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  • Godai-san Observation Platform
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Godaisan
    This observation platform is located on the summit of Godai-san (Mt. Godai) in the eastern part of Kochi City. There are spectacular views of Kochi City, Urado Bay and Kochi Harbor. With 250-degree panoramic views, this is one of the best observation platforms in Kochi Prefecture. It is also popular as a spot to enjoy Kochi City’s nightscape. The observation platform is easily reached by bus from JR Kochi Station.
  • Sadachinka Bridge
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    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Sada
    The Sadachinka Bridge, a typical “chinka”, or sinking bridge, able to sustain flooding on the lower parts of the Shimanto River, is the longest of the more than 40 so called sinking bridges on the Shimanto River boasting a length of 291.6 meters and a width of 4.2 meters. In order to prevent being washed away during high floods, these submersible bridges were built without railings. Visitors can enjoy the pleasant feeling of the cool breeze as they cross the bridge on foot with many tourists coming to visit throughout the year.
  • Cape Muroto Lighthouse
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    Kouchi Pref. Murotoshi Murotomisakichou
    This lighthouse is the symbol of Cape Muroto, which juts out into the deep-blue sea. The contrast between the chalk-white lighthouse and the vast ocean expanse is gorgeous, making it a popular spot for taking in the view. The lens has a diameter of 2.6 meters making it one of the largest in Japan. Every year on the Sundays before and after November 1st, a “Lighthouse Festival” is held and the interior is opened to the public.
  • Yokonami Kuroshio Line
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    Susaki City, Kochi Prefecture
    This road offers breathtaking scenery as it snakes for nearly 19 kilometers along the ridges of Yokonami Peninsula, which features a rias coastline. You can enjoy a sweeping view of Uranouchi Bay and the Shikoku Mountains, and the observation deck along the route offers a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean and inner bay.
  • Cape Ashizuri Lighthouse
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    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Ashizurimisaki
    Standing 18 meters tall on the tip of Cape Ashizuri, this chalk-white lighthouse is one of the largest in Japan, shining 460,000 candelas worth of light. The observation deck offers a breathtaking panoramic 270-degree view. Witnessing the grandeur of the Pacific Ocean from here really makes the curvature of the earth stand out.
  • Ashizuri Underwater Aquarium
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    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Tatsukushi
    Out past the western edge of the Tatsukushi Coast within Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park is the only at-sea lookout tower in the Shikoku/Chugoku region. The interior features 60 centimeter-diameter round windows in all directions, providing you with a glimpse at the sea floor seven meters underwater. You can often see colorful coral and tropical fish, as well as migratory fish like sardines and silver-striped herrings in some seasons. The facilities also include a restaurant with a view of Tatsukushi Coast, and a souvenir shop offering local specialty goods, making this a great place for tourists to take a break in the middle of a long drive.
  • Katsuma Chinka (Sinking) Bridge
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    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Katsuma
    This bridge is located in Katsuma, Shimanto City is one of a number of ''sinking bridges'' designed to sink during high water built along the Shimanto River. The scenery created by the river, its sinking bridges, and the nearby mountains is symbolic of the Shimanto River. This particular 171.4-meter-long, 4.4-meter-wide sinking bridge is notable for its three-legged piers.
  • Kiragawa Historic Streets
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    Kouchi Pref. Muroto-shi Kiragawacho Ko 2200-1
    Kiragawa-cho, Muroto City is a neighborhood that has retained its Meiji era townscape. Lined with merchant houses, storehouses, and other period buildings, it was the first district in Kochi Prefecture to be designated as a National Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings. The district is notable for its plaster walls, “mizukiri” drainage tiles, and its “ishiguro,” stone masonry outer walls built to protect homes from typhoons.

    In comparison with other old towns, Kiragawa is a small village. Nonetheless, there is a certain atmosphere here which we liked very much. We were there on a quiet morning. It was very peaceful...

  • Kawabata Symbol Road
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    Koji-cho, Susaki City, Kochi Prefecture 1
    A road following Prefectural Route 310 in Susaki City. The about 800-meter-long road follows a stream and has a wlaking path, and in spring visitors can enjoy the area’s avenue of blossoming cherry trees and moss phlox. In winter, colorful lights are hung and a candlelit Christmas event is also held.
  • Iwama Ohashi Bridge
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    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Nishitosaiwama
    This bridge is located in Nishitosaiwama, Shimanto City. The 120-meter-long bridge is one of several sinking bridges along the Shimanto River designed to be submerged when the water rises. It is an especially popular place to take photographs even among the sinking bridges, which have come to become symbolic of the Shimanto River's scenery. The bridge is frequently featured in posters, videos, and other media.
  • Iwama Chinka Bridge
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    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Nishitosaiwama
    This bridge is in Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture. Designed to submerge when the river rises and to have as little impact on water flow as possible, it stands out for its lack of guard rails. It was built in 1966 and is 120 meters long. The surrounding scenery is particularly lovely, making it the most popular of the 47 “sinking bridges” along the Shimanto River.
  • Iwakishokudou
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    Kochi Pref. Shimanto City Nishitosa-tsunokawa647-5

    仲間と川下りの途中に寄りました。四万十川で採れた川エビやゴラ(魚)はめちゃくちゃ美味しかったです。特にゴリ丼はオススメです。

  • Odoutenboudai
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    Kochi Pref. Hata County Otsuki Town Issai213
  • Kousanjishiminnomoritenboudai
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    Kochi Pref. Shimanto City Sakamoto
  • Shimantogawatonishitosaohashi
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    Kochi Pref. Shimanto City Nishitosa-ekawasaki
  • Nakabakyukeijo
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    Kochi Pref. Shimanto City Nishitosa-nakaba
  • Sakawa Town Yamasaki Memorial Astronomical Observatory
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    Kochi Pref. Takaoka County Sakawa Town Higashigumi2215
  • Nishitosatentaikansokujo
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    Kochi Pref. Shimanto City Nishitosa-mochii1101-5
  • Yutorisuto Park Sansoukajigamoritenmondai
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    Kochi Pref. Nagaoka County Otoyo Town Sagayama1248-3
  • Kouchikenritsugeiseitenmongakushukan
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    Kochi Pref. Aki County Geisei Vil. Wajiki Kou4668-1

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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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