9 days in Shikoku Itinerary

9 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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9 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Matsuyama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kochi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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 8th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monjuin Tokuseiji Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, then contemplate the long history of Taisanji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsubaki Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Itami Juzo Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joruriji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishiyama Koryuji Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Imabari City Tamagawa Modern Art Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Matsuyama trip itinerary builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to Matsuyama is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Matsuyama. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Matsuyama to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei, Nishiyama Koryuji Temple, Imabari City Tamagawa Modern Art Gallery
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Tsubaki Shrine ©
Tsubaki Shrine
Itami Juzo Museum ©
Itami Juzo Museum

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 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tosa Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, then head outdoors with Wanpaku Kochi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kochi Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Ekingura, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenshibuji Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Ryoma Sakamoto Memorial Museum, then kick back and relax at Katsurahama Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Sakamoto Tomb.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kochi attractions planner .

Drive from Matsuyama to Kochi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Kochi are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Kochi

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ekingura, Zenshibuji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Tosa Shrine ©
Tosa Shrine
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle

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.
On the 12th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, explore the world behind art at The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Kinojo Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Former Nozakike House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Kibi Plain Bicycle Route, see the interesting displays at Inujima Seirensho Art Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakuriji Temple.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Takamatsu route maker website .

You can drive from Kochi to Takamatsu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kochi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Takamatsu, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinojo Castle, Kibi Plain Bicycle Route, Inujima Seirensho Art Museum, Kumadaniji Temple, Former Nozakike House
Highlights from your plan
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum ©
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
Inujima Seirensho Art Museum ©
Inujima Seirensho Art Museum
Yakuriji Temple ©
Yakuriji Temple

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