Wednesday, 2nd September 2015
Leave the scrum behind and discover the secrets of Shikoku, southwest Japan – from £1,310 pp with InsideJapan Tours
As well as taking part in this year's Rugby World Cup, Japan is set to host the next World Cup in 2019. Get ahead of the games and discover the intriguing country before the crowds arrive. Head ?offside' to Shikoku, (the smallest of Japan's major islands) for a quiet break. Hike through sweeping valleys and up magnificent mountains, plus, explore samurai castles and follow pilgrims on their way to Konpira-san (Shikoku's most famous shrine).
A Secrets of Shikoku self-guided adventure costs from £1,310 pp (two sharing) and includes 14 nights' B&B, five evening meals, one lunch, some private guiding, airport transfers and more. International flights extra. Call AITO* member InsideJapan Tours on 0117 370 9730 ( www.insidejapantours.com )