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Japan Shikoku Visiting

Yokai House Rest Stop near Roadside Station Oboke

While returning from our visit to the Iya Valley, we drove to a roadside rest stop near Oboke station that has a Yokai House and a Museum of Rocks and Minerals. Yokai are monsters and ghosts in traditional Japanese folklores. Children grew up reading Yokai stories and some characters were made popular by manga and …

Japan Places of Interest Shikoku Visiting

Naruto Whirlpool – Visiting at the wrong timing

Found at the Naruto straits between the Shikoku main island and the Awaji island, is a natural occurring tidal whirlpool known as the Naruto Whirlpool (鳴門の渦潮). The whirlpools are formed when water from different sea and the Pacific Ocean meets at this location. The unique underwater seabed causes the different water to create a spinning …

Japan Places of Interest Shikoku Visiting

Sugi-no-Osugi The Tallest Cedar Tree in Japan, Kochi

In our last trip across Shikoku island in Japan, we dropped by Osugi town in Kochi prefecture to visit a local attraction in Sugi-no-Osugi, a 3000 years old cedar tree known to be the tallest in the whole country. This cedar tree sits in the middle of a residential area in Osugi town, far away …

Featured Japan Places of Interest Shikoku Visiting

Amazing Shikoku trip – Discover the beauty of nature

Finally, we made our first trip to the island of Shikoku in Japan. Shikoku is is one of the four main islands of Japan, the other three being Hokkaido, Honshu, and Kyushu. There are 4 prefectures (Kagawa, Ehime, Tokushima, Kochi) on Shikoku and is well connected to the Honshu main land by multiple suspension bridges. …

Food Restaurants Shikoku

Wanryu Ramen 王龍ラーメン in Takamatsu, Kawaga

There are countless Ramen shops in Japan and usually we don’t really research on them beforehand. Instead, we would just hop into one whenever we felt like having some ramen. This time, we hopped into Wanryu Ramen (王龍ラーメン) over at Takamatsu in Kagawa as it is located near to the Dormy Inn Hotel that we were …

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Cheap Udon Restaurant – Sanuki Udon Hanamaru

Throughout our vacations in Japan, we are always on a lookout for restaurant chains that are economical and delicious! If you are a fan of Japanese noodles, particularly UDON, we are happy to recommend to you this udon franchised chain restaurant in Japan – Sanuki Udon Hanamaru. Some informative facts about udon: Udon is a …

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Explore on wheels – Self driving in Japan

Japan is covered with a vast network of rails. Trains and buses can get you anywhere. For most of our trips, public transport is our preferred choice. But, self drive trips are fun and easy too. In one of our latest trip, we squeezed in a self driving experience covering areas in the Kansai region. …