8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Takamatsu
— 3 nights
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Kochi
— 1 night
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Matsuyama
— 2 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Takamatsu: Naoshima-cho (Lee Ufan Art Museun, Chichu Art Museum, &more) and Kotohira-cho (Sayabashi Bridge, Kotohira-gu, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ritsurin Garden, contemplate the long history of Kikugetsutei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kozaiji Temple, and explore the world behind art at The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu visit planner.

New York City, USA to Takamatsu is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kochi.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naoshima-cho, Kotohira-cho
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Kochi Castle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hirome Ichiba, make a trip to Harimaya Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Chosokabe Motochika Statue, then kick back and relax at Katsura Hama, and finally make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Kochi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Hirome Ichiba ©
Hirome Ichiba

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Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji, make a trip to Dogo Onsen Station, make a trip to Bocchan Wind up Clock, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, and finally make a trip to Okaido Shopping Street. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas, don't miss a visit to Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle), and then examine the collection at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Matsuyama day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kochi to Matsuyama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Thermal Spas
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock

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