31 Dec 2016

Japan By Rail

From The Weekend, 11:06 am on 31 December 2016

The Weekend producer Shaun D Wilson travels around Japan, from Tokyo to Sapporo in the north and back again - all via rail. 

In Tokyo, after struggling to find his hostel, Shaun visits Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, a gaming arcade, shopping and culture district Harajuku, the most confusing place on earth - Tokyo DisneySea, and on his last day celebrates Children's Day at a Shinto shrine in Semuzu.


Further north Shaun experiences the cold and sometimes ghostly harbour city of Aomori, sees the remains of Morioka Castle, and wigs out singing karaoke with his former flatmate Taiga Yamazaki whilst visiting Sapporo.