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The Uchiko Lantern Festival

The Uchiko Lantern Festival

The town of Uchiko, known for its streets of well-preserved historic buildings, museums and stylish eateries, holds a Lantern Festival each year in mid-September.

The Covered Bridges of Uchiko

The Covered Bridges of Uchiko

The town of Uchiko is known for its streets of well-preserved historic buildings but the countryside around hides covered bridges in numerous valleys and even on the tops of mountains. They span little streams and ponds with an ineffable rustic charm.

Shikoku Castles

Shikoku Castles

Out of the twelve surviving castles from the Edo period, four of them are located in Shikoku – Marugame, Matsuyama, Uwajima and Kochi. Shikoku also has many castle ruins, as well as restored castles.

Muroto, Kōchi

Muroto, Kōchi

The Muroto Peninsula forms the southwest part of Shikoku, coming to an acute point in the Pacific Ocean. It has very interesting geology.

What to do in Dōgo

What to do in Dōgo

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.

Shikoku Kominka

Shikoku Kominka

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.

Niyodogawa, Kōchi

Niyodogawa, Kōchi

The Niyodo River is one of the three major rivers of Shikoku. It rises in the mountains of central Shikoku, running southeastward through Kochi and flowing into the Pacific at Tosa city.