is a show for outdoor lovers!
The popular section
“The Natural Lifestyle” that is being broadcast
on Niigata's information program “Evening Wide Niigata Ichiban”
has been made into a series.
Introducing seasonal trekking, apprentices who live with nature,
apprenticeships, rice planting, harvesting rice, making herbs,
visiting famous waters, and so on
This is an outdoor document variety program about a famous voice actor “Shimba Tsuchiya”
climbing a mountain to the top and cooking a meal!
Before becoming a voice actor, he studied about acting, so he has strength and energy and
good athletic abilities. This is first time for him to climb a mountain and cooking.
After a good sweat, he can enjoy a combination of beautiful scenery with a delicious meal.
This program is recorded by 3000km length of the coastline in Hokkaido. Only by watching the coastline, we can find the undiscovered fantastic scenery in Hokkaido. The coastline shows impressive shape, and is full of various discoveries and stories. Along the coastline, it’s thrilling and so easy to understand about Hokkaido .
For example, a mysterious “natural sand dune” on the beach at Noshappu Cape in Wakkanai. A “white waterfall” on the unspoiled precipitous cliffs in Ishikari. We guide you to the spectacular "Soratabi 3000km “ coastline in Hokkaido" by ultra high-definition video shooting with drone camera.
"Hachimori Isaribi Onsen Hatahata-kan"in Akita Prefecture is a hot spring with stunning views of the Sea of Japan. Not only the hot spring itself, but the tourist spots around it will also be introduced in the program.
This hot spring is located in the northern part of Akita Prefecture, an area called Ani, Visitors can learn about the traditional Matagi culture in that area and get to know the attractiveness of the hot spring.
"Drone" equipped with 4K camera shows great beautiful land "Hokkaido" in Japan. We shoot for a long period of time over the four seasons. You must be enchanted with Hokkaido !
Drone" equipped with 4K camera shows wonder land "Hokkaido" in Japan. This program is focusing on winter season. Drifting ice is such a work of art !
Adventurous Places, Unbelievable Stories!
Is this a simple travel show? – NO!
A documentary show? – NO!
The format offers a mix of unimaginable adventure and human stories!
A traveler goes in search for their fellow countrymen in faraway places.
Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire where most of the world's volcanoes can be found. It's a land densely clustered with volcanoes -- many still active. While making this program, the camera crew was able to capture footage from the sky and on the ground. They even got very close to the lava dome of the most dangerous volcano in Eurasia, and fumaroles -- fissures that release steam and volcanic gases. In addition, this adventure includes a visit to a mysterious caldera that creates a number of different minerals. Take a look at this peninsula, pulsating with the primal rhythms of the planet.
Redwoods are among the world's largest living organisms. Some grow higher than 100 meters and live to be more than 3,000 years old. A belt of redwood forest stretches along the west coast of California in the United States. By using the latest advances in tree climbing, this program reveals an entirely new world. High up in the treetops there exists yet another kind of forest. Explore this newly uncovered landscape lying 100 meters above ground, and discover the reason why these gigantic trees only grow in this particular place.
Nearly a thousand caves dot the ocean floor near the Bahamas, southeast of the Florida peninsula. These "blue holes" are limestone caves that have formed over the course of 350,000 years. There's little oxygen in the water in these caves, making it incredibly transparent with an over 100-meter visibility. The caves reflect only the deepest blue spectrum of light. Inside are numerous stalactites. There are also calcareous crystals, some shaped like roses, that reflect light like quartz. In addition, the bones of ancient animals and humans have been found in these caves. Join us as we dive into this wondrous world.
On New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, is one of the most unique, unspoiled jungles in the world. Although it's been extremely difficult for research teams to go into this jungle until now, new explorations have begun to paint an overall picture of the jungle floor. Viewed from both the sky and on the ground, a gigantic waterfall, a vast opening in the ground, and a huge amount of water flowing in a massive underground river are revealed. This program attempts to find the source of this river based on an unfinished map created by a French research team 30 years ago.
Ethiopia -- the scorched earth of Africa. This is a place where temperatures soar to more than 55 degrees Celsius while at the same time cooler high-altitude lakes feed some of Africa's most spectacular waterfalls. For the past 30 million years, volcanic activity has created a uniquely diverse terrain. Now, one man risks life and limb to come face-to-face with the driving forces that are still sculpting the landscape to this day. As parts of the region continue to sweat, local people adapt to survive. Ethiopia is a land of extremes and it soon becomes clear that nature hasn't finished her work here yet.
