Culture & History, Macs Adventure, Walking

Why Shikoku Island Was My Ultimate Japanese Highlight

12 Oct , 2017  

Nicola on the Shikoku Trail

At Macs Adventure, our walking itineraries in Japan are based around some of the country’s ancient pilgrimage trails. One such trail is the 88 Temples Pilgrimage on Shikoku Island. The island is one of the most unspoiled areas of Japan, and I was lucky enough to spend 3 days walking there during my trip in […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

5 Things I loved about Japan (and 5 foods I won’t forget!)

11 Oct , 2017  

Tsumago

In June, I took a trip with my partner, Scott, to Japan. We walked sections of the Nakasendo Trail, the Kumano Kodo, and the Shikoku Pilgrim’s trail, in addition to visiting Kyoto and Osaka. In a word, it was amazing. I’ve recently been reflecting on some of the things I loved about the country. I’m […]

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Accommodation, Discovery, Walking

Walking to Japan’s Unique Accommodation

30 Jun , 2017  

Walking in Japan - A typical room in a Japanese Ryokan Accommodation

There are a multitude of reasons to take a walking trip in Japan. The scenery, the people and the food are all exceptional, however, the most unexpected joy for us was discovering the unique and comfortable accommodation along the trails. I’m Nicola, Destination Specialist for Japan here at Macs Adventure and I’ve just returned from […]

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Adventure of the Week, Discovery, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail

1 Feb , 2017  

A bamboo forest along the Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail, Japan

Walk the highlights of the 88 Temple pilgrimage trail on the island of Shikoku. Starting in Kyoto and ending in Osaka, the Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail brings together the best of Japan including stays in lively cities and peaceful rural walking. Where? Kyoto is one of the world’s most culturally rich cities and is home to 24 […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Experiencing Japan for the First Time

6 Aug , 2014  

When our Chief Adventure Officer Neil asked me to book up a walking trip to Japan recently I think my eyes just about popped out of my head! Here at Macs Adventure we are extremely lucky to get to travel to our wonderful walking destinations to try them out and make sure everything is perfect […]

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