14 days in Shikoku Itinerary

14 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Kochi
— 3 nights
2
Muroto
— 2 nights
3
Takamatsu
— 4 nights
4
Matsuyama
— 4 nights

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Tosa Shrine and Chikurinji Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum and Tomitaro Makino Kinenkan. Explore Kochi's surroundings by going to Befukyo Canyon (in Kami), Otoyo-cho (Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido & River Rafting & Tubing) and Nakaniyodo Submersible Bridge (in Ochi-cho). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Nakatsu Valley, get to know the resident critters at Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama, and admire the natural beauty at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kochi trip maker app.

Tokyo to Kochi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. August in Kochi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Muroto.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kami, Otoyo-cho, Shikoku Karst, Nakatsu Valley, Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture
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River Rafting & Tubing
Shikoku Karst ©
Shikoku Karst

2
nights
Muroto

Muroto ©
Muroto is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Muroto Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Muroto Cape, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hotsumisakiji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hotsumisaki-ji Temple Tahoto, then look for all kinds of wild species at Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinshoji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Muroto Dolphins Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongochoji, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Monet Marmottan au Village de Kitagawa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Konomineji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konomine Shrine.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Muroto route planning website.

Traveling by car from Kochi to Muroto takes 2 hours. In August in Muroto, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Muroto

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yasuda-cho, Jardin de Monet Marmottan au Village de Kitagawa
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Hotsumisakiji Temple ©
Hotsumisakiji Temple
Kongochoji ©
Kongochoji
Muroto Dolphins Center ©
Muroto Dolphins Center

4
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.
Kikugetsutei and Zentsu-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Family-friendly places like Nakayama Senmaida and Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takamatsu: Marugame Castle (in Marugame), Kotohira-gu (in Kotohira-cho) and Shodoshima-cho (Tsuboi Sakae Museum of Literature & Yama-Roku Shoyu). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumadaniji Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yashima, make a trip to Ritsurin Garden, and explore the world behind art at The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Takamatsu planner.

You can drive from Muroto to Takamatsu in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Shodoshima-cho, Marugame, Awa, Oasahiko Shrine, Zentsu-ji Temple
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Zentsu-ji Temple ©
Zentsu-ji Temple
Kikugetsutei ©
Kikugetsutei
Oasahiko Shrine ©
Oasahiko Shrine

4
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Bring the kids along to Taisanji Temple and Ehime Tobe Zoo. Let the collections at Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei and Itami Juzo Museum capture your imagination. Explore Matsuyama's surroundings by going to Shimonada Station (in Iyo), Garyu Sanso (in Ozu) and Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas (in Uchiko-cho). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyamazumi Shrine, identify plant and animal life at Namekawakeikoku, grab your bike and head to Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Matsuyama online travel route planner.

Drive from Takamatsu to Matsuyama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Matsuyama, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Imabari, Iyo, Toon, Uchiko-cho, Kaiganzan Iwayaji Temple
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Oyamazumi Shrine ©
Oyamazumi Shrine

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