Departures (2008–…): Season 1, Episode 6 - Japan: The Future - full transcript

While navigating the extensive train systems in Japan, Scott manages to get them to the South. Meanwhile, Justin struggles with language barriers and very different food.

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(clicks)

(thrumming)

(upbeat music)

- [Justin] We've left the
remote Island of Ascension,

for one of the most
populated islands on earth.

Japan is an ultra modern,
never ending urban sprawl.

When I think of Japan,
I think of a future.

I know that Scott's been to Japan before,

but traveling with me is a lot different,

than traveling with anybody else.

- [Scott] There's a comfort
factor that I have here,



that I don't have in a lot
of other places on earth,

but I know that it's gonna help make,

for a great trip here with Justin.

Justin and I are dropping everything,

and just gonna travel
the world for a year.

I gave up quite a bit of stuff to do this.

I just always thought there's
definitely something missing,

like traveling.

- [Justin] That travel bug
gets in you and it's got you.

One full year goes by in a blink.

(upbeat music)

- [Jason] Leaving Ascension,

there's a lot of things
I'm kinda leaving behind,

and Japan's a new country.



So wipe the slate clean,
and see what happens.

- [Scott] We're arriving in Tokyo,

and we're gonna be meeting up
with my good friend Tomoko.

(slow music)

My friend Tomoko,

was actually born and
raised right here in Tokyo,

so she's gonna act as our
tour guide for the evening.

Tomoko?

Hi, it's Scott.

(passing train whirring)

- [Justin] Public transit
here is efficient,

and you can get on a subway
or train at any corner,

and get to any other part
of the city in no time.

- I'm Scott's shadow.

I don't know where we are really.

Scott knows where we are.

I need to follow Scott.

Scott is the man with the plan.

Especially here where I can't
even pronounce the words.

At least I can say, "Oh,
I'm at Gregory Street".

Or "I'm on Simple Simon Street".

Follow the blue.

Follow blue.

My boy blue.

Hey, blue!

Where we at?

He's got not idea so,
that's not a good sign.

- Well, I can't read the street names,

but we're looking for
where our hotel is now.

(slow music)

- Now we're trying to find our hotel.

He moved, (indistinct)

is there anything simpler than that?

- [Scott] We've got our room,

now it's time to shower.

Maybe eat.

- [Justin] Does it got a shower?

Please tell me there's a shower.

- Nah

- [Justin] Are you kidding me?

- There's a shower

- [Justin] Okay, good.

- Just got off the phone with Tomoko.

And she is a Japanese friend of ours.

She's going to show us a bit around here.

I think she's a little
bit shorter than us.

She's got, I don't know
how to describe her.

Her hair is probably
about shoulder length.

- I'm looking for a Japanese girl,

but this tall with hair down to here.

- I met Tomoko about Four
years ago, back home,

she was doing some university courses,

and ever since we've just kept in touch.

Yeah, we're right beside a
Fujifilm and Fuji Xerox building.

(laughing)

How are you?
- [Tomoko] Hi!

- This is Justin.

- Okay.

- Justin, Tomoko.

- Now why are you taking?

Ha-ha. No! Please.

(laughing)

No. Please.

(laughing)

- There's gonna be lots
of this. Lots and lots.

(laughing)

We're all starved.

So we're heading down the street to,

a traditional Japanese restaurant.

Hookup with another one
of Tomoko's friends.

So what can we expect to eat?

- traditional Japanese food?

- [Scott] Okay.

- We got limbo in this thing.

- [Justin] Apparently you
gotta take your shoes off.

Hoping my feet don't stink.
Coz they probably do. Ha-ha.

- This is a Japanese traditional table.

(Tomoko ordering in Japanese)

- We've really gone old school tonight.

We just gotta stay here
and yeah, yeah, Okay.

- [Tomoko] Kanpai!

- [Group] Kanpai!

- Kanpai cameraman.

- [Scott] The Stuff on the menu here,

is all very traditional,

but it's really good, I'm loving it.

- Sea Bream.

Sea Bream.

What is this?

(group chattering)

Here we go, thank you.

Thank you so much.

- [Scott] She doesn't understand.

- Cheers.

- Kanpai.

- Kanpai.

- At it boy! Yeah.

- [Justin] Some of the
pieces that were real fishy,

I could feel myself starting
to gag a little bit.

So it's not going down,
it's not going down.

- Good, yum.

- Good?

- [Tomoko] You don't like it.

(laughing)

- I got my own.

- You don't like it.

(laughing)

- I don't eat anything
with eyes. Look at it.

(laughing)

- This way. This way.

- [Tomoko] (speaking in Japanese)

- [Justin] Just the amount of people here,

is mind boggling.

The food, not a big fan.

Maybe it'll grow on me.

There's so much more to see him do,

so I can't wait for tomorrow.

(guitar music)

- We're up in the Tokyo city hall.

It gives an awesome panoramic view.

This whole tower looks 360 degrees,

all the way around to Tokyo.

- Yeah from the street,

you can't tell how big this city is.

- [Scott] You just got to
pick some of the best parts,

and go have a look.

What did you get?

- Vitamin water, vitamin C.

- Isn't like an energy drink or something?

- Or you can get like, yeah.

That's like V8 or tomato juice water,

- What's this root beer?

- That's all beer.
- That's beer?

- Yeah. Its all beer.

- Can you try it in the streets?

- Yeah.

(laughing)

Vitamin water.

- I think it's pretty safe to say that,

this is the heart of Shinjuku.

Towers and signs, and arcades, pachinko,

everything, everything, everything,

everything.

- Beer.

There cute Japanese girls
here all over the place.

- Tokyo is an enormous city
and it sprawls out everywhere.

So all you can do is just
walk around and enjoy it.

- You wanna try it?

- No.

- Try it.
- No.

- It's good.
- No.

(upbeat music)

- [Scott] Every single
corner, every single street,

has a vending machine.

- Done my beer and moved
onto some Saki here.

It's. That's Saki.

- Everything about Tokyo is major.

This place is bustling at every corner.

There's buildings, everywhere.

There's signs, everywhere.

There's stores everywhere.

Immerse yourself and indulge yourself.

I love the feeling of being back here.

I'm just so stoked to be back in Japan.

You know, subways, trains,

everything everything's
at your fingertips.

You know, you couldn't be more,

connected to anything and
everything at any given time.

we've been walking through Tokyo,

and I asked him what he
noticed that's different.

What do you notice that's different?

I don't know. It's just the city.

Oh, wait.

The pylons have no holes in the top.

Look around you.

Look around you

- I can't hear you, I can't hear you.

- That's it I'm outta here.

- We're outta here.

- Stupid.

(laughing)

Trying to a mix up a little vodka.

(bottles clanking)

- This place is like,

So many photo ops.

- But I dint get many
photo ops in my photo ops.

- Look at this chick here selling soup.

There's a pig over there.

- Justin has this (idistinct)

for getting his photo taken
with bizarre characters.

(laughing)

- Scott's been a godsend for this trip,

as far as knowing where to go,

and what to do and stuff like that.

He's a great person to travel with.

It's like instinct on how to get,

around places and see things,

and get to different situations
and different landmarks.

You know what I mean?

He just like he knows.

He has like this built-in GPS.

I am like the complete opposite.

- [Scott] This is kind
of a Japanese style,

fast food restaurant, I guess.

And we have all these pictures out here.

You decide what you want.

Put your coins in, press the button.

It spits out a ticket
that has your order on it.

You go inside and give it to the person

at the counter and
they'll make it for you.

- You eat the receipt?

- That's it.

- Fried rice.

Feels like I'm going
on movie or something.

- Alright, after you.

(indistinct) Press the button.

Arigato. Thanks.

