7 days in Shikoku Itinerary

7 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shikoku travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Kochi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Otoyo-cho
— 1 night
Drive
3
Miyoshi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Matsuyama
— 1 night
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Kochi

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, head outdoors with Katsura Hama, observe the fascinating underwater world at Katurahama Aquarium, make a trip to Harimaya Bridge, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hirome Ichiba, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Kochi Castle Museum of History and then take an in-depth tour of Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kochi online trip itinerary builder.

Hong Kong, China to Kochi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Kochi. In September, Kochi is slightly colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Otoyo-cho.

Things to do in Kochi

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Otoyo-cho

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Burakuji Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Otoyo-cho trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Kochi to Otoyo-cho in an hour. September in Otoyo-cho sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Otoyo-cho

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Miyoshi

— 1 night
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
On the 4th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Kurozou Marshland.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Miyoshi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Otoyo-cho to Miyoshi takes an hour. In September in Miyoshi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Matsuyama

— 1 night
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Dogo Onsen Station, get your bearings at Dogo Onsen Kanko Kaikan, take a stroll through Dogo Onsengai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji, then step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, and finally examine the collection at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Matsuyama visit planning website.

Drive from Miyoshi to Matsuyama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Matsuyama sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Baths · Spas · Museums

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.