Episode of Series “A Travellers’ guide to the Orient”.
Part 1: Tokyo and Yokohama - In Tokyo, one of the largest cities in the world, Japan’s traditional past mixes with the streamlined present. The bustling sophistication of the Ginza, with its renowned department stores and shopping, contrast with the historic Imperial Palace. Yokohama has a famous harbour and colourful history. Yokohama’s many attractions include its historic Chinatown, the Marine Tower, the beautiful Sankeien Gardens, and the amazing City of Tomorrow. Part 2: Kyoto, Hakone, Okayame and Kanazawa. Japan’s former capital, the ancient city of Kyoto with its palaces, wonderful temples and delightful parks is full of charm. Famed Gion Corner with its introduction to Japanese arts and theatre and the talent of the Geisha. Visit the Heian Shrine to see a Japanese wedding and contemplate the stunning Golden Pavilion of the Kinkakuji Temple. History and beauty combine to greet twenty million visitors to Hakone’s many attractions include the celebrated Open Air Museum. Okayama, Kurashiki and Kanazawa have many attractions to offer including castles, museums, beautiful gardens and markets and arts and crafts. Rated: G