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 .

Saijō, also known as Iyo-Saijō, is in prefecture, island, .


Prefecture is on the eastern side of 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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Other Names for Shikoku

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, French: Shikoku, Georgian: სიკოკუ, Georgian: შიკოკუ, German: Shikoku, Greek: Σικόκου, Hakka Chinese: Si-koet, Hebrew: שיקוקו, Hindi: शिकोकू, Italian: Shikoku, 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, Portuguese: Shikoku, Russian: Сикоку, Samogitian: Šėkoku, Serbian: Шикоку, Serbo-Croatian: Šikoku, Slovak: Šikoku, Slovenian: Šikoku, Spanish: Región de Shikoku, Spanish: Shikoku, Tamil: சிகொக்கு, Tatar: Сикоку, Thai: เกาะชิโกะกุ, Uighur: شىكوكۇ, Ukrainian: Сікоку, Urdu: شیکوکو, Western Frisian: Sjikokû, Western Panjabi: شیکوکو, Yue Chinese: 四國, Sikoku
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