6 days in Shikoku Itinerary

6 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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6 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Matsuyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokushima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
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 20th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kashima Kaisuiyokujo, and then step off the mainland to explore Ao Island. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shirai Fall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishiyama Koryuji Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Matsuyama trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Matsuyama is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Matsuyama is 1 hour. In September, Matsuyama is little chillier than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tokushima.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ao Island, Shirai Fall, Nishiyama Koryuji Temple
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji
Ao Island ©
Ao Island

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 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Shimmachi River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Omiwa Shrine, then take in panoramic vistas at Bizan Ropeway Summit Observatory Deck, and finally make a trip to Zuiganji Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokushima road trip planning site .

You can drive from Matsuyama to Tokushima in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tokushima can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Tokushima

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otsuka Museum of Art
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Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Omiwa Shrine ©
Omiwa Shrine
Shimmachi River ©
Shimmachi River

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakuriji Temple, then make a trip to Marugame Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Kotohira-gu Shrine.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Takamatsu day trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokushima to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokushima in September, Takamatsu is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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