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Kōchi Prefecture is a good place for outdoor types; it brims with scenic spots both in and along its rugged mountains and coastlines. Check out www.visitkochijapan.com.


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$1019.56 Cultural & Theme Tours

2 Days Yusuhara Activities and Cycling along Shimanto River in Kochi

ItineraryDay 1: Yusuhara Tour Stop At: Yusuhara Town Office, Yusuhara-cho, Takaoka-gun, Kochi Prefecture, ShikokuKamikoya Workshop Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Yusuhara Town Office, Yusuhara-cho, Takaoka-gun, Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku15:00-16:00 Yusuhara Tour (Hear stories of the famous Kengo Kuma, there will be also rest time at a cafe) Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: Check in at Hotel Seira Shimanto (1 Night Dinner and Breakfast included) Day 2: Shimanto River Cycling Pass By: Shimanto River, Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku9:00AM Checkout -Self Cycling tour- (You will be given a map) Stop At: Shimanto River, Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku10:30AM-12:00PM Kurogane Cutlery Workshop tour Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Shimanto River, Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku12:30-13:30PM Local cuisine for Lunch at ShaenjiriDuration: 1 hourPass By: Shimanto River, Kochi Prefecture, ShikokuNakamura StationNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$1709.52 Cultural & Theme Tours

Stay at 250 year old Japanese House in the Mountainous Countryside in Kochi

ItineraryDay 1: Experience the Life of Living in the Mountainous Country side Pass By: Kochi Tourist Information Center Tosa Terrace, Kochi, Kochi Prefecture, ShikokuMeet with your guide at the Kochi Station or hotel nearby the station Stop At: Hirome Ichiba, Kochi, Kochi Prefecture, ShikokuLunch with the locals at the Hirome marketplace Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hirome Ichiba, Kochi, Kochi Prefecture, ShikokuCheck in at the Cho-Juan Relax in the mountainous country Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: One night at Cho-JuanDay 2: Experience Japanese paper makingStop At: Yusuhara Town Office, Yusuhara-cho, Takaoka-gun, Kochi Prefecture, ShikokuJapanese paper making workshop and experience Japanese paper makingDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$625 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Kerala Private Tour: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

ItineraryDay 1: Cochin-ArrivalPass By: Cochin International AirportUpon arrival at the Cochin International Airport, Ernakulam Junction railway station in Kochi, or your hotel in Kochi you will be welcomed by our company representative. You will be taken your hotel first for check-in. Kochi is one of few places in India that has managed to preserve the remnants of its colonial past with utmost care. The Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue and the Mattancherry Palace are just some of the things you'll see. In the evening, you will get an opportunity to witness the icon of Kerala’s culture – a Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay in hotel.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay in CochinDay 2: Cochin-Munnar-DrivePass By: Munnar hill stationMorning after breakfast the day starts with all its colourful landscape, breath-takingtea gardens sights and mesmerizing view, Munnar is certainly a great destination to visit in God’s own country. The journey to Munnar is beautiful as the road stretches along the waterfalls. Upon arrival, you will check in to the hotel with your own personal time in the evening.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in MunnarDay 3: Munnar-SightseengsPass By: Munnar hill stationAfter breakfast at your hotel, you will start exploring Munnar by visiting the Eravikulam National Park, which is a famous habitat of the rare mountain goats called the Nilgiri tahr. You will also visit Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point where you can see the lustrous green carpet of the tea garden. At the end of the day, you will return to the hotel for overnight.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in MunnarDay 4: Munnar-Thekkady-DrivePass By: Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, Idukki District, KeralaAfter breakfast, check out from the hotel and we will drive to Thekaddy. The most exciting part of this tour is a visit to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The special animals in this region include wild elephants, nilgirilangur monkeys, sambar deer, wild bison, and colourful birds. One of the main attractions is an optional boat ride at your own expense. Overnight stay at hotel or resort.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in ThekkadyDay 5: Thekkady-Alleppey-DrivePass By: Alleppey Backwaters, Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, KeralaAfter breakfast, check out from the Hotel and check in to your Resort. Evening will be at leisure. Night stay in Hotel/Resort.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in Alleppey Resort/HotelDay 6: Alleppey-Cochin-DropPass By: Cochin International AirportThe morning after breakfast at hotel check out and then we will take you back to Cochin and drop you at International Airport or Ernakulam Junction railway station in Kochi, or to your hotel in Kochi as per your choice.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$625 Kid Friendly

