While most people would kick off their Japan adventures in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka – let’s fast forward you to Japan’s most underrated OG gem: Niigata!
Nature-esk Insta-spots…tempting food, drink…
traditional culture… What is Sakeology?
all of this after a 2 hours train ride from Tokyo!
Your Japanese journey isn’t over.
It’s time to explore more of this hidden OG gem: Niigata!
From nature…to rice and…timeless traditions.
Let’s soak in art, nature and indulge on a Japanese foodie trail
that will satisfy anyone’s cravings.
Get ready to… to ENJOY NIIGATA’s KINGDOM
Due to the spread of Covid-19, we can no longer enjoy our journey as we used to.So our TV show offers a new style of travel. The performers will visit wonderful locations throughout Kyushu. We can also see what they are seeing, including along the way. This is just a simulated travel experience. Go-Pro and drones. Enjoy beautiful travel footage in the latest shooting crisis.
由于 Covid-19 的传播，我们不能再像过去那样享受我们的旅程。
所以我们的电视节目提供了一种新的旅行方式。 表演者将参观九州各地的精彩地点。 我们还可以看到他们所看到的，包括沿途的。 这只是一个模拟的旅行体验。 Go-Pro 和无人机。 在最新的射击危机中享受美丽的旅行镜头。
BOYS & MEN is a very popular male idol group in Japan. In this new series, they rediscover and report on Japan by experiencing first hand Japanese pop culture, traditional culture and craftsmanship, highlighting many of Japan’s charms. In Episode #1, for example, they introduce how Japanese swords are made.
This is a reality show featuring tug-of-war, fighting according to the regional rule developed in Atsuma Town, where severely damaged by the earthquake in 2018. Townsmen of Atsuma challenge against the championship team from Tomakomai City. The town tries to win the TV broadcasting rights for their two-minute promotional clip, produced by a famous Japanese comedian trio. Masato, a K-1 kickboxing champion joins the town’s team to help, but it is still hard for the town to beat the city. We show why the town needs promotion and how the clip is produced. Then the viewers must be excited to watch the eyes-opening tug of war.
Yamakoshi, this is the place where nishikigoi originally came from.
This is a documentary of Koi farmers in Yamakoshi.
The rice paddies overflow with water from the freshly melted snow,
as do the wild ponds in which nishikigoi are raised.
The hills and valleys overflow with water and greenery.
May is an important month in the cultivation of nishikigoi.
It's when the koi are released into the ponds.
Shintarou Koi Farm has been raising nishikigoi for fifty years.
Even in summer, they'll feed them and check water quality every day.
"They'll also have busy days hatching and choosing from the young fish.
Yet it is fall they look forward to.
What people want from nishikigoi is to watch them slowly swimming around.
So the bigger they are, the more fun it is to watch them swimming through
a pond. Also making their bodies bigger makes their colors more vivid.
Yamatoho! Is a plan to walk all 2936.9 kilometers of Kyushu Nature Trail, which connects the mountains of Kyushu. The assumed period is 365 days. The challenger of this project has been auditioning for talents active in Fukuoka since the fall of 2018, and was announced just before the start.”The intent of this project is to rediscover the beauty of the earth elements, such as the richness of nature in Kyushu and the lives of the people in Satoyama. And the two challengers grow up in an unexpected survival life, meeting and interacting with people ... the process is the highlight. This project is being implemented under the cooperation of the Ministry of the Environment Kyushu Regional Environment Office and supervision of the Kyushu Nature Trail Forum.
Whether it be Zen gardens, tea gardens or landscape gardens, a Japanese garden is renowned for it's sublime and tranquility. Bonsai, a Japanese art form using cultivation techniques to produce miniturized but realistic representation of nature in the form of a tree in small container, has been an international cult trend. Japanese garden and Bonsai represents state of the art combination of nature and human effort. In this series we explore it's history, design and philosophy behind extraordinary world of Japanese garden and Bonsai.
