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5C5G Guide > Japan > Shikoku

Shikoku is the smallest of Japan's four main islands, consisting of four prefectures: Ehime, Kagawa, Tokushima, and Kochi. The city of Takamatsu in Kagawa Prefecture serves as the gateway to Shikoku, offering convenient access to all four prefectures.

Compared to other regions in Japan, Shikoku has relatively fewer commercial activities, but it boasts a diverse and rich landscape with unique natural attractions. Visitors are drawn to places like the grand Oboke Gorge, the Naruto Strait known for its whirlpools caused by strong tides, and the Seto Inland Sea islands where the art festival takes place.


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Main Airports in Shikoku

   Takamatsu Airport (TAK)


Located in Kagawa Prefecture, this airport is the busiest airport in Shikoku for international flights, offering flights to and from Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, and Hong Kong. Buses to Takamatsu's city centre operate according to flight arrival times, ensuring convenient transportation options.

   Matsuyama Airport (MYJ)


Situated in Ehime Prefecture, this airport is very close to Matsuyama City, only a 10-minute drive or approximately 25 minutes by bus.

   Kochi Airport (KCZ)


Located in Kochi Prefecture, this airport is approximately a 20-minute drive to Kochi City or about 30 minutes by bus.

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