Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 on Channel NewsAsia
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.
We begin by taking a bus to Tokuyama, a journey which takes 1.5 hours. From Tokuyama, we catch the bus departing at 9.40am for Iwakuni. One of the area’s attractions is the Kintaikyo Bridge above the Nishiki River. The next destination is Hiroshima. Unfortunately, there’s no direct local bus going to Hiroshima, so we decide to hop on a bus to Waki Station, which leaves at about noon. It is just 15 minutes away from Iwakuni. Then, from Waki, we walk 1.3km to Yamatobashi. From the Yamatobashi bus stop, we board a bus heading to Otake city. Otake Station is located at the west end of Hiroshima. We want to head towards Hatsukaichi next, but there is no direct bus going there. After making enquiries, we find out that we can take a community bus to Kuba first. It leaves Otake at 1.15pm and arrives in Kuba at about 1.30pm. To our dismay, we once again find out there is no bus to Hatsukaichi fr
26 Jul 2014
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.
19 Jul 2014
This week, two teams embark on a four-day driving trip across Japan, during which they have to try different types of curry. One team travels North while another heads South. The goal of the North team is Hokkaido while the South team’s final destination is Kyushu.
12 Jul 2014
We continue our four-day driving trip along Izu Peninsula, while enjoying more local food and hot springs. On the third day of this 260-km trip, begin by driving to Shimoda from Kawazu. At Shimoda, visit a fish market located in front of a roadside station.
05 Jul 2014
Hot springs and delicious food await us as we embark on a four-day driving trip around Izu Peninsula. We will travel 260km from Higashi Izu in East Izu to Osezaki, Nishi Izu in West Izu. Begin the trip at Atami and drive along the Jyogasaki Coast towards Ito. You will arrive at Ito Station after 40 minutes. Ito is a popular hot spring town located in the east of Izu peninsula.
30 Jun 2014
The Hot Spring Sommelier and Gravure Model teams continue their “bingo” race while visiting hot springs in the Okuhida Hot Spring region.
21 Jun 2014
This week, two teams compete in a “bingo race” around the Okuhida Hot Spring region. Located at the foot of North Japan Alps, it is one of the most popular hot spring areas. The Hot Spring Sommelier team and the Gravure Model team will visit hot springs while playing bingo over three days.
07 Jun 2014
Japan boasts several beautiful bridges so this week, we will visit the country’s famous bridges. Let’s first check out some bridges in Kyoto and Nara. Start by travelling by Super Express Hashidate from Kyoto to Amano Hashidate. After alighting at Amano Hashidate Station, walk through a street lined with souvenir shops to a unique rotating bridge called Shotenkyo.