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  • Kongofuku-ji Temple
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    4.0
    109 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Ashizurimisaki 214-1
    Kongofuku-ji Temple is a Buzan school Shingon Buddhist temple located in Tosa-Shimizu City near the southernmost point in Shikoku. The temple’s formal name is Sada-zan Fudaraku-in; it is the 38th temple visited on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. It is situated halfway up a hill, looking out over Cape Ashizuri. According to legend, the temple was founded in 822 when the monk Kukai carved a statue of Senju Kannon (Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, with One Thousand Arms) here on the orders of the Saga Emperor. In the Heian period, the Kongofuku-ji Temple was visited by large numbers of Kannon worshippers; visitors to the temple during this period included emissaries from the consort of the Go-Fukakusa Emperor, and the poet Izumi Shikibu.

    The famous temple 38 on the Shikoku pilgrimage route, revered place of contemplation and blessing. I particularly enjoyed the wild rock garden and the smaller shrines and images of the Buddha sound...

  • Shimanto Iyashi no Sato, Shimanto Iyashi no Yu
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    4.0
    98 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Shimoda 3363
    This hot spring spa is a part of the Shimanto no Yado inn in Shimoda, Shimanto City. In addition to hot springs, the spa (which is open to day bathers) also features medicated baths and open-air seawater baths. Other facilities include Shunsai Ryori Sanzenkai, a restaurant offering regional cuisine featuring the flavors of seasonal flavors of Shimanto, as well as the café and bar Bodaiju.

    Location is peaceful, close to ocean. Hotel itself looked fine, even artistic. However, the room was tired, dated, old. It appears to be 40 year old everything in the room. Decently maintained, but...

  • Ajigekijo Chika
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    4.5
    53 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Nakamurashinmachi 1-39-2
    This izakaya (Japanese-style pub) is located in Nakamura Shinmachi 1-Chome, Shimanto City. It offers a diverse menu featuring regional cuisine made with freshwater shrimp and other ingredients from the Shimanto River, seafood including skipjack tuna, moray eel, and whale, dishes featuring Shimantodori chicken, and more. One of the pub’s appeals is its elaborate interior, which features theater-inspired fan-shaped counters on the first-floor and seats on the second-floor in which you can get a view of the kitchen on the first-floor through the atrium and the dishes are served from the first-floor using a pulley system.

    This was the best meal we had at any restaurant in Japan for three weeks. On a recommendation from the hosts of our accommodation we went to Chika and were absolutely thrilled. We tried their...

  • Shimantoya
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Yamachi 2494-1
    This souvenir shop is on the bank of the Shimanto River in Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture and contains a restaurant on the second floor. It opened in 1967. The first floor sells processed goods such as natural eel, shrimp, sweetfish, and seaweed from the Shimanto River, which is said to be Japan’s last remaining limpid river. The chef, who is also a river fisherman, offers dishes such as grilled eel and rice, natural salt-grilled sweetfish, fried river shrimp, and other local cuisine. Depending on the season, you may be able to sit outside on the terrace and gaze at the river while you eat.

    Luckily I could have limited available chacoal grilled “Tennen” eel (not farmed eel) which is cooked as Kansai style, however, a bit over cooked but still very tasty. Restaurant located on 2F with...

  • Roadside Station Nabura Tosa Saga
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunkuroshiochou Saga 1350
    You’ll find this rest stop along National Route 56 in Kuroshio Town, Hata County, Kochi Prefecture. It is popular for its delicious bonito. The facility contains a food court that is well-known for its “seared (tataki) bonito burgers,” and there’s also the “seared bonito set,” “Kuroshio bonito rice bowl,” which is topped with bonito roasted over a straw-fueled fire, “bonito cutlet curry,” and more. The rest stop also hosts bonito roasting demonstrations and a farmer’s market that offers fresh fish, vegetables, and more, making it perfect for taking a break during a drive or doing some shopping.

