Shikoku Travel Guide
Shikoku, which means four countries in Japanese is Japan’s fourth largest island. It is located southwest of the main island of Honshu.
It is recommended that you spend at least a few days in the Shikoku region to appreciate its attractions.
The Main Attractions of Shikoku
Takamatsu – A famous castle town with the beautiful Ritsurin Garden, which is one of the finest stroll gardens in Japan
Shikoku-mura – Shikoku-mura or Shikoku village is an open museum with old buildings from all over Shikoku
Tokushima – Known for Awa Odori, its famous summer dance festival, it is also the traditional starting point for the 88 Temple Circuit
Kotohira – Home to one of the most famous and popular shrines in Japan, Kompira-san shrine, which is one of the regions major attractions
Matsuyama – The largest city in Shikoku and famous for its beautiful castle, Matsuyama-jo, which is one of the best in Japan
Dogo Onsen – The oldest hot springs in Japan and a must visit for any onsen lover, it is located close to Matsuyama
Uwajima – A quiet and peaceful town with a small castle, Uwajima-jo, which is an original, and temples and garden
Kochi – Beautiful castle city that played an important role in the Meiji Restoration, the castle is an original and a must see