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James May, the Host of Amazon's 'Our Man in Japan,' Is a Huge Deal in the U.K.

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Audiences in the U.K. may already be familiar with television presenter James May, but the 56-year-old is set to attract viewers from around the world with his new Amazon show James May: Our Man in Japan

The six-episode series follows the former Top Gear star on a three-month journey across Japan, "from its icy north to its balmy south." Be warned: the show will make you want to plan a trip to the stunning East Asian country ASAP. Here’s what you should know about our guide before binge watching.

Where is Our Man in Japan host James May from?

The journalist was born in Bristol, England, but "moved all over Britain" with his family (which includes three siblings). James told The Independent in 2008 that he had a "very happy" home life, and referred to his parents as his greatest inspirations.