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Shikoku

Shikoku is an oft-forgotten island in Japan. The smallest of Japan's Big Four, it lies to the south of Honshu. The island is thought of as a rural backwater, with few must-see attractions, but a visit there can wash away those doubts; the mountainous inner regions offer some good hiking.

Shikoku Hotels

Search for hotels in Miyoshi, in Matsuyama, in Saijo, in Naoshima and in Takamatsu.

Iya Valley is a remote mountain valley deep in the heart of Shikoku.
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Tokushima prefecture is on the eastern side of the Japanese island of Shikoku.
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Matsuyama, meaning "pine mountain", is the homely capital of Ehime prefecture.
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Ehime prefecture is on the Japanese island of Shikoku. Ehime was formerly known as Iyo.
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Saijō, also known as Iyo-Saijō, is in Ehime prefecture, Shikoku island, Japan.
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Kagawa prefecture is on the Japanese island of Shikoku. Kagawa was formerly known as the province of Sanuki.
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Naoshima is an island located in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. It is renowned for its collection of contemporary art galleries and exhibits.
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Kochi prefecture is on the Japanese island of Shikoku. Kochi was formerly known as Tosa.
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Takamatsu is the largest city in Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, Japan.
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The 88 Temple Pilgrimage is Japan's most famous pilgrimage route, a 1200 km loop around the island of Shikoku.

Mima is a city in Tokushima on the island of Shikoku. It is located inland, to the west of Tokushima city.
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Kōchi, known in ancient times as Tosa, is the eponymous capital of Kochi prefecture on the Japanese island of Shikoku.
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Tokushima is the main transport hub of eastern Shikoku. It has only a few worthwhile attractions, but its palm-lined boulevards are pleasant enough to pass through on your way to more interesting places.
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Ikeda, also known as Awa-Ikeda, is the town center for Miyoshi City in the central part of the island of Shikoku, Japan.
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Uwajima is a slice of small town life on the west coast of Shikoku — nothing much out of the ordinary, if you don't count an ancient fertility shrine and the occasional sumo match between two bulls.
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