Documentary / TV-Series (2020)
James May embarks on a remarkable journey across Japan, from its icy north to its balmy south. He’ll see the sights, meet the locals, and eat the noodles in a bid to truly understand the Land of the Rising Sun.
May has always been intrigued and seduced by the idea of Japan, yet this nation and its culture remains a complete mystery to him. Now he’s on a one-man mission to immerse himself in its society, places, and people in a bid to unlock its extraordinary secrets. By taking on an epic journey across all of Japan from north to south, James is determined to gain a genuine understanding into why this unique land and its people are the way they are, what drives their whole culture, and what their approach to life can teach the rest of us.
Directors: Tom Whitter, Bill Bailey, Frankie Fathers
Writers: Henry Dalton, James May
Stars: James May, Yujiro Taniyama, Masayo Fujii, Makiko Kobayashi, Hacchan Hatanaka