Best Tourist Spots In Shikoku

Here're best Tourist Spots in Shikoku. We released a ranking of reviews about Tourist Spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Shikoku.

Review Ranking

1

Address:Teno Nio-cho, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 20 min from Mitoyo Tossaka IC, 55 min from Takamatsu Airport. or 60 min from Takamatsu Station.

Top Review:The Reflected Sky On The Chichibuga-hama Beach Called Japanese Uyuni Salt Lake

By the conditions of clouds and the weather of that day, the pictures of Chichibuga-hama Beach can change. There were a lot of clouds this day, and they were reflected beautifully on the water surface. What's more, the scenery becomes more amazing in the evening glow.◎By your own cars, 20 min from Sanuki Toyonaka IC, or 20 min from Mitoyo Tossaka IC. Check the web to get the information of the tide and evening glow!

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Address:3-8 Ookubo Futami-cho, Iyo-shi, Ehime

Access:25 min by car from Iyo IC. 50 min by train from JR Matsuyama Station.

Tel:089-994-5852

Top Review:A Scenic Unmanned Station Near The Seto Inland Sea

Shimonada Station is well known as a scenic station which is the closest to the sea. It has appeared in movies and TV dramas. And many tourists come to see this beautiful scenery at the time of train arrivals. I want to see it much longer!◎You can only have a look without using trains. You should check the timetable if you want to see the train arrivals because there're a little trains.

3

Address:2800 Muromoto-cho, Kanonji-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 60 min from Sanuki Toyonaka IC via Fudō Waterfall, to the nearest parking area, and walk 150 meters. Or, 20 min from Sanuki Toyonaka IC to the mountain foot shrine, then 40 min walk to the upper shrine.

Top Review:Torii In The Sky Is Must-See. A Scenic Shrine Becoming More & More Popular

Takaya Shrine is located at Inazumi Mountain which is over 400m above the sea level. The reason for the popularity is the world seen over the Torii in the sky! Seto Inland Sea and the townscape of Kan'onji are very moving scenery. A reward which comes after climbing up the mountain.◎Walk: 40 min from the parking lot of the foot of the mountain. The road is paved in the first half, but after that, it a mountain path. And there're steep steps at the end near the top. Car: you can access to the shrine by car from Fudo Waterfall.

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Address:1-20-16 Risturin-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Access:3min walk from JR Ritsurin Koen North Station, 10min walk from Kotoden Ritsurin Koen Station. 3min walk from JR Ritsurin Koen Kitaguchi Station. The nearest bus stop is Ritsurin Koen Mae. By car, 30min from Takamatsu Airport, 15min from Takamatsu Chu'ou IC.

Tel:087-833-7411

Hours:7:00-17:00,5:30-19:00

Top Review:Picturesque Night Cherry Blossoms Of Three Michelin-starred Garden You Should See Once

Michelin Grreen Guide Japan gives 3-star to Ritsurin Garden. You should visit the cherry blossom illumination event in spring. Though there're not many trees, picturesque night cherry blossoms are proud of its impressive beauty scenery.

5

Address:Yoshino Mano-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa

Access:BY car, 30 min from Zentsuji IC, 45 min from Takamatsu Station, 25 min from Takamatsu Airport. Toll parking area is available.

Tel:0877-79-1700

Hours:9:30-18:00

Closed:Tue

Top Review:World Of 4000 Kochia In Autumn Red In Kagawa Pref.

About 4000 trees of kochia change into the autumn colors and make a red carpet in Sanuki Man'no Park. Its fluffy silhouette is lovely, so I felt relaxed and wanted to see them without thinking anything.◎Use the North Parking Lot and you can find them soon. The best season is from the middle of October to the end of October.

6

Address:162-2 Zentokukazurabashi Nishiiyayama-mura, Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima

Access:30 min by bus, from Oboke Station

Top Review:One Of The Three Most Curious Bridges In Japan! A Scenic Bridge Across The Beautiful Valley

At Iya in Tokushima, Kazura Bridge is one of the three most curious bridges in Japan. The bridge is made from hardy kiwi. You can enjoy the thrills of creaking and swinging of the bridge and nice view of the valley at the same time.◎Toll: Adult¥550 Child¥350 Open: From sunrise to sunset, throughout the year

7

Address:1941-1 Ko Nishimura Shodoshima-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa

Access:Bus: get off at 'Olive Koen Guchi (Olive Park Gate)', then walk 5 min. Car: 7 min by car from Kusakabe Port.

