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1st Day

ABy train

1Tokushima Station

Tokushima Station is the station that represents Tokushima City, and both the current station building and the connected building (Clement Plaza) were opened in 1993. Clement Plaza has one underground level and six above ground floors with around 80 shops including apparel stores and restaurants. Hotel Clement Tokushima, the city hotel directly connected to the station, has around 250 guest rooms.

2Shinmachigawa Boardwalk

This road extends along the Shinmachi River. On the last Sunday of every month, Tokushima Marche is held offering agricultural products and processed goods.

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Address 1~2-chome, Higashisenba-cho, Tokushima City, Tokushima
Access 5 minutes by foot in the direction of Shinmachigawa Mizugiwa Park from JR Tokushima Station on the Kotoku Line
Parking Paid parking in the area
URL http://www.city.tokushima.tokushima.jp/kankou/kankoushisetsu/shimachigawa.html

3Hyotanjima Shuyusen

This pleasure boat goes around Hyotan Island, which is surrounded by the Shinmachi and Suketo Rivers in Tokushima City.

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Address 2 Minamiuchi-machi, Tokushima City, Tokushima
Access 5 minutes from JR Tokushima Station
Parking -
URL http://www.city.tokushima.tokushima.jp/kankou/kankoushisetsu/hyoutanjima.html

ABy bus

  • Osaka Station
  • 1Tokushima Station
  • 23Stroll in City of Tokushima
  • [Lodging] Tokushima City

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

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  • Tokushima Awa Odori Airport
  • 1Tokushima Station
  • 23Stroll in City of Tokushima
  • [Lodging] Tokushima City

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

2nd Day

4Wakimachi Udatsu no Machinami

There are many old houses along this roughly 430-meter road running east to west. We also recommend hiring a tour guide.

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Address Wakimachi, Wakimachi, Mima City, Tokushima Mima City, Tokushima
Access 7 minutes by taxi or bus from JR Anabuki Station
Parking 80 spaces (free)
URL http://www.city.mima.lg.jp/4/64/000251.html

5Obokekyo Kanko Yuransen

This roughly 30-minute round-trip boat tour allows you to see the dynamic scenery of Oboke Gorge up close. Enjoy seasonal natural beauty.

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Address 1643-7 Nishiu, Yamashiro-cho, Miyoshi City, Tokushima
Access 20 minutes by foot from Oboke Station
Parking Large buses: 20 spaces; Passenger vehicles: 150 spaces
URL http://www.mannaka.co.jp/restaurant/excursionship/excursionship.html

6Kominka Stay

This 300-year old thatched roof private house/cottage in the back regions of Iya, which is also called "Japanese Tibet," was produced by Alex Kerr, who is known for the book Last Glimpse of Beautiful Japan.

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Address 96-3 Higashiiyawada, Miyoshi City, Tokushima
Access Approx. 40 minutes by car from Oboke Station
Parking Reserved spaces available next to the inn
URL http://www.chiiori.org/index.html

7Iya no Kazurabashi

Interwoven with Hardy Kiwi, this suspension bridge is one of the three most unusual bridges of Japan. Suspended 14 meters above the river, it provides a thrilling experience.

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Address 162-2 Zentoku, Nishiiyayama-mura, Miyoshi City, Tokushima
Access 22 minutes by bus from JR Oboke Station
Parking Large buses: 34 spaces; Passenger vehicles: 293 spaces Parking lot nearby, municipal parking lot is Kazurabashi Yumebutai
URL http://miyoshinavi.jp/02miru/detail.php?genr=101&uid=SS000048
  • Tokushima Station
  • Anabuki Station
  • 4Stroll in Town of Waki
  • Anabuki Station
  • Awa-Ikeda Station
  • Oboke Station
  • 5Experience Midstream of Yoshino River
  • 67
    Experience Iya Culture
  • Iya
  • [Lodging] Oboke/Iya Area

*A separate boarding pass (boat) is required for Oboke - Iya.

3rd Day

8Shikido

This is a reproduction of the house that haiku poet Shiki Masaoka lived in until the age of seventeen. On exhibit are articles that Shiki used like a desk, calligraphy, personal items, and photographs.

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Address Shojuji Temple, 16-3 Suehiro-machi, Matsuyama City, Ehime
Access 10 minutes by car from JR Matsuyama Station
Parking 20 spaces
URL http://www.city.matsuyama.ehime.jp/kanko/kankoguide/shitestukoen/shikido.html

9Bansuiso

Built by Count Sadakoto Hisamatsu in 1922. A pure French building, it has been designated an important national cultural property.

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Address 3-3-7 Ichiban-cho, Matsuyama City, Ehime
Access Take train bound for Dogo Onsen from JR Matsuyama Station and get off at Okaido Station. A 5-minute walk from there.
Parking Available (about 20 spaces)
URL http://www.bansuisou.org/
  • Iya
  • Oboke Station
  • Kotohira Station
  • Visit to Kotohira-gu Shrine
  • Kotohira Station
  • Tadotsu Station
  • Matsuyama Station
  • Okaido tram stop
  • 89
    Sightseeing in Matsuyama City
  • Okaido tram stop
  • JR Matsuyamaekimae tram stop
  • [Lodging] Matsuyama City

*A separate boarding pass (boat) is required for Iya - Oboke.

4th Day

10Mitsu no Machinami

Mitsuhama is a retro port town. There are many things to enjoy, including the Mitsuhamayaki soul food and the Mitsu Ferryboat.

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Address 1-5-1 Mitsu-Sumiyoshi, Matsuyama City, Ehime
Access 5 minutes by foot from Mitsu Station
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11Shiki Memorial Museum

This museum introduces the life of Shiki Masaoka, the father of modern haiku, and his works as a writer. Books in his own handwriting and personal items are also on display.

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Address 1-30 Dogokoen, Matsuyama City, Ehime
Access 5 minutes by foot from Dogo Onsen Station
Parking Available (paid)
URL http://sikihaku.lesp.co.jp/

12Ishiteji

The 51st pilgrimage site of the 88 shrines in Shikoku. Also visit the Deva Gate, which is a national treasure, and the Treasure Hall, which exhibits temple treasures.

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Address 2-9-21 Ishite, Matsuyama City, Ehime
Access 30 minutes by car from Matsuyama Airport
Parking 110 spaces
URL http://www.88shikokuhenro.jp/ehime/51ishiteji/index.html

13 Dogo Haikara Dori, Nikitatsu no Michi, & Seki Art Gallery

Dogo Haikara Dori is an L-shaped road that connects Dogo Onsen Station and the Dogo Onsen Main Building. Souvenir shops that sell traditional Ehime crafts and famous confectionery line the arcade. The Seki Art Gallery on the atmospheric Nikitatsu no Michi has works of art by artists representative of modern Japan like Taikan Yokoyama and Ryohei Koiso, so be sure to stop by.

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Address 4-42 Kita-machi, Matsuyama City, Ehime
Access 20 minutes by car from JR Matsuyama Station
Parking 12 spaces (free)
URL http://www.seki.co.jp/mus/
  • JR Matsuyamaekimae tram stop
  • Otemachi tram stop
  • Mitsu Station
  • 10
    Stroll in Town of Mitsu
  • Mitsu Station
  • Matsuyama-shi Station
  • Dogo Onsen tram stop
  • 111213
    Stroll Around Dogo Onsen
  • Dogo Onsen tram stop
  • JR Matsuyamaekimae tram stop
  • [Lodging] Matsuyama City

5th Day

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14Matsuyama 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 Kanko Port

Regular service to Hiroshima and Kure.

BBy airplane

14Matsuyama 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.

16Matsuyama Airport

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

ABy ship

  • 14Matsuyama Station
  • 15Matsuyama 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

  • 14Matsuyama Station
  • 16Matsuyama 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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