Media Event – Discover Niigata
About Sado Island
Beautiful coloured leaves on breath-taking Kinpoku mountain.
Anzan cedar wood.
If you love the sun and the sea, then Jogahama coast is the perfect relaxation destination for you.
There are many interesting festive events in Niigata. Enjoy tradition Aikawa Ondo dance in the annual candlelit at Aikawa Yoinomai festival. Not to miss Niigata‘s delicious yellowtail that represents the best of winter delicacies of Sado at Yellowtail Festival.
I am honoured to be invited for Hello Niigata Pre-screening trailer and enjoy a feast of Niigata-style Sushi Gozen(a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner).
These ingredients are freshly flown from Niigata. And you certainly can’t miss; fresh and delicious seafood, sashimi, sushi, sake and beer.
Shirone’s Kingdom of Fruit that cultivates high quality fruits such as Le Lectir pears. It’s an amazing local produce that you must have it as dessert. The pear is of top grade, very juicy with natural sweet burst.
Hello Niigata Event was held at Tomi Sushi.
Explore well known attractions of Niigata Prefecture, incorporating both nature and culture. Discover the famous foods of Niigata, for example, rice, seafood, sake, tea and more! Find out more from Niigata locals and tips from foreigners and travellers for an authentic Niigata travel experience. “Hello Niigata” aims to uncover the region’s best kept secrets with a programme itinerary that is driven by interviews with Niigata locals and their tips on where to go, what to do and what to eat.
Episode 1 – Niigata City
Explore fresh local produce in Niigata city and to the Echigo Plains. There’s more to Japan‘s famed rice, explore the gorgeous rice terraces on Niigata’s picturesque hillsides. Having the best quality rice in the country, you can’t miss out a tour of a local sake brewery. Being a foodie, the highlight of program is definitely the visit to Niigata’s bustling Pia Bandai seafood market. Featuring various fresh catch seafood from the renowned Sea of Japan, as well as Shirone’s Kingdom of Fruit that cultivates high quality fruits such as Le Lectir pears and Echigo Hime (Princess Strawberries) during each season. Hello Niigata also uncover the secret hidden local food gems from Niigata locals on their favourite restaurants. Besides food, there are also nature, scenic landscapes as well as manicured gardens to look out for.
Episode 2 – Sado Island
In this episode, delicious Sado Kuroge Wagyu Beef that is exclusive to selected restaurants and hotels on the island will be revealed. Be sure to explore a treasure trove of cultural activities that can be experienced on the island. Some activities such as gold mine museum and Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park, as well as the preserved Shukunegi Village and Kodo Village. Catch a glimpse of the magnificence beauty that is exclusive on Sado Island. It acquaints viewers with Sado Island’s popular Onsen and guesthouse that is popular for their beautiful perspectives of the pine tree backwoods. In addition, the Tori Forest Park, where the nearly wiped out Japanese Crested Ibis birds were brought back into conservation. Through various interviews amid the scene, the program dives into the daily lives of the island’s inhabitants and non-Japanese expatriates. Find out how their presence have impacted Sado Island’s way of life hitherto.
Uncover the beauty of Niigata cultures and foods at “Hello Niigata“. Don’t miss the 2 episode TV program, would be airing on Mediacorp TV Channel Okto on 29 December 2016 and 05 January 2017 at 9pm (Thursday).
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