17 days in Shikoku Itinerary

17 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h
1
Kochi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Matsuyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Miyoshi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Naruto
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Kochi Castle, take an in-depth tour of Sakamoto Ryoma's Hometown Museum, get engrossed in the history at Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum, make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, thenget outside with Katsura Hama, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Katsurahama Ryuogu Shrine. On the next day, walk around Godaisan Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, head outdoors with Wanpaku Kochi, thenmake a trip to Harimaya Bridge, and finally hunt for treasures at Hirome Ichiba.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kochi online trip itinerary maker.

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. In April, Kochi is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
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Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

2
nights
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 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Shinrokaku, don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isaniwa Shrine, thenmake a trip to Okaido Shopping Street, thenexplore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, and finally walk around Ozu Shiroyama Park. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Bansuiso, see the interesting displays at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum, make a trip to Dogo Onsen Station, thentake a stroll through Dogo Onsengai, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hantaji Temple.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Matsuyama trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kochi to Matsuyama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Matsuyama sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ozu Shiroyama Park
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock

2
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kompira Shrine Omotesando, steep yourself in history at Kotohira-gu, and then make a trip to Kotohiragu shrine office. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Oboke Koboke, take in the views from Iya Kazura Bridge, thenappreciate the views at Iyakei Valley, thenlook for gifts at Shinonome Chokusanichi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hashikuraji Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Miyoshi road trip planning website.

You can drive from Matsuyama to Miyoshi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Miyoshi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kotohira-cho
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge
Kotohiragu shrine office ©
Kotohiragu shrine office

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Kagawa Bussankan Ritsurinan, take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, thendon't miss a visit to Kikugetsutei, thentake an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Yashima. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Tamamo Park, step into the grandiose world of Takamatsu Castle, explore the world behind art at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, thendon't miss a visit to Marugame Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ubushina Shrine.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Miyoshi to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Takamatsu can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Marugame, Ubushina Shrine
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

2
nights
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 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ando Museum, admire the striking features of Art House Project, don't miss a visit to Naoshima Pavillion, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Naoshima port terminal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Subaru Ishikawa Art Series, explore the world behind art at Lee Ufan Art Museun, make a trip to Shimacoya, head off the coast to Naoshima, thenadmire the striking features of Naoshima Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Akakabocha.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naoshima-cho trip tool.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Naoshima-cho in 1.5 hours. April in Naoshima-cho sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Art House Project ©
Art House Project
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum

2
nights
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

Tonosho-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Okunoin Kasagatakiji Temple, explore the striking landscape at Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks), admire the masterpieces at Teshima Art Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Les Archives du coeur, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Teshima Terraced Rice Field Project. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Marukin Soysouce Memorial, make a trip to Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, visit Angel Road, don't miss a visit to Hoshoin no Shimpaku, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishinotakiryusui Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hitoyama Rikyu Hachiman Shrine.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tonosho-cho trip maker site.

Drive from Naoshima-cho to Tonosho-cho in 3 hours. In April in Tonosho-cho, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Naruto.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shodoshima-cho
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park ©
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum
Angel Road ©
Angel Road

4
nights
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Get out of town with these interesting Naruto side-trips: Tokushima (Zuiganji Temple, Awa Odori Hall, &more), Kirihata-ji Daito (in Awa) and Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center (in Yoshinogawa). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oasahiko Shrine, snap pictures at Onaruto Bridge, and stroll around Naruto Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Naruto trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Tonosho-cho to Naruto in 3 hours. Traveling from Tonosho-cho in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Naruto, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naruto

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Tokushima, Naruto Whirlpools, Kirihata-ji Daito, Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Bizan ©
Mount Bizan
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi

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