Tokushima to Kobe: Self-Guided Walking 4 Days Premium

Discover the compelling story of the birth of Japan through Awajishima Island; an important gateway between Shikoku Island and mainland Japan, via Tokushima on the east of Shikoku, through the foliage rich Awajishima Island and onwards to the bustling port town of Kobe on mainland Honshu. The region is home to excellent cuisine and Onsen hot springs, and this premium four day self-guided trip takes in delightfully comfortable Japanese hotels and Ryokan, as well as the best hiking the region has to offer.

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Tokushima to Kobe: Self-Guided Walking 4 Days Premium

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July 2024
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Tour details

Tokushima to Kobe: Self-Guided Walking 4 Days Premium
x1 traveller
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Single room additional charge
USD 1,655
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  • Duration: 4 days
  • Trip level:
    Active
    Level
  • Availability: April to November
  • Type:Self-guided
    Level
  • Price: USD 2,140(Price per person, based on 2 travellers sharing a room)
Highlights
  • Learn the history of Tokushima, through the cultural museum dedicated to the iconic Awa Odori festival and remains of Tokushima castle
  • Explore the deep culture and nature of Awajishima Island and castle town Sumoto Onsen
  • Enjoy the abundant nature with gentle hikes on Shikoku, Awajishima and Honshu (mainland Japan) islands
  • Immerse in local culture at the myriad museums and local crafts culture on three distinct islands
  • Stay in three premium Japanese accommodations typically featuring relaxing onsen baths and delicious regional cuisine

 

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The Seto Inland Sea is a narrow strait which connects the Sea of Japan to the Pacific Ocean, and until the late 1800s served as the main transportation link between Kansai in the east and Kyushu island to the west. As one of the first regions of Japan to be designated with National Park status in 1934, the Seto Inland National Park has grown to encompass over 3,000 islands in a Mediterranean climate, making it the ideal location within Japan to grow produce, including mandarin oranges and sweet potatoes, considered local delicacies in the region, and also an excellent spot for hiking.

Our tour follows the eastern side of the inland sea, from the small city of Tokushima on the north-east of Shikoku Island, through to Awajishima Island, an important island told through folktales to be a key area in the birthplace of Japan. After experiencing the deep culture of this rural island, we continue on to Kobe, a modern bustling port town, with great onsen, unique local cuisine (including the world-famous Kobe beef) and excellent hiking on the adjoining mountain range.

Our standard tour features four entry-level, optional hikes. Please ask for information about our tour extensions to the mountain-top temple town of Mount Koya with its monastery lodgings, or the peaceful, agricultural community of Asuka at a charming Japanese inn or with a local family for a unique homestay experience. It is also possible to visit the historic Awaji Ningyoza puppet theatre, visit the lively fishing town of Fukura on southern Awaji, experience the world-famous Naruto whirlpools from either Awaji or Tokushima and the first temple on the iconic Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage; please enquire to add any of these experiences into your tour.

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What is included

 

3 nights at premium Japanese accommodations
3 breakfasts & 3 dinners
Bus tickets starting in either Kyoto or Osaka and through travel to Kobe
Detailed day-by-day itinerary and walking directions
Topographical maps
Our Preparing for your trip and Traveling in Japan Guidebooks
Local support by telephone
Optional orientation at our Kyoto office

 

 

What is not included

 

Flights
Airport transfers
Pay locally for drinks with meals and for lunches
Pay locally for a bus journey on Day 3
Pay locally for other transportation options
Single room supplement(s) if required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Tour itineraries are subject to change. We will inform you of any amendments as soon as we become aware of them.