10 days in Shikoku Itinerary

10 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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10 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18​h
1
Matsuyama
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kochi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kaiyo-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Popular historic sites such as Matsuyama Castle and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kashima Kaisuiyokujo and Mikasahama Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsuyama: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine) and Ao Island (in Ozu). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Matsuyama trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Matsuyama is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Matsuyama. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect Matsuyama to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Ao Island, Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tosa Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenshibuji Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Katsurahama Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi trip planner .

You can drive from Matsuyama to Kochi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Kochi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kaiyo-cho.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Zenshibuji Temple
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Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple

1
night
Kaiyo-cho

Kaiyo-cho
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the activities along Todoroki no Taki, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabataishi Honbo, then kick back and relax at Osuna Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabadaishihonbo Yasakadera Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kaiyo-cho trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi to Kaiyo-cho takes 3 hours. Traveling from Kochi in October, expect nights in Kaiyo-cho to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Kaiyo-cho

Parks Beaches Outdoors

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village, then explore the historical opulence of Marugame Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Anrakuji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumadaniji Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shibukawa Camp Site.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Takamatsu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kaiyo-cho to Takamatsu takes 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kaiyo-cho in October since evenings lows in Takamatsu dip to 17°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Anrakuji Temple, Marugame Castle, Kotohira-gu, Shibukawa Camp Site, Kumadaniji Temple
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle

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