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Kochi, on Shikoku Island, is quite rural. In fact, 85% of the prefecture is covered in forests. This lush, green area is perfect for adventurers and is famous for exciting outdoor activities. Shirahama Beach is popular for swimming and surfing. From Cape Muroto you can go on whale-watching cruises or walk the trails for unparalleled views from the rocky cliffside. Kochi City, the prefectural capital, is small and casual with a welcoming atmosphere, historic sites, a feudal era castle and it was the hometown of Sakamoto Ryoma. Sakamoto-san played an important role in the transition from the Edo to Meiji eras. Inland you can enjoy hundreds of kilometres of camping, canoeing and kayaking along the Shimanto-gawa, one of the only natural, undammed rivers in Japan. There are many beautiful temples in the mountains, valleys and towns of Kochi, and they are all a part of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage, otherwise known as the Hachijuhakasho.

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Kochi Castle

Kochi Castle, built in 1603, was used by the Tosa clan during the Edo period.Read more

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Hirome Ichiba Market

This market is in downtown Kochi and is made up of over 60 shops. The market was opened to spread the knowledge of Kochi's food, friendliness and a...Read more

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Katsurahama Beach

Katsurahama is a beach where the statue of Sakamoto Ryoma, prominent Tosa samurai of the Edo period, is located.Read more

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Ryuga Cave

The Ryuga Cave is a roughly 4-km, 175 million year old limestone cave with a walking tour to see the various rock and mineral formations inside.Read more

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Kiyotaki-ji Temple

Kiyotaki-ji Temple, located in Kochi, is the thirty-fifth temple of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.Read more

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    Nichiyo Ichi

    Nichiyo Ichi, or Sunday market, has been held for over 300 years and local producers sell vegetables, fruits, plants but also hardware and antiques.Read more

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    Kochi Station

    Kochi-shi is the largest city of the prefecture and has many historical landmarks, such as Kochi Castle.Read more

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