5 days in Shikoku Itinerary

5 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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5 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Matsuyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, then make a trip to Bocchan Wind up Clock, and finally explore the world behind art at Imabari City Tamagawa Modern Art Gallery. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Garyu Sanso, then take an in-depth tour of Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yuge Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishiyama Koryuji Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Matsuyama driving holiday website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Matsuyama is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Matsuyama due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November; daily highs in Matsuyama reach 20°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Museums Baths

Side Trips

Uchiko-cho, Imabari City Tamagawa Modern Art Gallery, Nishiyama Koryuji Temple, Garyu Sanso
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakuriji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Marugame Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Kotohira-gu Shrine.

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

You can drive from Matsuyama to Takamatsu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Takamatsu when traveling from Matsuyama in November, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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