8 Days Kerala Private Tour Covering Kochi- Munnar- Periyar- Alleppey and Kovalam

ItineraryDay 1: Cochin-ArrivalPass By: Cochin International AirportOn arrival at the Cochin International Airport, you will be received and welcomed and escorted till the car for the drive till the hotel. Kochi was the most famous port for spice trading and still has few monuments dating to the Portuguese period. Check in and relax at your hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay in CochinDay 2: Cochin-Munnar-DrivePass By: Munnar hill stationAfter breakfast proceed to visit the Mattancherry Palace, Chinese fishing net and spice market. In the afternoon you will be transported to Munnar and upon arrival check in to the hotel. Explore this wonderful city for the rest of your day. Overnight stay in the hotel.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in MunnarDay 3: Munnar-SightseeingPass By: Tea Town Kerala - Munnar, Suryanelli, Idukki District, KeralaAfter breakfast proceeds to a full-day tour of Munnar and visits some of the most popular attractions including Echo Point, Mattupety Dam, Eravikulam National Park. Overnight stay in the hotel.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in MunnarDay 4: Munnar-PeriyarPass By: Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, Idukki District, KeralaAfter breakfast transfer from Munnar to Periyar hotel. On arrival, check in to the hotel. The most exciting part of this tour is a visit to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The special animals in this region include wild elephants, nilgirilangur monkeys, sambar deer, wild bison, and colorful birds. One of the main attractions is an optional boat ride at your own expense. Overnight stay at hotel or resort.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in PeriyarDay 5: Thekkady-Alleppey-DrivePass By: Alleppey Backwaters, Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, KeralaAfter breakfast, check out from the Hotel and check in to the Hotel/Resort. The day will be at leisure admiring the beauty of the Kerala from your room or Balcony. Night stay in hotel.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in Alleppey Resort/HotelDay 6: Alleppey-Kovalam-DrivePass By: Kovalam Beach, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram District, KeralaAfter breakfast, check out from the Hotel and there will be drive till Kovalam. Kovalam has many world renowned beaches. Relax at one of the beaches in Kovalam. Night stay in KovalamMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in KovalamDay 7: Kovalam-Relax at beachPass By: Kovalam Beach, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram District, KeralaMorning after breakfast enjoy sun bath at the lovely beaches in Kovalam. Overnight stay in hotel.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in KovalamDay 8: Kovalam-Trivandrum-DropPass By: Trivandrum International AirportMorning after breakfast check out from the Hotel and there will be drive to Trivandrum International Airport for your onward journey to home.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$560 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tour To God's Own Country Kerala

ItineraryDay 1: Cochin-ArrivalPass By: Cochin International AirportThe tour starts at Cochin where you will be greeted upon arrival at the Kochi International Airport or the railway station then escorted to your hotel. After getting settled, you will be taken to do some sightseeing in Cochin. Visit the St. Francis Church, the oldest Church in India, and 500 year old Portugese Houses. See Chinese fishing nets, Mattancherry Palace, and a 16th century Synagogue. Shop in the local market in the evening. Overnight: CochinNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay in CochinDay 2: Cochin-Munnar-DrivePass By: Munnar hill stationEnjoy breakfast in the hotel before embarking on a 130km drive to Munnar. Visit the incredible Cheyyappara Waterfalls then nearby tea gardens, spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers. This area has a very low population and is essentially run by Tata tea. Check into your hotel after a long day of exploring. Overnight: MunnarMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in MunnarDay 3: Munnar-Local sightseeingPass By: Munnar hill stationBegin sightseeing in Munnar after waking up and having breakfast. Visit Mattupetty, Eco-Point, Tea Museum, Pothamedu, and more while you are out and about. Take an optional boat ride as well before returning to your hotel in the evening. Overnight: Munnar Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in MunnarDay 4: Munnar-Thekkady-DrivePass By: Thekkady Rose Park, Kumily, Thekkady, Idukki District, KeralaBegin your day with a 110km morning drive to Thekkady and travel through cardamom hills. Here, you will check into your resort before visiting the local spice plantation to see cardamom, pepper, coffee, and tea estate. On the way back to your hotel room, stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight: ThekkadyMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in ThekkadyDay 5: Thekkady-Kumarakom-DrivePass By: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom, Kottayam District, KeralaAfter breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom, Kumarakom is a scenic village located at the picturesque bank of the Vembanad Lake. On arrival directly visit to the exotic Kumarakom bird sanctuary and see varied species of colourful as well migratory birds in the park. The bird sanctuary is also termed as Ornithologist’s Paradise. Later check in at hotel, freshen up and have some rest. Night stay in Kumarakom.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in KumarakomDay 6: Kumarakom-Cochin-DropPass By: Cochin International AirportEnjoy breakfast in the morning before being transferred to the Cochin Airport or railway station.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$137.43 Classes & Workshops

Make your own kitchen knife with a master blacksmith in Shimanto

You can experience blacksmith cutlery production as inherited from ancient times in Japan at "Tatara Iron & Steel Forging Workshop Kurogane," surrounded by the Shimanto River area of Kochi Prefecture, with mountains and river wilderness in abundance.In the experience, original cutlery, including kitchen knives, cutting knives and possibly scissors too are all made by you from steel using fire and special technique. You can also engrave wedding memorials and memories of the trip.The workshop is in Kuchiyanai Village, in the middle of the Shimanto River middle basin, and you can relax leisurely in the river after losing yourself in the making of cutlery. If you are lucky, you may also be able to encounter deer, wild boar, monkeys and other wild animals. Please enjoy the unique experience of Japan from the heart of great nature.【How to go】① By car· About 3 hours by car from Kochi City and Kochi Ryoma Airport (about 150 km).· About 30 minutes by car from Shimanto City center (approximately 25 km).② By Train and Bus< Rounte 1 >· Take a Limited Express Train 'Shimanto' from Kochi station or Takamatsu station and get off at Nakamura station. Take a bus from Nakamura Station (bound for Ekawasaki station). Get off at 'Kuchiyanai' stop, then walk about 15 minutes on foot.< Rounte 2 >· Take JR Yodo Line (bound for Uwajima) from Kubokawa station and get off at Ekawasaki Station. Take a bus (bound for Nakamura station) and get off at 'Kuchiyanai' stop, from where it is about 15 minutes on foot.< Local Bus Timetable >From Nakamura station: 6:41 am / 12:45 pm /16:18 pmFrom Ekawasaki station: 7:00 am / 13:05 pm / 16:45 pm

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