Kochi Prefecture is a nature-rich prefecture located in the southern part of Shikoku. There are many places where you can enjoy beautiful views while enjoying wonderful moment with your spouse.

Shimanto River

Shimanto River is 196 km long, and is said to be "the last clear stream in Japan”. There are many Chinka bridges on the Shimanto River. A Chinka bridge is a bridge designed with low or no railing in anticipation of being sunk when the water rises. The Chinka bridge is also famous as a photography spot. The magnificent mountains, Shimanto River, and the Chinka bridges makes spectacular sights from various angles. Activities such as canoeing, rafting, and snorkeling are also available at Shimanto River.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Shimanto River
  • Street Address: Shimanto, Kochi
  • Access: 1 hour and 40 minutes from Kochi Station to Nakamura Station
  • Wi-Fi: Not available
  • Language: Only Japanese
  • Ticket: Free
  • Credit cards: Not accepted

Katsurahama

Katsurahama is an arched sandy beach famous as a moon viewing spot in . There is a 13.48 meter-high Sakamoto Ryoma statue in Ryuzumisaki. Sakamoto Ryoma is a famous Busho (military commander), and many Sakamoto Ryoma fans visit Katsurahama. There are many sightseeing spots in the area such as Katsurahama Aquarium and Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum, which will keep you and your spouse entertained.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Katsurahama
  • Street Address: Katsurahama Urado, Kochi
  • Access: About 35 minutes by Tosaden Kotsu Bus bound for Katsurahama from Harimaya Bridge
  • Wi-Fi: Not available
  • Language: Only Japanese
  • Ticket: Free
  • Credit cards: Not accepted

Hakusan Domon

Hakusan Domon, located down the steep stairs that go from Ashizurimisaki through the promenade, has a heart shaped cavity due to ocean currents. It is a highly recommended honeymoon spot as by experiencing the strength of nature together can deepen the bond between you and your spouse. There is also a nearby foot bath, which you can use to relax after a long walk.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Hakusan Domon
  • Street Address: Ashizurimisaki Tosashimizu, Kochi
  • Access: 2 hours 55 minutes from Kochi Station via Nakamura Station
  • Wi-Fi: Not available
  • Language: Only Japanese
  • Ticket: Free
  • Credit cards: Not accepted

Eat the Famous Shamo chicken in Kochi

Shamo is a breed of chicken which Kochi is famous for it. It is also well-known for being a favorite of Sakamoto Ryoma, who originated from Kochi, and is said to be "the taste that Ryoma loved". "Shamo Nabe" (hotpot dish using Shamo chicken), which appears in the popular Japanese historical novel "Ryoma Goes His Way" (written by Ryotaro Shiba), is an excellent dish which you should give it a try. To get a taste of authentic Shamo chicken dish, we recommend "Shamo Den" of the Hirome Market, a restaurant that offers a wide variety of Shamo dishes.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Shamo Den
  • Street Address: 2-3-1 Obiyamachi Kochi
  • Access: 5 minutes by car from JR Kochi Station
  • Wi-Fi: Not available
  • Language: Only Japanese
  • Credit cards: Not accepted

“Katsuo no Tataki”: Representing Tosa

Kochi Prefecture, being one of Japan's leaders when it comes to fishery and seafood, is famous for “Katsuo no Tataki”."Tataki" refers to sashimi made by only cooking the surface of the fish. 

"Myojinmaru" is a restaurant in the Hirome Market famous for this dish. Their “Katsuo no Tataki” has the surface of the sashimi slice grilled with blazing flames, and then eaten with salt.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Myojinmaru
  • Street Address: 2-3-1 Obiyamachi Kochi
  • Access: 5 minutes by car from JR Kochi Station
  • Wi-Fi: Not available
  • Language: Only Japanese
  • Credit cards: Not accepted

Accessibility from Matsuyama Airport to Kochi Airport

Take a bus from Matsuyama Airport to JR Matsuyama Station. Then, take a bus bound for Harimaya Bridge from JR Matsuyama Station, and you will arrive at Kochi Station in about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Accessibility from Kochi Ryoma Airport

It takes about 30 minutes to arrive by airport shuttle bus or taxi from Kochi Ryoma Airport.

In the case of airport bus, get off at Harimaya Bridge (720 yen). From Harimaya Bridge Station, you can arrive at Kochijo-mae Station in 5 minutes by using Tosaden Transit Ino Line.

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