SHIKOKU HIGHWAY BUS 3-DAY-RIDER

SHIKOKU HIGHWAY BUS 3-DAY-RIDER

Enjoy Japan! Enjoy Shikoku!
Let`s go! This pamphlet will take you everywhere you want to go!

Get on and off from anywhere, anytime!
Unlimited rides for 3 whole days!
This pass can be used unlimitedly for any of the following 7 bus routes during its validity period.

This pass`s design is based on travel passes that were handed out to travelers during the Edo period (1603-1868).
Back then, people could only travel outside their home areas if they received special permission from their local lord.
Much like today`s passports, travelers had to show their passes on their journey and when they reached their destination.
Please get the most out of your pass by enjoying your travels!

SHIKOKU HIGHWAY BUS 3-DAY-RIDER

Purchase of a pass and your reservation

Route Information

Bocchan Express

occhan ExpressImage is for illustration purposes.

Matsuyama Station~Takamatsu Station(Ride time approx. 2 hours 40 minutes)
15 round-trips per day
●Stops
Matsuyama-shi Station, Matsuyama Station, Ookaido, Matsuyama IC, Kawauchi IC, Kanonji, Zentsuji, Marugame, Takamatsu Chuo IC, Yumetown Takamatsu, Ritsurin Garden, Kencho-dori, Takamatsu Station

Kuroshio Express

Kuroshio ExpressImage is for illustration purposes.

Kochi Station~Takamatsu Station(Ride time approx. 2 hours 10 minutes)
13 round-trips per day
●Stops
Kochi Station, Harimayabashi, Ikku, Otoyo, Kanonji, Zentsuji, Marugame, Takamatsu Chuo IC, Yumetown Takamatsu, Ritsurin Garden, Kencho-dori, Takamatsu Station

Kotoku Express

Kotoku ExpressImage is for illustration purposes.

Takamatsu Station~Tokushima Station(Ride time approx. 1 hour 35 minutes)
12 round-trips per day
●Stops
Takamatsu Station, Hyogo-machi (South), Kencho-dori, Ritsurin Garden, Yumetown Takamatsu, Takamatsu Chuo I, Miki, Shido, Tsuda, Ouchi, Hiketa, Naruto-nishi, Naruto IC Kitaguchi, Matsushige (Tokutoku Bus Terminal), Kogyodanchi-mae, Tokushima University, Tokushima Station

Yoshinogawa Express

Yoshinogawa ExpressImage is for illustration purposes.

Matsuyama-shi Station・Matsuyama Station~Tokushima Station(Ride time approx. 3 hours 20 minutes)
7 round-trips per day
●Stops
Matsuyama-shi Station, Matsuyama Station, Ookaido, Matsuyama IC, Kawauchi IC, Mishima-Kawanoe IC, Miyoshi (Yoshinogawa Service Area), Mima, Wakimachi, Awa, Donari, Kamiita, Suzue, Tokushima University, Tokushima Station

Kochi Tokushima Express

Kochi Tokushima ExpressImage is for illustration purposes.

Kochi Station~Tokushima Station(Ride time approx. 2 hours 50 minutes)
4 round-trips per day
●Stops
Kochi Station, Harimayabashi, Ikku, Miyoshi (Yoshinogawa Service Area), Mima, Wakimachi, Awa, Donari, Kamiita, Suzue, Tokushima University, Tokushima Station

Whale Express

Whale ExpressImage is for illustration purposes.

Kochi Station~Matsuyama Station(Ride time approx. 2 hours 40 minutes)
5 round-trips a day
●Stops
Kochi Station, Harimayabashi, Ikku, Mishima-Kawanoe IC, Kawauchi IC, Matsuyama IC, Ookaido, Matsuyama-shi Station, Matsuyama Station

Nangoku Express

Nangoku ExpressImage is for illustration purposes.

Kochi Station~Matsuyama Station(Ride time approx. 2 hours 50 minutes)
5 round-trips per day
●Stops
Kochi Station, Harimayabashi, Kochi IC-Minami, Mishima-Kawanoe IC, Kawauchi IC, Matsuyama IC, Ookaido, Matsuyama-shi Station, Matsuyama Station, JR Shikoku Bus Matsuyama Branch

Purchase of a pass and your reservation

Using Passes

  • This pass is valid for foreign visitors who possess foreign passports ONLY. Passports must be displayed when making a purchase.
  • This pass can be used on any of the designated highway bus routes for the entire validity period (3 days) printed on its front face. Please be sure to make reservations and choose your seats for each route.
  • Some buses may be fully reserved; we ask for your understanding in the event you are unable to get a seat on some buses.
  • Any changes in bus reservations can be made free of charge BEFORE departure.
  • Please show this pass and your seat assignment ticket to the driver upon boarding.
  • No refunds can be made after passes are purchased.
  • If this pass is lost or stolen, it cannot be reissued.

