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DESTINATION Shikoku

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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