As I wrote in a previous entry. I will be getting 30 days off starting in April next year.
I have decided the path that i am going to take for the trip.
I will either start in Osaka or take the night train directly to Shikoku and I will ride around Shikoku, then take the ferry to Kyushu, then back onto honshu (the main island) and ride along the Sea of Japan coast until time runs out.
I will buy the maps this week and try and figure out the key points that I want to cover while I am travelling.