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Shikoku (四国, literally "four countries") is Japan's fourth largest island, southwest of Japan's main island Honshu. True to its name, Shikoku is divided into four prefectures.

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Attractions
Kagawa Prefecture
 1  Naoshima
Small island with a lot of modern art.
User rating: 87/100 (75 votes)
Visited by: 149 users
 2  Kotohira
Site of Shikoku's most popular shrine.
User rating: 78/100 (106 votes)
Visited by: 261 users
 3  Takamatsu
Capital of Kagawa Prefecture.
User rating: 74/100 (228 votes)
Visited by: 552 users
 4  Shodoshima
Island in the Seto Inland Sea know for olives.
User rating: 76/100 (51 votes)
Visited by: 123 users
 5  Marugame
Port city in Kagawa, known for its castle.
User rating: 70/100 (10 votes)
Visited by: 33 users
 
Ehime Prefecture
 1  Uchiko
Countryside town formerly known for its wax.
User rating: 81/100 (28 votes)
Visited by: 62 users
 2  Matsuyama
Largest city of Shikoku with a beautiful castle.
User rating: 80/100 (247 votes)
Visited by: 538 users
 3  Uwajima
Secluded port town with original castle.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 3 users
Kochi Prefecture
 1  Kochi
Nice city with a southern flair.
User rating: 78/100 (201 votes)
Visited by: 469 users
  
Tokushima Prefecture
 1  Iya Valley
Remote valley in the center of Shikoku.
User rating: 82/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 51 users
 2  Naruto
City well known for its whirlpools.
User rating: 74/100 (125 votes)
Visited by: 287 users
 3  Tokushima
A city best known for its dance festival.
User rating: 70/100 (124 votes)
Visited by: 305 users

Access and Orientation
All trains from Japan's main island Honshu to Shikoku depart from Okayama and cross the Seto Inland Sea via the Seto-Ohashi Bridge, which was completed in 1986.

Cars and buses can access Shikoku from Honshu via 1) the Akashi Kaikyo and Onaruto Bridges between Kobe and Naruto, 2) the Seto Ohashi Bridge between Okayama and Kagawa and 3) the Shimanami Kaido between Imabari and Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture.

Shikoku is also well connected by air with Japan's major airports. Furthermore, there are several ferry routes, connecting Shikoku with Hoshu and Kyushu.

The All Shikoku Pass is good for exploring the island by train.

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