Shikoku (四国, “four provinces”) is the smallest and least populated 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.
Kobo Daishi (Kukai) was born in Sanuki Province on Shikoku in 774 – an important japanese monk, poet, artist, founder of the Shingon or “True Word” school of Buddhism, among many other contribution to the Japanese Culture. Many people do a pilgrim in honor of Kobo Daishi in Shikoku, consisting in visiting 88 temples.
There are fabulous routes and services that you can take to enjoy the most beautiful places in Shikoku. And of course, you can take your time and immerse into the natural beauty and magic of this wonderful place!
You can find useful tourist info and wonderful pictures at http://www.miyoshinavi.jp/english/02miru/detail.php?genr=101&uid=SS000016
Below some picture from the tourism website and more tourism information at the bottom
And if you are ready to go, you can get a great Driving Guide with Maps Here!
You can find great suggestions and travel information at http://www.tourismshikoku.org/
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