12 days in Shikoku Itinerary

12 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Naruto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kami
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Matsuyama
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
On the 10th (Fri), head outdoors with Tsukimigaoka Seaside Park, then contemplate the long history of Tokushima Prefectural Awajurobe Yashiki, then explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, and finally take in the views from Onaruto Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Komatsu Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirihataji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumadaniji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oasahiko Shrine.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Naruto trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Naruto is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in January: high temperatures in Naruto hover around 9°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naruto

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tokushima, Awa, Tsukimigaoka Seaside Park
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Oasahiko Shrine ©
Oasahiko Shrine
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Onaruto Bridge ©
Onaruto Bridge

3
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.
Yakuriji Temple and Kotohira-gu will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Zentsu-ji Temple and Shikoku Mura Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Nakayama Senmaida (in Shodoshima-cho), Chichu Art Museum (in Naoshima-cho) and Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (in Marugame). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Negoroji Temple, go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, and admire the masterpieces at The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu trip builder site.

You can drive from Naruto to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Takamatsu when traveling from Naruto in January, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kami.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zentsu-ji Temple, Nakayama Senmaida, Chichu Art Museum, Kotohira-gu, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art
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Yakuriji Temple ©
Yakuriji Temple
Zentsu-ji Temple ©
Zentsu-ji Temple
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum ©
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

2
nights
Kami

Kami ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): have fun and explore at Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hirome Ichiba, then step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tosa Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ekingura, examine the collection at Ryoma History Museam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shoryuji Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zuizan Shrine.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kami holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Kami takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Takamatsu in January: highs in Kami hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Kami

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kochi, Konan, Shoryuji Temple
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Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Shoryuji Temple ©
Shoryuji Temple

4
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei and Itami Juzo Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Matsuyama Castle and Garyu Sanso. Explore Matsuyama's surroundings by going to Namekawakeikoku (in Toon), Uchiko-cho (Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Eki & Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas) and Uwajima Castle (in Uwajima). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Taisanji Temple, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take an in-depth tour of Yuzukijo Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Oyamazumi Shrine.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Matsuyama travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Kami to Matsuyama takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Matsuyama are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Uchiko-cho, Garyu Sanso, Namekawakeikoku, Emifull Masaki, Uwajima Castle
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Oyamazumi Shrine ©
Oyamazumi Shrine
Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle

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