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Get a taste of Japanese travel, food and culture on Japan Hour!

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Previous Episodes

  • 13 Sep 2014

    Hot Spring Trip to Beppu and Yifuin

    Join us as we visit several popular hot springs in Kyushu’s Beppu, Yufuin and Bungo-Taketa over two days. Our first hot spring is a mud bath at Beppu in Oita prefecture. Mud baths have been popular since the Nara period. 

  • 06 Sep 2014

    Discover sightseeing spots in Enoshima and Oyama

    Join us as we embark on a two-day trip to two popular sightseeing spots in the Kanto area - Enoshima and Oyama. Start by travelling on the Enoden Line to Enoshima Station. Enoshima has a circumference of only 4km so one can walk around the island easily. 

  • 30 Aug 2014

    Travel by local trains to Obuse in Nagano Prefecture

    Join us as we take a tour around Shinshu (Nagano) this week. We will try autumn specialities such as chestnuts and matsutake mushrooms and check out the famous hot spring town of Shibu. The budget for this two-day trip is 40,000 yen (S$ 493), including transportation.

  • 23 Aug 2014

    Scenic views of Mt Fuji and Autumn Leaves

    Join us as we travel by bus around Lake Kawaguchi this week. We will check out several places which command beautiful views of autumn leaves and Mt. Fuji. Let’s start the trip at Lake Kawaguchi Station, which is a two-hour bus ride from Shinjuku.

  • 16 Aug 2014

    Visiting Takeda Castle and Kinosaki Hotsprings

    This week, we will visit the ruins of Takeda Castle, also known as “Japan’s Machu Picchu”, and the hot spring town of Kinosaki Onsen. During this three-day trip, we will not only get to enjoy magnificent scenery but also savour a variety of seafood from the Sea of Japan. 

  • 09 Aug 2014

    Travel by local buses to Murotomisaki in Kochi Prefecture (Part 2)

    Join us as we continue our local bus trip from Yamaguchi to Muroto Misaki in Kochi. We resume travelling across the Inland Sea and from the fourth island of Omishima, we cross the 328m-long Omishimabashi Bridge to the next island of Hakatashima. 

  • 02 Aug 2014

    Travel by local buses to Murotomisaki in Kochi Prefecture (Part 1)

    This week, we will travel by local buses from Yamaguchi to Murotomisaki in Kochi. Besides enjoying breathtaking views during the bus rides, we will also get to savour different local dishes along the way. 

  • 26 Jul 2014

    Trip to eat different local curries in Japan (Part 2)

    The North and South teams continue their driving trip around Japan while trying different local curries. The former team has to reach Hokkaido at the end of four days while the latter’s goal is Kyushu.