We spent the first part of April researching a new route in Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands. We were drawn to the warmer climate that Shikoku provides during April and May, when it can still be a little chilly in Hokkaido.
The start of the route begins from Japan’s main island of Honshu. ‘Shimanami Kaido’ is also known as the ‘Highway Above the Sea.’ There are six island between Honshu and Shikoku, all linked by bridges and a total distance of around 60km. This is one of Japan’s premier rides.
We were lucky to have a magnificent day for the ride which provided for spectacular views of Japan’s Seto inland sea. Perfect temperatures of around 20 degrees and a slight breeze made it very comfortable. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom as well.
Stay tuned for dates for this trip.