An Olympic champion visits Japan and immerses himself in the country’s lush nature, rich heritage, and state-of-the-art wonders. How do these experiences affect his mind, body, and spirit? Join him on his journey!
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Ashton Eaton PLAYS JAPAN | VISA × JNTO | JNTO
Ashton Eaton PLAYS JAPAN 30sec | VISA × JNTO | JNTO
Behind the scenes of Olympic Champion's introduction to Japan | JNTO
Ashton Eaton is an American decathlete. He holds the world record in indoor heptathlon, and has clinched gold medals in Olympic Games London 2012 and Rio 2016.
As a top-class athlete, Eaton is devoted to his mental and physical training, and was naturally drawn to Japan.
Join him as he visits Tokyo, Kyoto, and Shiga to experience the spirit of Japan.
Join the fray in a culture trip back to the Edo era
Ride in style on a human-powered jinrikisha tour
Asakusa: Edo kiriko
Experience the artisanship at the heart of Japanese culture
Delve into history while getting fit at Tokyo’s top running route
Experience the power of baseball in Japan at a local batting center
Meet the locals and delight your senses at an Izakaya gastropub
Take a riverside journey to your magical lodgings along Kyoto’s Katsura waterfront
Visit a traditional tea house for a taste of culture and history
Kyoto: Eikando Zenrinji
Embrace the world of Zen and explore your own mindfulness
Shiga: Lake Biwa
Explore Japan’s largest freshwater body of water, Lake Biwa
Cycling spot in Shiga
Discover the four seasons of Shiga at a popular cycling spot
Savor the pinnacle of beef cuisine in the ancient capital
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Zhang Peimeng PLAYS JAPAN | VISA × JNTO | JNTO
Zhang Peimeng PLAYS JAPAN 30sec | VISA × JNTO | JNTO
Zhang Peimeng is a track and field sprinter from Beijing. He formerly held the Chinese national record for the 100-meter sprint, and appeared in Olympic Games Beijing 2008 as well as London 2012. Even after retiring as a runner, he has been taking up new challenges such as Skeleton racing in the Winter Olympic Games.
Zhang has loved Japanese animation ever since he was child and often spends his vacations in Japan.
Join him as he visits the landscapes of Kyushu, and experiences a fusion of new and old Japan.