50 days in Shikoku Itinerary

50 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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50 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Takamatsu
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Naruto
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Muroto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kochi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Tosashimizu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Uwajima
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Matsuyama
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Miyoshi
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sanuki Kid's Kingdom and The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum. Explore Takamatsu's surroundings by going to Marugame (Nakazubansho Garden, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, & more), Zentsu-ji Temple (in Zentsuji) and Sanuki (Shidoji Temple & Tsuda Matsubara). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ritsurin Garden, enjoy the sea views from Takamatsuko Tamamo Breakwater Light, don't miss a visit to Ogijima Alley Wall Painting Project Wallalley, and step off the mainland to explore Ogijima Island.

Make your Takamatsu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

San Francisco, USA to Takamatsu is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Marugame, Sanuki, Zentsu-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Ogijima Island ©
Ogijima Island
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum ©
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

2
nights
Naoshima-cho

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Akakabocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Lee Ufan Art Museun, then admire the striking features of Art House Project, then head off the coast to Naoshima, and finally examine the collection at 007 Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Naoshima-cho trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Takamatsu to Naoshima-cho in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima Bath ©
Naoshima Bath
Akakabocha ©
Akakabocha

5
nights
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

Tonosho-cho ©
Explore hidden gems such as Teshima Island and Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks). Venture out of the city with trips to Shodoshima-cho (Olive Garden, Yama-Roku Shoyu, & more).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tonosho-cho day trip planner.

You can drive from Naoshima-cho to Tonosho-cho in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Naruto.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Shodoshima-cho
Highlights from your plan
Teshima Island ©
Teshima Island
Yama-Roku Shoyu ©
Yama-Roku Shoyu
Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi ©
Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi

5
nights
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Onaruto Bridge and Oasahiko Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naruto: Yakuoji Temple (in Minami-cho), Okuboji Temple (in Sanuki) and Tairyuji Temple (in Anan). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Naruto Skyline, take in panoramic vistas at Senjojiki Observation Deck, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirihataji Temple, and explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Naruto day trip tool .

You can drive from Tonosho-cho to Naruto in 3 hours. Traveling from Tonosho-cho in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Naruto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Muroto.

Things to do in Naruto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Awa, Itano-cho, Tokushima Prefectural Awajurobe Yashiki, Yakuoji Temple, Tairyuji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Oasahiko Shrine ©
Oasahiko Shrine
Onaruto Bridge ©
Onaruto Bridge
Shirotori Zoo ©
Shirotori Zoo

4
nights
Muroto

Muroto ©
Muroto is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Step off the beaten path and head to Muroto Cape and Mikurodo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Muroto: Jardin de Monet Marmottan au Village de Kitagawa (in Kitagawa-mura) and Ikumi Beach (in Toyo-cho). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Muroto Dolphins Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hotsumisakiji Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Muroto Haiko Aquarium, and steep yourself in history at Streets in Kiragawa-town.

Discover how to plan a Muroto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Naruto to Muroto takes 3 hours. Traveling from Naruto in November, Muroto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Muroto

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jardin de Monet Marmottan au Village de Kitagawa, Ikumi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Muroto Cape ©
Muroto Cape
Hotsumisakiji Temple ©
Hotsumisakiji Temple

6
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden and Chikurinji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kochi side-trips: Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum (in Kami), Niyodogawa-cho (Yasuike Valley & Nakatsu Valley) and Konan (Ryoma History Museam, Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, & more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Godaisan Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iwamotoji Temple, don't miss a visit to Tourism Event Hall Ryomaden Bakumatsu Shishi Shachu, and enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi road trip planner.

You can drive from Muroto to Kochi in 2 hours. November in Kochi sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Konan, Niyodogawa-cho, Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum, Niyodo River, Shoryuji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Godaisan Park ©
Godaisan Park

4
nights
Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tatsukushi Coast and Kongofukuji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tosashimizu: Otsuki-cho (Odoyama Lookout & Kashiwajima Island), Shimanto (Kunteki Shrine & Submersible Bridge of Sada) and Sukumo (Sukumo Machi no Eki Hayashitei & Kanyoto Park).

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tosashimizu trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kochi to Tosashimizu in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Uwajima.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Sukumo, Shimanto, Otsuki-cho, Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto
Highlights from your plan
Kanyoto Park ©
Kanyoto Park
Kongofukuji Temple ©
Kongofukuji Temple
Cape Ashizuri ©
Cape Ashizuri

5
nights
Uwajima

Uwajima ©
Uwajima is a city located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.As of October 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 86,631 and a population density of 184.53 persons per km². Explore hidden gems such as Uwajima Castle and Shikoku Karst. Venture out of the city with trips to Ozu (Shussekiji Temple, Garyu Sanso, & more), Cape Sada (in Ikata-cho) and Ainan-cho (Sotodomari & Ishigaki Bunka No Sato). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Hokezutoge Observatory, contemplate the waterfront views at Shimanto River, snap pictures at Hage Chinka Bridge, and get great views at Uwajima.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uwajima trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Tosashimizu to Uwajima takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ozu, Ainan-cho, Hokezutoge Observatory, Yawatahama First Air-raid Shelter Trace, Ideioketsu
Highlights from your plan
Shikoku Karst ©
Shikoku Karst
Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Shimanto River ©
Shimanto River

6
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hojo Kashima and Oyamazumi Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsuyama: Imabari (Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, Mt. Kiro Observatory Park, & more), Uchiko-cho (Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Eki, Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas, & more) and Saijo (Yokomineji & Mt. Ishizuchi). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, examine the collection at Itami Juzo Museum, make a trip to Shimonada Station, and get to know the resident critters at Ehime Tobe Zoo.

Before you visit Matsuyama, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Uwajima to Matsuyama in 1.5 hours. November in Matsuyama sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Imabari, Uchiko-cho, Saijo, Ehime Tobe Zoo, Shimonada Station
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Mt. Kiro Observatory Park ©
Mt. Kiro Observatory Park
Oyamazumi Shrine ©
Oyamazumi Shrine

5
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Step off the beaten path and head to Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge and Unbenji Temple. Explore Miyoshi's surroundings by going to Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu Shrine & Kotohiragu shrine office), Sanuki Manno Park (in Manno-cho) and Mt. Tsurugi (in Mima). Next up on the itinerary: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, see human ingenuity at work at Hōnen'ike Dam, admire the sheer force of Biwa Waterfall, and appreciate the views at Iyakei Valley.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miyoshi trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Matsuyama to Miyoshi in 2 hours. Traveling from Matsuyama in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Miyoshi, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho, Mt. Tsurugi, Sanuki Manno Park, Hōnen'ike Dam, Mt. Shiude
Highlights from your plan
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge ©
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge
Kakashi no Sato ©
Kakashi no Sato
Hōnen'ike Dam ©
Hōnen'ike Dam

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