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Hotel Seira Shimanto
7.8 Good
1100 Nishi-Tosa-Mochii, Shimanto, Japan
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15.0 mi from city centre, Shimanto, Japan 
GoodBased on 43 reviews

Situated a short stroll from Ekawasaki Station, Hotel Seira Shimanto provides guests with an ideal base while visiting Shimanto. It also offers free Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and a sauna.

Hotel Sunriver Shimanto
8.6 Excellent
Uyama 383-15, Shimanto, Japan
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0.9 mi from city centre, Shimanto, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 515 reviews

This comfortable hotel in Shimanto offers free Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a 24-hour reception. It also features a lift.

New Royal Hotel Shimanto
7.5 Good
26 Nakamurakosho-machi, Shimanto, Japan
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0.2 mi from city centre, Shimanto, Japan 
GoodBased on 305 reviews

Providing a sauna, New Royal Hotel Shimanto is located in Shimanto and is a brief walk from the Ichijo Shrine. Those staying at the property can also enjoy free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

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About Shimanto

Sprawling along the unspoiled Shimanto River, Shimanto is a modern city in Kōchi Prefecture. It was established by Prince Norifusa Ichijo during the Muromachi Period after he fled Kyoto, with the town becoming known as the “Little Kyoto of Tosa”. Shimanto was almost entirely rebuilt following the Nankai earthquake in 1946.

Things to do in Shimanto

Rising atop a mountain overlooking Shimanto is the Nakamura Castle, which offers spectacular views across the river and its surrounding farmlands. Originally constructed in the 15th century, it has been entirely rebuilt and houses a museum detailing its turbulent past. The surrounding park is traversed by tree-lined trails and is home to the remains of the original castle.

You can rent a bicycle to explore the attractions lining the Shimanto River, such as the railless submersible bridge designed not to wash away during floods. Stop to photograph the golden canola flowers in bloom at the Nyuta Willow Forest, which is beautifully illuminated after dark. Also not to miss is the Shimanto Dragonfly Park, where you’ll find more than 70 species of dragonfly.

To experience Shimanto from the water, you can rent a kayak or standup paddleboard from one of the local adventure companies or float down the river on an inner tube. If you prefer not to get wet, traditional wooden yakatabune boats are also available for hire, with a roof so you can cruise throughout the seasons. A highlight of any trip is the locally caught eel that’s often grilled for lunch onboard.

Getting around Shimanto

Shimanto is around two hours’ drive from Kochi and just under three hours from Matsuyama Airport, which has flights to destinations across Asia. Trains connect along the Tosa Kuroshio Railway to Nakamura Station and buses travel throughout the city. The centre of Shimanto can easily be explored on foot.

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  • What are the best hotels in Shimanto?

    Hotel Sunriver Shimanto (8.6/10 from 515 reviews), New Royal Hotel Shimanto (7.5/10 from 305 reviews), and Hotel Seira Shimanto (7.8/10 from 43 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Shimanto.