If you’re keen to experience the joy of hot-spring bathing in Shikoku, let us know and we’ll be sure to include some onsen opportunities in your itinerary.
While the ranks of sake-lovers around the world are growing, few people yet know much about doburoku, the raw and rustic progenitor of today’s refined sake. Doburoku Guesthouse Kurousagi in rural Kochi is the ideal place to experience it.
Many visitors to Shikoku are keen to stay in kominka, the traditional farmhouses and townhouses of Japan. Kōya is a charming and peaceful farmhouse in Oku-Iya, Tokushima.
Dōgo is a part of Matsuyama, known for Dōgo Onsen, which is said to be the hot spring with the longest history of use by humans in Japan.
Across Japan, kominka houses – some dating back more than 300 years – are being converted into holiday homes, complete with paper partitions, tatami rooms and a full Japanese breakfast.
Shikoku has an amazing variety of accommodation, and here we’ll look at everything from guesthouses and pilgrim’s lodgings to high-end ryokan.