Ok, so we will admit that Shikoku was the last prefecture we went to, but it did come with a few surprises. Shikoku is a good area to consider if you don’t like crowds or if you want to get away from more ‘modern’ Japan. The Japanese call Shikoku the backwaters of Japan for a reason!


Things to see and do

Big Cities  Castles  Shrines and Temples  Japanese gardens  Hot springs  Nature and hiking


Shikoku is not as full of hostels and hotels as elsewhere, so try to book early. See pages above for recommendations in each city or check prices at and Agoda.


Shikoku Discount Passes