7 days in Shikoku Itinerary

7 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Fly
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Naruto
— 1 night
Drive
2
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Matsuyama
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kochi
— 1 night
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Naruto

Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): walk around Asutamu-Land Tokushima, explore the activities along Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bizan, then examine the collection at Awa Odori Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Zuiganji Temple. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Naruto Whirlpools, explore the activities along Naruto Strait, don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi, then admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Senjojiki Observation Deck.

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Tokyo to Naruto is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In October in Naruto, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naruto

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Mount Bizan ©
Mountain
Mount Bizan
4.0
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Otsuka Museum of Art
4.3

3
nights
Takamatsu

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.
Attractions like Ritsurin Garden and Shikoku Mura Village make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Takamatsu side-trips: Kyu Zentsujikaikosya (in Zentsuji), Naoshima-cho (Benesse House Museum, Chichu Art Museum, &more) and Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu & Kotohiragu shrine office). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kikugetsutei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yashima-ji Temple, and make a trip to Takamatsu Marugamemachi Shopping Street.

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Getting from Naruto to Takamatsu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Naruto in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Takamatsu, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Kotohira-gu ©
Historic Site
Kotohira-gu
4.5
Ritsurin Garden
Scenic Walking Area
Ritsurin Garden
4.5
Naoshima ©
Island
Naoshima
4.0

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Matsuyama

Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 24th (Sat), head off the coast to Nogutsunajima Island, don't miss a visit to Matsuyama Ropeway Shopping Street, then explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock.

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Drive from Takamatsu to Matsuyama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas
Highlights from your trip
Matsuyama Castle ©
Must see
Matsuyama Castle
4.4
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
3.6

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Katurahama Aquarium, head outdoors with Katsura Hama, then make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, then make a trip to Harimaya Bridge, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hirome Ichiba.

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You can drive from Matsuyama to Kochi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Kochi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Katsura Hama ©
Beach
Katsura Hama
3.7
Kochi Castle ©
Castle
Kochi Castle
4.1
Hirome Ichiba ©
Flea Market
Hirome Ichiba
3.6