14 days in Shikoku Itinerary

14 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Matsuyama
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imabari
— 1 night
Drive
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Takamatsu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima
— 1 night
Drive
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Naruto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muroto
— 1 night
Drive
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Kochi
— 2 nights
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Matsuyama

— 3 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Garyu Sanso and Shinrokaku. Get out of town with these interesting Matsuyama side-trips: Uchiko-cho (Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei, Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas, &more), Shimonada Station (in Iyo) and Odonosama Park (Ozujosannomaru Minami Sumiyagura Park) (in Ozu). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ehime Tobe Zoo, examine the collection at Seki Museum, and make a trip to Uwajima Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Matsuyama sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Matsuyama is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Matsuyama due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Matsuyama to be colder, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Imabari.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Imabari

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Kurushima Straits Observation Hall, stroll around Itoyama Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyamazumi Shrine, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Kiro Observatory Park, and finally take in the views from Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Imabari trip maker tool.

Drive from Matsuyama to Imabari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Imabari, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Imabari

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Takamatsu

— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zentsu-ji Temple and Yashima. Get out of town with these interesting Takamatsu side-trips: Kotohira-gu (in Kotohira-cho), Naoshima-cho (Naoshima Hall, Naoshima Bath, &more) and Marugame (Marugame Castle & Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ritsurin Garden, visit a coastal fixture at Takamatsu's Red Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Takamasu Port, and contemplate the long history of Kikugetsutei.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Imabari to Takamatsu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Takamatsu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Shodoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima

— 1 night
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 25th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi, take an in-depth tour of Marukin Soysouce Memorial, stop by Yama-Roku Shoyu, then admire the natural beauty at Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Road.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Shodoshima-cho sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Shodoshima-cho in 2 hours. March in Shodoshima-cho sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Naruto

— 2 nights
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Naruto Strait, snap pictures at Onaruto Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, and finally explore and take pictures at Naruto Skyline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Uzu no Michi, walk around Asutamu-Land Tokushima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oasahiko Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Tokushima Prefectural Awajurobe Yashiki, and finally see the interesting displays at Awa Odori Hall.

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Getting from Shodoshima-cho to Naruto by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Shodoshima-cho in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Naruto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Muroto.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Muroto

— 1 night
Muroto is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Statue of Shintaro Nakaoka, make a trip to Muroto Cape, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Muroto Lighthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hotsumisakiji Temple, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Muroto Dolphins Center, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Muroto Skyline Observatory Tsurumi.

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Drive from Naruto to Muroto in 3 hours. While traveling from Naruto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Muroto, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Muroto

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Kochi

— 2 nights
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 29th (Tue): stroll around Godaisan Park, admire the natural beauty at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, then get to know the resident critters at Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kochi Ryoma Airport Deck, and finally kick back and relax at Katsura Hama.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Muroto to Kochi takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kochi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Shikoku travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · 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.