(speaking in Japanese)

Is like, thank you very much
- Thank you robot.

- [Justin] Arigato Roberto?

- {Scott] No.

- Arigato gozaimasu.

- Gozaimasu

(waiter speaking in Japanese)

- Arigato.

- [Scott] Arigato gozaimasu.

- Those perogies?

- They're kind of like
perogies or Japanese perogies.

Gyoza.

- Gazoga.

Gazogi?

- Gi.

- Gi.

- Oja.

- Gioza.

- Right.

- How would you say thank you?

- Uh.

- Oh, ah.

- What rhymes with the Roberto?

(laughing)

Arigato.

- Arigato Roberto.

Can have another go gizoti?

- Sorry. I'm Japanese.

I don't understand what you're saying.

- Do they want?

- No. Coz they're not here,
you haven't ordered them yet.

- What are they called?

Perogies.
- No.

- Kioga.

- No

- Kioza

- No.
- Kioza.

- Kioza

- You got to remember it.

- Perogies.

(upbeat music)

- [Scott] We've been exploring a lot,

of the modern and urban side of Tokyo,

but we've been told that
there's still a lot,

of traditional temples
within Tokyo as well.

So we want to go to Asakusa.

- Yep.

- So it's 260.

(beeping)

- Very punctual you say?

- Yeah.

- [Justin] The transit
system here at first,

can be really overwhelming.

You start to understand it very quickly,

and once you do understand it,

you realize just how
efficient it really is.

- [Scott] It's well-known that,

the Japanese people are very
efficient and hardworking,

but they also hang onto their
heritage and their history,

very tightly.

(cool music)

(clanking)

- You pull out?

It tells you your fortune.

Bad old things will turn into happiness,

new hope appearing just
like dead trees bloom,

flowers when spring
comes, everything will be,

What's that word?

- Prosperous

- Prosperous.

- Maybe you should have prayed
for a better vocabulary.

- [Scott] Making a trip is good.

- [Justin] There you go.

- [Scott] Did you get that?

- [Justin] No.

- [Scott] You didn't get that.

- [Justin] Nope.

- [Scott] There was this
super helpful gentlemen,

that we met just coming
out of the temple here.

He told us that tomorrow morning,

there's a huge fish
market and it's insane.

I guess it's enormous.

It sounds like if we get up early enough,

we can see some serious
fish market action.

(Upbeat music)

- [Justin] We're just
meeting up with Tomoko,

and some of her friends here in Shibuya,

it's kind of like the Tokyo
time square, but times square.

It's a lot bigger and a little bit better.

Don't tell any of these people.

(laughing)

- First of all, dinner
then maybe some drinks,

and then Pachinko or arcades
or karaoke, who knows.

- Ah. Too close.

- [Scott] This is Purikura,

which is like a crazy
Japanese photo booth.

(upbeat music)

They forward the stuff to
your cell phone now too.

It just super crazy happy fun photo time.

- [Justin] Which one's your favorite?

- This one.

(Justin and Scott singing)

- ♪ Japanese. I really think so. ♪

- Ah, I know that song.

(funky music)

(group toasting)

- [Group] Kanpai!

- Can we get another round.

- [Group] Kanpai!

- [Scott] People are basically the same,

no matter where you go.

we could go halfway across the world,

and still feel like we're
just down the street.

Travel could be a very lonely thing.

But with the friends and connections,

the second you connect to those faces,

and those people, it feels like home.

Everyone's out for the same reason.

And that's a good time.

- [Justin] Did you have
a good time tonight?

- Yeah, of course.

- Yeah.

- Today's my holiday.

- She gets two holidays,
two days off a month.

- [Tomoko] 11 hours a day.

- 11 hours a day.

(laughing)

- And you have to, like pretend to work.

Yeah, I'm still busy.

I love my company so much.

(Scott laughing)

- If you can survive in Tokyo,

I think you can survive
everywhere in the world.

Yeah.