#1 Koishikawa Korakuen (Tokyo)
#2 Rikugien (Tokyo)
#3 Kairakuen (Mito, Ibaragi)
#4 Kyu-Shibarikyu Garden (Tokyo)
Japan’s culture lies in Sake production. Blessed with quality water and a climate that is very suitable for rice growing, Japan has been producing Sake from rice since for more than a millennium. In this series, we visit sake brewries (Shuzo) around Japan that continues to carry traditional methods and cultivate honest local sake community. Getting to know the stories and thought process of sake creators behind famous sake brewries. A rare choise of local specialty appetizer recommended by Toji, a brew master, him/herself. A local's sercret gourmet is revealed in this sereis.
#1 Akita / Asamai Shuzo "Amanoto"
#2 Kyoto / Matsumoto Shuzo "Matsumoto"
#3 Ishikawa / Sogen Shuzo "Sogen"
#4 Gifu / Sugihara Shuzo "Ibi"
#5 Nara / Imanishi Shuzo "Mimurosugi"
#6 Mie / Ohta Shuzo
Everybody dreams to go to Sapporo snow festival. Its great snow statues, snow activities, romantic night strolling, great tastes of dishes... Sapporo is so much attractive for everyone. This program is specially made for travel beginners.
This year, at the 70th annual festival, there are a lot of people from foreign countries. And you can look the anime sculpture “Hatsune Miku ”. It’s so cute !! Japanese famous tennis player “Naomi Osaka” is also appeared as a snow sculpture.
This program covers both daytime and nighttime. And ice sculpture is lighten up by the colorful lighting. You should see Sapporo snow festival, and you are much impressed! It’s fantastic snow festival!
Have you heard of a Japanese dessert, Taiyaki?
Taiyaki (literally "grilled sea bream" - seabream is supposed to bring happiness), is a small waffle-like cake filled with a sweet red bean paste. It is said that there are “wild” Taiyaki and “farmed” Taiyaki. When making regular Taiyaki, the pan used can make 5+ Taiyaki at a time but few Taiyaki shops make its Taiyaki piece by piece and that is the reason Japanese call it not farmed but wild.
Wild Taiyaki are said to be ‘endangered species’ nowadays. It requires a lot of work and needs techniques, therefore, there are only 130 shops for now in Japan and it’s decreasing.
In this program, we focus on people who try to preserve the wild Taiyaki culture.
North Shinano in northern Nagano Prefecture is a place where many foreigners now call home. Why do they live in North Shinano?
Through the lives of 4 foreigners who have settled here, we rediscover the charms of Japan, the beauty of North Shinano and learn what makes Japan so special to them.
Hokkaido is surrounded by the sea and rich in nature and has lots kinds of fish. A young female reporter who is a fishing beginner tries to get a fish by helping of a fishing veteran assistant.
Sometimes she rides on a ship, and sometimes fish from the coast to aim for big fish. After fishing she cooks and enjoy eating the fish she caught. If you are interested in fishing, why don’t you start fishing by watching this program ?
No doubt you will love fishing !
When we clean, we polish the heart and polish the smile.
At one time or another, everyone has probably felt the urge to clean because “tidying up makes you feel good and refreshed.”
Have you ever thought that people who clean, polish their own hearts as well?
And in so doing, they clean the grime from their hearts.
And what emerges after polishing are...things that shine, and, a smile that sparkles.
Through sound and images, this program shows how “sparkling smiles” are born after polishing.
There is a scenery only in Hokkaido, so we want to go to see.
There is something we don’t know yet, so we can enjoy new surprises.
Let's encounter with people who live in Hokkaido !
Let's go to Hokkaido where we don’t know yet !
This is the theme of this program.
Each episodes show not only the places like Otaru, World Heritage Shiretoko, Hakodate where a lot of tourists visit, but also introduce a lot of charm in Hokkaido that local people don’t know well.
