7 days in Shikoku Itinerary

7 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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7 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Naruto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Matsuyama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kochi
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
On the 11th (Wed), snap pictures at Onaruto Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, then make a trip to Uzu no Michi, and finally make a trip to Zuiganji Temple.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naruto road trip website .

Singapore, Singapore to Naruto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Naruto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Naruto to be cooler, temps between 11°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums

Side Trip

Zuiganji Temple
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Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi
Onaruto Bridge ©
Onaruto Bridge

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, admire the natural beauty at Tamamo Park, don't miss a visit to Ritsurin Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tamura Shrine, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yashima-ji Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yashima, don't miss a visit to Takamasu Port, then step into the grandiose world of Marugame Castle, then admire the striking features of JR Kotohira Station, and finally steep yourself in history at Kotohira-gu.

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

Traveling by car from Naruto to Takamatsu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Naruto in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Takamatsu, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Parks Baths

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho, Marugame Castle
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

1
night
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, make a trip to Bocchan Wind up Clock, test the waters at a local thermal spa, then step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Okaido Shopping Street.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Matsuyama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Matsuyama, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Thermal Spas
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock

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.
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, get outside with Katsura Hama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge, then look for gifts at Hirome Ichiba, and finally make a trip to Kochi Castle.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kochi day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Kochi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Zenshibuji Temple
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Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

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