(upbeat music)

- I woke up early today.

- We going to the fish market.

- We're gonna check it out.

It's supposed to be mayhem down there.

Scott's ordering our
tickets now is that subway

and be down there in 25
minutes, maybe a half an hour.

- I don't understand.

There's no line.

The line that I wanted.

I just pressed the assistance button.

It says, please wait a moment.

Hi,

I want to select the--

(man speaking in Japanese)

- Arigato.

- Did he come out of that machine?

- Yeah.

Getting up this early,

it's gonna have a bit of a payoff,

because I'm planning on
having some fresh sushi.

- I'll eat sushi, but
I'm not relying on sushi,

for my source of breakfast.

- Some people can eat
cereal at 10 at night.

I can eat sushi at seven in the morning.

- And I can eat junk food.

24 hours a day.

- Getting the subways in
Tokyo can seem like a really,

baffling ordeal when you
first look at the signs,

but it's, it really is
kind of straight forward.

I mean, you know, here, I
couldn't understand how to get,

to one particular station,
but apparently you just,

press a button and the
machine opens into a man.

(train rumbling)

(electro-guitar music)

- [Scott] This is right in the
hart of Tsukiji fish market.

And anything that is in
the ocean is here for sale.

These crabs look like they're already,

in a batter and they're still moving.

Now that's fresh.

- [Justin] Tokyo, Japan, you know,

it's raw fish, fish, fish, fish.

It's what it's known for,

coming down and getting down the heart,

down the market where all the
guys are out trading fish.

And we knew it was
going to be this energy,

that we couldn't get anywhere else.

Holy.

There's like this huge ass rat,

behind me dude.

With a big Cracker, in its mouth.

(faintly speaking)

- This whole city is like based of,

off fish as far as what
they eat all the time.

So coming down to the
fish market and seeing,

all that and see all the
fresh fish coming in,

and all the fish fish going out,

people buying, selling,
trading, and stuff.

It was, it was cool.

- Stupid rat.

I'm still looking for fugu.

- I haven't seen it.

In it's like living form.

Fugu is like this poisonous Blowfish.

They can carve it properly,
and take the poison out,

and then you can eat it.

Fugu?

Yeah, fugu?

No? full fish,

just to,

just to see it.

These are shrimp?

Ha-ha. These are shrimp.

Fugu?

(speaking in Japanese)

Everybody keeps pointing
me in that direction.

- We're getting closer.

- This is like Fugu central.

I just wanted to see it now I've seen it.

Now I've seen it even puffed up.

Maybe, maybe at some point
I'll be brave enough,

to actually try it.

But I mean, if you don't carve it right,

the thing is literally
poisonous. It can kill you.

- Oh you big guy.

You can eat that fish all you want.

- Yeah. I dunno.

(urban music)

- Not for the faint of heart.

That's for sure.

- Like a fish guy kebab got
like all these end trails,

and like even like an air
bladder is still on there.

For how long I've been in here.

I must just be getting
used to the fish smell.

Coz I don't really smell much anymore.

- I am not getting used to the smell.

It stinks in here.

You wanna go?

- This way?

- Just Go, go.

- Sure.

- Bye bye fish, you stink.

(upbeat music)

- Are you even going to
eat sushi for breakfast?

- I'm not going to fill up on raw fish,

in the morning for breakfast,

You see me Snacking.

- Yeah.

- There's a reason why I'm snacking.

- That's why your full, When we go to eat.

- I was sneaking in crackers
and cookies and stuff.

- The chef in the middle
makes all the sushi,

and then just puts it
on a particular dish,

which is color or design coded.

When you cash out, you
just give them your,

your empty dishes and they
calculate how much you've eaten.

- And I'm waiting for something
that looks appetizing.

We might be here a while.

(relaxed music)

(mumbling)

Your eating like you had an orgasm dude.

- 12, 13, maybe 14 bucks.

The freshest sushi in the world.

