53 days in Shikoku Itinerary

53 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 5 nights
Drive
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Naruto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Takamatsu
— 6 nights
Drive
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Marugame
— 6 nights
Drive
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Miyoshi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kochi
— 6 nights
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Tosashimizu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Uwajima
— 6 nights
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Matsuyama
— 5 nights
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Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Shodoshima-cho (Marukin Soysouce Memorial, Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi, &more).

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tonosho-cho online trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Tonosho-cho is an approximately 144-hour travel. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Tonosho-cho due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Tonosho-cho at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Naruto

— 5 nights
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zennyu-ji Island (in Awa), Tokushima (Mount Bizan, Awa Odori Hall, &more) and Yoshinogawa (Kawata Hachiman Shrine & Kawashima Sensui Bridge). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi, explore the activities along Shimmachi River, and take an in-depth tour of Matsushigecho Historic Museum ・ Puppet Theater Museum.

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

Getting from Tonosho-cho to Naruto by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Tonosho-cho in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Naruto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naruto

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Takamatsu

— 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takamatsu: Naoshima-cho (Chichu Art Museum, Benesse House Museum, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Ritsurin Garden, get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naritasanshodaiji, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yashima.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Takamatsu journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Naruto to Takamatsu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Naruto in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Takamatsu, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marugame.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Marugame

— 6 nights
Marugame is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan., the city has an estimated population of 109,922 and a population density of 980 persons per km². You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marugame: Kotohira-cho (Kotohiragu shrine office, Kotohira-gu, &more), Zentsuji (Kyuman Art Museum, Zentsuji Tourism Exchange Center, &more) and Sakaide (Shami Nakanda Beach Ruins, Shami Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Marugame Castle, catch a live event at Marugame Boat Races, head off the coast to Sanagi Island, and don't miss a visit to Honmyoji Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marugame road trip planner.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Marugame in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Marugame

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Miyoshi

— 6 nights
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Explore Miyoshi's surroundings by going to Shikokuchuo (Tomisato Dam & Kawanoe Hachiman Shrine), Kanonji (Chosa Kaikan & Awai Shrine) and Naru Falls (in Tsurugi-cho). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Iya Kazura Bridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Kurozou Marshland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsurugi Shrine, and contemplate the waterfront views at Oboke Koboke.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyoshi online travel planner.

You can drive from Marugame to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Miyoshi are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kochi

— 6 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi side-trips: Sakawa geology center (in Sakawa-cho), Yasaka Shrine (in Otoyo-cho) and Imoya Kinjiro Hidaka Honten (in Hidaka-mura). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kochi Castle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market, make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, and browse the fresh offerings at Hirome Ichiba.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi tour planner.

You can drive from Miyoshi to Kochi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Miyoshi in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Kochi, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Tosashimizu

— 5 nights
Tosashimizu is a city located in the southwest of Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Get out of town with these interesting Tosashimizu side-trips: Seaside Gallery (in Kuroshio-cho), Shimanto-cho (Iwamotoji Temple & Old house of Hanpei Tsuzuki) and Shimanto (Kunteki Shrine, Takase Submersible Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Cape Ashizuri, get outside with Minokoshi Coast, examine the collection at John Manjiro Museum, and make a trip to Ashizuri Nature Trail Ashizuri Nanafushigi.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tosashimizu journey planner.

Getting from Kochi to Tosashimizu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Uwajima.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Uwajima

— 6 nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Uwajima side-trips: Suwazaki Nature Resting Grove (in Yawatahama), Seiyo (Michi-no-Eki Dombri Kan & Mitaki Valley) and Ozu (Ozu Akarengakan, Inaiyama Park, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sotodomari, take an in-depth tour of Uwajima City Historical Museum, get great views at Uwajima, and explore the historical opulence of Uwajima Castle.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uwajima trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tosashimizu to Uwajima takes 2.5 hours. February in Uwajima sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matsuyama

— 5 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsuyama side-trips: Imabari (Imabari Castle, Mt. Kiro Observatory Park, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joshinji Temple, see the interesting displays at Ehime University Muserum, and don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock.

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Traveling by car from Uwajima to Matsuyama takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Shikoku travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Spiritual Island
The smallest of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku remains one of the country's forgotten tourist destinations, still considered little more than a rural backwater. Despite this reputation, the island boasts numerous notable temples and outstanding hiking areas, sure to satisfy nature lovers and those looking to add a bit of culture to their visit. Shikoku tourism gets a boost from its famed "88 Temple Route," appealing to pilgrims seeking spiritual perfection, as well as pristine natural scenery of picturesque rivers and majestic mountains. Thanks to the area's rugged but easily accessible wilderness, some of the most popular things to do in Shikoku include hiking, kayaking, surfing, climbing, and sailing.