7 days in Shikoku Itinerary

7 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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7 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Matsuyama
1
Matsuyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Naruto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Takamatsu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kochi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Matsuyama

2
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum. Head to Emifull Masaki and Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Ekifor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Uchiko-cho (Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei & Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas) and Garyu Sanso (in Ozu). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, examine the collection at Seki Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Takahama Coast, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ehime Tobe Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama route planning tool .

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major airports are Hiroshima Airport, Takamatsu Airport and Okayama Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchiko-cho, Ehime Tobe Zoo, Emifull Masaki, Garyu Sanso
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Itami Juzo Museum ©
Itami Juzo Museum
Seki Museum ©
Seki Museum

1
night
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oasahiko Shrine, explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, then cruise along Naruto Skyline, and finally snap pictures at Onaruto Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Naruto online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Naruto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Naruto sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Oasahiko Shrine ©
Oasahiko Shrine
Onaruto Bridge ©
Onaruto Bridge

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, then go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, and finally stop by Kagawa Bussankan Ritsurinan.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Takamatsu day trip website .

Drive from Naruto to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Naruto in October, Takamatsu is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum ©
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden

1
night
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
On the 6th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Naoshima, explore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Naoshima-cho travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Naoshima-cho takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochi.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Naoshima ©
Naoshima

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Katsurahama Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, then browse the fresh offerings at Hirome Ichiba, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kochi trip builder .

Getting from Naoshima-cho to Kochi by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October in Kochi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Kochi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama

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