How to travel to Uchiko

Located between Matsuyama and Uwajima, and just next to Ozu, Uchiko is usually accessed from Matsuyama (how to get to Matsuyama):

By limited express train

Hourly limited express trains take 25 minutes and cost 1300 yen for an unreserved seat or around 2000 yen for a reserved seat between Matsuyama and Uchiko. They are covered by the Japan Rail Pass.

By local trains

By local trains, the one way journey between Matsuyama and Uchiko takes about one hour, costs 770 yen and is covered by the Japan Rail Pass. While there are a few direct trains per day, a transfer of trains is required along the way at Iyoshi Station at other times.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Uchiko is a small town, which can be entirely explored on foot. JR Uchiko Station stands at the outskirts of the town, and it is about a 10 minute walk from the station to Uchiko-za, a further 5 minutes to the south end of Yokaichi Old Town and another 10 minutes to the north end.

Rental bicycles are available at the station from 9:00 to 17:00 at 500 yen for the first three hours or 700 yen for the whole day. The fee for electric bicycles is 1000 yen for the first three hours or 1500 yen for the whole day.