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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.
They go to Aguri-Town Genki no Sato and visit the Farmers' Market, Hanamaru Ichi. About 50 contracted farms sell their produce here. They sell the area’s famous Nagoya Cochin chicken, which is also called Junkei. So the team buys some Nagoya Cochin chicken legs and Nagoya Cochin eggs. The Teppan Adventurers set up their iron plate at Genki no Sato's Sukusuku Garden, an outdoor area for barbecuing. Before the chicken legs are grilled, they are marinated with salt, pepper, garlic powder and cumin. They are also coated with oil so that the meat does not dry out. As a finishing touch, Captain Gucchi adds some white wine. The sauteed Junkei Nagoya Cochin chicken legs are served with fried eggs. The Captain also cooks some boneless chicken with local vegetables. These are cooked with olive oil after which butter, garlic, onions, turnips, cumin and white wine are added. This delicious concoct
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.
18 Jul 2015
We continue travelling by local railway lines in autumn. On the second day of the Aizu trip, from Aizu Wakamatsu Station, take a train of the Tadami Line which runs along the Tadami River. Passengers are able to observe the beauty of the valley, the mountains and rivers during the journey. Alight at Aizu Kawaguchi and then hop on the “JR replacement bus” to Tadami Station.
11 Jul 2015
Join us as we travel by local railway lines in autumn. Our first train trip is on JR’s Kisuki Line that connects Shimane to Hiroshima. We will be riding on the Torocco Train, which offers fantastic autumn views of Okuizumo. We begin by travelling for an hour from Tokyo to Izumo En-Musubi Airport in Shimane.
04 Jul 2015
Two teams continue their Sugoroku trip around Nikko in autumn. On the second day, the women’s team heads to Nikko Lakeside Hotel, which was established in 1894. The ladies choose mission A, and have to bathe in a famous hot spring near Lake Chuzenji. It is located at the hotel itself and its source is a 77-degree sulphur spring.
27 Jun 2015
This week, two teams embark on a Sugoroku trip around Nikko in autumn. The men’s and women’s teams have to complete one of two missions at each particular spot and roll the dice to move forward accordingly. The goal is to reach Yumoto Onsen and the losing team will have to pay for all the expenses incurred by the winning team.
20 Jun 2015
We continue our trip to recommended hot springs with hot spring experts in autumn. In Izu Hakone, from Matsuzaki, head by bus to Dogashima Hot Spring Hotel, located in front of Suruga Bay. Its alkaline open-air hot spring bath, which overlooks the sea, has a pH of 9.3 and contains metasilicic acid too.
13 Jun 2015
We visit several recommended hot springs with hot spring experts this week. First up is a trip to hot springs in Ise Shima, Mie Prefecture. We begin at a shrine town near Ise Shima, Okage Yokocho. Travel by train from Ise City for 50 minutes to the last stop of the Kintestsu Shima Line, Kashikojima.
06 Jun 2015
We continue our summer trip to famous mountains and hot springs in the North Tohoku area. On the third day, from Nyuto Hot Spring, drive up north to Kazuno City. Visit Obayachi Wetland to see interesting flowers such as Nikko day lily, cotton grass and rhododendron.