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Globe Trekker

Tokyo City Guide (#326)

Ian starts at the Shrine for Establishing Peace in the Empire to find out what makes it the most controversial monument in Japan. He parties Tokyo-style in the neon paradise of Shinjuku, where he takes in the karaoke booths and pachinko halls, breakfasts on the freshest sushi in the world at the Tsukji fish market, visits the Parasite Museum and stays in a "capsule" hotel. Ian ends his travels with a jaunt outside the city to visit the breathtaking Mount Fuji and experiences the bizarre Naked Man Festival of Inazawa. [57 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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