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  • Tatsukushi Marine Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Tatsukushi
    This marine park is located in Tatsukushi Bay in Misaki, Tosashimizu City. Designated as Japan’s first “underwater park” (currently called “marine park”), this region of ocean is home to Japan’s largest Shikorosango Pavona decussata coral cluster. In addition to being known as a diving spot, glass-bottomed boats that allow visitors to observe the underwater life from above the waves also operate here.
  • Poem and Märchen Gallery
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Kamishi Kahokuchounirouno 379
    This gallery is located in Nirouno, Kahoku-cho, Kami City. It is one of the facilities of the Kami City Yanase Takashi Memorial Hall. It features exhibits related to the magazine “Poem and Märchen,” which was one of Takashi Yanase’s life’s works. These exhibits include the covers and illustrations Yanase created over the three decades since the magazine’s launch. It also holds events including exhibitions of artists with deep connections to the magazine.
  • Shimanto Auto Camp Site Welcome
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunshimantochou Eshi 546
    This auto camping ground is located in Eshi, Shimanto Town, Takaoka County. It offers 42 camping sites, some with electrical power, that make use of the elevation difference to maintain a private space. It also offers nine villa-style cabins that sleep six as well as freeform camping sites that can be used by large numbers of campers. The site’s facilities include a barbequing building, showers, a laundry, making it a good base for sightseeing in the Shimanto River watershed.
  • Shimanto Astronomical Observatory
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Nishitosamochi 1100
    This astronomical observatory is located in Mochii, Nishitosa, Shimanto City. Shimanto City is the only municipality in the prefecture certified as a “Hoshizora no Machi” by the former Environmental Agency. Visitors can observe the starry sky over the city with the naked eye or with the high-quality telescope. The observatory also holds stargazing parties where visitors can observe the seasonal constellations and numerous celestial bodies with commentary provided by the attendant (reservation required).
  • Kanyoto Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Sukumoshi Oshima
    This park is located on Oshima Island, an uninhabited island in Sukumo Bay in Oshima, Sukumo City. The park is equipped with a sandy area where visitors can enjoy beach volleyball and other activities, play equipment, showers, and other facilities. Kanyoto Island, the island on the opposite shore from Oshima Island, can be accessed on foot during the low tide. It is known for being a place to enjoy a Daruma Sunset from mid-November to mid-February.
  • Kochi Castle Museum of History
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Otesuji 2-7-5
    This museum is adjacent to Kochi Castle in Otesuji, Kochi City. Its collection contains some 67,000 valuable artifacts handed down by generations of the Yamauchi family, who were the lords of the Tosa Domain, as well as historical artifacts related to the Tosa Domain and Kochi Prefecture. Visitors can learn about the history of Tosa through museum exhibits, including some hands-on exhibits, as well as through events including special exhibitions and interactive lectures. The museum also has an observation lobby with a commanding view of Kochi Castle, a tea room, and other facilities.
  • Tosa Seinan Great Park Auto Camping Field Tomarotto
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Shimoda 3548
    This auto camping ground is located inside Tosa Seinan Large Scale Park in Shimoda, Shimanto City. In addition to grassy tent sites, the camp ground also offers tengalows and cabins. The park, which faces the Pacific Ocean, features an observation deck, a playground, and a stargazing square.
  • Green Park Hodono
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Agawaguninochou Shimizu Hodono
    This environmental learning center is located in Kiyomizukamibun, Ino Town, Agawa County. It is equipped with bungalows and camp sites, a learning center, an outdoor stage, an open space, and other facilities. Visitors can enjoy activities such as playing park golf on the course or making Baumkuchen cakes. In addition, visitors can commune with nature by taking a walk or enjoying athletics in the vast “Moma no Sumu Mori” (flying squirrel forest).
  • Ekingura
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Pref. Konan City Akaokacho 538
    This art museum is located in Akaoka-cho, Konan City. It stores the folding screen paintings by the late Edo to early Meiji period painter Ekin (Hirose Kinzo) that are displayed at the Suruda Hachimangu Jinsai festival held on July 14 and 15 each year. One exhibit allows visitors to view the folding screen paintings in the same dark setting as the night of the festival. Another allows visitors to view the paintings through a literal hole in the wall. The museum regularly rotates the paintings that are on display. It also features exhibits about the life of Ekin.

    Very nice piece of arts can be seen here. Once our guide explained who was Ekin it was really amazing to hear all that he has done and the extreme problems he went through. All the painting reflected...

  • Shikoku Automobile Museum
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Pref. Konan City Noichicho-otani 896
    This historic car museum is located in Otani, Noichi-cho, Konan City. Its historic car collection includes European sports and racing cars from makes like Abarth, Alfa Romeo, and Ferrari, domestic cars such as the Toyota 2000GT and the Toyopet Crown, and motorcycles from makes including Honda and Yamaha. The museum also regularly holds “open museum” events during which the cars are taken outside and their engines are started and inspected.

