Sightseeing Spot Spots in Kochi Area

  • Nikobuchi
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    Kouchi Pref. Agawa-gun Inocho Kiyomizukamibun
    This plunge pool is located in Kiyomizukamibun, Ino Town, Agawa County. Located along the Edagawa River, a tributary of the famously clear Niyodo River, the pool is known as a spot for enjoying the beautiful “Niyodo Blue” surface of the Niyodo River. The pool, which shines blue in the sunlight, is considered a sacred spot by locals. There is also a legend about a large snake associated with the pool.

    Gorgeous pool with a stunning waterfall on a tributary of the Nyodogawa River . You can see where the expression Niyodo Blue comes from. The walk down to the pool is quite tricky, but it seems like...

  • Sugi-no-Osugi Japanese Cedar
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    Kouchi Pref. Nagaokagunotoyochou Sugi 794
    This large cedar tree, a Special Natural Monument of Japan, is located on the grounds of Yasaka Shrine in Sugi, Otoyo Town, Nagaoka County. Some 60 meters tall, the tree is actually comprised of two separate trees referred to as Minami Osugi (''south large cedar'') and Kita Osugi (''north large cedar'') respectively. It is also known as the Meoto Sugi (''married cedar'') and the Shusse Sugi (''success cedar''). Legend has it that the tree, estimated to be around 3,000 years old, was planted by the Shinto deity Susanoo-no-Mikoto. Many people visit to pray for better fortune or for luck in marriage.

    杉の大杉は、日本一の大きさを誇る杉が祀られている神社で、境内に資料館があります。昔ながらの農機具や明治?大正期の資料があり、地味ですがそれなりに見応えがありました。

  • Shimanto Astronomical Observatory
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    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).
  • Matsuo Japanese Sea Fig
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    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Matsuo
    This large wild sea fig (Ficus superba) is located on the grounds of the Matsuo Tenmangu shrine in Matsuo, Tosashimizu City. The sea fig, a subtropical evergreen plant that is a member of the mulberry family, is also known as the “strangler fig” for the way it starts as a parasite on another tree that it eventually kills as it grows. This particular tree is over 300 years old and has been designated as a national natural monument.
  • Kuwanokawa Toriisugi
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    Kouchi Pref. Nankokushi Kuwanokawa
    The Kuwanokawa Toriisugi is two cedar trees standing either side of the approach leading to the Kuwanokawa Jishu Shrine. The branches of the trees extend out horizontally about five meters above the ground making it look like a shrine gate hence its name, Toriisugi, which literally means “cedar shrine gate”. It has been designated as a Natural Monument of the Prefecture, and it is said to bring good luck with regards to marriage.
  • Yasunami Water Mill Village
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    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Yasunami
    Built by Nonaka Kenzan, the chief retainer of the Yamauchi Family from the Tosa Clan, the water mill was installed to guide water from irrigation ditches to the rice fields. The area surrounding the water wheel are now being maintained as a park, and visitors can see up close the sight of the water wheels carrying water. There are about 450 hydrangeas planted along the waterway, vividly coloring the rural landscape with waterwheels.
  • Kanzaiko Senmaida Rice Terraces
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Yusuharacho Kanzaiko
    An example of agricultural craftsmanship developed by life in a mountain village. Yusuhara-cho ranges from 220 to 1,455 meters above sea level. There is little flat land, so the farming there makes use of the mountain sides. Kanzaiko's Senmaida Rice Terraces get their name from the many rice fields rising up the slopes.
  • Marionette Clock
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Harimayacho 1
    A clock on the eastern side of Harimaya Bridge. Hourly from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Kochi Castle appears at the top of the clock, Yosakoi dancer dolls appear at the bottom, Harimaya Bridge to the right, and Katsurahama Beach to the left—all to the tune of Yosakoi bushi folk music. The clock's illuminated at night.
  • Kuroson Gorge
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    Kochi Shimanto-shi Nishitosaokuyanai
    The gorge along the Kuroson River, considered the Shimanto River’s most beautiful tributary. Covered in a forest of kuma sasa bamboo and old growth beech, it's beautiful in any season but particularly wonderful in the fall with its colorful foliage. The best time to see the leaves is from early to mid-November. A hike to Mt. Hachimen and Mt. Sanbongui takes about three and a half hours.
  • Nyuta Willow Forest
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    Kochi Shimanto-shi Nyuta 2985
    A roughly two-kilometer stretch of natural willow forest along the Shimanto River, the “last clear stream in Japan.” The scenery is stunning in spring when about 10 million yellow rapeseed flowers burst into bloom. The small flowers are lit up at night, creating a magical ambiance. An annual Rape Blossom Festival is held from early to late March.
  • The Camphor Laurel Tree of Otani
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    Kochi Susaki-shi Otani Suga Jinja Keidai
    A camphor tree on the precincts of Suga Shrine at the foot of a mountain about 300 meters north of Nomi Fishing Port in Susaki City. One of the largest camphor trees in Shikoku, it is about 25 meters high and about 25 meters in circumference at the base. It's estimated to be 2,000 years old and has been designated a national Natural Monument. A shinto deity called Kusukamisama is enshrined in the hollow trunk; you can step inside and try praying for health.
  • Shirataki no Sato, Sato no Chaya
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    Kochi Tosa-gun Tosacho Aikawa Takasu
    A teahouse located at about 750-meters above sea level in the Shikoku Mountains. It has facilities for training courses, sports, camping, workshops, and accommodation. Have a BBQ while taking in the seasonal countryside scenery. Okawa black beef on rice and local Tosa Hachikin chicken and egg on rice come recommended.
  • Kochi Park
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Marunouchi 1-2-1

    時間の都合もあり、先に高知城へ。その後、公園を軽くブラブラ。いい感じの紅葉にも満足して、そろそろ腹が減ってきました。

  • Issai Rest area
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    Kochi Hata-gun Otsukicho Issai

    柏島の展望場所といえば大堂山が有名だがあちらは行くのが大変です。一方こちらはかつての県道沿いにあるので道も険しくなく手軽にいけます。アクセス道路もいまはトンネルが開通したおかげで休憩所前の道はほとんど車が通らず静かな環境になりました。展望台からは柏島が良く見えます。

  • Todoronotaki
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    Kochi Kami-shi Kahokucho Inono Yunoki
  • Sameurako
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    Kouchi Pref. Tosaguntosachou Tai
  • Kuroson Riv.
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    Kochi Shimanto-shi Nishitosaokuyanai
  • Ajisai Kaido
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Harunocho Hiroka Chiku-ku
  • Kochi Prefectural Kagamino Park
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    Kochi Kami-shi Tosayamadacho Miyanokuchi
  • Shima no Kawa Valley
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    Kochi Prefecture Takaoka-gun nakatosa Onomi

Kochi Areas

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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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