23 days in Osaka, Shikoku & Kyoto Itinerary

23 days in Osaka, Shikoku & Kyoto Itinerary

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Osaka
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Kamiyama-cho
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Tokushima
— 4 nights
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Kami
— 1 night
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Tosashimizu
— 3 nights
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Miyoshi
— 2 nights
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Naruto
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
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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.
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Cape Town, South Africa to Osaka is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Osaka is 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in September, with highs in Osaka at 32°C and lows at 24°C. You will leave for Kamiyama-cho on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Kamiyama-cho

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Kamiyama-cho side-trips: Mima (Mt. Tsurugi, Udatsu Street, &more), Tairyuji Temple (in Anan) and Tairyuji Ropeway (in Naka-cho).

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kamiyama-cho holiday website.

Getting from Osaka to Kamiyama-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Osaka in September, expect nights in Kamiyama-cho to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tokushima.

Things to do in Kamiyama-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Tokushima

— 4 nights
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Explore Tokushima's surroundings by going to Konsen-ji Temple (in Itano-cho), Minami-cho (Yakuoji Temple, Minami Awa Sun Line, &more) and J Power & Yonden Wonderland (in Anan). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Zuiganji Temple, explore the activities along Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River, stroll around Bizan Park, and see the interesting displays at Awa Odori Hall.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokushima tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Kamiyama-cho to Tokushima by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Tokushima can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Kami.

Things to do in Tokushima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kami

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get great views at Ryugado Cave, then take in the dramatic scenery at Oare Falls, and then get great views at Befukyo Canyon.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kami trip site.

Traveling by car from Tokushima to Kami takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Kami

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Tosashimizu

— 3 nights
Tosashimizu is a city located in the southwest of Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. On the 11th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Tatsukushi Coast, then get great views at Cape Ashizuri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongofukuji Temple, and finally make a trip to John Manjiro Memorial Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Takase Submersible Bridge, snap pictures at Kachima Chinka Bridge, then snap pictures at Iwama Chinka Bridge, then snap pictures at Submersible Bridge of Sada, and finally don't miss a visit to Minokoshikaigan.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tosashimizu attractions planner.

Drive from Kami to Tosashimizu in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Nature · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Miyoshi

— 2 nights
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll around Hesokko Park. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Manniquin Pis, appreciate the views at Iyakei Valley, then explore the activities along Oboke Koboke, then take in the views from Iya Kazura Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Biwa Waterfall.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Miyoshi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tosashimizu to Miyoshi takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Miyoshi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Naruto.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks · Nature · Spas · Baths

Naruto

— 3 nights
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naruto: Minamiawaji (Onokorojima Shrine, Awaji Farm Park England Hill, &more) and Izanagi Shrine (in Awaji). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, explore the activities along Naruto Strait, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oasahiko Shrine, and take in panoramic vistas at Senjojiki Observation Deck.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Naruto trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Miyoshi to Naruto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Miyoshi in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Naruto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Naruto

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 4 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Naruto to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Naruto in September, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Osaka

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Shikoku travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · 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.

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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