Tel:0879-82-2200

Hours:8:30-17:00

Top Review:A Best Photo Spot In Shodoshima Island

Located at Shodoshima Olive Park, The Greek Windmill was built as a proof of a sister island to Milos Island. And this windmill facing to the beautiful Seto Inland Sea and surrounded with olive trees is a best place to take pictures in Shodoshima Island.◎Access: 5 min walk from a free parking lot of a Road Station: Shodoshima Olive Park. You can also walk from a neighboring Olive Garden.

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Address:4-49 Dogo Yuzuki-cho, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime

Access:10 min walk from Dogo Onsen Station, or 5 min walk from Dogo Onsen Main Building.

Top Review:The Colorful And Lovely Wishing-Ball That Brings Good Relationship With Others

Enman-ji Temple is located on the upward of the slope behind Dogo Onsen, and famous for the colorful wishing-balls. If you hold the wishing-ball on your palm and wish good relationship with others, then it may come true. The temple has been well-known as a lovely spiritual power spot since it appeared in SNS.

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Address:Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa

Access:The roadside near Miyaura Port

Top Review:Floating? 'Naoshima Pavilion' Is A Big Stainless Steel Mesh Art

A white huge stainless steel art got an idea from the 28th new island of Naoshima Island. You can enter the art and feel like floating in the sky. Taking pictures as your imaginative way.◎Near Miyanoura Port. You can enjoy for free. Let's go to see it first after you arrive by a ferry.

10

Awai Shrine

4 Review

Address:1719-2 Awai-cho, Kanonji-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 13 min from Onohara IC, 60 min from Takamatsu Station, 55 min from Takamatsu Airport. Parking area is available.

Top Review:A Shrine With 3000 Hydrangea Trees At The Precinct & Walk

Hydrangeas coloring the slope are very impressive. A walk in the lush grove has beautiful blue hydrangeas and makes very fantastic scenery. Hydrangea Festival is held in the middle of June every year.◎30 min could be enough to see slowly around the precinct and walk. Free parking lot is available.

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Yashima

4 Review

Address:Yashima, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Top Review:Great Observatory Of Autumn Colors And Seto Inland Sea

A tourist spot Yashima is located only 20 min by car from the center part of Takamatsu. From the mountain top observatory, you can see the great view of red autumn colors and blue Seto Inland Sea at the same time.◎Yashima is famous for the flat mountain ridge. Access: Yashima Drive Way (it became free road from July in 2017) and toll parking lot is available.

12

Address:892-1 Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa

Access:To the lowest entrance, by car, 15min from Zentsuji IC, 50min from Takamatsu Airport. The toll parking areas are available. Or, 10min walk from Kotoden Kotohira Station.

Tel:0877-75-2121

Hours:6:00-18:00

Top Review:The Next Strongest Spiritual Power Spot After Kotohira Main Shrine! An Inner Shrine Located As Many As 1368 Steps Above

Above the hard distance of 1368 stone steps, there's an inner place 'Izutama Shrine'. It's called a protecting god of this main Kotohira Shrine and filled with spiritual power. And, only people who reach here at last can get this original good-luck charm embroidered 'tengu' with such a power.

13

Address:65-1 Fukuike Tosadomaura Naruto-cho, Naruto-shi, Tokushima

Access:By car, 3 min from Naruto Kita (North) IC, 25 min from Tokushima Airport, and 30 min from Tokushima Station. By bus, 30 min from Tokushima Airport, 70 min from Tokushima Station, 15 min from Naruto Station to Otsuka Kokusai Bijutsukan.

Tel:088-687-3737

Hours:9:30-17:00

Closed:Mon

Top Review:Reproduced Cappella Sistina In The Same Size

A biggest scale art museum that reproduces world's masterpieces by ceramic boards. Michelangelo's famous ceiling painting in Vatican, 'Cappella Sistina' is reproduced at full scale. I was so impressed that I had goose bumps in such an artistic room!◎It's known as a museum of the most expensive entrance fee (3240yen, advance ticket 3100yen), but you could be satisfied with their exquisite reproductions and large number of paintings. I think here is an only place where you can experience the world's arts at the same time.

