11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mihara
1
Mihara
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Naoshima-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Mihara


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3
nights
Mihara

Mihara ©
Mihara is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Bring the kids along to Fukuyama University Marine Biocenter Aquarium and Setoda Sunset Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mihara: Tomo no Ura (in Fukuyama), Senkoji & Senkoji Park (in Onomichi) and Hakata Beach (in Imabari). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Okunoshima Island, kick back and relax at Chichibugahama Beach, get outside with Sankeien, and make a trip to Itosaki Shrine.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mihara road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Hiroshima Airport, Okayama Airport and Takamatsu Airport. In July in Mihara, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Shodoshima-cho.

Things to do in Mihara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Onomichi, Mitoyo, Hakata Beach, Okunoshima Island, Tomo no Ura
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Okunoshima Island ©
Okunoshima Island
Senkoji & Senkoji Park ©
Senkoji & Senkoji Park
Tomo no Ura ©
Tomo no Ura

2
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.
On the 5th (Sun), appreciate the views at Kankakei Gorge and then get in on the family fun at Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Dofuchi Strait, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kankakei Summit Observation, and finally meet the residents at Choshikei Osaru no Kuni.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shodoshima-cho online route planner .

You can drive from Mihara to Shodoshima-cho in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tonosho-cho
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Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park ©
Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi ©
Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi
Angel Road ©
Angel Road

2
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 7th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Takamatsu Airport, then have fun at Sanuki Kid's Kingdom, then take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yashima. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of JR Kotohira Station, then step into the grandiose world of Marugame Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tamamo Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Takamatsu Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Takamatsu road trip website .

You can drive from Shodoshima-cho to Takamatsu in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Takamatsu are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho, Marugame Castle
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Yashima ©
Yashima
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Akakabocha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shibukawa Coast, then step off the mainland to explore Naoshima, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Omocha Okoku, explore the world behind art at Lee Ufan Art Museun, and then admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Naoshima-cho online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Takamatsu to Naoshima-cho in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tamano
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Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima ©
Naoshima
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum