Shikoku Travel Guide

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Plan Your Shikoku Vacation

Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, isn’t somewhere many tourists manage to visit. The island is mountainous and mostly rural, but what Shikoku lacks in urban adventure it makes up for in an abundance of natural beauty, unique traditions, and enthusiastic hospitality.

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Shikoku Hotels

Accommodations on Shikoku range from ryokan and minshuku (guest houses) in old homes to international hotels and lavish... read more

Restaurants

Shikoku Restaurants

Eating in Shikoku can be surprisingly cosmopolitan experience. Matsuyama offers the widest variety of cuisines, everything... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Shikoku

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Shikoku Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Shikoku

    Get off the concrete: Discover Shikoku's natural charms by rafting, hiking, walking, and swimming. Best of all, bicycle across the... Read more

  • On the Menu

    Every corner of Shikoku has a special dish, cuisine, or crop. Ehime is famous for mikan—clementines—and between November and... Read more

  • Make Like Indiana Jones

    If a day or two spent rafting, canyoning, and bridge walking (with a night in a hot spring) leaves you wanting more, grab your bullwhip... Read more

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