Shikoku

The Top 3 Must-Visit Places in Beautiful and Historic Ehime

Ehime prefecture is situated in the northwest of Shikoku, one of the islands of Japan. Being so far south in the Japanese archipelago means that Ehime has a mild and welcoming climate all year round. Temperatures in the winter don’t tend to go below 5 degrees on average, and temperatures in the summer don’t often…

Discover Beautiful Historical Sites in Kochi City, Southern Japan

There are some places in Japan which boast casual atmosphere and a dose of southern flair. One popular place for this is Kochi City, the capital of Kochi Prefecture. It has several attractions of interest for travelers. The city is proud of its original hilltop castle from the feudal period (Kochi Castle) and a mountain…

Ehime: The Land of Mikans (Satsuma Mandarins)

When you hear of mikan, you probably do not think of any specific place in Japan. Least of all a prefecture on the small island of Shikoku. But! Ehime Prefecture in Shikoku produces over 250,000 tons of mikan every year! Mikan are Ehime’s speciality, with everything from shirts to socks to stores being dedicated to…

Matsuyama–jo: a Castle in the Mountains

Matsuyama may seem like an unlikely tourist destination, but even though you need to make a trip all the way to Shikoku, it is very much worth the effort! Matsuyama-jo (jo means castle in Japanese) is just one of the many things Matsuyama has to offer. This castle doesn’t only give you a spectacular look…

The Most Dynamic Whirlpools in the World! Where In Japan Can You Find Them?

The Naruto no Uzushio(鳴門の渦潮), also known as the Naruto whirlpools, are located under the Onaruto Bridge. Passing through the Naruto Strait, from the Awaji Island toward the town of Tokushima, you’ll notice the Naruto whirlpool beneath the bridge. Background Author’s photo It is the fastest tidal current in Japan and the fourth fastest in the…

Get Immersed in Kagawa’s Beauty While Exploring Japanese History

Kagawa is the smallest prefecture in Japan when it comes to the land area. It is located between the mountains of Shikoku and the sea. It is popular for its udon noodles, particularly Sanuki udon, which has been named after the prefecture’s old name, Sanuki. Not only that, there are many historical places to visit…

Spend Your Holidays on the Amazing Shikoku Island!

Most people visit only the biggest island of Japan, Honshu, but if you have time you should definitely visit the smallest of the four main islands, Shikoku. This article will show you how attractive Shikoku could be and that it is totally worth to plan a trip there! shikokuhenrotrail.com/ The name “Shikoku” means four provinces,…

4 Glowing Miracles in Japanese Nature at Night

Japan is known for its numerous temples and castles, it is also famous for its innovations, eclectic fashion and superb cuisine. But if you take a look at these glowing nighttime miracles, the country’s other features get pale in contrast. 1. Toyama, Japan The firefly squid, also known as ‘hotaru-ika’ by Japanese, is related to…

Want To Follow the Past? Ohenro 88 Temple Pilgrimage

Temple #11, Fujiidera Author’s photo If you would walk up in the sky you can reach the International Space Station. And then you can walk down again, and up again – and then you would’ve to walk 1200 kilometer. Finally, you can reach the Ohenro 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Japan. A beautiful Buddist temple surrounded…

The Beauty of Shikoku Island and a Life-Changing Pilgrimage

Just before starting this topic you should keep in mind that very few people are actually capable of doing it completely. However, for those who aren’t able of extreme hiking, don’t worry there trains and bicycles to help you and even if you just see a part of the Shikoku Island, you’ll be truly amazed!…