8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ritsurin Garden, take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally take a stroll through Shionoe-cho.

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

Singapore, Singapore to Takamatsu is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Takamatsu. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Takamatsu reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Neighborhoods Spas Museums
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Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden

3
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Escape the urban bustle at Shiozuka Highland and Himawari no Sato Manno. Visit Kotohira-gu Shrine and Zentsu-ji Temple for their historical value. Explore Miyoshi's surroundings by going to Marugame Castle (in Marugame) and Befukyo Canyon (in Kami). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Miune and take a peaceful walk through Kurozou Marshland.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Miyoshi trip site .

Traveling by train from Takamatsu to Miyoshi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Miyoshi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kochi.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Zentsu-ji Temple, Befukyo Canyon, Himawari no Sato Manno, Kotohira-gu, Marugame Castle
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Mt. Miune ©
Mt. Miune
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get outside with Wanpaku Kochi, enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama, and then step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kochi day trip website .

Getting from Miyoshi to Kochi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Kochi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Kochi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle

2
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 11th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji, and finally identify plant and animal life at Namekawakeikoku.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Matsuyama trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi to Matsuyama in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mimidodake Rock, Namekawakeikoku
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji
Mimidodake Rock ©
Mimidodake Rock

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