- Justin didn't really his
fill of the sushi for lunch.

I think he's probably still a bit hungry.

Now he's doing what he does best.

And he's going through the ice cream.

Your going to fill the hunger gap now?

- So fresh.

- You really digging this
Japanese food are ya?

- I really thought the
ice cream would kind of,

get rid of that raw fish.

(Siren in the background)

- Maybe it was one of
those guys who ate fugu.

- You see that wouldn't happen
if your eating ice-cream.

- [Justin] It's a freaking
zoo down here. Look at this.

This is like a zillion zillion people.

- Well we're pushing rush
hour now on a Friday.

So it's starting to fill up.

It'll probably get a bit busier yet.

I can't believe how many people are like,

in and out of this place.

(train announcement)

- This is your typical
rush hour, Friday in Tokyo.

- Imagine doing that every day to work.

- [Scott] We got to head
back pack, organize our gear,

because first thing
tomorrow we're heading,

out to Mount Fuji.

We're on the Shinkansen, or bullet train,

leaving Tokyo station
for the Mount Fuji area,

trying to do some camping and
get out the city for a bit.

- [Justin] One of the
downsides to traveling,

is just, you know,

waiting around catching buses and trains,

and invest so much time and
effort to get to a place.

And it's just the waiting game.

Wait, wait, wait, wait.

- We're on the bus down to Fuji Yoshida,

and just getting a bit
worried as to, you know,

where we're going to make camp tonight,

how we're going to do that and the dark.

- We've reached the end of the bus line,

and we don't actually have
a place to stay right now.

- Everything booked up.

- This lady's been extremely helpful.

She's kind of looking into
calling up her friend.

- You can go to my friend's house.

- [Scott] Ah okay.

This is great. That's all we
can ask for at this point.

- Yeah. I don't think we need
a bath, we just need a room.

- Whatever.

- I like you.

- Thank you.

(laughing)

- [Scott] Arigatōgozaimashita.

- [Justin] Thank you,
you really helped us.

really appreciate it.

[Cameraman] Thank you very much.

- [Justin] Had a bit of
confusion with the cabbie,

and trying to figure out
the Japanese instructions.

We finally found the place.

It looks like an old kind
of traditional style house.

It's going to be a cool place to stay.

I'll sleep tonight,
finally feeling better.

- The little moments of
travel, that I love so much,

those spins of bad luck,

that turn into your spinning good luck.

- [Justin] You couldn't find this place.

It was just, someone nice to
guide you in that direction.

(Guitar playing)

- Just woke up.

And you can hear the pounding rain,

on the roof, really sucks.

Smokey.

Come here smokey. Come here.

- I wanting to do some hiking
around Mount Fuji area,

hiking around in this
would just be miserable.

- I really don't think his name's smokey,

but I liked that name smokey.

- It's not a very good way to
start the morning like this.

Let's see if the weather changes.

Just getting a little bit of tea here,

before we head out and see if it's worth,

trying to stick around here.

Or whether we should head
out and cut our losses.

- [Justin] We wanted
to go hike Mount Fuji,

Dave, but it's raining.

- Fuji?

- Yeah. We're willing to hike it today.

- Hiking?

- Yeah.

- Now it's raining.

- [Scott] Maybe not.

- No good.

(speaking faintly)

- Now, men there's no payoff,
and that's what sucks.

We didn't bother to look up
the weather before we left.

At least we got to see all
this stuff we wanted to see,

and it's worth it, but
it's just pain in the ass,

at this point.

Sometimes things just don't
work out and it's still

a big country.

So if you stay here too long,

then you lose out on other things too.

- Arigato.

They guy said two minutes,
the bus will be here.

(beeping sound)

- Yeah. It's a pretty low
point right now on the trip,

spending about $300 to
come up, to see Mount Fuji.

And,

Hey Justin, do you have that beer?

And no bottle opener.

(somber music)

(relaxed music)

- [Justin] Got up this morning.

