11 days in Shikoku Itinerary

11 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
2
Miyoshi
— 2 nights
3
Kochi
— 3 nights
4
Matsuyama
— 2 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shikoku Mura Village, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ritsurin Garden, and other attractions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takamatsu: Misaki Hachimangu Shurine (in Tamano) and Mitsui Outlet Park Kurashiki (in Kurashiki). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Yashima.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Takamatsu trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Takamatsu is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Takamatsu hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Misaki Hachimangu Shurine
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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village
Yashima ©
Yashima

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Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Iyakei Valley and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zentsu-ji Temple.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Miyoshi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Miyoshi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Mt. Unpenji, Zentsu-ji Temple
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Oboke Koboke ©
Oboke Koboke
Zentsu-ji Temple ©
Zentsu-ji Temple
Iyakei Valley ©
Iyakei Valley

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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 15th (Sat): head outdoors with Katsura Hama, then step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, and then hunt for treasures at Hirome Ichiba. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Sunday Market.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi trip builder app.

Drive from Miyoshi to Kochi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Miyoshi in December: highs in Kochi hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Kochi

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
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Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama

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Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dogo Onsen Honkan. On the 17th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, then walk around Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Isaniwa Shrine. On the next day, take a stroll through Dogo Onsengai.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Matsuyama online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kochi to Matsuyama by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Baths · Spas
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Isaniwa Shrine ©
Isaniwa Shrine
Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle) ©
Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle)