Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May’s The Grand Tour first released on the 18th of November 2016. It has been a success since then. A British series about adventure and friendship. This show has made everyone realise the people you call friends are also the ones you find a little too annoying. Furthermore, episodes were released on a weekly basis, with viewers across more than 195 countries the show attracted favourable viewing figures since its premiere episode and positive reviews from critics.
Four years and four seasons after, one of the members of The Grand Tour trio, James May, had an entirely different travel documentary to offer. On the 3rd of January 2020, James May: Our Man In Japan, released on Amazon Prime Video.
Directed by Tom Whitter, the six-episodes are Go, Cabbage Roll, Deodorant, Hey Bim!, Peach Boy, and Pickled Plum.
About The Show
The first episode is set in Cape Soya, which is the north end of Japan. There’s Dog sledging, octopus fishing and Jame’s natural hot pool bathing experience. James’s going to attend a J pop concert(mainstream Japanese music) too. With his human and robot guide, James further explores Japan. He’s singing Karaoke and celebrating Cherry Blossom. He also reviews Japanese Toilets!
From temple visits to joining a biker gang, James does every Japanese thing, including being a part of a traditional tea ceremony. There’s Sumo wrestling, Itsukushima, Zen archery, and getting buried in hot sand. Deserted place filled with scarecrows called Nagoro also features in the show. Locations covered in the series include Tohoku, Shikoku, Osaka, Tokyo, and Kyoto.
James May explores every single part of Japan while participating in various activities such as attending the Kanamara Matsui penis festival in Kawasaki City. Indeed, James May: Our Man in Japan is a must-watch for travel lovers out there!