japan travel

For you who are searching for a unique cultural experience in Land of Rising Sun, look no further. Go back to nature with Life Inspired’s original series Japan Authentic this month, to places where dramatic hills, mountain valleys and thatched farmhouses are the backdrop to a scenic and genuine experience. Plus, discover the other side of Japan with lifestyle video creator and culinary enthusiast, Erwan Huessaff and join him in exploring the road less travelled in cities such as Iiyama, Hida, Noto, Sasayama, Ine and Tanabe, where local produce are at its freshest and the people are most welcoming.

Having been to Japan a number of times, Erwan is the best person for you to travel with if you want to experience the taste of old-time Japan, especially if you are aiming to explore the quieter and rural side of the island nation. Be it a first-hand experience on harvesting, cycling through paddy fields or catching your own seafood, get ready for a compelling adventure beyond the futuristic urbanscape and lifestyle Japan is well-known for with Erwan who has strong affection for Japanese culture and cuisines. Travel beyond the clichรฉs and into the heart of fascinating and beguiling Japan with Japan Authentic.

In the series, Erwan meets up with some locals along the way to truly experience a side of Japan not many may know off. From activities like jungle trekking through the Shin-etsu Forest, mountain boarding at Madarao Kogen Ski Resort, experiencing a Kiriko Festival or tasting the fresh local produce straight from the farm, the series aims to open a different chapter from the book of Japan.

Besides exploring and soaking in the traditional landscapes of rural Japan, Erwan also showcases his culinary expertise in the series by cooking up some of the fresh local produce he comes across during his journey. Expect a scrumptious barbeque picnic with the beautiful sights of Mori-no-ie or Forest House and some seafood galore in the beautiful town of Noto Island.

Japan Authentic is a travelogue series produced in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) Japan to highlight an authentic Japanese experience that includes farm stays, traditional landscapes and living, local festivals as well as its people. Both episodes of Japan Authentic will also be made available on on the 19th September after it’s premiere. For more latest updates kindly log on to .

Discover the countryside of Japan in a series that takes you back to nature in an all-new Life Inspired Original Series- Japan Authentic. Set to premiere on Tuesday, 19th September at 10pm (MY/SIN/HK).

After a major transformation on his fitness and overall lifestyle that lost him 41kgs, French-Filipino Erwan Heussaff is quickly becoming a venerable food, health and lifestyle authority across the globe. Inspired by his international upbringing, he travelled and worked around the world from Paris to Hanoi through Siberia, bringing back his findings to the Philippines as a restaurateur, writer and content creator.

He is the founder and writer of fitness and food blog called The Fat Kid Inside, where he shares healthy and fresh homecook recipes as well as inspiring wellness stories. He also creates videos on his travel experience and his personal tips on fitness and living a healthy life on his own Youtube channel.

He currently owns 8 food and beverage establishments and is also the face of Singapore Tourism Board’s Philippine campaign.