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Kyushu is said to be the wellspring of Japanese civilization. Yet few tourists visit the southernmost of Japan's main islands. This documentary contrasts modern Japanese cities with traditional customs in the countryside.
The rail journey begins in Fukuoka - a city with a metro population of 2.5 million - and ends at the southern tip of the island, in the city of Ibusuki. As the train rolls along, it travels through time - and reveals the amazing diversity and contrasts of the most southerly of Japan's four main islands. The trip provides spectacular landscape views, as well as deep insight into a foreign culture, and its ancient traditions and modern lifestyles.
In the West, Kyushu is one of the lesser-known regions in the "Land of the Rising Sun." Even for the Japanese, the green, mountainous island is seen mostly as a holiday spot. Europeans rarely visit this part of the country - but there are plenty of restaurants and cafes that have names like "Wolfgang," "Bavaria," or "Côte d'Azur." Travel guides say that these words sound "European" to Japanese.
The family of the emperor, or Tenno, comes from Kyushu as well. This is also where the dynasties of the proud warrior class, the samurai, have their roots.
And there are a number of active volcanoes on Kyushu. One of the most famous is Mount Aso. Its caldera - the cauldron-like hollow at the top -- has a circumference of about 120 kilometers.
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Nur Cahaya
Nur Cahaya پیش 4 روز
Terima kasih, telah tambahkan cc bahasa indonesia.
steven jackson
steven jackson پیش 4 روز
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Grace Pespesano
Grace Pespesano پیش 4 روز
with these kind of documentary you feel like your also in Japan...
Yogitha Shetty
Yogitha Shetty پیش 5 روز
I loved traveling to Japan, people are awesome, kind and mindful 🙏👏🏻
Ara پیش 7 روز
This is a cruel world. And yet...so beautiful. -Mikasa Ackerman
A Kur
A Kur پیش 7 روز
very oustanding view 😍 great video
ballade180 پیش 7 روز
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Ginger Marie
Ginger Marie پیش 8 روز
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Alfred Holt
Alfred Holt پیش 9 روز
when the employees of DW needed an excuse for a vacation
Ben Mike
Ben Mike پیش 9 روز
Your train travel series are superb! Thanks for producing these great docs!
DW Documentary
DW Documentary پیش 9 روز
Hi @Ben Mike, thanks for watching! Glad you like our content 🙂
Richard Serkyere97
Richard Serkyere97 پیش 10 روز
I think in japan culture is always frist nice documentary 👌
carlozalez1 پیش 10 روز
I have always thought the Japanese culture especially the Japanese working ethics are among the highest in the world I have always admired your work ethic especially. I am from America I love my country but man I work ethics are horrible we are becoming a lazy people. It is what it is.
TOAN NGUYEN LE پیش 11 روز
Logical Consciousness
Logical Consciousness پیش 12 روز
They're doing all activity by heart and dedication.
Mahmoud Refaat
Mahmoud Refaat پیش 13 روز
Whale meat is also available, but this delicacy of course is consumed for scientific purposes only 😂😂
Farma Cist
Farma Cist پیش 13 روز
Imagine japan 🇯🇵 with Muslim population?
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ca sne پیش 14 روز
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Maria Aloysius
Maria Aloysius پیش 15 روز
So happy I visited Hiroshima before and had fun on the trains and as well as enjoyed culture and food. Wishing to go again soon. 😍🥺😍😁😁
Chris Penman
Chris Penman پیش 16 روز
Thank you! I had no idea about this, very entertaining and educational, presented and put together very well! 👍🏻 😊
DW Documentary
DW Documentary پیش 16 روز
Hi @Chris Penman, thanks for watching and commenting!
UE Peláez
UE Peláez پیش 17 روز
This Report is a master piece. ☺️
aNinjaGuardian پیش 17 روز
I visited Japan spring of 2019. Many beautiful places to visit. I ended up seeing more in the bustling metro areas like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. Hopefully the next time I visit, I can go to Hokkaido or Kyushu and sightsee some of the smaller towns
Bunni Blue
Bunni Blue پیش 17 روز
Someone needs to get that fellow who stands with the flag at the train stops a ticket!! I will gladly donate towards it.
