60 days in Shikoku Itinerary

60 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima
— 4 nights
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Sakaide
— 5 nights
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Kotohira-cho
— 6 nights
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Tokushima
— 7 nights
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Takamatsu
— 6 nights
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Kochi
— 7 nights
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Tosashimizu
— 5 nights
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Uwajima
— 6 nights
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Ozu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Matsuyama
— 6 nights
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Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima

— 4 nights
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.
Explore Shodoshima-cho's surroundings by going to Tonosho-cho (Teshima Island, Dofuchi Strait, &more) and Teshima Art Museum (in Teshima). There's lots more to do: stroll around Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, explore the stunning scenery at Kankakei Gorge, visit Yama-Roku Shoyu, and get engrossed in the history at Marukin Soysouce Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shodoshima-cho route builder app.

Ottawa, Canada to Shodoshima-cho is an approximately 144-hour travel. Traveling from Ottawa to Shodoshima-cho, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in October: high temperatures in Shodoshima-cho hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sakaide.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Sakaide

— 5 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Sakaide: Marugame (Honjima Island, Kogarasu Shrine, &more).

Start your trip to Sakaide by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Shodoshima-cho to Sakaide in 2.5 hours. In October in Sakaide, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotohira-cho.

Things to do in Sakaide

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho

— 6 nights
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 Zentsuji (Kanchi-in & Zentsuji Tourism Exchange Center), Miyoshi (Iya Kazura Bridge, Oboke Koboke, &more) and Mitoyo (Hozan Lake, Awa Island Ocean Memorial Hall, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kotohira-gu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mishima Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Matsuo-ji Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Kotohira Municipal Historic Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kotohira-cho journey planning website.

Kotohira-cho is just a short distance from Sakaide. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tokushima.

Things to do in Kotohira-cho

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tokushima

— 7 nights
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: Nishiteru Shrine (in Mima), Naruto (Otsuka Museum of Art, Konaruto Bridge, &more) and Dejima Dinosaur Park (in Anan). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bizan, contemplate the waterfront views at Naruto Whirlpools, don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi, and kick back and relax at Osuna Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokushima trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kotohira-cho to Tokushima by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kotohira-cho in October since evenings lows in Tokushima dip to 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 · Historic Sites

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Naoshima-cho (Chichu Art Museum, Benesse House Museum, &more). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, get into the urban bustle at Sunport Hall Takamatsu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koken-ji Temple, and stroll around Kinbuchi Forest Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Takamatsu online vacation maker.

You can drive from Tokushima to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Takamatsu when traveling from Tokushima in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Kochi

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yasaka Shrine (in Otoyo-cho), Michi-no-Eki Yasu (in Konan) and Muroto (Muroto Skyline Observatory Tsurumi & Muroto Cape). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, see the interesting displays at Okawasuji Samurai House Museum, make a trip to Harimaya Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kochi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Kochi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

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: Sukumo (Enkoji Temple & Idei Valley), Odoyama Lookout (in Otsuki-cho) and Shimanto (Tamematsu Park, Submersible Bridge of Sada, &more). There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Ashizuri, appreciate the history behind John Manjiro Statue, enjoy breathtaking views from Usuebae Lookout, and contemplate the long history of John Manjiro Birthplace.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tosashimizu journey planner.

Getting from Kochi to Tosashimizu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Uwajima.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Parks · Nature · 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: Meisekiji Temple (in Seiyo) and Ainan-cho (Kanjizaiji Temple, Cape Komo Observatory Park, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Uwajima Castle, see the interesting displays at Kaimei School, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiburi-jima Okinoshima Island, and get outside with Uwajima City Bull Ring.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uwajima holiday planner.

You can drive from Tosashimizu to Uwajima in 2.5 hours. In November in Uwajima, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ozu.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Ozu

— 5 nights
Ōzu is a Japanese city of about 48,000 inhabitants located in Ehime Prefecture.HistoryŌzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ozu: Yawatahama (Mokkin Road & Uchinoura Kokaido) and Uchiko-cho (Michi-no-Eki Odanosato Seseragi, Aino no Hana, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Sambaitani Falls, steep yourself in history at Odonosama Park (Ozujosannomaru Minami Sumiyagura Park), admire the landmark architecture of Former Katsudo Shashinkan, Asahikan, and head off the coast to Ao Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ozu travel planning site.

You can drive from Uwajima to Ozu in an hour. November in Ozu sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Ozu

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Matsuyama

— 6 nights
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). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and see where the action happens at Botchan Stadium.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Matsuyama attractions app.

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're off to home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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.