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.
Popular destinations: Iya Valley, Matsuyama and Mima

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

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Tokushima prefecture is on the eastern side of the Japanese island of Shikoku.
Popular destinations: Iya Valley, Mima and Ikeda

Ehime prefecture is on the Japanese island of Shikoku. Ehime was formerly known as Iyo.
Popular destinations: Matsuyama, Saijo and Uwajima


Kagawa prefecture is on the Japanese island of Shikoku. Kagawa was formerly known as the province of Sanuki.
Popular destinations: Takamatsu, Naoshima and Shodoshima

Kochi prefecture is on the Japanese island of Shikoku. Kochi was formerly known as Tosa.
Popular destinations: Kochi, Cape Ashizuri and Kami

The 88 Temple Pilgrimage is Japan's most famous pilgrimage route, a 1200 km loop around the island of Shikoku.
Choose the road less travelled. And remember that the best places to visit are not in the guide.
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