General

Tour Route: Okayama – Uchiko

Day 1: Okayama

The city thrived as a castle town during the Edo Period (1603-1867). Okayama Castle, the Koraku-en Garden, one of the three major gardens in Japan, and a number of art museums are found here.
Bizen pottery village in southeastern Okayama has a history of more than 1,000 years. Bizen-yaki is one of the six types of ancient Japanese pottery styles, and uses neither glazing nor painting.
Easy access: only one hour by Shinkansen, bullet train from Osaka or Hiroshima, and one hour by regular train from Shikoku Island.
Uno Port is an important arrival and departure point on such routes as to Naoshima Island with its Chichu Art Museum, Teshima and the Teshima Art Museum, and to many other small islands.
Stay: Western Hotel
Meals: no

Day 2: free time in Okayama

Enjoy a day tour of islands from Uno Port or Kurashiki!

Stay: Western Hotel
Meals: breakfast

Day 3: Uchiko (Ehime)

Uchiko, a little town within one hour’s drive from Matsuyama flourished from 1720s to 1930s as a production center for traditional wax made from a kind of nut. The town is designated as one of Japan’s Preservation Districts.
You can stroll the 600 meter long street with fine white and yellowish walled merchants’ homes and warehouses for a feeling back to its good old days.
Stay: a farm house, or an old traditional house stay
Meals: breakfast & dinner either at the staying place, or cooked by local women.

Day 4: Uchiko (Ehime)

Enjoy a day trip to Ozu, Matsuyama, or Dogo Onsen (Hot springs)

Day 5: leave Uchiko

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: Okayama

Stay: Western Hotel
Meals: no

Day 2: free time in Okayama

Stay: Western Hotel
Meals: breakfast

Day 3: Uchiko (Ehime)

Meals: breakfast & dinner either at the staying place, or cooked by local women.

Day 4: Uchiko (Ehime)

Day 5: leave Uchiko

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Okayama (Okayama Prefecture)

Okayama (Okayama Prefecture)Okayama is the capital of the prefecture of the same name, located in Chugoku on the island of Honshu. It has about 700,000 inhabitants. The city is home to one of Japan’s three most famous gardens: the Korakuen. Built at the beginning of the 18th century, it uses at the highest level a landscape technique Read more

Uchiko (Ehime Prefecture)

Uchiko (Ehime Prefecture)  Welcome to Uchiko Uchiko is a town located in the southernmost region of Ehime prefecture, about 42 kilometers southwest of Matsuyama. From the Edo period (1603–1867) to the end of the Meiji period (1868–1912), Uchiko was an important center for the production of paper and wax. At the Kamihaga Residence you can learn more Read more

Setouchi (Okayama Prefecture)

Setouchi (Okayama Prefecture)  Welcome to Setouchi Setouchi is a city located in southern Okayama Prefecture, and this name come from the Setonaikai which in English is well know as Seto Inland Sea. Around Setouchi city you can find beautiful resort, old Japanese pottery and Japanese Katana of Bizen. We highly suggest if you looking for a sea Read more

Shikoku Region

Shikoku RegionShikoku is Japan’s fourth largest island, southwest of Japan’s main island Honshu. Shikoku is divided into four prefectures Tokushima, Kochi, Ehime and Kagawa.Read more

Chugoku Region

Chugoku Region  Welcome to Chugoku Region The Chugoku Region is the western part of Japan’s main island Honshu. The region has five prefecture Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori and Yamaguchi.Read more

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