12 days in Shikoku Itinerary

12 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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12 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Naruto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Miyoshi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Kochi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Tosashimizu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Matsuyama
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Uzu no Michi, then admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Awaodori Kaikan, and finally make a trip to Zuiganji Temple.

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Singapore, Singapore to Naruto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Naruto. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Naruto at 18°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums

Side Trip

Tokushima
Highlights from your plan
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi
Awa Odori Hall ©
Awa Odori Hall

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project, step off the mainland to explore Naoshima, then explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, then explore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum, and finally make a trip to Akakabocha.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naoshima-cho online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Naruto to Naoshima-cho in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Naruto in November, Naoshima-cho is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima ©
Naoshima
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, make a trip to Ritsurin Garden, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally contemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Tamamo Park, explore the historical opulence of Takamatsu Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yashima, then explore the historical opulence of Marugame Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zentsu-ji Temple.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Takamatsu route maker tool .

Drive from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. In November in Takamatsu, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kotohira-gu, Marugame Castle, Zentsu-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

1
night
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
On the 24th (Sun), indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, admire the verdant scenery at Iyakei Valley, then explore the activities along Oboke Koboke, then take in the views from Iya Kazura Bridge, and finally take in the views from Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Miyoshi trip site .

You can take a train from Takamatsu to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Miyoshi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kochi.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Nature Parks Baths
Highlights from your plan
Oboke Koboke ©
Oboke Koboke
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge ©
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge

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 25th (Mon): make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge, then hunt for treasures at Hirome Ichiba, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kochi Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Miyoshi to Kochi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Miyoshi in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kochi: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

2
nights
Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu ©
On the 26th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Tatsukushi Coast, take some stellar pictures from Hakusan Domon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongofukuji Temple, then get great views at Cape Ashizuri, and finally don't miss a visit to John Manjiro Memorial Monument. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Takase Submersible Bridge, snap pictures at Submersible Bridge of Sada, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kashiwajima Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Minokoshikaigan.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tosashimizu trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi to Tosashimizu in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Shimanto, Kashiwajima Island
Highlights from your plan
Kongofukuji Temple ©
Kongofukuji Temple
Cape Ashizuri ©
Cape Ashizuri
Submersible Bridge of Sada ©
Submersible Bridge of Sada

3
nights
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 28th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, test the waters at a local thermal spa, step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, then don't miss a visit to Dogo Onsen Station, and finally stroll through Senkoji & Senkoji Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anaba Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oyamazumi Shrine, then take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Kiro Observatory Park, then step into the grandiose world of Imabari Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Matsuyama trip builder app .

Drive from Tosashimizu to Matsuyama in 3.5 hours. November in Matsuyama sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Imabari, Senkoji & Senkoji Park, Garyu Sanso
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Thermal Spas
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock

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