On its first co-production, GMA News TV’s Biyahe ni Drew teams up with Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) for a special two-part episode which will air on September 12 and 19 (Friday, 8 pm on GMA News TV). Drew is reliable travel guide as he takes the viewers on a virtual tour of three of Japan’s historic and picturesque prefectures: Kyoto, Nagoya and Shiga.
The travel show is packed with useful information about Japan. In the first episode, Drew discovers interesting facets of the Japanese culture through his encounters with graceful geishas in Gion district in Kyoto.
Drew has his fair share of memorable experiences during his brief stay in Japan. He meditates with a Zen monk at Kenninji Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Kyoto. He tries to calm his mind and control his breathing, guided by a zen master. When he loses concentration, the monk taps his shoulders with a large wooden stick.
Drew becomes a ninja for a day at the Koka Ninja Village in Koka City, Shiga prefecture. Here, he learns the truth behind ninja myths, how they developed their stealth, and the tools and skills that made them such lethal assassins.
At the famous Toei Studio Park (a movie set and theme park) in Kyoto, Drew and the crew dress up as samurais. Drew explores the various attractions in the park that’s meant to educate and entertain local Japanese and tourists about the ancient samurai and ninja traditions.
Watch Biyahe ni Drew and be fascinated by everything and anything that is Japanese.
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