I've been before and have done some of the main tourist sites, so wanted to do something a bit more off the beaten track. Was interested in Ise Jingu and walking part of one of the Kumano Kodo paths (not sure which yet!), but someone on facebook suggested Shikoku as less touristy.
What level of Japanese do you think I would need for something like this? This is a future plan, probably not until 2018, so I will have some time to prepare.