Happy New Year! Let’s hope that this year is exponentially better than the last one. It’s been a strange year, to say the very least. For my part, since Japan has opened its borders so much later than most countries around the world, I kind of feel like we are “behind” what’s going on, and we ought to hurry up and get going. Since the pandemic has started up until now, and also looking ahead through this next year, it seems highly unlikely that our family will be traveling very far.

But this also means that we will be able to concentrate our efforts and our work on preparing to welcome guests and pilgrims here to Japan. This last year has been a great growth for us in learning to work with travel industry agencies, companies, developers, and advocates. I feel 1000% ready to help all our guests who are planning on coming this way to Japan for a deep Japan experience, and to take time from their lives to explore and learn about the Shikoku Pilgrimage.

Towards that end, if you are someone who is considering coming to Japan for a future trip, and would like to make the Shikoku Pilgrimage part of it, please do not hesitate to contact me through our sister website at www.transformationaljapan.com . From there you should contact me and we will consult about your needs and hopes and dreams for your Japan adventure.

Since the pandemic has hit there have been many closings of accommodations and amenities. It would be most prudent to get the most up-to-date guidance to ensure that while you are on pilgrimage you can focus on THAT, rather than on where to sleep, what to eat, and how to get around. So, whether you want to walk, cycle, travel by bus or train, do the pilgrimage in one huge shot, do part, break it up over years, or hit the highlights, let us know. We are ready to get you suited up and ready for the trail.

Wishing all our friends and neighbors both near and far a most excellent 2023 ahead, and wish for your success, adventure, experiences, and personal enlightenment.