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  Shikoku travel guide - Wikitravel
Shikoku literally means "four lands", and it indeed consists of four prefectures, conveniently arranged around the compass points.
Shikoku is a primarily agricultural island, renowned for its citrus fruits.
Shikoku is not connected to the Shinkansen network, but there are frequent connections from Okayama on Honshu to Takamatsu and from there on throughout the island.
wikitravel.org /en/Shikoku   (810 words)

  Japan Omnibus - Sightseeing - Shikoku
Shikoku is the smallest of Japan's four main islands and perhaps its least visited.
The region was not very developed until the construction of several bridges to connect Shikoku with the mainland of Honshu.
The western part of Shikoku is dominated by the city of Matsuyama in the north of Ehime Prefecture.
www.japan-zone.com /omnibus/shikoku.shtml   (725 words)

Shikoku ("Four Provinces"), tucked in the great notch gouged by the Inland Sea between Kyushu and Honshu, is bite-sized, the smallest of Japan's four main islands.
Shikoku developed as a major trade and communications link of the old empire and as such allowed its people to keep a finger on the pulse of innovation, though most chose to remain traditional and aloof from modern trappings.
Shikoku covers an area of 18,787 square km and is bordered by the Inland Sea on the north and the Pacific on the south.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /asia/japan/about_destin/shikoku.html   (3455 words)

  Shikoku Summary
Shikoku is located in the southwest part of the Japanese archipelago, facing the Seto Inland Sea between Honshu and Kyushu.
Shikoku (四国, "four provinces") is the smallest and least populous (4,141,955 as of 2005) of the four main islands of Japan.
Shikoku is also famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage of temples associated with the priest Kūkai.
www.bookrags.com /Shikoku   (972 words)

 Shikoku (1999)
Years after moving to Tokyo with her parents, Hinako returns to her hometown in rural Shikoku.
In Japanese, depending on which kanji is used, "shikoku" can mean "four countries" (which is the name of the island where the movie is set) or it can mean "land of the dead." more
Discuss this title with other users on IMDb message board for Shikoku (1999)
www.imdb.com /title/tt0213245   (447 words)

 Shikoku Pilgrimage, A Brief Guide
This is a brief guide for English-speakers who plan to undertake the 88 temple pilgrimage of Shikoku.
In my opinion, to walk as much of the pilgrimage as possible would be the best way to appreciate the beauty of Shikoku as well as give you some time for inner reflection.
Some walk to enjoy the nature and beauty of Shikoku's trails, or to give oneself some time for inner reflection away from business and family pressures.
www.mandala.ne.jp /echoes/jhguide.html   (4979 words)

 Shikoku travel guide
Shikoku's name stems from the four historic provinces of Sanuki, Tosa, Iyo and Awa, who have their modern inheritors in the prefectures of Kagawa, Kochi, Ehime and Tokushima respectively.
The principal cities of the region are the prefectural capitals, Takamatsu, Kochi, Matsuyama and Tokushima, which also serve as convenient tourist centers.
Despite its mountainous terrain, Shikoku is considered one of Japan's best areas for cycling.
www.world66.com /asia/northeastasia/japan/shikoku   (308 words)

 Shikoku - World Travel Guide
Shikoku literally means "four lands", and it indeed consists of four prefectures, conveniently arranged around the compass points.
Shikoku is a primarily agricultural island, renowned for its citrus fruits.
Shikoku is not connected to the Shinkansen network, but there are frequent connections from Okayama on Honshu to Takamatsu and from there on throughout the island.
www.world-travel-guide.net /index.php?title=Shikoku   (511 words)

 An Invitation to Shikoku
Shikoku, one of Japan's main islands, is located in the southwestern part of the Japanese archipelago, separated from Honshu and Kyushu by the Inland Sea.
In terms of climate, Shikoku belongs to the temperate zone (warm and humid) and greater rainfall occurs in the south compared to the north.
Backup for Shikoku's industries is provided by public institutions focusing on experimental research, as well as by supporting facilities that carry out research and development, assist in the development of human resources or provide information services.
www.shikoku.meti.go.jp /soshiki/skh_b2/kokusai/1_sesaku/050330/site/invitation/main.html   (444 words)

