39 days in Shikoku Itinerary

39 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Takamatsu
— 4 nights
2
Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
3
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 4 nights
4
Naruto
— 4 nights
5
Muroto
— 3 nights
6
Kochi
— 4 nights
7
Tosashimizu
— 3 nights
8
Uwajima
— 4 nights
9
Matsuyama
— 5 nights
10
Miyoshi
— 4 nights

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kikugetsutei and Ogijima Island. Get out of town with these interesting Takamatsu side-trips: Zentsu-ji Temple (in Zentsuji), Goshoji Temple (in Utazu-cho) and Tsuda Matsubara (in Sanuki). There's much more to do: make a trip to Ritsurin Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakuriji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Marugame Castle, and take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Takamatsu trip site.

San Francisco, USA to Takamatsu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. In October in Takamatsu, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Marugame, Zentsu-ji Temple, Goshoji Temple, Tsuda Matsubara
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kikugetsutei ©
Kikugetsutei
Ogijima Island ©
Ogijima Island

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Naoshima Hall, head off the coast to Naoshima, admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, thenvisit Naoshima Bath, and finally don't miss a visit to Akakabocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Subaru Ishikawa Art Series, admire the striking features of Naoshima port terminal, admire the striking features of Art House Project, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hachiman Shrine, thenexplore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Naoshima Pavillion.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naoshima-cho trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Naoshima-cho takes 1.5 hours. October in Naoshima-cho sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima Bath ©
Naoshima Bath
Akakabocha ©
Akakabocha

4
nights
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

Tonosho-cho ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Teshima Island and Yama-Roku Shoyu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tonosho-cho: Shodoshima-cho (Marukin Soysouce Memorial, Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi, &more).

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tonosho-cho day trip planning tool.

Drive from Naoshima-cho to Tonosho-cho in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Naruto.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Shodoshima-cho
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Teshima Island ©
Teshima Island
Yama-Roku Shoyu ©
Yama-Roku Shoyu
Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi ©
Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi

4
nights
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asutamu-Land Tokushima and Onaruto Bridge. Explore Naruto's surroundings by going to Tairyuji Temple (in Anan), Minami-cho (Yakuoji Temple & Minami Awa Sun Line) and Tairyuji Ropeway (in Naka-cho). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Okuboji Temple, cruise along Naruto Skyline, don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi, and explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Naruto online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tonosho-cho to Naruto takes 3 hours. Traveling from Tonosho-cho in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Naruto, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Muroto.

Things to do in Naruto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Minami-cho, Awa, Itano-cho, Tairyuji Temple, Tokushima Prefectural Awajurobe Yashiki
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Oasahiko Shrine ©
Oasahiko Shrine
Asutamu-Land Tokushima ©
Asutamu-Land Tokushima
Onaruto Bridge ©
Onaruto Bridge

3
nights
Muroto

Muroto ©
Muroto is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muroto Cape and Hotsumisakiji Temple. Go for a jaunt from Muroto to Kitagawa-mura to see Jardin de Monet Marmottan au Village de Kitagawa about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Muroto Dolphins Center, meet the residents at Muroto Haiko Aquarium, enjoy the sea views from Cape Muroto Lighthouse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongochoji.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Muroto trip maker tool.

You can drive from Naruto to Muroto in 3 hours. Traveling from Naruto in November, Muroto is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kochi.

Things to do in Muroto

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Jardin de Monet Marmottan au Village de Kitagawa
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Muroto Cape ©
Muroto Cape
Muroto Dolphins Center ©
Muroto Dolphins Center

4
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 hidden gems such as The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden and Godaisan Park. Explore Kochi's surroundings by going to Konan (Ekingura & Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture), Kochi Ryoma Airport Deck (in Nankoku) and Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum (in Kami). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, appreciate the views at Nakatsu Valley, explore the stunning scenery at Yasuike Valley, and explore the historical opulence of Kochi Castle.

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You can drive from Muroto to Kochi in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Konan, Niyodogawa-cho, Kochi Ryoma Airport Deck, Iwamotoji Temple, Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden ©
Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Yasuike Valley
Yasuike Valley

3
nights
Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu ©
Tosashimizu is a city located in the southwest of Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tatsukushi Coast and Usuebae Lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Tosashimizu: Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto (in Shimanto-cho), Sukumo (Kanyoto Park & Enkoji Temple) and Otsuki-cho (Kashiwajima Island & Odoyama Lookout). There's much more to do: get great views at Hakusan Domon, don't miss a visit to Minokoshikaigan, snap pictures at Submersible Bridge of Sada, and go for a walk through Cape Ashizuri.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tosashimizu travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi to Tosashimizu takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Uwajima.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sukumo, Otsuki-cho, Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto, Submersible Bridge of Sada
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kanyoto Park ©
Kanyoto Park
Cape Ashizuri ©
Cape Ashizuri
Submersible Bridge of Sada ©
Submersible Bridge of Sada

4
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Uwajima Castle and Uwajima. Venture out of the city with trips to Ozu (Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine, Garyu Sanso, &more), Sada Misaki (in Ikata-cho) and Shikoku Karst (in Kumakogen-cho). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Shimanto River, enjoy breathtaking views from Hokezutoge Observatory, don't miss a visit to Hage Chinka Bridge, and visit Yusumizugaura Terrace Field.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uwajima trip planner.

Getting from Tosashimizu to Uwajima by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uwajima

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ozu, Sotodomari, Shimanto River, Sada Misaki, Shikoku Karst
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Shikoku Karst ©
Shikoku Karst
Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Shimanto River ©
Shimanto River

5
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Ishizuchi and Taisanji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Imabari (Kurushima Straits Observation Hall, Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, &more), Kamihayashi Mizunomoto Somen-nagashi (in Toon) and Kaiganzan Iwayaji Temple (in Kumakogen-cho). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, make a trip to Shinrokaku, meet the residents at Ehime Tobe Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Itami Juzo Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Matsuyama trip planning site.

Drive from Uwajima to Matsuyama in 1.5 hours. November in Matsuyama sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Imabari, Uchiko-cho, Shimonada Station, Kamihayashi Mizunomoto Somen-nagashi, Ehime Tobe Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Mt. Ishizuchi ©
Mt. Ishizuchi
Mt. Kiro Observatory Park ©
Mt. Kiro Observatory Park

4
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge and Onsen Resorts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miyoshi: Mt. Tsurugi (in Mima), Dogama (in Tsurugi-cho) and Sanuki Manno Park (in Manno-cho). Next up on the itinerary: visit Kakashi no Sato, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unbenji Temple, contemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu, and take in the dramatic scenery at Biwa Waterfall.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Miyoshi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Miyoshi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Matsuyama in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Miyoshi, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho, Mt. Tsurugi, Dogama, Nogi Museum, Sanuki Manno Park
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Tsurugi ©
Mt. Tsurugi
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge ©
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge
Kakashi no Sato ©
Kakashi no Sato

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