8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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8 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Start: Sanda
Drive:  3​h
1
Tokushima
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Muroto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kochi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Shimanto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Sukumo
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
6
Matsuyama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Izumisano

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night
Tokushima

Tokushima
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokushima route planner .

Sanda to Tokushima is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Sanda in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Tokushima. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Muroto.

Things to do in Tokushima

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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night
Muroto

Muroto ©
Muroto is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kongochoji. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Muroto Cape, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Muroto Lighthouse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hotsumisakiji Temple.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Muroto day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tokushima to Muroto takes 3 hours. Traveling from Tokushima in November, plan for little chillier nights in Muroto, with lows around 12°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Muroto

Historic Sites
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Hotsumisakiji Temple ©
Hotsumisakiji Temple
Muroto Cape ©
Muroto Cape
Kongochoji ©
Kongochoji

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, then hunt for treasures at Sunday Market, and then don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kochi visit planner .

You can drive from Muroto to Kochi in 2 hours. In November in Kochi, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shimanto.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Shopping Museums
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Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue ©
Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue

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night
Shimanto

Shimanto
Shimanto is a town located in Takaoka District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan.It was formed on March 20, 2006 from the merger of the town of Kubokawa, from Takaoka District, and the towns of Taishō and Towa, both from Hata District.As of July 27, 2015, the village has an estimated population of 18,269 and a density of 28.5 persons per km². For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shimanto vacation planning tool .

Drive from Kochi to Shimanto in 2 hours. November in Shimanto sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Sukumo.

Things to do in Shimanto

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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hours
Sukumo

Sukumo ©
Sukumo is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll around Kanyoto Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enkoji Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sukumo trip itinerary website .

Getting from Shimanto to Sukumo by car takes about an hour. In November, daytime highs in Sukumo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Sukumo

Parks Historic Sites
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Kanyoto Park ©
Kanyoto Park

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night
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Matsuyama vacation maker app .

Getting from Sukumo to Matsuyama by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle

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 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Yashima-ji Temple, examine the collection at Japanese Rural Toy Museum, and then make a trip to Takamasu Port. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu, then make a trip to Ritsurin Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village, and finally step into the grandiose world of Takamatsu Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Takamatsu day trip planning tool .

Getting from Matsuyama to Takamatsu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Matsuyama in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Takamatsu, with lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kotohira-gu
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

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