 Welcome to Horrorview.com!: Shikoku
However, Shikoku emerges the clear winner in the "I have no action to speak of" category, delivering a solid 90 minutes of empty promises of ghosts and the undead.
In the small town of Shikoku, a "Hairu" priestess resides with her family, dutifully sealing the land off from the gate of the undead.
Her performance in Shikoku would have viewer's scratching their heads as to if this were the smae girl we saw in Battle Royale.
www.horrorview.com /Shikoku.htm   (792 words)

 Edutraveller :: Places :: Shikoku Regional Guide
Shikoku literally means "four countries" and the small island, the fourth-largest in the archipelago, is composed of four prefectures - Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushima.
Being an island, Shikoku has been fairly isolated from the mainland, and with its small population (just over 4 million) the island is in many ways a backwater where you won't find much of the neon signs of Tokyo or the crowds of Osaka.
Shikoku is best known for its pilgrimage routes, and it is well worth trying at least a part of one route and seeing some of the 88 saced temples (and many other temples) that are dotted all over this green island.
www.edutraveller.com /jp/en/places/shikoku.html   (759 words)

 Introduction to Shikoku and Japanese Terms
On the other hand, Shikoku's unique attractions such as the Shikoku Pilgrimage, Kompira worship and the Dogo Onsen hot spring spa have always drawn a large number of people from the capitals and other parts of the main island of Honshu and neighboring Kyushu.
A new type of attraction in Shikoku is the fruit of modern technology that the waves of development have finally brought here in the 1980's and 90's -- the colossal bridges connecting Shikoku with the main island, pleasure resorts, theme parks, museums, skyline drives and relatively inexpensive golf courses.
Shikoku, literally meaning Four Lands, consists of four prefectures - Ehime and Kagawa on the Seto Inland Sea side, with Kochi and Tokushima on the Pacific Ocean side.
waoe.org /steve/shikoku/introduction.html   (2094 words)

 Shikoku: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
The Taira fleet was intact and Shikoku and Kiushiu unreduced.
The pilgrimage of Shikoku, a roughly thousand-mile clockwise...
Shikoku was also a destination for Buddhist pilgrims, and Hearn wrote...
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/shikoku.jsp   (1555 words)

 Shikoku Pilgrimage Books & Papers
Pilgrimage and Peregrination: Contextualizing the Saikoku Junrei and the Shikoku Henro, HOSHINO Eiki, pg 271-299.
This is a study of the Shikoku Pilgrimage in particular and religious pilgrimage in general that he delivered as a paper at a conference in 1994.
A short overview of the history of the Shikoku Pilgrimage with a brief mention of the history of pilgrimage in Japan in general.
www.shikokuhenrotrail.com /shikoku/pilgrimagebooksGeneralInfo.html   (1769 words)

Shikoku Kakoki Co. was awarded on March 18 by the Machinery Promotion Foundation its "prize for the development of new machines by medium and small enterprises".
This prize is based on the system that commends medium and small enterprises and their technical development engineers for the remarkable contribution they made to the advance and improvement of the machine industry and its technology.
One of the main purposes for developing this new model was to support the dairy industry of this country that is obliged to meet the pressing need for integrating dairy plants to wrestle with the liberalization issue of dairy products and for complying with the quality management requirements intensified by the HACCP system.
www.shikoku-kakoki.co.jp /english/news/1998/news_19980320_01_e.htm   (442 words)

 Shikoku Guide - Japan Reference
The name Shikoku means "4 countries", and indeed the island is divided in 4 prefectures, corresponding roughly to the old feudal domains.
The feudal domain of Tosa, making most of southwestern Shikoku, was one of the most powerful and insubordinate domains in the Tokugawa era.
Shikoku is often ignored by both Japanese and foreign tourists due to its remoteness and lack of compelling attractions.
www.jref.com /practical/shikoku.shtml   (317 words)

 Shiba Inu and Shikoku dogs at Akashima Kennel
The Shikoku is one of the most rare breeds outside of Japan and even in Japan, the origin of the Shikoku, the Shikoku is not a common dog.
The Shikoku was bred as a hunting dog mainly for hunting deer and wild boar in the mountainous districts of Kochi Prefecture.
They are hunting dogs and if they have found a track and are not well trained they would not listen to you if called back and they will continue on their hunting trail.
www.akashima.bc.ca /shikoku-article.htm   (732 words)

 Shikoku inu
They are all very similar with overlapping colors and only minor differences in size and morphological points, with the Shikoku being the smallest of the three Shika inus.
, the Shikoku inu was used for hunting deers and were often referred to as "deerhounds".
Shikoku dogs are tough and sufficiently agile to run through a montainous region.
japanesedogs.bulldoginformation.com /shikoku-inu.html   (294 words)

 Shikoku - Synopsis - Moviefone
In this supernatural thriller from Japan, Hinako (Yui Natsukawa) is a young woman with a successful career as a fashion designer who pays a visit to the village on the island of Shikoku where she grew up.
They're both startled when Sayori's spirit begins appearing to them, and they begin researching Shikoku folklore; they discover that the island is believed to be the gateway to another world, and Sayori's mother is trying to open the path so her daughter can return to this realm.
Shikoku marked a change of pace for director Shunichi Nagasaki, who previously made the romantic drama Some Kinda Love.
movies.aol.com /movie/shikoku/1137501/synopsis   (172 words)

 [KFCC] Shikoku Review
The word “shikoku” can mean one of two things, depending on the type of kanji used.
SHIKOKU was based on a book written by Masako Bando.
SHIKOKU failed to create enough character and relationship development as well as the reason for conflict.
www.kfccinema.com /reviews/horror/shikoku/shikoku.html   (859 words)

 Escorted tour of Shikoku Japan
Everywhere are ancient broad-leaved forests, idyllic hot springs (including, at Dogo, the country's oldest spa resort dating from the 8th century) and timeless rustic hamlets all framed by some of the finest coastal scenery in all Japan.
For the Japanese, Shikoku is perhaps most famous for its pilgrimage of the 88 Sacred Temples and it is the dearly held ambition of almost all to complete a circuit of the island at some point in their lives, following in the footsteps of the country's greatest saint, the revered Kobo Daishi.
It is from this pilgrimage that The Oriental Caravan has taken inspiration and direction for its latest exclusive offering and, in keeping with pilgrim tradition, we intend to complete the circuit of the island, albeit by train and bus, in a clockwise manner.
www.theorientalcaravan.com /pages/Shikoku.htm   (712 words)

 SARUDAMA.COM: Japanese Movie Reviews: Shikoku (Shunichi Nagasaki 1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shikoku is a prime example of the intermingling of actual folk lore with cinematics and as such is thoroughly enjoyable.
Shikoku is steeped in Shinto and Buddhist intuitions.
Thus the famous pilgrimage of Shikoku Island is understood to also imply a fl pilgrimage from Shikoku (Land of the Dead) to the land of the living.
www.sarudama.com /movies/shikoku.shtml   (1175 words)

 Images Of The Day - Kyushu & Shikoku Islands - RedOrbit   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shikoku is the smallest and least populous of the four main islands of Japan.
Mountains running east and west divide Shikoku into two regions – the narrow northern subregion, which fronts the Inland Sea, and a southern part facing the Pacific Ocean.
The southern part of Shikoku is mountainous and sparsely populated.
www.redorbit.com /images/images-of-the-day/img/12647/kyushu__shikoku_islands/index.html?source=r_earthiod   (261 words)

 Japan Regional Leagues: Shikoku League
The Shikoku Regional League covers the four prefectures on the island of Shikoku.
Now that two of the three largest cities in Shikoku are represented in the J.League, however, the potential for other teams in the region to follow in their footsteps is somewhat limited.
However, with Kamatamare Sanuki working to take their performance up a notch, the competition is likely to be even fiercer, this season, and the inconsistency that saw Shimanami lose both home and away contests to the unfancied Ventana AC in 2005 will be a concern.
www.wldcup.com /Asia/region/shikoku.html   (1655 words)

This is the Japanese equivalent of the trip to Mecca in Islam or perhaps a Christian visit to the holy land; every practitioner is almost expected to make the 1,000 mile round-trip during at least one point in their lives.
It's established early on that Sayori is able to connect with the dead on some level, and indeed the female members of her Hiura family are usually priestesses of some kind.
Shikoku is a beautifully shot and lit supernatural drama, but lacks pace and a sense of dread.
www.mandiapple.com /snowblood/shikoku.htm   (1564 words)

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