Lowen Blau
Lowen Blau پیش 17 روز
First impressions... 10 seconds Wow....
Lylelanley99 پیش 18 روز
Holy cow, this narrator just massacres the pronunciation of most everything. I knew it was going to be bad when immediately he mangled "Kyushu" but a minute later when he tried to say, "Fukuoka" I almost died.
Rex T
Rex T پیش 18 روز
I came to see a train journey. It turned out to be a series of elaborate ceremonies. Very beautiful indeed.
drey loo
drey loo پیش 19 روز
Lovely Japan and so clean everywhere
barua nayan
barua nayan پیش 19 روز
Amazing documentray about Japanese culture. Thanks to DW.
Alan Brooks
Alan Brooks پیش 19 روز
aorn Eiamruang
aorn Eiamruang پیش 20 روز
The six toilet geometrically spot because shrimp seemingly alert modulo a purple cherry. boring, wakeful denim
tolykozin پیش 21 روز
good lord, what a beautiful train, the locomotive is exquisite! Luv it
Sava S.
Sava S. پیش 22 روز
25:11 i adore your decision, thank you 😻
B Tte
B Tte پیش 22 روز
Japan is like a Casio watch: solid but outdated and no options.
Madhan Ganesan
Madhan Ganesan پیش 22 روز
Yatai, we call it Thattu Kadai.
Trix Brix
Trix Brix پیش 22 روز
Background music?
shirish panwalkar
shirish panwalkar پیش 23 روز
Amazing documentary! Thanks for uploading!
SUMIT BHATT پیش 23 روز
Omg....I'm in love with japan...
Henrik Michelsson
Henrik Michelsson پیش 24 روز
I truly hope these railway cleaners don’t have to experience Northern European unhygienic alcohol rich train activities
Se Un
Se Un پیش 24 روز
Wow! Luxury toilets in the train. I want to ride that train.
meris fiamminghi
meris fiamminghi پیش 24 روز
Un documentario ben fatto, molto interessante. Grazie dall Italia
Babulrayfishbd پیش 24 روز
Nice 👍
Blue 2017
Blue 2017 پیش 24 روز
A nation deserves to be looked up by any other countries in the world including all western countries.
Art Robot - Productions
Art Robot - Productions پیش 24 روز
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Ashwani Kumar
Ashwani Kumar پیش 24 روز
I watched this documentary on TV. I felt so excited after watching it that I came on IRpost to watch it again.
WreckerPlaysMC Gamer651
WreckerPlaysMC Gamer651 پیش 24 روز
Siobhan Fahy
Siobhan Fahy پیش 24 روز
Nice doco! Just wish the narrator had help with his Japanese pronunciation.
Brian Cullen
Brian Cullen پیش 24 روز
Your pronunciation is rubbish.
えすむげゆーちゅー部 پیش 24 روز
I am a Japanese. I live in Tokyo. My English is not well. However, I would like to speak my opinion. You went go to Kagoshima from Hakata,via Yufuin,Oita and Aso. Kyushu Region has many onsen(hot springs),traditional Japanese landscape and magnificent histories. "The Seven Stars" is the one of luxurious train in Japan. The ohter trains are "TRAN SUITE Shikishima"(JR East) and "Twilight Express Mizukaze"(JR West).They are as luxurious trains that goes around the region,it has been admired by many people. The Steam Locomotive Hitoyoshi had collaboration with very famous and popular manga "Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba". Beppu,Yufuin and Aso has many onsen,due to volcanic geological by Mt.Aso. In the first place, Japan has many onsen,because this country often happens earthquakes,has many volcanoes and geological movement is very active . Those are not only Kyushu. This country is annoyed by disasters,but this country's peoples are enjoying grace of natures. Please come and travel on to the Kyushu,Japan, after the COVID-19 crisis settle down! We'll be waiting for you. That's all, thank you. Ich bin Japaner. Ich lebe in Tokyo. Sie gingen von Hakata über Yufuin, Oita und Aso nach Kagoshima. Die Region Kyushu hat viele Onsen (heiße Quellen), traditionelle japanische Landschaften und großartige Geschichten. "The Seven Stars" ist einer der luxuriösesten Züge in Japan. Die anderen Züge sind "TRAN SUITE Shikishima" (JR Ost) und "Twilight Express Mizukaze" (JR West). Sie sind als luxuriöse Züge, die durch die Region fahren, sie wurde von vielen Menschen bewundert. Die Dampflokomotive Hitoyoshi arbeitete mit dem sehr bekannten und beliebten Manga "Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba" zusammen. Beppu, Yufuin und Aso haben viele Onsen, aufgrund der vulkanischen Geologie von Mt.Aso. Erstens hat Japan viele Onsen, weil dieses Land oft Erdbeben passiert, viele Vulkane hat und die geologische Bewegung sehr aktiv ist. Das sind nicht nur Kyushu. Dieses Land ärgert sich über Katastrophen, aber die Völker dieses Landes genießen die Gnade der Natur. Bitte kommen Sie nach Kyushu, Japan, nachdem sich die COVID-19-Krise gelegt hat! Wir werden auf dich warten. Das ist alles danke dir.
