Shikoku island is a great place to see the incredible countryside and is home to the famous Shikoku 88 pilgrimage route. Established over 1,200 years ago, this trail features 88 ‘official’ temples and numerous other sites which covers thousands of kilometres around the island of Shikoku and allows walkers to experience the abundance of nature and quaint local culture on their walking journey. Many people come to walk the trail to atone for sins, pray for good health or in memory of someone lost among the mixed town roads and forest trails. Not only ...
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  1. The Ultimate Luxury Japan Grand Traverse Alps to Sea 15D14N (Honshu, Shikoku & Kyushu), Fully Guided

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    Route: Tokyo - Nakasendo Way - Kyoto - Shikoku Island - Naoshima - Hiroshima - Kyushu Island - Yakushima Island

    A luxury journey from East to West traversing through three of Japan's main islands - Honshu, Shikoku & Kyushu. Combining walks and cultural sightseeings, this comfortable holiday takes in the highlights of the historically and culturally-rich ancient towns of Japan, trekking the ancient trade route of Nakasendo Trail, discovering the picturesque Iya Valley, and hiking on the Yakushima islands where nature has remained untouched for countless millennia. This 15-day/14-night immersion will enthral with its dramatic scenery, awe inspiring scale and depth of history. This truly is the quintessential Japanese experience

    The luxurious accommodation is hand picked for this package, including some of the best 4 and 5 star hotels and boutique Japanese ryokans.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine. Please refer to the itinerary for the meal inclusion.

    The tour includes 14 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, English speaking guide(s), all transportation during the tour, all entry tickets/park fees, and luggage transfers.

    This is the luxury discovery of Japan's three main islands from Alps to Sea. This incredible journey will inspire with its scale, natural beauty and depth of history. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    Luggage Transfers

    Luggage transfers are included in the package. Please see the itinerary for the details.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Tokyo
    Route: Tokyo - Nakasendo Way - Kyoto - Shikoku Island - Naoshima - Hiroshima - Kyushu Island - Yakushima Island A luxury journey from ...
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  2. Shikoku Luxury Loop Mountain to Sea 8D7N, Private Guided

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    Route: Shikoku Island - Takamatsu - 88 Pilgrimage Trail - Iya Valley - Kochi - Tokushima

    The undeveloped scenery, awe inspiring scale, depth of history and world-class cuisine of Japan await on this spectacular 8-day luxury journey around Shikoku. Venture to Japan's last frontier, walk the Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage Trail, stroll in one of Japan's most beautiful feudal lord gardens, cross suspended vine bridges in the picturesque Iya Valley, and discover the south coast of Shikoku and Naruto Strait. Benefit from the expertise of a professional English-speaking Japanese guide and private transfers throughout the journey. You'll just relax and enjoy some of the most beautiful hikes as well as overnight stays with the finest accommodation along the route, offering delicious regional cuisine and natural hot springs.

    Synonymous with the natural beauty and the pursuit of spiritual perfection, Shikoku is home to Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage and dramatic landscapes. This hand crafted itinerary combines the best walks, cultural sightseeings and unmissable destinations. This luxury journey takes you to Tokushima, Iya Valley, Kochi and Katsurahama and Naruto.

    The luxurious accommodation is hand picked for this package, including some of the best 4 and 5 star hotels and boutique Japanese ryokans.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine. Please refer to the itinerary for the meal inclusion.

    The tour includes 7 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, English speaking guide(s), all transportation during the tour, all entry tickets/park fees, and luggage transfers.

    This is the luxury discovery of Japan's smallest island Shikoku. This incredible journey will inspire with its scale, natural beauty and depth of history. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.

    Luggage Transfer

    Luggage transfers are included in the package. Please see the itinerary for the details.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Tokushima
    Route: Shikoku Island - Takamatsu - 88 Pilgrimage Trail - Iya Valley - Kochi - Tokushima The undeveloped scenery, awe inspiring scale, depth of history ...
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  3. Best of Japan’s Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail 11D10N, Self Guided

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    Curated for avid hikers, connect with enlightening spirits as you journey Japan's Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage Trail, carefully selecting the best walks and accommodations along the route in Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime. Embark on spiritual self-guided walks by day and experience an authentic pilgrimage journey, staying in traditional Minshuku, Ryokan, and Shukubo temple lodging offering delicious regional cuisine and natural hot springs. From dramatic scenery, ancient paths to awe inspiring history; escape to a truly quintessential Japanese experience on this 11 days Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail that will leave you enlightened.

    Begin your spiritual journey in Osaka, where you’ll journey by express train to Kyoto city. Spend a day exploring the delights and natural wonders of Japan’s former capital boasting tranquil temples and gardens and traditional teahouses. From Day 3, you begin your ultimate pilgrimage journey beginning with a gentle introduction walk on Shikoku towards 3 of the most captivating temples on the entire trail. From Day 4-10, delve deeper into the ancient Shikoku trail with carefully selected sections of the best and most beautiful walks on the route. Over these days, you’ll hike to discover an array of Buddhist temples, climb the iconic ladder to Kōbō Daishi’s meditation spot and discover quaint villages including Tokushima Prefecture, small Onsen village of Kamiyama, old hot-spring town of Kotohira Spa, Imabari town and more. Your inspiring pilgrimage walk ends in the east of Ehime Prefecture traversing a rural area of Shikoku and the temples set in lovely natural settings. Your journey ends with a train back to Osaka with an overnight stay.

    This adventure package includes 10 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis. All accommodations on your spiritual journey have been handpicked to reflect and fit the authenticity of your pilgrimage; deepen the transcendent connection in a mix of stays from traditional Minshuku, Ryokan, and Shukubo temple lodging.  Ryokan and Minshuku are traditional Japanese-style inns with rooms in Japanese style with tatami (straw) matting and futons. Minshuku are mostly shared toilet and bathing facilities. Shukubo are lodgings in Buddhist temples originally meant for pilgrims where rooms are similar to a Ryokan or Minshuku, though with fewer facilities. In Kyoto and Osaka city, you’ll stay at 4-star hotels. During your hiking days, transfers are either by train, bus and/or a pre-booked and prepaid taxi. Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.

    Unite with a transcendent sense of self. Feel and accept spiritual depth on a 11-day journey through enlightening temples and sites to uncover the ancient and peace-imbuing secrets of Japan's ancient Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage Trail.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys to Red Centre. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Osaka
    Curated for avid hikers, connect with enlightening spirits as you journey Japan's Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage Trail, carefully selecting the best walks and accommodations along the ...
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    From $4,762.86 Per Person, Twin Share
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