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Tour of Hot Spas across Shikoku

Itinerary
4DAYS
Season
All Season
This is a luxury travel plan to tour scenic spots and hot-spring resorts across Shikoku, starting from Kansai International Airport.
DAY1
Activity time13:00 〜 18:00
Overnight stay in Iya hot-spa area in Miyoshi City

13:00Kansai International Airport
Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture is another air gateway to Kochi Prefecture.
About a 2.5-hour drive
15:00Tokushima City
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.
DAY2
Activity time9:00 〜 16:00
Overnight stay in Ashizuri hot-spa village

9:00Iya hot-spa area in Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture
About a 90-minute drive
10:30Kochi City
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.
About a 2-hour drive
14:00~15:00Shimanto River boat cruise (1 hour) & submersible bridges
Several companies operate excursion boats in the Shimanto River basin, and offer different tastes.
About a 1-hour drive
16:00Overnight stay in Ashizuri hot-spa village
This is a scenic hot-spa resort that commands a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. You can enjoy taking a hot-spring bath and eating tasty Kochi seafood while feeling the salty scent from the sea.
DAY3
Activity time9:00 〜 17:40
Dogo hot-spa resort

9:00Ashizuri hot-spa area
About a 30-minute drive
9:30~12:30Strolling around Cape Ashizuri (underwater observatory, glass-bottomed boat, etc.) & lunch
There are many scenic spots around the cape that have geographical features unique to the southernmost area of Shikoku. In particular, an observation deck on the cape commands a stunning view.
About a 3-hour drive
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.
DAY4
Activity time9:00 〜 14:00
Takamatsu Airport

9:00Dogo hot-spa resort
About a 2-hour drive
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.
About a 1-hour drive
14:00Takamatsu Airport
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