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Shikoku

  • The Seto O-hashi, linking Shikoku and Honshu
The Seto O-hashi, linking Shikoku and Honshu
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Location Type: Region
Smallest of the four main islands, a destination for Buddhist pilgrims, and Japan's best white-water rafting.
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Wikipedia - Shikoku

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Shikoku (四国, "four provinces") is the smallest (225 km long and between 50 and 150 km wide) and least populous (4,141,955 as of 2005) of the four main islands of Japan, located south of Honshū and east of the island of Kyūshū. Its ancient names include Iyo-no-futana-shima (伊予之二名島), Iyo-shima (伊予島), and Futana-shima (二名島). The current name refers to the four former provinces which made up the island: Awa, Tosa, Sanuki, and Iyo. ... read more

Wikitravel - Shikoku

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Shikoku (四国) is an oft-forgotten island in Japan. The smallest of Japan's Big Four, it lies to the south of Honshu. The island is thought of as a rural backwater, with few must-see attractions, but a visit there can wash away those doubts; the mountainous inner regions offer some good hiking and a glimpse of the elusive Real Japan. It is also the home of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. ... read more

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