PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
Like most good things, Biyahe ni Drew’s month-long second anniversary celebration must come to an end. This Friday, March 27, Drew ends it with a bang by escaping the Philippines’ summer heat and cooling off in Japan’s northernmost part, Hokkaido!
Drew hops on a frosty adventure in Niseko Village, one of Japan’s top winter destinations where it snows for eight months! For the first time, Drew tries out and learns the basics of snow boarding. He also gets to experience snow rafting and the adrenalin-pumping snow mobile ride.
After a rough day of extreme activities, Drew chills out in Green Leaf Hotel wherein one of the main attractions points to onsen or the public bath area. The ultimate biyahero indulges himself in a unique chance of enjoying a heated pool under the falling snow.
His next stop is seaside tourist town Otaru, a fishing village that boasts of the best sushi—from tuna, salmon, uni, herring and salmon roe, scallop, and shrimps—Drew tries them all!
Drew also meets winter animals like penguins, pandas, black bears, and snow leopards in Hokkaido ’s oldest animal shelter, the Marumaya Zoo.
Before bidding Hokkaido sayonara, Drew caps off his fantastic trip in the Sapporo Beer Museum where a famous drink was first made in the 1870s. He also familiarizes himself with the proper pairing of beer and food in a Beer Garden.
Beat the heat in Biyahe ni Drew’s Hokkaido episode this Friday, March 27, 8PM only on GMA News TV.
Drew Arellano cools off in Hokkaido, Japan for Biyahe ni Drew anniversary special
by posted on March 27, 2015