Journeys in Japan Season 2

Season 2

Journeys in Japan Season 2

First Air Date: January 11, 2011

First Aired on    :   2011
Episodes    :   44 episodes



Episodes

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2x44 The Rokko Mountain Range, Kobe: Mountain Climbing in Kobe's Backyard (December 27, 2011)



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2x43 Kujukurihama, Chiba Prefecture: Living the Beach Life (December 20, 2011)



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2x42 Nature's Great Amusement Park: Hakone (December 13, 2011)



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2x41 Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture: Exotic Nagasaki (December 06, 2011)



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2x40 Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture: Paradise of Peace (November 29, 2011)



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2x39 Seto City, Aichi Prefecture: Home of Setomono Pottery (November 27, 2011)



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2x38 Blessings from the Mountains (November 22, 2011)



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2x37 Sado: A Stage for Tradition (November 15, 2011)



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2x36 The Flavor of Autumn (November 08, 2011)



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2x35 Izakaya Pub Culture: The Heart of Japan (November 01, 2011)



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2x34 Tono City, Iwate Prefecture: Discovering a Land of Legends (October 25, 2011)



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2x33 Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture: A City Steeped in Traditional Craft Rate (October 18, 2011)



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2x32 Subtropical Island Gem: Amami Oshima (October 11, 2011)



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2x31 Mount Fuji, Yamanashi Prefecture: The Power of the Majestic Volcano (October 04, 2011)



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2x30 The Soul of Okinawan Music (2) (September 20, 2011)



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2x29 The Soul of Okinawan Music (1) (September 13, 2011)



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2x28 A Vibrant Community: Yokohama Chinatown (September 06, 2011)



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2x27 Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture (August 30, 2011)



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2x26 Nature Sanctuary: Oze's Marshland (August 23, 2011)



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2x25 Getting Lost in Onomichi's Secret Alleys (August 16, 2011)



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2x24 Kazuno, Akita Prefecture: Mining a Vibrant Culture (August 09, 2011)



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2x23 Summertime, Easy Living: Niseko, Hokkaido (August 02, 2011)



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2x22 Breathtaking Landscapes (July 26, 2011)



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2x21 Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture: Cormorant Fishing - An Ancient Tradition (July 19, 2011)



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2x20 A Precious Ecology: Ogasawara Islands (July 12, 2011)



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2x19 Jewels in the Ocean: Ogasawara Islands (July 05, 2011)



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2x18 Yamaguchi: Water's Power and Beauty (June 28, 2011)



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2x17 The Great Nature along the Shimanto River (June 21, 2011)


This week on "Journeys in Japan" we visit the Shimanto River, which is considered to be one of the country's most beautiful. It meanders nearly 200 kilometers before it finally feeds into the Pacific Ocean. Our reporter Vincent Giry takes in its rare beauty and enjoys outdoor pleasures along it.


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2x16 A Pilgrimage Back in Time: Kompira-san (June 14, 2011)


Since ancient times people have made been making pilgrimages here to worship at Kotohira Shrine. On this edition of Journeys in Japan, Haruka Orth explores the area around Kotohira Shrine, which seems to have changed very little since the days of old.


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2x15 Kobe, Hyogo: Kobe Kokashita - An Arcade - A Wonderland Under the Tracks (June 07, 2011)


Kobe has an attractive shopping street that streches out long underneath an elevated railway track in the central part of the city. Measuring two kilometers in length and two meters in width, the shopping street is comprised of two narrow stretches each going to the opposite directions.


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2x14 Seki City, Gifu: City of Cutlery (May 31, 2011)


In this week's Journeys in Japan, we visit Seki City in Gifu Prefecture. Seki City boasts the number one production of cutlery in Japan.


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2x13 Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka (May 24, 2011)


On this edition of "Journeys inJjapan," our reporter JJ visits Kawazu and Shimoda, in Shizuoka Prefecture, in pursuit of typical Japanese spring delicacies.


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2x12 Cape Muroto in Early Spring (May 17, 2011)


The destination of this time's journey is Cape Muroto in Kochi Prefecture, that is based at the southeastern corner of the Shikoku Main Island.


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2x11 Matsue, Shimane: Glimpses of Lafcadio Hearn (May 10, 2011)


The city of Matsue lies close to the Sea of Japan coast, in Shimane Prefecture. It's a place filled with history, and has a castle built 400 years ago. On this edition of Journeys in Japan, Haruka Orth explores this traditional city.


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2x10 Old Meets New in Kumamoto (May 03, 2011)


Kumamoto -- located in central Kyushu -- is a regional economic and political hub. The city's symbol is Kumamoto Castle, rebuilt faithfully to its original state 400 years ago. Our reporter Nelson visits an old shopping district. He enjoys local delicacies and meets warm creative people in an emerging arts district.


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2x09 Mystical Kunisaki: A Journey Back in Time (April 26, 2011)


On this edition of Journeys in Japan, Haruka sets out to explore the ancient Buddhist heritage found in Kunisaki in the northeast of Oita Prefecture.


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2x08 Abashiri City, Hokkaido: To the Land of Drift Ice (March 08, 2011)


This week's "Journeys in Japan," heads 1000 kilometers north of Tokyo to the Sea of Okhotsk off the northeastern coast of Hokkaido.


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2x07 Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa: A Great Get-Away on Tokyo's Doorstep (February 22, 2011)


On this edition of "Journeys in Japan," Joshua will be trying his hand at ocean activities, soothing away his stress in spa water, exploring the countryside and simply sitting on the beach.


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2x06 Himi, Takaoka and Gokayama, Toyama (February 15, 2011)


In this edition of "Journeys in Japan", our reporter Vincent Giry visits Toyama Prefecture, known for its abundant snowfall.


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2x05 Toba City, Mie: The Heartland of the Pearl (February 08, 2011)


In this week's Journeys in Japan, we visit Toba City in Mie Prefecture, the town famous for cultured pearls.


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2x04 Colorful Temple Tour! (February 01, 2011)


In this edition of "Journeys in Japan," our reporter Ian Thomas Ash visits a number of rare temples known for their vivid colors.


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2x03 Industrial Artisan Craftsmanship (January 25, 2011)


This week's "Journeys in Japan" focuses on the small factories that helped to lay the foundation for Japan's postwar manufacturing prowess.


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2x02 Goto Islands, Nagasaki (January 18, 2011)


In this edition of "Journeys in Japan," we visit the Goto Islands, in the East China Sea off the west coast of Kyushu, southwest of Japan.


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2x01 Ishinomaki City, Miyagi: Manga Land (January 11, 2011)


On "Journeys in Japan," our reporter Julian ventures to Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture, about 400 kilometers north of Tokyo. Ishinomaki prospered as a fishery town, but recently has become known for promoting Japanese comics.