A train ride into Japan's past | DW Documentary

20 Jan 2021
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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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    Nicholas PNicholas PDitë më parë
  • The puppets were fun :)

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  • ty for the amazing journey! maybe someday i can take that journey in real

    AroderAroderDitë më parë
  • Fukuoka. I miss it.

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  • Yamato Period - Japan take many culture,religion,politics,art literature,writting ETC from China and they made progress Meiji Period - Japan take Army modernization from the west every bit even the uniforms. and they made progress

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  • Thank you, DW. I appreciate your documentary to grasp Japan correctly. We, Japanese people, look forward to seeing you. In addition, my fiancé and me are going to visit Germany after COVID.

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  • This is a cruel world. And yet...so beautiful. -Mikasa Ackerman

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  • Your train travel series are superb! Thanks for producing these great docs!

    Ben MikeBen Mike19 ditë më parë
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    Richard Serkyere97Richard Serkyere9719 ditë më parë
  • 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.

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  • They're doing all activity by heart and dedication.

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  • Whale meat is also available, but this delicacy of course is consumed for scientific purposes only 😂😂

    Mahmoud RefaatMahmoud Refaat23 ditë më parë
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  • 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. 😍🥺😍😁😁

    Maria AloysiusMaria Aloysius25 ditë më parë
  • Thank you! I had no idea about this, very entertaining and educational, presented and put together very well! 👍🏻 😊

    Chris PenmanChris Penman25 ditë më parë
    • Hi @Chris Penman, thanks for watching and commenting!

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  • 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

    aNinjaGuardianaNinjaGuardian26 ditë më parë
  • Someone needs to get that fellow who stands with the flag at the train stops a ticket!! I will gladly donate towards it.

    Bunni BlueBunni Blue26 ditë më parë
  • 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.

    Lylelanley99Lylelanley9927 ditë më parë
  • I came to see a train journey. It turned out to be a series of elaborate ceremonies. Very beautiful indeed.

    Rex TRex T28 ditë më parë
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  • Amazing documentray about Japanese culture. Thanks to DW.

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  • good lord, what a beautiful train, the locomotive is exquisite! Luv it

    tolykozintolykozinMuaj më parë
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  • I truly hope these railway cleaners don’t have to experience Northern European unhygienic alcohol rich train activities

    Henrik MichelssonHenrik MichelssonMuaj më parë
  • Wow! Luxury toilets in the train. I want to ride that train.

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  • Un documentario ben fatto, molto interessante. Grazie dall Italia

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  • I watched this documentary on TV. I felt so excited after watching it that I came on ALworld to watch it again.

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  • Nice doco! Just wish the narrator had help with his Japanese pronunciation.

    Siobhan FahySiobhan FahyMuaj më parë
  • Your pronunciation is rubbish.

    Brian CullenBrian CullenMuaj më parë
  • 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.

    えすむげゆーちゅー部えすむげゆーちゅー部Muaj më parë
  • 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.

    cornflake73cornflake73Muaj më parë
  • Lovely, thank you

    FlowersFlowersMuaj më parë
  • I didn't know I loved trains 😄

    FlowersFlowersMuaj më parë
  • Japan= Perfectionist.

    Paul SamontePaul SamonteMuaj më parë
  • i wanna go back so bad. strictly country side though, nature experiences and good food. drinking culture in japan is fucking incredible too haha

    Tyler GTyler GMuaj më parë
  • Ahhh the Germans and Japanese talking about trains.....ahhhh.

    toonmag50toonmag50Muaj më parë
  • need to protect the environment from the train smoke

    jemy kishnajemy kishnaMuaj më parë
  • I wonder how much that train got cleaned...🙄

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    WaltherWaltherMuaj më parë
  • 3:20 "This delicacy is consumed exclusively for scientific purposes..." savage. 😂

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    Ronxavier ValdehuezaRonxavier ValdehuezaMuaj më parë
  • The narrator is half Human half AI

    Itay SrorItay SrorMuaj më parë
  • Whale meat for scientific purposes?! Lost respect for the “Documentary ” instantly. Document the truth or why bother.....

    Naked UnicornNaked UnicornMuaj më parë
  • China train travel is comparable to the Europe ❤️🙏

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  • 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.

    gspar20gspar20Muaj më parë
  • 1:15 ...and "finally" to Kagoshima... then to Ibusuki. 😕? 😂

    B. L.B. L.Muaj më parë
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    LETS PLAYLETS PLAYMuaj më parë
  • Fantastic, I would love to visit Japan and learn more

    algreenalgreenMuaj më parë
  • Excellent film. Subscribed. Better than UK TV.

    Paul ElmorePaul ElmoreMuaj më parë
  • Time just passed by like a breeze. I absolutely love Japan in every aspect. Hope I get to live there someday😍😍😘🥰😘

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  • Awesome video my goodness!

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  • Would love to visit Japan. Seems to be a very special culture and nation. Interesting.

    John GrytbakkJohn GrytbakkMuaj më parë
  • 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.

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  • Anyone else from Bangladesh watching this magnificence ? 😍

    Tonmoy BasakTonmoy BasakMuaj më parë
  • How old is the Footage i can see the date in the descriptions

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  • Whale meat for scientific purpose 😁🤭

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  • Make more documentaries like this ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • I ❤ Japan! Beautiful little doc.....

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  • How is whale only consumed for scientific purposes?

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  • Japan makes China look like worst 3rd world country of Asia

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  • I wish we could act less self- indulge here. Smaller things to make us happy.

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  • Great documentary, I just wish they'd stop butchering almost every single name.

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