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Japan's Last Treasure Shikoku

Osaka Departure /5Days/ 4Nights
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A rare gem still unknown to most of international tourism, a syncretism of the most ancient and untouched tradition, embodied by the beautiful Matsuyama Castle and the Naoshima beach, united with a unique flow of modern art and culture.
You will reach all these beauties riding on astonishing coast ride right next to the sea. Shikoku’s sea is not quiet, as it is the Naruto’s area: the strait full of sea vortex whose beauty is as astonishing as it is dangerous.
The sea, the culture, heart moving coast riding, coordinated with one of the best seafood in the country, are the main features of this rare and heart moving tour. A riding experience you will keep in your heart forever.

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¥149,000~

 

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Osaka Bentencho

Tour Facts

Schedule

DAY 1 Store → Himeji Castle→ Kibi
DAY 2 Setouchi Chaya Omishima → Towel Museum → Rinrin Park
DAY 3 Matsuyama Castle → Iwamachinkabashi 
DAY 4 Hakusan-Domon → Katsurahama Beach → Sakamoto Ryōma Memorial Museum
DAY 5 Kazura Bridge → Uzunomichi 
Days 5 days, 4 nights
Store  Osaka Bentencho store
Meal 4 Breakfasts
Hotel Rank ★★★☆☆
Total distance 1,166km
Riding season Summer

Difficult

Sightseeing

food

History culture

Tour content

 Day 1

Kobe

Ranked Japan’s most attracting city several times, Kobe, along with Yokohama, Nagasaki and Hakodate, has been one of the few ports open to international trad during Edo era, being one of the richest and most culturally rich cities in the country. The most popular view spot on the city is Mount Roko, giving an astonishing view of Osaka city too. Departing from here is the Shin-Kobe ropeway, working also at night and passing through the most iconic locations in the city.

 

Himeji Castle

Made World Cultural Heritage 25 years ago, due to its bright white gorgeous appeareance, this castle is also known as Shimasagijo, “White Heron”. Officially completed in 1609, due to its complex and massive architectural structure, perfectly preserved even after the Second World War, earthquake or any other natural disaster, is considered one of the most spectacular castles of the country, officially recognized as national treasure.

 Day 2

Omishima

The largest of Geiyo islands, archipelago located in the Seto Inland Sea. The whole archipelago is connected by the Nishiseto Expressway, a system of bridges connecting the two islands of Honshu and Shikoku. Notable locations in this area are the Omishima Museum of Art, the Tokoro Museum and the Oyazumi Shrine. To enjoy the spectacular scene of the bridges and the nearby islands, the best view spot is the Tatara Observation Deck.

 

Imabari Towel Museum

Imabari is the second largest city of Ehime prefecture, after the capital Matsuyama. One of the main attractions in the city is the Imabari Castle, build in the 1600s by Todo Takatora, and the presence of six temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage from 54 to 59 which are Enmeiji, Nankōji, Taisanji, Eifukuji, Senyuji, and Kokubunji. But the most peculiar Point is the Towel Museum Ichiro, dedicated to the high quality towels productions of the area.

 Day 3

Matsuyama Castle

Remaining intact since its construction, completed in 1628, it is one of Japan’s 20 original castlse, along with Himeji Castle it is one of the most complex and gorgeous castle complex in the country. The castle’s park fetures more than 200 cherry trees which, in the spring season, makes a wonderful picture with the white and complex construction, making it one of the most popular cherry blossom location in the country.

 

Shimanto River

Flowing 196 km from the heights of Mount Iraz to the Pacific Ocean, Shimanto River is one of the last Japan’s remaining limpid steams. Its untouched natural beauty can be enjoyed in its pureness by the 26 low-water crossing located on its surface. By crossing these unique course, you will enjoy the magical atmosphere of this unique place.

 Day 4

Cape Ashizuri

The southernmost point of Shikoku , is part of the Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park. The cape is noted for its extensive subtropical vegetation and its granite cliffs which offer views of the Pacific Ocean Not far from the cape there is Hakusan-Domon (Hakusan cave gate), a natural gate that has formed through white granite rock.

 

Katsurahama

Gorgeous beach half an hour away from Kochi, this magical place is dedicated to the genius politician Sakamoto Ryoma, famous for being one of the main actor into Japan’s feudal age era. For these reasons the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum was build on this beach.

 Day 5

Uzunomichi Whirlpools

The waters of Seto Inland Sea and Pacific Ocean encounters under the Shikoku coast of the Naruto Strait in high and low tide, creating the Naruto whirlpools, which grow up to 20 meters of diameter, making one of the most fascinating yet dangerous spectacular sightseeing of this area. The whirlpools occur every six hour, continuing fo an hour or two, so they can be enjoyed in full light for two times a day.

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Pricing

Motorcycle Add Passwnger Option(Reservation required)
P-3 Add                                           + 0 yen Tandem Add                  +104,300 yen~ Helmet(Day1)                                    +1,000 yen
P-4 Add                         +17,000 yen   Helmet(Day 2/and then daily)      +200 yen
P-5 Add                         +31,000 yen   Gloves(Day1)                                           +300 yen
P-6 Add                         +44,000 yen   Gloves(Day 2/and then daily)           +100 yen
P-7 Add                         +62,000 yen   Touring Net(Day1)                                  +100 yen
P-8 Add                         +80,000 yen    Touring Net(Day 2/and then daily)  +100 yen
 
 

¥149,000~

Motorcycles available for this tour

Departing Store

Osaka Bentencho Store

Address 〒552-0003
3-22-8 Isoji, Minato-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
TEL 06-4394-8193
Business Hours Weekdays:10:00~18:30
Weekends and Holidays:10:00~18:30
Regular Closing Day Wednesday
Second and fourth Tuesday

Included in Tour

  • Vehicle’s rental price (with top case and pannier case)

  • Collision damage waiver

  • ETC card

  • 4 nights overnight hotel accommodations

  • Route guide

  • Tour map

  • Tour road book

  • Recommended dining, activities and facilities list

Not Included in Tour

  • Air ticket

  • Fuel and toll roads fee

  • Lunches and dinners

  • Helmets, gears and other optional accessories