5 soggy but glorious days hiking in Yakushima. Rain comes with the territory, I felt like Totoro was waiting with me at the bus stop.Read more "Yakushima (Part 2) – Kagoshima, Japan"
Giant ancient cedar trees, misty forests, hiking trails that disappear into the fog, mythical looking deers and monkeys, a Princess Mononoke sighting? Welcome to Yakushima.Read more "Yakushima (Part 1) – Kagoshima, Japan"
Ah, Shikoku… It felt like every winding curve we drove round revealed some spectacular view of a valley, or river, or ocean.Read more "Shikoku – Japan"
The sun is working my Shikoku tan while I work the pedals on my rental bike. With fresh breeze in my face and unreal views of the Seto Inland sea, Shimanami Kaido is 70km of absolute pure cycling bliss.Read more "Shimanami Kaido – Hiroshima & Ehime, Japan"
I get off the train and start jogging. Looking over my left shoulder I see the glow of the sun sinking quickly between buildings. A group of girls laughing are running in the same direction, we’re all trying to catch the sunset at Meotoiwa.Read more "Kumano Kodo Iseji, Ise – Mie, Japan"