And luckily the weather had changed,

which means we can finally
get out and do some exploring.

- What do you know?

What have you learned of Japanese?

You bumped into some lady in
the street and you're like,

Oh, sorry, sorry.

I'm like, sorry.

Like they, they don't
know what you're saying.

You gotta know like hello or thank you.

Arigato.

- Arigato.

Mr. Roberto.

- You gotta learn it. You gotta learn it.

- Short term memory

(indistinct)

- Arigatō gozaimashita?

- Thank you, Mister.

- Well, not Mister. But thank you.

Konnichiwa?

- Thank you.

- Good day.

(mumbling in Japanese)

So, good evening?

Taking any of that in?

Scott's putting the effort into
teaching me and I feel bad,

because it's not sticking.

You know?

I don't him to think that's his,

Personal quest.

- Thanks.

No, kuzanos.

- What's kuzana?

No you had it but--

- Arigato.

- Arigato. Guizamos.

- Yeah there you go.

- That's thank you?

- Yeah.

Can I ask you in five minutes?

- I'll forget.

- Alright. Let's see.

- You guys go to school up here?

School.

- Justin's finally found,

a way to practice his Japanese.

- Is school over?

- Yes.

- Okay.

- What did you say?

What Japanese words did you say to them?

- I only used one Japanese word.

How perfect would it
have been to use any--

- I know.m I know but.

(faintly speaking)

- See what happened is you
started talking in English.

And as soon as they started
feeding back, then you just--

- I got every, all the
information I needed.

The only thing I, I was
still working on was,

where the cemetery was
like cemetery, like, eh,

I'm like cemetery.

(choking)

And it started coming to like,

and they said the word and then
we asked her something else.

So, even if he had to rely
on 99% English to get you,

through that and get the
information you needed,

at least when you were done
and you were walking away.

Why don't you just say, thank you.

What's thank you?

- You at least remember thank you?

- Uh....

Roberto.

- What rhymes with roberto?

- Ah, shit.

- You know, after being
here for a few days,

I really am getting a bit, I don't know.

Not concerned, but I'm really
starting to hound Justin.

Good day.

- Uh, konnichiwa.

- Yeah.

I just try to get him to speak Japanese,

and take more in.

Good evening.

- Kambawau.

- Konbanwa.

- Konbanwa.

- Close enough.

A big part of this trip, and
leaving everything behind,

was to immerse ourselves
in other cultures.

Hi.

Oh, arigato man.

- No, no, no, that's thank you.

With Justin, I think
it's just been so easy,

for him to fall on the
scapegoat of the fact that,

so many Japanese are willing
to practice their English,

with you or can speak English fluently.

Plus the fact that most
of the signs, literature,

things like that for all
bilingual, Japanese in English.

Proper thank you. Not thanks, thank you.

- Arigato (faintly speaking)

I can do the roberto part every time.

- And I know that they're sticking.

I know that they're in there

- Dogo Arigato.

- And I don't want this falling back on,

on English to be a crutch for him.

The rest of the journey.

And I kind of want to correct him here.

- Go.

- [Justin] Gozaimasu.

- [Scott] It's sticking.

- It's not sticking with shit.

- I got a long way to go dude. A long way.

- [Scott] It's not like I know Japanese.

I just know like you know--

- [Justin] Yeah but you can--

- [Scott] Like you know 20 words.

- [Justin] You are better at that.

(upbeat music)

- [Scott] This is Kinkaku-ji
temple, the gold temple.

It's actually covered in
gold leaf, like real gold.

This is the perfect time.

And luckily enough the perfect
weather to come and see it.

We're really lucky to be here on a day.

It's this beautiful at sunset.

- I enjoy having the
ability to have ice cream,

alcohol and any other
refreshment at my disposal,

at any time.

karate chop ice cream.

It doesn't get any easier than that.

- So this is Gion.

You'll see all kinds of
people hanging out, down here,

looking for geishas.