Using the Highway Bus

Our bus drivers take the utmost care to ensure a pleasant ride for all passengers, and their first priority is your safety. However, it is impossible to avoid accidents in some very extenuating circumstances.
For the sake of these possibilities, we ask our passengers cooperation in the following ways to lower risk of injury and ensure everyone is taking the best precautions.

Requests for Passengers

  • Please fasten your seatbelts when the bus is in motion.
  • Please refrain from smoking on the bus. All buses are designated non-smoking.

Cautions While on the Bus

  • Please keep an eye on belongings and take extra care with valuables.
  • Please push the STOP button when approaching where you wish to get off the bus.

While on the Bus

  • The bus seats do recline, but please confirm with passengers behind you before moving seats back.
  • There are toilet facilities on this bus. Please take care when the bus is in motion.
  • Please do not talk on cell phones inside the bus.
  • There are 100-volt electrical plugs for charging cell phones, etc. (on some buses).
  • Please do not speak too loudly when on the bus.

About Luggage and Personal Effects

We ask that you only bring items onto the bus that will not be a bother to other passengers.

Items Permitted (free)

Each passenger is permitted ONE bag only, with dimensions not exceeding 100cm total (length, width, and height combined) and weighing 10kg or less.
For example, an acceptably-sized bag could be 20 cm long, 45cm wide, and 35cm tall.Total weight 10kg and under.
※We ask that bags do not exceed these designated limits.
※The above dimensions include any handles, pockets, casters, etc.

Cautions for Carry-on Luggage

There is limited storage space in the passenger area of the bus, so some bags may be too big to be carried on.
If suitcase handles cannot be pushed down, then those handles will also be included in permitted luggage dimensions.

Cautions for Carry-on Luggage

Ticket Center and Bus Stops

Ticket CenterTicket CenterBus StopsBus Stops

  • Takamatsu Station Express Bus Terminal

    Takamatsu Station Express Bus Terminal

    Hamano-cho 1-33 Takamatsu-shi (Hours 6:45~19:00)

  • Tokushima Bus Plaza Tokushima Station Bus Ticket Center

    Tokushima Bus Plaza Tokushima Station Bus Ticket Center

    Terashimahon-cho 3-chome 8 Tokushima-shi (6:50~19:00)

  • Matsuyama Bus Plaza

    Matsuyama Bus Plaza

    Minami Edo 1-14-1 Matsuyama-shi (Hours 6:50~18:30)

  • Matsuyama City Station Iyotetsu Ticket Center

    Matsuyama City Station Iyotetsu Ticket Center

    Minato-machi 5-chome 2-4 Matsuyama-shi Next to Matsuyama Station (Hours 7:30~19:30)

  • Kochi Bus Plaza Kochi Station Bus Terminal

    Kochi Bus Plaza Kochi Station Bus Terminal

    Sakaeda-machi 2-chome 2 Kochi-shi (6:40~19:30)

  • Harimayabashi Service Center

    Harimayabashi Service Center

    Harimaya-cho 1-5-3 Kochi-shi Toden Building 1st Floor Hours (8:00~19:00)

Tourist attraction and gourmet in Shikoku

Kagawa

Your first destination is Kagawa, where you can enjoy the flavors of Japan with Sanuki Udon.
There are many types of udon, with the most common being “kake” and “bukkake”.
Each udon shop has its own unique flavor and philosophy, so no two bowls of udon are ever the same.
Many shops also have “omiyage”, or souvenir, udon so you can take the deliciousness home to share with family and friends.

  • Sanuki UdonSanuki Udon

  • Seto Long‐BridgeSeto Long‐Bridge

  • Ritsurin GardenRitsurin Garden

Tokushima

Experience Awa Odori in Tokushima.
With over 400 years of history, Awa Odori, the third largest Bon Odori celebration in Japan, takes place every summer.
In a spectacle of color and music, millions of people converge on Tokushima for a short time to see thousands of dancers perform.
Even if you miss the festival, you can still enjoy “Awa Odori Hall”, a museum dedicated to the festival located in Tokushima City.

  • Oku-Iya Double Vine BridgesOku-Iya Double Vine Bridges

  • Oboke・KobokeOboke・Koboke

  • The vortex of NarutoThe vortex of Naruto

Ehime

In Ehime, you can relax at Japan`s oldest hot spring resort, Dogo Onsen.
The Main Building of Dogo Onsen is a wooden structure that was built before World War II, and has come to symbolize the downtown area of Matsuyama.
There are four different bathing experiences available, including a tea and sweets course as well as a chance to relax in traditional Japanese yukata.

  • Dogo OnsenDogo Onsen

  • Imabari CastleImabari Castle

  • Bocchan TrainBocchan Train

Kochi

Once you arrive in Kochi, your first stop should be Kochi Castle, the most famous castle along the southern seas.
Now it has been designated an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government, but it has survived over 400 years of turbulent history.
Climb to the top and experience what it`s like to be a Tono-sama (feudal lord), enjoying a panoramic view of Kochi from on high!

  • KatsurahamaKatsurahama

  • Katsuo TatakiKatsuo Tataki

  • Kochi CastleKochi Castle

Purchase of a pass and your reservation