12 days in Shikoku Itinerary

12 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Matsuyama
— 2 nights
2
Kochi
— 2 nights
3
Miyoshi
— 3 nights
4
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
5
Naruto
— 2 nights

2
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Namekawakeikoku, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isaniwa Shrine, thensoak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Garyu Sanso, look for gifts at Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Eki, thenexplore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, and finally browse the different shops at Emifull Masaki.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama trip itinerary planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Matsuyama is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Matsuyama is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Matsuyama to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Eki, Namekawakeikoku, Emifull Masaki, Garyu Sanso
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji
Isaniwa Shrine ©
Isaniwa Shrine

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get outside with Katsura Hama, don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge, thenpick up some local products at Hirome Ichiba, and finally contemplate the long history of Kochi Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Wanpaku Kochi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenshibuji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tosa Shrine.

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Getting from Matsuyama to Kochi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Kochi

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Zenshibuji Temple
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Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

3
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kotohira-gu and Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido. Get outdoors at Mt. Miune and Konose Gorge. Explore Miyoshi's surroundings by going to Michi-no-Eki Takarada no Sato Saita (in Mitoyo), Zentsu-ji Temple (in Zentsuji) and Himawari no Sato Manno (in Manno-cho). It doesn't end there: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens and get great views at Befukyo Canyon.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Miyoshi trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kochi to Miyoshi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Kochi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Miyoshi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido, Kotohira-gu, Michi-no-Eki Takarada no Sato Saita, Befukyo Canyon, Zentsu-ji Temple
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Mt. Miune ©
Mt. Miune
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Zentsu-ji Temple ©
Zentsu-ji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Marugame Castle, take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, don't miss a visit to Kataharamachi Tobu Shopping Street, thenlook for gifts at Kagawa Bussankan Ritsurinan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kozaiji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Takamatsu Airport, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, walk around Ritsurin Garden, thentake a stroll around Sunport Hall Takamatsu, and finally browse the different shops at Maritime Plaza Takamatsu.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Miyoshi to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. December in Takamatsu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Shopping Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

Marugame Castle
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Sunport Hall Takamatsu ©
Sunport Hall Takamatsu
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

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Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, thenstop by Kitanada Sea Station, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Oasahiko Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryozen-ji Temple.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naruto trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Takamatsu to Naruto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naruto when traveling from Takamatsu in December, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Oasahiko Shrine ©
Oasahiko Shrine
Ryozen-ji Temple ©
Ryozen-ji Temple

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