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Journeys In Japan

In JOURNEYS IN JAPAN, English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan exploring the culture, meeting local people, visiting historic sites, and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks. The series provides an eye-opening look at the many unique places to visit in Japan.

Journeys In Japan  
  • Thursday, February 20
    7:30 am on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Thursday, February 20
    1:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Thursday, February 20
    7:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Iheya: Peaceful Winter Getaway
    Friday, February 21
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Iheya is the northernmost island of Okinawa Prefecture and takes 1 hour and 20 minutes by ferry from a port in the north of the main island. Approximately 35 kilometers in circumference Iheya has a population of about 1,100. Untouched by large-scale tourism development, the natural environment and people's lives have remained little changed. Our reporter takes a winter break on the remote island where he fishes for young octopus in the low tide at night, goes on a jungle and village run with locals and tourists, and makes tofu with seawater at a home inn ... simple and unforgettable experiences.
  • Saturday, February 22
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Akiu: in the Footsteps of a Legendary Warlord
    Monday, February 24
    4:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    Photographer Alfie Goodrich focuses his lens on the cosmopolitan port city of Yokohama, encountering residents who cherish their city's multiculturalism.
  • Akiu: in the Footsteps of a Legendary Warlord
    Monday, February 24
    10:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    Photographer Alfie Goodrich focuses his lens on the cosmopolitan port city of Yokohama, encountering residents who cherish their city's multiculturalism.
  • Akiu: in the Footsteps of a Legendary Warlord
    Tuesday, February 25
    5:30 am on NHK 9.4
    Photographer Alfie Goodrich focuses his lens on the cosmopolitan port city of Yokohama, encountering residents who cherish their city's multiculturalism.
  • Akiu: in the Footsteps of a Legendary Warlord
    Tuesday, February 25
    10:30 am on NHK 9.4
    Photographer Alfie Goodrich focuses his lens on the cosmopolitan port city of Yokohama, encountering residents who cherish their city's multiculturalism.
  • Wednesday, February 26
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Friday, February 28
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Saturday, February 29
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Wednesday, March 4
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Friday, March 6
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Saturday, March 7
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Wednesday, March 11
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Friday, March 13
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Saturday, March 14
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Wednesday, March 18
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Friday, March 20
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Saturday, March 21
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Wednesday, March 25
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Friday, March 27
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Saturday, March 28
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Wednesday, April 1
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Friday, April 3
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Saturday, April 4
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Friday, April 10
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
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  • Wednesday, February 19
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Tuesday, February 18
    10:30 am on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Tuesday, February 18
    5:30 am on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Monday, February 17
    10:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Monday, February 17
    4:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Iheya: Peaceful Winter Getaway
    Sunday, February 16
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Iheya is the northernmost island of Okinawa Prefecture and takes 1 hour and 20 minutes by ferry from a port in the north of the main island. Approximately 35 kilometers in circumference Iheya has a population of about 1,100. Untouched by large-scale tourism development, the natural environment and people's lives have remained little changed. Our reporter takes a winter break on the remote island where he fishes for young octopus in the low tide at night, goes on a jungle and village run with locals and tourists, and makes tofu with seawater at a home inn ... simple and unforgettable experiences.
  • Iheya: Peaceful Winter Getaway
    Saturday, February 15
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Iheya is the northernmost island of Okinawa Prefecture and takes 1 hour and 20 minutes by ferry from a port in the north of the main island. Approximately 35 kilometers in circumference Iheya has a population of about 1,100. Untouched by large-scale tourism development, the natural environment and people's lives have remained little changed. Our reporter takes a winter break on the remote island where he fishes for young octopus in the low tide at night, goes on a jungle and village run with locals and tourists, and makes tofu with seawater at a home inn ... simple and unforgettable experiences.
