Stanley 2 months ago

    Your wheels are designed to grip into dirt which is a much different type of traction than the smaller less pronounced cycling tires and your frames are heavier than cycling frames those are the reasons for your difficulty uphill you're using mountain bikes

  • toshio shibabuki
    toshio shibabuki 2 months ago


  • scythman99
    scythman99 2 months ago

    You gotta rub her legs when she’s sore Chris 😉

  • Rhaz of Rheos
    Rhaz of Rheos 2 months ago

    How are you doing those drone shots while doing what were you doing? is there a third guy?

  • Jerbear
    Jerbear 2 months ago +9

    Ya’ll should date! She’s single now

    • Tahira Gibson
      Tahira Gibson 2 months ago +1

      Jerbear -great! The grump who barely smiles and the ditz who can’t stop giggling...what a pair!

  • Stone2D3D
    Stone2D3D 2 months ago +2

    I love this series; Thank you Chris, for showing us Japan! :)

  • Ren Ixion
    Ren Ixion 2 months ago

    where is this follow up 🤔🤔🤔🤧

  • Joe Moran
    Joe Moran 2 months ago

    Should have had onomichi ramen!!

  • Kaizen2011
    Kaizen2011 2 months ago

    Am i the only one that sees Sharla and thinks she must be tasty....

  • MindTech
    MindTech 2 months ago