Welcome to Shikoku
The birthplace of revered ascetic and founder of the Shingon Buddhist sect Kōbō Daishi (774–835), Shikoku (四国) is synonymous with natural beauty and the pursuit of spiritual perfection. It's home to the 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku, Japan's most famous pilgrimage.In Japan's feudal past, the island was divided into four regions; hence the name shi (four) and koku (region). Considered remote and isolated for... Read More
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Day Trip to the Tokushima Prefecture including the Oboke Gorge and Iya Valley from Osaka
For this tour, you will be picked up at your designated meeting point and will head to the Yoshino River at Tokushima prefecture by a coach bus. The Yoshino River is the second longest river in Shikoku and is located from Kochi prefecture to Tokushima prefecture. Once you arrive, you will enjoy the local famous cuisine Tokushima Premium Beef Sukiyaki (Japanese hot pot) for lunch and spend some time viewing the beautiful cherry blossoms along the river. After you one hour lunch break, the coach bus will come to pick you up to visit the Oboke Gorge, one of the famous destinations that is located nearby the Yoshino River. Here you will get on a half hour boat ride to see the sights.Afterward, you will head to the Iya Valley. Here you can see some suspension bridges made of mountain vines, "Kazurabashi." Historically, these were the only way to get around and transport goods in the Iya Valley. You will be able to try walking on a "Kazurabashi" for an additional charge. Lastly, you'll be able to see the Biwa Waterfall that crashes down between mossy rocks into the crystal clear, ice cool river. Here you will feel nature's beauty before heading back to the hustle and bustle of Osaka.
Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak
Get off the beaten track in Japan and experience parts of the country other big-city tours tend to skip. This tour of the Land of the Rising Sun includes something for every active passenger. Take in major cultural touchstones like Osaka and Hiroshima, along with lesser known areas. Hike along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route to visit spectacular temples, cycle across islands as you follow the Shimanami Kaido, and kayak around the famed floating torii gate in the Bay of Miyajima. Every view is that much sweeter when you've worked for it.