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Wonder: Japan TV

( 13 Episodes Available)

Welcome to Japan’s other dimension. In collaboration with the popular book Wonder Japan, this show explores the different dimensions, also known as ‘wonder spots’ that suddenly appear in our daily lives. New industries within industries emerge, sparking wonder across the nation.
In this episode we introduce two sightseeing areas in Gunma Prefecture's Ota City. Mikazukimura is a reproduction of a lodging town from the Edo era, the launch point of a trip into the world of Monjiro Kogarashi.

Ep 26

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
For some reason, near scenic Lake Tazawa in Akita Prefecture towers a glittering golden statue of Kannon. But at a height of 35m, it seems a bit half-baked. However, it proudly proclaims itself as Japan's "largest cast Kannon statue".

Ep 25

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Tappizaki, in Aomori Prefecture, sung about in the enka song "Kita no Hazure", is home to a museum about the construction of the world's longest undersea tunnel.

Ep 24

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
The Akabanedai Housing Complex was built in 1962 as the first large-scale housing complex in Tokyo's 23 wards. This mammoth complex has a total of 55 buildings containing a total of 3,373 housing units.

Ep 23

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Atami Castle, perched on a 100m cliff, is a symbol of scenic Atami. It is a "tourism castle", made of reinforced concrete. It has an observation deck and Japanese castle museum, but of particular note are its concrete shachihoko.

Ep 22

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
The first topic of this episode is Gunkanjima (Hashima) and second topic is Ikeshima. Going into the depth of these two abandoned coal mine islands which used to contribute largely to Japan's modernization.

Ep 21

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Meet the traumatic Namahage (ogres). The Oga Peninsula in Akita prefecture is home of Namahage. Here, 15m-tall gigantic Namahage welcomes you with a big knife in his hands.

Ep 20

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Chuta Ito was an extraordinary architecture who have had a great influence on Japanese architectural history. He traveled through China, India and Turkey to find the roots of Japanese architecture ...

Ep 19

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Izu is a popular resort which is close to Tokyo and there are various 'Wonder' spots for sightseeing visitors.

Ep 18

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
The greatest vertical shaft platform became a ruin. Length:51m, Width:6.4m, Depth:750m. Among numerous ruins of coal mines, this one is extraordinary in it’s size and atmosphere.

Ep 17

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
How to enjoy night view of a factory. The Keihin factory area is a fundamental spot for factory lovers. You can enjoy magnificent techno-scape, stretching along the coast of Kawasaki to Yokohama.

Ep 16

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
War museum built by a passionate old man. Mr. Kuribayashi who worships General Nogi, built Nasu War Museum on his own to pass on the memories of the turbulent days of Japan.

Ep 15

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Gigantic Goddess of Kannon confronting financial crisis. “KITA NO KYO” is a leisure land opened in 1970 at Ashibetsu, where a 88m gigantic Godddes of Kannon stands. The five-story pagoda is a hotel.

Ep 14

Wonder: Japan TV
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
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