Tokyo to Yonaguni-Jima
3rd March 2020
In a change from our originally published programme we will now have Mike Laird returning to the Club to give a talk on a journey he undertook from Tokyo to the most remote Japanese island of Yonaguni-Jima.
Landing in Tokyo the journey destination was all the planning that Mike had done before arriving in Japan. Taking in the ancient and less well-known sights of the capital introduced some very unusual customs, ancient sights and outstanding cuisine. Travelling on to Kyoto, the cultural capital, to marvel at the Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, palaces and gardens. Osaka provided its iconic castle built by infamous Shoguns. The final stop on this 2,000-kilometre route was the distant island of Yonaguni, its underwater city and more than enough sharks to make anyone uncomfortable in the water.
More details to follow.