I love Athena Lam’s writing. She is very clear, concise, articulate, and highly intelligent. She’s a fellow Canadian, and like yours truly, also from Vancouver. So there is that! Cool! If you have not subscribed to her page I hope you will. I stumbled on her a couple years back when I was doing more writing on the Ohenro experience (Shikoku Pilgrimage). She is a veteran and has a lot of experiences, so it was like finding Internet treasure. At any rate, please check out her insights into the JR Shikoku (Japan Rail) passes that will make your travel smoother in this region!
Also, check out her Ohenro section on her page:
Love her work.