It was 1598 when Toshiie Maeda,the first feudal lord of KAGA domain,arrived Kanazawa.
Since then,the Maeda clan ruled this land for14 generations and build a vast territory called HYAKUMANGOKU.
A historic city.A city with aesthetic sense inherited from the feudal era.
Numerous places where you can feel the refined beauty.That is What Kanazawa is.
The Maeda clan promoted [Craft works]=KOGEI
Cultural incentive project by Kaga domain made traditional craftworks Famous,such as KAGAYUZENandKANAZAWAHAKU gold.
You may experience gold foil pasting here.
Many master craftworks are in collection at the national crafts museum that opened in 2020.
Shall we walk around the traditional city of KANAZAWA and feel the beauty.
There are outlandish restaurants all over Japan that are far beyond our imagination. This is a documentary program about human beings through food, which finds and introduces owners and services that over hospitality and over entertainment!
This is a program that spares no time and effort in verifying old legends, urban legends, and overblown stories, and exposes them for what they really are!!!
Mocomichi Hayami, also known as Moco in his fast-selling cookbooks, is a prominent actor starring in “This Guy is the Biggest Mistake of My Life” and many other top-ranked Japanese dramas. The friendly hunk is also a serious chef, winning the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards' Japanese cooking category in 2013.
In this show, he drives his self-designed kitchen car to the gorgeous countryside of Japan to sample utterly fresh ingredients. He gets inspired by meeting happy locals and being surrounded by rich nature, all leading to creating original delicate recipes in front of the camera. Follow him around to enjoy the art of cooking.
An unprecedented uprising in the history of the kitchen is coming!
A battle between a first-class chef, a housewife celeb, and an amateur cooking celeb.
They cook a dish based on a theme and compete to see which is the tastier. However, the budget the three chefs can spend on food shopping is as follows:
The professional is given $5, the housewife $20, and the amateur $100.
In other words, the shopping budget of cooks with high and low cooking skills are inversely proportional.
Can the professional produce high quality food regardless of budget? Or does the amateur grab $100 and do the “Uprising Kitchen” with fantastic ingredients? Or will the housewife win by the wisdom and experience?
What's more, the three cooks can draw “special cards” from an “original lottery machine” to force the rivals to use strange cooking utensils and a variety of other unique ways to interfere with their cooking!
Can three chefs with different strengths turn the tables with money and luck?
Due to Japan's immensely varied landscape and climate, this island nation developed unique cultural traditions. Many of these are world renowned, but many more remain hidden away deep in the countryside. The best way to discover these secret places—the real Japan—is to go exploring by bicycle.
The series includes locations such as the springtime lush greens of Mt. Fuji, flowers-filled Hokkaido, the deep mountain forests of Nikko, and the ancient city of Kyoto.
Join us on a journey to see a side of Japan you won't find in guidebooks.
In the first episode, actress Kurumi Shimizu visits "Ganso Tai Paitan ramen Sakura" in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya City. She ordered a set of sea bream paitan ramen with sea bream Chazuke. Putting the soup of paitan ramen on the rice with sashimi of sea bream looks great.
It's so delicious.
The Instant fake battle between the guys have a silver tongue about to begin!
That requires a word sense that goes beyond the truth and a rich imagination!
Four Skilled Liar make them improvise own fake story quiz or two-choice quiz, with cool face.
The prize money goes to the true faker who has the skills to make lie look real!!
Maid café is a café or restaurant where women work wearing cosplay of maid, which is known as the head of otaku culture. The longest-established and most popular maid café "at-home cafe”seeks their expansion to Nagoya area besides Tokyo & Osaka. A rapper living in Nagoya, Ryoff Karma, will advise what approach to take to deliver "moe" to Nagoya, but of course, it is not a simple matter...
Since its first airing in 1968, Best Hits Kayosai boasts a history of 54 years.Last year, this program was held without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it will be held with an audience for the first time in three years this year in the Festival Hall in Osaka. Mega-hit artists that took the world by storm in 2022 gather in Osaka for the only large-scale music program in Kansai! This program delivers a variety of songs, from recent hits to nostalgic classics. This year's theme is “Create it together!” featuring intense performances “created” with the entire audience. Special one-night-only sing-alongs “created” with students in Kansai. Special projects “created” by television viewers and participants on social media. Together with everyone in Japan, let's build the Best Hits Kayosai!
