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Joanna Lumley's Japan

Joanna takes in Tokyo, Mount Fuji and Kyoto as her journey continues

Joanna takes in Tokyo, Mount Fuji and Kyoto as her journey continues...

Joanna's travelogues are always insightful and joyous thanks to her charming personality, genuine enthusiasm and ability to gain off-the-beaten-track access.

The second leg of her Japanese adventure begins in bustling Tokyo, where highlights include a helicopter ride over the city and a night on the tiles to see 18-piece girl band Kamen Joshi (literally 'Masked Girls') in concert. Heading south, Joanna makes a pit stop at the legendary Mount Fuji before arriving in the ancient capital of Kyoto.

After searching for its famous cherry blossom, Joanna learns more about the fascinating – and normally secretive – world of geisha, from 18-year-old trainee Maiko Tomitsuyu. Wonderful!