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Previous Episodes

  • Road Trip from Itogawa to Matsumoto
    18 Feb 2017

    Road Trip from Itogawa to Matsumoto (Part 1)

    This week, three participants will embark on a road trip along the historic Chikuni Kaido road. Each of them will walk for two days to a goal, armed with a map and pedometer. The three of them will cover a total distance of 120km from Itoigawa, Niigata to Matsumoto, Nagano over six days.

  • New Document
    11 Feb 2017

    Ramen Journey (Part 2)

    Our six-day ramen journey from Tokyo to Kagoshima continues, with a goal of eating 50 bowls of ramen. On the fourth day, we drive to Onomichi City in Hiroshima. For our first ramen of the day, we go to Shimizu Shokudo, which has been around since 1947. We order the local favourite, Onomichi ramen. 

  • New Document
    04 Feb 2017

    Ramen Journey (Part 1)

    This week, we travel from Tokyo to Kagoshima in search of delicious and popular ramen. Our goal is to eat 50 bowls of ramen over a span of six days. 

  • Port Trip around Kyushu by Light Truck
    28 Jan 2017

    Port Trip around Kyushu by Light Truck (Part 2)

    Our port trip around Kyushu by light truck continues this week. On the third day, we go to Ibusuki Onsen to check out its famous Sunamushi sand bath. It is believed that covering one’s body with sand helps to improve blood circulation.

  • Port Trip around Kyushu by Light Truck
    21 Jan 2017

    Port Trip around Kyushu by Light Truck (Part 1)

    This week, we embark on a 700km-trip from Kumamoto Prefecture to Kagoshima and Miyazaki. We will travel by light truck and make stopovers at various ports around Kyushu to savour different delicacies.

  • Ramen Trip
    14 Jan 2017

    Ramen Trip (Part 2)

    We continue our four-day ramen trip from Tokyo to Hokuriku in winter. On the second day, in Toyama, we try the famous Uozu clear ramen in a shop called Ito. It features Kanhagi ramen with black scraper fish. Two kinds of soups are used for this dish.

  • Ramen Trip
    07 Jan 2017

    Ramen Trip (Part 1)

    Ramen lovers are in for a treat this week as we are embarking on a four-day ramen trip in winter. We will travel from Tokyo to Hokuriku and try various ramen dishes in Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa and Fukui.

  • Autumn Leaves Special
    31 Dec 2016

    Autumn Leaves Special

    This week, we will go mountain hiking in Chichibu and Kanagawa. Our first hiking trip takes place in Nagatoro, one of the most famous tourist spots in Kanto. We have to travel by several trains, including steam train, for two hours from the metropolitan area to reach Nagatoro Station. The station is known as one of the top 100 stations in Kanto.