Indonesia's Raja Ampat is home to some of the most spectacular marine life in the world. It is known as "the Miracle Sea," and a team of filmmakers from Japan will find out why as they dive into this secret world for the first time. They'll reveal the riches of the glowing coral reefs that light up the seabed and put Raja Ampat's unrivalled reputation for wildlife to the test. They'll explore the sights that make this a place like no other and uncover the things that threaten to destroy it. The team will come face-to-face with magnificent sea creatures as they unravel the mysteries of the Miracle Sea.
Southern China -- home to some of nature's greatest landscapes. In one part of China, a sea of strange stones washes over the undulating landscape, and in another, an alien forest of precipitous rocks towers 400 meters above the ground. To unravel the mysteries of these geological wonders, a team of Japanese filmmakers put their lives on the line. They take to the air, plunge the depths, and scale heady heights to understand how our planet looked in ancient times. China's mystical lands of stone are by far some of nature's greatest feats, and they continue to be sculpted in a rock-ridden world that refuses to sleep.
Kazakhstan is a vast nation with dramatic and unexpected landscapes. One of them is the chalk lands—snow-white mountains with towering cliffs made of pure chalk. This spectacular landscape is little known outside Kazakhstan, but that's going to change; a film crew from Japan is about to reveal this mysterious and rarely seen world. And they'll go to extraordinary lengths to do so. Their mission will take them both deep underground and right to the very edges of precipices... and beyond. This is the challenge of the chalk lands.
Brazil, South America, is home to a region veiled in secrecy where until recently few were allowed to enter. The region's towering cliffs and tumbling waterfalls offer clues to a rich geological past, but the most sparkling secrets are hidden within the sand -- for this is a land of diamonds; a world where people get rich fast. Now, Great Nature has been granted access to this hitherto unexplored region to uncover why so many hidden gems are found here. Join the men who hope to strike it rich as they hunt for elusive black diamonds, and discover why the region's greatest riches cannot be bought or sold.
Siberia is one of the coldest regions in the world, and the effect this has on the land is dramatic. Every winter, the mighty Lena River freezes, but as spring arrives, the rising temperatures cause an incredible change to take place in what is known locally as Redahoto -- the Great Thaw. What begins as small cracks soon turns to chaos as the river becomes a raging torrent and huge blocks of ice pile up until they crash over the riverbanks. Despite the devastation, the Great Thaw is also an important lifeline that irrigates farmland that would otherwise remain parched and nurtures a forest the size of Australia. Predicting exactly when and where the Great Thaw will begin is almost impossible, but that is the challenge a team of Japanese filmmakers have set themselves. Join Great Nature on a quest to unravel the secrets of one of the earth's most dynamic hydrological marvels—the Great Thaw.
The island of Java in Indonesia lies above four tectonic plates: the Eurasian, Pacific, Australian, and Philippine Sea plates. This mighty convergence gives rise to one of the most volcanically active places on earth. When the volcanic island of Krakatau last erupted in the late 19th century, it sent shockwaves seven and a half times around the earth. Marvel at glorious footage close to the mouth of this mighty volcano and witness Ijen volcano emit an unearthly blue flame in the dark night as its magma rises close to the earth's surface. Here, the mysteries of this Land of Fire Mountains are revealed.
The Namib Desert stretches far along the Atlantic coast of southern Africa. One area in particular, the Namib Sand Sea in Namibia, a recent addition to the World Heritage list, is a gigantic store of one trillion cubic meters of sand that produces the world's most beautiful sand dunes. These sand dunes are a product of the tremendous westerly winds continually causing the sand to shift. It's almost as if the whole area is alive. This revealing look at the great nature of the desert presents extraordinary footage of not only the continual ebb and flow of the Namib Sand Sea and of a phenomenon where surface sand is blown mesmerizingly around the desert, but it also shows one of the world's greatest flower gardens as it appears every year in August, ever so briefly, in the desert.
Set off on an adventure to explore deep inside Peru, South America. Travel along the Amazon, the largest river in the world, and take a closer look at its relatively unknown mid-to upstream regions. The journey begins upstream from Iquitos at an elevation of only 100 meters and then continues for a distance of 3,000 kilometers up the slopes of Mount Mismi to an elevation of over 5,000 meters. This program shows several rare and miraculous moments never before seen on television and examines some of the unusual creatures left behind in the interior of the continent after the massive upheaval that created the Andes Mountains. What scenery awaits after finally arriving at the Amazon riverhead?
Madre de Dios Island is one of six thousand islands comprising an archipelago southwest of Chile, South America. Access to this uninhabited island near the center of the archipelago is extremely difficult as the island is located in one of the world's most famous rainstorm regions known as the "Furious Fifties." Thus far, only a few research expeditions from around the world have made it to the island, the results of which have revealed a unique and amazing environment that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. This program explores deep within the island. Witness the amazing power of nature and marvel at the wondrous landscape revealed here for the first time by Japanese TV cameras.