Knowing Japan【Shikoku】

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Knowing Japan【Shikoku】


Location and geography of Shikoku area

Shikoku is one of the main islands that make up the Japanese archipelago.

It is one of the four major islands with Hokkaido, Honshu and Kyushu, and is the smallest among them.

Shikoku and its accompanying islands (Shodoshima, Otoshima, Oshima, Nakajima, Hakatajima, Toshima) are collectively referred to as "Shikoku region".

There are four prefectures in Shikoku: Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, and Kochi prefecture.

Important things in Shikoku area

Shodoshima Angel Road

It is a white sand beach that is located in Kagawa prefecture and appears only at low tide, connecting Benten, Nakayoshima, Kooshima, and Oojima islands.

When the long beach appears, this place has become a famous dating spot for young couples.

Daruma Sunset

Daruma Sunset, famous for its winter weather in Sukumo Bay.

November to mid-February the sunset appears only about 20 times,
Only about ten times it will form the shape of a beautiful Daruma doll.

It is also called the sunset of good fortune because of its scarcity, and it has been chosen as one hundred best sunsets in Japan.

Sanuki Udon

This is a type of udon noodle, a specialty of Kagawa prefecture, where udon consumption per person is No. 1 in prefecture-specific statistics across Japan.

Udon is one of the main reasons for tourists to visit Kagawa, and the prefecture has a strategy to raise the awareness on udon as one of Kagawa's charms.