    ここ道の駅なぶらは、お食事のカツオのたたきが、とても美味しく、近くによるならば、必ず食べたいお店ですが。この横の売店も、忘れてはなりません。明神丸が、お店を出しているのですが、カツオのたたきや、1パック200円の、マグロ丼、カツオ丼なども、とても美味しいので、お土産に是非どうぞ。

  • Roadside Station Otsuki
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunotsukichou Hiromi 2610
    This roadside station is located on the side of National Route 321 in Hiromi, Otsuki Town, Hata County. It offers the town’s local products including fresh fruits and vegetables harvested each morning, fresh fish, and side dishes. Other offerings include soft-serve ice cream made with local milk, strawberry shaved ice featuring strawberries grown on the on-site farm, and more. The station’s restaurant offers meals made with local ingredients, coffee made with beans roasted locally with Binchotan Charcoal, and more. The station, which features a park equipped with a large playset, also hosts Coral Illumination in Otsuki event during the winter.

    Had to stop here on the way to and from Mount Fuji. They have coffee, pastries and small lunch options. Another great feature is unlimited free water before you get to Mount Fuji. I suggest you take...

  • Manjiro Footbath
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kochi Tosashimizu-shi Ashizurimisaki
    When Kobo Daishi founded Kongofukuji Temple about 1,200 years ago, legend says that he soaked away his exhaustion at natural hot springs bubbling up from the mountain stream here in Ashizuri Onsen Village. Disturbance caused by a major earthquake about 150 years ago stopped the spring, but the current Ashizuru Onsen Village opened in 1999. The outdoor baths and foot bath opened to celebrate its tenth anniversary offer a view of Hakusan Natural Arch, designated Natural Monument in Kochi Prefecture. for a soothing place of rest.

    万次郎足湯(まんじろうあしゆ)は、高知県土佐清水市足摺岬(こうちけんとさしみずしあしずりみさき)にある温泉だ。 無料で足湯を楽しめる。 この日は足摺岬の遊歩道を散策した。 その後、万次郎足湯にやってきた。 入館は無料だ。 入り口を入ってすぐに、温泉大明神がある。 右手に、足湯。 ガラス越しに、白山洞門が見える。 万次郎足湯は、白山洞門のビューポイントでもある。 足湯に入ってみた。 ちょうどい...

  • Ashizuri Kuroshio Marketplace
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Shimizu 932-5
    This facility, lined with various restaurants and shops, was built in Tosashimizu City, Kochi Prefecture to promote its tourism and local fish products. One can taste the fishes fostered by the kuroshio currents, the fresh fish caught the same morning or evening, prepared as sashimi or donburi dishes. You can taste and purchase the fisherman’s Ryoshi Miso made from the recipe handed down for many years by fishermen. Various workshops and activities are offered including bonito braising, whale watching, and the “Be a Fisherman” experience.

    食事の内容が嗜好に100%合っていないことは何年も前から一緒ですが、より酷いのがその場所、きょう日の時代に、畳で座って座卓で食事??いい加減にしろよ!と云いたい。何を考えているのか?昭和の中頃じゃないんだよ、平均的日本人の平均的生活様式に合わして、当然、椅子・テーブル席とすべきじゃないのか?こんな姿勢で狭い場所に詰め込んで食事させるなんて・・・これなら一人100円でも高いと云わざるを得ない。御遍路...

  • Roadside Station Yotte Nishi Tosa
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Nishitosaekawasaki 2410-3
    This roadside station standing next to Shimanto River, the river that is said to have the last clear stream in Japan, is in Nishi Tosa, Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture, on National Route 441. Produce such as natural Ayu sweetfish and eel caught in the Shimanto River and locally grown organic vegetables and rice harvested in the mountainous areas are sold. In the facility, there is an Ayu market, where you can buy freshly cooked Ayu sweetfish grilled with salt, a market selling produce directly from the farmers, a cafeteria, and an observation deck, as well as a café where unique Shimanto sweets can be enjoyed.

