A week in Shikoku August 31st 2008 The first trip away for the summer break was to Shikoku, an island kind of south west from where I'm living, and 6 hours away by bus...
Yuko (my room mate) and I headed off 3 hours after my last exam, on July 12, to stay in Kochi, where her parents are living at the moment, and near where she grew up in Ehime, for 4 nights.
Yuko's mum and dad are absolutely gorgeous people. Arriving at their ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kochi » Kochi 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