5 Days Tour – Onomichi cycling & Iya valley
Tour Route: Onomichi (Hiroshima) – Iya Onsen, hot springs (Tokushima)
Day 1: Onomichi
Many movies and television dramas were made here which contributed greatly to the literary and cinematic world, recalling an earlier time in Japan.
Wander around the seeming maze of narrow alleys that criss-cross the hillside, and enjoy the nostalgic port town atmosphere.
Visit Shinshoji Temple – experience Zen and Shakyo (creating a handwritten copy of a sutra) in peace surrounded by a beautiful Japanese garden.
Day 2: Onomichi – Shimanami Kaido Cycling
Also experience the vernal purity of forested slopes, sails of distant fishing skiffs, and small shrines cantilevered over rock faces. It’s like the Greek Islands!
Day 3: Iya Onsen (Tokushima)
Visit: Oboke Koboke Gorge and Iya Vine Bridge Oboke Gorge and neighboring Koboke Gorge, a little ways downstream, are narrow, steep sided gorges near the entrance to the Iya Valley and are popularly combined with a visit there. Cut by the swirling rapids of the Yoshino River, their names mean “big dangerous steps” and “small dangerous steps” as their jagged, rocky walls can be perilous to navigate.
Enjoy the nature walk and Oboke Sightseeing Boat Cruise!
Meals: breakfast (in Onomichi), dinner
Day 4: Iya Onsen (Tokushima)
Meals: breakfast & dinner
Day 5: leave Iya Onsen (Tokushima)
If you would like to explore Setouchi area by video please take a look Ms Kerry Ferro videos:
Walking, Exploring, History, Cycling