24 days in Takamatsu & Shodoshima-cho Itinerary

24 days in Takamatsu & Shodoshima-cho Itinerary

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24 days in Takamatsu & Shodoshima-cho Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 45​min
— 15 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Sydney


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 Castle (in Marugame), Kurashiki (Ohashi House, Ohara Museum of Art, & more) and Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden, Okayama Castle, & more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ritsurin Garden, take in the pleasant sights at Iya Kazura Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu day trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Takamatsu is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Takamatsu. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Takamatsu reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shodoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kochi, Kurashiki, Tokushima, Okayama, Miyoshi
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©


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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shodoshima-cho: Tonosho-cho (Shodojima 88 Holy Sites Visiting, Shodoshima Reijo Sohonin Temple, & more) and Teshima Art Museum (in Teshima). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, take in panoramic vistas at Shihoyubi Viewing Deck, find something for the whole family at Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hitoyama Rikyu Hachiman Shrine.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shodoshima-cho holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Shodoshima-cho takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park ©
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum
Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi ©
Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi