With Isabella Bird: On the Road to Nikko

Journeys in Japan

28m 00s
Broadcast on October 11, 2022 Available until March 31, 2024

Isabella Bird explored Japan in 1878, a mere ten years after the country had opened its doors to the West. She was accompanied by just one young man who served as both her interpreter and attendant. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is her highly praised travelogue of that journey. Riki Ohkanda, a media personality well versed in Japanese culture, follows a length of the route that Isabella traveled from Yokohama to Nikko.

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