icn_programmeShikoku express

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

Day 1 – Ôsaka (KIX) – Hiwasa


  • You are welcomed at Ôsaka airport by your English-speaking tour guide
  • Journey via Tokushima to Hiwasa, the surfer and turtle paradise
    on the east coast of Shikoku
  • Evening meal and overnight stay at a traditional guest house/hotel
    between rice fields and the ocean

Day 2 – Hiwasa and surrounding area


  • Panoramic road between Hiwasa and Mugi town
  • Tour of the attractions in Hiwasa: Temple on the Shikoku pilgrim trail, castle, turtle centre and Ebisu cave
  • Evening meal and overnight stay at the same location as the previous day

Day 3 – Cape Muroto


  • Journey from Hiwasa to Muroto-Misaki, the wildest cape of Shikoku
  • Rest of the day is free. Recommendation: Stroll along the coast and visit the temple in the mountains overlooking the sea
  • Evening meal and overnight stay at a traditional guest house/hotel directly on the cape

Day 4 – Kochi


  • Journey from Muroto-Misaki to Kochi. Stopover in Akaoka and a visit to the Ekin art museum
  • In Kochi, a tour of the castle and castle gardens
  • Evening meal and overnight stay at a traditional guest house/hotel, with sake tasting

Day 5 & 6 – Kochi – Kishiwada – Ôsaka (KIX)


  • Stroll through the Nichiyoichi Sunday market
  • Journey from Kochi to Kishiwada
  • Visit to the castle of this former fortress city south of 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)
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: Yakuoji-Tempel © Reggaeman.

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