Spring Rhythm in Shikoku with Setouchi Japan 9D7N



Seasonal Scenery:
Cherry blossom viewing at Kosanji Temple, Matsuyama Castle, Nanrakuen Japanese Garden

Unique Experience:
Udon Making Experience / Strawberry Picking / Naruto Whirlpools Sightseeing Cruise / Olive Oil Making Experience/ Japanese Paper “Washi” Making Experience / Awa Dance Show / Kankakei Valley Ropeway

Sightseeing & Shopping Experience
Traditional Ozu City / Shimanto River and Sata Chinka Bridge / Katsurahama Beach / Kazurabashi Bridge / Angel Road Beach / Olive Park / Traditional Soy Source Town “Hishino Sato” and Marukin Memorial Hall /Kurashiki Bikan Area”Japanese Old Scenic Town”

Hotel /Ryokan Stays:
04 nights authentic Jpaanese Onsen/ Ryokan / Hotel at Dogo Onsen, Shimanto , Kotohira & Shodo Island. 03 nights centrally located the hotel in Kochi, Okayama & Hiroshima


Departure date
17 Mar, 24 Mar 2019
Tour length
9 days 7 nights
Hiroshima, Shimanami, Dogo Onsen, Matsuyama, Uwajima, Shimanto, Kochi, Iya, Naruto, Tokushima, Kotohira, Takamatsu, Shodo Island, Okayama
Tour guide
Experienced Trilingual Guide
From S$ 4,398*

Our WOW! Promises

Right group size for Quality Travel (<= 30 passengers)

Experienced Trilingual Guide (English, Mandarin, Japanese) Accompanying the entire tour

Premium Selection of Hotels & Ryokan (with onsen)

Organized & Well-paced itinerary

Comfortable big coaches

Authentic Japanese gourmet food & Cultural experiences

Day 1 ---

Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in

MI868 SIN-HIJ 0145/0900


Day 2 On boardLD

Hiroshima – Shimanami – Dogo Onsen 広島 -しまなみ海道 - 道後温泉
Yamatoya Honten or similar / Japanese room

Upon arrival at Hiroshima Airport, transfer to Shimanami and visit one of the unique Buddhist temples in Hiroshima Prefecture, Kosanji Temple (耕三寺) ✿. Lunch at a local restaurant [Takomeshi Kaiseki]. After lunch, transfer to Dogo Onsen town for hotel check in. Stroll around Dogo Onsen Town (道後温泉) at your own leisure. The main attraction at Dogo Onsen is the Dogo Onsen Honkan, which is said to have served as an inspiration for Miyazaki’s popular animated film “Spirited Away”. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.

Day 3 BLD

Dogo Onsen – Matsuyama – Ozu – Uwajima - Shimanto 道後温泉-松山-大洲 - 宇和島- 四万十
Shin Royal Hotel Shimanto or similar / Western room

After breakfast, transfer to Matsuyama and visit Matsuyama Castle (松山城) ✿. The castle was constructed on the mountain, and you can enjoy the cherry blossoms while taking the ropeway up to the Matsuyama Castle. After that, transfer to Ozu city and have lunch at a local restaurant [Imotaki Taro Set]. After lunch, stroll around at Ozu city (大洲) with local guide (1hrs). Next, transfer to Uwajima to visit one of the biggest Japanese gardens in Shikoku “Nanrakuen Japanese Garden” (南楽園) ✿. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel


Image: Matsuyama Castle ©JNTO


Day 4 BLD

Shimanto - Kochi 四万十 - 高知
The Crown Palais New Hankyu Kochi or similar / Western room

After breakfast, transfer to Shimano. Visit Shimanto River (四万十川). Enjoy the natural beauty of the river by crossing the Sara Chinka Bridge (佐田沈下橋). Transfer to Kochi city, enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant [Japanese Set] . After lunch, transfer to Inomachi Paper Museum to experience the Japanese Paper ”Washi” making. Follow by transfer to Katsurahama Beach (桂浜). The beach is in the shape of a deep slope, so the tide is very strong and swimming is forbidden here. Enjoy the local cuisine of Kochi “Sawachi” at a local restaurant.


Image: Washi Paper Making©JNTO

Day 5 BLD

Kochi – Iya – Naruto – Tokushima – Kotohira高知-祖谷-鳴門-徳島-琴平
Kotosankaku or similar / Japanese room

After breakfast, transfer to Iya Valley. Visit the amazing suspension bridge made of vines “Kazurabashi Bridge” (かずら橋). Next, transfer to Naruto city to see whirlpools of the Naruto Strait by being onboard the Naruto Whirlpool Sightseeing Cruise(うずしお観潮船) (30min). Naruto Whirlpools is a natural phenomenon that happens twice daily in the strait, created by large volumes of water moving in between the Seto Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean when changing between high and low tide. Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Buffet] . After lunch, transfer to Tokushima city and enjoy the traditional performance “Awa Dance Show “(40min). Finish the show, will transfer to Kotohira city for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.

Day 6 BLD

Kotohira – Takamatsu – Shodo Island琴平-高松-小豆島
Resort Hotel Olevan or similar / Japanese room

After breakfast, transfer to Takamatsu for Strawberry Picking. This afternoon, you’ll get to experience making your own lunch of Sanuki Udon, a famous noodle in Kagawa Prefecture, at Nakano Udon School.
After lunch, transfer to Shodo Island (小豆島) by ferry from Takamatsu Pier. Visit Angel Road Beach. While the level of the tide changes frequently, a low tide can open up a path to Yoshima, which you can walk to. This romantic place is believed that your wish may come true if you cross the path with your loved one. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel .

Day 7 BL-

Shodo Island – Okayama 小豆島-岡山
ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Okayama or similar / Western room

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Inoue Seikoen (井上誠耕園) for Olive Oil Making Experience and stroll around at Olive Field. Visit Olive Park, ”A landmark of Shodo Island“. Have lunch at a local restaurant at Olive Park [Hamo Fish and Pork Rice Bowl]. After lunch, visit the Traditional Soy Sauce Town “Hishiono Sato”. The original equipment used for soy sauce brewing is on display at Marukin Memorial Hall, so visitors can view about the traditional brewing process. After that, visit Kankakei Valley Ropeway. Transfer to Shin Okayama Pier by Ferry from Tonoshio Pier. Coach transfer to Okayama city for hotel check in. Tonight, dinner at the hotel restaurant.


Image: Olive Park at Shodo Island©Daisuke Yatsui©JNTO

Day 8 BL-

Okayama – Hiroshima岡山-広島
Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima or similar / Western room

After breakfast, transfer to Kurashiki. Stroll around at the beautiful Japanese old scenic town “Kurashiki Bikan Area “(倉敷). For lunch, enjoy the local sushi “Matsurizushi Set” at a local restaurant . After lunch, transfer to Hiroshima city. Free time at Hiroshima Shopping Area “Hondori and Hacchobori” and Peace Memorial Park ✿. Enjoy your dinner during your own free & easy time.


Image: Kurashiki Bikan Area ©Okayama-ken Kanko Renmei©JNTO

Day 9 BLD

Hiroshima – Singapore 広島-新加坡

MI867 HIJ-SIN 1000/1545
After breakfast at the hotel, free at your own leisure until departure.

Bid farewell to Japan this morning as we depart for Singapore. We hope that you have enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to helping you create your next perfect moments, always!


*All the photos are for illustration purposes only
* The itinerary is subject to change due to weather condition
* Meals indicated are for reference only and subject to change
* Flight schedule is subject to change
* Sakura viewing locations are depending on weather conditions

17 Mar, 24 Mar 2019 (15-20 pax)
From S$ 4,398*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 55* (Subject to changes)  

  • This tour package is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Minimum 15 persons are required to form a group. A Tour Manager will be with the group for the entire tour.
  • Accommodation is based on twin-sharing basis.
  • Triple sharing rooms’ size might be similar to Twin rooms'(Twin bed + 1 extra bed)
  • Activities available are subject to weather conditions. Package price does not include the associated taxes and surcharges, estimated at $80, subject to change.
  • Guide and driver service fee of JPY 800 per day adult/childd) is applicable.
  • Please approach our travel consultants for more details and other terms and conditions.

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