The Shikoku-mura open-air museum lies at the foot of the plateau of Yashima, east of Takamatsu. It manages to summarise the whole of the architectural heritage of Shikoku island, with popular art (Kabuki theatre), traditional activities (mills etc) and simple homes. From the summit of the plateau, which is accessible by funicular railway, there are panoramic views over the numerous islands that poke out from the Inland Sea, the largest being Shodo-shima.
Access: 10min walk from JR Yashima Station (Kotoku Line) or 5min walk from Kotoden Yashima Station (Shido Line) - Apr-Oct: 8.30am-6pm; rest of the year: 8.30am-5.30pm
Dogo Onsen and the art of Japanese bathing at Shikoku
Matsuyama, capital city of the island of Shikoku, is home to one of Japan’s oldest spa resorts, the Dogo Onsen bathing house. A magnificent occasion to test the wellness virtues of hot springs according to age-old rituals.Discover