Shot in Japan over 4 days in April 2012, episode 1 of FIRST TIME HERE takes Josh and Emily to Kyoto and Tokyo:
FIRST TIME HERE: JAPAN was created as a pilot episode. The teaser for the South Africa episode at the end is there to make the pilot feel like a full episode of the show we hope to continue making. The footage in South Africa was actually shot as a screen test for Emily, who had never been on camera before.
Episode Destinations / Travel Guide
Other Places to Visit
Studio Ghibli Museum website