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Shikoku

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Popular things to do in Shikoku

Ritsurin Garden
Scenic Walking Area
Ritsurin Garden Takamatsu
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Matsuyama Castle ©
Castle
Matsuyama Castle Matsuyama
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas Matsuyama
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Kochi Castle ©
Castle
Kochi Castle Kochi
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
The smallest of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku remains one of the country's forgotten tourist destinations, still considered little more than a rural backwater. Despite this reputation, the island boasts numerous notable temples and outstanding hiking areas, sure to satisfy nature lovers and those looking to add a bit of culture to their visit. Shikoku tourism gets a boost from its famed "88 Temple Route," appealing to pilgrims seeking spiritual perfection, as well as pristine natural scenery of picturesque rivers and majestic mountains. Thanks to the area's rugged but easily accessible wilderness, some of the most popular things to do in Shikoku include hiking, kayaking, surfing, climbing, and sailing. Put Shikoku at the heart of your travel plans by using our Japan road trip planning website.

Museums in Shikoku

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Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Otsuka Museum of Art Naruto
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Chichu Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Chichu Art Museum Naoshima-cho
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Teshima Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Teshima Art Museum Teshima
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Benesse House Museum ©
Art Museum
Benesse House Museum Naoshima-cho
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Shikoku

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Kotohira-gu ©
Historic Site
Kotohira-gu Kotohira-cho
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Ishiteji ©
Religious Site
Ishiteji Matsuyama
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
Marugame Castle ©
Castle
Marugame Castle Marugame
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Uwajima Castle ©
Castle
Uwajima Castle Uwajima
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Shikoku

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Katsura Hama ©
Beach
Katsura Hama Kochi
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Nishihama Beach
Beach
Nishihama Beach Mitoyo
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Sanuki Kid's Kingdom
Playground
Sanuki Kid's Kingdom Takamatsu
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Shikoku

Shikoku Mura Village ©
History Museum
Shikoku Mura Village Takamatsu
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Otoyo-cho
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Onaruto Bridge ©
Bridge
Onaruto Bridge Naruto
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Shikoku

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Naoshima ©
Island
Naoshima Naoshima-cho
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Mount Bizan ©
Mountain
Mount Bizan Tokushima
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Oboke Koboke ©
Water Body
Oboke Koboke Miyoshi
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Yashima ©
Mountain
Yashima Takamatsu
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

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