60 days in Shikoku Itinerary

60 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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60 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Sakaide
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kotohira-cho
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Tokushima
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Takamatsu
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Kochi
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Tosashimizu
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Uwajima
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Ozu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Matsuyama
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Ottawa

4
nights
Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima

Shodoshima-cho ©
On an island famed for its gorgeous landscapes and seaside vistas, the town of Shodoshima-cho serves as the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Japanese city life.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shodoshima-cho: Tonosho-cho (Teshima, Teshima Art Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Inoue Seikoen Shodoshima, explore the striking landscape at Kankakei Gorge, take in panoramic vistas at Kankakei Summit Observation, and make a trip to Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shodoshima-cho travel route planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Shodoshima-cho is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Ottawa to Shodoshima-cho. In October, Shodoshima-cho is a bit warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sakaide.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tonosho-cho
Highlights from your plan
Teshima Island ©
Teshima Island
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park ©
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum

5
nights
Sakaide

Sakaide ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Marugame (Honjima Island, Kogarasu Shrine, & more). There's much more to do: get outside with Seto Bridge, have fun at Yotsuya Simon Doll-House, appreciate the history behind Monument of Michikata Kume and Irihamasiki Enden, and get engrossed in the history at Sakaide City Hometown Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sakaide day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Shodoshima-cho to Sakaide takes 2.5 hours. In October in Sakaide, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Kotohira-cho.

Things to do in Sakaide

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Marugame, Utazu-cho, Great Seto Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Marugame Hirai Art Museum ©
Marugame Hirai Art Museum
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle
Great Seto Bridge ©
Great Seto Bridge

6
nights
Kotohira-cho

Kotohira-cho ©
Known only for being the home of the Kompirasan Shrine Complex, the tiny town of Kotohira-cho remains a popular day trip destination from larger nearby cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Miyoshi (Iya Kazura Bridge, Oboke Koboke, & more), Mitoyo (Hozan Lake, Awa Island Ocean Memorial Hall, & more) and Zentsuji (Kanchi-in & Zentsuji Tourism Exchange Center). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotohira-gu Shrine, get great views at Kotohiragu shrine office, head outdoors with Dogama, and get engrossed in the history at Kotohira Municipal Historic Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotohira-cho visit planner .

Drive from Sakaide to Kotohira-cho in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokushima.

Things to do in Kotohira-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miyoshi, Zentsuji, Mitoyo, Shikokuchuo, Tsurugi-cho
Highlights from your plan
Oboke Koboke ©
Oboke Koboke
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge

7
nights
Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokushima: Otaki Nishiteru Shrine (in Mima), Dejima Dinosaur Park (in Anan) and Naruto (Konaruto Bridge, Onaruto Bridge, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Osuna Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Raifuku-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Joshinan.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokushima trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Kotohira-cho to Tokushima in 2 hours. Traveling from Kotohira-cho in October, Tokushima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Tokushima

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Naruto, Yoshinogawa, Kitajima Tulip Park, Dejima Dinosaur Park, Matsushigecho Historic Museum ・ Puppet Theater Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Bizan ©
Mount Bizan
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Naoshima-cho (Chichu Art Museum, Benesse House Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, get engrossed in the history at Kikuchi Kan Memorial Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Takamatsu Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Myosenji Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Takamatsu tour planner .

You can drive from Tokushima to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Tokushima in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Takamatsu, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Naoshima-cho
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum

7
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.
Explore Kochi's surroundings by going to Otoyo-cho (Yasaka Shrine & Osugi no Sono), Muroto (Muroto Skyline Observatory Tsurumi & Cape Muroto) and Michi-no-Eki Yasu (in Konan). There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Katsurahama Beach, don't miss a visit to Urado Castle Ruin, admire the natural beauty at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, and browse the fresh offerings at Hirome Ichiba.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kochi trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Takamatsu to Kochi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Kochi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ino-cho, Kami, Muroto, Otoyo-cho, Imoya Kinjiro Hidaka Honten
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

5
nights
Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu ©
Tosashimizu is a city located in the southwest of Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Get out of town with these interesting Tosashimizu side-trips: Shimanto (Tamematsu Park, Submersible Bridge of Sada, & more), Odoyama Lookout (in Otsuki-cho) and Sukumo (Enkoji Temple & Idei Valley).

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tosashimizu road trip planning site .

Drive from Kochi to Tosashimizu in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uwajima.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Shimanto, Sukumo, Odoyama Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Ashizuri Underwater Aquarium ©
Ashizuri Underwater Aquarium
Cape Ashizuri ©
Cape Ashizuri
Submersible Bridge of Sada ©
Submersible Bridge of Sada

6
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Uwajima: Seiyo (Kaimei School, Uwa Mingukan, & more) and Ainan-cho (Kanjizaiji Temple, Cape Komo Observatory Park, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Uwajima Castle, don't miss a visit to Taga Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Uwajima, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hokezutoge Observatory.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uwajima online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Tosashimizu to Uwajima in 2.5 hours. November in Uwajima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Ozu.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ainan-cho, Seiyo
Highlights from your plan
Sunokawa Park ©
Sunokawa Park
Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Sotodomari ©
Sotodomari

5
nights
Ozu

Ozu ©
Ōzu is a Japanese city of about 48,000 inhabitants located in Ehime Prefecture.HistoryŌzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. Venture out of the city with trips to Yawatahama (Yawatahama First Air-raid Shelter Trace, Mokkin Road, & more) and Uchiko-cho (Michi-no-Eki Odanosato Seseragi, Machiya Resource Center, & more). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Ao Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toyogahashi Eitokuji Temple, look for gifts at Osu Roadside Station Asamoya, and step into the grandiose world of Odonosama Park (Ozujosannomaru Minami Sumiyagura Park).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ozu sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Uwajima to Ozu in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Ozu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchiko-cho, Yawatahama
Highlights from your plan
Ao Island ©
Ao Island
Ikazaki Kite Museum ©
Ikazaki Kite Museum
Ozu Akarengakan ©
Ozu Akarengakan

6
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Explore Matsuyama's surroundings by going to Imabari (Imabari Kono Museum, Imabari Castle, & more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, get engrossed in the history at Baseball History Museum No Ball Museum, head off the coast to Nogutsunajima Island, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Matsuyama trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ozu to Matsuyama in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Imabari, Tobeyaki Traditional Industry Museum
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Thermal Spas
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock