Japan's Second Golden Route
17:30 AEST Sat Sep 22 2012
As a successful first-grade Aussie rules footballer for many years, Dermott Brereton knows all about being competitive. He's not someone who settles for second, but a trip to Japan showed him it's not all bad, in the world of travel anyway.
Japan's First Golden Route takes in Mt Fuji, Tokyo and Kyoto. Scenery is spectacular and everyone knows it. It can be very, very crowded and that can take away from enjoying it.
The Second Golden Route takes in Takayama, Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa. These towns allow you to step back in time and experience traditional Japanese culture at its best.