14 days in Shikoku Itinerary

14 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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14 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Bus:  20​h 45​min
1
Matsuyama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kochi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kotohira-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Naruto
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

1
night
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 3rd (Wed), go for a walk through Sora no Sampomichi, make a trip to Bocchan Wind up Clock, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, then see the interesting displays at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Bansuiso. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Koshin Hermitage Historical Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, and finally browse the different shops at ANA Hotel Matsuyama Fashion Mall AVA.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Matsuyama vacation builder site .

Montreal, Canada to Matsuyama is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Matsuyama is 14 hours. Traveling from Montreal in April, expect Matsuyama to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji
Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum ©
Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum

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 5th (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at Hirome Ichiba, then step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, then don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Katsurahama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Chosokabe Motochika Statue, admire the natural beauty at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, don't miss a visit to Chikyu 33, make a trip to Harimaya Bridge, then stop by Harimaya Main, and finally hunt for treasures at Sunday Market.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kochi online vacation maker .

You can drive from Matsuyama to Kochi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Kochi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kotohira-cho.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Shopping Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

1
night
Kotohira-cho

Kotohira-cho ©
Known only for being the home of the Kompirasan Shrine Complex, the tiny town of Kotohira-cho remains a popular day trip destination from larger nearby cities.
On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Kotohira-gu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kotohiragu shrine office, then see the interesting displays at Kotohira-gu Shrine Omoteshoin, and finally examine the collection at Kompiragu Treasure House.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kotohira-cho using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi to Kotohira-cho takes 2 hours. April in Kotohira-cho sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Kotohira-cho

Museums Historic Sites
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Kotohira-gu Shrine Omoteshoin ©
Kotohira-gu Shrine Omoteshoin
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Kotohiragu shrine office ©
Kotohiragu shrine office

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chichu Art Museum and Shikoku Mura Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takamatsu: Naoshima-cho (Gokuraku-ji Temple, Art House Project, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anrakuji Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Yashima, and step into the grandiose world of Takamatsu Castle.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Kotohira-cho to Takamatsu in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Naoshima-cho
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

1
night
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Uzu no Michi, admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, then explore the activities along Naruto Whirlpools, then snap pictures at Onaruto Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Anryu-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Naruto trip planning tool .

Getting from Takamatsu to Naruto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Takamatsu in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Naruto, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Naruto

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Naruto Whirlpools
Highlights from your plan
Naruto Whirlpools ©
Naruto Whirlpools
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi

3
nights
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

Tonosho-cho ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Shodoshima-cho (Kinryo Shoyu, Marukin Soysouce Memorial, & more).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tonosho-cho driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Naruto to Tonosho-cho takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tonosho-cho when traveling from Naruto in April, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Shodoshima-cho
Highlights from your plan
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park ©
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum
Angel Road ©
Angel Road

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