Video Visits: Japan - The Island Empire (1988)

Genres - Travel  |   Sub-Genres - Armchair Travel, Guided Travel  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This video explores the heritage of an ancient and rich culture. After beginning our journey with an ancient ritual in a Shinto shrine, we encounter guests at a therapeutic Ibusuki resort who are buried up to their chins in hot volcanic sand. Next, we take a quick lesson in the wonders and architectural advancements evident in the 400-year-old Himeji Castle. When we are through marveling at the Great Buddha of Kamakura, we are thrown into the frenetic pace of the Sanja Matsuri festival in downtown Tokyo.

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travelogue, empire, Japan, journey, landscaping, natural-wonders, sightseeing