  • Unlocking The Mysteries of Ancient Asuka
    Friday, February 14
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Asuka in Nara Prefecture was the center of Japan's politics and culture for more than 100 years from the end of the 6th century. The advanced civilization that developed there left behind many legacies, especially its mysterious stone structures. The massive monuments have spawned countless theories. Actor Luke Bridgford explores these imposing stone structures, as well as their enduring puzzle, and visits other historic sites.
  • Thursday, February 13
    7:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Thursday, February 13
    1:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Thursday, February 13
    7:30 am on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Iheya: Peaceful Winter Getaway
    Wednesday, February 12
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Iheya is the northernmost island of Okinawa Prefecture and takes 1 hour and 20 minutes by ferry from a port in the north of the main island. Approximately 35 kilometers in circumference Iheya has a population of about 1,100. Untouched by large-scale tourism development, the natural environment and people's lives have remained little changed. Our reporter takes a winter break on the remote island where he fishes for young octopus in the low tide at night, goes on a jungle and village run with locals and tourists, and makes tofu with seawater at a home inn ... simple and unforgettable experiences.
  • Tuesday, February 11
    10:30 am on NHK 9.4
    Reporter B.T. heads to Iheya Island in Okinawa Prefecture for a laidback winter vacation of shallow-water fishing for octopus, trail running, and experiencing tofu-making in a home-inn.
  • Tuesday, February 11
    5:30 am on NHK 9.4
    Reporter B.T. heads to Iheya Island in Okinawa Prefecture for a laidback winter vacation of shallow-water fishing for octopus, trail running, and experiencing tofu-making in a home-inn.
  • Monday, February 10
    10:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    Reporter B.T. heads to Iheya Island in Okinawa Prefecture for a laidback winter vacation of shallow-water fishing for octopus, trail running, and experiencing tofu-making in a home-inn.
  • Monday, February 10
    4:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    Reporter B.T. heads to Iheya Island in Okinawa Prefecture for a laidback winter vacation of shallow-water fishing for octopus, trail running, and experiencing tofu-making in a home-inn.
  • Unlocking The Mysteries of Ancient Asuka
    Sunday, February 9
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Asuka in Nara Prefecture was the center of Japan's politics and culture for more than 100 years from the end of the 6th century. The advanced civilization that developed there left behind many legacies, especially its mysterious stone structures. The massive monuments have spawned countless theories. Actor Luke Bridgford explores these imposing stone structures, as well as their enduring puzzle, and visits other historic sites.
  • Unlocking The Mysteries of Ancient Asuka
    Saturday, February 8
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Asuka in Nara Prefecture was the center of Japan's politics and culture for more than 100 years from the end of the 6th century. The advanced civilization that developed there left behind many legacies, especially its mysterious stone structures. The massive monuments have spawned countless theories. Actor Luke Bridgford explores these imposing stone structures, as well as their enduring puzzle, and visits other historic sites.
  • Suo-Oshima: Finding Hawaii in the Inland Sea
    Friday, February 7
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The island of Suo-Oshima lies off the coast of southeast Yamaguchi Prefecture, in western Japan. It's one of the prefecture's main areas for growing mandarin oranges. Since the 19th century, the island has had close ties with the US State of Hawaii. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, TV personality Kanoa, who was born in Hawaii, visits Suo-Oshima to explore its rich natural environment and to find out more about its connection with her homeland.
  • Thursday, February 6
    7:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Thursday, February 6
    1:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Thursday, February 6
    7:30 am on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Unlocking The Mysteries of Ancient Asuka
    Wednesday, February 5
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Asuka in Nara Prefecture was the center of Japan's politics and culture for more than 100 years from the end of the 6th century. The advanced civilization that developed there left behind many legacies, especially its mysterious stone structures. The massive monuments have spawned countless theories. Actor Luke Bridgford explores these imposing stone structures, as well as their enduring puzzle, and visits other historic sites.
