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As part of the GO 2 Japan Campaign, Japan Private Journeys will begin the interview series with experts in the fields of architecture, art, business, cuisine, design, fashion, gardens, sports and transportation. This video highlights the culinary artistic mastery of Aronia de Takazawa in Tokyo. The soundtrack Vinyl was produced by Tom Juno in Berlin. 

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As part of the GO 2 Japan Campaign, Japan Private Journeys on iTunes will begin the interview series with experts in the fields of architecture, art, business, cuisine, design, fashion, gardens, sports and transportation. This video accompanies the interview with Japanese ceramic expert Robert Yellin of Kyoto, Japan.

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As part of the GO 2 JAPAN Campaign, this is a quick 2 minute transportation tutorial on the Japan Rail Pass. The Pass is the most economical way to travel around Japan by rail.

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013 | TOKU10 | Kyoto

TOKU10 Kyoto looks at the ancient capital of Japan. Learn about the Top 10 Hotels and Restaurants in the Ancient Capital of Japan. Where to Stay: The Hyatt Regency Kyoto, Hotel Granvia Kyoto, Hoshinoya Kyoto, The Westin Miyako Kyoto, Kyoto Hotel Okura, Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, IORI: Kyoto Townhouse Stays, Tawaraya, Hiiragiya and the designer capsule hotel 9hours. Where to Dine: Tempura Matsu, Gion Okumura, Sushi Iwa, Arashiyama Kitcho, Sushi Man, Sepporai, Hanayashiro, Omen, Shigetsu Tenryu-ji, altre tanto and Kichisen. Where to Play: Imperial Villas Katsura & Shugakuin, The Philosopher’s Walk from Robert Yellin Yakimono Gallery to Nanzen-ji Temple via the Ginkakuji Silver Pavilion, Daitoku-ji Temple, Entsu-ji Temple, Okochi Sanso and the Sagano Bamboo Grove, Kyoto Station, Nishiki, Teramachi and Shinmonzendori Art Streets, Garden of Nijo Castle, Saiho-ji Moss Garden, Arashiyama and the Hozu Rapids, Nishijin Textile District, Ryoan-ji Zen Rock Garden and Temple, Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion, side trips to Nara, Uji, Fushimi and Ohara.

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012 | TOKU10 | Naoshima

For contemporary art and architecture connoisseurs there is nothing like Benesse Art Site Naoshima. A true world class art pilgrimage destination for those longing for artistic genius with each and every step. Where in the world can you wake up in the middle of the night in a museum gallery designed by the great Japanese architect Tadao Ando and enjoy Warhol and Twombly in your pajamas?! I dare you to find such an extraordinary place of discovery with inspiring art and architecture at every corner. Perhaps the only other art destination in the world that can even come close is Marfa, Texas - without the sea! Learn all about access to Naoshima, Where to Stay, Dine and Play. Learn about special protocol and steps to ensure you get the most out of your Naoshima experience. Special commentary on The Museum, Oval, Park and Beach at Benesse and also information on non-Benesse accommodations on the island and in Uno and Takamatsu.

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A sneak preview of TOKU10 Tokyo which will feature the Top 10 Hotels and Restaurants in Tokyo as presented by Gregory Howell. This is part of my GO 2 JAPAN campaign to encourage, educate and empower travelers to return to Japan.

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011 | TOKU10 | Tokyo

This episode is the first in a series of TOKU10 shows to look at Where to Stay, Dine and Play in Japan. TOKU10 Tokyo looks at the Top 10 Hotels and Restaurants in the Capital City. Where to Stay: Peninsula Tokyo, Four Seasons Marunouchi, Four Seasons Chinzan-so, Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Hotel Okura Tokyo, Imperial Hotel Tokyo, remm Hibiya, Park Hyatt Tokyo, Celestine Hotel, Park Hotel Tokyo and Claska. Where to Dine: Aronia de Takazawa, Edition Koji Shimomura, Ginza Kyubei Sushi, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Higashiyama Torihachikei, Restaurant L’Osier, Sushi Dai at Tsukiji Market, ambiance, Roppongi Robata-ya and Chugoku Hanten Fureika. The episode also includes a selection of Gregory Howell’s favorite destinations to consider when in comes time to Play in Tokyo and the surrounding areas.

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010 | Japan Rail Pass | GO 2 JAPAN Campaign Special Episode

The Japan Rail Pass is one of the best travel values today. Learn all about the Pass in this special episode including: who is eligible, what types of passes and prices are offered, where to purchase your exchange order before arriving in Japan, how to exchange your order for the actual Pass once you arrive in Japan, how to secure seat reservations and other helpful rail travel advice from one of the leading experts on travel to Japan - Gregory Howell.

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009 | Affordable Travel in Japan | GO 2 JAPAN Campaign Special Episode

This special episode for the GO 2 JAPAN Campaign is dedicated to debunking the myth that Japan is too expensive. I will explain how to find affordable Japan today. I will identify what I consider to be the most helpful tools when planning a journey to Japan. You will find valuable websites to get the best value in air, accommodations, transportation and cuisine which are the building blocks to any successful trip to Japan. If you require personal assistance or need more information visit my website at www.gregoryhowell.com.

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008 | Japan Sampler| 8 Days

This 8 day itinerary is a quick sampler tour of Japan originally designed for a corporation sending employees to Japan for a special annual meeting in Japan. The tour includes 2 nights at Tokyo, 1 night at Hiroshima, 2 nights at Kyoto and another 2 nights back in Tokyo to end the travel program.