Shikoku

 

Shikoku is the smallest of Japan’s Big Four islands, located off the southwestern coast of Honshu (Japan’s main island).

This often-neglected region has preserved much of its traditional culture, and includes beautiful coastlines and mountain valleys.

Shikoku’s Inland Sea region in the north part of the island is the easiest to reach from the main island, and includes the cities of Matsuyama and Takamatsu.

The island is the home of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage of the Shingon sect of Buddhism, and one can see pilgrims at many of the temples.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Takamatsu Kokusai Hotel

Offering a Japanese/French restaurant with outdoor dining, rental bicycles and free parking, Takamatsu Kokusai Hotel is 4km from JR Takamatsu Station and 3.5 km from Ritsurin-koen Garden. Average score from 68 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$63 - $104

 
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Takamatsu Terminal Hotel

Offering a restaurant, massage services and free-use bicycles, Terminal Hotel is just 100 metres from JR Takamatsu Train Station. Rooms include an LCD satellite TV, free wired internet and a private bathroom. Average score from 171 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$56 - $101

 
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Royal Park Hotel Takamatsu

Offering modern rooms with a Simmons bed, a flat-screen satellite TV and free wired internet, Royal Park Hotel is a 5-minute drive from JR Takamatsu Train Station. Massages and free-use bicycles are available. Average score from 22 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$118 - $131

 
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Hotel AreaOne Takamatsu

Only a 5-minute walk from JR Takamatsu Train Station, Hotel AreaOne Takamatsu offers simple Western and Japanese-style accommodation with free wired internet access. A free-use internet PC is available at the lobby and laptop rentals are provided. Average score from 353 guest reviews: 6.5/10.

$52

 
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Takamatsu Tokyu REI Hotel

Takamatsu Tokyu REI Hotel is located a 7-minute walk from JR Takamatsu Station and Takamatsu Port. It offers a restaurant and accommodation with free internet access. Takamatsu REI Tokyu Hotel is a 25-minute drive from Yashima. Average score from 399 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$61 - $122

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Takamatsu Century Hotel

Takamatsu Century Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Takamatsu Century Hotel offers accommodation in Takamatsu. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Private parking is available on site. All rooms include a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 360 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$39

$398.9
New Grande Mimatsu

New Grande Mimatsu

Located 700 metres from Takamatsu castle in Takamatsu, New Grande Mimatsu features free WiFi access and private parking. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$47

$478.4
Business Hotel Rupinasu

Business Hotel Rupinasu

Business Hotel Rupinasu is a 4-minute walk from Takamatsu Station and a 7-minute walk from the Takamatsu Castle Ruins. It offers simple, western-style accommodation with free internet access in public areas. Average score from 135 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$46 - $43

 
$468.3
APA Hotel Takamatsu Kawaramachi

APA Hotel Takamatsu Kawaramachi

A 3-minute walk from Kawaramachi Train Station, APA Hotel Takamatsu Kawaramachi provides basic rooms with an LCD TV and a private bath. It serves a Japanese breakfast and has free Wi-Fi at the lobby. Average score from 205 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$37 - $122

 
$378.0
Business Hotel Prince

Business Hotel Prince

Business Hotel Prince is 4 km from Takamatsu Castle and offers free parking, Japanese meals, and a free-use massage chair. Simple Western-style rooms with an en suite bathroom and free wired internet are provided. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$48 - $75

 
$488.0
Toyoko Inn Takamatsu Hyogomachi

Toyoko Inn Takamatsu Hyogomachi

Featuring chargeable massages, a launderette and rooms with free Wi-Fi, Toyoko Inn Hyogomachi is a less than 10-minute walk from JR Takamatsu Station. It offers free-use lobby computers and a printer. Average score from 81 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$55 - $78

 
$558.0
Chisun Inn Takamatsu

Chisun Inn Takamatsu

Offering bright modern rooms with an LCD TV, free wired internet and an en suite bathroom, Chisun Inn is a 15-minute walk from the Takamatsu Castle Ruins. It serves a Japanese/Western breakfast buffet and rents bicycles. Average score from 53 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$48 - $141

$487.6
Takamatsu Terminal Hotel

Takamatsu Terminal Hotel

Offering a restaurant, massage services and free-use bicycles, Terminal Hotel is just 100 metres from JR Takamatsu Train Station. Rooms include an LCD satellite TV, free wired internet and a private bathroom. Average score from 171 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$56 - $101

 
$567.6
Takamatsu Washington Hotel Plaza

Takamatsu Washington Hotel Plaza

A 5-minute drive from the Takamatsu Castle Ruins, Takamatsu Washington Hotel Plaza offers basic accommodation with free wired internet, a breakfast buffet and a 24-hour front desk. Average score from 360 guest reviews: 6.9/10.

$47

 
$476.9
Hotel Vega Takamatsu (Adult Only)

Hotel Vega Takamatsu (Adult Only)

Situated in Takamatsu, 600 metres from Takamatsu castle, Hotel Vega Takamatsu (Adult Only) features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 6.8/10.

$52

$526.8
Hotel AreaOne Takamatsu

Hotel AreaOne Takamatsu

Only a 5-minute walk from JR Takamatsu Train Station, Hotel AreaOne Takamatsu offers simple Western and Japanese-style accommodation with free wired internet access. A free-use internet PC is available at the lobby and laptop rentals are provided. Average score from 353 guest reviews: 6.5/10.

$52

 
$526.5
Okura Hotel Takamatsu

Okura Hotel Takamatsu

Offering Western-style rooms with free wired internet, Okura Hotel Takamatsu is well-situated just 1.6 km from JR Takamatsu Train Station. It provides massage services, a daily buffet breakfast and free parking. Average score from 65 guest reviews: 6.4/10.

$49 - $86

 
$496.4

Highlights:

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Cultural
Temples
Shikoku is famous for its temples, including many located in beautiful rural settings. For the ambitious, the 88 Temple Pilgrimage of Shikoku is a famous but grueling 1,647-kilometer hike to see all of them.
Natural
Lowland Mountains
The interior of Shikoku is among the most mountainous in Japan, although its hills are comparatively low by the standards of the Japan Alps or Mt Fuji. Hills are carved by river valleys (the larger of which offer rafting). The hills themselves are an integral part of Shikoku’s famous temples.
Hiking and Trekking
Shikoku is an oft-forgotten island in Japan, which means you will find a lot fewer tourists to run into. The interior of Shikoku is marked by hills and river valleys, with occasional small villages along the way. There are many trails, with lodging along the way for those that want it.
Also of Interest:
Cultural
Castles and Forts
Combination
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
Rafting

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