Shikoku; the enchanting Iya Valley.

Before coming to Japan, I was given a book by a colleague as a leaving present. I decided to read it on the plane, thinking it would be a nice way to pass the time. Already pretty excited about my Japanese adventure; I felt still more elated once I had finished and had reached Tokyo. … Continue reading Shikoku; the enchanting Iya Valley.

Shodoshima Pt II; Kiki, disappearing paths and lovely locals.

Our adventure continued on 小豆島 Shodoshima or literally "small bean island", kawaii! Like many small islands, Shodoshima has an overwhelming feeling of being unaffected by the outside world. Its popularity among Japanese tourists is perhaps because of the islands simplicity; and that it is a world away from the bustling streets of the city. With … Continue reading Shodoshima Pt II; Kiki, disappearing paths and lovely locals.

Shikoku; the Soy Sauce Smelling Shodishima, Part I

Day 4: Shodoshima A Festive Ferry to Shodo Island メリークリスマス! (Merii Kurisumasu) Our Christmas morning started a little hazy on my end due to the consumption of wine, gin and vodka on xmas eve. But it wouldn't be a traditional British Christmas morning without being hungover. Unfortunately for us, our traditional washitsu 和室 did do … Continue reading Shikoku; the Soy Sauce Smelling Shodishima, Part I