Shikoku is Japan’s fourth largest island, which lies southwest of Japan’s main island of Honshu. Its literal translation means “four countries.” Shikoku is coincidentally divided into four prefectures. The island hosts a constellation of sites with both cultural and historical significance. Visitors can take a trip to Naoshima, a small island that features modern art, or to Matsuya, the largest city of Shikoku that features a beautiful castle. The things to experience on the island are endless and joy-filled. Shikoku is rich in the things it offers including its shrines, islets, castles, and classic towns. A trip here gifts travelers with sights and moments to remember for ages. Here’s a list of the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in and around Shikoku, Japan to complete your travels.
This family room is located right next to Hiroshima station, providing ease and convenience for tourists who are unfamiliar with the place and the language. Guests will have the whole apartment to themselves, including access to three bedrooms, a dining room, kitchen, two Japanese rooms, a bathroom, and storage area. The house can accommodate up to seven adults comfortably in its spacious and well-appointed rooms. The accommodation is also easily accessible via public transport with the bus stop just a five-minute walk away. Guests can also get to visit many of the iconic travel destinations with ease, including the Peace Memorial Park, Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Castle, and Miyajima island.
3 bedroom Family room next to Hiroshima Sta. #203Hiroshima , Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Visitors traveling solo will find themselves in luck in this accommodation. The rental is offered as a complete private room sufficient for one guest. The room is self-contained and has all the amenities needed for a wonderful stay, including access to free WiFi, a small kitchen, bathroom, laundry machine, bed, sofa-bed, and a microwave. Everything is provided with the guests’ convenience in mind. The accommodation is also easily accessible via public transportation with the station just nearby. JR Hiroshima terminal is just a 30-minute drive away with various public transportation routes connecting to the neighborhood.
Peace Park near, Direct-Miyajima#1Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
This studio apartment exudes a timeless charm and is inviting with its homely vibe. The accommodation is a single private room that comes with enough space for a guest to reside in comfortably. Many amenities are included in the rental, including access to a kitchen and bathroom. Guests can also use the laundry machine, futon, and microwave. The apartment is in a prime location, with the retro tram stop just in front of it. Traveling is made easy with the convenience of public transportation. Many of the area’s popular attractions, including the Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial, are located nearby.
Peace Park near, Direct-Miyajima#2Hiroshima-shi naka-ku sakaimachi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan
Located next to the Hiroshima station, this accommodation is spacious enough to house a family of six. The home includes two queen beds, a dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and a storage area. There are also two futons and a sofa bed that are available to house extra guests if needed. Guests will have the whole apartment to themselves as well as complimentary mobile WiFi. Apart from being easily accessible via public transportation, the apartment is also near many of Hiroshima’s attractions. Conveniences such as a large supermarket are just two minutes away from the rental on foot.
3 bedroom Family room next to Hiroshima Sta. #202Hiroshima , Hiroshima, Japan
Located in the central part of Hiroshima, this accommodation is both stunning and functional. The interiors are bright, airy, and flavored with Japanese ambiance. Guests will enjoy the wide and bright living room, the two comfortable beds in the spacious bedroom, and the comfortable sofa in the living room that can be converted to a sofa-bed if extra space is needed. The hosts also provide pocket Wi-Fi that can be used in the guests’ travels outside the house. Amenities are also well thought out and provided considerately including toiletries and clean body towels and wash clothes among other amenities. Guests can also access the well-equipped kitchen and use the refrigerator, microwave, oven, kettle, and cookware.
A retreat in the heart of townHiroshima-shi naka-ku, Hiroshima-ken, Japan
Travelers looking for an accommodation that is unique and with Japanese characteristic will be delighted with this precious find. Built by the host’s father who worked as a carpenter, the home is reminiscent of traditional Japanese style and resembles a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese hotel. Guests will enjoy the special features of the home that are not found in others and revel in the space that is nostalgic of its time and fashion. The home can accommodate up to six guests comfortably on its spacious grounds and in its two bedrooms. Guests will also have access to plenty of amenities including a TV, refrigerator, air conditioner, microwave, and oven. There is also a futon and yukata available for use.
RARE!! Near MIYAJIMA Traditional Japanese house廿日市市, 広島県, Japan
This house is easily accessible via public transportation, with the Takamatsu station just five minutes away by bicycle or bus. A bicycle rental station is located near the station to enable visitors to travel with ease. The home includes both a Japanese-styled room and a Western-styled room that can accommodate up to six people comfortably. Guests will also have access to the kitchen on the first floor as well as the spacious living area on the second. The apartment features a relaxing blend of tastes both nostalgic and new. Guests can delight in the space styled with tatami mats and revel in the peace and serenity that comes with the home.
Minpaku Youyou高松市, 香川県, Japan
A former sake brewery and bar that was fully renovated a few years back, this accommodation gifts guests with an intimate interior and gorgeous scenery outside. Located between the 12th temple and the 13th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage route, the apartment is tinged with an alluring ambiance rich in culture and history. Guests will enjoy the spacious living space, well-appointed rooms, the Kamiyama’s waterfall-laced mountain scenery, and the rental’s proximity to a loving and friendly local community. Guests are allowed access to the kitchen, dining room, garden, and bathrooms.
Traditional ex-sake brewery and barKamiyama, Myozai District, Tokushima, Japan
Located inside the market street of Dogo hot spring, this accommodation pulsates with activity in its vicinity and is close to the area’s attractions. Guests will have easy access to the many nearby restaurants as well as the neighboring Matsuyama city. The accommodation is easily accessible via public transportation with the Dogo Hot Spring station just a two-minute walk away. The house is spacious and is able to accommodate up to 10 people comfortably. Guests will be able to enjoy a myriad of amenities including free WiFi, air-conditioning, and washing facilities.
Big house 2 mins Dogo onsen Japanese Tatami houseMatsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
This newly renovated guest house is an ideal choice for travelers eager to explore the island and enjoy the comforts of a restful retreat. The accommodation is a complex of spacious living areas and well-appointed rooms that are decked with adequate and useful amenities. The highlight of the home is definitely the panoramic views of the Seto Inland Sea along with its chorus of waves. Guests can lounge in the outdoor seating at the deck with a drink in hand or hosting a barbecue. The beach is just a stone’s throw away, awaiting travelers to experience languid joys of the holiday.
Special guest house near the sea free wi-fi観音寺市, 香川県, Japan
Shikoku – a revel of sights
Traveling gifts people with new experiences, and a trip to Shikoku definitely cements the case. A trip here becomes nostalgic of a time we didn’t experience but long to feel. Shrines, castles and an eternal time we wish we had can be experienced here. Come and book one of the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in and around Shikoku, Japan as listed here.
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