How Far Would You Go
To Discover The Soul Of Japan?

Welcome to runAway

Japan’s first adventure travel TV show! 

In runAway: Sole of Japan, Dean and a team of foreigners embark on a journey which will take them to their physical limits, as they attempt to discover the Soul of this unique and wonderful nation.

runAway is here to show you the very best of Japan. We will share Japanese culture and travel, in a way that is exciting, entertaining and has never been done before!

Our TV show goes beyond anything you have seen previously. Our adventurers are exploring places otherwise never seen before, on a 50 day journey through Japan. There will be no bus tours or train tickets here, they will be using only their natural energy as transport! Every new day will be a challenge as they cycle, kayak, run and move throughout Japan by any physical means possible, getting closer to discovering, what really is, the SOUL OF JAPAN.

The show
12
Episodes filmed
55
Days journeyed
1892
KM travelled
12
Prefectures passed through
Episode 0

Episode 0

Conquering our
Mountain

Episode 1

Episode 1

Return to the top

Episode 2

Episode 2

Natures Playground

Episode 3

Episode 3

The Ultimate Detour

Episode 4

Episode 4

Flavors from the Sea

Episode 5

Episode 5

Sailing Spiritual Waters

Episode 6

Episode 6

Ancient Japan

Episode 7

Episode 7

Foreign Pilgrims

Episode 8

Episode 8

Play Time

Episode 9

Episode 9

City of Ten Thousand Shrines

Episode 10

Episode 10

Adventures on the West-Coast

Episode 11

Episode 11

Our Final Challenge

The runAway trailer

They started at the top of Fuji not knowing where they would go next. You decided, and led them on an unforgettable journey. You controlled the route and we shared the adventure. Now let us reveal the thrilling exploration, the comic exploits and the emotional journey, as we finally discover – what was the Soul of Japan?

Frame of Travel - Victor Gonzalez
Interview
August 22, 2017

Creative Collaborations: Victor Gonzalez

runAway Japan works with many different creatives, from musicians to graphic designers, Youtubers, and stuntmen.…
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#SoulMoments

These are the moments our team and you lovers of Japan, have picked as #SoulMoments
Write to us with your ‘Soul Moments’ and hashtag #SoulMoment for your chance to be featured on the website!

Japan is the only country in the world which has been hit by atomic bombs. Last Sep 11th, I posted on my Instagram in memory of 9.11. A foreigner replied to my post, 'How can you pray for the US? Japan had Hiroshima and Nagasaki.' I was upset by his reply. Japanese people know how important peace is, even our generation. So I wanna say "PEACE" is a kind of soul of Japan.

Yuria Fuku

Living for public and 'Nakoso Oshikere' which means do not defile the name.

Taichi Koike

That's a deep question. I've only spent 4 months in Japan but I was definitely amazed at the dedication to perfecting a craft and the harmony with which so many people can work together in a small country. The group mindset vs the individual mindset. Truly amazing to experience.

Jacob Mathis