8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Naruto
— 1 night
Drive
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Takamatsu
— 1 night
Drive
3
Muroto
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kochi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Miyoshi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Matsuyama
— 1 night
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Naruto

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Naruto Strait, then 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. On the next day, get close to the beloved marine mammals with Japan Dolphin Center, then get great views at Okawara Kogen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bizan, and finally see the interesting displays at Awa Odori Hall.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Naruto itinerary website.

Tokyo to Naruto is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Naruto: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Takamatsu

— 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, admire the natural beauty at Tamamo Park, then get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village, then take in the awesome beauty at Yashima, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yashima-ji Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu road trip app.

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 April, plan for little chillier nights in Takamatsu, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Muroto.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Muroto

— 1 night
Muroto is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Muroto Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Muroto Cape, head outdoors with Mikurodo, then admire the verdant scenery at Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hotsumisakiji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hotsumisaki-ji Temple Tahoto.

Plan my day in Muroto using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Takamatsu to Muroto by car takes about 3.5 hours. April in Muroto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Muroto

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Kochi

— 1 night
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 (Sun): pick up some local products at Hirome Ichiba, don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katsurahama Ryuogu Shrine, then kick back and relax at Katsura Hama, and finally don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kochi trip builder.

Getting from Muroto to Kochi by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Miyoshi

— 2 nights
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Biwa Waterfall, take in the views from Iya Kazura Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Himawari no Sato Manno, then contemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotohira-gu Shrine Asahi no Yashiro. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Oboke Koboke, then admire the verdant scenery at Shiozuka Highland, and then hike along Mt. Miune.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Miyoshi trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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 5th (Wed), soak in some Japanese tradition at Dogo Onsengai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, stroll around Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle), then explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, then examine the collection at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Goshikihime Kaihin Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Matsuyama planner.

Traveling by car from Miyoshi to Matsuyama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Baths · Spas

Side Trip

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.