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Inside look at Taiko rehersal by Kodo, Japan's top performers

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Taiko drumming is one of the most dynamic musical performance that has been a part of the Japanese culture for centuries. This once one-man drumming evolved into a group performance called Kumi-daiko in 1951. The founder of Kodo, a group of worldly renowned Taiko performers is Daihachi Oguchi who introduced the world of Taiko music to the world through kumi-daiko.

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Onsen with breathtaking panoramic view in Tsukuba

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Hannah hikes up to a view spot in Mount Tsukuba to visit Aokiya, a hotel that features onsen with an incredible 180-degree panoramic view.  The view is utterly breathtaking with city of Tokyo and Mount Fuji in the distance.  The night view is just as gorgeous as the city below turns into a carpet of jewel.

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Inside Japan Airline's First-Class Sky Lounge

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Sam takes us inside Sky Trax, the sky lounge reserved for Japan Airline's first-class travelers.  Once inside the lounge, you are pampered with space, comfort, convenience, and off course, delicious food from dim sum, salad, Japanese curry, soup to live cooking of fish in front of you and not to mention drinks including, beer, sake and wine.

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How hard does a Japanese delivery woman work?

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Yasuho is a 22-years old delivery woman who works for Sagawa Express, one of the largest transportation companies in Japan.  Paolo follows her throughout the day to show the viewers what her day is like working for a fast-paced delivery company.  Despite the non-stop hard physical work, she only eats one cookie and potassium drink for breakfast.

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Must-visit Onsen in Atami

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Although tattoos exist in Japan, they are hardly visible in public.  People feel intimidated by someone with tattoos because they are associated with Yakuza, or members of organized crime groups.  This is why places including Onsen where skin is exposed do not allow people with tattoos.  This once underground culture is viewed more favorably today due to Western influence.  Paolo introduces an Onsen where anyone can enjoy public bathing.

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