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iya valley to mt koya via ferry

Iya valley to Mt Koya via ferry

As part of our 14 day travel around japan I would like to travel around Shikoku and visit Iya valley , and also fit in Mt Koya on our 2 week trip . We are based in Fukuyama for a few days before we head back to Tokyo . I 'm thinking we can travel to Shikoku , possibly doing the bike trail, then head off Shikoku via the tokushima-Wakayama ferry , and on up toward Mt Koya to spend a free night there . That route strikes me as , more direct , possibly more scenic , and fit a little more off the beaten track travel , also not doubling up as we will already have travelled down to Fukuyama from Osaka by train. Does that sound feasible ? Is much of that travel covered by JR pass , the ferry too ? Do you have any info on the ferry times ? My research is directing me to a site in Japanese , which is challenging !

Thanks for your help

sailorsam
sailorsam

Hello there,

Visiting Shikoku is great! It's probably the less frequented part of Japan by foreign tourists but nevertheless
Taking the route by ferry sounds like a very nice idea. The only downside is that you would have to pay for the ferry, as it is not covered by the JR Pass.

I don't have detailed information on the ferry but got a decent grasp of Japanese, I'd be more than happy to take a look at the website for you.

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Daniel-san
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