17 days in Shikoku Itinerary

17 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Matsuyama
— 3 nights
2
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
3
Tokushima
— 2 nights
4
Miyoshi
— 3 nights
5
Saijo
— 4 nights

3
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Change things up with these side-trips from Matsuyama: Furuiwaya (in Kumakogen-cho), Shikoku Karst Onogahara (in Seiyo) and Izumidani Terraces (in Uchiko-cho). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, explore the activities along Shirai Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Namekawakeikoku, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Matsuyama trip planner.

Mont Tremblant, Canada to Matsuyama is an approximately 31-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Traveling from Mont Tremblant in October, you will find days in Matsuyama are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Toon, Furuiwaya, Shinmin Sakamura Memorial Museum, Shikoku Karst Onogahara, Izumidani Terraces
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji
Onsen Resorts

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takamatsu: Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Naoshima-cho (Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima, &more) and Tsuda Matsubara (in Sanuki). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yashima-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village, and enjoy some diversion at Sanuki Kid's Kingdom.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu online day trip planner.

You can drive from Matsuyama to Takamatsu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Takamatsu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tokushima.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naoshima-cho, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Tsuda Matsubara
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

2
nights
Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
On the 15th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi, thenexplore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, thentake in panoramic vistas at Bizan Ropeway Summit Observatory Deck, and finally make a trip to Zuiganji Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anrakuji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumadaniji Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokushima trip planner.

Getting from Takamatsu to Tokushima by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Takamatsu in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Tokushima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Tokushima

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Naruto, Kumadaniji Temple, Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center, Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River, Anrakuji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi

3
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miyoshi: Befukyo Canyon (in Kami), Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido (in Otoyo-cho) and Kyu Zentsujikaikosya (in Zentsuji). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotohira-gu, admire the verdant scenery at Iyakei Valley, make a trip to Kotohiragu shrine office, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Miyoshi trip simple and quick.

Drive from Tokushima to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Miyoshi when traveling from Tokushima in October, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saijo.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho, Befukyo Canyon, Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido, Senryuji Temple, Kyu Zentsujikaikosya
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Iyakei Valley ©
Iyakei Valley
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge ©
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge

4
nights
Saijo

Saijo
Saijō is a city in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.DemographicsAs of December 31, 2013, the city has a population of 113,786. Change things up with these side-trips from Saijo: Niyodogawa-cho (Yasuike Valley & Nakatsu Valley) and Omogo Valley (in Kumakogen-cho). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kamegamori Forest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shozenji Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, and make a trip to Maegamiji Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saijo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Miyoshi to Saijo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Saijo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niyodogawa-cho, Niihama, Omogo Valley
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
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Yasuike Valley
Yasuike Valley
Yokomineji ©
Yokomineji
Shozenji Temple ©
Shozenji Temple

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