Why have all the Buddha’s heads been knocked off?
In this series of articles, we look at the top ten places in the four main cities of Shikoku – Kōchi, Matsuyama, Tokushima and Takamatsu. Here we look at Kōchi city, the capital of Kōchi Prefecture.
Anan is a small city in Tokushima Prefecture. It’s the easternmost point of Shikoku.
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 Koban area of Kōchi lies to the southwest of Kōchi city. The storied Shimanto River rises in this area, heading south then west into the mountains before beginning its loop back towards the Pacific.
Kuma Highland is an expansive inhabited area with some wild valleys and a central village at a high elevation in central Ehime bordering Kochi Prefecture.
The Muroto Peninsula forms the southwest part of Shikoku, coming to an acute point in the Pacific Ocean. It has very interesting geology.
Here we attempt to summarize the myriad reasons to visit Shikoku into just eleven.
Shikoku Tours offers various tours that take in Shikoku at one gulp. If you have about a week, you can see what are considered to be the main sights. We offer these tours as a very worthwhile and enjoyable thing to do.