With lots of excitement, we set off bright and early for our first day of cycling the Shimanami Kaido (the famous cycling course spanning 6 islands) starting off in the main island and ending in Shikoku. This was one of the main elements of our trip to Japan.
In Sydney, we boarded our plane to Japan on time but were sat there for about an hour as engineers inspected serviced one of the engines. The flight itself was pleasant, and knew food and entertainment were being provided as part the normal Qantas service. However, as we selected seats further back of the plane, we found that we were left with not much meal selection once they eventually made it to us. Sometimes, they would run out – we missed out on a couple fruit runs. So make sure to sit further up the plane if you get the option.