8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shikoku itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Matsuyama
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kami
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Singapore

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Matsuyama

— 2 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 14th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Namekawakeikoku, don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Takahama Coast, 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.

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Singapore, Singapore to Matsuyama is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Matsuyama. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Matsuyama hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kami.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kami

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Kochi Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama, and then make a trip to Harimaya Bridge. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum, then get great views at Befukyo Canyon, and then see the interesting displays at Ryoma History Museam.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kami online route planner.

Drive from Matsuyama to Kami in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Kami

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Takamatsu

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakayama Senmaida and then steep yourself in history at Kotohira-gu. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village and then admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Takamatsu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kami to Takamatsu takes 2 hours. When traveling from Kami in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Takamatsu: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shikoku travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · 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.