Beautiful Destinations In Kochi

Scenic places worth visiting in Kochi Prefecture. Kochi, belongs to Shikoku Region and spreads out east and west, has many breathtakingly beautiful views in rich nature. Then, we selected the best ones from 'special places to travel in Japan' that were posted in City's Pride by travelers who have actually been there.

Yasui Valley

It's the best view spot in Yasui valley. You can visit here more easily than others and the way to the falls is beautiful and full of minus ions.

This limpid stream is one of the clearest water in Japan. It is the beautiful nature enough to be fascinated.

Nikobuchi

A waterfall basin 'Niko-buchi' belongs to the branch of Niyodo River whose water quality is the most beautiful in Japan. The very clear water like emerald is called Niyodo Blue, and here is a popular place to see it. Though the path is severe, you can meet the mysterious scenery!

Muroto Geopark

The sand and mud were piled up, became the layered rock, then they had taken much time to be pushed up to the ground. This Turbidite is a place you can touch things once in the seafloor, and it's like an art of nature.

You can enjoy and learn workings of the earth at Nuroto Geopark. A subtropical plant 'Akou' takes root on the earth and the branches stretch with strong power of life, you can see here. It's like a world of Ghibli movie 'Castle in the Sky'.

Monet's Garden Marmottan In Kitagawa Village

In Japan, there're some places called Monet's Garden, but the only one allowed officially by the head country France is here in Kitagawa Village in Kochi. Wisteria has reached the best time to see, and the beautiful view of the world has come to a crest♪

Ioki-do Cave

Ioki-do Cave in Kochi is a place you can see the gregarious ferns designated as a National Treasure. Once you walk into the cave, you are enclosed with green, and another world opens in front of your eyes.

Ryuga-do

Ryuga-do limestone cave has a history of 175million years, and beautiful scenes made up by the nature. It's called one of the three biggest limestone caves with Akiyoshi-do in Yamaguchi and Ryusen-do in Iwate.

Shikoku Karst Godan Kogen Highlands

One of the three biggest karsts in Japan, Shikoku Karst is located at more than 1000m above the sea level, and has magnificent nature. Among this area, Godan-kogen Highlands is the most beautiful spot where you can see Ishizuchi Mountain and panoramic view of karst. And, don't forget, cattle!

Shikoku Karst Tengu Kogen Highlands

One of the three big karsts in Japan, Shikoku Karst lies in 1400 meters above, which is the highest, and spreads both Ehime and Kochi. On the side of Kochi, Tengu Kogen (Highlands) has lush pampas grass and limestone rocks, the mountain chain in the behind. You can enjoy the great nature in the sky!

Hakusan-domon

The southernmost of Shikoku, Ashizuri Point has a natural gate called Hakuzan-domon that was formed by wave erosion. Its scale is one of the largest in Japan, and designated as a Natural Monument in Kochi.

Ashizuri Misaki Point Observatory

Michelin recognizes this scenery to be worth dropping in! The arched horizon over the Pacific Ocean makes me feel being on the earth. If I had grown up with such a magnificent scenery, I might have become like Ryoma Sakamoto…

Iwama Chinka-bashi Bridge

There're many subsiding ('chinka' in Japanese) bridges across Shimanto River that is called the last clear stream in Japan. Among them, Iwama Chinka Bridge is specially popular. Flowing water is so clear that it produces tasteful scenery together with the bridge above the water.

Kochi Castle

There're many exhibitions on each floor, and you can get the fine view of Kochi town from the castle top.

Katsurahama Beach

The beach is kept in good repair, and the shining horizon looks very romantic and beautiful from here. Good for a date.

Wadatsumi Shrine

A shrine for the maritime safe and love achievement. When you visit Katsurahama beach, stop here, too.

Hayataka Shrine

Climb up from Wadatsumi Shrine, there's a small shrine like a secret place. From here, you can see the superb view.

O'odou-yama Observatory

Kashiwa-jima Island is said to be a paradise at the westernmost of Kochi Prefecture and its clean and emerald ocean is very popular. This observatory can command the whole view of the island. The view of the paradise island was breathtaking.

Shin Kashiwa-jima Ohashi & Kashiwa-jima Bashi

Kashiwa-jima has got into the topic of SNS and the media very much since this year. These two bridges are the first place where you should take pictures. The sea is so beautiful and clear that the seafloor can be seen. I can't say nothing but I wanted to know earlier!

Kan'non Stone

Near Kashiwa-jima, there's a stone most similar to Kan'non Image (the Goddess of mercy) in Japan. About 30 meters tall Kan'non Stone like putting her hands flat together. I was surprised at the strong scene of the standing cliff on the Pacific Ocean.

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