  • Following A Samurai Tea Master
    Tuesday, February 4
    10:30 am on NHK 9.4
    For a traveler inspired by the world's wonders, Luke Bridgford is thrilled to explore and contemplate, Japan's ancient capital Asuka and its enigmatic rock monuments.
  • Following A Samurai Tea Master
    Tuesday, February 4
    5:30 am on NHK 9.4
    For a traveler inspired by the world's wonders, Luke Bridgford is thrilled to explore and contemplate, Japan's ancient capital Asuka and its enigmatic rock monuments.
  • Following A Samurai Tea Master
    Monday, February 3
    10:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    For a traveler inspired by the world's wonders, Luke Bridgford is thrilled to explore and contemplate, Japan's ancient capital Asuka and its enigmatic rock monuments.
  • Following A Samurai Tea Master
    Monday, February 3
    4:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    For a traveler inspired by the world's wonders, Luke Bridgford is thrilled to explore and contemplate, Japan's ancient capital Asuka and its enigmatic rock monuments.
  • Suo-Oshima: Finding Hawaii in the Inland Sea
    Sunday, February 2
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The island of Suo-Oshima lies off the coast of southeast Yamaguchi Prefecture, in western Japan. It's one of the prefecture's main areas for growing mandarin oranges. Since the 19th century, the island has had close ties with the US State of Hawaii. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, TV personality Kanoa, who was born in Hawaii, visits Suo-Oshima to explore its rich natural environment and to find out more about its connection with her homeland.
  • Suo-Oshima: Finding Hawaii in the Inland Sea
    Saturday, February 1
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The island of Suo-Oshima lies off the coast of southeast Yamaguchi Prefecture, in western Japan. It's one of the prefecture's main areas for growing mandarin oranges. Since the 19th century, the island has had close ties with the US State of Hawaii. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, TV personality Kanoa, who was born in Hawaii, visits Suo-Oshima to explore its rich natural environment and to find out more about its connection with her homeland.
  • Chugei, Kochi: Exploring The Yuzu Road
    Friday, January 31
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Yuzu is a variety of citrus fruit that has long been prized for its superb aroma. A winter specialty, it is an essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine. The Chugei district, in the east of Kochi Prefecture, produces more yuzu than anywhere else in Japan. This area used to depend on timber - it was the most important source of lumber in western Japan. But the forestry industry declined after World War II, so people in Chugei turned to cultivating yuzu trees instead. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, David Wells visits the area to discover the magic of yuzu. He meets the local people who grow the fruit, and explores the villages where this special citrus is an essential part of people's daily lives.
  • Suo-Oshima: Finding Hawaii in the Inland Sea
    Wednesday, January 29
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The island of Suo-Oshima lies off the coast of southeast Yamaguchi Prefecture, in western Japan. It's one of the prefecture's main areas for growing mandarin oranges. Since the 19th century, the island has had close ties with the US State of Hawaii. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, TV personality Kanoa, who was born in Hawaii, visits Suo-Oshima to explore its rich natural environment and to find out more about its connection with her homeland.
  • Tuesday, January 28
    10:30 am on NHK 9.4
    On Suo-Oshima Island (Yamaguchi Pref.), Kanoa finds deep links with her home in Hawaii. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Tuesday, January 28
    5:30 am on NHK 9.4
    On Suo-Oshima Island (Yamaguchi Pref.), Kanoa finds deep links with her home in Hawaii. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Monday, January 27
    10:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    On Suo-Oshima Island (Yamaguchi Pref.), Kanoa finds deep links with her home in Hawaii. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Monday, January 27
    4:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    On Suo-Oshima Island (Yamaguchi Pref.), Kanoa finds deep links with her home in Hawaii. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Chugei, Kochi: Exploring The Yuzu Road
    Sunday, January 26
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Yuzu is a variety of citrus fruit that has long been prized for its superb aroma. A winter specialty, it is an essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine. The Chugei district, in the east of Kochi Prefecture, produces more yuzu than anywhere else in Japan. This area used to depend on timber - it was the most important source of lumber in western Japan. But the forestry industry declined after World War II, so people in Chugei turned to cultivating yuzu trees instead. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, David Wells visits the area to discover the magic of yuzu. He meets the local people who grow the fruit, and explores the villages where this special citrus is an essential part of people's daily lives.
