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Yakatabune Sightseeing Boat Spots in Kochi Area

  • 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 River Houseboat Cruising Service, Nattoku
    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.

Kochi Main 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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