Shikoku December 8th 2020 Continuing my little blog series about the five biggest islands of Japan (because coronavirus means I haven’t been able to go anywhere else for ages), here is Shikoku.
Is Shikoku deserving of its own blog seeing as I only visited twice during the 13 months of living in Japan? Yes, because it’s really nice and most tourists apparently skip it.
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Asia » Japan » Ehime In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
When I started this blog in 2007, it was more of a highlights package of trips generally focusing on one place or aspect. My rule had been one blog per country unless I lived there, but I eventually realised that fewer blogs were appearing. Having got around quite a bit, I'm now revisiting many countries. It's getting trickier to get to completely new countries so I might break that rule on occasion. The PhD fortunately didn't curtail travelling with research in sub-Saharan Africa and India as well as the chance to attend conferences with a sneaky bit of travelling tacked on before or after th... full info