10 days in Shikoku Itinerary

10 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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10 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Takamatsu
1
Takamatsu
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
2
Miyoshi
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Kochi
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
4
Ozu
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Matsuyama
— 2 nights
End: Matsuyama

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, admire the natural beauty at Kagawa Engei Sogo Center, then grab your bike and head to Kaze no Michi, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Nakazubansho Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu tour itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Takamatsu Airport, Okayama Airport and Hiroshima Airport. October in Takamatsu sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Kaze no Michi, Nakazubansho Garden
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden

2
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
On the 27th (Tue), walk around Hesokko Park and then admire the verdant scenery at Shiozuka Highland. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Iyakei Valley, explore the activities along Oboke Koboke, take in the views from Iya Kazura Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Biwa Waterfall, and finally snap pictures at Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyoshi journey planner .

Getting from Takamatsu to Miyoshi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. October in Miyoshi sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 58°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kochi.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Oboke Koboke ©
Oboke Koboke
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge ©
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge
Iyakei Valley ©
Iyakei Valley

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Katsura Hama, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenshibuji Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum, stroll around Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, explore the galleries of Ekingura, then take in panoramic vistas at Kochi Ryoma Airport Deck, and finally stroll around Godaisan Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kochi trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Miyoshi to Kochi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Kochi are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ozu.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nankoku, Konan, Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Godaisan Park ©
Godaisan Park

2
nights
Ozu

Ozu ©
Ōzu is a Japanese city of about 48,000 inhabitants located in Ehime Prefecture.HistoryŌzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): go for a walk through Odonosama Park (Ozujosannomaru Minami Sumiyagura Park). Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Garyu Sanso, then get to know the fascinating history of Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sambaitani Falls, and finally contemplate the long history of Ozu Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ozu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi to Ozu takes 3 hours. In October in Ozu, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Ozu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine ©
Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine
Ozu Castle ©
Ozu Castle
Ao Island ©
Ao Island

2
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Gogoshima Island, step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, then don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, and finally get to know the resident critters at Ehime Tobe Zoo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Matsuyama trip maker site .

You can drive from Ozu to Matsuyama in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ehime Tobe Zoo, Itoyama Park
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ehime Tobe Zoo ©
Ehime Tobe Zoo
Tsubaki Shrine ©
Tsubaki Shrine

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