The Travel Guide of SHIKOKU Japan

September 4, 2017 - by : Fands Media  |  Asia, Tips & Guide  |  No Comments  |  145801 Views
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Shikoku is generally known as oft forgotten island is Japan. This is smallest Big Four of Japan that lies to south of the Honshu. The SHIKOKU Japan was thought of as the rural backwater which a few of must see attractions. However, the visitors can get pleasures from inner regions of mountainous that offer several good hiking. Historically, this island is also known as home of 88-Temple Pilgrimage of sect of SHINGON in Buddhism. Below are several things to know about this Island before you are going over there.

Things to know about SHIKOKU Japan

There are several cities in SHIKOKU Japan that each offers different interesting with others. First is namely as Kochi. It is the home of YOSAKOI that offers a lot of local sights over there. The second one is namely as Matsuyama. It is largest city in SHIKOKU and also best known for venerable during hot spring of the DOGO ONSEN, the inspiration of poets and princess. There is also Takamatsu as capital of the Kagawa Prefecture. This place is then known widely for the superb UDON. Others are Tokushima as home of festival of Awa ODORI that is usually held in August, and many more attractive cities.

Things to see in SHIKOKU Japan

There are a lot of attractive places in SHIKOKU Japan that should be visited. The first is original castles. Truthfully, the number of original castles is 12 that are left four in SHIKOKU and Japan. Those are Kochi castle, MARUGAME castle, Matsuyama castle, and UWAJIMA castle. There is also shrines that is namely as KONPIRASAN or KOTOHIRA. Those SHIKOKU Japan destinations will increase your knowledge related to the history of SHIKOKU and Japan.

Besides having some original castles, the SHIKOKU Japan also has beautiful gardens that have to be visited. The SHIKOKU Japan garden includes the RITSURIN that is located in TAKAMATSU, the Makino Botanical Gardens in Kochi, the Monet Garden in AKI, and also the NANRAKUEN Garden in UWAJIMA. Those gardens offer beautiful natural landscape that make you fell relax and peace as long as you are close to nature. You can also visit some museums over there. There is museum of art in NARUTO that is namely as OTSUKA and there is also museum in Takamatsu namely as SHIKOKU MURA.

When visiting the SHIKOKU Japan, the visitors also do hiking on 88 Temple Pilgrimage, as popular but grueling about 1647 kilometers to hike around the whole island. You can also do rafting in white water rafting. It is usually held in YOSHINOGAWA River near the KOBOKE and OBOKE.

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