Hanna Ishikawa, STU48, NMB28, Kanjani∞, Kis-My-Ft2, Kobukuro, Sakurazaka46, THE RAMPAGE, JO1, Da-iCE, Aimi Tanaka, Tani Yuuki, DA PUMP, ToshI, Naniwa Danshi, Nogizaka 46, THE BEAT GARDEN, BE: FIRST, BiSH, Hinatazaka 46, Daichi Miura, Yuzu, Ryokuoushoku Shakai
A famous entertainer Hiroiki Ariyoshi has never been emotionally moved by the sight of fireworks. So, a group of young entertainers decides to try and finally impress him. They put together the “Ariyoshi Fireworks Group” and enlist the guidance of seasoned fireworks makers from around the country. They’ll learn the fundamentals of pyrotechnics, everything from how fireworks are made to the preparations needed to launch them. A huge barge and a ship with a crane appear on the Setouchi Inland Sea in Ariyoshi’s home prefecture of Hiroshima. They’ll create a show from nothing and put on a massive fireworks display. But, will it be enough to impress Ariyoshi?
This is a " head-to-head" battle between five challengers and a champion of various genres.
The challenger will challenge with a striking skill he or she is good at, and the champion must take all fight.
In short, the champion must fight with the five specialists, regardless of his or her own strengths or weaknesses.
The point is, Champion must win whenever!
Champions will feel unshakable confidence and ecstasy if they win their fifth consecutive championship!
On the other hand, if the Champion loses even once, the challenger achieves "Giant-Killing" and earns prize.
In this game, you can see an interesting battle whether the weak defeat the strong or the strong will continue to be the strong.
"Taikoyama Kokkodesho" is one of the most popular autumn events in Nagasaki City, "Nagasaki Kunchi". Forty strong men throw over 1ton of “Taikoyama” and catch it with hands. We closely interviewed the challenges of the men who carry.
It is impressed by the feelings of the townspeople in their hometown and the way the area became one through the festival and the bonds became stronger. The video of the festival is a breathtaking beauty.
A popular Australian female talent will visit the blessings of the volcano, and experience various activities, food culture, and hot springs, centering on the national park areas where some of the volcanos of Kyushu are located. The first episode is Oita, the second episode is Kumamoto, the third episode is Kagoshima, and the fourth episode is Nagasaki. We will introduce Kyushu as a dynamic and attractive place through four episodes.
Do you think traveling in Japan cost a lot? Actually not that much. There are so many yummy food, tourist activities and quality accommodations that can be enjoyed with reasonable prices. This program will show you the tips of budget trip in Japan!
In this show, these hosts below visit Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, Kanazawa and Awaji Island.
Fallindebu hassy - one of the top food KOLs of Japan, who eats at 1000 restaurants a year
Hina Kagei - TikToker with 5.7 million followers
Honoka Tsuchiya - 2019 Miss Japan Grand Prix
They show us the best way to enjoy each city. Their budget is JPY50,000 including transportation and accommodation. The journey is full of local specialties, tourist attractions and fun activities!
QUIZ GO ROUND 流れきる前に選びとれ！
The first co-development project by KANSAI TV and Red Arrow Studios International.
CRAZY CAROUSEL is the comedy gameshow inspired by Japan’s Sushi Go-Round restaurants.
Three teams are served up surprising questions and unique challenges where every possible answer or task is delivered on a giant carousel!
Knowledge, judgement and physical ability are all put to the test: from identifying which world-map is correct or which person is really singing instead of lip-syncing, to simply punching the life out of as many balloons as possible!
The players must react quickly before the carousel’s deliveries disappear out of sight!
But each team has one chance per show to slow down the carousel if there’s a task lined up they’re unsure about.
In the hilarious finale, the carousel serves up real sushi almost like in the restaurants: from ten plates, the team must identify the two pieces that do not contain a particular ingredient.
