Top Things To Do In kochi

Special Things To Do to travel in kochi Prefecture that Japanese travelers and locals recommend.



The Emerald Waterfall Basin Of A Most Beautiful Niyodo River

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!

Exact A Spectacular Scenery Of Blue! A Mysterious Basin

Niyodo River running in Kochi has won the first prize of the clearest water in Japan many times. For the blueness of water, it's called 'Niyodo blue' in recent years and 'Niko pool' is a representative spot of Niyodo blue.

Monet's Garden Marmottan In Kitagawa Village

Wisteria Makes It More Beautiful. Only One 'Monet's Garden' Allowed To Use The Name In The World

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♪

Kashiwa-jima Bathing Beach

Swim In The Kashiwa Blue! A Paradise At The Remotest Place In Shikoku

Kashiwa-jima Island is located at the westernmost of Kochi Pref. People say the clear emerald sea isn't worse than Okinawa's, or more like the Mediterranean. It was not easy to go there, but I could enjoy like being a paradise.

Yasui Valley

The Hiryu Falls in Breathtaking Beautiful Green World

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.

Miracle Water Quality and One of the Best in Japan

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

O'odou-yama Observatory

Scenic Observatory For A Panoramic View Of A Paradise At The Tip Of Shikoku

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.

Shikoku Karst Tengu Kogen Highlands

Grand View Of The Highest Karst In Japan

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!

Muroto Geopark

A Mysterious Tree At Muroto Geopark You Can Enjoy The Earth

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'.

The Nature's Art 'Turbidite' That Once In The Seafloor

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.

Kan'non Stone

Unbelievable Natural Beatty Of 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.


One Of The Three Biggest Limestone Caves In Japan! Beautiful Objects That You Never Think They Were Made Naturally

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.

The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden

In A Photogenic Greenhouse! The Orchid Exhibition Wrapped With Fascinating Fragrance

In a greenhouse with the lush tropical plants, you can enjoy the elaborate displays of gorgeous flower 'orchid'. Whatever you take pictures in the greenhouse, they're all photogenic! What's more, I want you to enjoy the perfume-like sweet fragrances that are original for orchid.

Enjoy Walking Like A Jungle! A Greenhouse With Many Plants & Flowers

A greenhouse of Makino Botanical Garden opened in 2010. It's an enjoyable place throughout a year because it's warm of course in winter. You can enjoy walking in a jungle zone with a waterfall, a water garden with tropical fish swimming in the pond, and so on. It's like a jungle exploration!

Shikoku Karst Godan Kogen Highlands

The Most Scenic Spot In Shikoku Karst

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!

Shin Kashiwa-jima Ohashi & Kashiwa-jima Bashi

Two Photogenic Bridges Across The Paradise At The Tip Of Shikoku

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!

Iwama Chinka-bashi Bridge

A Scenic Subsiding Bridge Crosses The Japan's Last Clear Stream

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.


The Largest Scale In Japan! Very Powerful Sea Cave Standing At A Point

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.

Sata Subsiding Bridge

Subsiding Bridge On The Clearest Shimanto River And The Peaceful Scenry

Shimanto River is said to be the clearest river in Japan. There're some subsiding bridges, such as Sata Bridge, that sink in the water when the river goes up. You can walk on the bridge, and also cross it by car! Shimanto River is so clear!

Ioki-do Cave

Overwhelming Green World! Gregarious Ferns Designated As A National Treasure

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.

Kochi Organic Market

Saturday Market In Kochi! Japan's First Organic Market

Japan's first organic market started in Kochi, 2008. Lovely shops get together! The local vegetables grown with no agricultural chemicals, healthy sweets with no food additives, breads and buns of natural yeast and handmade goods. Let's visit the lovely market that colors your Saturdays.

Ashizuri Misaki Point Observatory

Michelin Green Guide ☆☆ Strong But Beautiful Place Of The Southernmost In Shikoku

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…

Kochi Castle

A Fine View Of Kochi Town From A Donjon

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

Wadatsumi Shrine

A Red Point In The Blue Sky, A Shrine Built On A Cape

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



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