愛媛県 高知県 香川県 徳島県 明石海峡大橋

7-Day Shikoku Trip by Train via Osaka

DAY1 Kansai International Airport → Shin-Osaka Station → Okayama Station → Takamatsu Station
DAY2 Takamatsu Station → Ritsurin Garden → Takamatsu Station → Kotohira Station → Kotohira-gu Shrine → Kotohira Station → Kochi Station → Hirome Market
DAY3 Kochi Station → Akaoka Station → The Ekin Museum → Akaoka Station → Nahari Station → Kitagawa Village “Monet’s Garden” Marmottan → Nahari Station → Kochi Station
DAY4 Kochi Station → Tosa-Kure Station → Kure Taisho Town Market → Tosa-Kure Station → Nakamura Station → Shimanto River Basin Cycling 
DAY5 Nakamura Station → Kubokawa Station → Uwajima Station → Nanrakuen → Uwajima Station → Matsuyama Station → Dogo Onsen
DAY6 Botchan Train → Matsuyama Castle → Matsuyama Station → Okayama Station → Shin-Osaka Station
DAY7 Stroll through Osaka →Kansai International Airport
START
Kansai International Airport 
50min train ride

Shin-Osaka Station 
50min train ride

Okayama Station 
1hr train ride
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Takamatsu Station , Stay in Takamatsu City

  • Takamatsu Station , Stay in Takamatsu City
Takamatsu Station
5min train ride

Ritsurin Garden North Entrance
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Ritsurin Garden

  • Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden North Entrance
5min train ride

Takamatsu Station
1hr train ride

Kotohira Station
About a 30min walk
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Kotohira-gu Shrine

  • Kotohira-gu Shrine
About a 30min walk

Kotohira Station
1hr 40min train ride

Kochi Station
About a 20min walk
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Hirome Market

Raise a glass in cheers with the locals!There's also loads of great local Kochi food
  • Hirome Market
  • Hirome Market
  • Hirome Market
  • Hirome Market
  • Hirome Market
  • Hirome Market
  • Hirome Market
  • Hirome Market
A food market that feels like you're at a festival!
Hirome Market is a facility where both Kochi Prefecture residents and tourists alike come to enjoy an array of food, from local specialties to international cuisine.
As it's located next to Kochi Castle and packed with approx. 65 stalls, Hirome Market is always full of people. The recommended way to enjoy the market is to buy food and drinks from several stalls and bring them to one of the many tables set up around the market.
Kochi locals are known for their love of drink, so it's not unusual to see people drinking from noon here.
There is also a bar corner called “Hirome Bar” where Italian, Spanish and French food and drinks are also available.
Nicknamed "Kochi's Kitchen", this is one spot you simply cannot miss!
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Stay in Kochi City

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  • Stay in Kochi City
Kochi Station
40min train ride

Akaoka Station
About a 10min walk
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Ekin Museum

The dynamic expression and compositon of the artist Ekin
  • Ekin Museum
  • Ekin Museum
  • Ekin Museum
  • Ekin Museum
  • Ekin Museum
  • Ekin Museum
  • Ekin Museum
A museum where works by an artist from the late 19th century, known as Ekin, are displayed.
Transforming an old warehouse into his atelier, he painted pictures on medium like Japanese folding screens that common folk could enjoy, and was loved by local farmers and fishermen.
Ekin's art is elaborately displayed in a dark room lit with candles so that the flicker of light brings the vivid colors of the artworks to life. 23 of his original works, showing signs of damage and aging, can also be veiwed here through peepholes drilled into the walls.
The Tosa Akaoka Ekin Festival is held here every July and is a great chance to see the whole town painted in Ekin's colors.
About a 10min walk

Akaoka Station
50min train ride

Nahari Station
10min bus ride

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Kitagawa Village "Monet's Garden" Marmottan

Experience a real life version of Monet's world
  • Kitagawa Village
  • Kitagawa Village
  • Kitagawa Village
  • Kitagawa Village
  • Kitagawa Village
  • Kitagawa Village
  • Kitagawa Village
  • Kitagawa Village
  • Kitagawa Village
Everything to do with French impressionist painter Claude Monet.
Kitagawa Village “Monet's Garden” Marmottan is a reproduction of the world depicted in the famous painting Monet's Garden.
Monet loved his garden in Giverny, France. It's said that when he was creating, he devoted his time to gardening. The garden, set amongst Kochi's natural beauty, revives this idea of Monet and is the only place in the world permitted to carry the name of Monet's garden.
Be inspired by the beauty of each season with over 70,000 flowers and plants to see. The popular blue water lilies can be admired from around late June to early November.
10min bus ride

Nahari Station
1hr 30min train ride
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Kochi Station, Stay in Kochi City

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  • Kochi Station, Stay in Kochi City
Kochi Station
1hr train ride

Tosa-Kure Station
About a 5min walk
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Kure Taisho Town Market

A local marketplace with a retro feel
  • Kure Taisho Town Market
  • Kure Taisho Town Market
  • Kure Taisho Town Market
  • Kure Taisho Town Market
  • Kure Taisho Town Market
  • Kure Taisho Town Market
  • Kure Taisho Town Market
  • Kure Taisho Town Market
  • Kure Taisho Town Market
The Kure Taisho Town Market, has been popular with locals for well over 100 years. The most popular item at the retro market is the ultra-fresh seafood bowl (Kure-don), which is topped with your favorite ingredients. Another touch of retro that colors the market is the fishing flags that adorn the ceilings and stores. Called tairyo-bata in Japanese, these bright and festive flags were flown by fishing boats returning to port with a good haul.

The Kure Taisho Town Market came about after the fishermen's wives began to gather and sell the caught fish. The fish caught that morning by the local fishermen are displayed out the front of each store by 11:00am, so this is the best to see the market in action. If you're not sure what type of fish you're looking at, feel free to ask the store staff - communication with the friendly locals is part of the fun of the market! While seafood is the main attraction, there are also stores selling local fruit and vegetables, handmade side dishes and even bags and aprons made from the vibrant tairyo-bata fishing flags.
About a 5min walk

Tosa-Kure Station
1hr train ride

Nakamura Station
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Shimanto River Basin Cycling

  • Shimanto River Basin Cycling
The Shimanto River Basin will make your heart soar!
Take a scenic bike ride through Nakamura, a Kyoto-esque village, or one of its low-water crossing bridges.
Kick back and relax as you watch the clear water of the Shimanto River flow by.
1hr of cycling
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Stay in Shimanto City

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  • Stay in Shimanto City
Nakamura Station
40min train ride

Kubokawa Station
2hr train ride

Uwajima Station
40min bus ride
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Nanrakuen

  • Nanrakuen
40min bus ride

Uwajima Station
1hr 30min train ride

Matsuyama Station
30min train ride
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Stay at Dogo Onsen

  • Stay at Dogo Onsen
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Dogo Onsen

  • Dogo Onsen
15min train ride
(Botchan Train)

Okaido
About a 20min walk
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Matsuyama Castle

  • Matsuyama Castle
About a 20min walk

Okaido
20min train ride

Matsuyama Station
2hr 50min train ride

Okayama Station
30min train ride
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Shin-Osaka Station, Stay in Osaka

  • Shin-Osaka Station, Stay in Osaka
Stroll Through Osaka
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Kansai International Airport

  • Kansai International Airport
GOAL