Kankakei Gorge on Shodoshima island, Japan

Nature Lover's Tour of Japan

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Shikoku, Takamatsu, Shodoshima, Awa...

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Suggested Duration

6 Days

Spend six days swooning over the spectacular natural beauty that blankets Shikoku Island on this absorbing nature lover’s tour to Japan. As you cruise from the exuberant seaside city of Takamatsu to the forested hinterlands of Iya Valley, you will be enthralled by the unending wilderness beauty that veils the entire island and flanks sacred spiritual sites tucked between the emerald greenery.

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Trip Highlights

  • Glide across the sapphire sea to the bewitching island of Shodoshima, where you will peruse the manicured gardens of the Shodoshima Olive Park and capture unrivaled views of the landscape’s terraced rice fields and cherished Angel Road
  • Explore the art of famous Japanese Awa traditions by selecting a course in either soba-making, traditional Japanese noodles, or washi-making, traditional Japanese paper, to delve into the Shikoku city’s heritage
  • Climb the gently sloping hills of Mount Tsurugi to bask in the breathtaking panoramic vistas of Shikoku’s emerald hinterlands sweeping the island’s interior
  • Spend moments swooning over the magical wilderness proliferating across the Iya Valley during strolls along its olive-green hills and a serene boat cruise past the Kazura Bridge to the untamed Oboke Gorge
  • Race down the splashing rapids of Yoshinogawa River during a riveting river rafting experience or peacefully stroll through the spellbinding Kurozo Marshlands
  • Explore centuries of Japanese heritage wandering around the sacred spiritual complex of Hashikura Temple, tucked between the forested mountains framing Shikoku’s countryside

Starting Price

$3,313 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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