Shikoku Travel Information

Shimanto River

Shimanto River The longest river in Shikoku, running through the western section of Kochi prefecture. Shimanto River has been called the last clear stream in Japan because no large dams or other similar facilities have been built on its main course, enabling the river to preserve its pristine water quality. Shimanto River, also known as …

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lyakei Ravine

lyakei Ravine A steep V-shaped valley in Tokushima Prefecture that extends for 10 kilometers(6.2miles). The valley is studded with houses that look as if they are clinging to the base of mountains. There are suspension bridges made from kazura (a type of vine) in the area built to straddle the valley and connect villages. Discover …

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Matsuyama Castle

Matsuyama Castle The main keep of Matsuyama Castle is located on top of the 132- meter (433-feet) Mt. Katsuyama in Matsuyama City, Prefecture. The Keep can be reached by an aerial tramway. Twenty-one existing structures of the castle, including the castle tower, are designated as nationally important cultural assets. Matsuyama Castle, located in Matsuyama City, …

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