Ok, so this is great news. Lonely Planet has decided that Shikoku is the SECOND best place to visit in Asia. Who are we to argue? Except to say, next time they should just admit that Shikoku is really the best place to go for travellers. The weather is great, the people are great, the environment is clean, the water is great, you can eat udon, the food is wonderful, and there are temples, pilgrims, art islands, white-water rafting, mountain adventures, and groovy things to be found in nooks and crannies all over.
This is deep Japan. Beautiful Japan. The undiscovered, until just recently by Lonely Planet, Japan.