愛媛県 高知県 香川県 徳島県

5 -Day Shikoku Trip via Tokyo

Day 1 Haneda International Airport → Tokushima Airport → Awaodori Museum → Naruto Whirlpools → Stay in Kotohira City
Day 2 Kotohira → Kotohira-gu Shrine → Nakano Udon School (Kotohira) → Oboke Gorge → Stay in Dogo Onsen
Day 3 Dogo Onsen → Matsuyama Castle → Nanrakuen Garden → Tatsukushi Marine Park & Glass Boat → Stay in Ashizuri Onsen Village
Day 4 Ashizuri Onsen Village → Cape Ashizuri → Yakatabune Boat Shimanto River → Kuroshio Ichibankan Restaurant → Ino-cho Paper Museum → Stay in Kochi City
Day 5 Chikurin-ji Temple → Hirome Market → Kochi Ryoma Airport → Haneda International Airport
Day 1
Haneda International Airport
1hr 20min plane flight

Tokushima Airport
About 30min car ride
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Day 1

Awaodori Museum

  • Awaodori Museum
The world-famous Awa Dance can be viewed all year round at this dance hall. The first floor is home to an information desk and shop area for local products and tourist information. On the second floor is the Awa Dance library and an exhibition hall. The third floor is home to a museum, and on the fifth floor is the station for the ropeway to the top of Mt. Bizan.
About 30min car ride
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Day 1

Naruto Whirlpools

  • Naruto Whirlpools
The magnificent whirlpools in the Naruto Straits can be enjoyed from several vantages. One option is the observatory built below the Naruto Bridge, offering a variety of views through glass viewing panels from a height of 45m above the sea. For an up-close and personal view of the whirlpools, why not try taking a ride on one of the regular sightseeing boat trips available?
About 1hr 30min car ride
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Day 1

Stay in Kotohira Town

*The images of the accommodation facilities are for illustrative purposes only
  • Stay in Kotohira Town
Day 2
About 10min car ride
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Day 2

Kotohira-gu Shrine

  • Kotohira-gu Shrine
This is a popular shrine, commonly known as Konpira-san. It is the head shrine of "Kotohira" or "Konpira" shrines in Japan and has been worshiped since ancient times as "the God of the Sea".
There is an extremely long staircase, consisting of 1,368 steps. The area around the shrine is crowded with many shops such as cafes, teahouses, souvenir shops and udon restaurants. You can rent a walking stick and go for a stroll or take a ride in a "kago" palanquin and enjoy the sights as you are carried around.
At the mid-way point, you will find the Main Shrine. The shrine is dedicated to many gods including the gods of agriculture, livestock, medicine and marine safety. There are wonderful paintings on the ceiling of the main shrine. On certain festival days you can see the priests and shrine maidens dancing in traditional clothes. You can also purchase a beautiful Kofuku no Kiiroi Omamori (Yellow Charm of Happiness).
About 5min car ride
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Day 2

Nakano Udon School (Kotohira)

  • Nakano Udon School (Kotohira)
About 1hr 30min car ride
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Day 2

Oboke Gorge

  • Oboke Gorge
An emerald green water surface, white rock faces, and cliffs jutting straight up to the sky are colored by fresh verdure in spring and by colored leaves in autumn. Three kilometers downstream from Oboke is the place called Koboke.
About 2hr 10min car ride
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Day 2

Stay in Dogo Onsen

  • Stay in Dogo Onsen
Dogo Onsen Honkan is thought to be the oldest hot spring in Japan is mentioned in the ancient texts of the Kojiki and Manyoshu. The main building, a three-storey castle-style wooden structure has been designated an Important Cultural Property. The bathhouse is an iconic feature of Matsuyama in the novel “Botchan” and many other masterpieces of literature and film. After enjoying the smooth hot spring water, put on a Yukata robe, stroll around the local streets full of culture, and get into the spirit of this Onsen town. A new annex “Asuka-no-Yu”, adopting the architectural style of the 6th to 8th centuries, will be opened in September 2017.
Day 3
About 10min car ride
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Day 3

Matsuyama Castle

  • Matsuyama Castle
Matsuyama Castle, in the style of the Momoyama period, is one of Japan’s few original surviving castles. Its 21 buildings are listed as Important Cultural Properties, and the castle is regarded as one of the three best ‘Renritsu-shiki Hirayama-jiro’ (Renritsu-shiki: an architectural style where the top castle tower is in the centre with smaller towers on either side; Hirayama-jiro: a castle built on a hill on a plain). The towers are all connected to defend the main castle building. The castle is a well-known symbol of Matsuyama and is written about in the prologue of the novel, “Clouds Above the Hill” by Ryotaro Shiba. It has been and will be guarding the city of Matsuyama for centuries!
About 1hr 45min car ride
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Day 3

Nanraku-en Garden

  • Nanraku-en Garden
Nanraku-en is the largest Japanese garden in Shikoku, over four times as large as the Hanshin Koshien baseball stadium. The garden was created using the pre-eminent techniques of modern garden design. Designated as one of the “Best 100 Urban Parks in Japan”, the garden presents beautiful scenery based on the themes of “mountain, village, city, and the sea”. Come and experience the beauty of Japanese nature through each of the four distinctive seasons. The 30,000 irises in bloom around May are a particular visitor favourite!
About 1hr 50min car ride
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Day 3

Tatsukushi Marine Park

Glass bottom boats and coral reefs!
  • Tatsukushi Marine Park
  • Tatsukushi Marine Park
  • Tatsukushi Marine Park
  • Tatsukushi Marine Park
  • Tatsukushi Marine Park
  • Tatsukushi Marine Park
  • Tatsukushi Marine Park
  • Tatsukushi Marine Park
  • Tatsukushi Marine Park
  • Tatsukushi Marine Park
Tatsukushi Marine Park is located on the southernmost coastline of Kochi. Japan's first ever designated Marine Park sees warm waters throughout the year, bringing fish, shellfish and enriching one of Japan's biggest coral reefs. Take a glass-bottom boat tour to enjoy the color and beauty of this part of Kochi's coastline. Completely exposed to the wind and waves of the open ocean, the coast is lined with interesting rock formations.

