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World Travel Guide Picks: Recommended Travel Destinations for 2022, Shikoku Selected as One of Top 10 Regions!, Business News

TOKYO, JAPAN – Media OutReach – February 10, 2022 – Lonely Planet, the world’s most popular travel guide, has ranked Shikoku in Japan sixth in the regional category on its “Best in Travel 2022” list of recommended travel destinations for 2022.

Did you know that the Japanese island of Shikoku ranked 6th in the top 10 recommended travel destinations for 2022, published by Lonely Planet, the world’s most popular travel guide?

The island’s beautiful Iya Valley, rugged Pacific coastline, mountain ranges and beautiful free-flowing rivers all beckon to be explored with many nature activities such as hiking, kayaks, paddle boards surf. Additionally, it is home to the 88 sacred sites of Shikoku, Japan’s most famous pilgrimage. Tokushima, Kochi, Matsuyama and Takamatsu offer secluded temples, historic castles and gardens, delicious local cuisine and modern delights. After the pandemic, visit Shikoku to enjoy the natural beauty of the island.

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In this article, let’s take a look at the most popular areas of the Shikoku Tourist Office Instagram page, one by one, in each of Shikoku’s four prefectures. Please check the Tourism Shikoku Instagram page:

【Tokushima Prefecture】
Oku-Iya Double Vine Bridge

  • Kazura Bridge is a bridge with an atmosphere of seclusion, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Nearby is “Yaen”, where you can cross the mountain stream while pulling a rope, making it one of the most popular tourist spots in the back shrine.

【Kagawa Prefecture】
Sanuki Manno Park

  • It is the only national park in Shikoku and it is located on the shores of Manno Pond. The park is filled with seasonal flowers and illuminated in winter.

【Ehime Prefecture】
Mount Ishizuchi Yoakashi-tōge

  • Mount Ishizuchi is a sacred peak in Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. It is the highest mountain in western Japan (1,982 m) and one of Japan’s famous 100 mountains. The view from here is one of the best on the Mount Ishizuchi trail.

【Kochi Prefecture】
Setogawa Gorge

  • It is a valley of the Seto River, a tributary of the Yoshino River, upstream from the Sameura Dam. The Inamura Dam, a rockfill dam, is located upstream. The autumn leaves are beautiful there.