60 days in Shikoku Itinerary

60 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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60 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Nice
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Tokushima
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Takamatsu
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kochi
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Tosashimizu
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Uwajima
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Matsuyama
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Niihama
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Kotohira-cho
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Sakaide
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Nice

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shodoshima-cho: Tonosho-cho (Teshima Island, Teshima Art Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Marukin Soysouce Memorial, take in nature's colorful creations at Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, take in panoramic vistas at Kankakei Summit Observation, and look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Island Furusatomura.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shodoshima-cho holiday app .

Nice, France to Shodoshima-cho is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Nice to Shodoshima-cho, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Shodoshima-cho sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokushima.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokushima side-trips: Naruto (Tokushima Prefectural Uzunomichi & Onaruto Bridge), Furumugi Beach (in Mugi-cho) and Minami Awa Sun Line (in Minami-cho). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, snap pictures at Kawashima Sensui Bridge, explore the activities along Shimmachi River, and kick back and relax at Osuna Beach.

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

You can drive from Shodoshima-cho to Tokushima in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tokushima when traveling from Shodoshima-cho in September, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Tokushima

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoshinogawa, Naruto, Osuna Beach, Minami Awa Sun Line, 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Takamatsu: Naoshima-cho (Chichu Art Museum, Benesse House Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ritsurin Garden, admire the landmark architecture of The Hyakujushi Bank Takamatsu Branch, appreciate the history behind Banker, Nurse, Detectice and Lawyer, and explore the historical opulence of Takamatsu Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Takamatsu trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Tokushima to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Tokushima in September, Takamatsu is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Explore Kochi's surroundings by going to Aki (Aki City Museum of Japanese Calligraphy, Aki City Museum of History and Folklore, & more) and Otoyo-cho (Yasaka Shrine, Nihon Ichi Osugi Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Katsurahama Beach, look for gifts at Honiya Kochi Honten, make a trip to Hariyamabashi Park Underground Plaza, and contemplate the long history of Kochi Castle.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kochi trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Kochi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aki, Nagaoka-gun, Ichinoya Valley
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

5
nights
Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tosashimizu: Idei Valley (in Sukumo) and Shimanto (Yasunami Water Mill Village, Ichijo Shrine, & more).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tosashimizu online trip maker .

You can drive from Kochi to Tosashimizu in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Uwajima.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shimanto, Idei Valley
Highlights from your plan
Cape Ashizuri ©
Cape Ashizuri
Submersible Bridge of Sada ©
Submersible Bridge of Sada

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Uwajima: Seiyo (Uwa Sentetsu Memorial House, Uwa Mingukan, & more), Ozu (Ao Island, Toyogahashi Eitokuji Temple, & more) and Ainan-cho (Sotodomari, Shidenkai Museum, & more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Uwajima Castle, make a trip to Butsumokuji Temple, take some stellar pictures from Uwajima, and take a stroll through Tsushimacho.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uwajima vacation planning website .

You can drive from Tosashimizu to Uwajima in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uwajima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ozu, Seiyo, Ainan-cho
Highlights from your plan
Kaimei School ©
Kaimei School
Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Sotodomari ©
Sotodomari

6
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
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 (Hanaguri Seto Observation Deck, Bekku Oyamazumi Shrine, & more) and Uchiko-cho (Koshoji Temple, Ryuo Park, & more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, see the interesting displays at Tobeyaki Traditional Industry Museum, step off the mainland to explore Nogutsunajima Island, and take some stellar pictures from Lover's Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Matsuyama trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Uwajima to Matsuyama takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Matsuyama are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Niihama.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Imabari, Uchiko-cho, Lover's Sanctuary, Tobeyaki Traditional Industry Museum
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Thermal Spas
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock

5
nights
Niihama

Niihama ©
Niihama is a city located in the eastern part of Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Change things up with these side-trips from Niihama: Yuge Shrine (in Kamijima-cho), Shikokuchuo (Tomisato Dam, Manabe Reseidency, & more) and Saijo (Shozenji Temple & Ishizuchi Ski & Snowboard Resort). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Besshi Copper Mine, take an in-depth tour of Niihama City Hirose Saihei Achivement Museum, take a stroll around Saijo City Sogobunkakaikan, and admire the striking features of Old Hadeba Hydroelectric Plant.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Niihama trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Niihama takes 1.5 hours. In October in Niihama, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kotohira-cho.

Things to do in Niihama

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saijo, Shikokuchuo, Yuge Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Yamane Park ©
Yamane Park
Akagane Museum ©
Akagane Museum
Yuge Shrine ©
Yuge Shrine

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotohira-cho: Miyoshi (Iya Kazura Bridge, Oboke Koboke, & more), Mitoyo (Hozan Lake, Nishihama Beach, & more) and Orimotoya (in Tsurugi-cho). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kotohira-gu Shrine, get great views at Kotohiragu shrine office, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sugawara Shirine, and make a trip to Oshaberi Hiroba.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kotohira-cho online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Niihama to Kotohira-cho in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kotohira-cho can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sakaide.

Things to do in Kotohira-cho

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Mitoyo, Miyoshi, Kanonji, Zentsuji, Orimotoya
Highlights from your plan
Oboke Koboke ©
Oboke Koboke
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge

9
nights
Sakaide

Sakaide ©
Sakaide is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2017, the city has an estimated population of 52,281 and a population density of 570 persons per km². Explore Sakaide's surroundings by going to Marugame (Honjima Island, Kogarasu Shrine, & more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Seto Bridge, view the masterpieces at Sanuki Museum of Soy Sauce Art, enjoy some diversion at Firefly of Utazu Sea, and stroll through Shami Nakanda Beach Ruins.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sakaide trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Kotohira-cho to Sakaide takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Sakaide are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Sakaide

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Marugame, Utazu-cho, Great Seto Bridge, Aonoyama
Highlights from your plan
Honjima Island ©
Honjima Island
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle
Great Seto Bridge ©
Great Seto Bridge