17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Tokushima
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Anan
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Umaji-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kochi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Otsuki-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Matsuyama
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Miyoshi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Manno-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Takamatsu
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
10
Tokushima
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Zurich

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Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokushima Central Park, Mount Bizan and Naruto Whirlpools. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Tokushima Central Park and then contemplate the long history of Ruins of Tokushima Castle. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bizan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryozenji Temple, stroll through Naruto Whirlpools, then make a trip to Uzu no Michi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Senjojiki Observation Deck.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokushima road trip planning website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Tokushima is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokushima when traveling from Zurich in April, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Anan.

Things to do in Tokushima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naruto, Naruto Whirlpools
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Tokushima Central Park ©
Tokushima Central Park
Ryozen-ji Temple ©
Ryozen-ji Temple
Naruto Whirlpools ©
Naruto Whirlpools

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Anan

Anan
Anan is a city located in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Anan online road trip planner .

Drive from Tokushima to Anan in an hour. April in Anan sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Umaji-mura.

Things to do in Anan

Historic Sites Parks Events
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Umaji-mura

Umaji-mura
You've now added Yakuoji Temple to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakuoji Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Umaji-mura trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokushima to Umaji-mura in 5 hours. When traveling from Tokushima in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Umaji-mura: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi.

Things to do in Umaji-mura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yakuoji Temple
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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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi planner .

Getting from Umaji-mura to Kochi by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Otsuki-cho.

Things to do in Kochi

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, Zenshibuji Temple
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Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple

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Otsuki-cho

Otsuki-cho ©
On the 12th (Fri), see the interesting displays at John Manjiro Resource Center, then go for a stroll along the water at Minokoshi Coast, then explore the ancient world of Tojindaiba Ruins, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryugu Shrine. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ashizuri Nature Trail Ashizuri Nanafushigi, take in panoramic vistas at Usuebae Lookout, enjoy breathtaking views from Kannon Rock Lookout, then take in panoramic vistas at Odoyama Lookout, and finally explore the activities along Odo Coast.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Otsuki-cho day trip planning app .

Getting from Kochi to Otsuki-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Otsuki-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tosashimizu
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Ryugu Shrine ©
Ryugu Shrine

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Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Popular historic sites such as Daishoin Temple and Itsukushima Shrine Torii are in your itinerary. Visit Kashima Kaisuiyokujo and Mikasahama Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Matsuyama's surroundings by going to The Central Shrine of Ishizuchi Jinja (in Saijo), Thermal Spas (in Imabari) and Okunoshima Island (in Takehara). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Namekawakeikoku, take a peaceful walk through Misen Wild Woods, sample the tasty concoctions at Kamoizumi Sake Brewery, and pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Otsuki-cho to Matsuyama takes 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Okunoshima Island, Thermal Spas, The Central Shrine of Ishizuchi Jinja, Namekawakeikoku
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Okunoshima Island ©
Okunoshima Island
Misen Wild Woods ©
Misen Wild Woods
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach

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Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hashikuraji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Motoyamaji temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daikoji Temple, and finally stroll through Mt. Unpenji. Keep things going the next day: stop by Michi-no-Eki Takarada no Sato Saita and then take a peaceful walk through Mt. Miune.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Miyoshi visit planner.

You can drive from Matsuyama to Miyoshi in 2 hours. April in Miyoshi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manno-cho.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mitoyo, Mt. Unpenji
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Mt. Unpenji ©
Mt. Unpenji
Mt. Miune ©
Mt. Miune
Daikoji Temple ©
Daikoji Temple

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Manno-cho

Manno-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): let little ones run wild at Sanuki Manno Park, explore the activities along Manno Pond, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannoji Temple, and finally go for a walk through Himawari no Sato Manno.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manno-cho trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Miyoshi to Manno-cho takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Manno-cho can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Manno-cho

Parks Tours Classes
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Manno Pond ©
Manno Pond

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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.
For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Takamatsu online trip maker .

Getting from Manno-cho to Takamatsu by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Takamatsu sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Tokushima.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Otsuka Museum of Art has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tokushima Zoo and then explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokushima online journey planner .

Drive from Takamatsu to Tokushima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Takamatsu in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tokushima, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokushima

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Otsuka Museum of Art
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Tokushima Zoo ©
Tokushima Zoo
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art