4 days in Shikoku Itinerary

4 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Matsuyama
— 2 nights
2
Kotohira-cho
— 1 night

2
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Matsuyama Castle and Imabari City Tamagawa Modern Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ishiteji and Taisanji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsuyama: Niihama City Hirose Saihei Achivement Museum (in Niihama) and Saijo (The Central Shrine of Ishizuchi Jinja & Nishiyama Koryuji Temple). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kashima Kaisuiyokujo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsubaki Shrine, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama trip itinerary site.

Tokyo to Matsuyama is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. August in Matsuyama sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kotohira-cho.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saijo, Niihama City Hirose Saihei Achivement Museum, Imabari City Tamagawa Modern Art Gallery
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji
Tsubaki Shrine ©
Tsubaki Shrine

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night
Kotohira-cho

Kotohira-cho ©
Known only for being the home of the Kompirasan Shrine Complex, the tiny town of Kotohira-cho remains a popular day trip destination from larger nearby cities.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Izutama Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Kyu Zentsujikaikosya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zentsu-ji Temple, thentake an in-depth tour of Nogi Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiramine Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotohira-gu.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotohira-cho tour website.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Kotohira-cho takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotohira-cho

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zentsuji
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Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Zentsu-ji Temple ©
Zentsu-ji Temple
Izutama Shrine ©
Izutama Shrine

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