7 days in Uwajima, Matsuyama & Kochi Itinerary

7 days in Uwajima, Matsuyama & Kochi Itinerary

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Uwajima: Shimanto (Iwama Chinka Bridge, Kachima Chinka Bridge, &more) and Ozu (Ozu Houses Of The Meiji, Garyu Sanso, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Uwajima Castle, admire the verdant scenery at Nametoko Valley, examine the collection at Uwajima City Date Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Uwajima.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uwajima trip maker site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Fukuoka Airport, Hiroshima Airport and Takamatsu Airport. In May, daytime highs in Uwajima are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uwajima

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ozu, Shimanto
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Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Submersible Bridge of Sada ©
Submersible Bridge of Sada
Ozu Castle ©
Ozu Castle


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 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Bocchan Wind up Clock, take a stroll through Dogo Onsengai, get your bearings at Dogo Onsen Kanko Kaikan, thendon't miss a visit to Dogo Onsen Station, and finally step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Matsuyama trip planning site.

You can drive from Uwajima to Matsuyama in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Spas Neighborhoods Baths
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock
Dogo Onsen Station ©
Dogo Onsen Station


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: Miyoshi (Oboke Koboke, Iyakei Valley, &more) and Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido (in Otoyo-cho). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama, pick up some local products at Hirome Ichiba, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Katurahama Aquarium, and step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Kochi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Kochi, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Miyoshi, Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido
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Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba