7 days in Shikoku Itinerary

7 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
2
Matsuyama
— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Awa (Kirihataji Temple & Kumadaniji Temple), Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center (in Yoshinogawa) and Kotohira-gu (in Kotohira-cho). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ritsurin Garden, admire the striking features of Art House Project, admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Naoshima.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Takamatsu driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Takamatsu is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from London to Takamatsu, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Takamatsu to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naoshima-cho, Awa, Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center, Kotohira-gu
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

3
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsuyama: Shirai Fall (in Toon), Ao Island (in Ozu) and Saijo (Nishiyama Koryuji Temple & Kamogawa River). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kashima Kaisuiyokujo.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Matsuyama road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Matsuyama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Matsuyama, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saijo, Shirai Fall, Ao Island
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji
Kashima Kaisuiyokujo ©
Kashima Kaisuiyokujo

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