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Beach Bathing Facility Spots in Kochi Area

  • Kashiwa Island Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunotsukichou Kashiwajima
    This beach is located in Kashiwajima, Otsuki Town, Hata County. The currents of the Bungo Channel meet the Kuroshio Current in the waters off Kashiwa Island, which is one of the world's most famous diving spots. The island is visited by many tourists who come from great distances to see its incredibly clear waters, which have been described as looking as if boats were floating in midair.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Shirahama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Aki-gun Toyo Cho Shirahama
    This sandy coastline, with a view of the Pacific Ocean, is on the utmost east end of Kochi Prefecture. On this beach, which is one of Shikoku's top shallow beaches, one can enjoy the roaring winds and waves. During the summer months the beach is set up with showers, toilets, and beach kiosks, and many families come from far and near to enjoy this popular beach. The shoal continues for about 50 meters out, and many visitors are amazed at the ebb and flow of the tide. A campsite is nestled along a section of the beach for those who want to camp near the ocean. The beautiful landscape of this whole coastal area is perfect for enjoying all that the ocean has to offer, and as such, it is designated as the Kochi Prefectural Kannourako Ryokuchi Park.
  • Shimanto-cho Okitsu Youth Travel Village, Okitsu Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Takaoka-gun Shimantocho Okitsu 2135
    A beautiful beach that has been selected by the Ministry of the Environment as one of Japan's 100 Best Bathing Beaches. The shallow seas make it popular with families. Parasols, floats, and body boards are available for rent. It is right in front of the Okitsu Youth Travel Village and there are ample beach houses and camping facilities.
  • Tanezaki Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Kochi-shi Tanezaki
    Kochi City's only swimming beach is located across Urado Bay from Katsurahama with its statue of Sakamoto Ryoma. Kochi is commonly associated with the sea, but there aren't many places that are safe for swimming. The beach is relatively uncrowded, even on summer weekends, so great for spending some leisurely time in the water.
  • Dragon Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Tosa-shi Ryu
    This beach is located on the Yokonami Peninsula, where you can enjoy marine leisure activities. It is very popular especially with families because it is shallow and the waves are calm. When the tide ebbs, tidal pools form on large rocks in the center of the sandy beach, making it an ideal place to observe creatures on the beach. It has free parking, gazebos and bathrooms.
  • Otsuki Ecology Campground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Hata-gun Kuroshiocho Ukibuchi 3554-1
    This campground is in Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park, spreading out along the subtropical sea. The seas of Otsuki are considered a treasure trove of coral even for a national park, and is the only place in the world where 65 different varieties grow in a single sea, and is a rare place to easily get close to a coral reef. You can also try snorkeling, sea kayaking, and relaxing on a private beach at this seaside campground.
  • Udo no Hama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Sukumo-shi Okinoshimacho Moshima
  • Oki Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Tosashimizu-shi Oki
  • Oki no Shima
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Sukumo-shi
  • Kashinishi Kaigan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Hata-gun Otsukicho Kashinoura
  • Kashinishi Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Hata-gun Otsukicho Kashinoura
  • Sakura Hama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Tosashimizu-shi Tatsukushi
  • Hagi no Hama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Tosa-shi Usacho
  • Awa Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Susaki-shi Awa
  • Nashishi Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Nashishi
  • Sumiyoshi Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Konan-shi Yasucho Teiyama
  • Omura Yaiga Hama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Takaoka-gun Nakatosacho Yaiga
  • Saitsuno Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Hata-gun Otsukicho Saitsuno

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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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