SHIKOKU'S MYSTERIOUS PILGRIMAGE
7 Days, 6 Nights
from $5407

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SHIKOKU'S MYSTERIOUS PILGRIMAGE
7 Days, 6 Nights
from $5407

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(TAKAMATSU, ITANO, IYA ONSEN, KOTOHIRA, DOGO ONSEN)

The Island of Shikoku 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.
This private 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 pilgrim 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 specialty noodles: UDON ! Finally journey to Matsuyama in Ehime prefecture 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.

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INCLUDED

Hotel: Takamatsu (2 nights), Anrakuji (1 night), Iya Onsen (1 night), Kotohira (1 night), Dogo Onsen (1 night)
Meals: Daily breakfast and dinner (except during your stay in Takamatsu)
Guide: Private guide
Land transportation: Ordinary class reserved seat and local train (non-reserved), ferry from Matsuyama - Hiroshima. Local transfer and admission fees
Luggage transfers: 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

DAY 1 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 the tour to Hiroshima.
Transfer to Takamatsu by bullet and express train.

Day 2 TAKAMATSU (B)

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

Day 3 TAKAMATSU - ITANO (B/D)

Tonight, you will stay overnight in a temple, see the temple services and eat with the monks there. Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Takamatsu to Iya Onsen. Please leave your main suitcase with the porter/bell desk by 7:30 a.m. You will travel with just an overnight bag for your night in Anrakuji.
Transfer to Itano by express train with your guide.
Walking tour- part of the 88 temple pilgrimage.
Ryozenji/Gokurakuji/Konsenji
Shojin Ryori (Monk's dinner) at Anrakuji Temple.
After dinner, evening ceremony.

Day 4 ITANO - IYA ONSEN (B/D)

Breakfast at Anrakuji Temple. Transfer to Iya Onsen with your guide.
Transfer to Kamojima by taxi, Kamojima to Oboke by express train. 
Sightseeing in Oboke Gorges, Iya valley area by taxi.
Dinner at your ryokan.

Day 5 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 7:30a.m. You will travel with just an overnight bag for your night in Kotohira.
Breakfast at your ryokan.
Transfer to Kotohira by express train with your guide.
Visit Kompira-san. Dinner at your ryokan.

Overnight at Koubaitei or similar

Day 6 KOTOHIRA - DOGO ONSEN (B/D)

Breakfast at your ryokan.
Transfer to Dogo Onsen by train with your guide.
Walking tour of Matsuyama and Dogo Onsen.
Matsuyama castle/rickshaw riding
Dinner at your ryokan.

Day 7 DOGO ONSEN - HIROSHIMA (B)

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

Special notes: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability and season. Single supplements apply. Tour prices include all taxes and fees. We can only accept credit cards issued in the USA or Japan. This tour is operated by Nippon Travel Agency.