34 days in Tokyo & Shikoku Itinerary

34 days in Tokyo & Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
3
Tokushima
— 2 nights
4
Miyoshi
— 2 nights
5
Kochi
— 3 nights
6
Shimanto
— 1 night
7
Uwajima
— 2 nights
8
Matsuyama
— 4 nights
9
Takamatsu
— 1 night
10
Naoshima-cho
— 3 nights
11
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
12
Tokyo
— 5 nights

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Kōtoku-in, &more) and Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), &more). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, don't miss a visit to Takeshita Street, stroll around Yoyogi Park, and take a stroll through Asakusa.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo vacation planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °F and lows are around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Takamatsu side-trips: Shodoshima-cho (Seigan-ji Temple & Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park) and Tonosho-cho (Angel Road, Hoshoin no Shimpaku, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ritsurin Garden, pause for some photo ops at Uko Contact Ship Sanukimaru's Anchor, look for gifts at Kagawa Bussankan Ritsurinan, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tamamo Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Takamatsu online travel planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Takamatsu by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Takamatsu sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokushima.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tonosho-cho, Shodoshima-cho
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park ©
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park
Yashima ©
Yashima

2
nights
Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Zuiganji Temple, make a trip to Tokushima Bizanten Shrine, thenexamine the collection at Awa Odori Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Bizan Ropeway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Shimmachi River, make a trip to Uzu no Michi, explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, thensnap pictures at Onaruto Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Ruins of Tokushima Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokushima road trip tool.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Tokushima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Takamatsu in May, you will find days in Tokushima are little chillier (°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Tokushima

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Naruto
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Awa Odori Hall ©
Awa Odori Hall
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi

2
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
On the 16th (Sat), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens and then appreciate the views at Manniquin Pis. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Iyakei Valley, take in the views from Iya Kazura Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Biwa Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Oboke Koboke, thenmake a trip to Amici Adventure Shikoku, and finally take in the views from Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyoshi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tokushima to Miyoshi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Tokushima in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Miyoshi. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Kochi.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Nature Spas
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Oboke Koboke ©
Oboke Koboke
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge ©
Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi: Kami (Ryugado Cave & Ryukawahora Museum). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Katsura Hama, browse the fresh offerings at Hirome Ichiba, stroll around Godaisan Park, and don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kochi day trip app.

You can drive from Miyoshi to Kochi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Shimanto.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kami
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

1
night
Shimanto

Shimanto ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the views from Kachima Chinka Bridge and then take in the views from Submersible Bridge of Sada.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimanto day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kochi to Shimanto takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Uwajima.
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Submersible Bridge of Sada ©
Submersible Bridge of Sada

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Tenshaen Garden, thensteep yourself in history at Uwajima Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Warei Shrine. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Uwajima, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanrakuen, stop by Yusumizugaura Terrace Field, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Yakushidani Canyon, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Nametoko Valley.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uwajima travel app.

Getting from Shimanto to Uwajima by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Uwajima sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Tenshaen Garden ©
Tenshaen Garden
Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Uwajima ©
Uwajima

4
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsuyama side-trips: Hiroshima (Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, Children's Peace Monument, &more) and Tamagawa Modern Museum (in Imabari). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, examine the collection at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji, and don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Uwajima to Matsuyama takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Matsuyama are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Takamatsu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hiroshima, Tamagawa Modern Museum
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Thermal Spas

1
night
Takamatsu

Takamatsu ©
On the 28th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Kikugetsutei and then don't miss a visit to Takamatsu Marugamemachi Shopping Street.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu itinerary planning app.

Drive from Matsuyama to Takamatsu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kikugetsutei ©
Kikugetsutei

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tamano (Nature Environment Park, Black Sea Bream of Uno, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, admire the striking features of Art House Project, don't miss a visit to Akakabocha, and stop by Naoshima Bath.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Naoshima-cho trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Ride a ferry from Takamatsu to Naoshima-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Naoshima-cho can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tamano
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima ©
Naoshima
Art House Project ©
Art House Project

2
nights
Takamatsu

Takamatsu ©
To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Takamatsu trip itinerary planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Marugame Castle, Zentsu-ji Temple
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle
Mt. Washu ©
Mt. Washu
Takamasu Port ©
Takamasu Port

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
See some other sides of Tokyo: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online tour builder.

You can take a train from Takamatsu to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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