Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 on Channel NewsAsia
Join us as we travel by mini truck from one port to another this week. As we drive along the coast, we will make stopovers at various ports to try local delicacies. Our trip starts from Toi Point in Miyazaki and our goal is Moji in Fukuoka.
The first stop is Miyanoura Port, where we speak to some fishermen who are getting prepared to catch flying fish at night. We find out that flying fish is in season during summer and autumn. The fishermen would light a fishing lamp which attracts the fish and they are subsequently captured with nets. We also get to try some flying fish karaage. We then continue driving along the coast, heading north. We make a stopover at an area with many greenhouses, Nango in Miyazaki. It is known for its production of mangoes, especially the Irwin variety. The harvest season is over but we manage to find some frozen mangoes at the house of a gentleman called Mr Tanaka. After relishing this sweet treat, we drive our mini truck to the second port of the day, Meitsu Port. As Miyazaki is believed to have the biggest haul of bonito in Japan, we drop by a popular restaurant for lunch and order the bonito
06 Feb 2016
More autumn views await us as we resume our journey on local railway lines. In Akita, we start our morning by soaking in the refreshing open-air bath of Yukisawa Onsen Seifuso. Then we head to the Odate Kosaka Tetsudo Rail Bike Shop near the hotel.
30 Jan 2016
Join us as we travel on local railway lines to enjoy beautiful autumn views. First up is a train journey on the Toyama Chihou Railway and the Kurobe Gorge Railway. We start by travelling on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, which began service in the spring of 2015.
23 Jan 2016
We continue our local bus journey around Kii Peninsula and our goal is to reach Toba in Mie Prefecture at the end of the fourth day. On the second day, from Fujinami, we take a bus to Kanayaguchi and then transfer to the last bus going to Kawaharago in Miyama. We reach Kawaharago after half an hour at 4.50pm.
16 Jan 2016
This week, we embark on a four-day local bus journey around Kii Peninsula, the biggest peninsula in Japan. We will start off from Sakai in Osaka and our goal is to reach Toba in Mie Prefecture. We aim to head in the direction of Wakayama Prefecture first.
09 Jan 2016
Two teams continue their Sugoroku trip around Gunma in autumn. On the second day, the men’s team goes to a theme park in Deguchi Shotenmae, Akagi Kronenberg, which resembles a city in Germany. Here they have to try some freshly-harvested honey.
02 Jan 2016
Two teams embark on a Sugoroku trip around Gunma in autumn this week. The team members will roll a dice, which will determine their next destination. At each place, they have to choose between two missions and complete them in order to proceed to the next spot. The losing team will have to pay for the other team’s expenses.
26 Dec 2015
We resume our five-day winter trip across the Northern Kanto area on a limited budget of 50,000 yen per person. On the third day, from Tobu Nikko Station, we walk to the World Heritage Site of Nikko Toshogu. Along the way, we try some spring water from Mt. Nantaisan. We also get to see another World Heritage Site, the vermillion-lacquered Shinkyo Bridge of Nikko Futarasan Shrine.
19 Dec 2015
Join us as we travel across Northern Kanto in winter over five days. Our challenge is to make do with a limited budget of 50,000 yen per person, including transportation costs. We will start from Tokyo and our goal is to reach Manza Onsen in Gunma Prefecture at the end of five days.