11 days in Shikoku Itinerary

11 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Matsuyama
— 2 nights
2
Kochi
— 2 nights
3
Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
4
Takamatsu
— 5 nights

2
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Ehime Tobe Zoo, take a stroll through Botchan Hiroba, don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenstep into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Okaido Shopping Street. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji, contemplate the waterfront views at Shirai Fall, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Namekawakeikoku.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Matsuyama online visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Matsuyama is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Matsuyama, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Matsuyama reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Toon, Ehime Tobe Zoo
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji

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Kochi

Kochi ©
The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, thenkick back and relax at Katsura Hama, thenhunt for treasures at Hirome Ichiba, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kochi Castle. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Harimaya Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenshibuji Temple.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kochi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Matsuyama to Kochi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Kochi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zenshibuji Temple, Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture
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Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Harimaya Bridge ©
Harimaya Bridge

1
night
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the striking features of Art House Project, head off the coast to Naoshima, thenexplore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Naoshima-cho road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kochi to Naoshima-cho takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Kochi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Naoshima-cho, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Parks Nature
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Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima ©
Naoshima
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum

5
nights
Takamatsu

Takamatsu ©
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Get out of town with these interesting Takamatsu side-trips: Miyoshi (Tsurugi Shrine, Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge, &more), Zentsu-ji Temple (in Zentsuji) and Kotohira-gu (in Kotohira-cho). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, make a trip to Uzu no Michi, explore the historical opulence of Marugame Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu day trip planning website.

You can drive from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miyoshi, Naruto, Tonosho-cho, Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, Zentsu-ji Temple
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Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu

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