5 days in Shikoku Itinerary

5 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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5 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h
1
Kochi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Takamatsu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Matsuyama
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Singapore

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge, then hunt for treasures at Hirome Ichiba, and finally make a trip to Kochi Castle.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kochi trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kochi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kochi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in September; daily highs in Kochi reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites Beaches Shopping
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Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project, then step off the mainland to explore Naoshima, then explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Naoshima-cho trip website .

Drive from Kochi to Naoshima-cho in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Naoshima-cho are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Nature Parks
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Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima ©
Naoshima
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum

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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.
To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Takamatsu trip planner.

Drive from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Takamatsu can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kotohira-gu, Marugame Castle
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Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

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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 1st (Thu): test the waters at a local thermal spa and then step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Matsuyama tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Takamatsu to Matsuyama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Matsuyama, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Spas
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Thermal Spas