During my slow march westwards back towards Tokyo I made a few detours and soon I’ll be sharing photos and stories from the one that took me south to the island of Shikoku. In the map above I’ve highlighted Shikoku red. Aside from Okinawa, Shikoku is the smallest and least populated of Japan’s main islands, and apparently it gets the least amount of tourism of any of the main islands.
I was on Shikoku for five days and in the GoogleMaps screenshot above I’ve circled the places that I visited. During those five days I would be in Matsuyama, Uchiko, Ozu, Takamatsu, and Kotohira. Shikoku doesn’t have many larger cities and most of the island’s population lives in the northern regions by Japan’s inland sea. Mountains cover the majority of Shikoku’s land mass and the only major population center in the southern part of the island is the city of Kochi. Like Kyushu, Shikoku is one of the parts of Japan that I will hopefully see more of whenever I’m next able to travel to the country. Tomorrow the first post from Shikoku will go live on this website and then next week I should have several more posts ready for publishing. Thanks for your patience and I hope you continue to enjoy the photos and stories I have to share with you.