14

Oboke Gorge

5 Review

Address:1520 Nishi Yamashiro-cho, Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima

Access:By car, 30 min from Otoyo IC, 35 min from Ikeda IC, 50 min from Kawanoe IC. 25 min walk from Oboke Station.

Top Review:Oboke Gorge With The Great Beauty Of Nature, And Carp Streamers Swimming Gently

Oboke George is famous for the great beauty of nature. And about 160 carp streamers (Koi-nobori) swim gently above the Yoshino River in every spring. You can see them from the pleasure boat.◎Carp streamers decoration: from the end of March to the end of May. You can see carp streamers and ride the pleasure boat at 'Oboke-kyo Man'naka'.

15

Address:Godanji Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa

Access:Bus: get off at Tsutsuji-so, then change to a free shuttle bus. Bicycle: 30 or 40 min from Miyaura Port.

Tel:087-892-3223

Hours:8:00-21:00

Top Review:The Building Itself Is An Art. A Large Museum Surrounded By Nature Of Naoshima Island

This museum was opened on the concept of "coexistence of nature, art and architecture". And you can enjoy the modern art works and the building itself with the feeling of island's nature. For it stands on a hill, you can see the nice seascape from the terrace.◎Access: from the nearest bus stop 'Tsutsuji-so', you can use free shuttle bus or go on foot. Or go by bicycle from a port. Admission Fee: ¥1030 No photo inside the museum.

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Address:5-6 Dogoyunomachi, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime

Access:By train, 25 min from JR Matsuyama Station to Dogo Onsen Station, then 5 min walk. By car, 30 min from Matsuyama Airport. Nearby toll parking area is available. By bus, 40 min from Matsuyama Airport.

Tel:089-921-5141

Hours:6:00-23:00

Top Review:A Symbol Of The Japan's Oldest Onsen Town, Looks Beautiful With Yukata

Dogo Onsen Main Building is a symbol of the Japan's oldest hot spring town. Some nearby hotels lend summer kimono 'yukata', and many tourists enjoy taking pictures of the historical building with yukata.◎Please enjoy onsen, too. At a second-floor lounge with comfortable breeze skimming along, you can have tea and sweets served only here.

17

Address:529-1 Tsumu Takuma-cho, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 25 min from Mitoyo Tossaka IC, 70 min from Takamatsu Station, 65 min from Takamatsu Airport.

Top Review:The Best Place Of Marguerite Commanding The Beautiful Seto Inland Sea

Flower Park Urashima, located at Mitoyo City which has the biggest production of marguerite in Japan, is a scenic spot you can enjoy both flowers and Seto Inland Sea. This year, I found the lovely heart shape made of pink marguerite flowers.◎Free parking area is available. No entrance fee. The best season to see is from the beginning of May to the the middle of May.

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Nikobuchi

4 Review

Address:1278 kiyomizukamibun Iyono-cho, Agawa-gun, Kochi

Top Review:The Emerald Waterfall Basin Of A Most Beautiful Niyodo River

A waterfall basin 'Niko-buchi' belongs to the branch of Niyodo River whose water quality is the most beautiful in Japan. The very clear water like emerald is called Niyodo Blue, and here is a popular place to see it. Though the path is severe, you can meet the mysterious scenery!◎You can find a signboard on the way to 'Green Park Hodono'. To the waterfall basin, you need to hold the chain for about 4 meters. The most beautiful time is when the sun stays right above.

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Mt. Tsurugi

5 Review

Address:Iwakura Naka-cho, Naka-gun, Tokushima

Access:By car, 90 min from Mima IC, 120 min from Tokushima Airport, 120 min from Tokushima Station, to the lift platform. Take the lift, then walk 40 min to the mountain top.

Top Review:Grand Scenery From 1955m Mountain Top

One of the 100 best mountains in Japan, and the second highest in the western Japan. The breathtaking scenery spreads on the mountain top located 1995m above sea level. Specially, the ridge named 'Jiro-gyu' you can see from the terrace is extremely beautiful.◎null

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Address:478-4 Minamiura Yoshiumi-cho, Imabari-shi, Ehime

Access:10 min by car, from Oshimaminami IC.