  • Chugei, Kochi: Exploring The Yuzu Road
    Saturday, January 25
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Yuzu is a variety of citrus fruit that has long been prized for its superb aroma. A winter specialty, it is an essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine. The Chugei district, in the east of Kochi Prefecture, produces more yuzu than anywhere else in Japan. This area used to depend on timber - it was the most important source of lumber in western Japan. But the forestry industry declined after World War II, so people in Chugei turned to cultivating yuzu trees instead. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, David Wells visits the area to discover the magic of yuzu. He meets the local people who grow the fruit, and explores the villages where this special citrus is an essential part of people's daily lives.
  • Asago: Hidden Gem of Heritage and History
    Friday, January 24
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Asago lies deep in the mountains of Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan. In recent years it has been drawing crowds of visitors, who come to view its famous "Castle in the Sky," which appears to float above a sea of clouds. The Asago area also has a proud heritage as a major center for mining, and it boasts impressive relics from the time when it played a key role in Japan's modernization. Oscar Brekell is a specialist and instructor of Japanese tea, who comes from Sweden. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, he visits Asago to witness the spectacular natural scenery. He also explores the industrial heritage sites and meets the local people who are working to keep their community vibrant.
  • Thursday, January 23
    7:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    Mountain guide, Cveto Podlogar, enjoys the beauty of rock climbing on Ogawayama and the creature comforts of glamping. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Thursday, January 23
    1:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    Mountain guide, Cveto Podlogar, enjoys the beauty of rock climbing on Ogawayama and the creature comforts of glamping. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Thursday, January 23
    7:30 am on NHK 9.4
    Mountain guide, Cveto Podlogar, enjoys the beauty of rock climbing on Ogawayama and the creature comforts of glamping. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Chugei, Kochi: Exploring The Yuzu Road
    Wednesday, January 22
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Yuzu is a variety of citrus fruit that has long been prized for its superb aroma. A winter specialty, it is an essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine. The Chugei district, in the east of Kochi Prefecture, produces more yuzu than anywhere else in Japan. This area used to depend on timber - it was the most important source of lumber in western Japan. But the forestry industry declined after World War II, so people in Chugei turned to cultivating yuzu trees instead. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, David Wells visits the area to discover the magic of yuzu. He meets the local people who grow the fruit, and explores the villages where this special citrus is an essential part of people's daily lives.
  • Tuesday, January 21
    10:30 am on NHK 9.4
    David Wells explores Chugei (Kochi Pref.), Japan's largest production area for yuzu. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Tuesday, January 21
    5:30 am on NHK 9.4
    David Wells explores Chugei (Kochi Pref.), Japan's largest production area for yuzu. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Monday, January 20
    10:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    David Wells explores Chugei (Kochi Pref.), Japan's largest production area for yuzu. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Monday, January 20
    4:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    David Wells explores Chugei (Kochi Pref.), Japan's largest production area for yuzu. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Asago: Hidden Gem of Heritage and History
    Sunday, January 19
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Asago lies deep in the mountains of Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan. In recent years it has been drawing crowds of visitors, who come to view its famous "Castle in the Sky," which appears to float above a sea of clouds. The Asago area also has a proud heritage as a major center for mining, and it boasts impressive relics from the time when it played a key role in Japan's modernization. Oscar Brekell is a specialist and instructor of Japanese tea, who comes from Sweden. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, he visits Asago to witness the spectacular natural scenery. He also explores the industrial heritage sites and meets the local people who are working to keep their community vibrant.
