29 days in Shikoku Itinerary

29 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Fly to Takamatsu Airport, Drive to Naoshima-cho
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Naoshima-cho
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Takamatsu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naruto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imabari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ozu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kochi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Miyoshi
— 4 nights
Drive to Takamatsu Airport, Fly to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naoshima-cho: Sakaide (Shami Island, Seto Ohashi Memorial Park, &more) and Honjima Island (in Marugame). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project, step off the mainland to explore Naoshima, and stop by Naoshima Bath.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Naoshima-cho trip itinerary planning site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Naoshima-cho is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in October, with highs in Naoshima-cho at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Explore Takamatsu's surroundings by going to Tsuda Matsubara (in Sanuki), Zentsuji (Zentsu-ji Temple & Kyu Zentsujikaikosya) and Marugame (Marugame Castle & Nakazubansho Garden). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Yashima, admire the natural beauty at Kagawa Engei Sogo Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Takamatsu Airport.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Takamatsu trip itinerary maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

On the 21st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Okunoin Kasagatakiji Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks), then explore the world behind art at Teshima Art Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hitoyama Rikyu Hachiman Shrine. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi, then make a trip to Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Road.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tonosho-cho tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Tonosho-cho takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Naruto.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Naruto

Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Get out of town with these interesting Naruto side-trips: Tokushima (Zuiganji Temple, Awa Odori Hall, &more), Anan (J Power & Yonden Wonderland & Omatsu Daigongen) and Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center (in Yoshinogawa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, explore the activities along Naruto Strait, snap pictures at Onaruto Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Naruto Whirlpools.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Naruto trip simple and quick.

Drive from Tonosho-cho to Naruto in 3 hours. Traveling from Tonosho-cho in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Naruto, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Imabari.

Things to do in Naruto

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Imabari: Matsuyama (Ishiteji, Onsen Resorts, &more), Toon (Namekawakeikoku & Shirai Fall) and Omogo Valley (in Kumakogen-cho). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Kiro Observatory Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyamazumi Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Imabari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naruto to Imabari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Imabari, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ozu.

Things to do in Imabari

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ozu

Ōzu is a Japanese city of about 48,000 inhabitants located in Ehime Prefecture.HistoryŌzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ozu: Izumidani Terraces (in Uchiko-cho), Uwajima Castle (in Uwajima) and Shikoku Karst Onogahara (in Seiyo). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Sambaitani Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Shikoku Karst, don't miss a visit to Garyu Sanso, and steep yourself in history at Former Katsudo Shashinkan, Asahikan.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ozu trip builder.

Drive from Imabari to Ozu in 2 hours. October in Ozu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kochi.

Things to do in Ozu

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi side-trips: Muroto Cape (in Muroto), Niyodogawa-cho (Nakatsu Valley & Yasuike Valley) and Old Samurai Residence of Rojyu Doi (in Aki). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kochi Castle, don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, walk around Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, and kick back and relax at Katsura Hama.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kochi trip planner.

Getting from Ozu to Kochi by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Miyoshi

A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kotohira-cho (Kotohiragu shrine office & Kotohira-gu) and Nogi Museum (in Zentsuji). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Iya Kazura Bridge, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hashikuraji Temple, and visit Kakashi no Sato.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miyoshi trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Kochi to Miyoshi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kochi in November, you will find days in Miyoshi are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). You will leave for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Miyoshi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Baths

Side Trips

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.