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Previous Episodes

  • 24 Jan 2015

    Explore Aomori in summer (Part 1)

    This week, two teams will visit sightseeing spots and hot springs in Aomori. The men’s and women’s teams will each visit five famous attractions and hot springs. At each spot, the team members will have to complete a mission before moving on to the next place. 

  • 17 Jan 2015

    Discover sightseeing spots in Kumamoto Prefecture

    This week, we drive around Kumamoto - known as the country of fire - in Kyushu. We will visit various attractions and sightseeing spots in the area, such as relaxing hot springs and beautiful waterfalls. Start your adventure from Kumamoto Castle, a symbol of the town. It is also known as Gingko Castle.

  • 10 Jan 2015

    Travel by local buses to Niigata Prefecture from Shizuoka (Part 2)

    We continue our local bus trip from Gotemba in Shizuoka prefecture to Naoetsu in Niigata prefecture. On the third day, we arrive at Togura Station, the entrance to Togura Kamiyamada Hot Springs, at 12pm

  • 03 Jan 2015

    Travel by local buses to Niigata Prefecture from Shizuoka (Part 1)

    This week, we embark on a local bus trip from Gotemba, Shizuoka to Naoetsu, Niigata. We begin by taking the 8.10am bus from Gotemba - located at the foot of Mt. Fuji - to Lake Kawaguchi, via Lake Yamanaka. 

  • 27 Dec 2014

    Secret Tour with an expert guide (Part 2)

    We continue our Gokutabi trips with experts this week. The next stop in our tour of hidden train stations in the Hokuriku region with expert Mr Hirohiko Yokomi is Iwahira Station. It used to be a popular spot in the past as direct express trains from Shinjuku would stop here. During its heyday, the station had seven staff members. 

  • 20 Dec 2014

    Secret Tour with an expert guide (Part 1)

    Join us as we embark on Gokutabi trips with various experts. Our first tour is a one-day “moss-seeing” trip around the ancient capital of Japan, Kamakura. Moss expert Ms Kaori Yoshizawa will be our guide. Surrounded by mountains, Kamakura is known for its temples and hydrangeas.

  • 13 Dec 2014

    Discover Enoden Line (Part 2)

    The “Kamakura” and “Fujisawa” teams continue walking along Enoden Line, while visiting sightseeing spots along the railway. The teams’ aim is to reach Kamakura Koukou-mae before sunset.

  • 06 Dec 2014

    Discover Enoden Line

    This week, two teams will walk along the Enoden Line in Kanagawa Prefecture and check out famous spots along the railway. Enoden Line runs between Fujisawa and Kamakura. The single-track railroad has several train stations along the line but the teams are not allowed to take the trains.