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
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 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.
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.
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.
“Passionate Hot Sandwich” is a variety show which two excellent sensitivity guys Mikio Date and Takeshi Tomizawa enthusiastically support Hokkaido !
They formed a comedian pair “Sandwichman” in 1998, and became a champion not only at the 2007 “M-1 Grand Prix”, but also "Favorite Performer Ranking No.1" which Nikkei Entertainment researched in 2018.
Both guys are deeply attached to Hokkaido, and this is a popular local variety show that has been regularly broadcasted every week in Hokkaido since 2014.
They travel around Hokkaido, sometimes shops, sometimes shopping streets, and still rediscover the great parts of Hokkaido!
Yo Oizumi who has a versatile talent became so popular not only in Hokkaido but also throughout Japan. And he formed “YOYO’s” with a STV’s versatile sales announcer Yoji Kimura.(YO plus YOji equals YOYO’S)
Two guys have all viewers throughout Japan laughing.The title of this funny variety show is “1x8(Ippachi)”. 1x8(Ippachi) means "Sink or Swim"!
They have challenged various hilarious projects until now, and have received tremendous support from many viewers. Watch his funny comedy which Hokkaido’s superstar Yo Oizumi plays only to his hometown local program, never shows in national program.
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 !
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!
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!
There are various rankings in the world, but everyone focuses on the top spot... However, if you change your perspective, the worst can even be praised as the best! The unknown “bests” among the worst are uncovered in this program! Delivering the best of the worst from a positive point of view.
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.
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.
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。
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!
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!
This is a thrilling variety program that documents the world's most AMAZING people, their occupations and their way of life. What will happen if we tail them? It is an unpredictable journey, entertaining the viewers with startling discoveries. Popular TV personalities, actors/actresses and athletes act as reporters and experience the wondrous world of the most AMAZING people who are professionals or well-celebrated in the field, or are special but known only by few. By tailing these AMAZING people, the reporters encounter many attractive people and heartwarming events, accompanied with unexpected happenings at times. It is an exciting, adventurous drama with no script.
在跟随的途中不知道会发生什么“紧张的” “惊人的” “激动的”的感觉。跟随这些了不起人物的过程中和很多人发生感动人心的交流。而偶尔也会发生意想不到的事情！？无论如何和【了不起人物】的接触，让我们近距离看到他们执着的追求，真情的挑战，难以想象的世界展现在我们面前时的感动和震惊，让我们在路途上不停的追逐他们的故事。
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.
Her name is Saki Inagaki. She is an entertainer who dresses as the character Asuka from the anime "Evangelion." Saki left Japan to travel abroad! Her blog "Trek Across Europe" began in Vienna, Austria with the goal of covering checkpoints in ten countries on the way toward her final destination, Portugal! This special episode covers a day in Saki's blog trek, jam-packed with highlights in Italy.
On her journey, her blog and dice are her inseparable companions. Saki must update and check her blog at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. The number of comments she receives on her blog determines the funding for her travels. However, the number of comments does not translate directly into funds. The roll of the dice and the spin of the coin ultimately determine how much she will receive.
Without a translator, and unable to speak English, how does she continue her journey in Europe as she battles her fears and loneliness abroad?
Each week, we visit a city in another part of the world. In the first half, our "virtual reporter" who stays behind the camera strolls around the city to visit famous tourist spots, introduce its culture and customs, and discover souvenirs and local foods. In the second half, we visit the home of a newlywed couple where the wife shows us how she prepares her special breakfast.
People's culture and food vary from place to place… There are still many things for us to discover around the world. You'll feel as though you've come along for the ride as we journey around the world and learn about each special place and its people. Plus, you will get the recipes of each week’s breakfast! Also, each episode can be used as a feature segment in a program such as morning shows, variety shows or travel information programs.
While humanity evolved with the development of science, we can also state that science and technology play a crucial role in saving the human race from global warming, an issue shared by all of mankind. This series of short programs whose purpose is to offered in an easy-to-understand style to reach out to a wide audience, particularly children. Each episode is presented by twoanimated characters, namely a little girl called Joule and the know-it-all Professor Watt, allowing children to learn while having fun. The purpose of this series is to familiarize children with science and technology, hoping that one day they'll be committed to activities aimed at protecting the environment.
