31 days in Shikoku Itinerary

31 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Matsuyama
— 6 nights
2
Uwajima
— 3 nights
3
Tosashimizu
— 4 nights
4
Kochi
— 4 nights
5
Naruto
— 4 nights
6
Takamatsu
— 6 nights
7
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 2 nights

6
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Get in touch with nature at Kashima Kaisuiyokujo and Mikasahama Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Itsukushima Shrine and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Explore Matsuyama's surroundings by going to Imabari (Hakata Beach, Oyamazumi Shrine, &more), Hatsukaichi (Araebisu Shrine, Senjokaku, &more) and Mashikeitsukushima Shrine (in Mashike-cho). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, walk around Senkoji & Senkoji Park, contemplate the long history of Shiga Naoya Former House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama road trip planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Matsuyama is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, Matsuyama is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Uwajima.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Imabari, Hiroshima, Onomichi, Mashikeitsukushima Shrine
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uwajima Castle and Shussekiji Temple. Get in touch with nature at Shimanto River and Cape Kamado. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Uwajima: Ozu (Toyogahashi Eitokuji Temple & Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine) and Ainan-cho (Sotodomari & Shidenkai Exhibition Hall). There's more to do: look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Tsushima Yasuragi no Sato and admire the verdant scenery at Nametoko Valley.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uwajima trip itinerary site.

Drive from Matsuyama to Uwajima in 1.5 hours. In July in Uwajima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ozu, Ainan-cho, Cape Kamado, Shimanto River
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine ©
Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine
Shimanto River ©
Shimanto River

4
nights
Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu ©
Tosashimizu is a city located in the southwest of Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Visit Kongofukuji Temple and Enkoji Temple for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Kashiwajima Island and Odo Coast. Explore Tosashimizu's surroundings by going to Otsuki-cho (Odoyama Lookout & Kashinishi Coast) and Iwamotoji Temple (in Shimanto-cho). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Tatsukushi Coast, explore the ancient world of Tojindaiba Ruins, get great views at Cape Ashizuri, and see the interesting displays at John Manjiro Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tosashimizu day trip planner.

You can drive from Uwajima to Tosashimizu in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Otsuki-cho, Enkoji Temple, Iwamotoji Temple
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Ryugu Shrine ©
Ryugu Shrine
Kongofukuji Temple ©
Kongofukuji Temple
Iwamotoji Temple ©
Iwamotoji Temple

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Chikurinji Temple and Konomineji Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Sunday Market and The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi: Muroto (Muroto Cape & Fudoiwa), Old Samurai Residence of Rojyu Doi (in Aki) and Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido (in Otoyo-cho). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tosa Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, kick back and relax at Katsura Hama, and take in breathtaking views at Yasuike Valley.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kochi tour planner.

You can drive from Tosashimizu to Kochi in 2.5 hours. July in Kochi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Muroto, Zenshibuji Temple, Nishioka Brewery, Konomineji Temple, Hossho-ji Temple
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
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Sunday Market
Sunday Market
Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Konomineji Temple ©
Konomineji Temple

4
nights
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Get some historical perspective at Okuboji Temple and Usa Hachiman Shrine. Visiting Ubuyu Beach and Enjugahama will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Naruto side-trips: Sumoto Castle (in Sumoto), Keino Matsubara Beach (in Minamiawaji) and Izanagi Shrine (in Awaji). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oasahiko Shrine, take in the views from Onaruto Bridge, stop by Kadocho Soy Sauce Museum Shokuningura, and admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naruto visit planner.

Getting from Kochi to Naruto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Naruto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naruto

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yuasa-cho, Sumoto Castle, Enjugahama, Taisenji Temple, Usa Hachiman Shrine
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Izanagi Shrine ©
Izanagi Shrine
Oasahiko Shrine ©
Oasahiko Shrine
Sumoto Castle ©
Sumoto Castle

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zentsu-ji Temple and Tomo no Ura. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kibitsu Shrine and Kibitsuhiko Shrine. Explore Takamatsu's surroundings by going to Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art & Aibi Kobo Baiten), Marugame Castle (in Marugame) and Kinojo Castle (in Soja). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kozaiji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kyu Zentsujikaikosya, and admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Takamatsu itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Naruto to Takamatsu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Naoshima-cho, Zentsuji, Takahashi, Kurashiki, Tamano
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle ©
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
Tomo no Ura ©
Tomo no Ura

2
nights
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

Tonosho-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Teshima Art Museum, explore the striking landscape at Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saiko-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nishinotakiryusui Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hitoyama Rikyu Hachiman Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Olive Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tonosho-cho trip itinerary builder app.

You can travel from Takamatsu to Tonosho-cho in 2 hours. In July in Tonosho-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shodoshima-cho
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum
Saiko-ji Temple ©
Saiko-ji Temple
Nishinotakiryusui Temple ©
Nishinotakiryusui Temple

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