SHIKOKU

Shikoku is smallest of Japan's Big 4 islands and is located to the south of Honshu.

Shikoku is a fairly rural area and features a mountain range running roughly east west down the island. Shikoku faces the Inland Sea on the northern side and the Pacific Ocean on the southern side. Shikoku is famous for its 88 temple Pilgrimage and the Awa-odori festive held in August every year.

SHIKOKU ACCESS

By plane
Prefectural capitals Takamatsu, Matsuyama, Kochi and Tokushima all have small regional airports.

By train
Trains connect to Shikoku from Okayama on Honshu to Takamatsu. Connections can then be made via train or bus to other locations throughout Shikoku.

By bus
Bus is often the best form of access from Kansai or eastern parts of Japan. Buses travel through Awaji Island and across the famous Naruto Bridge.

SHIKOKU MAP

Shikoku Map

SHIKOKU PREFECTURES

Ehime Prefecture
Ehime Prefecture is on the north western side of Shikoku Island on the Seto Inland Sea. The capital of Ehime Prefecture is Matsuyama. Ehime Prefecture is famous for its Dogo Hot Spring area...

Kagawa Prefecture

Kagawa Prefecture
Kagawa Prefecture is on the north eastern side of Shikoku Island on the Seto Inland Sea. The capital of Kagawa Prefecture is Takamatsu. Kagawa Prefecture is the smallest prefecture in Japan ...

Kochi Prefecture
Kochi Prefecture is on the south coast of Shikoku, the smallest of Japan's Big 4 islands. The capital of Kochi Prefecture is Kochi City. Kochi Prefecture is a very rural prefecture with 40% ...

Tokushima Prefecture
Tokushima Prefecture is on the eastern side of Shikoku Island. The capital of Tokushima Prefecture is Tokushima City. Tokushima Prefecture is famous for its Awa-odori Dance Festival, which i...

SHIKOKU PREFECTURE CAPITAL

Kochi
Kochi City is the capital of Kochi Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. Kochi is at the head of Urado Bay on an alluvial plain. The major attraction of Kochi is Kochi Castle which is the onl...

Matsuyama
Matsuyama is the capital city of Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. Matsuyama is famous for Onsen (hot springs)....

Takamatsu

Takamatsu
Takamatsu is a port city on the north eastern end of Shikoku Island on the Seto Inland Sea. Takamatsu is the closest port to Honshu. The main attractions in Takamatsu are Ritsurin Garden; a ...

Tokushima
Tokushima is the capital of Tokushima Prefecture, on the eastern side of Shikoku Island. Tokushima is famous for its Awa-odori Dance Festival, which is held every year from 12th to 15th of A...

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