Traditional onsen complex in Dogo onsen, Ehime, Japan


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The Shikoku region is made up of the prefectures of kagawa, Tokushima, Ehime and Kochi.

  • Dogo Onsen | Ehime Travel Guide

    Dogo Onsen | Ehime Travel Guide

    Dogo Onsen is a hot spring resort with a long history. What are some of the stories connected to the resort area? And what does it look like?

  • Kochi


    Kochi is a major city in Shikoku, one of Japan’s lesser-known islands. But it is very much worth a visit with an original castle, a beautiful beach, and more!

  • Uwajima


    Uwajima is a small historic city situated deep inside Uwajima Bay on the west coast of Shikoku. The city has flourished as a castle town of the Date family since the early 17th century.

  • Matsuyama


    Matsuyama is the largest city in Shikoku and is especially famous for the beautiful Dogo hot spring that’s housed in a traditional building. What else is there to see here?

  • Shodoshima


    Sodoshima near Shikoku is a popular tourist spot for local people. There is beautiful scenery, olive trees, and special food products. The island was also the inspiration for a Ghibli movie.

  • Naoshima Art Island

    Naoshima Art Island

    Naoshima is also known as ‘art island’, which is no wonder because some of Japan’s most famous art works can be found here. Learn more about this interesting destination in Japan!

  • Takamatsu


    Takamatsu is home to Japan’s largest garden, Ritsurin-Koen. This garden is a fine example of landscaping, borrowing the pine-clad scenery of Mt. Shiun and making it a part of the garden.

  • Setouchi Triennale

    Setouchi Triennale

    Every 3 years, a large art festival descends on Naoshima and other islands in the Seto Inland Sea. It is called the Setouchi Triennale, and very much worth visiting! Read our personal experience of the festival.

  • Kotohira


    Kotohira is a small town in Kagawa Prefecture, which is famous for Kompirasan, Shikoku’s most popular shrine. Find out what else there is to do here!

  • The Naruto Whirlpools

    The Naruto Whirlpools

    Naruto is located in Tokushima Prefecture in Shikoku, and famous for the great whirlpools. Find out how to best observe these interesting natural phenomena!

  • Tokushima


    Tokushima City is the capital of Tokushima Prefecture in Shikoku, and there are two reasons to go here; the Naruto whirlpools and the Awa Odori dance festival. Learn more about these attractions!

  • Iya Valley | Tokushima Travel Guide

    Iya Valley | Tokushima Travel Guide

    The Iya Valley region is a scenic area known for its dramatic mountain valleys and old vine bridges. Find out more about this hidden mountain region in Japan!