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
The number of cruise ships arrived in Japan and foreign passengers by cruise ships have been recorded the highest number ever last year. In the program, we introduce Japanese culture in countryside linked with domestic cruise ships. Singaporean reporter, Anita Kapoor, and Malaysian photographer, Andy Kho experience the Japanese spirit of “Wa” such as traditional culture, pop culture, and a new culture born both from tradition and contemporary fusion based culture while visiting cruise ship's port of calls and surrounding areas. We present the charm of Japan worldwide to increase inbound tourists.
■ Episode list
＃1 Yo-kai World（SHIMANE・TOTTORI）
＃2 Traditional Scenery and Pop Culture（TOTTORI）
＃3 World-famous Silver Mine and Kagura（SHIMANE)
＃4 Kimono Project（FUKUOKA)
＃5 Experience the tradition in ancient capital（ISHIKAWA）
＃6 Special Edition & Cruise Trip
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.
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.