20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Takamatsu
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Tokushima
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Miyoshi
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Kochi
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Shimanto-cho
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Shimanto
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Uwajima
— 2 nights
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Uchiko-cho
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Matsuyama
— 2 nights
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Imabari
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Kotohira-cho
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Shodoshima-cho
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Naoshima-cho
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Takamatsu

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): snap pictures at Great Seto Bridge. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ritsurin Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Takamatsu Castle, and then take in the awesome beauty at Yashima.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu road trip site.

Tokyo to Takamatsu is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Takamatsu are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tokushima.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Tokushima

Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Awa Odori Hall. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Uzu no Michi, then don't miss a visit to Zuiganji Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bizan.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tokushima planning site.

You can take a train from Takamatsu to Tokushima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Takamatsu in May: highs in Tokushima hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 65°F. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Tokushima

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

1
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Miyoshi

A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
On the 15th (Fri), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens and then don't miss a visit to Manniquin Pis.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Miyoshi vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Tokushima to Miyoshi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tokushima in May, Miyoshi is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Kochi.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks · Nature · Spas · Baths

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Sakamoto Ryoma's Hometown Museum, then hunt for treasures at Hirome Ichiba, and then contemplate the long history of Kochi Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama, and then don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi trip planner.

You can take a train from Miyoshi to Kochi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Kochi, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 61°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Shimanto-cho.

Things to do in Kochi

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

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Shimanto-cho

On the 18th (Mon), savor the flavors at JA Shimanto Midori Market, then admire the masterpieces at Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto, and then make a trip to Kaiyodo Kappakan.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shimanto-cho itinerary app.

You can take a train from Kochi to Shimanto-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Shimanto-cho can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Shimanto.

Things to do in Shimanto-cho

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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Shimanto

On the 19th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours and then take in the views from Submersible Bridge of Sada.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Shimanto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Shimanto-cho to Shimanto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Shimanto, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 61°F at night. You will leave for Uwajima on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Shimanto

Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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Uwajima

Uwajima is a city located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.As of October 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 86,631 and a population density of 184.53 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Uwajima Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Warei Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Tenshaen Garden, admire the natural beauty at Nanrakuen, and then make a trip to Uwajima.

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You can take a train from Shimanto to Uwajima in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Uwajima can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to Uchiko-cho.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks · Historic Sites

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Uchiko-cho

Uchiko is a town located in Kita District, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.On January 1, 2005 the town of Ikazaki, from Kita District; and the town of Oda, from Kamiukena District, were merged into Uchiko.As of April 1, 2017 (after this merger), the town has an estimated population of 16,172 and a density of 54 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shikoku Karst and then appreciate the views at Izumidani Terraces. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Former Katsudo Shashinkan, Asahikan, then don't miss a visit to Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas, and then take an in-depth tour of Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uchiko-cho online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Uwajima to Uchiko-cho takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Uchiko-cho can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uchiko-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Matsuyama

Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama trip itinerary maker tool.

Matsuyama is very close to Uchiko-cho. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Imabari.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Neighborhoods · Spas · Historic Sites · Baths

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Imabari

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Imabari Castle, don't miss a visit to Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Kiro Observatory Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Imabari road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Matsuyama to Imabari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotohira-cho.

Things to do in Imabari

Historic Sites

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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 26th (Tue), admire the striking features of JR Kotohira Station, don't miss a visit to Kompira Shrine Omotesando, and then steep yourself in history at Kotohira-gu.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotohira-cho trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Imabari to Kotohira-cho by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Kotohira-cho are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Shodoshima-cho.

Things to do in Kotohira-cho

Historic Sites

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Shodoshima-cho

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Marukin Soysouce Memorial and then take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Road.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Shodoshima-cho tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Kotohira-cho to Shodoshima-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Shodoshima-cho, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Naoshima-cho

On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Naoshima-cho trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Shodoshima-cho to Naoshima-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Naoshima-cho can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums · Parks · Nature

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Takaoka-gun travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Sacred & Religious Sites · Art Museums