Kochi

About Kochi

Kochi, on Shikoku Island, is quite rural. In fact, 85% of the prefecture is covered in forests. This lush, green area is perfect for adventurers and is famous for exciting outdoor activities. Shirahama Beach is popular for swimming and surfing. From Cape Muroto you can go on whale-watching cruises or walk the trails for unparalleled views from the rocky cliffside. Kochi City, the prefectural capital, is small and casual with a welcoming atmosphere, historic sites, a feudal era castle and it was the hometown of Sakamoto Ryoma. Sakamoto-san played an important role in the transition from the Edo to Meiji eras. Inland you can enjoy hundreds of kilometres of camping, canoeing and kayaking along the Shimanto-gawa, one of the only natural, undammed rivers in Japan. There are many beautiful temples in the mountains, valleys and towns of Kochi, and they are all a part of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage, otherwise known as the Hachijuhakasho.

Places to visit in Kochi

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Sights in Kochi

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A Little Glass Shop: Tochi

A little shop where you can experience handmade glass workshops in Nangoku-shi, Kochi. The unique owner had studied Space Engineering at university before going

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Kōchi Prefectural Museum of History

Opening in 1991, this museum promotes the study, collection, display, and preservation of the historical, archaeological and folk objects. It is located in t

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ACT Land

ACT Land is a theme park which features a wax museum based upon the life of Ryoma Sakamoto and the World Model Car Museum. ACT stands for art, culture and te

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Noichi Zoological Park

A public zoo in Konan City, Kochi Prefecture. Animals in the park are kept in an environment which resembles that of their natural habitat. The zoo is divided i

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Tosa Kuroshio Railway Gomen-Nahari Line

A train line which you can take from Gomen station and all the way to the Nahari station which has opened a new deck allows people to see a beautiful view of Mo

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Yanase Takashi Memorial Hall / Anpanman Museum

This museum was established in 1996 and displays the creative works of Takashi Yanase, creator of popular Japanese animation, ‘Anpanman’. It features the Anpanm

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Hotels in Kochi

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Orient Hotel Kochi

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Orient Hotel Kochi offers accommodation in Kochi. Private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is air c

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Super Hotel Takaoka Ekinan

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Super Hotel Takaoka Ekinan is set in Takaoka, 1.9 km from Takaoka Techno Dome. Private parking is available on site

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Kochi Sakura Hotel

Conveniently located a 5-minute walk from JR Kochi Station (south exit), Kochi Sakura Hotel offers cosy accommodation with free WiFi throughout the property. Gu

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Bright Park Hotel

Bright Park Hotel offers accommodation in Kochi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Rooms

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Hotel New Otani Nagaoka

Hotel New Otani Nagaoka offers accommodation in Nagaoka. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Private parking is available on site. Every room is equipped with a

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Sanyoso

Sanyoso is situated in Tosa, 17 km from Kochi. The ryokan has a private beach area and water sports facilities, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. F

Neighborhoods

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Monobegawa

Located in Kochi Prefecture, the Monobegawa area (named after the Monobe river) is a hidden gem which is definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Shikoku.

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Tokushima

Tokushima prefecture is a mountainous area located on the island of Shikoku. It is home to the first 23 temples of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage starting with temple

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Kagawa

Kagawa Prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Shikoku Island. It is currently the smallest prefecture in Japan, and is settled on the Seto Inland Sea next

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Ehime

Ehime is home to Dogo Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot springs with a history going back almost 1,000 years. In the loosely auto-biographical novel **Botchan**,