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Personalized Experiences in Historic Ozu

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Create your own personalized tour or outdoor adventure in the medieval town of Ozu in Ehime Prefecture

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Experience life in a rural Japanese town that was once the home of the lords of the Ozu Domain, and become part of the efforts to revitalize Ozu City's historic center. Stay in traditional homes that have been renovated into comfortable lodgings, and take part in a wide range of activities which can be tailored to match your interests.

Choose the main part of your adventure first. You can get guided tours of the historic districts of Ozu and nearby Uchiko, immersing yourself in the retro streets, distinctive local architecture and crafts. Those who prefer the outdoors can opt for cycling or kayaking tours along the Hiji River, while learning about the crucial role the waterway played in the development of the region. For those interested in learning about Ozu’s regeneration project, your guide can take you to meet active members of the local community, where you can learn about their efforts to revive this town to its former glory.

Spice up your tour with yoga sessions at Sukunahikona Shrine, boat rides, washi paper making classes and other local experiences.

Learn about Ozu from residents, and get a real taste of the region’s daily life, crafts and culture with these personalized tours.


How to get there


From Haneda Airport, take a flight to Matsuyama Airport (about 1 hour and 35 minutes). From the airport, take a taxi or bus to Matsuyama Station (about 15 minutes). Board the Express train from  Matsuyama Station to Iyo-Ozu Station (about 35 minutes). Ozu’s historic district is about 10 minutes by bicycle, which you can rent, or about 20 minutes on foot.


649-1, Ozu, Ozu-shi, Ehime-ken


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