11 days in Kochi Prefecture, Osaka & Itami Itinerary

11 days in Kochi Prefecture, Osaka & Itami Itinerary

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11 days in Kochi Prefecture, Osaka & Itami Itinerary

Start: Saint John
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Shimanto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kochi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  4​h
3
Osaka
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Itami
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Kochi
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
End: Saint John

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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. Appreciate the collections at Shidenkai Museum and Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto. Popular historic sites such as Garyu Sanso and Ozu Castle are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Seiyo (Seumatsu Family House, Kaimei School, & more), Uwajima Castle (in Uwajima) and Tatsukushi Coast (in Tosashimizu). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Seaside Gallery, take in the views from Takase Submersible Bridge, make a trip to Iwama Chinka Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kashiwajima Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shimanto day trip planning site .

Saint John, Canada to Shimanto is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint John to Shimanto is 13 hours. Traveling from Saint John in September, expect nights in Shimanto to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kochi.

Things to do in Shimanto

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Seiyo, Ozu, Uwajima Castle, Tatsukushi Coast, Kashiwajima Island
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Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto ©
Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto
Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Kaimei School ©
Kaimei School

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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.
For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kochi day trip site .

Saint John, Canada to Kochi is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 13 hours. Traveling from Saint John in September, expect nights in Kochi to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. You will leave for Kochi on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 19th (Thu), wander the streets of Dotonbori, then see the interesting displays at Namban Culture Center, then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka vacation planning app .

Getting from Kochi to Osaka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Itami.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

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Itami

Itami ©
Itami is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. On the 20th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, then stroll around Itami Sky Park, and finally try to win big at Hanshin Horse Racetrack.

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Itami is just a stone's throw from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Itami

Casinos Fun & Games Spas

Side Trips

Spas, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Hanshin Horse Racetrack
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Hanshin Horse Racetrack ©
Hanshin Horse Racetrack
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Itami Sky Park ©
Itami Sky Park

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Kochi

Kochi
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ryoma Sakamoto's Birthplace Monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kochi online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Itami to Kochi takes 4.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites
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