Within the Marine Park is the Minokoshi Coast - said to have been named by revered Buddhist monk, Kukai, who was unable to see everything the coast had to offer (Minokoshi means left unseen).
About 40min car ride
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Day 3

Stay in Ashizuri Onsen Village

  • Stay in Ashizuri Onsen Village
Day 4
About 5 - 10min walk
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Day 4

Cape Ashizuri

Views of the dynamic landscape of Shikoku's most southern cape.
  • Cape Ashizuri
  • Cape Ashizuri
  • Cape Ashizuri
  • Cape Ashizuri
  • Cape Ashizuri
  • Cape Ashizuri
  • Cape Ashizuri
  • Cape Ashizuri
  • Cape Ashizuri
“Cape Ashizuri” is at the southernmost tip of Shikoku. From the observatory, 270 degree views allow you to clearly perceive just how round the earth is. Standing on the edge of the cliffs is Cape Ashizuri Lighthouse, one of the largest lighthouses in Japan and the symbol of the cape. Along with an abundance of subtropical plants, there are many variants of camellia growing here, giving rise to the nickname "Cape Camellia."
At nearby Tatsukushi and Minokoshi Coasts, exciting views of coral reefs and tropical fish await you on glass-bottom boat tours.
About 1hr 20min car ride
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Day 4

Yakatabune Boat Shimanto River

  • Yakatabune Boat Shimanto River
One nickname of Kochi Prefecture is "the end of the clear river." This place has a charming chinkabashi, beautiful views, and the river full of nature.
About 1hr car ride
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Day 4

Saltybe

Blessed by the sun, the wind and the sea - try making sun-dried salt
  • Saltybe
  • Saltybe
  • Saltybe
  • Saltybe
  • Saltybe
  • Saltybe
  • Saltybe
Make your own delicious sun-dried sea salt with sea water from the Pacific Ocean and the power of the sun!
After learning about the salt-making process at Saltybe, you can practice what you've learned and watch salt crystals form in front of your eyes! After removing any impurities, you can take a small jar of the salt you created as a souvenir.
A salt scrub beauty treatment is included in the salt-making course.
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Day 4

Kuroshio Ichibankan

Try searing your own bonito at this katsuo no tataki (seared bonito) specialty restaurant!
  • Kuroshio Ichibankan
  • Kuroshio Ichibankan
  • Kuroshio Ichibankan
You can appreciate the freshness of the katsuo (bonito) bought from the nearby fishing port in a range of dishes like rice bowls, udon noodles, curry and more. If you make a reservation in advance, you can also try searing your own bonito over an open flame.
About 1hr 20min car ride
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Day 4

Ino-cho Paper Museum

A museum where you can try a traditional Tosa craft - Japanese papermaking
  • Ino-cho Paper Museum
  • Ino-cho Paper Museum
  • Ino-cho Paper Museum
  • Ino-cho Paper Museum
  • Ino-cho Paper Museum
  • Ino-cho Paper Museum
This museum displays the materials and tools used in traditional papermaking in Tosa, and explains the history and culture in an easy to understand manner. You can try making washi (Japanese paper) for yourself here, creating a one-of-a-kind piece of paper. There's also a store selling products made with Kochi washi.
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Day 4

Stay in Kochi City

*The images of the accommodation facilities are for illustrative purposes only
  • Stay in Kochi City
Day 5
About 20min car ride
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Day 5

Chikurin-ji Temple

A temple in the forest with impressive gardens
  • Chikurin-ji Temple
  • Chikurin-ji Temple
  • Chikurin-ji Temple
  • Chikurin-ji Temple
  • Chikurin-ji Temple
  • Chikurin-ji Temple
  • Chikurin-ji Temple
  • Chikurin-ji Temple
  • Chikurin-ji Temple
  • Chikurin-ji Temple
Chikurinji is a Buddhist temple famous for its historic gardens and is part of the Shikoku O-henro (the Pilgrimage to 88 Sacred Places).
In autumn, maple and ginkgo trees color the gardens in reds and yellows. Passing under the main temple gate, the colors of the garden radiate out from the stone-paved walkway. Fall colors paint the sky above, while striking green moss covers the ground beneath leading to a colorful five story pagoda. Even in the summer, Chikurinji should not be missed. The combination of green leaves and moss creates a sort of green tunnel that will have you feeling as though you've been spirited away. Another highlight is the Homotsu-kan, a room housing Buddhist statues that are listed as important cultural property.

Shikoku's Temple Pilgrimage: O-henro
About 20min car ride
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Day 5

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!
About 30min car ride

Kochi Ryoma Airport
1hr 20min plane flight
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Day 5

Haneda International Airport

  • Haneda International Airport
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