[For JR Pass Holders] 5 Day Shikoku Tour: Kotohira, Iya, Kochi & Dogo Onsen (entrance ticket included) / Operates from 2

Highlights

Please note that this tour is for JR Pass holders only. 1. Visit the popular Iya Valley area in Tokushima Prefecture, Shikoku, which is home to three of Japan's most unusual bridges. A ticket to one of these suspension bridges, Iya-no-Kazurabashi, is included. 2. Oboke Gorge sightseeing boat cruise. Look forward to traveling down the river as you gasp at the surrounding nature and strangely-formed rocks. Tickets included. 3. Visit to Dogo Onsen in Matusyama city, Ehime, one of the oldest hot springs in Japan. After bathing, relax and unwind at the rest area on the second floor and enjoy some tea and sweets. Entrance ticket included. In addition, you can see the Yushinden (entrance ticket included), located on the east side of the main building. Yushinden is a bath room for the exclusive use of the Imperial Family built in 1899. The traditional architecture is gorgeous and luxurious and built in a 16th Century style. *Since this is an independent plan, a tour conductor will not accompany the trip. We will provide all the necessary documents so that customers can deal with the admin on their own during the trip. We will deliver the necessary documents one day before the trip to your hotel. [Additional Information] *Tour inclusions: Accommodation (Kotohira, Iya Onsen, Kochi and Dogo Onsen), 7 meals (Dinner x 3, Breakfast x 4), Oboke Gorge cruise on Day 2, Iya-no-Kazurabashi on Day 2, Dogo Onsen (Kaminoyu and Yushinden) on Day 5 and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Items not included: Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) *Items included in “Infant Price”: Tour costs JPY3,000 for 0~2 year olds. Please pay in advance. The price does not include bedding or meals at the hotels. For guests aged 3~5 years old, bedding and meals will be provided but the meals will be from the kid's menu. [How Child/Infant pricing works] *For a room with 2 or more adults, the Child/Infant price will apply to the younger guest(s). *For a room with 1 adult and 1 child/infant, the Adult price will be applied to the child/infant. [Attention] *Refunds are not available if you do not participate on the Oboke Gorge cruise or use the entrance tickets for Iya-no-Kazurabashi and/or Dogo Onsen. Please be aware that the sightseeing locations can get extremely busy. *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Travel with the JR Pass Arrive at Kotohira station, KagawaTravel Arrive at Kotohira Grand Hotel Sakuranosho Check-in from 15:00. Dinner is a Japanese Kaiseki set course meal. Please choose your main dish during check-in (either beef or seafood teppanyaki) *Between 21 July-31 August, dinner will be a buffet. The above teppanyaki dishes are not available.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Breakfast buffet (Japanese/Western) Check-out is from 10:00. Travel with the JR Pass Depart JR Kotohira stationArrive at Oboke station. Please walk or take a taxi to Oboke Gorge. Oboke Gorge sighseeing cruise (30 mins) Iya-no-Kazurabashi (30 mins) *We will give you the tickets for both activities so please handle the procedures yourself. Please get to the hotel afterwards. Arrive at Hotel Kazurabashi Check-in is from 15:00. Dinner is a Japanese Kaiseki set course meal.

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Breakfast is a set meal of local Iya cuisine. Check-out is from 10:00. Travel with the JR Pass Depart JR Oboke stationArrive JR Kochi station. Make your way to the hotel. Arrive at The Crown Palais New Hankyu Kochi. Check-in is from 14:00. Free time after arrival.

Day 4
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Breakfast buffet (Japanese/Western) Check-out is from 11:00. Travel with the JR Pass [Information] The highway bus from JR Kochi station bus terminal to Matsuyama, Ehime is convenient! Depart JR Kochi stationNangoku Express Bus (approx. 2.5 hrs)Arrive at Matsuyama City station*If you present your ALL SHIKOKU RAIL PASS when purchasing your bus ticket, a one-way ticket will only cost JPY1,000 when the usual price is JPY3,600. After arriving at Matsuyama City station, please transfer to the Iyotetsu Railway (Pay on the spot)Arrive at Dogo Onsen station

Day 5
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Breakfast buffet (Japanese/Western) Check-out is from 10:00. Admission tickets for Kaminoyu, Dogo Onsen and Yushinden are included. *You can use them on either Day 4 or Day 5. *We will give you the tickets so that you can make your own way. Towels and yukata rentals included. After bathing, make your way to the second floor where tea and confectionery are served.



Detail

Departure place

Designated place

Meeting Time

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Destination

Shikoku, Ehime, Kochi, Tokushima, Kagawa

Language
  • English

  • Chinese

Language Support

This particular course is operated as a free plan tour, therefore there will not be any language support from a tour conductor. We will however, provide the final confirmation and itinerary in the preferred language of your choice.

Minimum number of participants for operation

2 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

1 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition