This morning, we visit Kochi Castle and have a few hours free to stroll around the well-known Sunday market which has 300 years of history and 500 outdoor stalls. This amazing lively market stretches for over a kilometer (more than half a mile) from the entrance of Kochi Castle and offers local products at reasonable prices. After lunch, we travel to Ehime Prefecture, previously known as Iyo Province, and stop en-route at the historic and beautiful town of Uchiko, which once flourished as a center for traditional wax and paper. Our accommodation tonight is a hotel in appealing Matsuyama city, not far from Japan’s oldest hot spring Dogo Onsen, said to have 3,000 years history. We are based here for the next three nights. In the evening your tour guide will be on hand to offer suggestions for restaurants for dinner.