Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 on Channel NewsAsia
This week, we embark on a winter road trip from Nagano to Kanazawa. The Shinkansen railway line in Nagano was extended to Kanazawa this year, so we will drive along the route of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, which started operations on March 14. We will also check out some Shinkansen stations along the railway line.
Start by visiting a famous temple in Nagano, Zenkoji Temple, which enshrines Amida Buddha. Its main hall, which was rebuilt in the mid-Edo period, is a national treasure. After this, go to the renovated Nagano Station, which has a huge aisle designed to look like Zenkoji Temple's main gate. Then, begin driving alongside the Shinkansen railway line, while admiring the beautiful view of the mountains and the Chikuma River. Soon you will arrive at Iiyama City. Make a stopover at Iiyama Station and drop by its tourist information centre to find out about the city’s main attractions. As you explore the city centre, you will notice rows of quaint houses and long alleys. Iiyama is a city with heavy snowfall so these alleys serve as clear walkways for people when it snows. Visit a famous tourist site, which attracts people from other prefectures too. The Mayumi Takahashi Museum of Doll Art d
26 Sep 2015
We continue our journey across the Tohoku and Kanto regions in winter to visit scenic hot springs and hotels which serve exquisite dishes and local cuisines. The next destination is Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture in the Kanto region. Set off from Kegon Falls and head towards Yumoto-onsen.
19 Sep 2015
Join us as we travel across the Tohoku and Kanto regions to check out hot springs with superb views and hotels that serve exquisite local specialities. First up is a trip to the Tohoku region in winter. Head to an open-air hot spring with a fantastic view of the entire Lake Tazawa - the deepest lake in Japan - surrounded by snow.
05 Sep 2015
We continue our journey around Japan in winter to visit recommended hot springs, scenic spots and restaurants. In Hakone, spend the night at the Gora Hanaougi Madoka no Mori hotel, which opened in December 2014. It exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere, while commanding superb views.
29 Aug 2015
Join us as we take various trips around Japan in winter to check out recommended hot springs, scenic spots and restaurants. First up is a trip to Manza Onsen, located 1,800m above sea level.
22 Aug 2015
This week, we travel along famous local railway lines, check out unique sights and savour delicacies of the different localities. First up is a journey on Tohoku region’s popular JR Gono Line. It connects Kawabe Station in Aomori Prefecture and Higashi-Noshiro Station in Akita Prefecture.
15 Aug 2015
This week, we will travel around Kanazawa and Noto to check out their top specialities. We first travel by Shinkansen train for about 2.5 hours from Tokyo to Kanazawa Station. Kanazawa is surrounded by the Sea of Japan and is thus known for its seafood. So the first speciality is the “fiery seafood” of Ohmicho Ichiba, the “Kitchen of Kanazawa”.
01 Aug 2015
The three "Teppan Adventurers" - Yuzo Gucchi, Emi Hashino and Masayuki Tokumitsu - continue their search for famous regional ingredients to grill on their iron plate. On the third day, from Toyota City, they head to Obu City in the northern part of Chita Peninsula, where there are many chicken farms.
25 Jul 2015
It’s Teppanyaki time! This week, the “Teppan Adventurers” - comprising “Captain” Yuzo Gucchi, Emi Hashino and Masayuki Tokumitsu - will travel around Japan armed with an iron plate. They will visit several places in search of famous local ingredients to grill and create their own version of local specialities using the iron plate.