11 days in Shikoku Itinerary

11 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Kochi
— 2 nights
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Matsuyama
— 1 night
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Naruto
— 2 nights
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Takamatsu
— 2 nights
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Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
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Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 1 night

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi: Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture (in Konan), Mt. Kajigamori (in Otoyo-cho) and Miyoshi (Iya Kazura Bridge & Oboke Koboke). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, get engrossed in the history at Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum, make a trip to Harimaya Bridge, and pick up some local products at Hirome Ichiba.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kochi holiday planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Kochi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in November: high temperatures in Kochi hover around 21°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
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Beach
Katsura Hama
3.7
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Castle
Kochi Castle
4.1
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Flea Market
Hirome Ichiba
3.6

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Matsuyama

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 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum, don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, test the waters at a local thermal spa, don't miss a visit to Dogo Onsen Station, then step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Okaido Shopping Street.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kochi to Matsuyama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
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Must see
Matsuyama Castle
4.4
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
3.6

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Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the views from Onaruto Bridge, explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, then make a trip to Uzu no Michi, and finally don't miss a visit to Zuiganji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Naruto Strait, examine the collection at Awa Odori Hall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bizan, then explore the activities along Shimmachi River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Okuboji Temple.

Plan trip to Naruto with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Naruto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Naruto sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Art Museum
Otsuka Museum of Art
4.3
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Bridge
Onaruto Bridge
4.3
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Mountain
Mount Bizan
4.0

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Takamatsu

Takamatsu

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 4th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Yashima, contemplate the long history of Hiunkaku, admire the natural beauty at Tamamo Park, take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, then don't miss a visit to Kikugetsutei, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Marugame Castle, then contemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zentsu-ji Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Takamatsu trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Naruto to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Naruto in December, Takamatsu is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Must see
Ritsurin Garden
4.5
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Historic Site
Kotohira-gu
4.5
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History Museum
Shikoku Mura Village
4.1

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Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project, head off the coast to Naoshima, stop by Naoshima Bath, admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, and finally make a trip to Akakabocha.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Naoshima-cho trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Takamatsu to Naoshima-cho takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Naoshima-cho are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
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Art Museum
Chichu Art Museum
4.0
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Island
Naoshima
4.0
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Art Museum
Benesse House Museum
4.0

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Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

Tonosho-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saiko-ji Temple, explore the striking landscape at Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks), visit Angel Road, stroll through Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishinotakiryusui Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hitoyama Rikyu Hachiman Shrine.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tonosho-cho attractions planning app.

Drive from Naoshima-cho to Tonosho-cho in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
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Other
Angel Road
3.8
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Religious Site
Nishinotakiryusui Temple
4.8