Coast / Beach Spots in Kochi Area

  • Katsurahama Beach
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Urado
    This is one of the places of scenic beauty which is representative of Kochi Prefecture. It is a popular venue for viewing the moon as it commands a view over Tosa Bay, and “Yosakoi” (traditional Kochi dance) melodies are also sung. At Katsurahama Beach, The Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum and a statue of the leader to which Tosa gave birth at the end of the Edo period, Sakamoto Ryoma as he calmly gazes in the direction of the Pacific Ocean and there is also a monument of the literary figure, Omachi Keigetsu. The Katsurahama Kangetsusai Festival is held around the time of the “Chushu no Meigetsu” (Harvest moon).
  • Ikumi Beach
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Akiguntouyouchou Ikumi
    This coast located along the Tosa Higashi Highway in Ikumi, Toyo Town, Aki County is well known as Shikoku's biggest surfing spot. Surfers come from outside the prefecture for its great waves. Many surfing competitions are also held here.
  • Minokoshi Kaigan Coast
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Tatsukushi
    This is a spot of picturesque scenery of strange rocks of various sizes eroded by the sea and wind. It is said that the origin of the name comes from the words of the high priest Kobo Daishi (Kukai) when he once trained in Shikoku. Due to the rugged landscape he missed seeing the sight, “Minokoshita” in Japanese. There are walkways in the surrounding area, and visitors can see strange rocks including Mermaid Palace and Love Rock up close.
  • Irino Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Hata-gun Kuroshiocho Irino
  • Omuronohama
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunshimantochou Okitsu
  • Kotogahama
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Aki-gun Geiseimura Wajikiko
  • Haginohama
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Tosa-shi Usacho Usa
  • Akadomari no Hama
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Hata-gun Otsukicho
  • Oki Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Tosashimizu-shi
  • Moto Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Muroto-shi

Kochi Areas


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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