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Shikoku

The Tokyo Metropolitan area is a mega-city, home to some 35 million people and the driving force of Japan's economy and rapidly shifting cultural trends. However, less than 90 minutes away you will find Mount Takao, a peaceful retreat for walking and quiet reflection with views of the distant urban landscapes.

To the southeast in Chiba Prefecture lie hidden beaches, whilst to the north in Nikko you will discover the spectacularly ornate temples and shrines of Toshogu, the resting place of the first Tokugawa shogun; the man who began the transformation of Tokyo into the city you will find today.

Shikoku

Top Destinations in Shikoku

Tokushima Prefecture

Tokushima Prefecture is located on the eastern coast of Shikoku Island known for the Naruto Whirlpools and the largest dance festival of Japan

photo of Naruto

Shikoku | Tokushima Prefecture

Naruto

The northeastern city of Tokushima Prefecture known for the Naruto Whirlpools along with the Pilgrimage Temples of Shingon Buddhism and varies museums.

photo of Tokushima City

Shikoku | Tokushima Prefecture

Tokushima City

The prefectural capital of Tokushima Prefecture known for the Awa Odori Festival.

photo of Iya Valley

Shikoku | Tokushima Prefecture

Iya Valley

A popular hiking spot and hidden gem deep within the heart of Shikoku Island offering many of Japan’s most traditional cultures and lifestyle.

Kagawa Prefecture

The smallest prefecture in Japan filled with historical, cultural and artistic attractions located in Shikoku Island, Japan.

photo of Shodoshima Island

Shikoku | Kagawa Prefecture

Shodoshima Island

An island located in the Seto Inland Sea known for art venues, hot spring resorts, soy bean plantations and varies other attractions as a part of Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

photo of Teshima Island

Shikoku | Kagawa Prefecture

Teshima Island

Home of many venues dedicated to contemporary arts of Japan located in the Seto Inland Sea as a part of Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

photo of Naoshima Island

Shikoku | Kagawa Prefecture

Naoshima Island

An Island situated in the Seto Inland Sea featuring varies art museums and venues located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

photo of Takamatsu

Shikoku | Kagawa Prefecture

Takamatsu

The most populated city and capital of Kagawa Prefecture also known as the smallest prefecture in Japan.

photo of Yashima

Shikoku | Kagawa Prefecture

Yashima

Yashima is a peninsula of lava situated to the east of Takamatsu in the northern part of Kagawa that protrudes out into the Seto Inland Sea.

photo of Kotohira

Shikoku | Kagawa Prefecture

Kotohira

A small town in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan with many historic sites including the Kompirasan Shrine and Kanamaruza Kabuki Theater, as well as the popular Konpira Onsen area filled with traditional hot spring ryokans.

Ehime Prefecture

A scenic prefecture featuring temples of the Shikoku pilgrimage route and most famous for the Dogo Osen Honkan located on Shikoku Island, Japan.

photo of Dogo Onsen

Shikoku | Ehime Prefecture

Dogo Onsen

Located in central Ehime and in the northeastern part of Matsuyama, the Dogo-onsen Hot Spring is Japan's oldest noted spa.

photo of Matsuyama

Shikoku | Ehime Prefecture

Matsuyama

The largest city and capital of Ehime Prefecture, home to the Matsuyama Castle and Dogo Osen Honkan located on Shikoku Island, Japan.

photo of Uchiko

Shikoku | Ehime Prefecture

Uchiko

A well-preserved small town in Ehime Prefecture featuring structures from the mid Edo period to the early Showa period in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.

photo of Uwajima

Shikoku | Ehime Prefecture

Uwajima

Uwajima is situated deep inside Uwajima Bay with a saw-toothed coast facing the Bungo Channel in southwestern Ehime.

Kochi Prefecture

The largest prefecture on Shikoku Island known as the home to one of the twelve “original castles” in Japan and the birthplace of Sakamoto Ryoma.

photo of Kochi City

Shikoku | Kochi Prefecture

Kochi City

The prefectural capital and most populated city of Kochi Prefecture, Japan.