National Family Challenge is an interactive game show in which any family can participate. The family members battle against crazy challenges posed by the presenter, to win $10,000. Hide and Seek Battle is popular segment of the show.
For instance, In Hide and Seek Battle, the three presenters visit the contestant's home and play hide and seek. The rules are simple: if the presenters cannot find the family members within 30 minutes then the family wins $10,000. The family can set elaborate traps throughout the house to hinder the search. Children often take advantage of their small size to hide in the most obscure places, such as beneath the kitchen sink. Viewers watch as the psychological warfare plays out on screen.
With new games continually appearing in the show, families from all over the country are waiting for their chance to compete for $10,000.
Please contact about format rights.
Japan is seen as a very uniform country but there is great diversity in the homes and lives of Japanese residents. This program explores some of Japan’s more unique homes and the personalities of the people who live in them. Home owner’s characters and personalities are reflected in a home where he or she lives. From this viewpoint, we focus on a variety of unique houses around Japan together with the families who live there and particulars about their own homes. We also introduce simple-to-follow interior and how to store household items in great detail. The program can help you improve your daily lives.
A popular Japanese comedian and movie director, GORI, travels by trains and his portable bicycle through three central prefectures of Japan: Aichi, Gifu, and Mie.
GORI was born in Okinawa, so he has no clue about this region, which drives him to communicate with the locals along the way.
The Central Japan, known for its agricultural and industrial prosperity from old days, encompasses indispensable cities like Nagoya, Toyota, and Ise, and boasts numerous historical sites as well as unique traditions, local food cultures and customs. Through warm and friendly communication with the local residents, GORI encounters a myriad of eye-opening experiences through his journey.
Prof. Denjiro's classroom of interesting, eye-opening experiments.
This is an educational entertainment program which guides you to get closer to science. You can gain knowledge through Prof. Denjiro’s experiments –as if you were watching magic!
This program was made into DVD in Japan and is used in many educational institutions.
“Maki’s Magic Restaurant” introduces a variety of restaurants in Kasai region --- from the hottest gourmet spots to small back-alley diners.
It can be used as the latest where-to-eat guide for tourists from overseas.
This is an extremely unique, original and challenging prime time entertainment show.
The concept of the program is clear and simple: Accomplish the given task and become a GOLDEN LEGEND!
First aired in the year 2000, the comedy duo “Coco- rico” takes on the role of MC.
So many different tasks have been presented in the show, and especially popular projects of this show include “Battle of the Budgets” and “Surviving without a Penny”. The challengers are renowned people from various fields, including actors, models, comedians, university professors and so on.
One of the attractions of the show is seeing how the participants make use of their given talent and knowledge. Also, the real characters of those participants are revealed in truly extreme challenges.
There are a lot of TV personalities who treat grandchildren as apples of thier eyes. Those celebrities as Ji-ji (Grandpa) and Ba-ba (Grandma) set off to a trip with their grandchildren all by themselves for the first time in their lives! How do they behave differently from themselves as celebrities?
The grandchildren are all small boys and girls so trip never goes as grand persons wish to be, and Ji-ji and Ba-ba are made “Mago Mago” (means be upset) by their unexpected word and deed.
It is a bland new variety TV travel show in which you can see true nature of personalities, and more, their love for family.
Leading professionals from various fields vie with each other in games with eccentric rules to decide the “No. 1 Rare Event” champ. Contestants in the studio place bets with coins on who they think will win with experts setting the odds for the outcomes of the various matches. The contestant with the most coins at the conclusion is the winner.
각종 장르의 초일류 프로들이 프로그램이 준비한 특이한
룰의 게임에 대결하고「진종목 넘버1」을 결정하는 프
로그램이다. 스튜디오에서는 전문가가 설정한 승률을 바
탕으로 대결의 승패를 예상하고 스튜디오의 응답자들은
자신들이 가진 코인을 걸고 내기를 한다. 마지막에 가장
많은 코인을 남긴 응답자가 우승한다.
This is a variety show that famous comedians visit the three Tokai prefectures and make up joke script about local common things to make local people laugh.
This is a variety show about discovering people in town who are super unique and who could be an outstanding thumbnail. Three researchers interviewed people on the street in Gamagori City, Aichi at this time.
This is a program that we depends on the trip by a map which children draw their hometown and rediscover familiar places from their unique perspective.At this time, they head to Iseshima where one of famous Japan's tourist spot.