  • Asago: Hidden Gem of Heritage and History
    Saturday, January 18
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Asago lies deep in the mountains of Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan. In recent years it has been drawing crowds of visitors, who come to view its famous "Castle in the Sky," which appears to float above a sea of clouds. The Asago area also has a proud heritage as a major center for mining, and it boasts impressive relics from the time when it played a key role in Japan's modernization. Oscar Brekell is a specialist and instructor of Japanese tea, who comes from Sweden. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, he visits Asago to witness the spectacular natural scenery. He also explores the industrial heritage sites and meets the local people who are working to keep their community vibrant.
  • Oita: Rest and Recuperation, Onsen Style
    Friday, January 17
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Oita Prefecture in Kyushu is one of Japan's best known places for onsen - or hot springs. The city of Beppu is especially famous for its numerous hot spring sources and the volume of hot water - and it attracts many tourists. Marie Krause is from Aachen, in Germany, which is also famous as a resort with many hot springs. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, Marie visits Beppu to discover the many different kinds of hot springs in the city. And she enjoys Japan's traditional onsen culture to its fullest.
  • Thursday, January 16
    7:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo Prefecture is a popular hot spring resort. David Bull discovers its old fashioned charm. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Thursday, January 16
    1:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo Prefecture is a popular hot spring resort. David Bull discovers its old fashioned charm. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Thursday, January 16
    7:30 am on NHK 9.4
    Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo Prefecture is a popular hot spring resort. David Bull discovers its old fashioned charm. On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Asago: Hidden Gem of Heritage and History
    Wednesday, January 15
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Asago lies deep in the mountains of Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan. In recent years it has been drawing crowds of visitors, who come to view its famous "Castle in the Sky," which appears to float above a sea of clouds. The Asago area also has a proud heritage as a major center for mining, and it boasts impressive relics from the time when it played a key role in Japan's modernization. Oscar Brekell is a specialist and instructor of Japanese tea, who comes from Sweden. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, he visits Asago to witness the spectacular natural scenery. He also explores the industrial heritage sites and meets the local people who are working to keep their community vibrant.
  • Toyama: A Food Culture Rich In Umami
    Tuesday, January 14
    10:30 am on NHK 9.4
    Oscar Brekkel discovers the remarkable history and industrial heritage of Asago (Hyogo). On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Toyama: A Food Culture Rich In Umami
    Tuesday, January 14
    5:30 am on NHK 9.4
    Oscar Brekkel discovers the remarkable history and industrial heritage of Asago (Hyogo). On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Toyama: A Food Culture Rich In Umami
    Monday, January 13
    10:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    Oscar Brekkel discovers the remarkable history and industrial heritage of Asago (Hyogo). On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Toyama: A Food Culture Rich In Umami
    Monday, January 13
    4:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    Oscar Brekkel discovers the remarkable history and industrial heritage of Asago (Hyogo). On this program, get to know the real Japan and discover useful travel tips.
  • Climbing Fun On Sacred Mt. Myogi
    Sunday, January 12
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mt. Myogi, located in western Gunma Prefecture, is famous for its unusual rock formations and beautiful autumn foliage. At a little over 1,000 meters, it's not high, but has fun courses, some which require advanced skills, making it a popular with climbers. Since the mountain has been worshipped from ancient times visitors can also enjoy the area's historic atmosphere, including an ancient highway. Our reporter explores Mt. Myogi, with the highlight coming at the end when she climbs a towering T-shaped rock.
  • Oita: Rest and Recuperation, Onsen Style
    Saturday, January 11
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Oita Prefecture in Kyushu is one of Japan's best known places for onsen - or hot springs. The city of Beppu is especially famous for its numerous hot spring sources and the volume of hot water - and it attracts many tourists. Marie Krause is from Aachen, in Germany, which is also famous as a resort with many hot springs. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, Marie visits Beppu to discover the many different kinds of hot springs in the city. And she enjoys Japan's traditional onsen culture to its fullest.
