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DESTINATION Shikoku

Shikoku

Ehime Kagawa Kochi Tokushima MATSUYAMA KOCHI TOKUSHIMA NAOSHIMA TAKAMATSU
Ehime
Ehime Ehime's quaint towns and cosmopolitan cities sit amongst jagged mountains, rural landscapes and bright blue seas scattered with islets Ehime's quaint towns and cosmopolitan cities sit amongst jagged mountains, rural landscapes and bright blue seas scattered with islets
Kagawa
Kagawa Japan's smallest prefecture has plenty to offer with an ancient spiritual pilgrimage route and islands dedicated to contemporary art Japan's smallest prefecture has plenty to offer with an ancient spiritual pilgrimage route and islands dedicated to contemporary art
Kochi
Kochi Facing the Pacific Ocean, Kochi captivates visitors with its rustic charms and outdoor recreational possibilities Facing the Pacific Ocean, Kochi captivates visitors with its rustic charms and outdoor recreational possibilities
Tokushima
Tokushima Many descend on Tokushima City every August for the large-scale Awa Odori dance festival, but the prefecture offers outdoor fun in every season Many descend on Tokushima City every August for the large-scale Awa Odori dance festival, but the prefecture offers outdoor fun in every season

Providing the stage for literary classics, fevered dancing, natural wonders and an ancient pilgrimage route

Shikoku might be the smallest of Japan's four major islands, but it packs a big natural and cultural punch. It boasts picturesque coastline on the glittering Seto Inland Sea, legendary udon noodles, movie-inspiring onsen, the first step on the 88 Temple Pilgrimage and a summer stage for Japan to dance. It also provides the setting for Japanese literary giant Natsume Soseke's classic, "Botchan." If you're looking to delve into a more traditional Japan, it's time to explore vibrant Shikoku.

Don’t Miss

  • Move your feet to the beats of the Awa Odori Festival
  • Sample the famous udon noodles of Kagawa
  • Take the first steps of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage at temple number one, Ryozenji, in Tokushima
  • Relax in the hot waters of Dogo Onsen, famous hot springs that inspired anime powerhouse Studio Ghibli

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