13 days in Shikoku Itinerary

13 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Matsuyama
— 1 night
2
Tosashimizu
— 2 nights
3
Kochi
— 2 nights
4
Muroto
— 1 night
5
Miyoshi
— 1 night
6
Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
7
Takamatsu
— 3 nights

1
night
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, thenstep into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, thenmake a trip to Okaido Shopping Street, and finally examine the collection at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Matsuyama holiday maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Matsuyama is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Matsuyama due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji

2
nights
Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu ©
Tosashimizu is a city located in the southwest of Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Tatsukushi Coast, make a trip to John Manjiro Memorial Monument, thentake some stellar pictures from Cape Ashizuri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongofukuji Temple. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Yasunami Water Mill Village, take in the views from Submersible Bridge of Sada, make a trip to Minokoshikaigan, thencontemplate the long history of John Manjiro Birthplace, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hakusan Domon.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tosashimizu trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Tosashimizu takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Shimanto
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kongofukuji Temple ©
Kongofukuji Temple
Cape Ashizuri ©
Cape Ashizuri
Submersible Bridge of Sada ©
Submersible Bridge of Sada

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, head outdoors with Katsura Hama, thenhunt for treasures at Hirome Ichiba, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle. On the 12th (Sat), 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenshibuji Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kochi online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tosashimizu to Kochi takes 2.5 hours. In October in Kochi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Muroto.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, Zenshibuji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Harimaya Bridge ©
Harimaya Bridge

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night
Muroto

Muroto ©
Muroto is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. On the 13th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Muroto Dolphins Center, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Muroto Lighthouse, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hotsumisakiji Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Muroto Cape, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Shintaro Nakaoka.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Muroto road trip planning app.

Getting from Kochi to Muroto by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Muroto

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hotsumisakiji Temple ©
Hotsumisakiji Temple
Muroto Cape ©
Muroto Cape
Muroto Dolphins Center ©
Muroto Dolphins Center

1
night
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the views at Iyakei Valley, explore the activities along Oboke Koboke, thensnap pictures at Iya Kazura Bridge, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Biwa Waterfall, and finally snap pictures at Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyoshi online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Muroto to Miyoshi in 3 hours. When traveling from Muroto in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Miyoshi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Oboke Koboke ©
Oboke Koboke
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge ©
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi 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.
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at 007 Museum, head off the coast to Naoshima, thenadmire the striking features of Art House Project, thenadmire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, and finally stop by Naoshima Bath.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naoshima-cho trip planner.

Drive from Miyoshi to Naoshima-cho in 3 hours. In October in Naoshima-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Naoshima ©
Naoshima
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Art House Project ©
Art House Project

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Takamatsu: Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park (in Shodoshima-cho), Marugame Castle (in Marugame) and Angel Road (in Tonosho-cho). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, make a trip to Uzu no Michi, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tamamo Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Takamatsu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naruto, Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, Marugame Castle, Angel Road
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

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