Area: Shikoku ( Page 3 / 4 )

Shikoku is one of the four main islands of Japan, and includes the prefectures of Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushima. The region is famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage.

Category: Shikoku

Let’s Go Ride the Anpanman Train in Shikoku!

A visit to Shikoku, Japan’s fourth largest island, is not complete without hopping on the Anpanman train that fulfils all childhood’s fantasies. Anpanman, the iconic superhero whose head is made of bean-filled bread, can be spotted everywhere in Japan from baby’s products to children’s toys to food items and even transportation.

Udon and Takamatsu’s Yamada-ya

Sanuki udon is probably one of the most (if not the most) popular udon or wheat noodle in Japan. Hailing from Kagawa, the modern name of Sanuki , Sanuki udon is most well-known for its very firm and elastic, chewy texture or what the locals describe as “Koshi ga aru”.

Ready, Get Set... Udon!

It is hard to believe, but Japan does indeed have an Udon Prefecture. Located on the small island of shikoku, Kagawa is famously known as the “Udon-ken” for being very famous with these delicious thick wheat floured noodles.

Reliving the Days of Matsuyama Castle

I have often visited Matsuyama in my free time, and the best thing about it would have to be the beautiful Matsuyama castle sitting upon Mount Katsuyama in the middle of the city center of Ehime prefecture. This castle was built continuously since 1603 and is one of the twelve original castles in Japan that were built before the Edo era and is still intact till today.

Serenity of Ritsurin Garden

Ritsurin Garden, designated as one of Japan’s National Scenic Beauty, is a Japanese garden located in Kagawa Prefecture of Shikoku Island. It took 100 years for construction that started as early as 1625 by the feudal lord of Takamatsu at the time, Ikoma Takotoshi.

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