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Tea tasting: Goishicha

Shikoku is really home to many unique teas, especially dark or post-fermented teas.

The mountains in Kochi prefecture are known to be tea-producing areas, with the Niyodogawa region being particularly well-known for Tosa tea production. 523 more words

Yuna the Shikoku Ken

Memories 2015

Nippon Inu coursing day: Yuna racing & playing with her brother Kaito

Nippon Inu family day & Yuna’s first “show”

Visiting family: Yuna (left) with her mommy Sumi (right). 53 more words

Cute Dog

2016 Industrial Fair

This year I decided to attend the 2016 Industrial Fair which was held between 19th~20th November. In the fair a lot of the local products were sold for a very cheap price. 224 more words

Tea tasting: Kamikatsu Awabancha

Kamikatsu, a small town located in the mountains of Tokushima, has been making headlines around the world with its lofty ambition of becoming zero-waste. While I was in Shikoku, I could not possibly pass up the opportunity to visit the Zero Waste Centre to have a look at how the residents separate their trash into 34 categories. 346 more words

Kajigamori 梶ヶ森 Day Hike

This is a 14.9km day hike to Mt. Kajigamori (梶ヶ森, 1399m) starting near Toyonaga Station (豊永駅) and finishing near Ōtaguchi Station (大田口駅) in Ōtoyo-cho, Kochi. We took a small detour on the way up to go to the beautiful… 1,490 more words


Shikoku tea haul

I have just came back from a two-week holiday in Shikoku, Japan’s smallest main island.

These are the teas I bought during my journey around the four prefectures of Tokushima, Kochi, Ehime and Kagawa. 238 more words