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.
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
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.
“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
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.
“Made in Japan” is Japan’s pride. On the background, the uniqueness of Japan such as the craftsman commitment, the blessings of nature and the technology have a worldwide reputation.
In this program, reporters set off on a journey to discover the JAPAN PRIDE. They find the charm of Japanese products while interacting with the people associated with it.
Moreover, they stroll around the areas where the products were born and the surrounding tourist spots. A photographer takes pictures of the charm and introduces them. This is a travel program that features knowing Japanese charm through Japanese products.
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.
旅ゴメ特別編 冬の長良川鉄道 答エハナクトモ旅ハ流ルル
Udo-chan travels around Mino city in Gifu prefecture with a popular Japanese actor, Koji Yamamoto, and a former member of AKB48, Kayo Noro. They take a train on Nagara-gawa line and walk around wherever they wish.
Mino city is famous for some traditional craft; one of them is edged tools like “Katana” sword. At first, they visit a cutlery museum and try blade shaping there. After having lunch at a café they found on the way to a station, they go to a famous place –a group of traditional buildings preserved for over 400 years. In the Edo era, there was a unique construction style of roofs called “Udatsu.” They visit a sake-factory and a museum for lanterns made by “Washi” paper which is originally manufactured in Mino city. Then they visit a 1300-year-old shrine and find a strange sign on the map which marks a tree named “What tree?”
This program is “Outdoor Document Variety” that camp beginners (MC: comedian OGIYAHAGI) have a pleasant experience with happy friends. Because it’s difficult for them to try camping by themselves, they invite some campers who have experience camping and try camping for one day which the guests will decide.
This program will also help you release your stress and let you sit back, relax, and enjoy your time.
This series is very unique Food Traveling Show with famous French Chef Amandine Chaignot. She introduces delicious food in Hokkaido, Japan, such as Wagyu Beef, Seafood, Kombu. And she try to collaborate with local Chef living in Hokkaido and make some dishes in Japanese traditional way. This program was produced by a co-production project between HBC and French TV station.
This series has been broadcasted in France, Hong Kong, Mexico i.e. whole over the world.
Program catchphrase is "Meaningless Variety"!
This program is fictitiously set in Uesugi pump Ltd. Vice President Uesugi and manager Ohchi deal with various themes in Hokkaido.
For example, in the theme “Boogie woogie Oku no Hosomichi”, Uesugi and Ohchi play the part of Japanese famous poets “Basho Matsuo” and “Sora Kawai”. They travel around Hokkaido with writing a Haiku.
The first chapter is 600km travel on foot from Hakodate to Wakkanai. The second is 800km on foot from Okushiri to Nosappu.
The drama with the people who meet during the trip is so impression !
In this program, musician and television personality George Tokoro selects topics that are uniquely Japanese, and with the help of experts, uncovers the mysterious or unknown aspects of each topic. This is a fun and intellectual variety show that examines the country’s food, history, science, geography, and culture from a point of view like no other.
Genre: culture, food, history, travel
Food and travel show starring Mr. Rui Yoshid, a haiku poet and a nation widely known food writer. In each episode, Yoshida picks one area in Hokkaido and visit their taking HBC anchor person. His destination can be a small and remote town, as well as well-known populated city. Once he gets there, he walks and hangs around the place looking for something interesting, such as unique shops, manufacturers, local breweries, wineries, food stands, restaurants, bars, and taverns. What Yoshida intends in the show is not only having delicious dishes and drinks, but also interact with people who live there. The typical and symbolic scene is Yoahida has a toast or cheers involving those who happened to be there.
Viewers will enjoy watching hidden attractive spots and dishes all over Hokkaido that are not shown on guidebooks. In other words, this program is well made visual travel guidebook.
This “Nice Town Walks” is a continuous series following “Port Town Walks.” “Port Town” concluded with 13 episodes. New 17 episodes are made as “Nice Town,” and newer ones are going. Broadcasters may choose episodes from both lists.
■ Episode list
#8. Teuri, Yagishiri, Haboro
#10. Niki, Yoichi
#12. Sapporo, S?sei River East
#13. Sapporo, Moiwa and Maruyama
#14. Abashiri in winter
#25. Abashiri, Fall
Amazing Foods, how they are made?
As Hokkaido is called "a rich repository of ingredients," there are variety of food products introduced in this series. Some of them are said to be some of the best in Japan, but little known. Throughout this series, we present some very high quality foods and introduce who produces them as well as how these are made. Viewers will grasp the image of these foods of Hokkaido and will be stimulated to know more about the foods or even inspired to visit Hokkaido.
