icn_programmeShikoku express

Duration: 6 days/5 nights
Stages: Ôsaka (KIX) – Hiwasa – Muroto – Kochi – Kishiwada – Ôsaka (KIX)

Untamed nature and Buddhist pilgrimage

For Buddhists, the 88-temple pilgrimage is just as important as the St. James’s Trail for Christians. In Hiwasa, a small fishing port which is famous for its waves and turtles, you will visit one of these temples and can admire the wild beauty of the Pacific Ocean. You then dive back into nature at Cape Muroto, known as “Typhoon Alley” owing to the frequency and force of the storms there, where you will sample the delights of the local cuisine.

Kochi – the home of the revolutionaries

This city is very famous for its revolutionaries. Ryoma Sakamoto, one of the authors of the first Japanese constitution, is certainly the most famous among them. After visiting the castle, you take a stroll through the fragrant, scent-filled Sunday market where you will discover completely unknown vegetables and citrus fruits. Finally, return journey to Ôsaka by bus and visit to Kishiwada, a former fortress city south of Ôsaka.


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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.
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