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.
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The 88 Temple Pilgrimage is Japan's most famous pilgrimage route, a 1,200 km loop around the island of Shikoku.
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