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.
Accommodations on Shikoku range from ryokan and minshuku (guest houses) in old homes to international hotels and lavish onsen (thermal spa) resorts. Large...read more
Eating in Shikoku can be surprisingly cosmopolitan experience. Matsuyama offers the widest variety of cuisines, everything from French to Indian. Takamatsu...read more
Things To Do in Shikoku
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Get off the concrete: Discover Shikoku's natural charms by rafting, hiking, walking, and swimming. Best of all, bicycle across the Seto Inland... Read more
Every corner of Shikoku has a special dish, cuisine, or crop. Ehime is famous for mikan—clementines—and between November and March you can't... Read more
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 and fedora... Read more
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Now that the flurry of November trip reports has come and gone (they were great!), I figure it’s time for one more, before the reports from spring cherry blossom-viewing visits start to come in. This Read more
After more than a month back from Japan, I’m happy to finally have a bit of a breather that allows me to start a trip report. Read more