Highlights of Shikoku
Connected to the mainland by the world’s longest bridge spanning the exquisite Inland Sea, Shikoku offers a wealth of cultural attractions and rural retreats.Back to All Regions of Japan
Situated in the western part of Tokushima in central Shikoku, Iya Valley is one of Japan’s three hidden regions, often referred to as the “Tibet of Japan” due to its isolation from the urbanised centres to the north. Many traditional farmhouses can be seen in this region, perched on high mountains, surrounded by delightful countryside and rugged terrain.
Capital of Shikoku, Matsuyama is an attractive city on the northwest coast of Shikoku with good ferry links across the Inland Sea to the city of Hiroshima on Japan’s main island Honshu.