Ritsurin-kōen

A century in the making, Japan’s largest garden is Takamatsu‘s verdant highlight.

Naoshima

Contemporary art and architecture combine with serene fishing villages on this idyllic Inland Sea island.

Kompira-san

Climb 1346 steps to the innermost shrine of one of Shinto’s major places of pilgrimage.

Awa Odori

Over a million revellers let their hair down at Tokushima’s annual summer dance festival.

Ōboke Gorge

Go whitewater rafting on the crystal-clear Yoshino River through this spectacular gorge hidden in the island’s central mountains.

Matsuyama

This castle city boasts good nightlife, a strong literary history, a famous hot-spring resort and one of the country’s strangest temples.

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