The Perfect Shikoku Itinerary

Travel Tips by: Lifestyle Traveler

Kobe city tour Prior to the tour I just imagined us trying a bunch of Kobe beef in different corners of the city.

Day 1 – Kobe & Awaji Island

Day 1 – Kobe & Awaji Island

Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum This museum was a great start to our trip as it gave great insight into how ancient and modern Japanese artifacts are made. Awaji Ningyô-za A puppet show conducted in Japanese

Whirlpool Boat Cruise So. Many. Whirlpools. Cool for photos, just don’t go too crazy on the selfies… Honke Matsuura Sake Brewery The oldest Sake brewery in the region.

Day 2 – Tokushima

Day 2 – Tokushima

Indigo Dye Factory The region of Tokushima is a big grower of indigo plants, which is why the color is so meaningful. Ochiai Village / Udatsu Old Street This cool street is full of traditional Japanese homes dating back hundreds of years.

Day 3 – Iya Valley & Kochi

Oboke-Koboke Cruise A cruise through the Yoshino River. Sawachi Dinner Traditional seafood platter only found in Kochi with Bonito seared fish.

Day 4 – Kochi

Kochi is a really cool, underrated city in Shikoku.

Day 4 – Kochi

Kochi Sunday Market This Sunday market is the largest in all of Japan! Chikurinji Temple Chikurinji temple is located just a few minutes up a mountain in Kochi.

Terrain Map

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