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3-day pass 8,500yen

1st Day

ABy ship

1Matsuyama Kanko Port

Regular service to Hiroshima and Kure.

2Matsuyama 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.

BBy airplane

3Matsuyama Airport

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

2Matsuyama 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.

ABy ship

  • Hiroshima Airport
  • Hiroshima Station
  • Ujina Station (hiroshima Port)
  • 1Matsuyama Kanko Port
  • 2Matsuyama Station
  • [Lodging] Matsuyama City

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

BBy airplane

  • Itami Airport
  • 3Matsuyama Airport
  • 2Matsuyama Station
  • [Lodging] Matsuyama City

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

2nd Day

4Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei

Introduces the Japanese wax industry using a wax production and trade house built in 1894.

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Address 2696 Uchiko, Uchiko-cho, Kita-gun, Ehime
Access Approx. 30 minutes by limited express from JR Matsuyama Station to JR Uchiko Station
Approx. 5 minutes by car from JR Uchiko Station
Parking Machinami parking lot
URL http://www.jemcci.jp/midokoro/detail/kamihougatei.html

5Uchikoza

This kabuki theatre was founded in 1916. Uchikoza Bunraku performances are still held today. Tours are held inside on days when there are no performances.

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Address 2102 Uchiko, Uchiko-cho, Kita-gun, Ehime
Access 10 minutes by foot from JR Uchiko Station
Parking Parking lot with 7 spaces
URL http://www.town.uchiko.ehime.jp/site/uchikoza/

6Hijikawa & Ozu Castle

Ozu Castle was built in the late Kamakura period, and the keep tower was restored in 2004. The scenery of the pristine Hiji River and the castle is spectacular.

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Address 903 Ozu, Ozu City, Ehime
Access Approx. 20 minutes by foot from JR Iyo-Ozu Station
Parking Available (70 spaces)
URL http://www.city.ozu.ehime.jp/sightseeing/map/ozu_castle.html

7Ohanahan Dori

This street is famous as the location of NHK Television's novel, Ohanahan. Brimming with elegance, it also has a waterway that was recreated to show how things were at the time.

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Address Ozu, Ozu City, Ehime
Access 7 minute by city loop bus from JR Iyo-Ozu Station, 1 minute by foot from Asamoya-Mae bus stop
Parking Parking available: 43 free spaces for cars/6 for large vehicles
URL http://www.city.ozu.ehime.jp/sightseeing/map/ohanahan.html

8Kaimeigakkou & Uwamingukan

The Unomachi townscape includes the important cultural property Kaimei School (photograph) and the Uwa Folk Craft Museum, which exhibits old tools used in daily life and tools of trade that offer a glimpse into the wisdom of our forefathers.

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Address 3-110 Unomachi, Uwa-cho, Seiyo City, Ehime
Access 7 minutes by foot from JR Unomachi Station
Parking City parking (cultural hall): 350 spaces for regular vehicles and 7 for large vehicles
URL http://www.seiyo1400.jp/c/tourism/2011/02/16/uwamingu/
  • Matsuyama Station
  • Uchiko Station
  • 45Stroll in Town of Uchiko
  • Uchiko Station
  • Iyo-Ozu Station
  • 67Stroll in Town of Ozu
  • Iyo-Ozu Station
  • Unomachi Station
  • 8Stroll in City of Uwajima
  • Unomachi Station
  • Uwajima Station
  • [Lodging] Uwajima City

3rd Day

9Nijinomori Park Matsuno & Morinokuni Poppo Onsen

This roadside station has an aquarium where you can see fish from the Shimanto River and a glass workshop. The Morinokuni Poppo Onsen (photograph) is at the nearby JR Matsumaru Station.

