Central Japan

Central Japan

DVD - 2014
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Megan explores Buddhist temples, world heritage sites, and bargains at the city's best flea market. She then learns the art of Zen meditation and visits the Gion distract, home to many of Kyoto's few hundred remaining Geisha. She then travels to bustling Osaka, and Iga-Ueno then continuing by train through the Japanese Alps and by ferry to the remote Sado Island. Finally, in Himeji, she witnesses a dramatic fighting festival.
Publisher: [London] : Pilot Film & Television Productions, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781937103248
1937103242
Branch Call Number: DVD 915.2045 CENTRAL 1DISC
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,all regions
NTSC
digital,optical
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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svandusenn
Mar 21, 2017

Interesting, but could have used more scenery and less of the guide and her shrillness. Photography good
It was nice to revisit kyoto

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jimg2000
Jan 14, 2017

Not sure about the full makeup as a Geisha in Gion, but a souvenir photo dressed as one in yukata is a must for visiting ladies ... and some men. Osaka's Haneda airport is a transfer stop to Tokyo's Narita and therefore a convenient stop to visit Kyoto (don't miss the colors of Maple groves in the fall or Cheery Blossom in the Spring with ancient castles, temples and shrines as backdrops,) and its nearby attractions. My favorite host in the Globe Trekker series is Ian Wright and Megan McCormick second. However, both are aging backpackers in the world of travel guides. Since Trekker's debut in 1994, only two GT episodes were on Japan, this and S1, Ep11: Japan: Tokyo to Taiwan, perhaps because of its relatively small geographical size. Note: helped that Megan had been in Japan teaching English In 1996.

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readyrisa
Feb 03, 2016

Beautiful and adventurous guide to Japan! The guide Megan McCormick was very pleasant . Enjoyable DVD.

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tj_is_cool
Oct 27, 2015

After watching the dvd, I am no longer interested to go to central Japan.

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jimg2000
Jan 14, 2017

Starting her journey in Japan’s beautiful former capital Kyoto, Megan McCormick sees a colourful festival celebrating 1200 years of the city’s history, and visits the gorgeous Fushimi Inari Shinto shrine, where she eats barbecued sparrow (which are eaten here as traditionally they’ve been considered an enemy of the harvest for eating rice grains). ...

http://www.pilotguides.com/tv-shows/globe-trekker/series-16/central-japan/

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