The thing is, that very few people,

actually see real geishas.

There's very few real geishas left.

Apparently you can tell by the markings,

on the back of the neck.
Timing's everything too.

That's why people are just
like congregating right now.

Like between five and seven o'clock,

is supposed to be magic hour.

And it was very much
romanticized to the point where,

you've got Westerners over here,

tourists over here that are dressed up,

in geisha costumes for themselves.

- The shirt's like the
one you're talking about.

(laughing)

The shirt speaks so loud.

She was looking at you
when you said that too.

This is how you have pictures of a geisha.

Sorry.

- She won't understand sorry, or sarry.

It's like a Japanese
person bumping into you,

and be like konawanawana.

- What did you say? What did you say?

- Yeah, exactly.

We've hit the jackpot for where,

the geisha's just come and go.

And there's a touristy
spot up there where,

everybody's staying, everybody
trying to get their pics,

but we kinda just ventured off, down here.

And we found out that
they're actually going,

to school right now and
the school's letting out.

- [Scott] All those poor step tourists,

over on tourist row are losing out.

- We're leaving Kyoto for Osaka now,

to meet up with a friend
Neel who we haven't seen,

since he dropped us off at the airport,

in Toronto at the beginning
of this whole adventure.

- Neel's a drinker.

And I love people who love
to drink as much as I do.

- [Scott] I went to high school with Neel.

He came to work in Japan,

for better part of two
years, teaching English.

And finally it just sort of came up.

That we thought well, take the
opportunity to go visit him,

and see Japan while we can on the cheap,

staying with a friend.

(funky music)

Got this email,

Which has a map to Neel's
friend's Apartment.

See how lost we get.

- There's alcohol. You
can get alcohol anywhere.

Karate chop, bam, you got a beer.

Karate Chop. Bam, you got,

a fruity drink like this,
which is not that fruity.

Karate chop, drunk.

Ahhh.

This is why I love these machines, dude.

I don't know what is in here.

Where is your drink?

- Drank it.

- Well get another one.

- Nope. Let's just go find this place.

- Come on.

(knocking)

(cheering)

- How's it going?

- Good man.

- What's up big guy.

- How's it going buddy?

- All right. We have Emily.

(faintly speaking)

you guys already know Scotty and Justin.

And there's big Ryan.

(upbeat music)

- He's having a good night already.

- The beef I have so far is
communicating with people.

It's such a hard thing to overcome,

and it works for the most part,

but when it doesn't work, that's Scott.

Pretty, very you.

How do you say pretty?

- I told you already.

- Just tell me now.

Kawaii.

Kawaii, You, Kawaii.

(faintly speaking)

- Who?

Those girls over there Kawaii?

No. No, You Kawaii.

Seriously. I'm not in the flat,

that's all it matters tonight.

Let's have fun and enjoy Japan.

(Cheering and laughing)

- Very beautiful, you look very beautiful.

Kawaii. Kawaii.

- Esther.

- Justin.

- Just Woo.

- High five. High five.

(speaking in Japanese)

- Do you wanna join us? You wanna join us?

- Join?

No, no, no, no.

- Y'all are just very beautiful.

Come back.

(giggling)

(upbeat music)

- Scott knew we were going to all party.

and stuff like that
and he wasn't drinking.

So I'm like, fine but at least he's gonna,

cut loose a little bit,
and he didn't cut loose.

And I did.

I got to the point where I
think he got all upset with me,

coz I was kind of making an ass of myself,

That's Scott being Scott.

And that's me being me.

- Justin's off to a bit
of a rough start tonight.

So Neel has suggested,

switching gears by doing a little bowling.

- They found these ones in the eighties.

(laughing)

- I get to try on these bowling shoes.

And I realized I don't have socks.

- Oh shit.

Go to the washrooms and get condoms.

I was gonna say get toilet
paper or paper towels.

Not condoms.

- It looks like you
don't have any traction.

(upbeat music)

- Slam!

