30 days in Shikoku Itinerary

30 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Fly
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Naruto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Takamatsu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Miyoshi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kochi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tosashimizu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Matsuyama
— 6 nights
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nights
Naruto

Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Explore Naruto's surroundings by going to Anan (J Power & Yonden Wonderland & Omatsu Daigongen), Tokushima (Zuiganji Temple, Awa Odori Hall, &more) and Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center (in Yoshinogawa). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Naruto Strait, stroll through Naruto Whirlpools, and snap pictures at Onaruto Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naruto trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Naruto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get colder in Naruto: highs are around 18°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Shodoshima-cho.

Things to do in Naruto

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
nights
Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima

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.
Explore Shodoshima-cho's surroundings by going to Tonosho-cho (Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks) & Okunoin Kasagatakiji Temple) and Teshima Art Museum (in Teshima). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishinotakiryusui Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Choshikei Osaru no Kuni, and take in panoramic vistas at Kankakei Summit Observation.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shodoshima-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Naruto to Shodoshima-cho in 3 hours. Traveling from Naruto in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Shodoshima-cho, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Naoshima Hall, then head off the coast to Naoshima, then admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lee Ufan Art Museun. On the next day, admire the striking features of Naoshima port terminal, admire the striking features of Art House Project, admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Subaru Ishikawa Art Series, then don't miss a visit to Akakabocha, and finally visit Naoshima Bath.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Naoshima-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shodoshima-cho to Naoshima-cho takes 3 hours. In November in Naoshima-cho, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums · Parks · Nature

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nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zentsuji (Kyu Zentsujikaikosya, Zentsuji Tourism Exchange Center, &more), Tsuda Matsubara (in Sanuki) and Marugame Castle (in Marugame). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Yashima, step off the mainland to explore Teshima Island, and get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

4
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Miyoshi

A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Get out of town with these interesting Miyoshi side-trips: Nogi Museum (in Zentsuji), Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu & Kotohiragu shrine office) and Mt. Unpenji (in Kanonji). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Iya Kazura Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Befukyo Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Oboke Koboke, and appreciate the views at Iyakei Valley.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miyoshi route app.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi: Shikoku Karst (in Kumakogen-cho), Niyodogawa-cho (Yasuike Valley & Nakatsu Valley) and Konan (Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture & Ryoma History Museam). There's much more to do: make a trip to Kochi Castle, indulge your taste buds at Hirome Ichiba, snap pictures at Nagoya Chinka Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wakamiya Hachimangū.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Miyoshi to Kochi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Miyoshi in November: highs in Kochi hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu is a city located in the southwest of Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Change things up with these side-trips from Tosashimizu: Kanyoto Park (in Sukumo), Shimanto (Hage Chinka Bridge, Takase Submersible Bridge, &more) and Odoyama Lookout (in Otsuki-cho). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cape Ashizuri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryugu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Usuebae Lookout, and make a trip to Minokoshikaigan.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tosashimizu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi to Tosashimizu takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Matsuyama

Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Venture out of the city with trips to Uchiko-cho (Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas & Izumidani Terraces), Toon (Shirai Fall & Namekawakeikoku) and Shikoku Karst Onogahara (in Seiyo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, make a trip to Garyu Sanso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyamazumi Shrine, and take in the dramatic scenery at Sambaitani Falls.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama trip planning website.

Getting from Tosashimizu to Matsuyama by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.