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Travel to Shikoku Island from Hiroshima or Osaka

Shikoku from Hiroshima - across the Seto Inland Sea

Follow the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido cycling route

“The cycling route runs for about 70 kilometres across 6 islands and bridges of the Seto Inland Sea, linking Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture with Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture... The route itself is well marked with English signs and English guide maps are readily available so you wont get lost. Moreover, if you don't bring your own bicycle you can rent them.”

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Visit Matsuyama Castle and Dogo Onsen, Ehime Prefecture

“A visit to Matsuyama City is the perfect way to combine both of these in one trip as it has one of the best preserved original castles and the oldest onsen in Japan. Matsuyama City is the capital of Ehime Prefecture and is located in the northwest area of the island of Shikoku, fronting the Seto Inland Sea and surrounded by mountains cloaked in deep green forests.”

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Shikoku from Osaka - via Awaji Island to Tokushima Prefecture

Stop by Awaji Island on your way to Shikoku

“Awaji-shima is in Hyogo Prefecture, but if you are as good as me with geography, it's about an hour and a bit from Osaka and 45 minutes from Kobe... there is surprisingly a lot to see and a lot to do in Awaji! I have made two itineraries assuming you are coming from the North of the Island.”

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See the Naruto whirlpools, Tokushima Prefecture

“The Naruto whirlpools are tidal whirlpools in the Naruto Strait, which is one of the largest in the world. I have visited the Naruto Strait many times and it’s been always very exciting experience... Naruto city is located in the northeast of Tokushima Prefecture and it is also the closest city in Shikoku area to Osaka and Kobe.”

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Enjoy Shikoku’s food and drinks

Eat Sanuki Udon in Kagawa Prefecture

“Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku might be Japan's smallest prefecture, but it's the home to one of Japan's best kept culinary secrets: Sanuki Udon. You may have heard of udon before, but Sanuki Udon isn't just regular udon. It's the best udon in the world, and some might argue it's even the best noodle dish in Japan.”

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Visit local sake breweries in Ehime Prefecture

“Sake is the essence of Japanese culture... To unfold the secrets how it develops this character you can participate in tours of Sake breweries in Ehime. It is an opportunity to experience Japanese culture, not only for Japanese rice wine fans but also people who would like to learn more about this tradition.”

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