We’re back from our drive around Hokkaido. It was fabulous. A lovely and mostly rugged area to drive through.
The hotels you booked for us were great: In scenic locations with good facilities, helpful staff, good food and character.
The driving was easy, the GPS helpful even though the written instructions on screen were only in Japanese/Kanji.
The spoken instructions were in American. A quick lesson on pushing the right buttons when we picked up the car was enough for our basic needs.
Osaka was extremely and unusually hot for this time of year, mostly minimum of 27°C and maximum 35°C. Just took it a bit easier.
Want to return to Hokkaido… and other quieter islands also. We’ve visited Kyushu, Shikoku and Okinawa in the past and are now keen to take to the wheel there also.
Will return to JTB for our next bookings.