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  • Ino-Cho Paper Museum
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Agawaguninochou Saiwaimachi 110-1
    The Ino-Cho Paper Museum is a specialist paper museum located approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Ino Station (on the JR Dosan Line). The Museum was opened in 1985 with the aim of helping to revitalize the production of Tosa Washi (Tosa traditional handmade paper), one of Japan’s traditional handicrafts. The permanent exhibitions include displays on the history of Washi traditional paper, the related cultural traditions, the materials and tools used to make Washi paper, etc. There are also papermaking demonstrations and opportunities to try your hand at making paper yourself. Special exhibitions are held on ongoing basis. It costs 400 yen to have a go at making two sheets of colored paper or eight postcards in the Papermaking Experience Corner. The papermaking experience activity takes around one hour; groups of 10 or more people are requested to book in advance.

    Can across this museum by chance as we were staying nearby in Ino, but I would highly recommend a visit if you are nearby. This delightful museum tells the history and process of making washi paper...

  • Shimanto Study & Play Museum (Akitsuio)
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    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Gudou 8055-5
    This facility is composed of a dragonfly museum and a freshwater aquarium. There, visitors can learn about a variety of subjects including the place of drinking water, global warming, and nature conservation through the lens of dragonflies and fish from around the world. Each of its fun exhibits, which are focused on the Shimanto River, has a message that is useful in everyday life.
  • Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunshimantochou Utsuigawa 1458-1
    Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto is a museum housed in the gymnasium of the former Utsuigawa Elementary School which closed in 2009. There are many pieces on display such as Kaiyodo’s world famous figures, plastic models and garage kits. The huge Catalan ship is an impressive sight. There is also a diorama classroom where visitors can make mini-figurines.

    I am not a hobbist but it brings back some nostalgic moments of ultra man..worth a visit. my wife loves it. amd fancinating art work of miniatures.

  • Kochi Literary Museum
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Marunouchi 1-1-20
    Kochi Literary Museum sits proudly at the foot of the hill on which Kochi Castle is situated. The displays, which are arranged both chronologically and by theme, include materials relating to, and works by, approximately 40 authors and literati with links to the Kochi area, ranging from Kino Tsurayuki—the author of the Tosa Nikki (“Tosa Diary”), which is the earliest surviving literary diary written in Japanese—to modern authors such as Hiro Arikawa. The Kochi Literary Museum has adopted a unique approach to its permanent exhibitions, holding rotating exhibitions that feature both authors whose anniversaries are being commemorated, and exhibitions on authors who have recently become a focus of interest. Every visit to the Museum is sure to provide an opportunity to learn something new about literature. Kochi Literary Museum also has a special commemorative room dedicated to the physicist and essayist Terada Torahiko, who was born in Kochi, and a special exhibition on the world portrayed in the literary works of Miyao Tomiko, with displays of manuscripts, letters, pictures and other important materials.

    Kamochi Masuzumi, a nameless philosopher, used to live in Tosa, one generation earlier than Bakumatsu or the Meiji restoration. He died 5 years after Perrys visit to Japan. A display in the Kochi...

  • Aqua Farm Muroto Deep Sea Water
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Murotoshi Murotomisakichou 3507-1
    This deep sea water intake facility draws and distributes 4,000 tons of deep sea water per day. The facility is equipped with panel screens and video to introduce visitors to the world of deep sea water. It is also available for purchase.
  • 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).
  • Kochi Castle Museum of History
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
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    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.

    Might be worth a look for nonJapanese tourists, certainly worth a look if you or your partner read Japanese . There were some stamps and astronmy cards for kids, but it probably is not the best...

  • Shikoku Automobile Museum
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    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.

    小さな自動車博物館でしたが・・・ 往年の名車がずらりとありました。 個人的に大好きな時代の車に時間がたつのを忘れるほどでした。

  • Aki Tourist Information Center
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Kochi Aki-shi Yanomaru 1-4-32

    竜馬パスポートの青色から赤色への変更手続きができる施設と 案内があったので、利用させていただきました。 国道沿いの広い駐車スペースのある施設で便利でした。 施設内には、各種のパンフレット類も豊富に置いていて 良かったです。 お土産類もありますが、これは普通かも。

  • RYUGADO MUSEUM
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Kami-shi Tosayamadacho Sakakawa
  • Yokokurayama Natural Forest Museum
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Ochicho Ochihei 737-12

    たまたま立ち寄った博物館。全く下調べしないで行ったので、坂の途中の駐車場に素直に駐車したが、平日だったため、空きがあり、建物側でも良かったことを後で知り。 館内は、一部をのぞいて撮影可。 歴史から自然から芸術から、幅広い収集とゆとりある展示。 よくある「地方のなんとなく博物館」とは一線を画した素晴らしい博物館に関心。

  • Sakawa Geology Museum and Institute
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Sakawacho Ko 360

    今から45億年前の地球の誕生から現在までの壮大なスケールでの旅が2時間余りで体験できました。 各地質時代の代表的な化石、特に佐川町から見つかった化石が多数展示されています。 また、恐竜の卵の化石やマンモスの牙の化石などもあり、興味深深でした。

  • Former Yamauchi Residence’s Nagaya Exhibition Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Kochi-shi Takajomachi 1-3-35
  • Roadside Station Kiramesse Muroto Whale Museum
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Kochi Muroto-shi Kiragawacho Hei 890-11

    Excellent museum, wish there was more English there. Great view spot Nice sea just outside the place and good place to eat, next door.

  • Sukumo History Museum
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Kochi Sukumo-shi Chuo 2-7-14 Sukumo Bunkyo Center 3F

    鉄道駅からはやや遠いです(私は知人の車で訪問)。事前知識なかったのですが、吉田茂が宿毛出身だったんですね。建物も結構立派だったし、近くに旧林邸などもあるので、セットで訪問するのが良いと思います。

  • Treasure House Otoyo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kochi Nagaoka-gun Otoyo Cho Ananai 2210
  • Kajigamori Astronomical Observatory
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    Kochi Nagaoka-gun Otoyo Cho Sagayama 1248-3
  • OHARA TOMIE MUSEUM OF LITERATURE
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
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    Kochi Nagaoka-gun Motoyamacho Motoyama 568-2

    本山城跡に行った後に都合により寄りましたが失礼ながら誰かも知りませんでした。正直採算が非常に気になりました。

  • The Seashell Gallery
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Kochi Tosashimizu-shi Tatsukushi 23-8

    ガラスに展示上はホコリだらけで虫の死骸がまるで展示物のように沢山あります。お客さんは私たちを含め6人 忙しそうには見えなかったですが、受付の方もチケットを渡すだけの淡々とした作業。。 貝はとても綺麗でしたが、もう一度行きたいとは思いませんでした。

  • Nagaodori Center
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Kochi Nankoku Shinohara 48

    国の特別天然記念物の「おながどり」を実際に見学できます。1羽ずつ縦長の箱に大切に入っていました。尾は、長くて黒くてつやつやして、とても美しかったです。

Kochi Main 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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