Enjoying Summer on Shikoku (Where are We – Japan 10)


Autumn on Kyushu…

  • We loved Kyushu because everything was new and exciting, and we were introduced into the wonderful Landcruising community.

Winter on Hokkaido…

  • We loved Honshu because so many people shared their homes with us, and the cherry blossom indeed was as fabulous as ‘everybody’ ever told us it would be.

Spring on Honshu…

  • We loved Hokkaido because there was more snow than we had ever seen in our life.

Summer on Shikoku…

  • We are now on Shikoku and are loving it because of its beaches and forests.

That is not to mention the other 6 islands of Japan we visited as well. Truly, Japan has something for everybody!

What a journey it’s been!

Read More: Visiting Hokkaido & The Sapporo Snow Festival

During our first six months in Japan we drove many kilometers in a short period of time. In Shikoku, we are back to our famous super-slow travel mode.

Travel Guides for Japan

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DK Eyewitness Guides – Japan

Fodor’s Travel Guides – Essential Japan

Lonely Planet Travel Guides – Japan

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It feels good! Shikoku has been welcoming us with warm temperatures and beautiful beaches. As usual we find ourselves in good company. Thanks, Dan & Kyoko for your visit, and thank you to all who drop by for a chat, a photo, and/or to share tomatoes and cucumbers from your vegetable garden with us. They are treats we treasure.

Read More: Visiting Honshu & Replacing the Clutch

A man who didn’t speak English was so kind to get this message translated on Google, print it, and drive to our campsite to warn us. How super thoughtful is that?!

Recommended Books on Overlanding

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I Can I Will, Women Overlanding the World

Travel the Planet Overland, Field Manual

Who Needs a Road – Harold Stephen

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How slow we are? Take out your map (or open Google maps). We have been on Shikoku since July 1, and are still in the most southeastern section of the island, a maximum of 30 kilometers inland of Tokushima, and on the south coast our furthermost point was Hiwasa.

Read More: Visiting Kyushu & the First Fender Bender

Oh yes, we are LOVING Shikoku!

Please keep your fingers crossed that the Japanese customs will be so kind as to extend us one more visa extension next month!

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8 thoughts on “Enjoying Summer on Shikoku (Where are We – Japan 10)”

  1. how nice living and traveling. I like your caravan. It should be exciting and adventurous to travel with it.You can stay infant of the beaches or near jungles. It is your home where yıu stop.I like this idea. You are right everybody can find something in Japan. I wanna experience cherry blossom and see the snow.

  2. Just found your website and I am loving it! Enjoy Shikoku. We are in Portugal at the moment, in Porto. We are loving the city. Interesting architecture, beautiful beaches close to the city, great food and nice people!

  3. Loved reading your story and the photos too.

    Shikoku is often over-looked, so it’s great to see you highlight it during your trip around Japan.

    After our Shinto wedding in Kobe, my Japanese wife and I had our honeymoon in Shikoku – staying on Shodoshima Island (that was many years ago now – although we have been back since).

    Shikoku really is a lovely part of Japan.

    Thanks for stiring the memories!

    • You’re welcome! And indeed, Shikoku does deserve much more attention than it gets. I should (and may) dedicate a separate post on all that is to do and experience on the island of Shikoku.


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