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Insight Guides: the Travel Podcast – Festivals in Japan

Insight Guides: the Travel Podcast returns with the final episode of our first series, for which we travel to a country that continues to feature on endless destination lists – Japan. We speak to author, Anna Sherman, as we explore the country’s intriguing culture of festivals.
Geishas wearing traditional kimonos at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Phattana Stock/Shutterstock
Geishas wearing traditional kimonos at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Phattana Stock/Shutterstock

Insight Guides: the Travel Podcast – Episode six

Welcome back to Insight Guides: the Travel Podcast. For the last episode of the series, we head to a country which features on many travellers’ bucket lists and a destination bursting with superlatives – Japan. 

In this week’s episode, we discuss Japan’s top festivals with author and Tokyo resident for a decade, Anna Sherman.

Anna shares her favourite festival experiences with us, including her memories of one of the nation's most popular annual periods – cherry blossom season, when pastel shades of pink colour the country. She also delves into some of Japan's lesser-known celebrations and explains how Halloween has taken off in Tokyo. 

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We’d love to hear what you think! Share your thoughts on social media using #insightguidestravelpodcast, and review us on Apple Podcasts. This episode was produced by Jessie Lawson for Reduced Listening. Special thanks to Anna Sherman.