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MYSTERIOUS PILGRIMAGE M-5
(TAKAMATSU, ITANO, IYA ONSEN, KOTOHIRA, DOGO ONSEN 7-DAYS)

The Island of Shikoku, consisting of 4 prefectures: Kagawa, Ehime, Kochi & Tokushima, is a famous destination for Japanese with 88 temples pilgrimage on the route followed by the Buddhist of Shingon sect: Kukai in the 9th century.
The tour to discover this region starts from Takamatsu, capital of Kagawa pref., offers their property of beautiful parks.
Tour proceeds in depth to some experiences as a pilgrime visiting temples on foot and you will realize a stay at one of Shukubo.
You do not miss the superb nature in the hidden scenic spot: Oboke & Iya Valley. Then Kotohira for sanctuary of Shinto, Kompira-san going up the 785 stairs. You must try
their speciality noodles: UDON ! Finally journey to Matsuyama in Ehime pref. has reputation for its castle and hot springs of Dogo. This is also gateway to the Main Island of Japan via Hiroshima crossing the Seto Inland Sea by ferry.

Iya Hot Spring

The hot spring located upstream of the Iya Gorge.The Hotel Iya Onsen stands on a cliff overlooking the gorge.
The open-air bath is at the bottom of the gorge approxiamately 170 meter down from the hotel , you must take cable car down the steep cliff at a sharp angle of inclination which offers beautiful view along the way.

TOUR PRICES Rates are per person/package.

2 Adults(Twin) 3 Adults(Triple) 4 Adults(2twin)
¥517,000 ¥411,000 ¥376,000

INCLUDED

Hotel :
Takamatsu (2nights), Anrakuji (1night)
Iya Onsen (1night), Kotohira (1night), Dogo Onsen (1night)
Meal :
Daily breakfast. Dinner except hotel in Takamatsu.
Guide :
Private guide
Train :
Ordinary class reserved seat and local train(non-reserved)
Others :
Ferry Matsuyama - Hiroshima. Local transfer and admission fees
Luggage :
Takamatsu - Iya Onsen - Dogo Onsen (one item per person)

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Insurance
  2. Airport tax
  3. Beverages during dinner

ITINERARY (B):Breakfast (L):Lunch (D):Dinner

ACCOMMODATION: TAKAMATSU

Day1 OSAKA (ARRIVAL) OR KYOTO- TAKAMATSU

Arrive at Kansai International Airport or hotel in Kyoto.
You will be met by your guide who will travel with you throughout to Hiroshima.
Transfer to Takamatsu by bullet and express train.

Stay at JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu or similar

ACCOMMODATION: TAKAMATSU

Day2 TAKAMATSU (B)

Guided sightseeing in Takamatsu (9:00 - 17:00) using public transport.
Ritsurin Park / Tamamo Park (the ruins of Takamatsu Castle).

Stay at JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu or similar

ACCOMMODATION: ANRAKUJI

Day3 TAKAMATSU - ITANO (B/D)

Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Takamatsu to Iya Onsen. Please leave your main suitcase with the porter / bell desk by 7:30AM. You travel with just an overnight bag for your night in Anrakuji.
Transfer to Itano by express train with your guide. (Travel Time 60min.)
Walking tour, part of 88 temples.
Ryozenji / Gokurakuji / Konsenji Shojin Ryori (Monk's dinner) at Temple.
After dinner, evening ceremony.

Stay at Anrakuji Temple(Shukubo) or similar

ACCOMMODATION: IYA ONSEN

Day4 ITANO - IYA ONSEN (B/D)

Breakfast at Temple. Transfer to Iya Onsen with your guide.
Transfer to Kamojima by taxi,  Kamojima to Oboke by express train.  (Travel Time 100min.)
Sightseeing in Oboke Gorges, Iya valley area by taxi.
Dinner at your ryokan.

Stay at Hotel Kazurabashi or similar

ACCOMMODATION: KOTOHIRA

Day5 IYA - KOTOHIRA (B/D)

Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Iya to Dogo Onsen. Please leave your main suitcase with the porter / bell desk by 7:30AM. You travel with just an overnight bag for your night in Kotohira.
Breakfast at your ryokan.
Transfer to Kotohira by express train with your guide. (Travel Time 40min.)
Visit Kompira-san. Dinner at your ryokan.

Stay at Koubaitei or similar

ACCOMMODATION: DOGO ONSEN

Day6 KOTOHIRA - DOGO ONSEN (B/D)

Breakfast at your ryokan.
Transfer to Dogo Onsen by train with your guide. (Travel Time 170min.)
Walking tour in Matsuyama and Dogo Onsen.
Matsuyama castle / rickshaw riding
Dinner at your ryokan.

Stay at Yamatoya Honten or similar

Day7 DOGO ONSEN - HIROSHIMA (B)

Breakfast at your ryokan. Transfer to Matsuyama port by public transport.
Matsuyama to Hiroshima by ferry with your guide. (Travel Time 60min.)
Tour disbands in Hiroshima (sightseeing in Hiroshima is not included).

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