Shikoku has some wonderful accommodation – places that alone are worth travelling to see, with heartwarming hospitality. This tour takes you to all four prefectures of Shikoku, staying in the most characterful kominka and ryokan accommodation. This is one of our more relaxed tours – at two of the places, you stay for two nights, allowing you to settle in and enjoy the feeling of being at home.
The tour visits many of the main attractions of the island, as well as some lesser known treats. You visit castles, gardens, mountain hamlets, and historic towns. Both the Seto Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean are on the itinerary. You visit shrines and temples, sake breweries and tea houses. There are many opportunities to meet and talk to the people of Shikoku.
You travel in a comfortable minibus. There’s no guide, but your driver speaks English. The private vehicle allows you to undertake little adventures like riding a local train through some lovely scenery, point-to-point walks, and a bike ride over the bridges of the Shimanami Kaidō. The minibus picks you up at the end of your adventure.
Who is this tour for?
This tour is for groups of two to four people. It’s ideal for families. The tour makes a good introduction to Shikoku (and Japan for that matter). Some of the places visited can only be accessed by climbing a lot of steps, and there’s an opportunity to cycle too, so you’ll need to be reasonably fit.
Prices shown are per person
With 2 people: ¥498,000
With 3 people: ¥448,000
With 4 people: ¥398,000
With 6 people: ¥298,000
Accommodation is 1 room for 2 people. Additional charge for 1 room per person: ¥60,000