We Love Fishing: In this program, Haruka, who is a complete beginner in fishing, and Ami, who often goes fishing on weekends, go wild fishing and catching big or rare fish, such as yellowtail, rockfish, and bullhead, in the sea, rivers, and lakes in the vast lands of Hokkaido. The “pops,” who serves as the director of this program and loves fishing and pretty girls, kindly gives guidance to the two “fishing girls.”
One fun part of fishing is to cook fish well and enjoy it. In this program, Ami, a very beautiful fishing girl, shows her specialty dishes. Haruka, on the other hand, has a hard time because she is not good at cooking! They aim to become fishing girls with cooking skills!
Chapter One : Washoku Origins
Chapter Two : Wanmono (Bowl Dish)
In 794, Japan’s capital was moved to Kyoto.
It remained the capital for more than a millennium.
The diverse food culture of the Imperial family and nobility is still in evidence today.
The origins of washoku are honzen, shojin and kaiseki cuisines.
At the very root of washoku is a heartfelt appreciation of life and the blessings of nature.
Let’s check the latest top 3 in Japan !
Brand new program, showing you various kinds of “Best threes of Japan”. “Best 3 unique bus tour”, “Best 3 yummy ramen” and “Best 3 hot spring” This program will bring you latest information of Japan.
We proudly presents “Joyous Japan”, an ambitious project to uncover hidden treasures to millions of your viewers and potential travelers to Japan.
Joyous Japan is a half-hour travelogue with 21 episodes. More than 20 regional stations among NNS participated in this brand new project. From gourmet food to local soul food, and from gorgeous to hotels to down-to-earth
accommodations, Joyous Japan brings out the best and the latest in what regional Japan can offer to travelers coming over to today’s Japan.
In each episode, top three destinations among various topics from food to railways to hot springs, are uncovered.
“Hakodate” is famous as a fantastic port town in Japan. Everything is good , for example, food, sweets, night view…. Reporters visit “Hakodate” and “Sapporo”, and enjoy traveling!
Let’s go to Hokkaido with your camera !
There are a lot of beautiful scenes in Hokkaido. Aiku Maikawa is a model and also a phtotographer. She enjoy going to travel and takeing a nice photo !
AikuMaikawa is a model and also a photographer. She travels around in Hokkaido and takes a beautiful photos. There are a lot of beautiful scenes in Hokkaido. Why don’t you go to Hokkaido with a camera ? Each episode shows one tourist spot in Hokkaido. This program is completed by each episode. You must be facinated by beautiful scenes in Hokkaido.
Japan takes great pride in her food culture. Japan, blessed with four distinct seasons, cultivates seasonal food unique to each area of Japan. And at the core of her food culture lies her “food wisdom”.
There is a wide variety of food wisdom across the country that is handed down from generation to generation including the culinary art to suit the weather of the area, the wisdom on how to eat rice in the tastiest way.
The cameras follow the trip across Japan trying to discover such wisdom and thoughts hidden in their food culture. And the precious ingredients that carry all those loving thoughts are cooked by a maestro chef to become an exquisite dish
MADE IN 京都
Kyoto's allure lies not only in its shrines and temples or the elegance of the city.
For more than a millennium since the year 794, Kyoto flourished as the capital, leading the way in the arts, architecture and commerce. The essence of Japanese culture was born in Kyoto, and has been refined and passed down to modern times. Japanese quality which is recognized throughout the world has its roots in Kyoto and its culture of craftsmanship.
"Made in Kyoto" introduces artistry at its best – from traditional weaving and cuisine to state-of-the-art robotics - created and nurtured by the masters of Kyoto who know true quality.
【MADE IN 京都】就是，从传统的纺织织物和京料理到最先进的机器人技术，介绍最会挑选真货的京都人淬炼出来的工匠技艺。
Explore all around Japan!!
