The Shikoku no Michi in Ehime Prefecture is a walking trail that brings you to the Seto Inland Sea where you can enjoy views of islands of various sizes, the Uwa Sea which has complex coastlines, and the beautiful nature of Shikoku Karst. It gives you the chance to explore the history and culture of Shikoku’s Pilgrimage Trail, old roads, and its shrines and temples. The entire trail comprises 33 different routes with a total length of 360km.
Road to Umpen Temple
The mountain trail lined with thick and luxuriously growing cedars and cypresses makes you forget about time.This makes the feeling of having finally arrived at the Umpen temple on the summit all the more wonderful.
Spots to photograph Prefectural border [Information board]
Shikoku Karst Route No. 6
Prefectural border course that alternates between Ehime and Kochi Prefectures.Jiyoshi Pass is the prefectural border between Ehime and Kochi with a height of 1,084 m above sea level.The view from this pass is spectacular.
距 離7.4km所要時間2時間難易度一般向見どころJiyoshi Pass,Godankogen
Spots to photograph Mezurudaira Rest Area [Information board]
Shikoku Karst Route No. 5
Green of the grasslands and white of the limestones.Genjigadaba with a beautiful contrast unique to a karst terrain.Enjoy the highland atmosphere to your heart's content.
距 離7.9km所要時間2時間難易度一般向見どころJiyoshi Pass
Spots to photograph Jiyoshi Pass [Signpost]
The Old Sukumokaido Road
The route to Matsuo Pass is now overgrown with forest, but it was once a thoroughfare that connected Minamiuwa and Tosa. Take a break at Nanreku, at the end of the route.
距 離17.6km所要時間6.5時間難易度健脚向見どころMatsuo Pass Rest Spot, Hook Labels at the Kasayama Shrine Gate, Kanjizai Temple (amulet temple no. 40), Nanreku Misho Garden
Spots to photograph Matsuo Pass Rest Spot［Information］
The Pilgrimage Road to the Home of Uwa Culture
This course will take you across the boarder of Uwajima City and Seiyo City, through the Hanagatouge Pass and the townscape of Unomachi to the JR Kamiuwa Station. Stroll around the Kaimei School and the old town.
距 離11.3km所要時間3.3時間難易度一般向見どころMeisekiji Temple (amulet temple No. 43), the town of Unomachi (including the Kaimei School)
Spots to photograph Kaimei School
The Road to the Two Mima Basin Temples
The cosmos bloom here in autumn, and talking a relaxed stroll down the pastoral road will open into the multitude of beautiful island sights of the Uwakai Sea. Enjoy your relaxing trip to its fullest.
距 離9km所要時間2.5時間難易度一般向見どころRyukoji Temple (amulet temple No. 41), Butsumokuji Temple (amulet temple No. 42)
Spots to photograph Amulet temple No. 42, Butsumokuji Temple［Temple Gate］
The Old Pilgrimage Road/Kashiwazakagoe Road
Odaishi-sama’s holy water, loved by the poet, Ujo Noguchi.
Let the sunlight of Uwajimawan Bay as you traverse this trail, filled with culture and history, for an outstanding experience.
距 離9.8km所要時間4時間難易度健脚向見どころMatsuo Pass Rest Spot, Hook Labels at the Kasayama Shrine Gate, Kanjizai Temple (amulet temple no. 40), Nanreku Misho Garden
Spots to photograph Yanagimizu’s Daishi Hall ［Kashiwazaka Rest Spot］
Shikoku no Michi in different prefectures
- Kagawa Prefecture
- The Shikoku no Michi in Kagawa Prefecture is dotted with numerous beautiful lakes, including Manno Lake which is widely known as Japan’s most famous lake, that exist in harmony with low hills resembling inverted bowls to create a peaceful rural landscape. The entire trail comprises 28 different routes with a total length of 270km.
- Kochi Prefecture
- The Shikoku no Michi in Kochi Prefecture brings you to the breathtaking coastlines of Cape Ashizuri and Yokonami Peninsula (which has a ria coast), the meandering Shimanto River as well as Shikoku Karst whose reflection can be seen in the river’s headwaters, the limestone cave Ryuga Cave, and various other natural and historical sites. The entire trail comprises 38 different routes with a total length of 600km.
- Tokushima Prefecture
- The Shikoku no Michi in Tokushima Prefecture is lined with sites such as the Magosaki Observation Deck where you can enjoy panoramic views of magnificent whirlpools, as well as Ryozenji Temple, one of the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. The trail then leads you to Shosanji Temple where you may meet people embarking on the pilgrimage. The trail continues in the southern part of the prefecture along the coastline, bringing you in close proximity to the blue, sparkling Pacific Ocean. The entire trail comprises 24 different routes with a total length of 320km.