2 days in Shikoku & Mishima Itinerary

2 days in Shikoku & Mishima Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Takamatsu
— 1 day
Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Mishima
— 1 night
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Yakushima-cho



— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village and then go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Takamatsu holiday maker.

Yakushima-cho to Takamatsu is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mishima.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Museums


— 1 night
Mishima is a city located in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.The city, which covers an area of 62.02sqkm, had an estimated population in December 2016 of 109,872, giving a population density of 1,772 persons per km2.GeographyMishima is located in far eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, at the northern end of Izu Peninsula and in the foothills of Mount Fuji.Surrounding municipalitiesShizuoka PrefectureNumazuSusonoKannamiShimizuNagaizumiHakoneClimateMishima has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and cool winters. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mishima Taisha.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mishima day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Takamatsu to Mishima. While traveling from Takamatsu, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mishima, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mishima

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Shikoku travel guide

Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · 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.