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.
Ryūga/Yayoi Culture Path Route
A path touring the historical Ryūga Cave (a 4km-long limestone cave) and reaching Kagamino Park, known for its cherry blossoms.
距 離9.5km所要時間2.8時間難易度初心者向見どころDainichiji Temple, Ryūga Cave, Ayano Park
Spots to photograph Kagamino Park place-name sign
A path to enjoy the countryside, departing from, Tsukimiyama Children's Forest, crossing the Sakamoto Ryōma Memorial Museum and reaching Dainichi-ji temple, the 28th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple pilgrimage.
距 離11km所要時間2.8時間難易度初心者向見どころTsukimiyama Children's Forest, Hanachirusato rest area, Hōkyō-ji temple ruins, etc.
Spots to photograph rest area on the summit of the rockslide at Tsukimiyama Children's Forest
The “Tei-Tsukimiyama” Route
A bikeway route departing from Kotogahama, crossing Tei and its famous bathing beaches and reaching the Tsukimiyama Children's Forest
距 離8.0km所要時間2時間難易度初心者向見どころCycling terminal, Meoto Iwa (Married Couple Rocks), Tei Port, etc.
Spots to photograph Teisaki Lighthouse
The “Yanagare-Kotogahama” Route
A bikeway route departing from Aki city and leading to the beautiful Kotogahama beach, extending for 4 km, in Matsubara.
距 離10.6km所要時間2.8時間難易度初心者向見どころYanagare Hill Garden, Kotogahama Matsubara
Spots to photograph Akano rest area place-name sign
Shikoku no Michi in different prefectures
- Ehime Prefecture
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.