icone-10Phallic cult, thermal bliss and journey back in time to the old Japan

Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Stages: Ashizuri – Uwajima – Matsuyama – Kishiwada – KIX

Day 1 – Ashizuri – Uwajima
  • Journey from Ashizuri to Uwajima via Sukomo
  • Visit to the castle and its park
  • Evening meal and overnight stay at a traditional guest house/hotel in Uwajima
Day 2 – Uwajima – Matsuyama
  • Visit to the Taga fertility shrine
  • Journey from Uwajima to Matsuyama
  • Stroll through the city and relaxation at the Dogo Onsen hot springs
  • Evening meal and overnight stay at a traditional guest house/hotel in Matsuyama
Day 3 – Uchiko
  • Journey to Uchiko, the wax museum town of the Meiji period
  • Stroll through this town where time has stood still
  • Visit to a very old kabuki theatre and a history museum
  • Return journey to Matsuyama
  • Evening meal and overnight stay at the same location as the previous day
Days 4 & 5 – Matsuyama – Kishiwada – Ôsaka (KIX)
  • Journey from Matsuyama to Kishiwada
  • Visit to the castle of this former fortress city south from Ôsaka
  • Evening meal at a traditional sushi restaurant in the middle of a zen garden
  • Overnight stay at an hotel in center of Kishiwada
  • Journey to the airport
  • Return flight (not included in the tour)


Difficulty Level

Important information

  • I offer typically tours during the spring (15.03 to 31.05) and autumn (30.09 to 30.11). I do not travel to Japan during the summer because it’s too hot and rainy. I have also decided not to offer tours during the winter – traditional Japanese houses do not have central heating and I don’t want my customers to freeze.
  • The difficulty level is calculated for active travellers who are physically fit and enjoy walking/hiking.
  • For more detailed information about the Japanese accommodation system as well as further peculiarities unique to the “Land of the Rising Sun”, please refer to our brochure Tips for Travellers to Japan.
Photo credits
Most of the photos that appear in this description are the property of Fukuchan Ryoko Olivier Baubrand. All rights reserved.
A few photos, however, has been taken from Wikipedia Commons. They are titled “Wikipedia” and are subject to the licence CC BY-SA 3.0.
Owners of the rights: Ishiteji, Uchikoza, © Reggaeman, Uwajima-jo © Vickerman 625, Matsuyama © Urashimataro.

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