Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 on Channel NewsAsia
This week, two teams embark on a trip to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Northern Alps from various viewpoints. The women’s team will explore these spots along the Azumino Hakuba route by car, while the men’s team will walk along the Kamikochi Karasawa route.
The women start their adventure from Matsumoto Castle. Their first viewpoint is the observation deck at Mt. Nagamine. The mountain’s peak is 933m above sea level. The women drive up the mountain and head to the 15m-tall observation tower made of wood. From here, they enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Northern Alps. Meanwhile, the men begin by taking a bus to Kamikochi - one of the most popular resorts in Shinsyu. They alight at the last stop, Kamikochi Bus Terminal, and have to walk to their first viewpoint, Kappa Bridge. The first Kappa Bridge was built in 1891 and the current one is the fifth bridge. From the bridge, one can see mountains such as Mt. Okuhotaka, Mt. Maehotaka, and Mt. Yale. There is a souvenir shop near Kappa Bridge and one of its most popular items is Kamikochi pudding made with local eggs. The men next make their way towards their second viewpoint, Pond M
21 Feb 2015
The Naka-izu and Nishi-izu teams continue their hot spring tour around Izu Peninsula by bus. On the second day, after trying the outdoor spa in Yumotokan, the women from the Naka-izu team check out a public bath. Kajika no Yu, located next to Yumotokan, is well known among the locals.
14 Feb 2015
This week, four women will embark on a bus trip around Izu Peninsula to visit various hot springs. They will be split into two teams, with one travelling through Naka-izu and another via Nishi-izu. Both teams start from Shuzenji Station and will meet at Shimoda at the end of their trip.
07 Feb 2015
This week, two teams will visit sightseeing spots in Tochigi over two days while completing various missions along the way. The men’s team will visit Nikko and Okukinu while the women’s team will go to Nasu and Shiobara. The goal of both teams is Utsunomiya.
24 Jan 2015
This week, two teams will visit sightseeing spots and hot springs in Aomori. The men’s and women’s teams will each visit five famous attractions and hot springs. At each spot, the team members will have to complete a mission before moving on to the next place.
17 Jan 2015
This week, we drive around Kumamoto - known as the country of fire - in Kyushu. We will visit various attractions and sightseeing spots in the area, such as relaxing hot springs and beautiful waterfalls. Start your adventure from Kumamoto Castle, a symbol of the town. It is also known as Gingko Castle.
10 Jan 2015
We continue our local bus trip from Gotemba in Shizuoka prefecture to Naoetsu in Niigata prefecture. On the third day, we arrive at Togura Station, the entrance to Togura Kamiyamada Hot Springs, at 12pm
03 Jan 2015
This week, we embark on a local bus trip from Gotemba, Shizuoka to Naoetsu, Niigata. We begin by taking the 8.10am bus from Gotemba - located at the foot of Mt. Fuji - to Lake Kawaguchi, via Lake Yamanaka.