■ Episode list
#1. Sea Urchin and Sweet Shrimp
#2. Strawberry and Mozzarella
#3. Morning Picked Corn and Asparagus Sheep
#4. Stock Fish and Hokkaido Snow Cow
#5. Alpine Leek and Sakhalin Surf Clam
#6. Squilla and Scallop
"Seotuchi Biyori" is the perfect TV show for your trip to Setouchi. You can see the beautiful scenery, modern art and traditional crafts. Experience the shrines, temples and local cuisines. You can even take a peek at the local communities and their fascinating cultures!
Setouchi Biyori first aired in July 2017 incorporating many beautiful photos taken by professional photographer Takamitsu Sakamoto. He traveled to and photographed many scenes of Okayama and Hiroshima, many of which were proudly presented on Setouchi Biyori.
【Season 2】#39～#65(on going)
Setouchi Biyori's second season started in April of 2018 and welcomed
You SAKAGUCHI as a host. He was awarded the Japan Ningenryoku ("Human Skill")
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award in 2015.
KYUSHU is located in the southern part of Japan, which is known for its beautiful nature, rich history and culture.
We hope this program gives you a look at how amazing KYUSHU is.
The wonderful scenes shot in 4K should impress and make you want to travel!
Production Cooperation: OAB Cinq Co., Ltd, Muse Television, SAL Pro. Inc.,
In this program, you will re-discover the treasure of the region.
Celebrity guests search around a specific area of Okayama and
Kagawa with the theme of the treasure hunt!
Treasures, those are delicious local food, joyful spots, beauti ful
scenery, and the people full of humanity.
The variety program, re-discovering regional treasures, “Kinbaku”
Appeal the attraction of Japan surrounded by a long and beautiful coastline overseas with images from the sea. We introduce the charm of Japan with a powerful image using a “Camera Drone”, and let viewers enjoy traveling while answering local quizzes in the program.
■ Episode list
#6 Special Edition
ウドちゃんの旅してゴメン！特別編 新春SP 2018
Popular comedian“Udo-chan”loved by people of all ages, goes on a carefree trip and encounters beautiful sceneries, local foods and local people. Udo-chan sheds a different light on even the most well-known tourist spots and brings a fresh perspective! The show delivers the charms of various places in Japan that the guidebooks do not mention.
At this time, he goes on a trip with an actor, scriptwriter and director “Gitan Otsuru” and a young actress “Rika Adachi”. They are heading to “Iga Ueno, Mie” which is a famous as Ninja town. They also visit a “Ninja Museum” and experience a Ninja performance. After they visit “Iga Ueno Castle”, they also go to a tea house that has a welcoming Ninja cat, etc.
俳優・小説家・映画監督と幅広く活動する、大鶴義丹さんとバラエティーで引っ張りだこの足立梨花さんをゲストに迎え、冬の伊賀上野を自由気ままな三人旅♪ 伊賀鉄道「上野市駅」からスタートし、「伊賀流忍者博物館」を訪れた3人！実際の忍者屋敷の狭い入り口を入ると、いたる所にカラクリが仕掛けられています！「伊賀上野城」、人気者の忍者ネコがお出迎えしてくれるお茶屋さん！さらには手作りのエールビールをいただける「エール工房 de 伊賀」へ！翻弄されながらも楽しい伊賀上野の旅に大満足の三人衆でした♪
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
The show covers closely on a big project in which “Onchan,” the mascot for HTB, brings snow from Hokkaido to Taiwan and Thailand respectively, together with a student from each country. The student from Taiwan made a snowman for the first time ever for her mother at home. With the help of a professional snowman maker in Abira Town, which is famous for snowman making, in the central part of Hokkaido, the student made a 40-cm-tall pretty snowman. Was she able to bring the snowman to Taiwan successfully before it melted away?
Meanwhile, the student from Thailand who is studying in Higashikawa Town in the Northern part of Hokkaido filled a Styrofoam box with snow weighing about 150 kg and brought it to his school back in Thailand. The event was such a blast that a local TV broadcasted it live! Onchan’s unique journey to Taiwan and Thailand with the sincere hope of bringing snow from Hokkaido for everyone to enjoy, which touched the heart of people who saw snow for the first time in their lives – “Onchan Asia e iku!” is totally different from other travel programs. Don’t miss it!
