12 days in Shikoku Itinerary

12 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shikoku itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Naruto
— 1 night
2
Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
3
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
4
Miyoshi
— 2 nights
5
Matsuyama
— 3 nights
6
Kochi
— 1 night

1
night
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): make a trip to Uzu no Michi, admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, thensnap pictures at Onaruto Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Awa Odori Hall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Naruto trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Naruto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Naruto hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums

Side Trip

Awa Odori Hall
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi
Onaruto Bridge ©
Onaruto Bridge

2
nights
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): head off the coast to Naoshima, admire the striking features of Art House Project, explore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum, explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, thenstop by Naoshima Bath, and finally make a trip to Akakabocha.

To plan Naoshima-cho vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Naruto to Naoshima-cho in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Naruto in March, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Naoshima-cho. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima ©
Naoshima

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, step into the grandiose world of Takamatsu Castle, thenadmire the natural beauty at Tamamo Park, thensteep yourself in history at Hiunkaku, and finally don't miss a visit to Takamatsu Hyogomachi Shopping Street. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zentsu-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Marugame Castle, thentake an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yashima, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yashima-ji Temple.

Plan trip to Takamatsu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Ride a ferry from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. April in Takamatsu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Zentsu-ji Temple, Marugame Castle
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle

2
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the activities along Oboke Koboke, admire the verdant scenery at Iyakei Valley, take in the views from Iya Kazura Bridge, thensnap pictures at Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugi Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kotohiragu shrine office, thencontemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu, and then make a trip to Kompira Shrine Omotesando.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Miyoshi online trip maker.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Miyoshi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kotohira-cho
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge
Kotohiragu shrine office ©
Kotohiragu shrine office

3
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsuyama: Ozu (Yanetsuki Covered Bridge - Roman Yatsuhashi & Sambaitani Falls), Onomichi (Ishitsuchiyamakusari Shugyo, Senkoji & Senkoji Park, &more) and Shikoku Karst Onogahara (in Seiyo). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, stroll around Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle), don't miss a visit to Okaido Shopping Street, and admire the verdant scenery at Izumidani Terraces.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Matsuyama trip planner.

Drive from Miyoshi to Matsuyama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Onomichi, Ozu, Shikoku Karst Onogahara, Izumidani Terraces
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Thermal Spas
Senkoji & Senkoji Park ©
Senkoji & Senkoji Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Katurahama Aquarium, get outside with Katsura Hama, make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge, thenpick up some local products at Hirome Ichiba, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Wanpaku Kochi Animal Land, take in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Kochi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

Similar plans

35 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 33 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM INDONESIA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM JAPAN March, culture, relaxing, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, relaxing Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 7 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA September, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Hokkaido, Hakuba-mura & Shikoku BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans