5 days in Shikoku Itinerary

5 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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5 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Takamatsu
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Tokushima
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Matsuyama
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

1
night
Takamatsu

Takamatsu
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Marugame Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotohira-gu Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village, then take in the awesome beauty at Yashima, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yashima-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Takamatsu tour itinerary maker app .

Tokyo to Takamatsu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Takamatsu, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tokushima.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Marugame Castle, Kotohira-gu Shrine
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kotohira-gu Shrine ©
Kotohira-gu Shrine
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

1
night
Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Uzu no Michi, then explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bizan.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokushima online travel planner .

You can drive from Takamatsu to Tokushima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Takamatsu, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tokushima, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Tokushima

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Naruto
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Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi
Mount Bizan ©
Mount Bizan

1
night
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 25th (Thu), kick back and relax at Katsura Hama, make a trip to Harimaya Bridge, then pick up some local products at Hirome Ichiba, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kochi attractions planner .

Getting from Tokushima to Kochi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Kochi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

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night
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 26th (Fri), make a trip to Bocchan Wind up Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, make a trip to Dogo Onsen Station, then explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, and finally examine the collection at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama trip app .

You can drive from Kochi to Matsuyama in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Museums Baths
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Onsen Resorts
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock

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