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Presenter : Ian Wright

Tokyo City Guide

Throwing Ian Wright into the heart of the world’s most extraordinary capital is bound to be interesting. In Tokyo, Ian crosses between the spiritual aspects of the peace-loving Buddhist image: Tokyo skylineSenso-Ji temple and the Bushido philosophy of the Samurai warriors – through which he learns to wield a lethally sharp sword. He explores the hi-tech of Odaiba‘s technology centres and the weird and wonderful aspects of the Tokyo fashion scene.

Outside the city, Ian joins in with two of the great harvest festivals in Aomori’s Nebuta Festival and the Akita Kanto Festival, where he tries the traditional trick of balancing a thirty foot bamboo pole and twenty giant paper lanterns on various parts of his body.

A crowded climb up the 11,000 foot Mount Fuji leads to Ian exploring Tokyo’s fragile volcanic environment – including the Earthquake training centre and the joys of an onsen, or volcanic hot spa.
Ian Wright climbs Mount Fuji
A sushi breakfast in the Tsukiji Fish Market, noodles in one of the ubiquitous ramen shops, chicken yakitori barbecue under the rail tracks ofShinjuku and squid balls and beer at the baseball ensures Ian stays well fed and bizarre cocktails in the Alcatraz ER nightclub keep him fuelled throughout the trip to one of the greatest cities on earth.

 

 

 

With special thanks to…

Japan National Tourist Organization

ANA airlines, Japan

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