18 days in Shikoku Itinerary

18 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
2
Naruto
— 2 nights
3
Miyoshi
— 2 nights
4
Kochi
— 3 nights
5
Matsuyama
— 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Takamatsu side-trips: Marugame (Marugame Castle & Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art), Tonosho-cho (Angel Road, Okunoin Kasagatakiji Temple, &more) and Ubushina Shrine (in Utazu-cho). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project, stroll through Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Yashima.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Takamatsu holiday website.

Phoenix, USA to Takamatsu is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Phoenix to Takamatsu due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in March: highs in Takamatsu hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Naruto.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naoshima-cho, Tonosho-cho, Marugame, Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, Iino-yama
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
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 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryozen-ji Temple, make a trip to Zuiganji Temple, see the interesting displays at Tokushimacity Tengu Museum, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bizan, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Naruto Strait, don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi, thenadmire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, and finally take in the views from Onaruto Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Naruto day trip site.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Naruto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Takamatsu in March, Naruto is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tokushima, Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River
Highlights from your plan
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi
Onaruto Bridge ©
Onaruto Bridge

2
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
On the 18th (Wed), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, snap pictures at Iya Kazura Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Biwa Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiramine Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Kotohira-gu, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kotohira-gu Shrine Asahi no Yashiro. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hashikuraji Temple, thentake an in-depth tour of Kotohira Municipal Historic Museum, and then make a trip to Kotohiragu shrine office.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Miyoshi trip planner.

Getting from Naruto to Miyoshi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Naruto in March, Miyoshi is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Historic Sites Museums Baths

Side Trip

Kotohira-cho
Highlights from your plan
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge
Kotohiragu shrine office ©
Kotohiragu shrine office

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi side-trips: Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture (in Konan), Nagoya Chinka Bridge (in Hidaka-mura) and Niyodogawa-cho (Nakatsu Valley & Yasuike Valley). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, look for gifts at Hirome Ichiba, don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kochi trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Miyoshi to Kochi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Otoyo-cho, Niyodogawa-cho, Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, Nagoya Chinka Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

5
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Change things up with these side-trips from Matsuyama: Ozu (Sambaitani Falls, Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine, &more), Uchiko-cho (Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas, Former Katsudo Shashinkan, Asahikan, &more) and Shikoku Karst Onogahara (in Seiyo). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Shirai Fall, don't miss a visit to Dogo Onsen Station, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama journey builder.

You can drive from Kochi to Matsuyama in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imabari, Ozu, Uchiko-cho, Kumakogen-cho, Toon
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Thermal Spas
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock

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