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3-day pass 8,500yen

1st Day

ABy train

1Kochi 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.

2Kochi 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/

3Youbi 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

4Hirome 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/

ABy bus

  • Osaka Station
  • 1Kochi Station
  • 234
    Stroll in City of Kochi
  • [Lodging] Kochi City

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

BBy airplane

  • Kochi Ryoma Airport
  • 1Kochi Station
  • 234
    Stroll in City of Kochi
  • [Lodging] Kochi City

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

2nd Day

5Ekingura & Akaoka Town

In the Edo period, shipping agencies and merchant houses lined the streets, and the town prospered from its location on the old Tosa Highway. Remnants of that time can be seen even today.

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Address 538 Akaoka-cho, Konan City, Kochi
Access Take the JR Dosan Line (toward Awa-Ikeda and Tosa-Yamada) from Kochi Station for about 20 minutes and change trains at Gomen Station to the Gomen-Nahari Line (bound for Aki-Nahari), ride for about 20 minutes to Akaoka Station, and it is about a 10-minute walk from there.
Parking Closest parking lot to Ekingura (3 minutes by foot): Konan City Chamber of Commerce parking lot (2 bus spaces/10 vehicle spaces)
URL http://www.ekingura.com

6Kitagawa Villege Monet's Garden Marmottan

Modelled after the garden at French impressionist painter Claudet Monet's home, it expresses the beauty of seasonal plants.

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Address 1100 Ko, Notomo, Kitagawa-mura, Aki-gun, Kochi
Access Take the Tosa Kuroshio Railway Gomen-Nahari Line from JR Kochi Station or JR Gomen Station and get off at Nahari Station, the last stop. From Nahari Station, take the bus bound for Kitakawamura and get off at the Mone no Niwa stop. It is a five-minute walk from there. *Check the layover time at Nahari before leaving.
Parking Free parking: 6 large vehicles, 94 regular vehicles
URL http://www.kjmonet.jp/
  • Kochiekimae tram stop
  • Kenchomae tram stop
  • Experience Tosa Samurai Culture
  • Kenchomae tram stop
  • Kochi Station/
    Kochiekimae tram stop
  • Gomen Station
  • Akaoka Station
  • 5Tour of Town of Ekin
  • Akaoka Station
  • Nahari Station
  • 6Kitagawa Villege Monet's Garden Marmottan
  • Nahari Station
  • [Lodging] Nahari

*A separate boarding pass is required for Nahari - Kitagawa.

3rd Day

7Muroto Geopark

This region-wide theme park looks at the secrets formed by the Muroto Cape and allows visitors to learn about the activities of the people of Muroto, starting with the key points of the geological features and topography.

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Address 6939-40 Murotomisaki-cho, Muroto City, Kochi
Access Take the JR Dosan Line or the Gomen-Nahari Line from JR Kochi Station to Nahari Station (approx. 1.5 hours). Take the bus bound for Kannoura-Murotomisaki from Nahari Station (approx. 40 minutes).
Parking Regular vehicles: About 25 spaces
URL http://www.muroto-geo.jp/www/

8Hiwasa Sea Turtle Museum Caretta

Sea turtle museums are rare around the world. In addition to exhibits such as stuffed sea turtles from around the world, you can also watch them swim.

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Address Ohama-kaigan, Minami-cho, Kaifu-gun, Tokushima
Access 20 minutes by foot from JR Hiwasa Station, taxis available
Parking 40 parking spaces available
URL http://www.town.minami.tokushima.jp/umigame/caretta/

9Yakuoji

The 23rd pilgrimage site of the 88 shrines in Shikoku, famous as a temple for warding off evil. The scarlet Yugito overlooking the Hiwasa townscape is beautiful.

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Address 285-1 Okugawauchi-Teramae, Minami-cho, Kaifu-gun, Tokushima
Access 10 minutes by foot from Hiwasa Station on the JR Mugi Line
Parking 500-space parking lot (free)
URL http://www.88shikokuhenro.jp/tokushima/23yakuoji/index.html
  • Nahari Station
  • Muroto Point
  • 7Stroll Around Muroto Point
  • Muroto Point
  • Kannoura Station
  • Kaifu Station
  • Mugi Station
  • Hiwasa Station
  • 89
    Stroll in Town of Hiwasa
  • Hiwasa Station
  • Tokushima Station
  • [Lodging] Tokushima City

*A separate boarding pass is required for Nahari - Kannoura.

4th Day

10Ryozenji

The first pilgrimage site of the 88 shrines in Shikoku. The beautiful scenery includes the Tahoto and a Meiji garden symbolizing a “temple of prayer.”

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Address 126 Bando-Tsukahana, Oasa-cho, Naruto City, Tokushima
Access 10 minutes by foot from Bando Station on the JR Kotoku Line.
Parking 100 spaces for regular vehicles/10-20 spaces for buses (free)
URL http://www.88shikokuhenro.jp/tokushima/01ryozenji/

11Oasahiko Shrine

The god of this shrine is said to give luck, ward off evil, and provide traffic safety. Be sure to see Megane Bridge, Germany Bridge, and the sacred camphor tree that is around 2,000 years old.

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Address 13 Bando-Hirotsuka, Oasa-cho, Naruto City, Tokushima
Access Take the Tokushima Bus Oasa Line from JR Tokushima Station (43 minutes)
Parking 1,000 spaces
URL http://www.ooasahikojinja.jp
  • Stroll in City of Tokushima
  • Tokushima Station
  • Bando station
  • 10Ryozenji
  • 11Oasahiko Shrine
  • Bando station
  • Tokushima Station
  • Awa-Ikeda Station
  • Kotohira Station
  • Visit to Kotohira-gu Shrine
  • Kotoden-Kotohira Station
  • Ritsurin Koen Station
  • Stroll in Ritsurin Garden
  • Ritsurin Koen Station
  • Takamatsu Chikko Station
  • [Lodging] Takamatsu City

5th Day

12Takamatsu Station

Takamatsu Station has the largest number of commuters of any station in JR Shikoku, and the current station building was completed in 2001. The smiling "SHIKOKU SMILE STATION" station character was created as a symbol of the service in 2013, greeting customers with a smile and a spirit of hospitality. Currently, the exterior of Takamatsu Station is wrapped with Takamatsu Eki-chan advertising for a limited time, and the large smiling face greets customers that use the station.

ABy bus

  • 12Takamatsu Station
  • Osaka Station

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

BBy airplane

  • 12Takamatsu Station
  • Takamatsu Airport

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

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