General

Tour Route: Arima Onsen, Hot springs (Hyogo) – Naruto (Tokushima) – Tokushima city

Day 1: Arima onsen:

Arima Onsen is a unique hot spring retreat in Japan with more than 1,000 years of history with beautiful natural surroundings. There is easy access from the busy cities in the Kansai
metropolitan area of Osaka or Kobe.
To this day, the Gold and Silver hot springs waters continue to attract people.

Stay: Goshobo Ryokan (Japanese Inn), or other ryokan.
Meals: breakfast: no, lunch: no, dinner: at the ryokan.

Day 2: Naruto & stop over at Awaji Yumebutai

Awaji Yumebutai is a conference center, hotel and memorial designed by Tadao Ando, a famous Kansai Architect.
Enjoy 100 beautiful gardens filled with flowers and vegetables covering the hillside!
Naruto City is located in the northeastern part of Tokushima and looks out onto the Naruto Strait.
Naruto is famous for its whirlpools which occur during either low tide or high tide.
Stay: Hotel Ridge
Meals: breakfast at a ryokan in Arima, lunch: no, dinner at the hotel

Day 3: Naruto: a day trip to Tokushima city

Tokushima is a pleasant coastal city on the eastern side of Shikoku Island. Tokushima is best-known for its amazing summer dance festival – the Awa Odori (Awa was the prefecture’s old name).
Awa Odori has a history of about 400 years, and is one of the largest festivals in Japan. It is held
from August 12th to 15th and draws about 1.3 million people.
Visit Awa odori kaikan hall
Indigo Dyeing Experience
Stay: Hotel Ridge
Meals: breakfast: at the hotel, lunch: no, dinner: at the hotel

Day 4: leave Naruto

If you would like to explore Setouchi area by video please take a look Ms Kerry Ferro videos:

Activities

Walking, Exploring, History

Itinerary

Day 1: Arima onsen:

Stay: Goshobo Ryokan (Japanese Inn), or other ryokan.
Meals: breakfast: no, lunch: no, dinner: at the ryokan.

Day 2: Naruto & stop over at Awaji Yumebutai

Stay: Hotel Ridge
Meals: breakfast at a ryokan in Arima, lunch: no, dinner at the hotel

Day 3: Naruto: a day trip to Tokushima city

Stay: Hotel Ridge
Meals: breakfast: at the hotel, lunch: no, dinner: at the hotel

Day 4: leave Naruto

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