Shikoku is an oft-forgotten island in . The smallest of Japan's Big Four with around four million inhabitants, it lies to the south of . The island is thought of as a rural backwater, with few must-see attractions, but a visit there can wash away those doubts; the mountainous inner regions offer some good hiking.

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is a remote mountain valley deep in the heart of .

, meaning "pine mountain", is the homely capital of prefecture.

is a city in Tokushima on the island of .


Prefecture is on the eastern side of the island of .

Prefecture is on the island of .

Prefecture is on the island of .

Prefecture is on the island of .

The is Japan's most famous pilgrimage route, a 1,200-km loop around the island of .

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  • Type:  island
  • Location:  , ,
  • Population:  4,140,000
  • Latitude of center:  33° 45' (33.75°) north
  • Longitude of center:  133° 30' (133.5°) east
  • Elevation:  607 meters (1991 feet)
  • Wikidata:  Shikoku
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Shikoku

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Afrikaans:  Sjikokoe Arabic:  شيكوكو Armenian:  Սիկոկու Azerbaijani:  Şikoku Belarusian:  Востраў Сікоку Bosnian:  Šikoku Bulgarian:  Шикоку Central Khmer:  តំបន់ស៊ីកុគឹ Central Kurdish:  شیکۆکو Chinese:  四國 Czech:  Šikoku Esperanto:  Ŝikokuo Georgian:  სიკოკუ Georgian:  შიკოკუ Greek:  Σικόκου Hakka Chinese:  Si-koet Hebrew:  שיקוקו Hindi:  शिकोकू Japanese:  四国 Kazakh:  Сикоку Korean:  시코쿠 Latin:  Insula Shikokuensis Latvian:  Šikoku Literary Chinese:  四國地方 Lithuanian:  Šikoku
Macedonian:  Шикоку Malayalam:  ഷികോകു Marathi:  शिकोकू Min Nan Chinese:  Sù-kok Mingrelian:  სიკოკუ Persian:  شیکوکو Russian:  Сикоку Samogitian:  Šėkoku Serbian:  Шикоку Serbo-Croatian:  Šikoku Slovak:  Šikoku Slovenian:  Šikoku Spanish:  Región de Shikoku Tamil:  சிகொக்கு Tatar:  Сикоку Thai:  เกาะชิโกะกุ Uighur:  شىكوكۇ Ukrainian:  Сікоку Urdu:  شیکوکو Western Frisian:  Sjikokû Western Panjabi:  شیکوکو Yue Chinese:  四國 Q13991 Sikoku

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