What will happen if you leave your travel to other’s hand?
Each has his own preference in Travel plan and it reflects your thought, perspective and even view of life. So, following other’s travel plan can give you a new way to enjoy trip that you have never come up with!
There are four people of different generation, gender, career and personality who travel together in Okinawa with their own travel plans. One wants to be active and make the plan full of outdoor activities, other wants it to be quite rough and flexible so that he can use time for his own habit. They are so different from each other. There is a rule that only one plan among them will be chosen by lot and everyone has to follow the lot-chosen “organizer’s” plan even if that doesn’t suit their taste. It’s a great chance to have brand new perspective and experience at the same time however they sometimes grow apart possibly leading to conflicts….
ONSEN is a quintessential part of Japanese culture.
A popular reporter from abroad travels around KYUSHU looking for a variety of Japan's original culture.
They had lots of wonderful experiences enjoying ONSEN and encounters.
Production Cooperation: Muse Television, Oita Asahi Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
The documentary program that focused on Fukuoka and Saga is Witness "F".
People's lives, incidents, disasters, welfare.
We deeply explain various themes deeply and politely.
In this TV program, we explore hidden destination Sanin- a district located in south-west Japan-and report on its rich experiential tourism.
We will take you on a journey enjoying seafood gourmet at Sakai port, experiencing cultural activities such as one of the authentic Japanese dance, “Yasugi-bushi” workshop, discovering history of Matsue Castle, “Tatara Iron history” in Unnan City, and encountering the magnificent views of nature; the Tottori Sand Dunes and Mt. Daisen.
Japanese famous comedian, Mr. Doronzu Ishimoto visits places in Tottori and Shimane Prefecture, interacting with locals and enjoying having delicious foods! On each episode, he draws a card saying the theme of the trip, and goes on an unplanned trip! It is a travel guide in which you'll be able to experience not only the delightful culture and food that characterizes the San’in region, but also the unique, heartwarming charms of the locals!
*** 13 episodes are available in English subtitles as of October, 2020.
Magnificent nature,hot springs, rich variety of food like fresh fish or Wagyu…
There are lots of charms in KYUSHU.
In this program, the popular talents from Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong travel around, and they feel Genki (energized) by the sights and activities.
Production Cooperation: Muse Television
Go around Kyushu, it looks for a delicious meal. Powerful helper in there! Taxi driver knows anything about local thing. Driver's recommendation, ask to introduce a cheap and delicious restaurant. No rehearsal, slapstick journey.
去九州去，寻找美味的一餐。 强大的帮手在那里！ 出租车司机知道当地的事情。 司机的建议，要求介绍一个便宜又美味的餐厅。 没有排练，闹闹的旅程。
In the program, we focus on a cruise ship trip from foreign areas which bring thousands of people at once.
Moreover, we introduce not only the cruise ship tour itself, but also a port of call, Shimane Sakai Port such as Yokai, Japanese traditional ghosts, dishes of fine fish, and traditional cultures of Matsue area; Matsue history and Cha-no-yu, a tea ceremony.
The program introduces recommended tourist routes around Sakai Port from foreign visitor’s point of view, and focuses on kind hospitality by local people in San-in region.
Oita has Japan's best. That is ONSEN (hot spring).
The number of hot springs and the yield of hot water in Oita is the largest in Japan.
Hot springs in Oita are available in a rich variety including steam bath, sand bath, mud bath…
This program introduces the best ways to enjoy ONSEN as well as the charm of the regional cuisine, art, natural scenery, and much more.
Oita is the real ONSEN Paradise!!
Sure, we’d like to see famous tourism spots in the Chugoku region, but there must be deeper spots out there!
With this expectation in mind, we travel about, maybe finding a hidden treasure of a place or two!
Enjoy solo journeys through four famous spots!
Introducing the best nature, culture, food and lifestyles of the northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido. Every week our hosts explore the colorful towns and cities of Hokkaido, to discover their diverse lifestyles and seasonal delights. From deep powder snow to bright flower fields, cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, Hokkaido’s vivid seasons bring the best experience to all travel lovers!
Check out also the latest on new buys, shopping and exhibit updates, and special local picks around Sapporo. Follow our hosts!
This is an informative variety program, which introduces the latest leisure and gourmet spots in Nagoya.
Discover the most popular food or store in Nagoya today !
This is a must-see program if you hang out and eat in Nagoya!