cornflake73 پیش 25 روز
I have had a special place in my heart for Japanese culture. This documented journey through the most beautiful parts of southern Japan has fast become my favorite.
Flowers inherhair
Flowers inherhair پیش 25 روز
Lovely, thank you
Flowers inherhair
Flowers inherhair پیش 25 روز
I didn't know I loved trains 😄
Paul Samonte
Paul Samonte پیش 25 روز
Japan= Perfectionist.
Tyler G
Tyler G پیش 25 روز
i wanna go back so bad. strictly country side though, nature experiences and good food. drinking culture in japan is fucking incredible too haha
toonmag50 پیش 25 روز
Ahhh the Germans and Japanese talking about trains.....ahhhh.
jemy kishna
jemy kishna پیش 25 روز
need to protect the environment from the train smoke
Relax with music videos
Relax with music videos پیش 25 روز
I wonder how much that train got cleaned...🙄
Walther پیش 25 روز
Would love tracking there throw the woods.
Devdutt Shenoi
Devdutt Shenoi پیش 25 روز
3:20 "This delicacy is consumed exclusively for scientific purposes..." savage. 😂
Sparkling Glitter
Sparkling Glitter پیش 25 روز
Ronxavier Valdehueza
Ronxavier Valdehueza پیش 25 روز
Still nose bleeding with writing and learning kanji, hiragana and katakana. 🙃
Itay Sror
Itay Sror پیش 25 روز
The narrator is half Human half AI
Naked Unicorn
Naked Unicorn پیش 25 روز
Whale meat for scientific purposes?! Lost respect for the “Documentary ” instantly. Document the truth or why bother.....
Philip Irudayaraj
Philip Irudayaraj پیش 25 روز
China train travel is comparable to the Europe ❤️🙏
Shasha Yee
Shasha Yee پیش 25 روز
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gspar20 پیش 25 روز
The Japanese government is trying to sell bullet trains to countries all over the world, which they think everyone would want it, but I wish they would put even a tenth of that effort into these slow trains. If we could this travel through the fantastic mountains of China, the mighty rivers of Colorado, and the old towns of Europe, we would realize that modern civilization is not the only thing to admire.
B. L.
B. L. پیش 26 روز
1:15 ...and "finally" to Kagoshima... then to Ibusuki. 😕? 😂
LETS PLAY پیش 26 روز
Japan is an autistic playing sims city builder.
algreen پیش 26 روز
Fantastic, I would love to visit Japan and learn more
Paul Elmore
Paul Elmore پیش 26 روز
Excellent film. Subscribed. Better than UK TV.
Sai Subhash S
Sai Subhash S پیش 26 روز
Time just passed by like a breeze. I absolutely love Japan in every aspect. Hope I get to live there someday😍😍😘🥰😘
HotChilliSauce پیش 26 روز
Awesome video my goodness!
