6 days in Shikoku Itinerary

6 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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6 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Matsuyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kochi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Matsuyama Castle and Toyogahashi Eitokuji Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garyu Sanso and Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei. Get out of town with these interesting Matsuyama side-trips: Namekawakeikoku (in Toon) and Uchiko-cho (Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas & Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Eki). And it doesn't end there: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, see the interesting displays at Seki Museum, get to know the resident critters at Ehime Tobe Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Yuzuki Castle Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Matsuyama is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dubai to Matsuyama due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in Matsuyama at 25°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Uchiko-cho, Ozu, Emifull Masaki, Ehime Tobe Zoo, Namekawakeikoku
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Itami Juzo Museum ©
Itami Juzo Museum
Seki Museum ©
Seki Museum

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Katsurahama Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, then browse the fresh offerings at Hirome Ichiba, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kochi Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi trip builder tool .

Getting from Matsuyama to Kochi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kochi can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama

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