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Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise Spots in Kochi Area

  • Whale Watching in Usa
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Ogata Whale Watching
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • 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.
  • Shimanto River Sightseeing Boat Senba Roman, Matsuhiroya
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Shimanto-shi Nyuta 2-1
  • Muroto City Whale Watching
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Muroto-shi Sakihamacho 1600-63
  • Tatsukushi Glassbottom Boat, Tatsukushi Marine Sightseeing
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    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Tosashimizu-shi Misaki 4135-2


  • Montbell‧Outdoor‧Challenge Shikoku Yoshino
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Nagaoka-gun Motoyamacho Motoyama 521-1

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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