9 days in Shikoku Itinerary

9 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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9 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Seville
Fly:  28 h
1
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Kochi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Matsuyama
— 1 night
Fly:  26 h
End: Seville

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takamatsu: Naoshima-cho (Chichu Art Museum & Naoshima), Marugame Castle (in Marugame) and Kotohira-cho (Kotohiragu shrine office & Kotohira-gu). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ritsurin Garden, make a trip to Takamasu Port, and explore the world behind art at The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Takamatsu trip itinerary maker tool .

Seville, Spain to Takamatsu is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Takamatsu is 8 hours. In February, Takamatsu is little chillier than Seville - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho, Naoshima-cho, Naruto, Marugame Castle
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art

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 (Wed), don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, head outdoors with Katsura Hama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hirome Ichiba, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido, then snap pictures at Nagoya Chinka Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenshibuji Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kochi online vacation planner .

You can drive from Takamatsu to Kochi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Takamatsu in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kochi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido, Nagoya Chinka Bridge, Zenshibuji Temple
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Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

1
night
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, make a trip to Bocchan Wind up Clock, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then 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 traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Kochi to Matsuyama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Thermal Spas
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock