15 days in Shikoku Itinerary

15 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi
— 2 nights
2
Miyoshi
— 2 nights
3
Naruto
— 2 nights
4
Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima
— 1 night
5
Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
6
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
7
Matsuyama
— 4 nights

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.
On the 13th (Sun), have fun and explore at Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, see the interesting displays at Ryoma History Museam, thentake in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wanpaku Kochi Animal Land. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, see the interesting displays at Kochi Literary Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Katurahama Aquarium, thenkick back and relax at Katsura Hama, thendon't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, and finally make a trip to Harimaya Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kochi online travel planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kochi is an approximately 11-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 December: high temperatures in Kochi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Konan, Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
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Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture ©
Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle

2
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
On the 15th (Tue), get in on the family fun at New Reoma World, thendon't miss a visit to Kotohiragu shrine office, thensteep yourself in history at Kotohira-gu, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kotohira-gu Shrine Asahi no Yashiro. Keep things going the next day: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, admire the verdant scenery at Iyakei Valley, go for a walk through Iya Kazura Bridge, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Oboke Koboke, and finally don't miss a visit to Kenmi Shrine.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Miyoshi travel planning site.

Drive from Kochi to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kochi in December, you will find days in Miyoshi are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Naruto.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho, New Reoma World
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
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Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
New Reoma World ©
New Reoma World
Kotohiragu shrine office ©
Kotohiragu shrine office

2
nights
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to Uzu no Michi, thenadmire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, thenstroll around Asutamu-Land Tokushima, and finally snap pictures at Onaruto Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Tokushima Zoo, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bizan, thenexamine the collection at Awa Odori Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Zuiganji Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Naruto trip maker tool.

You can drive from Miyoshi to Naruto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Miyoshi in December since evenings lows in Naruto dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shodoshima-cho.

Things to do in Naruto

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tokushima, Asutamu-Land Tokushima
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Asutamu-Land Tokushima ©
Asutamu-Land Tokushima
Tokushima Zoo ©
Tokushima Zoo
Mount Bizan ©
Mount Bizan

1
night
Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima

Shodoshima-cho ©
On an island famed for its gorgeous landscapes and seaside vistas, the town of Shodoshima-cho serves as the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Japanese city life.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, find something for the whole family at Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi, stop by Angel Road, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hitoyama Rikyu Hachiman Shrine, and finally get to know the resident critters at Choshikei Osaru no Kuni.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shodoshima-cho visit site.

Traveling by journey from Naruto to Shodoshima-cho takes 3 hours. Traveling from Naruto in December, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Shodoshima-cho. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tonosho-cho
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Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park ©
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park
Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi ©
Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi
Angel Road ©
Angel Road

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, admire the striking features of Naoshima Hall, head off the coast to Naoshima, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Art House Project, and finally visit Naoshima Bath.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naoshima-cho road trip planning app.

Traveling by journey from Shodoshima-cho to Naoshima-cho takes 3 hours. In December in Naoshima-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Nature Parks
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Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima ©
Naoshima
Art House Project ©
Art House Project

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.
On the 21st (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Tamamo Park, take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, steep yourself in history at Kikugetsutei, thentake in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, and finally make a trip to Takamatsu Marugamemachi Shopping Street. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yashima-ji Temple, observe the fascinating underwater world at New Yashima Aquarium, take in the awesome beauty at Yashima, make a trip to Marugame Castle, thenhave fun at Sanuki Kid's Kingdom, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Takamatsu Airport.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Takamatsu holiday maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Marugame Castle
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle
New Yashima Aquarium ©
New Yashima Aquarium

4
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Matsuyama Castle and Bocchan Wind up Clock. Change things up with these side-trips from Matsuyama: Ehime General Science Museum (in Niihama), Saijo (Yokomineji & Isono Shrine) and Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas (in Uchiko-cho). There's still lots to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, admire the landmark architecture of Bansuiso, stroll around Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Isaniwa Shrine.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Matsuyama trip maker site.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Matsuyama in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Imabari, Saijo, Tobe-cho, Ehime General Science Museum, Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ehime Tobe Zoo ©
Ehime Tobe Zoo
Ehime General Science Museum ©
Ehime General Science Museum

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