30 days in Shikoku Itinerary

30 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi
— 2 nights
2
Muroto
— 2 nights
3
Nakatosa-cho
— 2 nights
4
Tosashimizu
— 3 nights
5
Uwajima
— 3 nights
6
Matsuyama
— 5 nights
7
Takamatsu
— 4 nights
8
Naruto
— 3 nights
9
Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): hunt for treasures at Hirome Ichiba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kochi Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Sakamoto Ryoma's Hometown Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum, thenget outside with Katsura Hama, and finally make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kochi travel route planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Kochi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 17 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in November, with highs in Kochi at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Muroto.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kami, Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture
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Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture ©

2
nights
Muroto

Muroto ©
Muroto is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. On the 5th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinshoji Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Muroto Skyline Observatory Tsurumi, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Muroto Dolphins Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hotsumisakiji Temple, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Cape Muroto Lighthouse, and finally make a trip to Muroto Cape. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Searest Muroto, get outside with Mikurodo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kongochoji, and finally don't miss a visit to Shintaro Nakamura Hall.

Plan a Muroto trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Kochi to Muroto in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Muroto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nakatosa-cho.

Things to do in Muroto

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Shintaro Nakamura Hall
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Hotsumisakiji Temple ©
Hotsumisakiji Temple
Kongochoji ©
Kongochoji
Muroto Dolphins Center ©
Muroto Dolphins Center

2
nights
Nakatosa-cho

Nakatosa-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Junpei Tower, stop by Kure Taisho-machi Market, thensavor the flavors at Nishioka Brewery, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iwamotoji Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Thursday Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hijiri Shrine, thenappreciate the views at Nakatsu Valley, and finally contemplate the long history of Yoshimura Torataro Residence.

Plan my trip to Nakatosa-cho with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Muroto to Nakatosa-cho in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Nakatosa-cho

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Shimanto-cho, Yoshimura Torataro Residence, Nakatsu Valley, Thursday Market, Hijiri Shrine
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Iwamotoji Temple ©
Iwamotoji Temple
Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto ©
Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto
Kure Taisho-machi Market ©
Kure Taisho-machi Market

3
nights
Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu ©
Tosashimizu is a city located in the southwest of Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Explore hidden gems such as Tatsukushi Coast and Minokoshi Coast. Kongofukuji Temple and John Manjiro Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tosashimizu: Otsuki-cho (Kashiwajima Campsite, Kashiwajima Island, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Sea Station Ashizuri, take some stellar pictures from Hakusan Domon, take in panoramic vistas at Usuebae Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Hakusan Domon Lookout Manjiro Ashiyu.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tosashimizu driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nakatosa-cho to Tosashimizu by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Uwajima.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Otsuki-cho
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
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Kongofukuji Temple ©
Kongofukuji Temple

3
nights
Uwajima

Uwajima ©
Uwajima is a city located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.As of October 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 86,631 and a population density of 184.53 persons per km². Explore hidden gems such as Uwajima Castle and Garyu Sanso. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ozu Castle and Shussekiji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uwajima: Michi-no-Eki Yawatahama Minatto (in Yawatahama), Nijino Mori Koen Osakanakan (in Matsuno-cho) and Kihoku-cho (Michi-no-Eki Hiromimori no Sankaku Boshi & Michi-no-Eki Hiyoshi Yumesanchi). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Tokaku-ji Temple, take some stellar pictures from Uwajima, stop by Michi-no-Eki Tsushima Yasuragi no Sato, and appreciate the views at Shikoku Karst Onogahara.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Uwajima online road trip planner.

You can drive from Tosashimizu to Uwajima in 2.5 hours. In November in Uwajima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ozu, Kihoku-cho, Shikoku Karst Onogahara, Michi-no-Eki Yawatahama Minatto, Nijino Mori Koen Osakanakan
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
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Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Ozu Castle ©
Ozu Castle
Nijino Mori Koen Osakanakan ©
Nijino Mori Koen Osakanakan

5
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Bring the kids along to Matsuyama Castle and Oyamazumi Shrine. You'll get in some beach time at Takahama Coast and Hoshinoura Seaside Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Matsuyama: Uchiko-cho (Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas, Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei, &more), Imabari (Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park & Towel Museum) and Namekawakeikoku (in Toon). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Emifull Masaki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, get engrossed in the history at Shiki Memorial Museum, and walk around Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle).

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Matsuyama visit app.

Traveling by car from Uwajima to Matsuyama takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Uchiko-cho, Imabari, Ehime Tobe Zoo, Emifull Masaki, Namekawakeikoku
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Oyamazumi Shrine ©
Oyamazumi Shrine
Itami Juzo Museum ©
Itami Juzo Museum

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shikoku Mura Village and Chichu Art Museum. Family-friendly places like Kikugetsutei and Yakuriji Temple will thrill your kids. Explore Takamatsu's surroundings by going to Kanei Tsuho Zenigata (in Kanonji), Kotohira-gu (in Kotohira-cho) and Zentsu-ji Temple (in Zentsuji). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, step off the mainland to explore Megijima Island, explore the historical opulence of Takamatsu Castle, and make a trip to Takamatsu Marugamemachi Shopping Street.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Takamatsu route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Takamatsu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Matsuyama in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Takamatsu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Naruto.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Naoshima-cho, Kanei Tsuho Zenigata, Kotohira-gu, Zentsu-ji Temple
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:
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Zentsu-ji Temple ©
Zentsu-ji Temple
Kikugetsutei ©
Kikugetsutei
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum ©
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

3
nights
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Oasahiko Shrine and Kumadaniji Temple. Bring the kids along to Onaruto Bridge and Shirotori Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Naruto side-trips: Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center (in Yoshinogawa) and Mount Bizan (in Tokushima). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Naruto Strait, admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, stroll through Naruto Whirlpools, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryozen-ji Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Naruto online travel planner.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Naruto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Takamatsu in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Naruto, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Shodoshima-cho.

Things to do in Naruto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokushima, Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center, Shirotori Zoo, Kumadaniji Temple, Naruto Whirlpools
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:
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Oasahiko Shrine ©
Oasahiko Shrine
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Ryozen-ji Temple ©
Ryozen-ji Temple

4
nights
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.
Nishinotakiryusui Temple and Hitoyama Rikyu Hachiman Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nakayama Senmaida and Les Archives du coeur. Get out of town with these interesting Shodoshima-cho side-trips: Tonosho-cho (Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks), Teshima Island, &more) and Teshima Art Museum (in Teshima). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Kankakei Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Marukin Soysouce Memorial, look for gifts at Hishionosato, and admire the natural beauty at Olive Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shodoshima-cho online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by journey from Naruto to Shodoshima-cho takes 3 hours. Traveling from Naruto in November, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Shodoshima-cho. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tonosho-cho
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
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Olive Garden ©
Olive Garden
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum
Les Archives du coeur ©
Les Archives du coeur

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