What is Shikoku?

  • (noun): The smallest of the four main islands of Japan; south of Honshu and east of Kyushu; separated from Honshu by the Inland Sea; forested and mountainous.

Shikoku

Shikoku (四国?, "four provinces") is the smallest (225 km or 139.8 mi long and between 50 and 150 km or 31.1 and 93.2 mi wide) and least populous (4,141,955 as of 2005) of the four main islands of Japan, located south of Honshū and east of the island of Kyūshū. Its ancient names include Iyo-no-futana-shima (伊予之二名島), Iyo-shima (伊予島), and Futana-shima (二名島). The current name refers to the four former provinces which made up the island: Awa, Tosa, Sanuki, and Iyo.

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Shikoku - Culture - Sports
... Historically no Shikoku-based team has competed in the top Japanese division of baseball, football (soccer) or even rugby union ... Currently the major teams competing in Shikoku's major cities include Naruto, Tokushima Tokushima Vortis (football, J ... League Division 2), Tokushima Indigo Socks (baseball, Shikoku-Kyūshū Island League) Matsuyama, Ehime Ehime F.C ...
Shikoku Gakuin University
... Shikoku Gakuin University (四国学院大学, Shikoku gakuin daigaku?) is a private university in Zentsūji, Kagawa, Japan ...
Shikoku Facula
... Shikoku Facula is a region of bright material on Saturn's moon Titan ... Shikoku was first seen in Cassini images taken in October 2004 and has been observed several times since ... Images of Shikoku reveal a complex boundary between the feature's margin and the dark terrain that surrounds it, as well as several dark channels terminating along the bright ...
Shikoku Eighty 8 Queen
... Shikoku Eighty 8 Queen is a women's volleyball team based in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Shikoku District, Japan ...
Shikoku Kōsoku Bus
... Shikoku Kōsoku Bus Co ... (四国高速バス株式会社, Shikoku Kōsoku Basu Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a bus company in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan ...