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
Matsuyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kochi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Miyoshi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Naruto
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 15th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Namekawakeikoku, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Isaniwa Shrine, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji. On the next day, make a trip to Garyu Sanso, stop by Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Eki, then explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Emifull Masaki.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Matsuyama trip itinerary app .

Singapore, Singapore to Matsuyama is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Matsuyama is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Matsuyama to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Garyu Sanso, Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Eki, Namekawakeikoku, Emifull Masaki
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji
Isaniwa Shrine ©
Isaniwa Shrine

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 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Katsurahama Beach, don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge, then pick up some local products at Hirome Ichiba, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Wanpaku Kochi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenshibuji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tosa Shrine.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Matsuyama to Kochi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Kochi

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Zenshibuji Temple
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Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

3
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Kotohira-gu Shrine and Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Befukyo Canyon and Himawari no Sato Manno. Change things up with these side-trips from Miyoshi: Zentsu-ji Temple (in Zentsuji), Michi-no-Eki Takarada no Sato Saita (in Mitoyo) and Konose Gorge (in Naka-cho). There's still lots to do: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Miune.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miyoshi day trip tool .

You can take a train from Kochi to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kochi in December: highs in Miyoshi hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Zentsu-ji Temple, Michi-no-Eki Takarada no Sato Saita, Befukyo Canyon, Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido, Himawari no Sato Manno
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Mt. Miune ©
Mt. Miune
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Marugame Castle, get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village, don't miss a visit to Kataharamachi Tobu Shopping Street, then stop by Kagawa Bussankan Ritsurinan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kozaiji Temple. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Takamatsu Airport, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ritsurin Garden, then take a stroll around Sunport Hall Takamatsu, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Maritime Plaza Takamatsu.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Takamatsu trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Miyoshi to Takamatsu by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. December in Takamatsu sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Shopping Nightlife Spas

Side Trip

Marugame Castle
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Sunport Hall Takamatsu ©
Sunport Hall Takamatsu
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

2
nights
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, stop by Kitanada Sea Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oasahiko Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryozen-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Naruto road trip app .

Drive from Takamatsu to Naruto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Takamatsu in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Naruto, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Oasahiko Shrine ©
Oasahiko Shrine
Ryozen-ji Temple ©
Ryozen-ji Temple

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