16 days in Matsuyama & Kochi Itinerary

16 days in Matsuyama & Kochi Itinerary

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Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Matsuyama Chuo Park has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsuyama: Onomichi (Senkoji & Senkoji Park & Kosanji Temple), Okunoshima Island (in Takehara) and Hiroshima (Children's Peace Monument, Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, head off the coast to Nogutsunajima Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isaniwa Shrine, and make a trip to Bocchan Wind up Clock.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama trip itinerary planning app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Hiroshima Airport, Takamatsu Airport and Okayama Momotaro Airport. September in Matsuyama sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hiroshima, Imabari, Ozu, Onomichi, Mt. Ishizuchi
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Okonomimura ©


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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, then get outside with Katsura Hama, then hunt for treasures at Hirome Ichiba, and finally make a trip to Kochi Castle. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, then take in the views from Iya Kazura Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Biwa Waterfall.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kochi road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Matsuyama to Kochi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Kochi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge