Located in southwestern Japan, this island consists of the four prefectures of Kagawa, Tokushima, Ehima, and Kochi. This region is blessed with abundant nature, along with a warm and mild climate. This wonderful environment is the secret behing the delicious food from the land sea that delights the palates of visitors. Every year Shikoku is also host to large festivals that mainly consist of visitors. Every year Shikoku is also host to large festivals that mainly consist of dancing in the streets, such as Awa Odori in Tokushima City and Yosakoi Matsuri in Kochi City.


Important Places

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.

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.

Islands in the Seto Inland Sea

The Seto Inland Sea is surrounded by the major Japanese island of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. There are a large number of smaller islands in this inland sea that vary in size, such as Shodoshima Island, Naoshima Island, and Ohmishima Island, and each has its own distinct attractions and atmosphere. These islands can be reached from Kansai, Chugoku, and Shikoku by ship or by bus.

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.

A Pilgrimage around Shikoku Island (Ohenro)

Some 1200 years ago, Kobo Daishi established 88 holy places(temples) scattered around Shikoku Island to free people from their suffering. Going on a pilgrimage to these temples is said to remove earthly desires and answer prayers, which is why many pilgrims visit these sacred locations.

Dogo Hot Springs

Dogo Hot Springs

Ritsurin Koen Park

Ritsurin Koen Park

The Whirlpools Of Naruto

The Whirlpools Of Naruto