Discover The Shikoku Region

Shikoku, Japan's least-traveled and most remote region, offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Although not connected by bullet train, Shikoku's beauty is well worth the journey. Embark on a spiritual pilgrimage to the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, or revel in the mesmerizing Naruto Whirlpools. Attend vibrant festivals, such as the Awa Odori and Yosakoi, and explore the stunning Iya Valley with its vine bridges and verdant landscapes. Savor the local udon noodles and the region's abundant citrus fruits, or visit the charming city of Matsuyama, home to the magnificent Dogo Onsen. Explore the picturesque Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu, or discover the scenic beauty of the Shimanto River. Shikoku's natural wonders, rich culture, and warm hospitality provide a truly unforgettable experience for travelers seeking off-the-beaten-path adventures.

Getting around in the Shikoku region

Valid rail and bus passes:
The Shikoku region has a multitude of railway and bus passes that make it easier to get around.
Check out our listings below for passes that are valid within the Shikoku region.


Rental cars:

Airports in the Shikoku region

The most convenient airport in the region is Matsuyama Airport. 

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