Welcome to Kochi Prefecture! Located on the Shikoku island and facing the Pacific Ocean, Kochi is the gathering place for surfers from all over Japan. The Muroto area of its rugged coast has earned UNESCO Global Geopark status for its geological formations. The clear Shimanto River is often named “Japan’s best kept secret,” and the historical Kochi Castle is considered the most intact Japanese castle. Kochi Prefecture is also known for its pristine rivers, fresh local delicacies and rich history. One of Japan’s most famous samurai, Ryoma Sakamoto, was born here and loved by many for his kindness and democratic principles. Kochi is most easily accessed by plane or trains in Shikoku.
Kochi is a less touristy place full of stunning nature, history, and delicious food. Make sure to check the view of the Pacific ocean, the fantastic place to camp—Shimanto River, popular eating spot—Hirome Ichiba, and Kochi Castle.
The prefectural capital with extremely well-preserved castle
Prefectural parks with gorgeous gorge
The most pristine river in Japan
We arrange a wide array of meal choices for you, from Japanese traditional set meals, all you can eat, to local and seasonal specialties. Join us in exploring the taste of Japan!
Different regions have their own traditional recipes and agricultural farming system. Many of the regional dishes can only be tasted in the original area they came from.
Katsuo no Tataki
Kochi Prefecture boasts the number one consumer of bonito (skipjack tuna) in Japan. Bonito is commonly served tataki-style by searing the outside and leaving the inside raw. It is lightly broiled, sliced, and served alongside spring onions, ginger, garlic, and seasoned with salt or soya sauce with vinegar and citrus. The fish meat is extremely juicy, flavorful, and slightly sweet.
Kochi Yuzu Sake
Even among the Japanese, Kochi is known as being “saké country.” Kochi’s locally brewed sake is praised for their dry and smooth quality, as it goes well with the local cuisine (bonito and mackerel). Recently, saké-based liquors have become popular in Japan, and flavors using Japanese citrus fruits produced in Kochi like yuzu and naoshichi are particularly drawing attention. (Image via Visit Kochi)
Whether this is your first time visiting, or returning, make sure to participate in these unique activities, that cannot be done elsewhere!
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