Diving in Okinawa

· Euronews · Okinawa, Japan

Our Japanese Adventures set sail to Okinawa, the country’s southernmost islands. Denis Loctier, Euronews: “Okinawa is Japan’s subtropical paradise: its crystal-blue waters with pristine coral reefs are among the world’s greatest scuba diving destinations.” The water is warm, and its transparency

Exploring Japan’s hot springs

· Euronews · Beppu, Japan

Beppu, the Japanese spa resort on the island of Kyushu, is famous for its onsen — natural hot springs. Denis Loctier, Euronews: “In Japan, underground heat turns into a rather heavenly experience for many tourists visiting the hot spring town of

Cycling over the sea

· Euronews · Shimanami Kaido, Japan

In this episode of Adventures, we hop on bikes in our continuing exploration of Japanese islands. Denis Loctier, Euronews: “Did you know that in Japan, you can cross the sea on a bicycle? Small islands between Honshu and Shikoku are linked

Exploring Japan’s wonders by kayak

· Euronews · Miyajima, Japan

Our Japanese Adventures continue on Itsukushima – a small island in Hiroshima Bay, often called Miyajima, or the “Shrine Island”. Denis Loctier, Euronews: “It’s rather unusual to discover a famous landmark on a kayak, except if you’re visiting the Itsukushima Shrine,

Pilgrimage trail on Shikoku Island

· Euronews · Shikoku Island, Japan

A journey of discovery and enlightenment: our Japanese Adventures continue on the island of Shikoku with its 88 temples welcoming pilgrims from around the world. Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four principle islands, is encircled with sacred places of Buddhism.

Would-be ninjas nurture their inner warrior in Akame, Japan

· Euronews · Akame, Japan

Our Japanese Adventures begin on the Honshu island where the pristine forest in Iga Province is known as the birthplace of ninja. Ninja is the stuff of legends and many action films. Now, anybody can let out their inner ninja

Trailer: Japanese Adventures

· Euronews · Japan

This month, we embark on a quest for adventures in Japan! A place where legends come to life, where the sea can be crossed on a bicycle, where underground heat can be heavenly… …and underwater chasms beam with light. Join

Echoes of ages

· Euronews · Vodocha, Republic of Macedonia

In this edition of Macedonian Adventures, we travel to the Vodocha monastery. Dating back to the first centuries of Christianity, the complex took its present shape in the Middle Ages. A cultural monument, it remains a functioning monastery where nuns

Shining mountain

· Euronews · Strumica, Republic of Macedonia

In this episode of Macedonian Adventures, we are taking a hiking trip in the Belasica mountain range, in the country’s south east. “The name Belasica is often translated as a ‘shining mountain’ – it’s a picturesque range with diverse hiking

Mysterious dive

· Euronews · Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

Denis Loctier, euronews: “Scuba divers are attracted to Lake Ohrid, one of the deepest and most ancient lakes in Europe, where adventurers can find true archeological treasures on its floor.” Known for its unique biodiversity, Lake Ohrid revealed its hidden