Our finalists must eat their two pieces, but the problem is, all the wrong choices are packed with super hot wasabi!
Only if the team selects both pieces correctly will they win the big prize!
Began in 2006, Darwin's Amazing Animals explores fresh, engaging stories from the animal kingdom. Using the latest filming technology, each episode captures rare moments, and sometimes even world-first footage of animal behavior. The series is also characterized by Charlie, its mascot. Charlie jumps in, asks probing questions to help young viewers have a better understanding of the progressing story. Whether it is an exotic seen species hidden in the farthest reaches of the planet or familiar creatures one comes across in daily life, viewers are sure to find surprising sides of the animals' amazing lifestyles!
New comedy show with NO AUDIENCE, NO STAFF, NO CAMERA CREW!
One comedian alone in the studio!
MC and guests are watching the One-Man Show in a remote room.
If they laugh, they press a button each time and prize money increases.
A space with no audience, not even a sound, to drive the comedian’s psyche!
Can a comedian keep joking with a strong mentality on a stage where laughter cannot be heard?
Sharing Kyushu‘s Allures WITH THE WORLD!
International co-production program Has Started Airing!
Paddy Doherty and Daniel Coll, who are active in the British/Irish media, visited the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan for about a month during September 2019. There, they met many people and experienced various things in each region. We hope that our viewers who are not yet familiar with Kyushu will learn about this island through this program and eventually come to visit and see the unique localities themselves.
An omnibus love comedy depicting different couples
in the 60 minutes before they first have sex;
sometimes humorously and at times, sentimentally.
An eager boyfriend and the girl who refuses him for a reason,
an unusual Sci Fi type, and a complex love triangle;
jokes and innocence crossed with vague obscenity.
A new type of comic depicting the “impatient feeling”
leading up to the first time.
ウドちゃんの旅してゴメン！特別編 新春SP 2021
A special edition of the free-spirited travel program that's filled with friendly communication, smiles, and kindness.
The program heads to Shiga Prefecture. Our guest is... artist Takanori Nishikawa!
Born and raised in Shiga, Takanori Nishikawa is Shiga's "Furusato Tourism Ambassador."
Udo is another Shiga expert (probably) and the two of them are from the same generation.
This affectionate Shiga Prefecture episode is full of features, including famous Shiga products and places Udo and Nishikawa have never been before!
Don't miss their friendly trip, or their matching face masks specially-made for this program!
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
Mihoko Abukawa, who is a popular TV personality and lazy housewife, learns from a cooking specialist how to cook “ChaCha-To Meshi” recipes that are easy to cook with less preparations.
Besides the recipes, it is fun to listen to the straight conversations between Mihoko and Tomomi Matsubara, an announcer in her 30s who awaits eagerly for her prince charming.
One moment they are tripping each other up on their wording, and the next they are curiously empathizing with each other.
This program features a bilingual YouTuber (English/Japanese). Popular virtual YouTuber, “Miya Kimino,” introduces cool Japanese “Anime” and “Manga” in the program and teaches Japanese language.“ Japanese HANJO! TV” is a very popular channel on YouTube and now boasts more than 250,000 subscribers.
Travel Salad delivers you the freshly discovered trip information throughout Japan and you are sure to find a place you want to visit! From the popular tourist sites to hot hidden spots where even the repeaters don’t know of, we will provide you with the best choices of travel information.
From the standard tourist sites to the hot hidden spots where even the repeaters don't know of, this show will provide you with the best choices of travel information. It is one of the most famous travel TV programs in Japan that has been made into a 30 minutes show to provide high quality travel spectacle in a reasonable time. Every week, travelers will introduce a various place across Japan recommending freshly selected traveling sites such as natural hot springs, gourmet spots and popular tourist sites.
It is a psychological quiz battle based on the werewolf game between three players who want to answer correctly and X, who wants to answer all questions incorrectly.
This is a one-story game.
In each episode, we have cast four people with different relationships.
For example, in an episode featuring two couples, we saw the balance of power between the couple, as their lies were almost detected by something trivial. In another episode, the two of them were very suspicious of each other. but in the end neither of them was X.
So, the story can be changed depending on the relationship of the players.
