Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture is another air gateway to Kochi Prefecture.
About a 2.5-hour drive
About a 2-hour drive
17:30Sightseeing in Oboke Gorge & Iya Valley, Tokushima Prefecture
About a 30-minute drive
18:00Overnight stay in Iya hot-spa area in Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture
The Iya Valley in Tokushima Prefecture, which is known as one of Japan’s three major hidden scenic spots, is dotted with hot springs. Steam given off by these hot springs creates a comfortable atmosphere. You can relax at a hot-spa inn in the area.
9:00Iya hot-spa area in Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture
About a 90-minute drive
A short walk
10:30～12:00Sightseeing in Kochi City (Kochi Castle, Hirome Market, etc.) & lunch
After enjoying a panoramic view from the Kochi Castle tower, you are recommended to visit the Hirome Market and shopping arcades. A food court at the Hirome Market, where you can eat food you have brought with you, is popular with both locals and visitors.
15:30～17:30Sightseeing in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture
About a 10-minute drive
17:40Dogo hot-spa resort
Dogo has been known since early times as one of Japan’s three oldest hot-spring resorts. In particular, “Dogo Onsen Honkan” (Dogo Spa Main Building) is a nostalgic hot-spring facility that has a long history. The facility offers various attractions in addition to its hot-spring baths.
11:00～13:00Visit to Kotohira Shrine & lunch (“Sanuki udon” noodle)
The Kotohira Shrine in Kagawa Prefecture has been affectionately called “Sanuki-no Kompira-san” (Sanuki is the old name of Kagawa; Kompira is another name of the shrine) since old times, and the god of the sea is enshrined there. Kotohira is one of Japan’s best known locations believed to be filled with mystical energy. Kagawa Prefecture is also called “Udon Prefecture” because it is known for “Sanuki udon” noodles.