Airdate: Joanna Lumley’s Japan

Ab Fab star travels from the icy Siberian seas to the subtropical islands of Japan's south.


Next month ABC will premiere the latest travel series by Ab Fab star Joanna Lumley.

Joanna Lumley’s Japan is a 3 part series that sees her travel from the icy Siberian seas of the north to the subtropical islands of the south.

Featuring the much loved Joanna Lumley, the series will follow her as she travels to the far reaches
of Japan, from the icy Siberian seas of the north to the subtropical islands of the south. With her
natural curiosity and engaging storytelling, Joanna will take viewers on an adventure exploring some
of the most uncharted corners of Japan’s 6,800 mystical islands.

In this 3×60”, Joanna will journey over 2000 miles travelling across Japan by boat, train, plane and
foot. From rustic mountains to sprawling metropolitan super cities, Joanna will embark on an epic
journey across this beautiful, yet often perplexing, country of extremes and give audiences a unique
insight into the people who make up these enchanting islands and their rich culture.

Starting in the north, in Hokkaido, Japan’s ‘wild north’, Joanna will make her away across Hokkaido
by train and car. Known for its rugged terrain, it is home to some of Japan’s most beautiful and
endangered wild animals.

Next, she will go to Honshu, the largest and most populated of Japan’s islands. Winding her way
south, she will begin in Tohoku, before boarding the bullet train, which will plunge her into the
metropolitan sprawl of Tokyo, before taking her to the ancient capital, Kyoto.

Finally, Joanna will journey through Japan’s forgotten island, Shikoku, on foot, before crossing over
to the volcanic Kyushu Island.

Joanna’s epic journey comes to its end on the idyllic beaches of Kohama, one of Japan’s smallest and
most remote pacific islands.

7:40pm Sunday December 4 on ABC.

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