The post below, with the small map of the island of Hokkaido, was sent direct from my phone. It's an example of the posts coming up in the next two weeks. Here's a better map.
We leave on Saturday, heading for Shiretoko National Park on the North Eastern coast of the large island in the north of Japan. The plan is to take the train there and then fly back to Tokyo. I'll be taking mini photos as we go and emailing them from the phone to the blog so you can see where we go on our trip.