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Issue 76

Shikoku Road Trip: Kochi by Camper Van

Mountainous forests and coastal towns dominate most of the prefecture, where visitors will find enterprising locals and nature guides working to revitalize their communities. Shikoku’s winding roads are best explored by car.

Outdoor Japan Traveler's Autumn 2020 issue introduces hiking and cycling areas in Japan especially as the weather cools and air crisps. Cycling is the perfect social distance activity and autumn is the best time to ride with warm days, cool nights and generally stable weather. Check out Five Great Autumn Rides in Japan as well as the Japan Eco Track for the Tosa Reihoku region of Kochi with several great cycling routes featured. We stay down south and road trip through Kochi Prefecture by camper van. We get back in the mountains with Tony Grant with a variation route on the Genjiro Ridge, a place steeped in legend and lore. He has also conquered his second book, “10 Classic Alpine Climbs in Japan.” Volume 2 of his popular climbing guidebook for Japan is available on Amazon now and packed full of essential info. If technical climbing isn’t your thing, Daniel Moore introduces some autumn hikes in northern Shinshu where you can enjoy the brilliant fall colors and find the trails to fit your fitness or adventure level. We then go from the Japan Alps to the Himalayas, sitting down with Sonia Miyahara who talks about her father’s legacy and new English book about building the world’s highest hotel in Nepal. If all this activity has made you hungry (and thirsty), it’s harvest season in Japan—the time for fresh autumn veggies and fruits. Local farmers and farmers markets have adapted to the new normal offering more fresh, organic veggies to be ordered online as Joan Bailey reports in Market Watch. Apple season also means cider and Lee Reeve gives us the lowdown on local and imported ciders that you can order online. We also find out what’s brewing with TDM 1874 Head Brewer George Juniper who shares how to get some of his award-winning craft beer delivered to your door.