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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
“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.
Japanese people love noodles! You can find all sorts of noodle cuisines throughout the country, ranging from the orthodox to the eccentric.We've chosen a few prefectures with their own collections of charming local noodle cuisines and hidden noodle hot-spots. First on the list is Hiroshima, boasting dishes such as noodle-filled okonomiyaki and Onomichi ramen. Next is Aichi: the prefecture with dishes like the beloved miso-stewed udon noodles and ankake spaghetti. And finally, we have Tochigi: a prefecture with an assortment of one-of-a-kind dishes like yakisoba noodles in broth and soba noodles with leeks. In order to show off the dishes of their hometowns, three celebrities will participate in a noodle eating contest. Their daring objective: to eat the longest noodle. Watch as these celebrities chow down on local noodle cuisine!
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.
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.
On this Show, we’ll show you what is the most hot foods in Niigata! And professional chefs tell you about how to enjoy meals.
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”. Five female announcers are subordinates of GORI research and introduce the fancy gourmet dishes from their regions. They have looked for these dishes for over one year and they are filled with a lot of appealing specialties such as highest quality hotpot and amazing sweets.
The two parties fight a fierce battle in games concerning the prefecture Aichi in which the program is set!
Most exquisite gourmet food presented one after another.
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.
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”. The team is led by a famous Japanese traditional ballad singer (Enka singer), Sachiko Kobayashi, over fabulous local gourmet dishes.
Five female announcers are subordinates of GORI research and introduce the fancy gourmet dishes from their regions. They have looked for these dishes for over one year and they are filled with a lot of appealing specialties such as awesome wild game (gibier) cuisine, rare shrimp, exotic fish and sweets with a tropical fruit grown in a snowy area.
The two parties fight a fierce battle in games concerning the prefecture Niigata in which the program is set!
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
This is a very unique farmers’ show, introducing many agricultural products and dishes from Hokkaido, the largest farming area in Japan. As Hokkaido is the largest agricultural area in Japan, there are many kinds of farm produce such as rice, melon, watermelon, asparagus, potato, wheat, etc.
The show is led by two hosts, Mr. Hiroyuki Morisaki, a famous actor and comedian, and Ms. Yuuka Mori, an anchor of HBC. In every episode, the hosts take “agri-kids” to the farmers’ field where they learn and try what farmers do for their quality of life. "Agri-kids" is a group of children learning the agriculture. In most episodes, the group is consisted with children, but in some episodes, high school or college students, international students, or even aged adults join the group. The hosts and "agri-kids" share fun to learn the process of production, as well as experiencing the hard work of farming. We present the latest agricultural technology as well.
The show is aired every Saturday, 5PM in our location, and it has been going since 2008. It had been titled "Hokkaido Agricultural Paradise with Hiroyuki Morisaki" by March 2016, then we renewed the title to "Hokkaido Agricultural Paradise Next" in Apirl. The entire episodes are more than 416, and some were aired in Taiwan, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Especially in Hong Kong, RTHK（香港電台網站）, the public broadcaster, has acquired close to half of the entire epsisodes, and they are broadcasting on regular basis with Cantonese.
"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.
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”
Tokyo is filled with local specialty shops where one can buy ingredients and souvenirs from each of Japan’s prefectures!
In this program, we’ll supply famous chefs with unique ingredients from the Hiroshima and Gunma prefectures for impromptu cook-offs! What kind of dish will it turn into?
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♪
This is a cooking program hosted by a Japanese comedian, Baba, who is known for a nice amateur cook. In every episode, he visits restaurants where he is a regular customer and collaborates with them to make time-saving recipes for the audience. It would be broadcasted in the evening news channel, "UP!"
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
A new cooking show by the director of “Iron Chef”
In this spectacular studio based cooking show, 2 couples compete to see which team can create the best dish to win a cash prize! Within 40 minutes, couples need to cooperate and create 2 dishes. However, the kitchens are separated and conversations about cooking process are prohibited.
And here is the twist! Every 10 minutes, the kitchen rotates 180 degrees!
The husband must take over the wife’s dish and the wife must take over the husband’s! Couples need to read each other’s minds and estimate the cooking procedure in order to win! Create the best dish with bonds of love!
On the hunt for noodle dishes, we will walk 350 km across the entire San’in Region, following Route 9 from Tsuwano in Shimane Prefecture to Iwami in Tottori Prefecture.
We will show you delicious noodles such as ramen, udon, soba and pasta on each episode. A journey (full) of encounters with heart-warming locals and noodles, while walking 15 - 20 km a day.
Come along and enjoy the feeling of walking together through the landscape of San’in, where you can feel its four seasons!!