5 days in Shikoku Itinerary

5 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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5 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + train:  19​h
1
Takamatsu
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Matsuyama
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Tosashimizu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Miyoshi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam


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1
day
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 28th (Thu), go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden and then make a trip to Takamasu Port.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Takamatsu route planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Takamatsu is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: high temperatures in Takamatsu hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Takamatsu

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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Takamasu Port ©
Takamasu Port

1
night
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 29th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Ehime Tobe Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, make a trip to Bocchan Wind up Clock, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama tour itinerary planning app .

Drive from Takamatsu to Matsuyama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Matsuyama are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ehime Tobe Zoo
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Thermal Spas
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock

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night
Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu ©
You've now added Tatsukushi Coast to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sat), make a trip to Minokoshikaigan, contemplate the waterfront views at Tatsukushi Coast, then take in panoramic vistas at Usuebae Lookout, then make a trip to Cape Ashizuri, and finally explore the ancient world of Tojindaiba Ruins.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tosashimizu journey maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Matsuyama to Tosashimizu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cape Ashizuri ©
Cape Ashizuri

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Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Iyakei Valley.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Miyoshi trip itinerary planning site .

Explore your travel options from Tosashimizu to Miyoshi with the Route module. May in Miyoshi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Miyoshi

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Iyakei Valley ©
Iyakei Valley

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