Top Review:The Super Scenic Observatory Designed By A World-famous Architect, Kengo Kuma

I can't turn my eyes away from the scenery of Shimanami-kaido that suddenly appears in front of me! And also I recognized the design of this observatory was very refined. To my surprised, an architect known in the world, Kengo Kuma designed here. There's nothing that obstructs the view, but only handrails.◎Access: by bike or car to Oshima Island. Parking: available and free. Admission fee: free

21

Address:Kashiwajima Otsuki-cho , Hata-gun, Kochi

Access:By car, 125 min from Shimanto Chūou IC, 200 min from Kochi Airport, or 185 min from Kochi Station.

Top Review:Swim In The Kashiwa Blue! A Paradise At The Remotest Place In Shikoku

Kashiwa-jima Island is located at the westernmost of Kochi Pref. People say the clear emerald sea isn't worse than Okinawa's, or more like the Mediterranean. It was not easy to go there, but I could enjoy like being a paradise.◎For threre're craggy places under the bridge, you need to ware marine shoes and rash guard.

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Address:55-2 Himehama Toyohama-cho, Kanonji-shi, Kagawa

Top Review:Like Hawaii In Kagawa!? A Romantic 'Lover's Sanctuary' With Beautiful Sunset

Ichinomiya Park located along the seashore, is full of resort air like Hawaii with the lawn to the whole park and palm trees. And it's selected as 'Lover's Sanctuary' and popular spot to see the romantic sunset. Let's ring a bell, too!◎Many people come to take pictures of the scenery of sunset. Free parking lot is available. Access: 5 min by car from Onohara IC.

23

Angel Road

4 Review

Address:Yoshima Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa

Access:Bus: 10 min from Tonosho Port, get off at 'Kokusai Hotel'. Car: 8 min by car from Tonosho Port and free parking area is available.

Top Review:A Lover's Sanctuary♡ Angel Road Where Lovers Become Happy Forever

The sand beach appearing by the tidal range is called Angel Road, and it's said that lovers who cross this road by holding hands can become happy. I recommend to visit here at romantic dusk.◎2 times in a day, you can cross the road during 2 hours before and after low tide. You need to check the time of low tide beforehand.

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Kochi Castle

5 Review

Address:1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi-shi, Kochi

Access:By car, 15min from Kochi IC, 30min from Kochi Airport, 10min from Kochi Station. By bus, 10min from Kochi Station, and get off at 'Kochi-jo Mae (in front of Kochi Castle).

Tel:088-824-5701

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:The Cherry Blossoms Decorating Kochi Castle As One Of The 100 Best Castles In Japan

In spring, Kochi Castle is a popular place to see the cherry blossoms in this prefecture, and many people come and enjoy hanami (cherry blossom viewing). Kochi Castle, one of the 100 best castles in Japan, is decorated by cherry blossoms, and becomes more beautiful than that in other seasons.◎The best season to see is from the end of March to the beginning of April.

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Address:3449-1 Naochima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa

Access:Bus: get off at Tsutsuji-so, then change to a free shuttle bus. Bicycle: 50 min from Miyaura Port via Honmura. Or 25-30 min on the seaside road, though it's steep.

Tel:087-892-3755

Hours:10:00-18:00

Closed:Mon

Top Review:A Pond Synchronizing 'Water-Lilies' By Claude Monet

Near the museum gate, there is a place where they make a pond and grow plants to mimic 'Water-Lilies' of Claude Monet. I was moved by the world of arts when I saw this scenery after enjoying the museum. What a nice place it is!

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Address:3-1-3 Tori-cho, Imabari-shi, Ehime

Access:By car, 15 min from Imabari Kita IC, 20 min from Imabari Yunoura IC, or 70 min from Matsuyama Airport. Toll parking area is available. By bus, 7 min from Imabari Station to Imabari Castle.

Tel:0898-31-9233

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:The Imabari Castle Illuminated Every Night as Symbol of Imabari

The Imabari castle is illuminated in warm-color and looks like floating. Of course, it's also good in daytime.

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Address:Nagaomyo, Sanuki-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 15min from Shido IC, 10min from Zoda Station, 40min from Takamatsu Station and 30min from Takamatsu Airport.

Top Review:Cherry Blossom Tunnel Floating On The Lake

Kikaku Park is a popular spot to see cherry blossoms in Kagawa Prefecture. On the straight street floating on the lake, there're very photogenic tunnel of 200 cherry blossom trees!◎This is the best 'hanami' place in the east part of Kagawa Prefecture. Best season of cherry blossoms is from the end of March to the beginning of April.

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Address:2671-13 Oda, Sanuki-shi, Kagawa

Tel:087-895-1133

Hours:9:00-17:00

Closed:Tue

Top Review:The Local Soft Ice Cream Of 'Sanuki Wine Soft' For Grown-ups

At an only winery in Shikoku Region, 'Sanuki Winery', you can eat a mellow wine soft ice cream of 100% Concord grape juice and fragrance of Sanuki wine. The percentage of alcohol is under 0.1%, so you don't have to worry about driving a car!◎Sanuki Wine Soft Cream 300 yen. The percentage of alcohol is under 0.1%, you can drive a car after eating.

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Address:Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa

Top Review:Naoshima, An Island Of Arts And Nature

Well known arts are of course wonderful. But I think the nature in Naoshima protected by the residents since long before Naoshima became famous is superior to the arts.

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Address:Bannosumidori-cho, Sakaide-shi, Kagawa

Access:It's located between Sakaide IC and Hayashima IC of Seto Chu'ou Speedway.

Top Review:The Great View From The Top Of Seto Ohashi Bridge That You Should See Once In Your Life

It's an irregular event tour but worthwhile to visit once in your life. You can specially climb to the top of it (normally keep out) and see the large panorama of Seto Inland Sea.

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Ehime

Address:3-8 Ookubo Futami-cho, Iyo-shi, Ehime

Access:25 min by car from Iyo IC. 50 min by train from JR Matsuyama Station.

Tel:089-994-5852

Top Review:A Scenic Unmanned Station Near The Seto Inland Sea

Shimonada Station is well known as a scenic station which is the closest to the sea. It has appeared in movies and TV dramas. And many tourists come to see this beautiful scenery at the time of train arrivals. I want to see it much longer!◎You can only have a look without using trains. You should check the timetable if you want to see the train arrivals because there're a little trains.

Tokushima

Address:162-2 Zentokukazurabashi Nishiiyayama-mura, Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima

Access:30 min by bus, from Oboke Station

Top Review:One Of The Three Most Curious Bridges In Japan! A Scenic Bridge Across The Beautiful Valley

At Iya in Tokushima, Kazura Bridge is one of the three most curious bridges in Japan. The bridge is made from hardy kiwi. You can enjoy the thrills of creaking and swinging of the bridge and nice view of the valley at the same time.◎Toll: Adult¥550 Child¥350 Open: From sunrise to sunset, throughout the year

Kagawa

Address:Teno Nio-cho, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 20 min from Mitoyo Tossaka IC, 55 min from Takamatsu Airport. or 60 min from Takamatsu Station.

Top Review:The Reflected Sky On The Chichibuga-hama Beach Called Japanese Uyuni Salt Lake

By the conditions of clouds and the weather of that day, the pictures of Chichibuga-hama Beach can change. There were a lot of clouds this day, and they were reflected beautifully on the water surface. What's more, the scenery becomes more amazing in the evening glow.◎By your own cars, 20 min from Sanuki Toyonaka IC, or 20 min from Mitoyo Tossaka IC. Check the web to get the information of the tide and evening glow!

Kochi

Nikobuchi

4 Review

Address:1278 kiyomizukamibun Iyono-cho, Agawa-gun, Kochi

Top Review:The Emerald Waterfall Basin Of A Most Beautiful Niyodo River

A waterfall basin 'Niko-buchi' belongs to the branch of Niyodo River whose water quality is the most beautiful in Japan. The very clear water like emerald is called Niyodo Blue, and here is a popular place to see it. Though the path is severe, you can meet the mysterious scenery!◎You can find a signboard on the way to 'Green Park Hodono'. To the waterfall basin, you need to hold the chain for about 4 meters. The most beautiful time is when the sun stays right above.

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