The viewers will never get bored the game with the eccentric players in each episode.
“Untouchable Tourism,” a travel company run by the comedy duo Untouchable, asks celebrity guests to plan a tour! This program delivers the ultimate tour, filled with gourmet food, beautiful views, and the guest's memories. Plus, they travel to spots based on the guest’s ideas to demonstrate the appeal of the local area.
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
Waka-chan and Fuku-chan are trying to make the best Sumo-style Hot Pot!
Waka-chan, who is an ex-grand champion of Sumo, and Fuku-chan, who is a famous comedian, are trying to make the best Chanko Nabe (Sumo style hot pot).
They go on a 120-kilometer motorbike trip to find local ingredients. Get excited about the secrets of the foods you thought you knew! At the final destination, they'll make Chanko hot pot for 100 people! If the locals say it's good, the mission is complete!!
*** available in English subtitles
This program dives into surveys of people who work in industries that “seem interesting but have many unknowns.” Looking at the surveys they gathered, the three hosts let their imaginations run wild and select people that particularly stand out to them. They invite the person they chose to represent this industry and enjoy a conversation diving deep into this person’s world. Get ready to enjoy a “human observational documentary variety show” that is packed with lessons, smiles, and laughs!
This is a gourmet variety program in which a battle breaks out between a comedian Gori as “the Phantom thief GORI” versus “the Gourmet Detective Team”. Female announcers are subordinates of GORI research and introduce the fancy gourmet dishes from their regions. “The Gourmet Detective Team”is taking the food from“the Phantom thief GORI”!! The Reader is Sigeru Izumiya (Musician). The members are Miyuki Imori, Rika Adachi(Both actresses), Jun Murakami (Japanese comedian) The match is set at Yudanaka Hotspring in Shinshu. They fight for red bream Shabu-Shabu from Shizuoka, Soba from Shinshu etc... Local fancy gourmet dishes in Chubu area are gathered!! Many laughers and serious matches! What will happen in the end?!
ウドちゃんの旅してゴメン 新春SP 2020
The regular popular program “Udo-chan’s Trip” has been aired for 17 years. And the special series has been aired for 10 years.
Udo-chan travels to Mikawa Bay in Aichi prefecture. During his trip, he is with a talented actor, Ryuta Sato and an idol, Ami Inamura known as “God swing pitch” during the opening ceremony. Their trip at Nishio station is the place, which Udo-chan has already visited 4times. They visit the Pizza & Steak restaurant, which Udo-chan every time goes and the master and the nice antique atmosphere make them feel comfortable. Then they find a lovely café and meet a maniac master, who takes his coffee seriously. They admired the rich taste of coffee. After the coffee shop, they head to the tea shop because Nishio-city is famous for Tea, but the shop is closed. Therefore, they go to the memorial park and find a clock tower, which has a button and starts playing local songs. They choose “Nishio de LaLa” (LaLa at Nishio City) randomly and dance with the pop melody. They had so much fun. At the end, they have seafood lunch and go to see a sunset by “Tuk-Tuk”!!
It is a beautiful scenery and they look back to their teenage years with nostalgic feelings.
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 new variety show that features a game based on a celebrity’s life. We made a game about a popular idol group member with an unusual past and turned it into a show. In this program, the celebrity subject of the game plays the game with her friends and comments on her life while having fun with the game. Her enthusiastic fans get to learn about her past by watching her play the game.
You might not be aware of the secrets hidden in your own country... There are 47 prefectures in Japan, each with its own unique culture and customs. Each one has its own shocking culinary traditions, festivals, and customs that will make you wonder whether they all really come from Japan. The Secret is Out! HOMETOWN PRIDE is a program filled with surprises and fun that explores every nook and cranny of Japan to discover culture and customs that even other Japanese people don’t know about.
There are strange “metaphors” that exist in our daily lives (novels, hit songs, famed scholars’ quotes, popular comedian phrases)! This program unearths these unique “metaphors” and teaches their unknown history and unexpected usage! Various panel members enjoy answering quizzes about all kinds of “metaphors” in this variety show for the intellectually curious. Enjoy watching professionals from various fields come together to discover “metaphors” made right in the studio!!