Hokkaido, Mt.Fuji, Historical temple...Every curious places in Japan are here. You know so many places to see around Japan. For example;Drifting ice in Hokkaido, bicycle trip to Mt. Fuji, legendary old Dogo hot spring in Ehime, unique Donburi cuisine in Aomori… Every episodes are basically focusing on one specific prefecture of Japan. Watching this program will make you feel like you’ve traveled to Japan for several times! Now aired in over 20 countries all over the world!
Hokkaido is paradise of tasty fish!!
There are so many port towns in Hokkaido to visit. A female reporter goes to every town,
Embark the fisherman’s ship and taste the fish!!
Hokkaido is surrounded by great sea of nature, where many kinds of fish are living. Tuna, salmon, scallop, shrimp, crabs…They say fish grown in cold Hokkaido sea is so tasty. Fish made in Hokkaido are also famous for its safety. That’s why the fish are popular among Asian countries. A female reporter goes to a port town in every episodes to look for best fish. She embarks fisherman’s ship not to miss the best fish. Then she tries fisherman’s dish and also visit best restaurant there. Very good guide for any Hokkaido fans and seafood lovers.
Yippee! Traveling in Japan is fun!!
Everything is new and curious through the travelers’ eye. Japanese culture, foods, way of life, hospitality and tradition… so much more to look around in northern Japan!!
Tohoku and Hokkaido area has so many charms. Travelers go to every prefecture and try find hidden charms. Can they find something new and special in Tohoku area?
Let’s enjoy Northern Japan travelers!
Each week, 6 popular models of Shibuya and Harajuku styles will pick up the “kawaii” trends which the girls are most curious about and introduce them to the world!
Meet the “kawaii” from all over Japan such as regional specialties, sweets, sightseeing spots, events, Yuru-Chara mascot characters, local idol groups, animals, shopping malls and many more!
What makes a person attractive and charming? Some may say a good personality, being knowledgeable in various fields, being an expert in one area, or having cultural understanding etc. Do you think you are charming enough? Topics covered include economy, history, culture, music and much more. Each episode has a theme titled as "Let’s go to ... to enhance your charm!" and presents the viewers with various video clips that stimulate their intellectual curiosity. By watching these videos, the presenters and the viewers are able to raise their level of attractiveness. "Charming Workers’ Directory" section draws attentions to occupations and its professionals who are not often spotlighted. This is a variety program that feeds the viewers’ intellectual curiosity with tips to enrich their personal charm.
Corporate and organization leaders are said to be loners.
They also seem to be unapproachable.
However, we want to know more about them, about goals they set, and how they tackle difficult decisions.
“The Leader” features a leader each time, and the documentary reveals a side of them never seen in public. Topics are not limited to their confidence and pride. They talk about skills needed in leading an organization, how they maintain their health, their hobbies, what they read, their thoughts on child rearing, nostalgic locations, turning points in their lives, the follies of youth, and things they love with all their heart.
This is an educational documentary where the viewer can encounter the charms of rural Japan through the culture of food. Each week a different local TV station produces the show, and introduces their homeland through traditional cuisine, specialties, and new experiments by local chefs and growers. The show does not only focus on food, but also takes a look at the culture and history of the area, and the lifestyles of the people who live there.
Set your guidebooks aside; “Japanese Cuisine” lets you encounter Japan you never knew!!
・A day in the life of a Veggie Sommelier in Akita
・Ramen for breakfast! The unique culture of Fujieda
Find a hidden charms of Hokkaido!
Curious items come from a travel bag!Then you will know more about Hokkaido.
A travel bag can be not only a partner of travel, but also a hint of the travel. Sometimes it will give you a map, lighter, or a helmet! As the story continues, a hint from the bag will solve the last key. This program is a new type of travelogue. You will feel you are looking for hidden charms of Hokkaido together with a reporter. For example… You are at a huge railway station. The bag gives you helmet and cap light. What will you do next? The answer is “Go and find the hidden super express train”. This program is fun, educational, and good for family who are interested in Japanese lifestyle.
