The Story Behind Japan's Best Rice and Sake(2-nights 3-days)

All throughout Shikoku, one an find “Tenku-no-Sato,” a brand of rice that has won top prizes across Japan and is also used in the production of sake and shochu that is highly regarded by locals. On this tour, visitors will explore local regions by E-bike visiting local rice farmers to learn the secrets of just how they are able to cultivate such high-quality rice. During this trip, visitors will also canoe along the waters of Lake Sameura the “water reservoir of Shikoku,” a valuable natural resource that is precious to every prefecture of the island, as well experience rafting along another one of Shikoku’s most important waterways, the Yoshinogawa River as it flows through the stunning natural beauty of the Iya Valley.

・E-bike course through the Japanese countryside
・Lunch at a rice terrace made from award winning, locally produced rice
・A guided canoe tour of the Sameura Dam, the resevoir of Shikoku
・Guided tour of a sake brewery using locally produced rice
・Rafting on the Yoshinogawa River

●Main Activity
E-bike Cycling, Canoe, Rafting

●Months of Operation
March to November



Meet at Ōsugi Station、arrange E-bikes/Tour briefing/
(Takamatsu Station10:13 ➡ Ōsugi Station10:43 / Okayama Station 8:52 ➡ Ōsugi Station10:58)

Lunch at local restaurant

Ride along the Yoshino River
On the way there will be time for coffee break

Yoshinobu Terraced Rice Field Guide
A farmer will guide you through difficulties of rice cultivation unique to mountainous regions
Afterwards, you will make onigiri (rice balls) using the rice with locals for lunch

Transfer to hotel by E-bike

Hotel check-in

Dinner using local ingredients (beef)

Monberu Cottage or Sameuchiso Lakeside Hotel


Breakfast at hotel

Depart hotel by E-bike

Canoeing with a local guide

Restaurant by the resevoir

Transfer by E-bike

Guided tour and tasting of the local rice shochu brewery "Bamu" using "Tenku no Sato Rice" (E-bikes are collected in support vehicles)

Transportation on foot (2.2 km, approx. 30 min.)

Guided tour and tasting of Kaygetsu, a local sake brewery that uses "Tenku no Sato Rice"

Walk to dinner area(300m approx. 5 min)

BBQ with local beef
Dinner with local brand beef, "Tosa Red Beef", local vegetables, and the sake and rice shochu

Private vehicle to hotel

Same hotel


Breakfast at hotel


Yoshino River rafting starts (E-bikes are collected by support vehicles)
Participants will travel by rafting on the Yoshino River, the most rapids river in Japan.
Course can be changed according to participants' level."

Picnic style lunch

Resume rafting

End of rafting Change of clothes in the temporary tent Receive and check the luggage into the support car

Tour ends at Oboke Station


<Necessary Equipment and Items>
・Clothing suitable for hiking and a change of clothes
・Suitable shoes for hiking
・Water bottle
・Sunscreen and sunglasses
■Canoe, Rafting
・Towels and sheets
・Contact lens wearers: glasses and contact lens change
・Eyeglass bracelets for spectacle wearers.

<Course Features>
■Unique Experiences
・Guided tour of rice terraces by the local farmers
・Guided tour of a sake brewery located in a former school
・Rafting experience on one of Japan's clearest rivers

■Environmental Reminders
・Water coolers will be prepared for your usage
・Visitors are encouraged to use personal water bottles over PET bottles
・Visitors are asked to be considerate of environmental concerns and to actively participate in environmentally sound practices while on tour
・Primary form of transportation is E-bike

■Contribution to Region
・All meals make use of locally produced, seasonal ingredients
・All lodgings, services, etc. are provided through local businesses


■Please Contact
KochiAmigo Corporation