22 days in Shikoku Itinerary

22 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miyoshi
— 3 nights
2
Kochi
— 3 nights
3
Matsuyama
— 3 nights
4
Naruto
— 3 nights
5
Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima
— 3 nights
6
Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
7
Takamatsu
— 3 nights

3
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miyoshi: Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu & JR Kotohira Station). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Iya Kazura Bridge, admire the verdant scenery at Iyakei Valley, make a trip to Amici Adventure Shikoku, and stop by Kakashi no Sato.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Miyoshi trip planner.

Tokyo to Miyoshi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. October in Miyoshi sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kochi.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kotohira-cho
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
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Oboke Koboke ©
Oboke Koboke
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi: Niyodogawa-cho (Nakatsu Valley & Yasuike Valley). The adventure continues: make a trip to Kochi Castle, admire the natural beauty at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, and stroll the grounds of Sakamoto Tomb.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi road trip planning app.

You can drive from Miyoshi to Kochi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niyodogawa-cho
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Harimaya Bridge ©
Harimaya Bridge

3
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Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsuyama side-trips: Mt. Kiro Observatory Park (in Imabari), Uchiko-cho (Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas & Izumidani Terraces) and Shikoku Karst Onogahara (in Seiyo). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, make a trip to Dogo Onsen Station, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsubaki Shrine.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama trip builder site.

You can drive from Kochi to Matsuyama in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Naruto.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Uchiko-cho, Mt. Kiro Observatory Park, Namekawakeikoku, Yokomineji, Shikoku Karst Onogahara
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock
Mt. Kiro Observatory Park ©
Mt. Kiro Observatory Park

3
nights
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Get out of town with these interesting Naruto side-trips: Tokushima (Mount Bizan, Zuiganji Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotoshironushi Shrine, stroll around Naruto Park, and take in the views from Onaruto Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Naruto holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Naruto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Naruto, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shodoshima-cho.

Things to do in Naruto

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tokushima, Naruto Whirlpools
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Naruto Strait ©
Naruto Strait
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi

3
nights
Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima

Shodoshima-cho ©
On an island famed for its gorgeous landscapes and seaside vistas, the town of Shodoshima-cho serves as the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Japanese city life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shodoshima-cho: Teshima Art Museum (in Teshima) and Dofuchi Strait (in Tonosho-cho). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, take in the waterfront at Kusakabe Port, find something for the whole family at Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi, and identify plant and animal life at Nakayama Senmaida.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shodoshima-cho trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Naruto to Shodoshima-cho in 3 hours. Traveling from Naruto in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Shodoshima-cho, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tonosho-cho
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park ©
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum
Angel Road ©
Angel Road

2
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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 30th (Wed), head off the coast to Naoshima, thenexamine the collection at Ando Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Naoshima port terminal, admire the masterpieces at Lee Ufan Art Museun, admire the striking features of Art House Project, stop by Naoshima Bath, thenmake a trip to Akakabocha, and finally make a trip to Naoshima Pavillion.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Naoshima-cho trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Shodoshima-cho to Naoshima-cho in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Naoshima-cho can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima ©
Naoshima

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Takamatsu: Fukuyama (Tomo no Ura & Fukuyama Castle), Zentsu-ji Temple (in Zentsuji) and Marugame Castle (in Marugame). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, walk around Tamamo Park, have fun at Sanuki Kid's Kingdom, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yashima.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu takes 1.5 hours. In November in Takamatsu, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fukuyama, Zentsu-ji Temple, Marugame Castle, Tsuda Matsubara
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village
Tomo no Ura ©
Tomo no Ura

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