9 days in Shikoku Itinerary

9 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Matsuyama
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kochi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Singapore

3
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Get in touch with nature at Namekawakeikoku and Izumidani Terraces. Head to Emifull Masaki and Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Ekifor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Sambaitani Falls (in Ozu), Kumakogen-cho (Furuiwaya & Omogo Valley) and Kamegamori Forest (in Saijo). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle), admire the verdant scenery at Shikoku Karst Onogahara, and don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama holiday app.

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. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in March, with highs in Matsuyama at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchiko-cho, Kumakogen-cho, Shikoku Karst Onogahara, Namekawakeikoku, Emifull Masaki
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Thermal Spas
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji

2
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 11th (Wed), go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, step into the grandiose world of Marugame Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Zentsu-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotohira-gu, and finally see the interesting displays at Kotohira-gu Shrine Omoteshoin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Maritime Plaza Takamatsu, listen to music at Sunport Hall Takamatsu, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Marugamemachi GREEN, thenlook for gifts at Kagawa Bussankan Ritsurinan, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Takamatsu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho, Marugame Castle, Zentsu-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sunport Hall Takamatsu ©
Sunport Hall Takamatsu
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle

3
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 13th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, get outside with Katsura Hama, take an in-depth tour of Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Kochi Castle, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hirome Ichiba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hijiri Shrine, admire the verdant scenery at Nakatsu Valley, thentake in breathtaking views at Yasuike Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hossho-ji Temple.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi day trip website.

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Kochi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Kochi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Niyodogawa-cho, Hossho-ji Temple, Hijiri Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

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