Shikoku East to West 7 Days


This tour is for travellers who want to see some of Shikoku on their way between Honshu and Kyushu. The east-west route visits some of the most popular places on Shikoku. You can take the tour in either direction to suit your personal travel plans. You can also add a day or two to see more of the interesting places along the route.  


Your Itinerary

Day 1 The tour starts in Tokushima, which can be reached by train from Takamatsu, or by ferry from Wakayama. Stay in Tokushima.
Day 2 See the sights of Tokushima and visit the dramatic whirlpools of Naruto under the Naruto Straits Bridge. Then travel inland to the Iya Valley. Stay at Iya Onsen.
Day 3 Tour picturesque Oboke Gorge and cross the vine bridge in Iya Valley. Then travel onwards to Matsuyama and Dogo. Stay in Dogo.
Day 4 Tour Dogo and Matsuyama Castle and ride the Botchan Train. Then travel to Uchiko and stroll around its beautiful old streets. Stay in Uchiko.
Day 5 Travel to Ozu and see its restored castle, historic streets and the exquisite Garyu Sanso villa and garden. Then take the ferry from Yawatahama to Beppu across the scenic Bungo Channel. Stay in Beppu. 
Day 6 See the sights of Beppu, including the Jigoku Meguri, a theme park of fantastically strange hot springs. Stay in Fukuoka.
Day 7 Onward travel.

Points of Interest



  • The price varies according to the season, type of transportation and the class of accommodation.
  • Accommodation varies from ryokan, hotels (standard to deluxe), kominka, minshuku, trailer houses. Room charges range from 5,000 to 30,000 yen.
  • The price is for 2 or more people sharing a room.
  • Getting around by public transport costs about 5,000 to 10,000 yen per day. The All Shikoku Rail Pass and Japan Rail Pass are convenient. If you tell us your itinerary and budget, we will help you plan your trip.

Read our information about accommodation in Shikoku to gain an understanding of your options. 


Please use our enquiry form (opens in a new window) to start the planning process.