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traveling around shikoku

Traveling around Shikoku

Dear Daniel,
Using our JRRailpass, how do we travel from 1)Tokushima to Iya, Shikoku 2) Kochi to Takamatsu
then from 3) back in Honshu -Odawara to Hakone? There are limited expess trains, eg Kamome, Do we need to reserve tickets for the express trains?

Thank you for your advice,


Hi Dianne,

1.) First on Iya, here is a details guide on how to access the area. There is a hourly ltd. express service travelling there.

2.) Here is how to travel from Kochi to Takamatsu note that there are a limited amount of express trains going directly.

3.) From Kochi take a ltd express train to Okayama, from there use the Shinkansen to Odawara station. There will be one Shinkansen transfer at Shin-Osaka.

Hope this helps,


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