Shimanto-Ashizuri Area Tour Bus Half-Day Course (Shimanto Exploration Course)

General: ¥1,500
Elementary School and Younger: ¥750
【How to Purchase Tickets】 Please pay the bus attendant in cash when boarding the bus.
Time required
3 hours
Acceptance period

《Operating Dates》
Saturdays, Sundays, Golden Week holiday, summer vacation, New Year’s holiday, specified days during spring vacation.
※ See the reservation calendar (below) for specific dates.
※ The bus runs every day from 12/28 to 1/5. However, we cannot take reservations for that period through this site. The bus is available without a reservation.

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How to trip

Leisurely explore the pristine Shimanto River using the Shimanto-Ashizuri Area Tour Bus! Includes discounts for the Shimanto River Gakuyukan and the Shimanto River Roofed Pleasure Boat Cruise!
Convenient for those traveling from far away, this bus tour departs from the Tosa Kuroshio Railroad Nakamura Station at 1:30 p.m. The bus will stop at the boarding dock for the yakatabune (Roofed pleasure boat) cruise tours, a leisurely way to see the Shimanto River up close, and the kingdom of dragonflies at the Shimanto River Gakuyukan, a dragonfly natural park.
Participants in this tour enjoy discounted prices for the Shimanto River Cruise (regular price ¥2,000⇒¥1,500) and the Shimanto River Gakuyukan (¥860⇒¥680)!
※ Kochi Seinan Kotsu Co..Ltd (Bus Transportation) is unable to receive reservations in foreign languages via phone. Please make your reservation using the form located below.
※ Admission to the cruise and the Shimanto River Gakuyukan is optional. The cost of these attractions is not included in the bus fare.
※ The cruise may be canceled due to weather or unsafe increases in the river water level. On days during which the cruise is canceled, the bus will visit the Takase submersible bridge and the Shimanto River Observation Deck.
※ The bus does not require prior reservation. However, if the bus is full, we will not be able to accept more passengers. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

13:30 Meet at/leave from Nakamura Station Roundabout
Shimanto River Gakuyukan and Dragonfly Natural Park
Shimanto River Cruise (Roofed pleasure boat cruise run by Shimanto no Ao)
New Royal Hotel Shimanto and Shimanto Shiyakusho-mae (City Hall) Bus Stop (those staying in central Shimanto City depart here)
16:35 Nakamura Station (Ashizuri Limited Express No. 12—departs 16:47 for Kochi City)

Gathering spot
Center of the roundabout at Tosa Kuroshio Railroad Nakamura Station (7-1, Ekimae-cho, Shimanto City)
Activity time
3 hours
Fees include
・Shimanto-Ashizuri Area Tour Bus ticket
・In the case where a guest leaves the bus’ scheduled route, the return fare to Nakamura Station is free the following day. The guest may either take the regular bus (run by Kochi Seinan Kotsu Co..Ltd) or the Shimanto-Ashizuri Area Tour Bus (only available if the bus is running on that day).
Fees exclude
Admission to the cruise and the Shimanto River Gakuyukan is optional. The cost of these facilities is not included in the bus fare.
Payment method
Please pay the bus attendant in cash before boarding the bus.
Application acceptance start
Application will be accepted until today 90 days from today
Acceptance deadline
Up to 00:00 three days before the day to experience

Please click on your preferred date (the one with circle).

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FAQ regarding natural experience
【How to make a reservation】 1. Please click on your preferred date to make a reservation, i.e. the date you wish to participate in the program.
2. You will go forward to an application form page.
3. Please read Terms and Conditions for an application carefully and accept an agreement before going onto application process.
4. Please select your preferred time. (If there is only one time slot, it is already selected.)
For activities of natural experiences that you need to appoint your time, please enter the preferred time in the comment field.
5. After entering all information necessary for the application, click on the submit button then your reservation will be completed.
* An e-mail to confirm your reservation contents are correct will be sent to your registered e-mail address.
* If we cannot make a reservation as you requested, we may have to ask you to provide other date/time to fit in. Thank you for your understanding in advance.
6. A reservation confirmation will be sent to you by the secretariat or organizer of the activity after you completed your application.
7. Regarding Tour Terms and Conditions, please check here.

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