4 days in Shikoku Itinerary

4 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Matsuyama
— 1 day
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Takamatsu
— 2 nights
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Kochi
— 1 night

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Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to Dogo Onsen Station, explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then make a trip to Bocchan Wind up Clock, then make a trip to Shinrokaku, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bansuiso.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama trip itinerary planner.

Fukuoka to Matsuyama is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Spas
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Matsuyama Castle
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
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Takamatsu

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 31st (Sat): stroll around Tamamo Park, get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village, make a trip to Kikugetsutei, then go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, and finally make a trip to Takamatsu Marugamemachi Shopping Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, explore the historical opulence of Marugame Castle, then contemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu, and finally don't miss a visit to Kompira Shrine Omotesando.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Matsuyama to Takamatsu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Takamatsu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Kotohira-gu
4.5
Scenic Walking Area
Ritsurin Garden
4.5
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History Museum
Shikoku Mura Village
4.1

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Kochi

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 2nd (Mon), make a trip to Kochi Castle, make a trip to Harimaya Bridge, make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, then kick back and relax at Katsura Hama, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hirome Ichiba.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kochi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Kochi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Takamatsu, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kochi, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Castle
Kochi Castle
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Beach
Katsura Hama
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Landmark
Harimaya Bridge
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