  • Traces of History: Exploring Around Hiroshima
    Friday, January 10
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Hiroshima is home to 2 World Heritage Sites, the Atomic Bomb Dome and Miyajima Island. Other buildings of architectural significance can be found in, and around, the city. Tokyo-based architect James Lambiasi explores the history of Hiroshima - and the nearby areas of Onomichi and Iwakuni - through iconic architectural sites, as well as simple, old dwellings.
  • Thursday, January 9
    7:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Thursday, January 9
    1:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Thursday, January 9
    7:30 am on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Oita: Rest and Recuperation, Onsen Style
    Wednesday, January 8
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Oita Prefecture in Kyushu is one of Japan's best known places for onsen - or hot springs. The city of Beppu is especially famous for its numerous hot spring sources and the volume of hot water - and it attracts many tourists. Marie Krause is from Aachen, in Germany, which is also famous as a resort with many hot springs. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, Marie visits Beppu to discover the many different kinds of hot springs in the city. And she enjoys Japan's traditional onsen culture to its fullest.
  • Tuesday, January 7
    10:30 am on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Tuesday, January 7
    5:30 am on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Monday, January 6
    10:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Monday, January 6
    4:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
  • Traces of History: Exploring Around Hiroshima
    Sunday, January 5
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Hiroshima is home to 2 World Heritage Sites, the Atomic Bomb Dome and Miyajima Island. Other buildings of architectural significance can be found in, and around, the city. Tokyo-based architect James Lambiasi explores the history of Hiroshima - and the nearby areas of Onomichi and Iwakuni - through iconic architectural sites, as well as simple, old dwellings.
  • Traces of History: Exploring Around Hiroshima
    Saturday, January 4
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Hiroshima is home to 2 World Heritage Sites, the Atomic Bomb Dome and Miyajima Island. Other buildings of architectural significance can be found in, and around, the city. Tokyo-based architect James Lambiasi explores the history of Hiroshima - and the nearby areas of Onomichi and Iwakuni - through iconic architectural sites, as well as simple, old dwellings.
  • Climbing Fun On Sacred Mt. Myogi
    Friday, January 3
    2:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mt. Myogi, located in western Gunma Prefecture, is famous for its unusual rock formations and beautiful autumn foliage. At a little over 1,000 meters, it's not high, but has fun courses, some which require advanced skills, making it a popular with climbers. Since the mountain has been worshipped from ancient times visitors can also enjoy the area's historic atmosphere, including an ancient highway. Our reporter explores Mt. Myogi, with the highlight coming at the end when she climbs a towering T-shaped rock.
  • Deep Into The Unspoiled Forest: Shirakami Sanchi
    Thursday, January 2
    7:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    Tokyo-based architect James Lambiasi explores the relation between the history of Hiroshima, and nearby towns, and its people through iconic architecture, as well as its simple, old dwellings.
  • Deep Into The Unspoiled Forest: Shirakami Sanchi
    Thursday, January 2
    1:30 pm on NHK 9.4
    Tokyo-based architect James Lambiasi explores the relation between the history of Hiroshima, and nearby towns, and its people through iconic architecture, as well as its simple, old dwellings.
  • Deep Into The Unspoiled Forest: Shirakami Sanchi
    Thursday, January 2
    7:30 am on NHK 9.4
    Tokyo-based architect James Lambiasi explores the relation between the history of Hiroshima, and nearby towns, and its people through iconic architecture, as well as its simple, old dwellings.
  • Traces of History: Exploring Around Hiroshima
    Wednesday, January 1
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Hiroshima is home to 2 World Heritage Sites, the Atomic Bomb Dome and Miyajima Island. Other buildings of architectural significance can be found in, and around, the city. Tokyo-based architect James Lambiasi explores the history of Hiroshima - and the nearby areas of Onomichi and Iwakuni - through iconic architectural sites, as well as simple, old dwellings.