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River Spots in Kochi Area

  • Shimanto River
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Prefecture Tsuno Town, Yusuhara Town, Nakatosa Town, Shimanto Town, Shimanto City
    With its source high up in the 1,336 meter peaks of Mt. Irazu, a watershed of 2,270 square kilometers and a length of 196 kilometers, the Shimanto River is the longest river in Shikoku. Known as the last clear stream in Japan on account of there not being any dams the river still has much culture which links the people to the river such as the distinctive chinkabashi, or sinking bridges, designed so as not to be washed away in times of flood, as well as the various kinds of smoked fish which have resulted from the fishing in this area. The Shimanto River, blessed with a wide width and large volume of water, is gaining popularity as a Mecca for water sports such as canoing, boating, and wind surfing.

    This is the place where we went to do our shopping in order to cook at our rented place. We could find everything we needed there. The place is a small city and it is quite nice to walk around.

  • Niyodo River
    Travel / Tourism
    Hidaka Village, Takaoka-gun, Kochi Prefecture
    This class A river flows through Kochi Prefecture. The river flows 124 kilometers from its source in the foothills of Mount Ishizuchi?, the tallest mountain in west Japan, before spilling into the Pacific Ocean. Known as one of the clearest of all the rivers in Japan, the color of its glittering clear blue water is referred to as Niyodo Blue. The river's watershed is dotted with numerous scenic spots including Yasui Gorge, Nakatsu Gorge, and Nikobuchi.
  • Kuroson Riv.
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Shimanto-shi Nishitosaokuyanai
  • Kagami Riv.
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Kochi-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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