Canales Eason
Canales Eason پیش 26 روز
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SuburbanNinja8000 پیش 26 روز
Chiese windmill Palm (In this case Japanese windmill palm)
John Grytbakk
John Grytbakk پیش 26 روز
Would love to visit Japan. Seems to be a very special culture and nation. Interesting.
aa bb
aa bb پیش 26 روز
0:06 Evidence of Japan's lack of digitalisation. Japan's railroad (and traffic in general) is in a very sad state, being the example of failed privatisation plus lack of tech/infra investment. They don't have transfer mechanisms there which is available elsewhere as a one-card system; outdated 1067mm cape gauge rail(international standard is 1435mm standard gauge) with 762mm special narrow gauge still in few places, curved single tracks still operating. Just the half height screendoors installed on some lines,that's all.
Tonmoy Basak
Tonmoy Basak پیش 26 روز
Anyone else from Bangladesh watching this magnificence ? 😍
Uniqloboi پیش 26 روز
How old is the Footage i can see the date in the descriptions
NITHIN in پیش 26 روز
Whale meat for scientific purpose 😁🤭
Saurabh kumar Vishnuvardhan
Saurabh kumar Vishnuvardhan پیش 26 روز
Make more documentaries like this ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Fiskie پیش 26 روز
This is the most beautiful documentary I have ever seen in my life.
Pia Eve
Pia Eve پیش 26 روز
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simpson cornish
simpson cornish پیش 26 روز
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Van Can
Van Can پیش 26 روز
i love u .
I, Jupiter
I, Jupiter پیش 26 روز
I ❤ Japan! Beautiful little doc.....
pontiva پیش 26 روز
How is whale only consumed for scientific purposes?
Lars Jorgensen
Lars Jorgensen پیش 26 روز
Japan makes China look like worst 3rd world country of Asia
gigi paris
gigi paris پیش 26 روز
Five stars documentary! 👑🇯🇵
MiDiA پیش 26 روز
#dreamcatchers #lifePh
Tonya Watson
Tonya Watson پیش 26 روز
I wish we could act less self- indulge here. Smaller things to make us happy.
infinity ma
infinity ma پیش 26 روز
The nosy breath medicinally hook because jam demographically destroy next a lyrical candle. obscene, internal swan
S K پیش 26 روز
Great documentary, I just wish they'd stop butchering almost every single name.
Ballet Terminology Dance Term Jacklyn Dougherty
Ballet Terminology Dance Term Jacklyn Dougherty پیش 26 روز
💕💕💕Came up as a recommendation 💯💯💯💕💕💕Happy New 💯💯💕 thanks for sharing much 💕💕💕 Jacklyn Dougherty ballet💕💕💕💕
Mariusz Cichorz
Mariusz Cichorz پیش 27 روز
Nie chciałem was !!!!!
Mariusz Cichorz
Mariusz Cichorz پیش 27 روز
Co za syf!!!!!!!
lowerastral پیش 27 روز
Bubble baths = petrochemical baths. Nostalgia aside, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want a coal-burning train passing my home or through my picturesque valley choking my lungs every day.
stubru16 پیش 27 روز
Japan is a concrete jungle not much green areas anymore it’s bland busy and boring, if your a townie you’ll love it but you like nature I wouldn’t bother going
narvaro mer
narvaro mer پیش 16 روز
75% of Japan's lands are MOUNTAINS. 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳
Bruh Sound Effect #5
Bruh Sound Effect #5 پیش 26 روز
"no green areas" spoken like someone who's never actually seen Japan
rs izm
rs izm پیش 26 روز
Ignorant fool
巣立ったIKKOのカツラ پیش 27 روز
I'm from Kyushu.Thanks for the wonderful documentary!
Kilari Z
Kilari Z پیش 27 روز
Somebody buy that massive fan of the train a ticket.
Anon Viewer
Anon Viewer پیش 27 روز
Southerly Home Island. (1:01) 19:45 Less luxurious service, but the landscapes are something else. 27:27 Story of seasons.
Andika Dioey
Andika Dioey پیش 27 روز
25:10 a cat as manager wow that's new 😁😁
Sunil Band
Sunil Band پیش 27 روز
this was sooooo beautiful to watch ...Thank you guys
DW Documentary
DW Documentary پیش 27 روز
Hi @Sunil Band, thanks for watching and commenting!