The video host takes us on a tour of Kurobe Gorge, Japanese farmhouses in Ainokura, and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Toyama Prefecture. These are the places lesser known to casual tourists from overseas. Thanks to Raina, each stop filmed in this video has spectacular views, introduction to real cultural experience and gorgeous meals.
A wet rainy night doesn't stop a huge crowd of people including John and Kanae to have fun at Torigoe Shrine’s omikoshi festival in Tokyo. The video hosts maneuver through the street full of umbrella pretty well while holding an umbrella and a camera themselves.
A little-known fact is that the wasabi used in most of the Japanese restaurants in US is not pure wasabi. It is often mixed with a low-grade horse radish. Real wasabi may be used only in high-end Japanese restaurants because 100% pure wasabi is expensive. Wasabi is a plant that grows only in an environment that all the right requirements are met which drives the cost to the market. John reveals how this special plant is grown in Daio Wasabi Farm in Nagano.
Great yet affordable restaurants can be difficult to find in Tokyo unless hours of research and trying out some of the restaurants to see if the good reviews are warranted. Fortunately, Paolo has done all the hard work and is ready to introduce the top five all-you-can-eat restaurants. The video host is kind enough to let us know that these restaurants are noisy with a huge crowd and non-smoking areas may not be available.
Simon and Martina introduce Yohei, their friend and who enjoys his life to the fullest being a homeless. While most homeless people are reduced to being one after running out of their life's options, Yohei is a different breed who chooses to be homeless taking advantage of the freedom it offers. The video reveals why the vagabond is so happy every day of his life.