Kochi prefecture, located in western Japan with rich forests and blue ocean, can be divided into three areas; the eastern, central, and western areas. Each area has rich nature and cultures.
The eastern area has rich nature and warm climate all through the year. People living in this area have created history with the mountains and seas. In this area, you can experience [Kochi Prefecture] as it is.
The central area has a historic town, with Kochi-jo Castle in the middle of Kochi city and Statue of Sakamoto Ryoma standing on Katsura Hama beach, the well-known moon site. Also, do not forget the [Sunday Market] where an overwhelming number of stalls extend straight towards Kochi-jo castle.
The signature of the western areas is the Shimantogawa River. In this area, you can feel the people's cultures and history with this great river. At Shimantogawa River, also called [Japan's last clear stream], various activities such as canoe experiences and pleasure boats are popular.
Seafood Delicacy of Kochi
- the Great Gift of Nature
Where should we enjoy seafood in Japan now? The answer is Kochi prefecture, as it has tasty local dishes using fresh seafood growing in the great nature and is called [the kingdom of sake] with a wide variety of sake (Japanese alcohol) which go perfectly with their seafood dishes. Kochi is one of the hottest areas you should not miss visiting now.