Help me find a specific Japanese-language travel/food tv show
October 1, 2013 11:34 AM Subscribe
Last winter when I was in Seoul, Mr. Holloway and I found ourselves watching some TV in our hotel room. I don't remember if we were on a Japanese station or if it was a random occurrence, but we came across a travel/food tv show episode featuring two hilarious Japanese women (maybe in their early 30s?) who were visiting an onsen in a snowy environment. I would love to find it again and watch more, if they have done other episodes. More details inside!
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Here's what I remember about the episode:
It was definitely a standalone show, not a travel segment within a variety show or anything like that.
It was definitely in Japanese (I know Japanese and can easily differentiate it from other languages) and they were in Japan. There were English subtitles as well.
The show focused on two women who were traveling around the country, both who were very boisterous and hilarious and energetic and AWESOME. My husband and I joked about how pretty much everything these ladies encountered was deemed the most beautiful, the most extravagant, the most delicious, etc.
In the episode they visited an onsen in a snowy, maybe mountainous region. They stayed overnight. Their room had an outdoor hot springs tub, which they spent much time sitting in and cooing about the beauty of the scenery.
They also visited the buffet at the onsen's lodge. One of the two ladies was particularly fond of food and went back for many rounds of items, and the other lady made fun of her the whole time for pigging out. Everything was vegetarian. I remember a LOT of exclamations about how wonderful the tempura vegetables were.
Please help me figure out what show this might have been and who these ladies are! I really liked the style of the show and would love to watch more.