8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shikoku holiday maker

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Matsuyama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kochi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, don't miss a visit to Dogo Onsen Station, then explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, and finally examine the collection at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Matsuyama day trip app .

Singapore, Singapore to Matsuyama is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Matsuyama reach 20°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Museums Baths
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Onsen Resorts
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, then kick back and relax at Katsura Hama, then browse the fresh offerings at Hirome Ichiba, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kochi Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, then meet the residents at Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zuizan Shrine.

To plan Kochi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Matsuyama to Kochi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Kochi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project, then head off the coast to Naoshima, then explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Naoshima-cho trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kochi to Naoshima-cho takes 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Naoshima-cho are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village, explore the historical opulence of Marugame Castle, admire the landmark architecture of JR Kotohira Station, then contemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu Shrine, and finally admire the striking features of Kyu Zentsujikaikosya. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi, then explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, and then snap pictures at Onaruto Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Takamatsu are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naruto, Kotohira-cho, Kyu Zentsujikaikosya, Marugame Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kotohira-gu Shrine ©
Kotohira-gu Shrine
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art

Similar Plans

16 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 45 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 57 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Shikoku BY A USER FROM JAPAN March, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA March, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM JAPAN January, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans