In the urban area of Kochi, which is built centered around Harimaya Bridge, there are various stores, souvenir shops, and shops selling things unique to the area.This will be an introduction to recommended shopping spots around Kochi city and the airport.

Obiyamachi Shopping Street: The Representative Shopping Spot of Kochi City

Obiyamachi Shopping Street in the center of Kochi is comprised of four shopping streets: Obiyamachi 1-chome shopping street, Obiyamachi 2-chome shopping street, Ichiban-Gai arcade, and Ohashi-Dori shopping street. There are many types of shops in this shopping area, including local restaurants, souvenir shops, fashion shops, and jewelry shops. In addition, Kochi Castle is also nearby, which has great historical value with its Tenshu from the Edo period, making it a convenient shopping street for sightseeing.

Shop for Classic Souvenirs and Accessories from the Kochi Festival Yosakoi

This shopping street has various shops selling famous confections and accessories from Kochi. Within these, there is “Honiya”, where you can buy costumes and accessories for Yosakoi, a dance-focused festival, and is recommended for those who want to buy unique souvenirs.

Shop from the Finest Jewelry Coral Area: Kochi’s High-Quality Tosa Sango

Kochi is the first place in Japan where corals were discovered. It is well-established as having high-quality corals and has attracted attention from around the world. Because of this, there are shops that process and sell coral throughout the prefecture. In this shopping district, there are also long-established stores of over 100 years such as "Kiyooka Sangoten" and "Yonezawa Sangoten", and stores such as "Ikeda Sangoten" convenient when sightseeing Kochi Castle. Coral, which is one of the amulets in Buddhism, is one of the most suitable Kochi souvenirs.

Spot Information: Obiyamachi Shotengai

  • Street address: 1 chome, 2 chome, and around Harimaya, Obiyamachi Kochi
  • Access: Minutes from Hasuikemachidori Station, Harimayabashi Station, Horizume Station, Ohashidori Station, etc. (Varies by store)

Spot Information: Honiya

  • Street address: 2-2-4 Obiyamachi Kochi
  • Access: About a 3-minute walk from either Horizume Station or Ohashidori Station
  • Business Hours: Weekdays from 10:00 to 19:30, Saturdays and public holidays from 10:00 to 20:00

Spot Information: Kiyooka Sangoten

  • Street address: 2-1-2 Harimayacho Kochi
  • Access: 8-minute walk from JR Kochi Station, a 2-minute walk from Harimayabashi stop
  • Business Hours: 9:00 to 21:00

Spot Information: Yonezawa Sangoten

  • Street address: 1-3-15 Harimayacho Kochi
  • Access: 4-minute walk from Harimayabashi stop
  • Business Hours: 10:00 to 18:00

Spot Information: Ikeda Sangoten

  • Street address: 1-10-16 Obiyamachi Kochi
  • Access: About a 2-minute walk from Horizume Station
  • Business Hours: 9:00 to 20:30

Shopping at “Harimaya”: a Souvenir Shop in Kochi established over 110 Years Ago

“Harimaya” is a long-established souvenir shop of over 110 years. The main store is lined with traditional Kochi souvenirs such as Tosa Tsumugi accessories and Katsuo no Tataki. "Kanzashi", which is named after the monk's love song "Yosakoi Bushi", is recommended. On the other hand, located near the main store, the Kyomachi shop at the entrance of the Kyomachi shopping district sells casual souvenirs and Kochi character goods in pop stores.

Spot Information: Harimaya Honten

  • Street address: 1-1-28 Harimayacho Kochi
  • Access: About a 10-minute walk from Kochi Station
  • Business Hours: 9:30 to 21:00 on weekdays, 9:00 to 21:00 on Sundays

Spot Information: Harimaya Kyomachiten

  • Street address: 1-1-25 Harimayacho Kochi
  • Access: About a 10-minute walk from Kochi Station
  • Business Hours: 9:30 to 21:00 on weekdays, 9:00 to 21:00 on Sundays

An Array of Souvenirs from Kochi! You can even buy Limited Edition Items! Shopping in "Kochi Ryoma Airport"

At Kochi Ryoma Airport, there are four stores in the departure lobby where you can buy special products, and two stores in the departure lounge. Each shop has a variety of items such as traditional special products, unique souvenirs, and airport limited products.

"Big Sun": where you can buy a wide variety of Kochi Specialities located in the Departure Lobby

At "Big Sun", starting from Imo Kenpi, there are various Kochi traditional crafts such as fine confectionery, local sake, and jewelry corals. In addition, there are times when limited products from each manufacturer that can only be purchased here are sold.

Convenient when Forgetting to Buy! "ANA FESTA": Shop in the Departure Lounge at Kochi Airport

"ANA FESTA" is a store located in the departure lounge of Kochi Ryoma Airport. In addition to the typical souvenirs of Kochi, there are season-limited Imo Kenpi, sweets limited to this shop, and is a shop that is recommended to stop by when leaving Kochi.

Spot Information: Kochi Ryoma Airport

  • Street address: Kochi, Nankoku, 久枝乙58
  • Access: About 35 minutes by airport bus from JR Kochi Station, about 30 minutes by airport bus from Harimaya Bridge
  • Business Hours: 6:10 to 20:00 (different according to each shop)