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  • Ogata Whale Watching
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    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunkuroshiochou Irino 227
    Ogata Whale Watching is based in Kuroshio Town. Visitors are taken out to sea on boats captained by experienced fishermen, with the chance of seeing pods of Bryde’s Whale and Common Dolphins. The period between late April and late October is the best time to see whales and dolphins, with the period from late November to late March being the off-season. The boats depart from Irino Fishing Harbor in Kushiro Town. Irino Fishing Harbor is about 20–30 minutes’ walk from Tosa-Irino Station. The boat trip takes around four hours; tickets must be booked at least three days in advance.
  • Nishijima Horticultural Park
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Nankokushi Hataeda 600
    A fruits and flowers tourist farm in Nankoku City, Kochi Prefecture, where visitors can enjoy sweet melons and watermelons all year round. About 200 kinds of tropical flowers including bougainvillea and hibiscus, carnivorous plants and cactus, etc. are cultivated and on display in the nursery house, and there are many potted plants for sale too. Strawberry picking is possible from January through to early June with the large, sweet benihoppe and sachinoka varieties on offer. Their specially made fruit jams, such as strawberry jam and melon jam are popular as souvenirs.

    It is a very nice place to visit. Kids are also love to visit here. A numerous number of plants are found in this garden.

  • Kuroshio Kobo
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    5.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunnakatosachou Kure 8009-11
    At the Kuroshio Kobo you can enjoy a workshop learning how to cure freshly caught fish, and to straw-braise bonito, a local delicacy. One can try their hand at shaving and packing the bonito in the beginner’s course, while the intermediate course challenges one from filleting a whole bonito through to the packing method. At the food court, you can enjoy all the local dishes prepared from Central Tosa products.

    お土産屋と藁焼きカツオたたき体験ができます。予約しとくのがいいと思います。曜日によってはやってない日もあります。

  • Whale Watching in Usa
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    Kouchi Pref. Tosashi Usachou Usa Hashida beach 2752 - 7
    Popular with visitors for providing close-up views of marine animals such as dolphins and whales, The Whale Watching departs from Shiokaze Park. The period from July to September offers the best chance of encountering these creatures, so visitors are encouraged to time their visits for these months.
  • Niyodo River Houseboat
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunhidakamura Honmura 209-1
    This houseboat operates out of Honmura, Hidaka Village, Takaoka County. It is the only pleasure boat that operates on the Niyodo River, which is known as “the Miraculous Stream” for the high quality of its water. Passengers can enjoy viewing the beautiful “Niyodo Blue” surface of the river and the surrounding nature from the boat. It is also possible to enjoy a Niyodo River bento box on the boat if you make reservations in advance.
  • Shimanto Gakusha
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Nishitosanakaba 408-1
    This experience-based learning facility is located on the side of National Route 441 in Nishitosanakaba, Shimanto City. Located in a renovated former elementary school, it offers accommodations that include guest rooms inside converted classrooms and a bungalow. It offers a variety of river-based activities to enjoy including canoeing, fishing, river hiking, snorkeling, and more. There are also exclusive programs such as stargazing parties just for people staying at the facility.

    Shimanto River is serene. We stayed at Shimanto Gakusha, which was a guest house converted from an abandoned primary school. We stayed there for kayaking, which was a great experience for us. The...

  • Shiman Torocco
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    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunshimantochou
    This tourist train operates on the JR Yodo Line between Kubokawa Station in Shimanto Town, Takaoka County, Kochi Prefecture and Uwajima Station in Nishiki-machi, Uwajima City, Ehime Prefecture. The trolley-style train, a modified freight car, offers passengers direct views of the Shimanto River and other scenic sights along the railway. There are even guides who provide information about the sights. Passengers can also buy souvenirs onboard the train.
  • Umaji Shinrin Railway and Incline
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Akigunumajimura Umaji 3564-1
    This forest railway is located in front of Community Center Umaji in Umaji, Umaji Village, Aki County. The roughly 300-meter-long railway is a 2:3 scale reproduction of the forest railway that was once used to carry lumber here. The top of the steep incline offers a sweeping view of the surrounding scenery.