    Clean Michinoeki, excellent location near the Ekawasaki Station. The restaurant inside the Michinoeki did a very good lunch using local produce and the selection of fresh local products in the shop...

  • Roadside Station Bios Ogata Hinataya
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunkuroshiochou Ukibuchi 953-1
    This is a roadside rest station along National Route 56 in Kuroshio Town, Hata County, Kochi Prefecture. It is at a great location about one minute walk from the ocean and visitors can enjoy resting, shopping and eating overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The cafeteria’s specialty is the “seared bonito burger”. There are also a variety of dishes that use ingredients from Kochi’s mountains and the sea such as “mackerel cutlet set meal” and “bonito miso chazuke (boiled rice in soup)”. At the wholesale store, seared bonito, local vegetables, dried products, town specialty products, and ice creams are sold.

    黒潮町にある道の駅ビオスおおがた内の食堂、ひなたやにやって来ました。 建物に入り、お土産やさんの奥にお店はあります。 広々としたナチュラルテイストの和の空間。 朝7:00過ぎくらいに行くと、先客1名でしたがすぐに貸切状態で利用できました。 モーニングメニューは、7:00〜11:00まで 圧倒的に気になった、卵かけごはん600円と名物のカツオたたきバーガー単品300円を頼みました。 卵かけご...

  • Iroriya
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kochi Hata-gun Kuroshiocho Irino 558-2
    This udon shop celebrated its 40th anniversary in October of 2018. It's famous for being the first shop in Japan to offer Shimanto Ao-nori Udon. The shop makes every effort to use only seasonal local ingredients, selected with the utmost care, and offers udon made with skill to bring out their ingredients.

    釜揚げうどんや、カレーうどんなど、食べてみたいメニューは多い。 クルマが無いと行きにくい場所にあるので、クルマで通る予定があれば、是非立ち寄りたいお店。

  • John Mung Museum
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Yourou 303
    This history museum is located in Yoro, Tosashimizu City. It features exhibits about Nakahama Manjiro, also known as John Mung, a Tosa native known for being one of the first Japanese people to visit the United States. In addition to learning about the life of Nakahama from exhibits that utilize wall graphics and projections, visitors can also enjoy a number of other attractions including taking photos with trick art depicting the sea. The museum also features the restaurant Kaifu Shokudo.

    こから黒潮に流されて漂流して生きて戻れたと思うと凄いなと実感! しかし万次郎が住んでいた家が想像よりも小さく住みづらいかと感じました。

  • Tatsukushi Glassbottom Boat, Tatsukushi Marine Sightseeing
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Tosashimizu-shi Misaki 4135-2
    This glass bottom boat is where you can take a trip under the sea and see the sights of Minokoshi with your clothes on. It is located in Ashizuri Uwakai National Park, and you can enjoy the marine ecology of Tatsukushi Marine Park. Under the influence of the warm Kuroshio current, you can enjoy the reef-building coral and the sea treasure trove inhabited by tropical fish. It operates at any time without reservations.

    テーブルサンゴは、高確率で見る事ができます。 問題は雨で、雨が降ると濁ってしまいます。 9月初旬の午後、雨が降った少し後に行きました。 ところどころ若干濁ってましたが、満足です♪ 船の揺れは、風が弱かったのでそれほど揺れませんでした。気分が悪くなったりはしませんでした。

  • Kuroshio Ichibankan
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunkuroshiochou Saga 374-9
    This seafood restaurant is located in the Kuroshio-cho area of Hata County, Kochi Prefecture. There is a market right next to the store, so you can taste dishes made from freshly caught bonito. All menu items are fish dishes, and you can enjoy a rich variety of meals made from fresh fish. In addition, you can experience making bonito tataki using the warayaki traditional cooking method (reservations required).

