Exclusive Private Journey

Shikoku Art & Culture

6 Nights: price on request Trip Code: EPJ200

The rural Shikoku landscape has long captivated the imagination of Japan's most innovative thinkers. This module will connect you with expert guides and artisans to follow in the footsteps of eminent architects, artists, writers and landscape designers. Read more >

The Exclusive Private Journey detailed below has been designed as a short module to be incorporated into a longer Japan exploration tailored to suit your exact specifications. Nothing is fixed - every trip of this kind is based on in-depth consultation with our team of experts to ensure that we provide the very best travel experience for you.

Beginning in the hot spring city of Matsuyama, known as the home of Japan's oldest bathhouse, this itinerary takes in the best of Shikoku - Japan's little-visited, fourth-largest island - before taking you across the Seto Inland Sea to admire the world-famous modern art installations that have revitalised the tiny fishing island of Naoshima.

At every step of the trip you'll be accompanied by a highly experienced professional guide, stay in top-level accommodation and enjoy meals at the region's very best restaurants - not to mention some hidden eateries and superb street food known only to the locals.

What's more, refined by the knowledge and connections we've established through our years of experience, we'll introduce you to local experts and artisans - Shikoku's best artists, historians and garden designers. After all it is often the people you meet that provide the most memorable travel encounters.

Trip Highlights

  • Cruise the islands of the Seto Inland Sea by private boat
  • Go backstage in Japan's oldest Kabuki playhouse
  • Discover Japan's best landscape gardens in Takamatsu
  • Follow the literary trail of Matsuyama author Natsume Soseki
  • Explore the wild rural peaks and troughs of Iya Valley
  • Experience the best of Tadao Ando's art and architecture on Naoshima

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Shikoku Art & Culture - 7 Days - Accommodation