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  • Popular Places Visited by Foreigners
    20 Aug 2016

    Popular Places Visited by Foreigners (Part 1)

    Japan is a popular tourism destination, attracting millions of foreigners each year. So this week, we will check out Tokyo’s “secret” tourist spots and visit places which the Japanese may not even know about. The places visited are based on surveys done on which spots are popular among foreigners.  

  • Road Trip around Boso Peninsula
    13 Aug 2016

    Road Trip around Boso Peninsula (Part 2)

    We resume our road trip around Boso Peninsula Chiba Prefecture in spring. On the second day, we go to a great viewing spot in Seicho-ji, Kamogawa. From Asahigamori, we get a panoramic view of the sea, Sotobo and Katsuura Bay. 

  • Road Trip around Boso Peninsula
    06 Aug 2016

    Road Trip around Boso Peninsula ( Part 1)

    This week, we drive around Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture in spring. We drive 1.5 hours from central Tokyo to our first destination, Mother Farm. It is known as a flower-filled sightseeing spot in Boso. The seasonal flowers which bloom here in spring include about 3.5 million canola plant flowers.

  • Cooling Journey in Summer
    30 Jul 2016

    Cooling Journey in Summer (Part 2)

    We continue visiting Japan's best water sources. On the second day of our four-day trip, we go to the source of Hakoshima’s spring water in Gunma Prefecture. The water comes from the roots of a sacred 400-year-old cedar tree. The water is called “water of God” because legend has it that the water came from a mortuary tablet sunk in the Haruna Pond. We collect some of this water in our bottles.

  • Cooling Journey in Summer
    23 Jul 2016

    Cooling Journey in Summer (Part 1)

    This week, we embark on a four-day trip in summer to check out some of Japan's best water sources in the Kanto area. We will discover various attractions with rich natural water sources, while completing water-related missions along the way.

  • A Walking Journey
    16 Jul 2016

    A Walking Journey (Part 2)

    Three teams continue their six-day journey along the Chichibu Oukan on foot. On the third day, the second walker, Taro Kawano, visits the huge Chichibu Shrine in the mountains. It is one of the three biggest shrines in Chichibu.

  • A Walking Journey
    09 Jul 2016

    A Walking Journey (Part 1)

    This week, three teams embark on a six-day journey along the Chichibu Oukan. During the Edo period, several worshippers visiting the three Chichibu Shrines would walk along this road. 

  • Looking for secret tourist spots in Izu Peninsula
    02 Jul 2016

    Looking for secret tourist spots in Izu Peninsula (Part 2)

    The Higashi Izu and Nishi Izu teams continue their journey to tourist spots around Izu Peninsula. The teams have to complete six missions each over three days and their goal is to reach Irouzaki at the southernmost cape of Izu Peninsula.