6 days in Shikoku Itinerary

6 days in Shikoku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Matsuyama
— 1 night
Unknown
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Shimanto
Drive
3
Kochi
— 2 nights
Train
4
Takamatsu
— 1 night
Drive
5
Shodoshima-cho
— 1 night
Drive

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Matsuyama

— 1 night
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dogo Onsen Station, Dogo Onsen Honkan and Shimonada Station. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, make a trip to Okaido Shopping Street, wander the streets of Dogo Onsengai, test the waters at Dogo Onsen Honkan, then don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, and finally don't miss a visit to Shinrokaku.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama route planner.

Tokyo to Matsuyama is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. June in Matsuyama sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Shimanto.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Spas · Baths · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Shimanto

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Shimanto River.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimanto visit app.

Getting from Matsuyama to Shimanto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Shimanto

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Kochi

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shimanami Kaido as well as Iya Kazura Bridge. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katsurahama Ryuogu Shrine, kick back and relax at Katsura Hama, get great views at Shimanami Kaido, then make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, and finally savor the flavors at Hirome Ichiba. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Iya Kazura Bridge, stroll through Naruto Whirlpools, and then don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Shimanto to Kochi in 2 hours. June in Kochi sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Kochi

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Takamatsu

— 1 night

Gateway to Shikoku

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Takamatsu Marugamemachi Shopping Street.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Kochi to Takamatsu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shodoshima-cho.
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Shodoshima-cho

— 1 night
On an island famed for its gorgeous landscapes and seaside vistas, the town of Shodoshima-cho serves as the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Japanese city life.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Goddess of Olive Statue, take in panoramic vistas at Kankakei Summit Observation, take in breathtaking views at Kankakei Gorge, stop by Yama-Roku Shoyu, then take an in-depth tour of Marukin Soysouce Memorial, and finally find something for the whole family at Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the activities along Dofuchi Strait, take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Road, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Shodoshima-cho holiday builder website.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Shodoshima-cho in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Shodoshima-cho can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Shikoku travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Spiritual Island
The smallest of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku remains one of the country's forgotten tourist destinations, still considered little more than a rural backwater. Despite this reputation, the island boasts numerous notable temples and outstanding hiking areas, sure to satisfy nature lovers and those looking to add a bit of culture to their visit. Shikoku tourism gets a boost from its famed "88 Temple Route," appealing to pilgrims seeking spiritual perfection, as well as pristine natural scenery of picturesque rivers and majestic mountains. Thanks to the area's rugged but easily accessible wilderness, some of the most popular things to do in Shikoku include hiking, kayaking, surfing, climbing, and sailing.

Shodo-shima travel guide

3.3
Gardens · Geologic Formations · Art Museums