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Address 1510-1 Nobinono, Matsuno-cho, Kitauwa-gun, Ehime
Access 3 minutes by foot from JR Matsumaru Station
Parking 5 spaces for large vehicles and 126 spaces for regular vehicles
URL http://www.morinokuni.or.jp/

10Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto

Showcases works that cover Kaiyodo's history, from plastic models to small toys sold with food and action figures, at a closed elementary school.

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Address 1458-1 Utsuigawa, Shimanto-cho, Takaoka-gun, Kochi
Access Approx. 6km from JR Utsuigawa Station
Parking 50 free spaces
URL http://www.hobbykan.jp/

11Shimanto River yakatabune & traditional fishing

The last clear stream of Japan, the Shimanto River is 196 kilometers long, the longest in Shikoku. Cruises on houseboats and pleasure boats are a popular way to enjoy the fascinating river. There are also programs that allow you to taste fish from the river and see traditional river fish like Korobashi and Shibazuke up close fishing by torch or casting a net.

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Address 2494-1 Yamachi, Shimanto City, Kochi
Access Approx. 100 minutes from JR Kochi Station to Nakamura Station via the Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Parking 25 spaces
URL http://www.city.shimanto.lg.jp/kanko/i-menu01-1.html
  • Uwajima Station
  • Matsumaru Station
  • 9Nijinomori Park Matsuno & Morinokuni Poppo Hot Spring
  • Matsumaru Station
  • Tosa-Taisho Station
  • 10Kaiyodo Hobby Museum
  • Tosa-Taisho Station
  • Kubokawa Station
  • Nakamura Station
  • 11 Experience Nature in Shimanto River Basin
  • [Lodging] Shimanto City

4th Day

12Kuretaishomachi Ichiba

Kure's kitchen since the Meiji period. Choose from a selection of fresh fish caught that day, including rod-caught skipjack.

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Address Kure, Nakatosa-cho, Takaoka-gun, Kochi
Access 5 minutes by foot from Tosa-Kure Station
Parking 30 spaces
URL http://www.mantentosa.com/sightseeing/see/taisyomachi/

13Kochi Castle

Built by Kazutoyo Yamauchi, the Honmaru and Ninomaru palaces were completed in 1603. This famous castle is one of the few remaining examples of honmaru construction from the Edo period in Japan.

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Address 1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi City, Kochi
Access Approx. 25 minutes by foot from Kochi Station on JR Shikoku Dosan Line
Parking 65 spaces at the Kochi Park parking lot
URL http://kochipark.jp/kochijyo/

14Youbi Ichi

Markets are held on different days of the week in Kochi, starting with the Sunday Market featuring almost 500 tents. There are also Tuesday, Wednesday (private), Thursday, and Friday markets that start early in the morning.

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Address Otesuji, Kochi City, Kochi
Access 1 minute by foot from Hasuikemachi-dori Station on the Tosa Electric Railway
Parking Spaces at the Kochi Park parking lot
URL http://www.city.kochi.kochi.jp/soshiki/39/nichiyoichi-gairoichi.html

15Hirome Ichiba

An indoor market where you will find Tosa specialties, famous gourmet items, choice sake, and more.

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Address 2-3-1 Obiya-machi, Kochi City, Kochi
Access Approx. 15 minutes by foot from JR Kochi Station
Parking Approx. 160 spaces available
URL http://www.hirome.co.jp/
  • Nakamura Station
  • Tosa-Kure Station
  • 12Kure Taisho-machi Market
  • Tosa-Kure Station
  • Kochi Station/
    Kochiekimae tram stop
  • Ohashidori tram stop
  • 131415
    Experience Tosa Samurai Culture
  • Ohashidori tram stop
  • Kochiekimae tram stop
  • [Lodging] Kochi City

5th Day

16Kochi Station

The current station building was completed in 2008. The distinctive feature of this station is the large arched roof made from local cedar, making it a Kochi landmark.

ABy airplane

  • 16Kochi Station
  • Kochi Ryoma Airport
  • Itami Airport

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

BBy bus

  • 16Kochi Station
  • Osaka station

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

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