11 days in Kochi Prefecture, Osaka & Itami Itinerary

11 days in Kochi Prefecture, Osaka & Itami Itinerary

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Fly to Hiroshima Airport, Drive to Shimanto
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Shimanto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kochi
— 1 night
Fly to Nagoya Airfield, Train to Shin-Osaka
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Osaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Itami
— 1 night
Drive
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Kochi
— 1 night
Fly

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Shimanto

— 4 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uwajima Castle and Ozu Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kaimei School and Uwa Rise Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Shimanto: Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto (in Shimanto-cho), Shidenkai Museum (in Ainan-cho) and Seumatsu Family House (in Seiyo).

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Shimanto travel itinerary planner.

Saint John, Canada to Shimanto is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 13 hours. When traveling from Saint John in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Shimanto, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Shimanto

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Kochi

— 1 night
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 other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kochi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Shimanto to Kochi takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kochi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Osaka

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): wander the streets of Dotombori District, examine the collection at Namban Culture Center, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Osaka route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kochi to Osaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Itami.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Itami

— 1 night
Itami is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. On the 20th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then see the interesting displays at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, then stroll around Itami Sky Park, and finally try your luck at Hanshin Horse Racetrack.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Itami road trip website.

Itami is very close to Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Kochi.

Things to do in Itami

Fun & Games · Casinos · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Kochi

— 1 night
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Ryoma Sakamoto's Birthplace Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi trip tool.

You can drive from Itami to Kochi in 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Kochi Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Castles
Kōchi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the south coast of Shikoku. The capital is the city of Kōchi.HistoryPrior to the Meiji Restoration, Kōchi was known as Tosa Province and was controlled by the Chosokabe clan in the Sengoku period and the Yamauchi family during the Edo period.Kōchi City is also the birthplace of noted revolutionary Sakamoto Ryōma.GeographyKōchi Prefecture comprises the southwestern part of the island of Shikoku, facing the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by Ehime to the north-west and Tokushima to the north-east. It is the largest but least populous of Shikoku's four prefectures. Most of the province is mountainous, and in only a few areas such as around Kōchi and Nakamura is there a coastal plain. Kōchi is famous for its many rivers. Inamura-yama in Tosa-cho is the highest peak in Kōchi prefecture with an altitude of 1,506 meters above sea level.As of April 1, 2012, 7% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park; Ishizuchi, Muroto-Anan Kaigan, and Tsurugisan Quasi-National Parks; and eighteen Prefectural Natural Parks.

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Hyogo Prefecture travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Hyōgo Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region on Honshu island. The capital is Kobe.HistoryPresent-day Hyōgo Prefecture includes the former provinces of Harima, Tajima, Awaji, and parts of Tanba and Settsu.In 1180, near the end of the Heian period, Emperor Antoku, Taira no Kiyomori, and the Imperial court moved briefly to Fukuhara, in what is now the city of Kobe. There the capital remained for five months.Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is in the city of Himeji.Southern Hyōgo Prefecture was severely devastated by the 6.9 Mw Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995, which destroyed major parts of Kobe and Awaji, as well as Takarazuka and neighboring Osaka Prefecture, killing nearly 6,500 people.

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