Travel videos are more popular than ever on YouTube. In March, we took a look at the top 5 most watched travel videos from YouTubers in Japan. The results were interesting, to say the least. This month, we’re taking another look. We’re happy to say that there isn’t a strange kids video at the top of the list, but the choices are still plenty bizarre in some cases.
#5 – Indigenous style to care children during travel
In a prime example of using keywords to your advantage, Iajimbudha‘s video about how indigenous people care for children during their travels cracks the number 5 spot of travel videos in Japan. Those interested in documentaries will undoubtedly find this topic interesting though. The footage is well shot and edited, so it makes the short video a pretty entertaining view.
#4 – Jet Stream: Travel back in time
Listening to relaxing beats on YouTube is a popular video format these days. However, this one from Mr21Superboy manages to sneak into the travel listings thanks to the use of the interior of an airplane as the background image.
Channels like these aren’t meant to be watched. Their purpose is the audio experience. Still, this is one of the more unique ones out there.
#3 – Let’s Travel
YUKI NAKATA opts for a super dramatic take on the usual travel video. Utilizing a variety of drone shots and a transition to rival the screen wipe in Star Wars, He’s put together something pretty special here. Pretty special.
#2 – Travel Agent Roleplay
If you ever wanted to practice speaking to a soft-spoken Japanese travel agent, then BABY ASMR has the video for you. The video hides the face of the female travel agent you’re supposed to be speaking to, which makes the scenario more than a little strange.
What’s actually going on here is an example of ASMR, which stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. For those who don’t know, it’s popular with people as a relaxation activity. It consists of listening to soft-spoken dialogue and sounds. BABY ASMR makes its living on this kind of format. Relax with some soothing travel agent speak for 23 and a half minutes.
#1 – What to do in Japan in Winter | Japan Travel Tips
Experience some of the best that Japan has to offer for winter activities. The channel internationally ME takes you on a snowboarding trip in Tottori prefecture. A good thing about this video is the mix of English and Japanese with English subtitles. It makes it a good study tool for people who are interested not only in places to visit in Japan, but for those studying the language as well.
Next time, we’ll take a look at some geeky videos again.
This list was compiled on 4/5/2018 using Tubular.