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.
Vast Matsubara’s Path
The nature trail follows the Osato coast, which has a beautiful landscape with 4 km of arching white sand and green pine trees.
距 離12所要時間3.5時間難易度一般向見どころOsato's Matsubara,Osato Tumulus,Minami Awa Picnic Park,Zao Athletic Park,etc.
Spots to photograph 海老ヶ池休憩所
Mt. Myojin Ounabara Path
A road that leads to a forest of ubame oak trees that one wonders how far it will go and a panoramic view from the top of the mountain.
距 離9.3所要時間3時間難易度一般向見どころMt. Myojin ,Muroto-Anan Kaigan Quasi National Park,Tachibana Bay,Cape Kamoda,Awa Navy,Omizudaishi,etc.
Spots to photograph Myojin rest area
Natural Forest Path
Tokuenji Temple is surrounded by a large group of rhododendrons, and the path continues along a gentle ridgeline, and a cluster of azaleas and other plants is visible.
距 離15.8所要時間5時間難易度一般向見どころSagakyo Gorge,Rhododendron of Tokuenji Temple,Tsuetate Gongengoe,Barao Toge Pass,Hata Gotaki,Inukai Rural Stage,etc.
Spots to photograph A sign between Tsuetate Gongen Pass and Arao Pass
Hilly area Orchard Path
Nature trail spread out with vineyards and the sound of sculpins.
距 離7.4所要時間2時間難易度一般向見どころAnrakuji, Jurakuji,Vineyard,Okumiyagawa Uchidani Prefectural Natural Park,etc.
Spots to photograph Miyagawauchi Rest Area
Mikan Hatake Road
This pilgrimage route, is so silent that even the sound of bells can be heard in the distance. It passes through the birthplace of Awamikan.
距 離5.4km所要時間2時間難易度一般向見どころIkina, Mizunomidaishi, Kakurinji (Roadside distance markers and three-storied pagoda), Ooi rest area, etc.
Spots to photograph Signpost between Kakurinji Temple and Hachiman Shrine
The Historic Awa Road
This road connects the townscape of Otani pottery to the first, second and third temples of Shikoku pilgrimage.
距 離9.0km所要時間2時間難易度一般向見どころOtani pottery, Torin-in Temple, Awa Shrine, Tomb of Former Emperor Tsuchimikado, Tombs at Amakawabetsu Shrine.
Spots to photograph Mountain Gate of Ryozenji Temple
This road full of trees such as red pine, sawtooth oak, konara oak runs close to the prefectural border and offers a view of the deep blue Seto Inland Sea.This is the final point on Shikoku Road.
距 離8.4km所要時間2.3時間難易度健脚向見どころOsaka Pass Viewing Platform, Zozatani-no-Kawarakeitsuka, Itano Town History & Culture Park, Osakaguchi Gobansho Ruins, etc.
Spots to photograph Signpost near the Kagawa Prefecture Border
Scent of Salt Spray on Yasakayahama Beach
This course mainly follows National Route 55. Centered on the Yasakayahama beach, this course presents striking contrasts.
距 離9.2km所要時間2.5時間難易度一般向見どころMuroto Anan Coast Quasi-National Park, Oshima, Tsushima, Dewajima, etc.
Spots to photograph Sabadaishi (Yasaka-dera Temple)
Bamboo Groves and the Scent of Sudachi Citrus Road
A pilgrim path that winds through the mountains, rich with changes between cedar forests, bamboo groves, and mixed forests.
距 離11.6km所要時間4時間難易度一般向見どころByodoji Temple, the large camphor tree at Todoroki Shrine, Kuwanogawa (perch), etc.
Spots to photograph The sign at One Pass
A Talk with Shikoku Saburo Road
The great current of the Yoshinogawa River and a sense of the quiet pace of country life are conveyed by this course.
距 離10.2km所要時間3時間難易度一般向見どころKirihataji Temple, Fujiidera Temple, Kawashima Castle, Zennyujito Island (Awashima Island)
Spots to photograph The guide sign at Kirihataji Temple
A View of the Whirlpools Road
The scent of the tide hangs in the air along this course where you can enjoy the contrasts between the large bridge from Naruto Park, the whirlpools, and Awaji Island. This is the starting point of The Roads of Shikoku.
距 離9.5km所要時間4時間難易度一般向見どころSeto Inland Sea National Park, scenic Naruto, the whirlpools, etc.
Spots to photograph The sign at the summit of Mt. Ogeyama
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.
- 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.