13 days in Shikoku Itinerary

13 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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13 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Matsuyama
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Tosashimizu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Muroto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Miyoshi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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 (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, then make a trip to Okaido Shopping Street, and finally examine the collection at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Matsuyama is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October in Matsuyama, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji

2
nights
Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu ©
On the 9th (Wed), explore the activities along Tatsukushi Coast, then make a trip to John Manjiro Memorial Monument, then get great views at Cape Ashizuri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongofukuji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Yasunami Water Mill Village, snap pictures at Submersible Bridge of Sada, don't miss a visit to Minokoshikaigan, then steep yourself in history at John Manjiro Birthplace, and finally get great views at Hakusan Domon.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Tosashimizu planner .

Drive from Matsuyama to Tosashimizu in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Shimanto
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kongofukuji Temple ©
Kongofukuji Temple
Cape Ashizuri ©
Cape Ashizuri
John Manjiro Birthplace ©
John Manjiro Birthplace

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, stroll through Katsura Hama, then pick up some local products at Hirome Ichiba, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, then get to know the resident critters at Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenshibuji Temple.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tosashimizu to Kochi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Muroto.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zenshibuji Temple, Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

1
night
Muroto

Muroto ©
Muroto is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. On the 13th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Muroto Dolphins Center, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Muroto Lighthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hotsumisakiji Temple, then make a trip to Muroto Cape, and finally make a trip to The Statue of Shintaro Nakaoka.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Muroto trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Kochi to Muroto takes 2 hours. In October in Muroto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Muroto

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hotsumisakiji Temple ©
Hotsumisakiji Temple
Muroto Cape ©
Muroto Cape
Muroto Dolphins Center ©
Muroto Dolphins Center

1
night
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the views at Iyakei Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Oboke Koboke, then take in the views from Iya Kazura Bridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Biwa Waterfall, and finally snap pictures at Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miyoshi trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Muroto to Miyoshi takes 3 hours. Traveling from Muroto in October, you will find days in Miyoshi are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Oboke Koboke ©
Oboke Koboke
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge ©
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge

1
night
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 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at 007 Museum, step off the mainland to explore Naoshima, then admire the striking features of Art House Project, and finally admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Naoshima-cho fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Miyoshi to Naoshima-cho in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Naoshima ©
Naoshima
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Art House Project ©
Art House Project

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takamatsu: Marugame Castle (in Marugame), Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park (in Shodoshima-cho) and Angel Road (in Tonosho-cho). There's much more to do: stroll through Ritsurin Garden, admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Takamatsu Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tamamo Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Takamatsu trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naruto, Marugame Castle, Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, Angel Road
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

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