Other Natural Terrain Spots in Kochi Area

  • Ioki Cave Fern Colony
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Akishi Ioki
    This cluster of ferns grows wild inside Ioki Cave in Ioki, Aki City. Seven varieties of fern grow in mass inside the natural cave, which was formed by marine erosion. The valuable cluster has been designated as a national natural monument for the large number of varieties that coexist there.
  • Tatsukushi
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi
    This scenic spot is located in Tatsukushi, Tosashimizu City. Coastal erosion by wind and waves results in a rock formation called honeycomb, and visitors can enjoy geologically significant rocks and beautiful views. The Tatsukushi Coast was designated as Japan’s first “underwater park” (currently called “marine parks”) and is also home to Japan’s largest Shikorosango coral cluster. Visitors can enjoy diving, swimming, and even taking a ride on glass-bottomed boats that allow passengers to observe the underwater life from above the waves.
  • Kono Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Kami-shi Kahokucho
  • Nagasawanotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Takaoka-gun Tsunocho
  • Nishikumakeikoku
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Kami-shi Monobecho Kubo Kage

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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