    天気もよく、坂を下り馬路温泉に車を止めて坂を上ると目の前に森林鉄道があり、週末と祝日しかやってないみたいです。 木でできた切符をもらい歩いても行ける距離を二周回ってくれます。 そよ風も心地よく、川の流れも綺麗でお子さんにはとても喜ばれると思います。

  • Tatsukushi Sightseeing Steamboat
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Pref. Tosashimizu City Tatsukushi 19-10
    This sightseeing boat operates off the Tatsukushi Coast in Misaki, Tosashimizu City. Designated as Japan’s first “underwater park” (currently called “marine parks”), this region of ocean is home to Japan’s largest Shikorosango coral cluster. The coast also has many beautiful views and for strange rock formations. The glass-bottomed boat allows visitors to observe the underwater life from above the waves.
  • Green Park Hodono
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Agawaguninochou Shimizu Hodono
    This environmental learning center is located in Kiyomizukamibun, Ino Town, Agawa County. It is equipped with bungalows and camp sites, a learning center, an outdoor stage, an open space, and other facilities. Visitors can enjoy activities such as playing park golf on the course or making Baumkuchen cakes. In addition, visitors can commune with nature by taking a walk or enjoying athletics in the vast “Moma no Sumu Mori” (flying squirrel forest).
  • Yakatabune Shimanto no Ao
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Misato 1446
    This houseboat operates in the Shimanto River. The reception desk and boat dock is located in Misato, Shimanto City. Passengers can choose from various courses including the regular services, which depart every hour, charter courses, and courses featuring demonstrations of traditional Shimanto River fishing techniques. There are also seasonal courses such as the firefly viewing course offered from late May to early June. Passengers who make reservations in advance can also enjoy cuisine featuring the fruits of the Shimanto River onboard the boat.
  • Shimanto River Houseboat Cruising Service, Nattoku
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Tadenokawa 67-1
    This tourist boat operates in the Shimanto River. Its approximately hour-long regular services depart every hour from the boat dock located on the side of National Route 441 in Tadenokawa, Shimanto City. Passengers can see scenic sights such as the “Onigafuchi no Iwa” as well as seasonal sights such as Kishi azaleas and fireflies. Passengers who make reservations in advance can also enjoy bento boxes onboard the boat. Reservation-only gourmet charter courses are also offered.

    四万十川の中流域の高瀬沈下橋から勝間沈下橋あたりをゆっくりと舟に揺られながら眺められる至福の時。舟から見る四万十川の広大さと清らかな流れは、満足感たっぷりでした。

  • Tosawashikougeimurakuraudo
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Agawaguninochou Kashiki 1226

    紙の博物館から仁淀川沿いに景色を眺めながら、10分ほど車で走るとお洒落な外観の建物が見えてくる。 ココが宿泊施設も完備した「土佐和紙工芸村くらうど」です。 この建物の中にあるレストランがQRUDと言うフレンチレストラン。 時々ランチを食べに寄りますが、なかなかリッチな気持ちで時間を過ごすことが出来ます。

  • Shikoku Karst Kogen Hobokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Takaoka-gun Yusuhara Nagano
  • Yuki ke Minebokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Kamishi Tosayamadachousano
  • Coral Fruit Otsuki Nojo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Hata-gun Otsukicho Kashiratsudoi
  • Okitsu Youth Travel Village
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunshimantochou Okitsu 2135
  • Ashizuridaidoshizenkyuyorin
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Ashizurimisaki
  • Tengu Kogen Shizenkyuyomura
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Takaokaguntsunochou Yoshiuno Otsu
  • Okawa Pleasure Boat Kawa Outbound
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Shimanto-shi Unoe

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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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