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Japan - South to Kyoto

Cookery series. The bikers head to the heart of traditional Japan. They take an awe-inspiring bike ride to Mount Fuji and spend a night at a Buddhist temple.

The bikers head off into the heart of traditional Japan to find out about the historic roots of Japanese cuisine.

Dave puts his Strictly fancy footwork into action, kneading noodle dough the artisan way. The duo then take an awe-inspiring bike ride to see Mount Fuji, spend a night at a Buddhist temple and are entertained by one of Kyoto's geisha, complete with traditional drinking games.

59 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Noah and the Whale

    2 Atoms in a Molecule

  • Bo Saris

    A Little Bit More

  • Ryukyu Underground

    Akata Sundunchi (Kid Loco remix)

  • Yamato Ensemble

    Aki No Shirabe


    Amami No Komoriuta

  • Ayako Hotta-Lister

    Chidori No Kyoku

  • Toge Hachi-Ri

    Eight Miles Through a Mountain Pass

  • PSY

    Gangnam Style

  • Avicii

    Hey Brother

  • Wa Dai Ko Matsuri Za

    Kabuki Gomen

  • Shizuko Kasagi

    Kaimono Boogie

  • Yasuba Jun & An-Chang Project

    Kumi Nu Shu 

  • Noriko Awaya Columbia Nakano Rhythm Sisters

    Oshare Musume

  • Rizzle Kicks

    Put Your Twos Up (feat. Dominic West)

  • Everything Everything


  • Jake Bugg

    Slumville Sunrise

  • The Sanshin Cafe Orchestra

    Spiritual Recollection

  • Kyu Sakamoto


  • Scorpions

    Wind of Change

  • Pe'z

    Yukue (Tsukushinbow version)


Role Contributor
Presenter David Myers
Presenter Simon King
Executive Producer Catherine Welton
Producer Ed St Giles
Director Ed St Giles