8 days in Shikoku, Osaka & Bangkok Itinerary

8 days in Shikoku, Osaka & Bangkok Itinerary

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8 days in Shikoku, Osaka & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Kotohira-cho, Japan
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
End: Bangkok, Thailand

1
day
Kotohira-cho, Japan

Kotohira-cho ©
Known only for being the home of the Kompirasan Shrine Complex, the tiny town of Kotohira-cho remains a popular day trip destination from larger nearby cities.
On the 8th (Sun), admire the striking features of JR Kotohira Station, don't miss a visit to Kompira Shrine Omotesando, then contemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu, and finally make a trip to Kotohiragu shrine office.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kotohira-cho online driving holiday planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Kotohira-cho is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in November, things will get cooler in Kotohira-cho: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kotohira-cho

Historic Sites
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Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Kotohiragu shrine office ©
Kotohiragu shrine office
JR Kotohira Station ©
JR Kotohira Station

3
nights
Osaka, Japan

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Gion, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kotohira-cho to Osaka takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, walk around Lumpini Park, and explore the ancient world of Wat Pho.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner .

Getting from Osaka to Bangkok by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Osaka in November; daily highs in Bangkok reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Spas
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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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