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Shikoku

Japan Travel Guide

Practical information about Shikoku

  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Park and garden
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
3 hours by train from Osaka
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
3 to 5 days

Reviews of Shikoku

Marielle Awad Travel writer
74 travel articles

An island in the south of Japan, famous for its pilgrimage of the 88 temples.

My suggestion:
Shikoku, less known and less visited by foreigners than the other islands of Japan, offers you the opportunity to see a more rural Japan, with a different pace and landscapes. It also provides the opportunity to visit the islands of the Inland Sea.
Summary:

The rail network is less dense, but by combining buses and trains you can easily organise your visits.

One of the culinary specialities of Shikoku is handmade care-udon, as well as bonito, a kind of fish that is very briefly browned in a frying pan. 

A stay in Shikoku is the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of the Japanese countryside, visit a few of its temples and to hike among the mountains and valleys. Take your time to enjoy the peace and quiet and to recharge your batteries.

In the city of Takamatsu, one of the largest of the island, you can visit the Ritsurikoen garden, which is among the most beautiful in the country, and embark at the port to discover the scenery of the Inland Sea and its multiple islands.