Sherlock star is popular in the country

Benedict Cumberbatch wants to go on an exciting Japanese vacation.

The Sherlock actor has a huge following in Asia and was so overwhelmed by the attention he received on a recent visit that he’d like to return for a longer trip.

Being greeted by 1000 people at an airport is pretty formidable as experiences in life go,’ Benedict, 37, writes in a Reddit Ask Me Anything web chat.

I’d love to go there again and escape on a bullet train to the South Island to see Kyoto and more spots of beauty and spots of interest.

A remarkable country that has been through so much in recent time that I’m very proud to be liked by. Thank you.

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Anna Francis