    個人のコレクションダにしては驚くべき豪華さです。 ピカピカに磨き上げられた高級車、名車がずらりと揃ってめまいがしそうでした。いくらくらいの価値があるのが。想像できません。

  • Okitsu Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunshimantochou Okitsu
    This beach is located in Okitsu, Shimanto Town, Takaoka County. The approximately two-kilometer long beach, which faces Komuro Bay, has been selected for the Ministry of the Environment's list of Best Beach 100 of Japan. It also hosts Marine Festa Okitsu at the beginning of July to mark the opening of the beachgoing season. Attendees at the festival can participate in a beach volley tournament and other activities.
  • Kochi Prefectural Haruno Athletic Recreation Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Kochi-shi Harunocho Nishibun
    This athletic park is located in Yoshihara, Haruno-cho, Kochi City. It features a wide range of sporting facilities including an athletic track and field, a baseball park, a pool, a gymnasium, a shooting range, and an archery range. It also features an open space equipped with play equipment such as a 100-meter long roller slide, 3.4 kilometers of cross-country courses, and Sports Palace Haruno, which features a hotel and a restaurant.
  • Yutorisuto Park Otoyo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Nagaokagunotoyochou Nakamuradaiou 4037-25
    This camping ground is located in Nakamuradaio, Otoyo Town, Nagaoka County. In addition to tent sites, cottages, and log houses, the camp also has an RV park for people who are camping in recreational vehicles. Other facilities include an athletic playset, a flower garden, a café and restaurant that serves wild game, a local product shop, and more. Guests can enjoy barbequing or stargazing in the camp’s rich natural setting at an altitude of 750 meters.
  • Kochi Prefectural Ashizuri Kaiyokan Aquarium
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    3.0
    14 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Misaki 4032
    This aquarium is located on the side of Ashizuri Sunny Road in Imashiba, Misaki, Tosashimizu City. The aquarium, which has a theme of “the Waters of Tosa and the Fish of the Kuroshio Current,” is home to around 3,000 fish and aquatic invertebrates representing 200 varieties of sea life. The facility includes a central cylindrical marine tank, which is nine meters wide and six meters tall, a sunfish tank, a multipurpose tank used to raise green sea turtles and spotted seals, a touching tank where visitors can touch sea creatures such as hermit crabs and sea urchin, and more.

    都会の水族館の様に、大きく種類が多くはありませんが、土佐清水近海の魚を中心に、近海の魚類が、かなり揃えられています。こちらでの目玉展示は、やはり、マンボウではないでしょうか。愛嬌あるマンボウを見るだけでも価値はあると思います。また、ネットで、ホームページから割引券をダウンロードすれば、かなりお得に入場することが出来ますので、お忘れなく。

  • Tosa Seinan Great Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunkuroshiochou
    This park is located in Irino, Kuroshio Town, Hata County. It is equipped with a range of athletic facilities including a natural turf athletic field, a soccer field, a track, a gymnasium, a baseball park, tennis courts, and a skate park. The park, which is located along a sandy beach, also features a Seaside Culture Zone in which there are facilities such as a camping ground, cycling road, accommodations, and a diner.
  • Irino Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunkuroshiochou Irino 1- B
    "Located an approximately 50-minute drive from the Shimantocho-Chuo Interchange on the Kochi Expressway, this beach has sand that stretches for about four kilometers and is about 200 meter wide. Also known as Tsukimigahama, it has been selected as one of the Japan's 100 Best Beaches. Many events are held here, such as the ""T-shirt Art Exhibition"", in which the sandy beach itself is regarded as a museum and about 1,000 t-shirts are exhibited on the sandy beach. With the sandy beach in the background, there is a Japanese black pine forest called ""Irino Matsubara"" and a camping ground, and it is full of tourists who come to enjoy swimming and surfing in the summer."
  • Hokigamine Forest Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Kamishi Tosayamadachouhirayama
    The only forest park in Kochi Prefecture, you can see not only a view of Pacific Ocean but also the Shikoku mountain range, Kochi Plain and Kacho Plain from the summit. The park is crowded with people enjoying flowers such as wild grasses and flowers, birdwatching, hiking and camping.
  • National Muroto Youth Outdoor Learning Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Murotoshi Moto Otsu 1721
    This campground is in Muroto City, Kochi Prefecture, and is surrounded by green nature on a plateau 300 meters above sea level, with a view of the Pacific Ocean and cape Muroto. The location, embraced by sea and mountain, is perfect for nature exploring, sports, and other outdoor activities. In winter, it's also great for stargazing.
  • Karaoke Chimi Poncer
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Tenjinmachi 8-11
  • Darts feel MOON
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Kochi-shi Kitakawazoe 45-3-1F East side

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The largest of Shikoku's prefectures, Kochi is endowed with some of the island's most exceptional sand beaches lining the Pacific Ocean, which narrows into the Shimanto-gawa, a huge river that stretches 196 kilometers into the prefecture, passing verdant mountains and hosting countless riverside activities. Whether you're a pilgrim or not, Kochi's 16 Buddhist temples that make up one leg of the Shikoku Pilgrimage are worth a visit, particularly Chikurin-ji for its five-tier pagoda.

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