(laughing)

- [Scott] He does not
like running down there.

- Yeah!

- He sucks.

- [Justin] That is awesome.

- The cleaner the balls, is the key.

- He's shining balls.

How are you shining somebody else's balls?

- Yeah!

- Who catches the side?

(mumbling words)

and then I kick everybody's
ass, at bowling.

(upbeat music)

This is for the game.

(upbeat music)

- That's what happens when
you don't bring socks,

to a bowling alley.

- Done.

(laughing)

- Justin has reached a
very happy pleasing place.

(laughing and screaming)

- There's nothing hotter
than two hot Japanese chicks,

playing video games.

(Justin faintly speaking)

When we hooked up with Neel.

It was just a big party.

And then when we hooked up,

with all of his Australian friends,

it just turned into an even bigger party.

(upbeat music)

(rave music)

- We've got a book it to
pick up our rental car,

and had to Koyasan.

- [ Neel] Hey, I'm feeling fine.

The other guys are hurting a little bit,

staying out late means you wake up late.

So kind of hoping we get this car on time.

We're a little late.

We were supposed to come pick
it up at 10 this morning.

And as you can see it's
a little closer, to six.

(speaking in Japanese)

- Just trying to figure out where we are,

and kind of where we're going.

We're leaving so late.

It's going to be dark soon.

It's going to be hard to find our way.

We're able to get into the
program the GPS in the car.

Even though it's in Japanese.

It will point us in the right direction.

I'm not only just doing all the work.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to be,

doing all the driving as well.

Everybody else is in
pretty poor condition.

It would be nice just to get over to,

a peaceful setting, spiritual
place, unwind, relax,

and see some brand new stuff.

All we've seen of Japan is the city.

And I know there's more
to it than just city.

- Koyasan is about two hours out of Osaka.

It is a temple village set up,

out in the mountains.
Absolutely beautiful.

- The second I sat down in that car,

I felt like it was a whole adventure,

A whole new trip.

The space that you feel,

like you have outside of the
city is really refreshing.

And I hope it's really
going to recharge us.

We're staying in an
actual Buddhist temple.

It doesn't get more
inspirational than that.

We arrived here really, really late.

- We were supposed to
be here this afternoon,

and we didn't get here until
like, I think nine o'clock,

I think yeah.

(faintly conversing)

I broke the rule.

- As soon as you're off
the bamboo, then slippers,

and until you're outside,
you don't wear shoes.

- Can you even wear this shirt?

Is that disrespectful?

- Yeah Maybe, a skull and crossbones,

with a smile and sunglasses,

might not be the most
temple friendly t-shirt.

- I should have probably
been more prepared.

- We rolled in at nine.

Most people check in at about three.

They seem kind of surprised,
but still very accommodating.

I think we all just wanted
to go to bed, to be honest,

but now that they've pulled (indistinct)

I feel bad saying, "Oh
no, don't worry about it".

Because look at this, the
ornate, all this stuff is.

(singing and chanting)

(singing and chanting continues)

Coming out here into the
mountains to Koyasan.

It's just the perfect
place to just sort of,

cleanse the mind, cleanse the soul,

and couldn't work out to be better timing.

I think this is going
to just help us recover,

in a lot of different senses.

- [Justin] With every
country we go and visit.

If we spend more time in
the country than the city,

and vice versa, then you only
see one part of that country.

And since we've been in Japan,

we've seen nothing but the city.

So it's time for us to,

kind of get towards the
country a little bit.

If we don't take advantage of that,

then we're going to miss
the heart and soul of Japan.

Japan has the perfect natural setting.

to be a camper's heaven.

The natural side provides the ability,

to be able to change the big buildings,

for mountains and rivers and streams.

It's completely different
from the big city life.

And yet it has a certain
something that makes it,

feel still as remote and still as foreign.

Now that we've seen the city life,

we're going to experience
the country life,

in a more natural side of Japan.