Each week, we visit a city in another part of the world. In the first half, our "virtual reporter" who stays behind the camera strolls around the city to visit famous tourist spots, introduce its culture and customs, and discover souvenirs and local foods. In the second half, we visit the home of a newlywed couple where the wife shows us how she prepares her special breakfast.
People's culture and food vary from place to place… There are still many things for us to discover around the world. You'll feel as though you've come along for the ride as we journey around the world and learn about each special place and its people. Plus, you will get the recipes of each week’s breakfast! Also, each episode can be used as a feature segment in a program such as morning shows, variety shows or travel information programs.
Using foreingers’ eyes to discover the appeal of Hokkaido!!
What is rotary Sushi? Why are people so polite?
Why is ‘washing toilet’ so popular? Foreign travelers will have many questions about Japan. They go around Hokkaido to enjoy hidden charms, and re-discover the appeal of Hokkaido.
So many reporters from all over the world will attend the program; they are from UK, Italy, Guinea, Russia, Canada, Indonesia, Australia, Nepal, Finland, Columbia, Spain, France and US! Enjoy Hokkaido with them!
Everything about Hokkaido !
This program is good for adults who want to make their travel slow, relaxed and so special. Even watching this program will make you feel experiencing a luxury tour to Hokkaido. For example; in Niseko episode... Riding on a canoe at Shiribetu river, running thru Mt. Niseko will take you to the island of nature.
If you want more, salmon fishing is very good challenge. This program is focusing on a specific local area in each episodes, and each episode contains whole four seasons. So this program is good to broadcast in any seasons.
Feel the wind in Hokkaido.
Basic and casual traveling program made by Hokkaido’s No.1 TV station. A good guide for Hokkaido beginners.
Hokkaido attracts many sightseers not only from Japan but also from foreign countries. Its four distinctive seasons entertain travelers with seasonally limited superb scenes and delicacies. A Traveler makes a trip by train and strolls bout a town to explore several local charms. “Casual Traveling in Hokkaido” is part of “Dosanko Wide,” a popular information program presented by STV, which has been broadcast in Hokkaido for 20 years. STV's most popular program for Asia.
Hokkaido's everyday nenu!
Dosanko is people who was born in Hokkaido...Ms. Hoshizawa is making brand new Dosanko recipe!!!
On 2004, Ms. Hoshizawa got a real Guinness world record as a ‘most long term live performer at a cooking program’. She’s doing food show in Hokkaido since 1974!!! On this series, we pick up the newer episodes after 2007, available on HD format. She doesn't use expensive materials, but very ordinary things in your refrigerator. Everyday meals in Hokkaido are very healthy and easy. If you can't decide today's dinner, let's ask Ms. Hoshizawa ! Tasty with the rice! "Broiled salmon with soy sauce" Italian? No! It's Japanese ! "Tomato ramen noodle"
Japan is seen as a very uniform country but there is great diversity in the homes and lives of Japanese residents. This program explores some of Japan’s more unique homes and the personalities of the people who live in them. Home owner’s characters and personalities are reflected in a home where he or she lives. From this viewpoint, we focus on a variety of unique houses around Japan together with the families who live there and particulars about their own homes. We also introduce simple-to-follow interior and how to store household items in great detail. The program can help you improve your daily lives.
Every day, we spend time considering what to eat or how to prepare different kinds of ingredients to fit our daily needs. Each ingredient has story, with different histories and cultures. Plus, each ingredient needs varying amounts of time in order to be prepared. It is through this journey in time and ingredients that we will find not only a better under- standing of ourselves, but also of our positions in history.
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Udon, Lotus Root, Tofu, Matsutake Mushrooms, Red Beans, Daikon, Japanese Spring Onion, Japanese Rice, Soba, Wasabi, Mochi & Japanese New Year’s Dishes, Chinese Cabbage, Puffer Fish