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  • Cooling Journey in Summer
    23 Jul 2016

    Cooling Journey in Summer (Part 1)

    This week, we embark on a four-day trip in summer to check out some of Japan's best water sources in the Kanto area. We will discover various attractions with rich natural water sources, while completing water-related missions along the way.

  • A Walking Journey
    16 Jul 2016

    A Walking Journey (Part 2)

    Three teams continue their six-day journey along the Chichibu Oukan on foot. On the third day, the second walker, Taro Kawano, visits the huge Chichibu Shrine in the mountains. It is one of the three biggest shrines in Chichibu.

  • A Walking Journey
    09 Jul 2016

    A Walking Journey (Part 1)

    This week, three teams embark on a six-day journey along the Chichibu Oukan. During the Edo period, several worshippers visiting the three Chichibu Shrines would walk along this road. 

  • Looking for secret tourist spots in Izu Peninsula
    02 Jul 2016

    Looking for secret tourist spots in Izu Peninsula (Part 2)

    The Higashi Izu and Nishi Izu teams continue their journey to tourist spots around Izu Peninsula. The teams have to complete six missions each over three days and their goal is to reach Irouzaki at the southernmost cape of Izu Peninsula.

  • Looking for secret tourist spots in Izu Peninsula
    25 Jun 2016

    Looking for secret tourist spots in Izu Peninsula (Part 1)

    This week, two teams will visit tourist spots in the Izu Peninsula. The Higashi Izu Team and the Nishi Izu Team each has to complete six missions throughout their journey, which spans three days. 

  • Truck Hitch Hiking Trip
    18 Jun 2016

    Truck Hitch Hiking Trip (Part 2)

    Three participants continue their 2,300-km truck hitchhiking relay race from Ohta Market in Tokyo to Saihate Market in Shiretoko, Hokkaido. On the sixth day, the second “runner” Masato manages to find a truck going to Sapporo. Driven by Mr Kanda, it is loaded with herring, a speciality of Hokkaido.

  • Truck Hitch Hiking Trip
    11 Jun 2016

    Truck Hitch Hiking Trip (Part 1)

    This week, three people will embark on a truck hitchhiking relay trip, travelling 2,300km from Ohta Market in Tokyo to Saihate Market in Shiretoko, Hokkaido. The relay team comprises Tama-chan, Masato and Diamond Yukai. The participants have to travel by trucks to various checkpoints, while making sure they don’t get on trucks loading the same goods.

  • Budget Trip Around Northern Alps
    04 Jun 2016

    Amazing Architecture Journey (Part 2)

    Team Blue and Team Yellow continue their journey to places in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Gunma with beautiful architecture. Their destinations are decided by a capsule-toy vending machine and they have to complete a task at each site in order to proceed to the next spot. They also accumulate points according to how well they do at their missions.