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4-day pass 9,400yen

1st Day

1Ogi Island & Megi Island

On Ogi Island and Megi Island in the Seto Inland Sea, you will find a fusion of bountiful nature and old settlements with modern art.

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Ogi Island

Address Ogi-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa
Access 40 minutes by boat from the Port of Takamatsu
Parking -
URL http://www.city.takamatsu.kagawa.jp/simin/seikatu/ritou/ogijima/index.htm

Megi Island

Address 1 Megi-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa
Access 20 minutes by boat from the Port of Takamatsu
Parking -
URL http://www.city.takamatsu.kagawa.jp/simin/seikatu/ritou/megijima/index.htm

2Isamu Noguchi Play Equipment

This play equipment designed by world-famous sculptor Isamu Noguchi, who has connections to Kagawa, can be found in the Shodoshima Olive Garden.

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Address 2171 Ko, Nishimura, Shodoshima-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa
Access 60 minutes by boat from the Port of Takamatsu, 30 minutes by high-speed craft
Parking -
URL http://www.1st-olive.com/guide/index.html

3Sunport Takamatsu

The gateway to Takamatsu, centered on JR Takamatsu Station and the Port of Takamatsu. Takamatsu Symbol Tower, the public art, and the red lighthouse are also well worth seeing.

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Address 2-1 Sun Port, Takamatsu City, Kagawa
Access 3 minutes by foot from JR Takamatsu Station
Parking -
URL http://www.symboltower.com/

ABy train

  • Shin Osaka Station
  • Okayama Station
  • Uno Station
  • Uno Port
  • 12
    Art Trip Around Islands of Setouchi
  • 3Takamatsu Port
  • [Lodging] Takamatsu City

*A separate boarding pass is required for Shin Osaka Station - Okayama Station - Uno or for boat.
(The ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass does not work.)

BBy airplane

  • Takamatsu Airport
  • Takamatsu Station
  • Takamatsu Port
  • 12
    Art Trip Around Islands of Setouchi
  • 3Takamatsu Port
  • [Lodging] Takamatsu City

*A separate boarding pass is required for travel between Takamatsu Airport and Takamatsu.
(The ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass does not work.)

2nd Day

4Ritsurin Garden

This circuit-style Daimyo Garden was given three stars in Michelin Green Guide Japan.

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Address 1-20-16 Ritsurin-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa
Access 3 minutes by foot from Ritsurin-Koen-Kitaguchi Station on the JR Kotoku Line
Parking -
URL http://www.pref.kagawa.lg.jp/ritsurin/index_e.html

5Kanamaruza

Designated an important cultural property by the national government, Kanamaruza is famous for the Shikoku Konpira Kabuki Oshibai performance. Tours are held inside on days when there are no performances.

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Address 1241 Otsu, Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa
Access 20 minutes by foot from JR Kotohira Station/Kotoden Kotohira Station
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URL http://www.konpirakabuki.jp/index.html

6Kotohira-gu Shrine

Kotohira-gu Shrine is worshipped as the god of agriculture, industry, medicine, and marine protection. The nickname of the shrine is "Kompira-san."

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Address 892-1 Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa
Access 20 minutes by foot from Kotohira Station on the Dosan Line 15 minutes by foot from Kotoden-Kotohira Station on the Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad
Parking -
URL http://www.konpira.or.jp/
  • Takamatsu Chikko Station
  • Ritsurin Koen Station
  • 4Stroll in Ritsurin Garden
  • Ritsurin Koen Station
  • Kotoden-Kotohira Station
  • 56Visit to Kotohira-gu Shrine
  • Kotohira Station
  • Tadotsu Station
  • JR Shikoku Tadotsu Plant
  • Tadotsu Station
  • Matsuyama Station
  • [Lodging] Matsuyama City (Dogo Onsen)

3rd Day

7Garyu Sanso

This mountain retreat from the Meiji period is built in the style of a tea ceremony house. There are famous buildings like Furoan and Garyuin surrounded by a beautiful garden.

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Address 411-2 Ozu, Ozu City, Ehime
Access 20 minutes by foot from Iyo-Ozu Station on the JR Yosan Line
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URL http://www11.ocn.ne.jp/~garyu/

8Sunset in Futami

Futami Seaside Park was selected as one of Japan's 100 Most Beautiful Sunsets, and it's also a mecca for couples.

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Address 2326 Takagishi ko, Futami-cho, Iyo City
Access 3 minutes by foot from Iyo-Kaminada Station on the JR Yosan Line
Parking Futami Seaside Park/100 spaces
URL http://www.futamiseaside.com/

9Dogo Onsen

Japan's oldest hot spring, with 3,000 years of history.

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Address 5-6 Dogoyuno-machi, Matsuyama City, Ehime
Access 5 minutes by foot from Dogo Onsen Station
Parking Use the Mt. Kanmuri parking lot
URL http://www.dogo.or.jp/
  • Matsuyama Station
  • Uchiko Station
  • Stroll in Town of Uchiko
  • Uchiko Station
  • Iyo-Ozu Station
  • 7Stroll in Town of Ozu
  • Iyo-Ozu Station
  • Shimonada Station
  • 8Beautiful Futami Sunset
  • Shimonada Station
  • Matsuyama Station
  • 9[Lodging] Matsuyama City (Dogo Onsen)

4th Day

10Matsuyama HAIKU

Walk around and enjoy Matsuyama, the town of haiku, with a dedicated tour guide. Tour guides start at 1,000 yen per person.

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Address 4-12-10 Sanban-cho, Matsuyama City, Ehime
Access 3 minutes by foot from Matsuyama-shi Station on the Iyo Railway
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URL http://matsuyamahaiku.jp/

11Matsuyama Castle

Matsuyama Castle was built by famous castle builder Yoshiaki Kato. The castle keep tower, rebuilt in 1854, is the current Matsuyama Castle, and is the last complete castle from the Edo period among the 12 existing keep towers. Take time and look at each of the 21 important cultural properties, gates, turrets, fan-shaped sloped stone wall, etc.

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Address 1 Marunouchi, Matsuyama City, Ehime
Access 10 minutes by streetcar bound for Dogo Onsen and 5 minutes by foot from Okaido tram stop
Parking Matsuyama Castle Parking Lot (Kiyomachi Parking Lot)
URL http://www.matsuyamajo.jp/

12Dogo Giyaman Glass Museum

Roughly 300 Japanese pieces of glassware from the Edo and Meiji-Taisho periods, including Giyaman and Biidoro works, are on display.

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Address 459-1 Dogosagidani-cho, Matsuyama City, Ehime
Access 5 minutes by foot from Dogo Onsen Station, final stop on the streetcar from Matsuyama Station
Parking 50 spaces
URL http://www.dogo-yamanote.com/gardenplace/museum/index.html
  • JR Matsuyamaekimae tram stop
  • Otemachi Station
  • Mitsu Station
  • Stroll in Town of Mitsu
  • Mitsu Station
  • Matsuyama-shi Station
  • Okaido tram stop
  • 1011
    Sightseeing in Matsuyama City
  • Okaido tram stop
  • Dogo Onsen tram stop
  • 912Stroll Around Dogo Onsen
  • [Lodging] Takamatsu City

5th Day

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13Matsuyama Station

Matsuyama Station is the station that represents Matsuyama City. The station building was renovated with a retro look in 2000. A triangle roof modeled after the original station building and old Matsuyama Junior High School decorates the central entrance at the front. The image of Matsuyama that is hoped to be conveyed is that of a town in the clouds atop a hill.

14Matsuyama Kanko Port

Regular service to Hiroshima and Kure.

BBy airplane

13Matsuyama Station

Matsuyama Station is the station that represents Matsuyama City. The station building was renovated with a retro look in 2000. A triangle roof modeled after the original station building and old Matsuyama Junior High School decorates the central entrance at the front. The image of Matsuyama that is hoped to be conveyed is that of a town in the clouds atop a hill.

15Matsuyama Airport

The gateway in the sky to Ehime with eight domestic routes and regular flights to Seoul and Shanghai.

ABy ship

  • 13Matsuyama Station
  • 14Matsuyama Kanko Port
  • Hiroshima Port

*A separate boarding pass is required for travel between Matsuyama and Hiroshima Port.
(The ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass does not work.)

BBy airplane

  • 13Matsuyama Station
  • 15Matsuyama Airport
  • Itami Airport

*A separate boarding pass is required for travel between Matsuyama and Itami Airport.
(The ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass does not work.)

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