Best Tourist Spots In Kochi-shi

Here're best Tourist Spots in Kochi-shi, Kochi. We released a ranking of reviews about Tourist Spots posted by travelers and locals who have actually been to Kochi-shi.

Best Tourist Spots In Kochi-shi [1-9]

1Katsurahama Beach

Katsura-hama is famous as a scenic moon-viewing spot, and said to be loved by Ryoma Sakamoto who is a historical figure who played an active role at the end of the Edo period. It commands the whole view of The Pacific Ocean, and we tour the statue of Ryoma Sakamoto, and some souvenir shops.


A Romantic Beach

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

13.5m statue of Ryoma Sakamoto is on the small hill top. He's a famous and popular great man born in Kochi. The Pacific Ocean looks very beautiful from here.

2Kochi Castle

In spring, Kochi Castle is a popular place to see the cherry blossoms in this prefecture, and many people come and enjoy hanami (cherry blossom viewing). Kochi Castle, one of the 100 best castles in Japan, is decorated by cherry blossoms, and becomes more beautiful than that in other seasons.◎The best season to see is from the end of March to the beginning of April.

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

3Toden Streetcar

An easygoing journey on a streetcar is a goodness of Kochi. It's written 'Austria' because they imported cars from Europe. Enjoy riding on many kinds of cars.

4Hayataka Shrine

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

5The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden

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.◎Held every February with various concept. In 2018, the concept is 'Orchid, Lovely Fragrance'. In winter with less flowers, you can see many flowers only by orchid exhibitions. If you want to take pictures, during morning and till 15:00 is ideal because the sunlight comes into the greenhouse.

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!◎Please check out HP to get the limited exhibitions. These pics were taken at Orchid Exhibition in February.

6Godaisan Park

Godaisan Park, located at an altitude of 140 meters, has a scenic observatory commanding the panorama of Kochi City. And in spring, it's popular as a beautiful place to see cherry blossom. You can enjoy seeing both of the city view and cherry blossoms at the same time.◎The best season to see is from the end of March to the beginning of April.

7Horikawa River

This is a popular 'hanami' spot where the cherry blossoms color the both banks of Horikawa River. Though the trees are surrounded with some buildings, the beautiful scenery of full-bloom at both sides is really worth seeing! ◎The best season to see is from the end of March to the beginning of April. Location: Along Kochi City Culture-Plaza Cul-Port and Horikawa River.

8Wadatsumi Shrine

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

9Kochi 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.◎Parking: available for free Open: every Saturdays 8:00-14:00