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Previous Episodes

  • New Document
    23 May 2015

    Trip to Sightseeing Spots in Kyoto and Kamakura with Experts

    Join us as we check out various sightseeing spots in Kyoto and Kamakura, with the help of experts. We begin in Kyoto, which was ranked as a top sightseeing area by a US travel magazine this year. With its many World Heritage sites, Kyoto attracts visitors from all over the world. 

  • New Document
    16 May 2015

    Explore Magnificent Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (Part 2)

    We continue our adventure along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. From the Shomyodaki bus stop, walk towards the highest waterfall in Japan. There is a sightseeing platform, located 1,050m above sea level. The water of the Shomyodaki waterfall comes from the Tateyama Mountain Range. 

  • New Document
    09 May 2015

    Explore Magnificent Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (Part 1)

    Join us as we embark on an adventure along the magnificent Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in the beginning of autumn. It is one of the most famous mountain routes in Japan. We have to complete several “missions” while visiting several sightseeing spots in Tateyama.

  • New Document
    02 May 2015

    Hot Springs Recommendations in Kanto Area

    This week, we visit the top 10 hot springs in the Kanto area, which are surrounded by gorgeous greenery in summer. We start with a hot spring which is at the 10th spot. Travel by shuttle bus for half an hour from Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture to Myojinkan, situated 1,050m above sea level.

  • New Document
    25 Apr 2015

    A Tale of Two Choices: A Trip from Zenkoji Temple to Karuizawa

    Join us as we embark on a unique summer trip in Nagano this week. We will travel from Zenkoji Temple to Karuizawa and at several points, we will have to choose between two options - from food and lodging to sightseeing spots.

  • New Document
    18 Apr 2015

    Trip to visit waterfalls in Nikko

    Nikko is rich in nature and boasts over 100 waterfalls. So this week, we will visit 10 waterfalls in Nikko over two days. Start by travelling for two hours by Tobu Special Express from Asakusa, Tokyo to Tobu Nikko Station. 

  • New Document
    11 Apr 2015

    Trip to Hot Springs in Tohoku and Kitakanto with Splendid Autumn Views

    This week, we make a trip to hot springs with milky-white water and splendid autumn views in Tohoku and Kitakanto. The first destination is a little-known hot spring inn, Tsuruno-yu Onsen.

  • New Document
    04 Apr 2015

    Trip to visit World Heritage Site in Autumn (Part 2)

    We continue our autumn trip to scenic spots at World Heritage sites and hot springs. At Kusatsu, watch the yumomi show - a tradition which has been passed down since the Edo period. It is held at Netsuno-yu, which was built in 1968.