28 days in Tokyo & Shikoku Itinerary

28 days in Tokyo & Shikoku Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Takamatsu
— 4 nights
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Naruto
— 2 nights
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Miyoshi
— 2 nights
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Kochi
— 4 nights
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Uwajima
— 1 night
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Matsuyama
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 4 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo visit planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo is 17 hours. In January, Tokyo is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 50°F and lows of 35°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Takamatsu

— 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Honjima Island, Marugame Castle, Kotohira-gu, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Yashima and Yashima-ji Temple. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Takamatsu online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Takamatsu in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in January: highs in Takamatsu hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Naruto

— 2 nights
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ryozen-ji Temple as well as The Naruto German House. On the 15th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryozen-ji Temple and then see the interesting displays at The Naruto German House. On your second day here, explore the activities along Naruto Strait and then take in the views from Onaruto Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Naruto trip maker site.

Drive from Takamatsu to Naruto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Takamatsu in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Naruto, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Naruto

Nature · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Miyoshi

— 2 nights
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Oboke Koboke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Iyakei Valley and then take in the views from Iya Kazura Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Miyoshi trip itinerary website.

Getting from Naruto to Miyoshi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Naruto in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 34°F in Miyoshi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Nature · Parks

Kochi

— 4 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Godaisan Park and Kochi Castle. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, make a trip to Harimaya Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katsurahama Ryuogu Shrine, and kick back and relax at Katsura Hama.

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

You can drive from Miyoshi to Kochi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Miyoshi in January, you will find days in Kochi are somewhat warmer (52°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Uwajima.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Uwajima

— 1 night
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 kmĀ². To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uwajima trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi to Uwajima in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Uwajima can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uwajima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Matsuyama

— 5 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Onsen Resorts, Mt. Kiro Observatory Park, Imabari Castle, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Dogo Onsengai and step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Matsuyama trip builder site.

Drive from Uwajima to Matsuyama in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Matsuyama are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Nightlife

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Enoshima Island and Enoshima Sea Candle.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planning website.

You can fly from Matsuyama to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shikoku travel guide

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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.