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.
In this series of articles, we look at the top ten places in the four main cities of Shikoku – Matsuyama, Kochi, Tokushima and Takamatsu. Here we look at Matsuyama, the capital of Ehime Prefecture, and the largest city on Shikoku.
The Monobe River rises in the mountains inland above the Muroto Peninsular and meanders in a southwards curve, flowing into Tosa Bay. The amazing Ryugado Caves are on a tributary of the Monobe River.
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 has an amazing variety of accommodation, and here we’ll look at everything from guesthouses and pilgrim’s lodgings to high-end ryokan.
Here we attempt to summarize the myriad reasons to visit Shikoku into just eleven.