16 days in Shikoku Itinerary

16 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
2
Imabari
— 3 nights
3
Uchiko-cho
— 3 nights
4
Otsuki-cho
— 2 nights
5
Kami
— 1 night
6
Miyoshi
— 3 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, step into the grandiose world of Takamatsu Castle, thenenjoy the sea views from Takamatsu's Red Lighthouse, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Negoroji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Kikugetsutei.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu online trip itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Takamatsu is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Takamatsu due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in April; daily highs in Takamatsu reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Imabari.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Negoroji Temple ©
Negoroji Temple
Kikugetsutei ©
Kikugetsutei
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum ©
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

3
nights
Imabari

Imabari ©
The city of Imabari encompasses several islands in Japan's inland sea, and due to this strategic location it changed hands regularly during the feudal era.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oyamazumi Shrine and Railway History Park. You'll explore and learn at Itami Juzo Museum and Imabari City Tamagawa Modern Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Imabari: Namekawakeikoku (in Toon), Saijo (Yokomineji & Mt. Ishizuchi) and Hantaji Temple (in Matsuyama). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, grab your bike and head to Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senyū-ji Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Imabari trip planner.

Getting from Takamatsu to Imabari by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Imabari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Uchiko-cho.

Things to do in Imabari

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saijo, Matsuyama, Namekawakeikoku
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Oyamazumi Shrine ©
Oyamazumi Shrine
Itami Juzo Museum ©
Itami Juzo Museum
Mt. Ishizuchi ©
Mt. Ishizuchi

3
nights
Uchiko-cho

Uchiko-cho ©
Uchiko is a town located in Kita District, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.On January 1, 2005 the town of Ikazaki, from Kita District; and the town of Oda, from Kamiukena District, were merged into Uchiko.As of April 1, 2017 (after this merger), the town has an estimated population of 16,172 and a density of 54 persons per km². Museum-lovers will get to explore Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei and Kaimei School. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uwajima Castle and Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas. Get out of town with these interesting Uchiko-cho side-trips: Uwajima (in Uwajima), Uwa Rise Museum (in Seiyo) and Shikoku Karst (in Kumakogen-cho). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Garyu Sanso, examine the collection at Ikazaki Kite Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toyogahashi Eitokuji Temple, and get to know the resident critters at Ehime Tobe Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uchiko-cho trip builder site.

Getting from Imabari to Uchiko-cho by car takes about 2 hours. In April in Uchiko-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Otsuki-cho.

Things to do in Uchiko-cho

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ozu, Uwajima, Seiyo, Tobe-cho, Shikoku Karst
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Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Shikoku Karst ©
Shikoku Karst
Kaimei School ©
Kaimei School

2
nights
Otsuki-cho

Otsuki-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Odo Coast, thenexamine the collection at John Manjiro Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kashiwajima Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryugu Shrine, explore the ancient world of Tojindaiba Ruins, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Usuebae Lookout, and finally head outdoors with Minokoshi Coast.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Otsuki-cho trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Uchiko-cho to Otsuki-cho takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kami.

Things to do in Otsuki-cho

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tosashimizu
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Ryugu Shrine ©
Ryugu Shrine

1
night
Kami

Kami ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Ryoma History Museam, thenexplore the galleries of Ekingura, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Befukyo Canyon, and finally have fun and explore at Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kami trip planner.

Drive from Otsuki-cho to Kami in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Kami

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Konan
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3
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
On the 19th (Fri), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take an in-depth tour of Higashi-Iya Museum of Local History and Folklore, and then trek along Mt. Miune. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zentsu-ji Temple, thenget engrossed in the history at Nogi Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kotohira Municipal Historic Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Miyoshi road trip website.

You can drive from Kami to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Miyoshi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Museums Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho, Zentsuji, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art
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Mt. Miune ©
Mt. Miune
Zentsu-ji Temple ©
Zentsu-ji Temple
Izutama Shrine ©
Izutama Shrine

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