17 days in Shikoku Itinerary

17 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Takamatsu
— 4 nights
2
Imabari
— 3 nights
3
Uwajima
— 3 nights
4
Kochi
— 5 nights

4
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zentsu-ji Temple and Kikugetsutei. Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Tsurugi and Chichibugahama Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takamatsu: Naruto (Naruto Strait & Okazaki Beach), Nakayama Senmaida (in Shodoshima-cho) and Teshima Island (in Tonosho-cho). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, test the waters at a local thermal spa, hit the best photo ops around with Sanuki Manno Park, and stroll around Kotohiki Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Takamatsu trip site.

Paris, France to Takamatsu is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Paris to Takamatsu due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Takamatsu at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Imabari.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Naruto, Zentsu-ji Temple, Sanuki Manno Park, Chichibugahama Beach, Nakayama Senmaida
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
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Thermal Spas
Zentsu-ji Temple ©
Zentsu-ji Temple
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum ©
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

3
nights
Imabari

Imabari ©
The city of Imabari encompasses several islands in Japan's inland sea, and due to this strategic location it changed hands regularly during the feudal era.
Step out of the city life by going to Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park and Mt. Ishizuchi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Taisanji Temple and Yokomineji. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imabari: Matsuyama (Seki Museum, Itami Juzo Museum, &more), Railway History Park (in Saijo) and Kaiganzan Iwayaji Temple (in Kumakogen-cho). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Kiro Observatory Park, make a trip to Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyamazumi Shrine.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Imabari holiday planner.

Drive from Takamatsu to Imabari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Imabari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Uwajima.

Things to do in Imabari

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Matsuyama, Saijo, Kaiganzan Iwayaji Temple
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Mt. Ishizuchi ©
Mt. Ishizuchi
Tsubaki Shrine ©
Tsubaki Shrine
Itami Juzo Museum ©
Itami Juzo Museum

3
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. Get outdoors at Shikoku Karst and Sada Misaki. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uwajima Castle and Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas. Explore Uwajima's surroundings by going to Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei (in Uchiko-cho), Ozu (Ozu Houses Of The Meiji & Garyu Sanso) and Ainan-cho (Shidenkai Museum & Kanjizaiji Temple). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Uwajima, admire the striking features of Seumatsu Family House, and explore the activities along Shimanto River.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uwajima travel app.

You can drive from Imabari to Uwajima in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Uwajima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Uwajima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Uchiko-cho, Ozu, Ainan-cho, Shikoku Karst, Sada Misaki
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
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Shikoku Karst ©
Shikoku Karst
Sada Misaki ©
Sada Misaki
Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle

5
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.
Chikurinji Temple and Shoryuji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum and Sakamoto Ryoma's Hometown Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi: Niyodogawa-cho (Nakatsu Valley & Yasuike Valley), Miyoshi (Onsen Resorts & Iyakei Valley) and Poem & Marchen Gallery (in Kami). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hotsumisakiji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at Whale Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi online visit planner.

Drive from Uwajima to Kochi in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kochi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Muroto, Niyodogawa-cho, Miyoshi, Kami, Konomineji Temple
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:
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Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Konomineji Temple ©
Konomineji Temple
Shoryuji Temple ©
Shoryuji Temple