11 days in Shikoku Itinerary

11 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 1 day
Drive
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Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
Ferry
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Takamatsu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaiyo-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Kochi
— 1 night
Drive
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Otsuki-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Uwajima
— 1 night
Drive
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Matsuyama
— 1 night
Drive
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Imabari
— 2 nights
Drive to Hiroshima Airport, Fly to Singapore Changi Airport

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Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishinotakiryusui Temple, stop by Inoue Seikoen Shodoshima Rashiq, then admire the masterpieces at Teshima Art Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tonosho-cho planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Tonosho-cho is an approximately 50-hour travel. Traveling from Singapore to Tonosho-cho, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in February; daily highs in Tonosho-cho reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naoshima-cho

— 1 night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Kannon-ji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Akakabocha.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Naoshima-cho travel route app.

Getting from Tonosho-cho to Naoshima-cho by car takes about 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Takamatsu

— 1 night

Gateway to Shikoku

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 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakuriji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kikugetsutei, and finally stroll around Ritsurin Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Takamatsu trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. In February in Takamatsu, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Kaiyo-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Kaiyo-cho

— 1 night
On the 18th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabataishi Honbo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabadaishihonbo Yasakadera Temple, and then kick back and relax at Osuna Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kaiyo-cho tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Kaiyo-cho takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Takamatsu in February, Kaiyo-cho is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi.

Things to do in Kaiyo-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Kochi

— 1 night
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 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenshibuji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaiyo-cho to Kochi takes 3 hours. When traveling from Kaiyo-cho in February, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Kochi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Otsuki-cho.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Otsuki-cho

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Odoyama Lookout, then get outside with Odo Coast, and then kick back and relax at Kashiwajima Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Otsuki-cho road trip site.

You can drive from Kochi to Otsuki-cho in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uwajima.

Things to do in Otsuki-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Uwajima

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Uwajima Castle, appreciate the views at Nametoko Valley, and then stop by Michi-no-Eki Tsushima Yasuragi no Sato.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uwajima tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Otsuki-cho to Uwajima in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Matsuyama

— 1 night
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ehime Tobe Zoo, test the waters at a local thermal spa, then step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, and finally stop by Matsuyama Gintengai.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Matsuyama tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Uwajima to Matsuyama in 1.5 hours. In February in Matsuyama, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Imabari.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imabari

— 2 nights
The city of Imabari encompasses several islands in Japan's inland sea, and due to this strategic location it changed hands regularly during the feudal era.
On the 23rd (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Okunoshima Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oyamazumi Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anaba Shrine, and finally take in the views from Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Imabari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Imabari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Imabari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shikoku travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Spiritual Island
The smallest of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku remains one of the country's forgotten tourist destinations, still considered little more than a rural backwater. Despite this reputation, the island boasts numerous notable temples and outstanding hiking areas, sure to satisfy nature lovers and those looking to add a bit of culture to their visit. Shikoku tourism gets a boost from its famed "88 Temple Route," appealing to pilgrims seeking spiritual perfection, as well as pristine natural scenery of picturesque rivers and majestic mountains. Thanks to the area's rugged but easily accessible wilderness, some of the most popular things to do in Shikoku include hiking, kayaking, surfing, climbing, and sailing.

Tokushima Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bridges · Landmarks
Tokushima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on Shikoku island. The capital is the city of Tokushima.

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