Travel Course

Course No.7001

Traditional Japan Setouchi Experience Luxury Bus Trip (COURSE B)

We will tour the beautiful Setouchi with its many islands on a special vehicle, “YUI PRIMA OLIVIA,” built for the Setouchi tour route. What makes this tour different from previous Mayui tours is that it does not use the expressways as much, and instead provides experiences and exposure to Japanese traditions and beauty. Both English and Japanese are available on the bus, making it a style that can be participated in by people of various nationalities. Please enjoy the Setouchi tour, which proposes a new style of travel.

Travel Tips

1.A comfortable space designed to relax
There are a total of 21 seats arranged in 7 rows, featuring both single and double independent seats, allowing you to relax even when traveling long distances. Furthermore, a “service corner,” reminiscent of a bar counter, is located at the rear of the vehicle. An attendant will be ready to serve drinks and light snacks, bringing them directly to your seat. The bus is also equipped with a toilet, ensuring a secure and comfortable environment. (Local Sake and specialty sweets from the Setouchi region are also provided on the bus.)
2.A Dedicated Attendant Accompaniment Throughout the Tour (English/Japanese Support)
Our dedicated attendants, serving as “travel concierges,” ensure not only safety but also a comfortable journey. They meticulously select delicious food from around Japan served on the bus, including exclusive sake from renowned breweries in Setouchi, available only during specific seasons. Our attendants will support you in making your trip more enjoyable and memorable.
3.Eco-Friendly Initiatives (Zero Carbon)
YUI PRIMA OLIVIA is committed to offsetting its CO2 emissions through J-Credit. A portion of the emission credits is included in the travel cost, with a segment of the additional funds dedicated to initiatives supporting environmental conservation in the Setouchi region. By allocating resources to local environmental efforts, we strive to collaboratively advance environmental activities with the community while contributing to the sustainability of the area.
Stay3 nights 4 daysKagawa prefecture, Ehime prefecture, Hiroshima prefecture
Fee280,000 yen-310,000 yen
Departure dateWe apologize for the inconvenience, but we currently do not have any available dates.

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Recommended points

Walking around the streets of Takehara

Takehara, facing the Seto Inland Sea, was once famous for its salt production. You will stroll through the streets where the businessmen of the time used to roam. The distinctive shops and decorations along the road are a sight to behold. Be sure to take some photos of the townscape of Takehara.

Takehara’s local hospitality dish “fish rice”

You will enjoy “gyohan,” a dish of hospitality that was served to honored guests by the wealthy merchants of the area. In addition to the meal, please enjoy conversation with the proprietress of a local restaurant.

Sunset over the Kurushima Straits from Mount Kiro

Kirosan is located at the southern tip of Oshima Island, the southernmost point of the Shimanami Kaido. From here you can see 360 degrees, the best view on the Shimanami Kaido. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Mt. Ishizuchi, the highest peak in western Japan. It is one of the 88 scenic views of Shikoku.

Experience making Sanuki udon noodles at a specialty shop

Sanuki udon is synonymous with Kagawa. In the birthplace of udon, you can learn how to make udon from flour directly from a craftsman who has trained for many years, and enjoy the udon you made yourself. The taste of your own udon is exceptional.

Ritsurin Garden, awarded three stars in the Michelin Grain Guide Japan

Ritsurin Garden, which received three stars in the Michelin Grain Guide Japon, has been designated a special place of scenic beauty and is known as a “national treasure of gardens.” With six ponds and 13 artificial hills skillfully arranged against the backdrop of Mt. Shiun, this stroll-style garden from the early Edo period attracts garden fans from all over the world.

Scenery of Onigashima (Megijima)

Located 20 minutes by boat from Takamatsu, Megijima is affectionately known as “Onigashima” (Demon Island). The island is the setting for the legend of Momotaro, and its oddly shaped rocks and rugged coastline attract visitors.
You will be greeted by demons in the island’s caves. The caves on Onigashima Island, famous as part of the Momotaro legend, are a must-visit spot (this is a spot you can visit during your free time).

View of Megijima Island

The view of the Seto Inland Sea from the Megijima observation deck is breathtaking. It’s a great spot to take photos with the distinctive mountain scenery in the background.

Interact with the locals on Megijima and have lunch

At this cafe run by a husband and wife team who are working hard to promote the charms of Megijima, you can enjoy an island lunch made with local ingredients.

Interacting with the owner of Onigashima Club

One of the highlights of the trip is interacting with the people who live on the islands. It is an unforgettable experience of a remote island in Setouchi, learning about their feelings for the island and local activities.

The Great Seto Bridge seen from Mt. Washuu. Photo courtesy of Okayama Tourism Federation.

Shin-Kobe Station → Himeji Station →〈Shinkansen〉 → Hiroshima Station →〈Atomic Bomb Dome view〉 → Aki Grand Hotel (overnight stay)

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Travel Itinerary

  • DAY ONE

    Duration of the Trip
    3 nights 4 days
    Included Meals
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Shin-Kobe Station → Himeji Station →〈Shinkansen〉 → Hiroshima Station →〈Atomic Bomb Dome view〉 → Aki Grand Hotel (overnight stay)

  • DAY TWO

    Included Meals
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Hotel → Takehara (Walk around the town) → Masuya (Lunch of Takehara’s hospitality dish “fish rice”) → Tadami Port (Ferry) ~~~ Omishima, Mori Port → Oyamazumi Shrine → Oshima, Kirosan Observatory (Spectacular view of the Kurushima Strait at dusk) → Imabari Kokusai Hotel (Overnight)

  • DAY THREE

    Included Meals
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Hotel → Sanuki Noodles (experience making Sanuki udon at a specialty shop and have lunch) → Ritsurin Garden (free time to explore) → JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu or JR Clement Inn Takamatsu (overnight stay)

  • DAY FOUR

    Included Meals
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Hotel → Takamatsu Port (Ferry) ~~~ Megijima (Interaction with the famous female hostess and island lunch) ~~~ Takamatsu Port → Mt. Washu → Various locations

Departure date/boarding route

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we currently do not have any available dates.■ Shin-Kobe (Departure around 11:30) → Himeji (Departure around 11:50) April 18th (Thursday)

*Please be aware that the return time is an estimate and may vary depending on traffic conditions along the way.

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