16 days in Shikoku Itinerary

16 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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16 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  19 h 30 min
1
Tokushima
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Muroto
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
3
Otsuki-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Uwajima
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Matsuyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Kochi
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Miyoshi
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Tokyo

2
nights
Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Shimmachi River, cruise along Naruto Skyline, stop by Kitanada Sea Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oasahiko Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anraku-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omiwa Shrine. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anrakuji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jurakuji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumadaniji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirihataji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kakurin-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tairyuji Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokushima tour planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tokushima is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Tokushima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in April, Tokushima is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Muroto.

Things to do in Tokushima

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Naruto, Awa, Kakurin-ji Temple, Tairyuji Temple, Anrakuji Temple
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Oasahiko Shrine ©
Oasahiko Shrine
Tairyuji Temple ©
Tairyuji Temple
Omiwa Shrine ©
Omiwa Shrine

1
day
Muroto

Muroto ©
Muroto is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Muroto Dolphins Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hotsumisakiji Temple, make a trip to Muroto Seinen Taishizo, then stop by Searest Muroto, then steep yourself in history at Fudoiwa, and finally see the interesting displays at Whale Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Muroto vacation site .

Traveling by car from Tokushima to Muroto takes 3 hours. Traveling from Tokushima in April, you will find days in Muroto are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Otsuki-cho.

Things to do in Muroto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Kongochoji ©
Kongochoji
Hotsumisakiji Temple ©
Hotsumisakiji Temple
Whale Museum ©
Whale Museum

2
nights
Otsuki-cho

Otsuki-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Kashinishi Coast, take in panoramic vistas at Kannon Rock Lookout, then take in panoramic vistas at Odoyama Lookout, then contemplate the waterfront views at Odo Coast, and finally stroll through Kanyoto Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Otsuki-cho travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Muroto to Otsuki-cho takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uwajima.

Things to do in Otsuki-cho

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kanyoto Park
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Kanyoto Park ©
Kanyoto Park

2
nights
Uwajima

Uwajima ©
Uwajima is a city located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.As of October 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 86,631 and a population density of 184.53 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Uwajima Castle, steep yourself in history at Dairyu-ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Uwa Rise Museum, then admire the verdant scenery at Nametoko Valley, and finally stop by Michi-no-Eki Tsushima Yasuragi no Sato. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Uwajima, enjoy breathtaking views from Hokezutoge Observatory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryuko-in Temple, get outside with Uwajima City Bull Ring, then steep yourself in history at Tokaku-ji Temple, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Shidenkai Exhibition Hall.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Uwajima journey maker site .

You can drive from Otsuki-cho to Uwajima in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Uwajima can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uwajima

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ainan-cho, Seiyo
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Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Uwa Rise Museum ©
Uwa Rise Museum
Uwajima ©
Uwajima

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 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsubaki Shrine, stop by Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Eki, take an in-depth tour of Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei, then appreciate the views at Omogo Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiganzan Iwayaji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Taisanji Temple, head off the coast to Gogoshima Island, examine the collection at Itami Juzo Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Namekawakeikoku, and finally make a trip to Botchan Hiroba.

Plan my day in Matsuyama using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Uwajima to Matsuyama by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kumakogen-cho, Uchiko-cho, Namekawakeikoku
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Gogoshima Island ©
Gogoshima Island
Tsubaki Shrine ©
Tsubaki Shrine
Itami Juzo Museum ©
Itami Juzo Museum

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Kanpuzan and Yasuike Valley. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chikurinji Temple and Shoryuji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Nishioka Brewery (in Nakatosa-cho), Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture (in Konan) and Takashi Yanase Kinenkan Anpanman Museum (in Kami). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Godaisan Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tosa Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Takechi Hanpeita Residence and Tomb.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kochi online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Matsuyama to Kochi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mt. Kanpuzan, Shoryuji Temple, Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum, Yasuike Valley, Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
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Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Shoryuji Temple ©
Shoryuji Temple
Yasuike Valley
Yasuike Valley

2
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
On the 18th (Thu), trek along Mt. Unpenji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Motoyamaji temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Izutama Shrine, then look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Takarada no Sato Saita, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hashikuraji Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Miyoshi trip maker site .

You can drive from Kochi to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Miyoshi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Trails Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mitoyo, Izutama Shrine, Mt. Unpenji
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Mt. Unpenji ©
Mt. Unpenji
Izutama Shrine ©
Izutama Shrine

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Shibukawa Coast and then enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Washu Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Negoroji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiromineji Temple, steep yourself in history at Former Nozakike House, then take a memorable drive along Mt. Washuzan Park (Foremer Mt. Washuzan Skyline), then explore the activities along Cape Osaki-no-Hana, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oji Shrine.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Takamatsu trip planner.

You can take a train from Miyoshi to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Takamatsu sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Shibukawa Coast, Shiromineji Temple, Kotohira Shrine
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Negoroji Temple ©
Negoroji Temple
Shiromineji Temple ©
Shiromineji Temple
Kotohira Shrine ©
Kotohira Shrine

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