    カツオの藁焼き体験ができ、焼いたものがその場で頂けるということで行ってみました。2名での体験だったのでさばくのはなしで、焼くだけということでしたか、砂漠自信がなかったので十分でした。新鮮でおいしく、親切で楽しい体験でした。ボリュームたっぷり、忘れられないお食事になりました。

  • Farmhouse Restaurant Shaenjiri
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Nishitosakuchiyanai 76
    This farmhouse restaurant is near the entrance of Kuroson Keikoku Gorge located in Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture. Visitors can enjoy a buffet style lunch of local cuisine that offers mainly dishes using an abundance of locally harvested vegetables, rice and sushi, fried foods, and traditional small dishes of Japanese flavored vegetables or seafood. The dishes are painstakingly made by lively mothers without using chemical seasonings, and are nutritious with a gentle taste. Additionally, seasonal ingredients such as edible spring wild plants, summer sweet fish and river shrimp, winter boar and crab can be enjoyed.

    lots of local foods. no english explanation though i tried all dishes. most of them were vegetables. when its sunny day, outside seats seems great.

  • Shimanto River
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kochi Prefecture Tsuno Town, Yusuhara Town, Nakatosa Town, Shimanto Town, Shimanto City
    With its source high up in the 1,336 meter peaks of Mt. Irazu, a watershed of 2,270 square kilometers and a length of 196 kilometers, the Shimanto River is the longest river in Shikoku. Known as the last clear stream in Japan on account of there not being any dams the river still has much culture which links the people to the river such as the distinctive chinkabashi, or sinking bridges, designed so as not to be washed away in times of flood, as well as the various kinds of smoked fish which have resulted from the fishing in this area. The Shimanto River, blessed with a wide width and large volume of water, is gaining popularity as a Mecca for water sports such as canoing, boating, and wind surfing.

    This is the place where we went to do our shopping in order to cook at our rented place. We could find everything we needed there. The place is a small city and it is quite nice to walk around.

  • Shimanto City Museum
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Nakamura 2356
    This history and culture museum is located inside Tamematsu Park in Nakamura, Shimanto City. It is located at the ruins of Nakamura Castle, the castle of Yamauchi Yasutoyo, the younger brother of Yamauchi Kazutoyo, the lord of Tosa. It features exhibits related to the history and culture of the area along the Shimanto River, as well as ancient manuscripts, artwork, and more. The castle tower portion of the museum’s building, which is designed to look like a castle, features an observation deck with a sweeping view of the city.

    為松公園には幾つもの駐車場があるようだが、四万十市立郷土博物館をカーナビに入れたら、車がすれ違えないような道だった。

  • 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...

  • Kisetsu Ryori Taniguchi
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Nakamuraohashidori 4-50
    This venerable Japanese restaurant is located near city hall in the center of Shimanto City. Guests can enjoy regional cuisine such as salted seared skipjack tuna and sea lettuce tempura made with local seasonal ingredients. The restaurant also has sets featuring Shimanto City’s delicacies that are gaining popularity.

    亀の手、チャンばら貝、ゴリ。中村ならではの地元味。刺身盛合せも新鮮でむちゃくちゃ美味しいです。お酒がすすむことまちがい無しです。

  • Kochi Prefectural Ashizuri Kaiyokan Aquarium
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    3.0
    14 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Misaki 4032
    This aquarium is located on the side of Ashizuri Sunny Road in Imashiba, Misaki, Tosashimizu City. The aquarium, which has a theme of “the Waters of Tosa and the Fish of the Kuroshio Current,” is home to around 3,000 fish and aquatic invertebrates representing 200 varieties of sea life. The facility includes a central cylindrical marine tank, which is nine meters wide and six meters tall, a sunfish tank, a multipurpose tank used to raise green sea turtles and spotted seals, a touching tank where visitors can touch sea creatures such as hermit crabs and sea urchin, and more.

    都会の水族館の様に、大きく種類が多くはありませんが、土佐清水近海の魚を中心に、近海の魚類が、かなり揃えられています。こちらでの目玉展示は、やはり、マンボウではないでしょうか。愛嬌あるマンボウを見るだけでも価値はあると思います。また、ネットで、ホームページから割引券をダウンロードすれば、かなりお得に入場することが出来ますので、お忘れなく。

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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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