Japan's Last Treasure Shikoku
Osaka Departure /５Days/ ４Nights
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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|Days||5 days, 4 nights|
|Store||Osaka Bentencho store|
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
|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|
Motorcycles available for this tour
Osaka Bentencho Store
3-22-8 Isoji, Minato-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
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
4 nights overnight hotel accommodations
Tour road book
Recommended dining, activities and facilities list
Not Included in Tour
Fuel and toll roads fee
Lunches and dinners
Helmets, gears and other optional accessories