Shikoku GuideShikoku 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. HotelsFind hotels in Matsuyama, Takamatsu, Tokushima, Kochi and more.
Popular in ShikokuMatsuyamaMatsuyama, meaning "pine mountain", is the homely capital of Ehime prefecture. Quite provincial yet hospitable to travelers, and … TakamatsuTakamatsu is the largest city in Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, Japan. Iya ValleyIya Valley is a mountain valley deep in the heart of Shikoku. One of Japan's Three Hidden Valleys, Iya was raised into the Japanese and Western consciousness by outspoken Japanese-culture conservationist Alex Kerr.
In ShikokuEhimeEhime prefecture is on the Japanese island of Shikoku. Ehime was formerly known as Iyo. Take a bus from Matsuyama TokushimaTokushima prefecture is on the eastern side of the Japanese island of Shikoku. Tokushima was formerly known as the province of Awa. KagawaKagawa prefecture is on the Japanese island of Shikoku. Kagawa was formerly known as the province of Sanuki. KochiKochi prefecture is on the Japanese island of Shikoku. Kochi was formerly known as Tosa. 88 Temple PilgrimageThe 88 Temple Pilgrimage is Japan's most famous pilgrimage route, a 1200 km loop around the island of Shikoku.
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